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News

Campaign season brings opioid bills

WASHINGTON The House dove Tuesday into a two-week vote-a-thon on dozens of bills aimed at opioid abuse, as lawmakers try to tackle a crisis that’s killing tens of thousands a year and to score a popular win they can tout for the midterm electio More...

Has Kentucky now become ‘Mississippi’s Mississippi?’

For decades, Kentucky’s unofficial motto has been “Thank God for Alabama and Mississippi!” Even when Kentucky was in the basement—ranked 48th in its public schools—we had the sweet solace that at least Alabama and Missis More...

Hijacked to Cuba

I’m sitting at my desk at the Pentagon in 1971, thinking about putting in for my Air Force retirement. The talk about peace in Vietnam was still going on. The protesters were still near the Pentagon. More...

Sports

Returning players should boost SEC

Vaught’s Views

After several key returning SEC players withdrew their name from the NBA draft and both Tennessee and LSU got some key late recruits, Blue Ribbon College Basketball Yearbook editor Chis Dortch says he’ll have five or six teams in Blue Ribbon&rs More...

Struttin’ Time:

Hunts have yielded many trophies

I am amazed at the amount of mail, e-mails, texts, and telephone calls I still get from readers of Struttin’ Time.  More...

Gabby’s fishing fever

Crappie fishermen are happy now

Summer crappie season has started well, as several anglers I have talked have caught some nice crappie.  More...

Entertainment

Changes await at Little Shepherd Amphitheater

LITTLE SHEPHERD CELEBRATES ANNIVERSARY — Danielle Slone, 13, of Virgie, Shirley Roberts, 15, of Virgie, and Jeffery Kincer, 13, of Whitesburg, three of the cast members of this year’s Lit More...

Free concerts will double starting this week

The Letcher County Tourism Commission has started yet another concert series in Whitesburg and teamed up with tourism commissions in the city of Pikeville and Pike County to try to keep visitors in the area a little longer this summer.  More...

This buttermilk coleslaw is both hefty and tangy

We wanted a buttermilk coleslaw with crisp pieces of cabbage lightly coated with a flavorful buttermilk dressing that would cling to the cabbage instead of collecting in the bottom of the bowl.  More...

Bikers want Neon to pay them back for high water bills

Although water issues were the main subject at the June meeting of the Fleming-Neon City Council, the council also approved the first reading of their city budget for 2018 and 2019. The second reading will take place at a special meeting at 6 p.m. More...

Police still searching for suspect who fled

The Letcher County Sheriff ’s Department has obtained warrants for a man it says led a deputy on a highspeed chase along the one-lane Pert Creek Road before wrecking and running into the woods.  Deputies said Sherrell Sandlin should be con More...

Columns

Strange but True

• It was French author, philosopher and journalist Albert Camus who made the following sage observation: “Nobody realizes that some people expend tremendous energy merely to be normal.”  • Famously flamboyant country singer More...

Nows Here's a Tip

• “Restore the shine on dull buttons by painting them with a coat of clear nail polish. I’ve renewed the buttons on my cardigan several times this way. More...

SPEAKING OF SOAPS

RECAPS: JUNE 11 – 15   More...

Speak Your Piece

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 More...

Health

Weekly yoga class free, and it’s been here a year already

By SAM ADAMS Five years ago, one would be hard pressed to find anyone in Letcher County who knew what padmasana is. Now between 10 and 30 people take the cross-legged position every Monday night to start their yoga class at the Harry M. More...

Families & Friends

Preacher Bill Craft celebrates 85th birthday

I was thinking the other day about Preacher Bill Craft. Our family came in contact with him when I was a young teenager. He started having church services around Letcher County in the early 70’s or so. More...

LCCHS student receive awards

Awards Day at Letcher County Central High School was held June 1. The scholarships awarded totaled $2,187,515.  Receiving Academic Team Awards were Katherine Braswell, Gavin Sexton, Corey Sparkman, and Brooke Saurer. More...

VIETNAM REUNION

— A reunion of people who served in Vietnam in 1968 and 1969 was held June 1-3 at General Butler State Park in Carrollton. Pictured are (front) Dan Cowan of California, Co. More...

Obituaries

Services set for Donald Lucas

Donald Ray Lucas, 76, died, June 10 at his home at Thornton.  A son of the late David and June Blanton Lucas, he was a brother of the late Charlie Wayne Lucas.  More...

Kyle Whitaker buried in Winchester

Kyle Whitaker, 57, of Winchester, died June 5 at Central Baptist Hospital in Lexington.  He was born Ivan Kyle Whitaker in Winchester to the late Ivan Whitaker and Vada Eldridge Whitaker.  More...

Services set for Nannie Bentley

Nannie Lane Bentley, 77, died June 10 at her residence in Cromona.  She was a daughter of the late Ballard and Loretta Quillen Webb, and a sister of the late Orville Webb and Opal Kincer.  More...