February 14, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Fleming-Neon escapes floods this time around

While much of eastern Kentucky and southwestern Virginia have been inundated by flooding from heavy rains, the City of Fleming- Neon was relatively unaffected in the past week.  More...

News

Senate committee OK’s alcohol-licensing bill

A Senate committee has passed a measure to preserve the status quo in determining how many liquor licenses are issued in individual cities and counties.  More...

City moves to collect late water bills

The City of Whitesburg has taken steps to make certain that Whitesburg water customers with delinquent accounts will pay the outstanding amount or have their water service terminated.  More...

Columns

Salome's Stars

Your 7-day horoscope for week of February More...

The Way We Were

Clips from available Mountain Eagle pages since our founding in 1907   More...

Hitchcock influences today’s crime writers

As he wrote what has become one of the top-selling novels so far in 2018, “The Woman in the Window,” the author who calls himself A.J. Finn was thinking of a certain master of suspense: Alfred Hitchcock.  More...

Speak Your Piece

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Families & Friends

Community calendar

February 15 — The Diabetes Support Group will meet at 1 p.m. at the Letcher County Extension Office, located off of the Whitesburg Bypass and Stone Ave. More...

Photo

Pictured are martial arts students and teachers Larry Adams, Dylan Kendrick, Blaine Melton, Dustin Norman, Izzy Joseph, Gavin Rose, Heath Craft, Trent Hite, Drake Holbrook, Avery Prater, Trevor Hite, More...

Compare award letters to find best college deal

Most high school seniors headed for college will soon be receiving financial aid award letters. Seniors and their parents should read those letters carefully, the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA) advises.  More...

THREE JUDGES FROM LETCHER

— Letcher Circuit Judge James W. Craft II and Kentucky Supreme Court Justice Samuel T. More...

Ward declares emergency

Judge/Executive Jim Ward declared Letcher County under a state of emergency this week after heavy rain on Saturday damaged bridges and roads, and left motorists stranded in high water.  The Kentucky Mesonet rain gauge at Whitesburg showed 3.36 i More...

Opinions

Gov. Bevin’s cuts to budget would impact our region in a negative way

As the Kentucky House continues its review of the two-year state budget that Governor Bevin presented last month, we’re getting a clearer picture of just how much of an impact it would have on education.  More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

The agony of being moderate

It’s not easy being on the moderate left these days. More...

Sports

Can UK finish above .500 in SEC?

Vaught’s Views

Since I started covering UK basketball in 1975, only once have the Cats failed to finish at least .500 in SEC play. that came in the 1988-89 season — Eddie Sutton’s final season at coach — when UK went 8-10. More...

UK foe Auburn is now where Cats usually are

The Auburn Tigers are in an utterly unfamiliar position.  The 10th-ranked Tigers enter the final few weeks of the regular season chasing a Southeastern Conference title and a high NCAA Tournament seed. More...

LCC boys drop 2 straight

The Letcher Central Cougars lost 68-48 at home last week to Cordia and 68-37 on the road Feb. More...

Obituaries

Rites held for Clara Sue Riley

Funeral services for Clara Sue “Pug” Riley, 72, of Blackey, were held February 12 at the Blackey Missionary Baptist Church. More...

Anna Huff, 84, dies

Anna Joyce Huff, 84, of Wawaka, Ind., died February 10 at North Ridge Village in Albion, Ind.  Born in Letcher County, she was a daughter of the late John Quincy and Margaret Caudill Adams and the widow of Orville Huff.  Mrs. More...

Services held for Kelly Hicks

Kelly Marie Hicks, 32, of Isom, died February 6 at the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington after a long illness.  She was a daughter of Sara Johnson Hicks Wright of Redfox and the late Bennie Donald Hicks.  More...