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WHAT BIRDS SEE AT BAD BRANCH FALLS

– This particular bird, however, has four propellers and a high definition camera. More...

Mayor’s job in Whitesburg to be full-time

The Whitesburg City Council has voted unanimously to make the job of mayor a full-time position with an annual salary of $38,000. The changes were approved during a special meeting last week, but will not take effect until January 2019. More...

Jenkins school system bracing for $173,623 in funding cuts

The 2018-19 state allocation for Jenkins Independent Schools will be reduced by at least $174,623, and it is likely that changes to the state Classified Employee’s Retirement System will cost the school system another $50,000.  More...

Columns

The Way We Were

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

New Here's a Tip

• “Spring-cleaning tip: To wash off houseplants, stick them in the shower. Cover the pot with a plastic grocery bag, run the shower and then wipe the leaves clean. It works for me.” — G.I. in North Carolina  More...

SPEAKING OF SOAPS

GENERAL HOSPITAL — Ava was her own worst enemy. Jordan was backed into a corner. Anna made a confession. Jason knew better. Nina played hostess. Nelle used the situation to her advantage. Ava met with Scott. 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. More...

Entertainment

Welles to open for Rival Sons

Jesse Welles, a rising rock musician from Arkansas who performs as Welles, will be in Whitesburg next week to perform as the featured opening act for Rival Sons at their May 1 and May 2 shows at Appalshop Theater.  Earlier this month, Welles, 23 More...

UK to visit Bahamas

Kentucky will play in the Bahamas for the first time since 2014 during an eightday August trip featuring four games against professional teams.  The Wildcats will arrive Aug. More...

Summer movie season opens this week

LOS ANGELES   Summer starts early this year in Hollywood with the potentially record-breaking release of “Avengers: Infinity War” this week, and the marquee Marvel superheroes couldn’t be coming at a better time.  More...

Railroads now open to more than coal here

For the first time in decades, railways through Letcher County are carrying more than just coal gondolas.  And that may be another tool for economic development in the county.  More...

Man held in shooting is indicted

A Letcher Grand Jury has indicted a McRoberts man accused of shooting a man at Jeremiah in January. Eddie Dewayne Collins, 42, of Joes Branch at McRoberts is accused in the January 30 wounding of Denver Gibson on Black Bottom at Jeremiah. More...

Jury: Man threatens good Samaritan

A good Samaritan who reported a car accident got a threat instead of a thank you, and the driver of the car got arrested and indicted by a Letcher Grand Jury this week. More...

Opinions

New state board could bring down public education

It was 27 years ago and the Capital Plaza Tower was abuzz with new ideas and new energy and an infusion of money to pull the state’s struggling education system out of the pits where it had been for decades.  More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Barbara Bush was all that

In 1989, first lady Barbara Bush publicly disclosed that she had struggled with depression after her children had grown. The women’s movement, she added, was a contributing factor.  “I believe it made me feel inadequate. More...

Sports

UK fans will love effort by Hagans

Vaught’s Views

Rivals.com basketball recruiting writer Krysten Peek believes that Georgia five-star guard Ashton Hagans has one quality Kentucky fans are going to really like — he always works hard.  More...

Gabby’s fishing fever

Dogwoods blooming? Fish for crappie

I was going past Carr Creek Lake the other day and saw it was almost to summer pool and looked really good, with a nice green color to it.  More...

Struttin’ Time:

The true meaning of ‘the hunt’

I have had a great 2018 wild turkey season so far. I went to Florida and killed a Osceola, then went to Nebraska and ended up with not only a Rio but a Merriam, too. Only the Eastern stands in my way of another “grand slam.”  More...

Families & Friends

Redbuds were worth drive to the mountains

Hello everyone! Once again I will say we are having spring and winter at the same time so it seems. I am really surprised the daffodils are as beautiful as they are.  The tulips are outstanding also. More...

Belt Test

On April 6, at Larry Adams Martial Arts, a group of students displayed their excellence in self-discipline and focus in achieving belt rank advancement. More...

Community calendar

April 28 – Right Fork Ramblers will play at Country Cabin II in Norton, Va. The show will take place from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Admission is $5 for adults and $1 for children 2 to 11 years old.   .  More...

Obituaries

Anna Mary Caudill dies at 84

Anna Mary Caudill, 84, died April 15.  Born in Ulvah, she was a daughter of the late Curtis and Sarah Logan Caudill and the widow of Lowell Thomas Caudill. More...

Services today for Willis Gibson

Willis Junior Gibson, 72, of Winchester, Ind., died April 19 at St. Vincent Randolph County Hospital in Winchester.  Born in Lothair to the late Chester C. More...

Richard Sergent succumbs at 58

Funeral services with military rites for Richard Lee Sergent, 58, of Whitesburg, were held April 16 at Deane Baptist Church. More...