April 4, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

News

Local candidates address tourism

Of the eight counties that make up the eastern border of Kentucky, only one has a smaller tourism economy than Letcher County.  More...

In praise of school events

You may recall that, just before Christmas, I did a column on my sixth grade grandson Braden Ochs’s Christmas concert as a member of the B. Michael Caudill Middle School Band. More...

Save money by enrolling more classes each semester

Taking more classes each semester may help you cut the cost of college, according to the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA). That’s important if you’ll need student loans to help pay for your education.  More...

Columns

The Way We Were

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

Now Here's a Tip

• Can’t finish your income tax return on time? Get IRS Form 4868 to file for a six-month extension. More...

SPEAKING OF SOAPS

RECAPS: APRIL 2 - 6   More...

Families & Friends

Bible trivia

By WILSON CASEY More...

Seniors to visit Camp Nathanael

Our good friend Junior Kuracka passed away Saturday and his funeral was Monday, April 2. More...

Brick oven expert to train bakers

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...

Obituaries

Metry Kuracka, Jr., 80, dies

Metry Kuracka, Jr., 80, died March 30 at Letcher Manor Rehab Center in Whitesburg.  Born in Perry County to the late Metry and Anna Miller Kuracka, he was a brother of the late Brooke Burns, Francis Davis, Helen Elamon, Carl Kuracka, Martin Kura More...

Services set for John Compton

Memorial services for John Morgan Compton, 77, of Lexington, will be held at 11 a.m., April 5, at Liberty Road Faith Fellowship Church in Lexington. That evening, a celebration of life will be held from 6 to 10 p.m. More...

Rites held for Ronnie Anderson

Graveside services for Ronnie “Monk” Dean Anderson, 77, of Randalman, N.C., were held March 31 at the Whitaker Cemetery in Whitaker.  Born in Haymond to the late Edward Lee Jackson and Myrtle Virginia Austin Anderson, he died March 2 More...

Burglary, drug cases dominate grand jury’s new indictment list

Burglary and drug charges dominated the Letcher Grand Jury report this week, topped by the theft of $11,000 worth of woodworking tools.  More...

Prison OK’d; property purchases come next

Construction of the proposed federal prison at Roxana could begin in 12 months.  More...

Opinions

School teachers did the right thing

Kentucky teachers and state employees said Republican leaders’ pension bill was pure sewage.  As it turns out, they were right.  More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Are two sides that different?

The searing political and social divides in our country encourage a search for the magic key. More...

Sports

Is NFL next stop for ex-UK walk-on?

Vaught’s Views

He came to the University of Kentucky with a huge chip on his shoulder. He was a three-sports standout at Louisville St. Xavier but the only way he got on the UK football team was to accept a walk-on offer from then offensive coordinator Neal Brown. More...

Gabby’s fishing fever

Matching the level of bass activity

I am glad the early spring bass fishing season is here and I am more than ready to get going.  More...

Struttin’ Time:

36 years of wild turkey hunting

This turkey season will make 36 years I have been chasing the wily old bird. Man how things have changed!  More...

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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

Refereshing Recipes for a Healthier Spring, add Healthy Avocado for Fress, Cremy Flavor

FAMILY FEATURES or many, spring is an opportunity to hit refresh on many aspects of life, including what you eat. More...

A dinner worthy of the ‘Greatest Generation’

My parents, Howard and Angeline Shelf, celebrate 66 years of marriage in a few weeks. Dad served in the Air Force for 26 years. More...