February 21, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

News

LKLP Head Start is taking applications for enrollment

LKLP Head Start, a free federally-funded preschool, is taking applications for enrollment. Selection for the 2018-2019 school year will begin in May. Letcher County centers are open from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. More...

Flood damage top talk at court meeting

After a week of dealing with flooding and damage caused by high water, the Letcher County Fiscal Court discussed the problems it faces to make county roads and bridges safe and functional again.  Judge/ Executive Jim Ward praised the long hours More...

Citizens urged to attend Thursday meeting about best way of getting water to Cumberland River area

After getting through the extreme cold weather in January with very little damage to water lines, the Letcher County Water and Sewer District wasn’t so fortunate in the recent floods.  More...

Columns

The Way We Were

Clips from available Mountain Eagle pages since our founding in 1907   Thursday, February 23, 1928  More...

Now Here A Tip

• “Frozen peas make the best quickie ice pack ever. They stay cold without being bulky and conform to just about any shape. You also can make a holder by doubling over a kitchen towel and stitching it up on the ends, leaving one end open. More...

SPEAKING OF SOAPS

RECAPS: FEB. 19 - 24   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...

Families & Friends

Daffodils are starting to pop up

Hello everyone!  Grab your favorite beverage and let’s sit a spell and gab for a while. I hope everyone got a little something for Valentine’s Day.  More...

90th BIRTHDAY —

Opal Duke will hold an open house February 24 from 12:30 to 4 p.m. to celebrate her 90th birthday. No gifts. She says she appreciates all the birthday cards and kind words. More...

Florida killings bring fear, distress

By JEANETTE TACKET YONTS With DOROTHY PENNINGTON TACKET   More...

Obituaries

Pearl Baker dies at 61

Funeral services for Pearl Harlene Baker, 61, were held February 19 at the Little Dove Baptist Church in Eolia. Burial was the Phillip Cemetery in Eolia.  A daughter of the late Henry and Myrtle Brock Baker, she was born in Letcher County. More...

Services held for Calvin Coots

Calvin Coots, 65, of Viper, died February 16 at Hazard Appalachian Regional Hospital.  A son of the late Hershel and Lucy Shell Coots, he was the father of the late Jessica Coots Pigg and Regina Isaacs, and a brother of the late Ernie Coots.&nbs More...

Remembering Steve

On February 26, if he had lived, our beloved Steve would have been 47 years of age. We remember Steve as a fun-loving son who loved everyone and didn’t make derogatory remarks about anyone. More...

School violence threats result in closures, arrest of 9-year-old boy

A school shooting last week in Florida has left parents and students in Letcher County jittery, and has caused schools to close all over the nation as school officials and police deal with real and imagined threats.  More...

Jenkins settles lawsuit against cop for $55,748

The City of Jenkins has settled an excessive force lawsuit against Police Chief Jim Stephens that was scheduled to go to trial this week in U.S. District Court in Pikeville.  More...

Opinions

Some ‘problems’ don’t really exist

It has become increasingly clear that many of the proposals now being considered in the Capitol are solutions looking for problems that do not exist.  More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Unexpected grace is treat

Every so often, my two sisters and I manage to carve out enough time to meet at a restaurant for a meal we don’t have to cook.  More...

Sports

Calipari is trying to stay positive

Vaught’s Views

John Calipari spoiled Kentucky fans with his phenomenal success as soon as he got to Kentucky. Even the NIT season was somewhat easy to explain because of the injury to Nerlens Noel and unexpected departure of point guard Marquis Teague to the NBA. More...

Lady Cavaliers fall in tournament

Jenkins’ Lindsay Rose looks to dribble around the defense in 76-55 loss to Shelby Valley in the opening round of the 59th District girls’ basketball tournament. More...

LCC girls advance

The Letcher Central Lady Cougars will meet the Knott County Central Lady Patriots tonight (February 21) in the championship game of the girls’ 53rd District Tournament at Letcher Central.  LCC advanced to the final by defeating June Buchan More...

Entertainment

Throw a Hot-Pot Dinner Party

FAMILY FEATURES H eat up your next get-together by inviting family and friends over to try a DIY trend, the hot-pot party. It can be easy to prep and your guests can enjoy cooking and customizing their own meals.  More...

A bowlful of comfort for a chilly day

Many kids dislike soft vegetables, the kind usually found in stew. More...