Stars draw large turnout here

UK FOOTBALL GREATS Tim Couch (left) and Benny Snell Jr. signed autographs at the CANE Kitchen in Whitesburg on Tuesday as part of an event hosted by Appalachian Regional Healthcare and the University of Kentucky Gill Cardiac and Vascular Center. Hundreds lined up to see the two and get their autographs. (Photo by Sam Adams)

Jonah Mitchell succumbs at 85

Jonah Mitchell, 85, of Fenton, Mich., formerly of Somerset, died March 11. Services will be held at a later date with arrangements by Sharp Funeral Homes, Fenton Chapel, 1000 W. Silver Lake Rd., Fenton, Mich. Tributes may be shared at www.sharpfuneralhomes.com.


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Tiller has mind of its own

The wind chill never got above 26 on Wednesday, March 6, and the ambient temperature never quite made it up to freezing, but that didn’t stop my brother, Andy, from tackling the garden. In fact, I’m pretty sure the temp was still in the upper teens and there was a skiff of snow on the ground when he went outside […]

Senate panel OK’s pay cut for technology chief

A bill that would slash the salary for Kentucky’s chief technology official by about $175,000 cleared another hurdle Tuesday as the Republican-led legislature moved closer to rolling back a six-figure pay raise awarded by GOP Gov. Matt Bevin. The measure advanced by the Senate Appropriations and Revenue Committee takes aim at Charles Grindle’s salary as the state’s chief information officer. […]


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It was time to take this step

With several pieces of pending legislation having a direct impact on their jobs, teachers were out in large numbers at the Capitol last week, and their unified voice was more than just heard through the marbled halls; it was making a difference. It is not uncommon for educational bills to dominate a legislative session, but over the last couple of […]

Adkins: I’m the candidate who can beat Bevin

Speaking to an enthusiastic crowd of both Democrats and Republicans in Letcher County this week, eastern Kentucky native Rocky Adkins said he is the only candidate running for governor who can defeat incumbent Matt Bevin in November. Adkins, the 59-year-old minority leader of the Kentucky House of Representatives, was in Whitesburg Monday night for a public fundraising event held at […]


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The Way We Were

Clips from available Mountain Eagle pages since our founding in 1907

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