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News

601 pounds are lost in fitness challenge

More than 80 people who completed a 12-week fitness challenge have lost 601 pounds combined.  Brandy Cook, a certified personal trainer from Whitesburg, created the “New Year New You” challenge as a way to pay it forward and help oth More...

Kentucky lawmaker being fined for ‘inappropriate text messages’

FRANKFORT  In February 2016, a young woman was working to get a Republican candidate elected to a state House seat in Kentucky.  Jeff Hoover, the Republican leader at the time, made her a deal: Win the election, and he would pay for a hotel More...

Kentucky teachers plan another rally for state education funding

LOUISVILLE Kentucky teachers who rallied last week at the state Capitol to support education funding plan to be there again Friday when state lawmakers reconvene to consider overriding the Republican governor’s veto of budget and revenue measur More...

Sports

Is UK’s Herro top shooting guard?

Vaught’s Views

How good is Kentucky signee Tyler Herro? The 6-5 guard from Whitnall High School in Greenfield, Wisconsin has a fan in Rivals.com recruiting writer Krysten Peek. More...

Gabby’s fishing fever

It’s hard to beat a live minnow

While it is going to warm up two or three days later this week, this early spring has mostly been cold so far. However, it is still time for crappie to start moving to shallower waters and to the back of main lake creek areas. More...

Struttin’ Time:

State’s turkey crop looking good

I have been scouting here in Kentucky, and it looks like we have a good crop of long beards to hunt. Out of four farms I have personally scouted, I heard or saw turkeys on each one.  More...

Families & Friends

Community calendar

April 13 — The Lewis & Clark Circus will be held at 5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Friday, April 13, at the Kiwanis Mini Park in Jenkins. More...

Bible trivia

By WILSON CASEY   1. Is the book of Judges in the Old or New Testament or neither?  2. By Roman reckoning, what time of day did Jesus meet the Samarian woman at the well? Daybreak, Noon, Mid-afternoon, Dusk  3. More...

Unified voices make them listen

As I sit here thinking of all the injustices that are being done to state employees and teachers, I am reminded of all the things our grandparents had to go through with the coal miners’ wages and the unsafe working conditions they had to face. More...

State road repairs starting

Drivers worried they’ll break an axle or warp a wheel on the potholes along Letcher County’s state highways may soon be breathing a sigh of relief.  More...

Whitesburg approves a monthly car show

The City of Whitesburg will host a new event, a monthly car show tentatively named “Whitesburg on Wheels,” beginning at a date to be determined in May.  More...

Opinions

Let the facts fall where they may

We understand the frustration caused by the heavy-handed tactics sometimes employed by federal agents, particularly after one of our own reporters experienced it firsthand just recently.  More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

South’s native talent suffers without better public schools

DURHAM, N.C. More...

Columns

The Way We Were

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

Now Here's a Tip

• Don’t throw toads out of your garden! There’s hardly a better pest-control method than these good old-fashioned bug eaters. Toads can eat hundreds of bugs a week, and they don’t cost a dime. More...

SPEAKING OF SOAPS

RECAPS: APRIL 9-13   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...

Obituaries

Virginia Staples dies at 86

Virginia R. Staples, 86, died Saturday, April 7, at her home in North Smithfield, R.I.  Born in Whitco, she was a daughter of the late William and Cordelia Cuzzort Hammonds.  More...

Charles Stidham dies at 68

Funeral services for Charles Allen Stidham, 68, were held April 6 at Millstone Missionary Baptist Church. Burial was in Green Acres Cemetery at Ermine.  Born in Millstone, he was a son of the late Nathan and Mildred Evans Stidham. More...

Services held for Ivan Cornett

Ivan Gay Cornett, 82, of Linefork, died April 5 at Tri City Nursing Home.  A son of the late Edward and Susan Cornett, he was a brother of the late Coolidge Cornett, Kenneth Cornett, and Warren Cornett.  More...