August 21, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

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New US 119 bridge is 1,900 feet long

7.1 mile project continues between Eolia, Partridge; work is ahead of schedule

Work is continuing on a project to make about seven miles of US 119 safer between Partridge and Oven Fork.  Work began in February to build a bridge that is approximately 1,900 feet long.  More...

Benefit night race draws 215 entrants

A “glow run” held in downtown Whitesburg Saturday night to raise funds for a couple adopting a child from Africa drew a larger turnout than organizers anticipated.  More...

Light the night walk set

Members of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society are planning a walk to raise awareness of blood cancers. Set to begin at 6:30 p.m., Sept. More...

Columns

The Way We Were

Clips from available Mountain Eagle pages since our founding in 1908

August 22, 1963  Scotia Mining Company is seeking a court order to allow it to use diesel-powered equipment in the new mine it is developing at Ovenfork. More...

Salome's Stars

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) A little “wool-gathering” for the usually productive Lamb is all right if it helps you unwind. But be careful; too much daydreaming can put you behind schedule in your work.  More...

SPEAKING OF SOAPS

RECAPS – AUGUST 19-23

ALL MY CHILDREN — Dixie was brimming with confidence when Dr. Anders complimented her on being named director of the Miranda Center, so she took a chance and invited him out to have dinner with her. More...

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Call 633-7508 from 9 am Tuesday to 9 am Friday.  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...

Families & Friends

River cruise featured bluegrass music

Southern Ohio

Hello everyone!  Whew, time sure is passing by fast and I almost forgot what day it is. I hope things are great in your little corner of the world wherever you are.  More...

Seniors enjoy shopping trip

Hello again from Ovenfork Senior Citizens Center.  It seems like fall is coming up on us fast. It won’t be long till the cold is here.  We had a great time on our shopping trip to St. Paul, Va. More...

Katydids are predicting early fall

Whitesburg

Hello everyone, hope you are all doing well.  I’m loving these cool days, and I’m also seeing the goldenrod flowers all bloomed out before their time, and also the katydids are all doing their thing way early. More...

Obituaries

Pease dies

Christopher Wade Pease, 43, of McRoberts, died August 8 at the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington.  Born in Letcher County, he was a son of Alpha Stewart of McRoberts and James Pease of Jackhorn. More...

Rites held for Dennie Fleming

Funeral services for Dennie Fleming, 72, of Jackhorn, were held August 17 at Carty Funeral Home. More...

Services held for James Brock

Funeral services for James Garrett Brock, 53, of Whitesburg, were held July 31 at Letcher Funeral Home.  A son of the late Henry and Bonnie Bowling Brock, he died July 28 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital.  He was a brother of the More...

Breaking News - 8/21/2013 10:28 AM

Rites set for Jacob Lucas - Free Access

Visitations for 21-year-old Jacob Lucas, a native of Thornton, will be held in Russell Springs and Millstone.A visitation is set for 4 p.m. today at Wilson Funeral Home in Russell Springs. A second visitation is planned for 4 p.m. More...

Opinions

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Corporate greed making us sick

The failure of our corporate and political leaders to make sure every worker gets good health care is causing some unpleasant consequences — like widespread stomach flu.   More...

Christie’s debate phobia

“We are not a debating society. We are a political operation that needs to win.”  More...

Sports

Missouri may be ‘pivot game’ for grid Cats

High school football pulls back the curtain this week on another academic year. The usual fixtures are in place – Louisville Trinity and Fort Thomas Highlands. More...

Drivers visit Victory Lane at Isom, Colson

Driver Michael Wright posed with members of his crew and family after taking his No. 18 car to victory lane on the opening night at Mountain Motor Speedway at Isom on August 9. More...

Bristol here at right time

This Saturday night the Sprint Cup Series will be making its second stop of the season at Bristol Motor Speedway’s high-banked concrete half-mile track. More...

Health

Kentuckians among fattest

Adult obesity still isn’t budging, the latest government survey shows.  The national telephone survey found 13 states with very high rates of obesity last year. Overall, the proportion of U.S. More...

‘Safe’ drug cuts prostate cancer risk

Long-term results from a major federal study ease worries about the safety of a hormone- blocking drug that can lower a man’s chances of developing prostate cancer.  The drug cut prostate cancer risk by 30 percent without raising the risk More...

Rash gone, pain not

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: Two months ago, I broke out in a shingles rash. I had some pain, but not a whole lot. After the rash left, the pain increased, and it’s still there to this day. I would greatly appreciate any suggestions you might make. More...

Entertainment

Beauty pageant planned

The Letcher County Central High School cheerleading team will host the Miss Teen and Miss Mountain Heritage Pageant on Sept. 21, at 6 p.m., at the LCCHS auditorium. More...

Two for the price of one

The Little Shepherd drama will offer two tickets for the price of one on Saturday, August 24 in celebration of Jenkins Homecoming Days. For more information, call 832-1453.   More...

At festival

The 2013 edition of the festival known as Riverside Days was held over the weekend at River Park in Whitesburg.   More...