What’s new this week

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 — One of the year’s most winning and crowd-pleasing films, “CODA” will arrive in theaters and on Apple TV+ Friday after causing a sensation at a virtual Sundance Film Festival in January. Sian Heder’s movie, which set […]

Sweet Ideas for Easy Back-to-School Breakfasts

FAMILY FEATURES A healthy breakfast can give your student a boost that lasts all day long. Mornings tend to be rushed, but it’s still possible to prepare easy breakfasts that power little learners throughout the school day. Fresh fruit is a breakfast staple, and a nutritious option like watermelon is a sweet way to satisfy hunger (and thirst). As a […]

Kid- Friendly Cuts

It’s no secret that kids gravitate toward fun foods. Watermelon is a versatile fruit that offers plenty of serving options that let kids get hands-on and creative. Slices A classic watermelon slice may be basic, but it does have a few tricks up its sleeve. With the rind on, it’s an instant finger food with a built-in “handle.” Add a […]

Letcher County must be cleaned up. Here are some steps that might help.


We don’t say it often enough, but Letcher County is a truly beautiful place. Climb any mountain and look out across the waves of mountains in front of you, and it’s hard to deny that it is magnificent. People come from all over the U.S., and even the world, to hike our trails, listen to our music, and eat the […]

Is Sen. Paul OK?

As good citizens and good people, it is incumbent on us to care about the health and well-being of our fellow human beings. While we try to be gentle with the questions lest someone accuse of us of being busybodies, there are times that our neighbor or our friend appears to be so ill, we have to ask if something’s […]

Infrastructure bill calls for state to get $1.15 billion in AML funds

Following the U.S. Senate’s passage of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act on Tuesday, advocates from coal communities in Kentucky and elsewhere across the country celebrated the legislation’s historic investments in creating jobs by cleaning up abandoned coal mines. The $11.3 billion in Abandoned Mine Land (AML) funding, which includes $1.15 billion for Kentucky, would be a massive increase compared […]

Voters really do want order on the border

With law and order looking like it will be a leading issue in the 2022 midterm elections, that desire for order extends to the border. Democrats should know this: The surge in undocumented migrants at the border could kill them at the polls. President Joe Biden has not always put forth a convincing message that he’s intent on stopping the […]

Political Cartoon

The Way We Were

Clips from available Mountain Eagle pages since 1907.

FRIDAY AUGUST 12, 1921 More than 4,300 Letcher County voters went the polls Saturday to cast their ballot in the 1921 primary election for county offices. As for the losing candidates, The Mountain Eagle says, “Out of the mouth of the Bullhole vituperations and cursing, moans and screams are spewing. While the deeps are silent the shallows murmur.” The Rockhouse […]

Thunder beneath the mountains

The horrible methane gas explosions in mines too numerous to cite individually, were a constant threat in the early years of coal mining. One such explosion in Scofield, Utah, on May 1, 1900, resulted in the deaths of 200 miners. Across the nation, pockets of methane gas and coal dust ignited in various ways claimed the lives of thousands of […]