June 6, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Family and friends I.D. Millstone fire victim

Authorities are still attempting to determine the identity of a body found burned in the ruins a home at Millstone after an explosion Sunday night, but family members and friends have said publicly they believe the body to be that of Charles Daniel & More...

Opinions

Black lung benefits are in danger unless Congress acts

Unless Congress takes action before the end of 2018, major financial problems face the public fund that provides black lung benefits to coal miners and their surviving dependents in cases where the miner’s employer has gone bankrupt, according More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Wall Street ‘sin tax’needed

The moneyed populace is adroit at getting Congress to shift America’s tax burden to workers, consumers, small businesses — anyone but them. Sen. More...

Speak Your Piece

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Health

Fitness beginnings: Fitness goal setting

You may have recently made a decision to get healthier but may not know where to start. Adding physical activity to your routine is a great way to improve your mind, mood and body. Adults need 150 minutes of physical activity each week. More...

Families & Friends

SKCTC sees increase in credentials awarded

Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College (SKCTC) knows what a difference a year can make, especially when it comes to graduation numbers. More...

SKCTC to host selling to World Expo

Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College (SKCTC) will host the 2018 Selling to the World Expo on Friday, June 8, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. More...

Serving wood fired pizza

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

Obituaries

Services held for Jamie Pease

Jamie Allen Pease, 43, died Saturday, June 2, at his home on Craft Colly.  He was the son of Carroll Pease and Teresa Hampton Pease.  Surviving in addition to his parents are a daughter, Kaylee Crawford; a sister, Vanessa Reed of Dry Fork; More...

Rites held for Judy Minnix

Funeral services for Judy Darlene Minnix, 71, were held June 4 in Morristown, Tennessee. More...

Smith pleads guilty in Hogg case

The second man charged with murdering Michael Hogg on New Year 2014 pleaded guilty to reduced charges Tuesday in Letcher Circuit Court.  More...

51 new jobs come to Jenkins in only 1 month, mayor says

Fifty-one new jobs came to Jenkins during the last month, Mayor Todd Depriest told the city council.  More...

Columns

The Way We Were

Clips from available Mountain Eagle pages since our founding in 1907   Thursday, June 14, 1928  More...

Here's a Tip

• Freeze juice boxes to use as ice packs in a lunch box or cooler. No mess, and it makes a lovely slushy treat on a hot day.  More...

SPEAKING OF SOAPS

RECAPS: JUNE 4 – 8   More...

Sports

Conrad expected to have big year

He had only 16 catches for 286 yards and four scores in 2017 before missing the final three games with a foot injury. Yet not only is tight end C.J. More...

Gabby’s fishing fever

Summer’s here; let’s have some fun!

The time is here for summer fishing fun and nothing says summer fun like bluegill fishing.  More...

Struttin’ Time:

Dealing with a hot, muggy day

As I write this it is one of those hot summer days when you just want to lay back, drink a cold drink, watch a Cubs game on the flat screen, and let the world pass you by. But things need to go on.  More...

Entertainment

Carlene Carter to appear at Whitesburg’s July 4 event

Carlene Carter, the daughter of country music legends June Carter Cash and Carl Smith, will appear free in concert on Saturday, June 30 for the City of Whitesburg’s annual Fourth of July celebration. More...

LCC band student to peform in Europe

A Letcher County Central High School band student has been selected as a Kentucky Ambassador of Music to tour and perform in seven European nations this summer.  Brooke Saurer, 18, daughter of James and Valerie Saurer of Partridge, is one of 300 More...

Shannon McNally will perform here Thursday in free concert series

Blues and Americana star Shannon McNally headlines the second Levitt AMP Whitesburg Music Series show on Thursday, June 7. The Seth Ferguson Experience opens the show at 6pm.  More...