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News

The Battle of Belleau Wood was a defining moment in World War 1

World War 1 started in 1914. Germany was a member of the Central Powers that were at war with Russia, Great Britain, France, and other members of the Allied Powers. More...

FBC Vacation Bible School set July 15-19

Vacation Bible School will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., July 15-19, at Fleming Baptist Church. Classes are available for 4-year-olds to sixth graders; youth classes for seventh graders to 12th graders; and adult classes. More...

Soap updates

THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL — Eric urged Hope to offer Sally a job on her campaign. Thorne told a disheartened Katie that Wyatt had already moved on with Sally. More...

Sports

Cal’s team has ‘little bit of everything’

Vaught’s Views

Many college basketball analysts projected before the start of the 2017-18 season that SEC basketball would be even better in 2018-19. More...

Gabby’s fishing fever

Nighttime is peak feeding time now

It is wide-open summertime right now with the very hot days making it hard to get out and enjoy outdoor activities like fishing. It will be a few months before it cools down some, so we have to look for ways to beat the heat.  More...

Struttin’ Time:

Join us for gathering at Labor Day

I would like to tell everyone about our coming reunion in the Daniel Boone National Forest, at Little Lick Campground.  More...

Families & Friends

Drum circle planned at Hemphill

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

Carcassonne to hold big July 4 celebration

In the late 1930’s, Carcassonne Community School hosted back-to-back Letcher County Fairs. This year the community will host the greatest Fourth of July celebration in recent memory.  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...

Obituaries

Rites held for Lake Crase Banks

Graveside services for Lake Crase Banks, 97, were held June 30 at the Watts Cemetery at Hallie.  Born in Millstone to the late Marion Monroe Crase and Mary Alice Baker, she died June 27.  She was the widow of Earnest Banks, and was also pre More...

Herbert Standifer dies at 87

Herbert Hoover Standifer, 87, died June 29 in Rutledge, Tenn. More...

Services held for Willie Dixon Jr.

Funeral services for Willie Dixon Jr., 73, of Whitesburg, were held July 3 at the Millstone Missionary Baptist Church.  A son of the late Willie and Edna Herron Dixon, he died June 30 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital.  He was a b More...

Faster Internet service ahead

Anyone who has ever tried to stream movies or upload video to the Internet knows there is often something missing in Letcher County — speed. More...

Bevin cuts dental and vision coverage to 460,000 residents

LOUISVILLE Gov. Matt Bevin’s administration cut dental and vision coverage for as many as 460,000 Kentuckians after his Medicaid overhaul plan was rejected in court. More...

Jury indicts dad, son

A father and son at whose home police found the weapon believed to have been used to murder Rickey Allen Gibson in April have been indicted on drug charges.  More...

Opinions

We have to have something to gripe about to stay happy

Wow. The highway department actually patched half of the holes between Webb Branch and Pound Gap. They seemed to have run out of asphalt around Bill Vanover’s bait shop. They missed a few, too.  More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Disruption to Medicaid benefits sparks outcry across Kentucky

Critics of the Bevin administration are crying foul after a decision by the state to disrupt dental and vision benefits that certain Medicaid recipients would have received as part of the state’s now-halted Kentucky HEALTH program. More...

Columns

The Way We Were

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

Now Here's a Tip

• Road-trip organization: Put items you’ll need along the way into a laundry basket or two, which can be easily accessed during your trip. More...

My mom’s new outfit

My beautiful mom was raised on a farm in Pound, Va. 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...

Entertainment

Jenkins ‘aqua yoga’ class is safe, fun

An enjoyable — and much easier — form of yoga is being offered in private each Saturday at the Jenkins City Swimming Pool in Jenkins.  More...

New Orleans jazz comes to Whitesburg this Thursday night

The sixth of 10 Levitt AMP Whitesburg Music Series concerts will feature the sounds of New Orleans with the Nasty Nati Brass Band. Opening the show will be Ron Short and the Possum Playboys of southwest Virginia.  More...

Grilled Caesar Steak Salad is great for holiday

Let’s say you wanted to land a luxurious rib-eye steak at the center of your Fourth of July picnic, but worried about being able to afford it.  More...