July 11, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Democrats will discuss options in Mullins case

The Letcher County Democratic Party will meet Thursday night to discuss what, if anything, it can do about the District 3, Letcher County Magistrate’s race.  Candidate Emory “Fudge” Mullins is still in jail since June 18 on chi More...

News

Firm says it will reopen mine here

A mining company owned by West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice and with a long history of unpaid taxes and unpaid employees says it will hire 150 people to work at previously closed mines in Letcher and Pike counties.  More...

Kentucky once had its own cave rescue story heard around the world

The entrapment and rescue of 12 teenage Thai soccer players and their coach in a cave may seem like a novel or a suspense movie to much of the world, but to those familiar with Kentucky history, it is chillingly familiar. More...

Trump proposal for climate, coal moving forward The Associated Press

The Trump administration is advancing a proposal that would replace President Barack Obama’s principal attempt to cut U.S. greenhouse gas emissions with a new rule expected to go easier on the ailing coal industry. More...

Sports

UK lineman expects breakout season

Vaught’s Views

He played in all 13 games last year and made six starts at left tackle. Yet junior Landon Young says he only had a “decent season last year” and is hoping to be a much better player for Kentucky this season.  More...

Struttin’ Time:

He is one happy hunter this week!

I am so happy and thankful to be doing this edition of Struttin’ Time. I just endured my second major surgery in eight months. The miles, and years seem to be catching up with me FAST.  More...

Speak Your Piece

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Families & Friends

Mothballs save garden tomatoes

Of all the things the Letcher County Senior Citizens have been involved in since I became a member in March of 2017, the prom that took place June 20 at the Letcher County Extension Center was by far the most talked about and bragged about. More...

The Country Troubadours will perform Friday night

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

Cemetery preservation project

Information on how to start a cemetery preservation project will be offered on the Internet from 1 to 2 p.m., Thursday, July 26, by Andy Harpole and Savannah Darr, members of the Friends of Eastern Cemetery in Jefferson County.  More...

Coal firms are county’s worst tax deadbeats

Letcher County’s local government and two school systems lost huge chunks of their budget last year after the state of Kentucky cut the assessment of unmined minerals, and now they’re losing hundreds of thousands more as coal companies ha More...

Bevin’s cuts to Medicaid services affect at least 3,500 people here

A move by Kentucky Gov. More...

Opinions

New state taxes are very unfair

This newspaper takes strong exception to House Bill 487, which became effective July 1 and imposed sales tax on a number of service providers, including nonprofits, in order to shore up Kentucky’s underfunded pension systems.  Our concerns More...

Political Cartoon

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Beshear v. Bevin may not happen if Lundergans have their way

It’s easy to look at Andy Beshear’s gubernatorial campaign announcement as the next round of his effort to avenge Gov. More...

Columns

The Way We Were

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

Nows Here's a Tip

• Summer kids tip: Create an “I’m Bored” jar with ideas about things to do. Now when that phrase inevitably comes up, you’ll be ready with a quick solution.  More...

SPEAKING OF SOAPS

GENERAL HOSPITAL — Nina had impeccable timing. Peter made a promise. Franco was curious. Sonny played it cool. Finn extended an olive branch. Michael apologized. Nelle was shaken. Carly confided in Kevin. Sam got a clue. More...

Obituaries

Services held for Carless Eldridge

Carless Eldridge, 85, of Fairborn, Ohio, died July 3.  Born in Banks to the late Boyd and Polly Caudill Eldridge, he was the widower of Dorothy E. Eldridge. He is survived by Dorothy G. More...

Robert Caudill dies at 55

Robert Gale Caudill, 55, of Whitesburg, died July 5 at the Greg and Noreen Wells Hospice Care Center in Hazard.  A son of Elma Ison Caudill and the late Powers Arthur Caudill Jr., he was a brother of the late Keith Caudill.  More...

Rites held for Clyde Collins

Clyde R. More...