April 6, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Quail can bring cash

What began a few months ago as a new hobby is turning into some extra income for a young Letcher County man.   More...

Features

The Way We Were

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

‘Appalachian Highway’ would link Chicago to Jacksonville, Florida

As this graphic taken from the front page of the March 25, 1926 edition of The Mountain Eagle indicates, Letcher County citizens were excited by the prospect of getting a good road through the county More...

Opinions

Official says AEP, its bosses get rich as people suffer

Says power company’s top officer is paid $11.4 million in salary, benefits

To the Editor:   People in Letcher County and eastern Kentucky are getting bled dry by the Kentucky Power Company. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Can Trump survive missteps?

It’s time to go back where we began: not only that Donald Trump will lose the Republican presidential nomination, but that he could be so weakened by the end of the primaries that his party will not even have to worry about choosing someone els 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

Rare nerve problem causes chronic cough

DEAR DR. ROACH: I have had a chronic cough for over 30 years. As you can imagine, I have seen numerous specialists through the years, and none of the prescribed treatments has worked.  A friend suggested I might have laryngeal neuropathy. More...

Mosquitoes found here could carry Zika virus

ATLANTA  The mosquitoes that can transmit the Zika virus may live in a broader swath of the U.S. More...

Major research sees the benefits of statins in lower risk patients

CHICAGO  The first major research of its kind shows that cholesterol lowering statins can prevent heart attacks and strokes in a globally diverse group of older people who don’t have heart disease.  The results bolster recommendations More...

Entertainment

Eastern Kentucky musicians continue gaining high praise

April has already been a huge month for eastern Kentuckyraised “outlaw country” musician Chris Stapleton. More...

Coming events

LETCHER COUNTY ROCK, POP, BLUES, RAP, CHRISTIAN, JAZZ RICH ROBINSON (guitarist with Black Crowes and Bad Company); Tue., July 19 at Appalshop Theater in Whitesburg. Tickets, $45, available at www.summitcitylounge.com. More...

Group to play

Bluegrass Circle will play at Country Cabin II in Norton, Va., on Saturday, April 9. The show will take place from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Admission is $5 for adults and $1 for children 2 to 11 years old. More...

Breaking News - 4/6/2016 6:14 PM

Police hope photo can help solve mystery of stolen storage unit - Free Access

Whitesburg City Police released a photograph late Wednesday afternoon that might help solve the mystery of who removed a portable storage unit from the back of a cosmetology school located in the Parkway Plaza Shopping Center in West Whitesburg. More...

City will crack down on junk, pet lawbreakers

The Whitesburg Police Department is reinforcing city ordinances dealing with roaming dogs and junk.  Whitesburg Police Chief Tyrone Fields said residents have been complaining about excess garbage located in yards, dogs getting in trash, and dog More...

Two women charged after hospital fracas

Two women accused of disorderly conduct at the Whitesburg hospital were scheduled for arraignment in Letcher District Court.  More...

News

Letcher Co. Police Beat

Monday, April 4 • At 8:09 a.m., the Letcher County Sheriff ’s Office receives a report about an Elk Creek woman who was seen using the bathroom in her yard. The caller says the woman had her pants down to her ankles.   More...

Mushroom hunter finds stolen cars at Sandlick

A man hunting for morel mushrooms, or dryland fish, found two cars stolen from a downtown Whitesburg car lot at Sandlick Gap.  The two cars, a Pontiac Formula and a Chevrolet Camaro, as well as all of the keys to the remaining cars on the lot, w More...

Columns

Salome's Stars

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Whether a waiting period is taking longer than expected, or just seems that way, the anxious Lamb would do well to create a center of calm within her- or himself, and not do anything rash.  More...

SPEAKING OF SOAPS

RECAPS APRIL 4 - 8   More...

Lone advantage of manual transmission makes it fun

Dear Car Talk:  More...

Sports

Ulis, Murray will find success in NBA

Vaught’s Views

Sporting News columnist Mike DeCourcy always believed that Tyler Ulis would be a successful college basketball player and was one of the few who did not question whey Kentucky coach John Calipari signed the 5-9 point guard out of Chicago two years ag More...

Struttin’ Time:

Steve strikes out; ‘Slam’ chance ends

It’s a good thing I am not worried about getting another “Slam,” as I struck out in Florida. Still, all is well on this home front because my friend Rick Hardy, who is going after his first Slam, has already gotten two. More...

A.J. Allmendinger shines

It’s not often in the Sprint Cup Series that a one-car team has the opportunity to capture a checkered flag. On Sunday at Martinsville in the STP 500, JTG Daugherty Racing’s A.J. More...

Families & Friends

Old-time candies were the best

Hello everyone!  As I sit at my computer desk looking across the hayfield it is so beautiful and dawn is just stating to show.  Is it spring or winter? More...

YELLOW SASHES

— Bailey Couch, Hiram Tran and Kristine Tran of Whitesburg were recently promoted to yellow sash by John Ng’s Four Seasons Kung Fu and Tai Chi. More...

Breedings welcome new baby

Congratulations to James and Alexandra Breeding on their birth of a new baby boy.  Kase was born March 23, and was a big fellow, weighing 10 pounds, 8 ounces. More...

Obituaries

Bennett Blankenship dies at 83

Retired Command Sergeant Major Bennett Lee Blankenship, 83, of Lincolnton, N.C., died March 30.  Born in Burdine to the late Clarence and Sadie Van Horn Blankenship, he was a brother of the late Maxwell Blankenship, Gilbert Blankenship, Edith Po More...

Rites held for Hank R. Craft

Hank Randal Craft, 58, died March 30 at his home on Cowan.  He was a son of the late William Letcher and Oneida Profitt Craft, and a brother of the late Gloria Ramsey.  More...

Services held for George Couch

George Samuel Couch, 72, of Thornton, died March 28 at Holston Valley Medical Center in Kingsport, Tenn.  A son of the late Woodrow and Eller Helton Couch, he was the father of the late Wilma Lee Couch Johnson and Ruby Jean Couch.  More...