2020-12-02

2020-12-02 E-Edition

‘6 inches over and I’d be dead’

City official survives manhole cover tossed from Tenn. bridge

Whitesburg City Councilman and funeral director Larry Everidge nearly ended up on his own embalming table after someone threw a 40-pound manhole cover through the windshield of his SUV as he was driving on U.S. 23. Everidge, 69, was not injured in the incident, but his 2013 Chevy Tahoe had more than $1,000 in damage. “Six inches over, and I’d […]

Return to normal won’t come soon, local doc cautions

65 new COVID-19 cases here

While three new vaccines for COVID-19 might become available to first responders and medical staff by late December or early January, people should not expect life to return to even a semi-normal state for another year, infectious disease specialist Dr. Fares Khater said. Khater, who practices at Mountain Comprehensive Health Corporation’s Whitesburg Clinic, said neither the vaccine nor the drugs […]

Can Wildcats win one for their seniors?

Vaught’s Views

How will Kentucky respond to its recent offensive collapse when it hosts South Carolina Saturday? The Wildcats were outscored 55-0 in the second half by Alabama and Florida the last two weeks and gave up 488 yards while gaining only 77. In UK’s last 29 drives — not counting the Vanderbilt game — that have started in their own territory, […]

Cougars finish promising grid campaign


The Letcher County Central Cougars season was ended by a second-round playoff loss of 50-0 to Johnson Central. The Cougars went 6-2 on the season with both losses coming to the Golden Eagles. Despite the two losses to one of Kentucky’s best football teams and defending state champion, Letcher Central had a great year while overcoming numerous obstacles during the […]

Gabby’s Fishing Fever

Area fishing has remained good

I have seen where a lot of lakes are still doing well for fishing right now. I have seen all kinds of nice largemouth bass being caught on several lakes in Kentucky, Virginia and Tennessee. Before this week’s snow, we have had a mild and warmer than usual late fall, with many folks out getting in all the fall fishing […]

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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 . I agree with the caller who spelled out the problems of overpopulation. So, give credit to the president for putting over a quarter of a million Americans in their early graves, with hundreds […]

New this week: Selena series, ‘Shameless’

Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week. MOVIES — Film history fans will get a meal out of David Fincher’s “Mank,” about “Citizen Kane” screenwriter Herman J. Mankiewicz who is masterfully played by Gary Oldman. Shot in gorgeous black and white, “Mank” transports you into […]

‘Judge Judy’ bailiff deliberates on what to do when show ends

‘Judge Judy’ bailifi is looking for work

Judith Sheindlin has been the sole judge, jury and verbal executioner for the last quarter century on her behemoth TV court show, “Judge Judy.” Her trusted bailiff, Petri Hawkins Byrd, has stood by her side during approximately 12,500 cases, and remembers an instance when he thought she got it wrong. “I told her how I felt about it. And I […]

Kentucky’s Kelsey Waldon covers weighty topics, Neil Young on new album

Audio review


Kelsey Waldon, “They’ll Never Keep Us Down” (Oh Boy) Kelsey Waldon’s “They’ll Never Keep Us Down” is a serviceable homage release, as the proud Kentuckian covers everyone from Nina Simone to Neil Young, and everything from union labor to feelings of freedom. It’s her own voice and artistry, however, that often struggles to shine though. Last year Waldon became the […]