May 9, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Man charged in murder has long criminal record

Hearing set this week for two held in death of Gibson, 44

A man charged with the April 28 murder of Ricky Allen Gibson, 44, was on supervised release after a felony conviction in 2015, court records show, and was due to be released from supervision in just three weeks. More...

Virginia man charged after crash kills woman

A Virginia man will face manslaughter and assault charges after the horse trailer he was pulling with his truck jackknifed into the path of an oncoming car at Payne Gap.  More...

News

Medicaid work requirements to start slow

Kentucky’s new work requirement for certain Medicaid recipients will be phased in one county at a time, starting in northern Kentucky this summer.  More...

What kind of ticks do we need to fear this season?

EVANSVILLE, Ind.   Deer tick, American dog tick, pigeon tick, ornate cow tick.  More...

15 years after gun stolen, it turns up in Tenn.

Revolver was one of Webb’s first cases

A revolver stolen 15 years ago from a Letcher County constable was found this year in Tennessee when someone attempted to trade it in at Smoky Mountain Knife Works, a large, touristoriented outdoor store in Sevierville, Tenn. More...

Sports

UK signee seen as ‘low maintenance’

Even though most were speculating that Georgia forward E.J. Montgomery was going to pick Duke over Kentucky and others, Rivals.com writer Dan McDonald was not surprised when he signed with John Calipari and Kentucky.  More...

Gabby’s fishing fever

Catch bass now with a spinner bait

It is time to fish for bass fish. Anglers are now catching them on most lakes in our region, and a lot the bass are being caught on spinner baits.  More...

Struttin’ Time:

Should he be granted a ‘do over’?

If you have known me for any amount, you know it is hard for me to admit defeat. More...

Entertainment

Festive Fiesta Flavors: Serve up Some Spice with Fun Party Dishes

Make your next fiesta one to remember with colorful decor, festive touches and, perhaps most importantly, unique and mouthwatering recipes that bring guests back for seconds. More...

Everything old is new again

Salt has been used since ancient times and in many ways, from a condiment and a preservative to a valuable form of currency. Roman soldiers were paid in salt. More...

Breaking News - 5/10/2018 11:43 PM

Third suspect in Gibson murder arrested - Free Access

Brown located at Dry Fork

A third suspect in the murder of Ricky Allen Gibson has been arrested. More...

Breaking News - 5/10/2018 1:10 PM

Another death in vehicular manslaughter case - Free Access

One woman died on day of accident

Police have identified the second person, who died last night. More...

Family and friends of burn victim ‘waiting for a miracle’

No one quite knows what started the fire, but they know what fed it.  Gary Collier had just had brain surgery two days before, and when the fire burned his oxygen tubing in two, there was no more stopping it.  More...

Columns

The Way We Were

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

Women delivered library books here on horses in 1938

Their horses splashed through iced-over creeks. Librarians rode up into the Kentucky mountains, their saddlebags stuffed with books, doling out reading material to isolated rural people. More...

SPEAKING OF SOAPS

RECAPS: MAY 7 - 11   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

Selling loaves of bread

Go to our Facebook page for announcements and pictures posted after each event, www.facebook.com/ pages/Hemphill-Community Center.  More...

Little-known benefits to exercise

Source: Natalie Jones, UK physical activity program coordinator   At one time or another, we have all heard that exercise has benefits. More...

May community calendar

May 12 — Carcassonne Community Center will host its monthly square dance from 6 to 9 p.m. Admission for adults is $5, students 6-18 $3, Children under 6 free with a paying adult. More...

Obituaries

Rites held for Ricky Gibson

Funeral services for Ricky Allen Gibson, 44, of Jackhorn, were held May 8 at the Neon Pentecostal Church. More...

Services set for ‘Jeff ’ McPherson

John Jeffer y “ Jeff ” McPherson, 57, of Burdine, died May 6 at Pikeville Medical Center.  Born in Dearborn, Mich., he was a son of the late John Henry and Thelma Mullins McPherson and the brother of the late Danny Ray McPherson.&nbs More...

Roy Cornett dies at 76

Roy Cornett, 76, died May 2.  He was a U. S. Army veteran, retired from Ford Motor Company, and a member of the West Ridge Baptist Church and Ely Masonic Lodge #424.  Mr. More...