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News

Jenkins hears about drug treatment effort

The top medical care providers in Letcher County will join with economic development groups and a Louisa-based treatment center to bring badly needed addiction treatment to the county.  More...

Roof collapse caused little damage to hotel

A roof collapse at the old Daniel Boone Hotel appears to have been a clean break of the roof structure that did not damage the walls of 98-year-old building, the architect in charge of designing renovations to the building said.  More...

Letcher initiative addresses opioid problem

The opioid and substance abuse epidemic has likely affected everyone in the Commonwealth in some way, shape, or form. More...

Columns

The Way We Were

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

When Napster ended

In the year 2000, a new company called Napster created something of a musicfan’s utopia — a world in which nearly every song ever recorded was instantly available on your home computer — for free. More...

Now Heres a Tip

• “Where do I keep my makeup wipes? On my nightstand, or better yet on my bed so that I don’t come home and not take off my makeup.” — Y.E. in Florida  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

Community calendar

March 9 — The Letcher County Retired Teachers will at noon in the Dairy Queen meeting room in Whitesburg. The nomination of delegates for the KRTA State Convention in April will be held at this meeting.   More...

Bricklayer is magician with oven

Go to our Facebook page for announcements and pictures posted after each event, www.facebook.com/pages/Hemphill Community-Center.  Black Sheep Bakery and good drug free (chemical preservative free) bread is coming.  More...

Journal tells of trials, joys

Praise the Lord, Mom has been back to the rec center and also Senior Citizens. She was able to ride the stationary bicycle and do a few exercises without any pain in her rib at all. More...

Breaking News - 3/13/2018 2:07 PM

Sheriff's Department seizes $180,000 in crystal meth - Free Access

Webb says value is highest in memory

Two people were arrested and meth, heroin, cash and guns were seized in Bottom Fork raid. More...

Breaking News - 3/8/2018 10:26 AM

Bridge collapses at Jeremiah - Free Access

Perkins Branch isolated until access road can be built

The only bridge across Rockhouse Creek to Perkins Branch has collapsed due to damage from recent flooding. More...

Police officer on duty at every county school

The Letcher County Sheriff ’s Department and city police departments have banded together to place officers in every school in the county beginning this week.  The Letcher County Board of Education made the announcement Thursday after havi More...

Opinions

Arming teachers is a terrible idea

School shootings have become so commonplace that many students now identify themselves as the “school shooting” generation. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

The Dow Jones Average and us

Language matters. More...

Sports

Catching up with ‘Blonde Bomber’

Vaught’s Views

He came to Kentucky known as the “Blonde Bomber” because of his bleach blonde hair and longrange shooting ability. More...

LCC star is ‘fans choice’

Gregory Kincer, a junior at Letcher County Central High School, won the EKY Sports Fans Choice Player of the Year. More...

Struttin’ Time:

Counting down the days …

It is hard for me to believe that in 12 days I am out of here and headed to Florida to hunt on the Watermelon Pond Plantation with one of my favorite outfitters, Ms. Kate. More...

Entertainment

St. Patricks Day Party, with Irish Classics and Green-Tinted Treats

It doesn’t take the Luck o’ the Irish to throw a great St. Patrick’s Day party. More...

A healthier angel food cake

In the 80’s, low-fat became the “healthy” battle cry, and angel food cake came into vogue, with no fat weighing it down, but plenty of white processed sugar fluffing it up. More...

Obituaries

Rites held for Donell Morton

Donell Morton, 71, of Whitesburg, died March 2 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Healthcare Center.  He was the son of the late Okrey and Goldie Adams Morton.  More...

Rites held for Valerie Ison

Valerie Kay “Pepi” Adams Ison, 64, of Premium, died March 2 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Healthcare Center.  She was daughter of the late Truman and Mary Katherine Mullis Adams.  Surviving are a son, Beau Crawford of Premi More...

David Merle Caudill dies at 68

David Merle Caudill, 68, of Jeremiah, died March 1 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Healthcare Center.  A son of the late Foyster and Gracie Hampton Caudill, he was the widower of Linda Caudill.  More...