Master of chicken and dumplings!

I have loved chicken and dumplings for as long as I can remember. My mom and over half a dozen of my aunts each had what I would call “signature” chicken and dumplings recipes, meaning no two tasted exactly alike. Points East If I went to a family gathering on Blair Branch and they had “dinner on the ground” and […]

Moments and Memories of WHS

1985 Prom King and Queen The 1985 Junior–Senior Prom was held at WHS’s cafeteria on May 11. The theme was “An Evening in Paradise” and truly it was just that. The highlight of the evening came when Craig Spangler and Candy Crase were crowned Prom King and Queen. Music was provided by Bradley Jones, WIFX radio station. Host and hostesses: […]

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 You harm a person who is helpless; you will be thrown into the sea with a millstone around your neck. . To the […]

Salome’s Stars

Your 7-day horoscope for week of April 1 ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Resist a confrontation with that irksome person. The matter will soon blow over anyway. Meanwhile, channel your high Arian energy into areas with more positive potential. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) The innovative Bovine finds a creative way to resolve a sensitive domestic problem by […]

State lawmakers pass bill to ban abortion method

FRANKFORT For the second straight year, Kentucky’s Republican led legislature passed a measure to impose abortion restrictions despite threats that the action will spark a court challenge. The House finished work Tuesday on the bill to ban a common abortion procedure when women are at least 11 weeks into their pregnancies. The chamber voted 75-13 to send the measure to […]

Jim Boggs dies at 68

Funeral services for Jim Boggs, 68, were held March 21 at Rockvine Baptist Church. Burial was in Green Acres Cemetery at Ermine. A son of the late Dillard Boggs and Mary Ann Hendrix Boggs, he died March 18 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital. Surviving are three sons, Dillard Wade Boggs and wife Chrystal of Millstone, Chad Douglas Boggs and wife […]

Revival set at Pine Creek

A revival will be held next week at the Pine Creek Pentecostal Church. Speakers will be Steve Peake, 7 p.m., April 2; Jeff Slone, 7 pm., April 3; Glennis Morris, 7 p.m., April 4; Donald Harding, 7 p.m., April 4, 5, and 6; and Jack Howard, 11 a.m., April 8. Everyone is invited to attend. Johnny Mullins is the pastor […]


Rogers announces record of decision on federal prison

The Bureau of Prisons has approved a record of decision to place a federal prison in Letcher County. “It is certainly a Good Friday in Eastern Kentucky! I’m thrilled to announce that we have reached a major milestone toward construction of the Letcher County Prison,” US Rep. Harold “Hal” Rogers said Friday. “U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions called me today […]

Effective gun laws next to impossible

School shootings have become so commonplace that many have now turned to gun control as an answer for stopping, or at least preventing, gun violence in not only our schools but society in general. Students of the “school shooting” generation are especially vocal when it comes to gun control, as shown by Saturday’s “March For Our Lives” events. I admire […]

Services held for Betty Terry

Betty Sue Collier Terry, 83, of Eolia, died March 21 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Healthcare Center. A daughter of the late Curtis G. and Polly Colinger Collier, she was the widow of Earl D. Terry. Surviving are two daughters, Rhonda Bailey and husband Jack,and Valerie Sexton and husband Francis, all of Eolia; a brother, Bill J. Collier of Eolia; a […]