Stormy D. knows how to deal

Porn star Stormy Daniels does not come from any mainstream school of feminism. When a powerful man presses her to have sex, she does not charge harassment. She charges money. Her illicit affair with Donald Trump at a Lake Tahoe resort was wholly consensual. The actress, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, does not say otherwise. She’s an honest woman. […]

Local nurse wins ARH honor

Andrew Fugate, who has three years of service with Appalachian Regional Healthcare as a licensed practical nurse, is one of 13 employees ARH recently honored from across its Kentucky and West Virginia system. ARH said Fugate was honored because of his proven dedication and commitment to exceeding the ARH CARES Standards (Communication, Attentive, Respectful, Environment and Special) at Whitesburg ARH […]

Services held for Linda Hughes

Linda Kaye Richie Hughes, 54, of Neon, died February 28 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital. Born in Perry County to the late Lowin and Jacqueline Tackett Richie, she was a sister of the late Kathy Potter, Brenda Richie, Arnold Richie and Jimmy Richie. Surviving are her husband, Dewayne Keith Hughes; three daughters, Crystal Hill of Whitesburg, Glenda Hughes of Neon, […]

Citizens support solar industry

We are residents of Letcher County, in the eastern Kentucky coalfields. Some of us have worked as coal miners and operators; for others, they are our family and friends. Some of us were born and raised here; all of us have chosen to make it our home. Many of our loved ones have been forced to leave the area in […]

Speak Your Piece

Call 633-7508 from 9 am Tuesday to 9 am Friday. E-m@il address In addition to the telephone and the U.S. Mail, The Mountain Eagle accepts comments to Speak Your Piece by electronic mail. Our address is: mtneagle@bellsouth.net Editor’s Note: While readers are welcome to submit comments concerning the two important elections for countywide offices that will take place here in […]

Mary Lucas buried at Mayking

Funeral services for Mary B. Lucas, 88, were held March 2 in Whitesburg. Burial was in the Haven of Rest Cemetery in Mayking. Born in Letcher County, she was a daughter of the late Robert and Lillie Mae Hall Deaton and the widow of Elijah Lucas. She died February 28 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital. Mrs. Lucas was a member […]

The Way We Were

Clips from available Mountain Eagle pages since our founding in 1907 Thursday, March 8, 1928 What has become the test case for the sale of malt for cooking purposes will be decided in federal court today in Jackson. The issue entered the court system in late February after the manager of the Whitesburg A&P Food Store, Joe Hatcher, was arrested […]

Scholarships being offered

The Letcher County Chamber of Commerce is accepting applications through April 15 for two $500 scholarships available to high school seniors who live in Letcher County and are college-bound or entering another type of post-secondary educational/ training program upon graduation. Selected candidates will be scheduled for a personal interview with the Letcher County Chamber of Commerce Scholarship Committee. The winners […]

Days start off cold, then turn hot

Hello everyone! Once again, how is everything in your little corner of the world? I hope floods and high wind have receded. We had a few nice days that had started off very cold with heavy frost, then in the afternoon you needed air conditioning in the car which I refuse to turn on. Flooding has left so much destruction […]

When Napster ended

In the year 2000, a new company called Napster created something of a musicfan’s utopia — a world in which nearly every song ever recorded was instantly available on your home computer — for free. Even to some at the time, it sounded too good to be true, and in the end, it was. The fantasy world that Napster created […]