June 27, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

News

Insurance firms submit rates

FRANKFORT  Insurance carriers have submitted proposed rates to the state’s Department of Insurance for the 2019 individual and small group health insurance markets, according to a state news release.  More...

High waters bring another scare to community

A LOW WATER BRIDGE at Perkins Branch at Jeremiah nearly washed away Monday night after culverts became clogged with debris. More...

Leak costly to water district

Water supply costs for the Letcher County Water and Sewer District will be up by about $12,000 this month due to a leak in a two-inch pressure relief valve on Sandlick. More...

Sports

Robinson’s speed interests Alabama

Vaught’s Views

It’s not a trip for everyone, but for Western Hills standout Wandale Robinson it was a long trip that was worth every mile he spent on the road.  More...

Gabby’s fishing fever

You can’t beat small water fishing

With summer here again and a lot of traveling going on, we just took a trip to the state of Georgia to see family and friends.  More...

Struttin’ Time:

Want to join squirrel hunting trip?

I have been asked a few times recently when my next hunt is. Well, I hope it is the third Saturday in August, the day squirrel season opens.  More...

Entertainment

Ice cream pie: Easy and delicious

If you want to end a summer celebration or gathering with a big old bang, you would be hard pressed to pick a better dessert than an ice cream pie. More...

Flank steak: economical, easy to grill

We wanted a simple, economical cut of meat for a casual backyard barbecue. After considering various cuts, we landed on flank steak. More...

Political candidate charged in sex case could stay on ballot

The Letcher County Democratic Party is scrambling to figure out what it can and can’t do about the November election ballot after the party’s nominee for magistrate in District 3 was indicted on child sex abuse and child pornography charg More...

Two charged with theft, exploitation

The Letcher County Sheriff ’s Department has charged two employees of a children’s home with forcing a special needs person to give them signed, blank checks, and using credit cards belonging to the home’s owner to buy clothes, jewe More...

Columns

The Way We Were

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

SPEAKING OF SOAPS

GENERAL HOSPITAL — Jason was unnerved. Nina was livid. Valentin continued his efforts. Sam thought fast on her feet. Maxie looked to Jordan for advice. Carly was surprised. Josslyn told a white lie. Michael got a stern warning. Chase gave in. More...

Strange but True

• It was popular British romance author Jilly Cooper who made the following observation: “The male is a domestic animal which, if treated with firmness, can be trained to do most things.”  • If you’re like the average 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

Create an Accessible Lifestyle, Enhance Independence with Mobility in Mind

I f you’re like the majority of the population, mobility is something you take for granted. More...

Reunions

To list reunions in The Mountain Eagle’s weekly reunion column, send information in writing to Reunions, The Mountain Eagle, P.O. Box 808, Whitesburg, KY 41858. More...

Bible trivia

---  1. Is the book of Jonah in the Old or New Testament or neither?  2. In Esther 6, what was done to King Ahasuerus when he could not sleep?  Sang to, Feet rubbed, Fanned by servants, Read to  3. More...

Obituaries

Services held for Martin Bentley

Martin Carol “Marty” Bentley, 61, of Palatka, Fla., died Sunday, June 17, at Putnam Community Medical Center in Florida after a brief illness.  Born in Kona to the late Dewey Thomas and Rose Brummett Thomas, she was a sister of the l More...

Ronnie Pennington dies at 70

Ronnie D. Pennington, 70, of Tiffin, Ohio, died Monday, June 18, at Mercy Hospital of Tiffin.  He was born in Whitesburg to the late Joseph Murphy and Josephine Hall Pennington.  Mr. More...

Services held for Georgia Swims

Georgia Fay Collins Swims, 81, of Taylor, Mich., died June 17.  A daughter of the late Curtis and Minnie Collins, she was the widow of William “Bill” Swims and a sister of the late Betty “PJ” Hall.  More...