March 28, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Candidates respond to questions on survey

Half of candidates for magistrate and judge/executive who responded to a survey by The Mountain Eagle say the fiscal court should not hire an economic development director for Letcher County.  More...

News

Letcher joins with Benham, Lynch for water

In the next step toward obtaining a permanent water supply for Cumberland River residents in Letcher County, and for citizens of Benham and Lynch in Harlan County, Mark Lewis, Operations Manager for the Letcher County Water and Sewer District, has be More...

Master of chicken and dumplings!

I have loved chicken and dumplings for as long as I can remember. My mom and over half a dozen of my aunts each had what I would call “signature” chicken and dumplings recipes, meaning no two tasted exactly alike.  Points East   More...

State lawmakers pass bill to ban abortion method

FRANKFORT  For the second straight year, Kentucky’s Republican led legislature passed a measure to impose abortion restrictions despite threats that the action will spark a court challenge.  More...

Columns

The Way We Were

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

Now Here's a Tip

• “Plastic grocery bags are handy for so many uses, but keeping them organized was always a pain, until I discovered that I could use an empty tissue box to store them. More...

SPEAKING OF SOAPS

RECAPS: MARCH 26 - 31   More...

Families & Friends

Breakfast with Easter Bunny

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 are coming . . .  More...

Moments and Memories of WHS

1985 Prom King and Queen More...

Archery State Tournament begins March 29

More than 6,500 student archers from across the state are expected to take aim March 29 at the Kentucky Fair and Exposition Center in Louisville as one of the largest school archery tournaments in the country kicks off.  More...

Obituaries

Jim Boggs dies at 68

Funeral services for Jim Boggs, 68, were held March 21 at Rockvine Baptist Church. More...

Services held for Betty Terry

Betty Sue Collier Terry, 83, of Eolia, died March 21 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Healthcare Center.  A daughter of the late Curtis G. and Polly Colinger Collier, she was the widow of Earl D. Terry.  More...

Rites held for Vess Howard

Funeral services for Vess Howard, 62, of Letcher, were held March 26 at Mt. Olivet Old Regular Baptist Church. More...

Breaking News - 3/30/2018 10:07 PM

PRISON APPROVED - Free Access

Rogers announces record of decision on federal prison

"It is certainly a Good Friday in Eastern Kentucky! I'm thrilled to announce that we have reached a major milestone toward construction of the Letcher County Prison," US Rep. Harold "Hal" Rogers said Friday. More...

Rogers says plan for federal prison still on track here

The 2018 Consolidated Appropriations Act approved by Congress last week includes an additional $50 million to construct a new federal prison at Roxana.  More...

‘Clell’ Adams was both lawman and killer; will grave be saved?

In the late 1800s and early 1900s, the head of Elkhorn Creek was awash with blood.  There were so many killings in the area where Jenkins now stands that the Potter Cemetery near Camden became known as “Murdered Man Cemetery.” An est More...

Opinions

Effective gun laws next to impossible

School shootings have become so commonplace that many have now turned to gun control as an answer for stopping, or at least preventing, gun violence in not only our schools but society in general. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Session is winding down

On March 23, legislative leaders began the final stage of writing a two-year state budget that could pass the House and Senate. More...

Sports

Justin Lewis happy to play baseball

Vaught’s Views

His season has not gone exactly the way he hoped so far, but junior pitcher Justin Lewis does like the way one thing is going — the perception of Kentucky baseball.  More...

Struttin’ Time:

The cost of hunting gets higher

Never have I seen such an onslaught on people in general, but sportsmen in particular.  As you already know, the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife raised our cost to hunt and fish by raising the price on our license. More...

Gabby’s Fishing Fever

Campers boast improved flooring

I just came back from the 2018 East Kentucky Sport, Boat and RV Show in Pikeville. I look forward to going every year, as there is always something new and different.  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...

Entertainment

This classic recipe for deviled eggs is quick and easy

Cooking On Deadline:

Deviled eggs know no single season or demographic. They are blissfully democratic appetizers. In the same category as pigs in a blanket: everyone is happy to see them, sophisticated people shed their cool. More...

No fan of broccoli? You will be after you try this

My sister, Mary Pat, is a great cook and an even better baker. Sweets are her thing but as the mother of three active boys, dinner always comes first — chronologically speaking!  More...

How to be only minutes away from a tasty, crusted salmon

It seems like mere moments after I get the last dish dried and put away, it’s time to make dinner again.  More...