May 16, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

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Pet pageant planned

A dog and cat pageant will be held at noon, May 26, in the Perry County Park. Pets will be judged on beauty, clothing, personality and crowd appeal. A portion of the proceeds will go to the Kentucky River Animal Shelter Spay Program. More...

When should spark plugs be replaced?

CLICK and CLACK TALK CARS

Dear Tom and Ray: How do I know when I should change my spark plugs? I mean, will my car do anything different? I was getting my oil changed, and the guy said I should change my spark plugs. How would he even know? Thanks. More...

Authors will sign books at arts and crafts show

Gary Varner of Johnson City, Tenn., has written an interesting book entitled Let Me Tell You a Story about his life and career. Many of his stories have a humorous twist that keeps the reader turning pages and sharing the stories with friends. More...

Sports

Racing needs Triple Crown

What a feel-good time of year! How can it get any better, for instance, than this week if Kentucky Derby champion Street Sense can win the second leg of the Triple Crown on Saturday when the Preakness is run at Pimlico in Baltimore? More...

Racing focused on Earnhardt watch

CHARLOTTE, N.C. Dale Earnhardt Jr. needs some time to decompress. It's been all Earnhardt all the time since he announced he was defecting from his late father's company. More...

Homecoming week at Charlotte

When Charlotte was battling five other cities including Daytona Beach, which just happens to be the home of NASCAR, to build the sport's official Hall of Fame, one of its selling points was that the Charlotte area was home to 90 percent of the Next More...

Health

13 Appalachian states focus attention on heart disease

Doctors, lawmakers and specialists are launching a large-scale public health network to change one of the stark facts of Appalachian life: residents here are 20 percent more likely to die from heart disease than the rest of the country. More...

Read these weighty titles to slim down this summer

The average American may be growing fatter, but not for lack of information on getting thin. New diet and exercise books seem to appear daily: In 2006 alone, 2,215 new health and fitness titles were published, according to R.R. More...

Medicines can usually remedy large prostate

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: I have been told and have read in many articles that nothing can be done for a diffusely and extremely enlarged prostate gland. Is this true? - J.C. ANSWER: No, it's not true. With age, all men's prostate glands enlarge. More...

Patchwork

Entertainment

This guide is published by The Mountain Eagle as a public service to help keep readers informed about entertainment events within driving distance of Letcher County. All dates are subject to change. More...

Q. and A. with Alison Krauss

NASHVILLE, Tenn. Alison Krauss' new album, "A Hundred Miles or More: A Collection," is more a compilation of side projects than a true solo disc. More...

Wilco returns to past work for new album

WILCO, "Sky Blue Sky," (Nonesuch Records) - After a three year hiatus, alternative country-rock band Wilco has finally released their sixth studio album, "Sky Blue Sky." Unlike the critically-acclaimed experimental releases of the last few year More...

Closing saddens students

Last week 11 of the 12 students that make up the eighth-grade class at Kingdom Come Settlement School gathered around a computer and listened to "If Everyone Cared" by Nickelback hoping their principal, Linda Jarrett, would approve the song being p More...

Light vote expected

Letcher County and no one came out to vote? That won't be the case literally next Tuesday. But it might be the case figuratively if voters here pay as little attention to the candidates for statewide offices as the candidates have paid to them. More...

News

Two men arrested after welder found

Two Letcher County men were arrested Sunday after the sheriff's department recovered a stolen MIG welder. Brandon R. McElroy, 31, of 29 Brick Street, Jenkins, and Emmitt E. More...

Plaque honors former chief

Raymond Lee Day, of Lexington (pictured above) made a plaque in memory of his late father, Remious Day (left), who was the Whitesburg fire chief from 1946 to 1966. The Day family recently presented the plaque to the Whitesburg Fire Department. More...

On the move? Make sure that your mail keeps up with you!

Few things are more difficult than moving - finding a new home, packing up your belongings, transporting them to your new home, unpacking, putting everything where it belongs, and settling in. Last year, 45 million people changed their addresses. More...

Opinions

MSHA ruling leaves doubt

For a lay person, the notion that lightning would hit the ground, find its way through layers of rock and emerge in a nearby coal mine, then set off a methane explosion that led to 12 miners' deaths, sounds a bit far-fetched. More...

Pro-choice Republicans test leaders of anti-abortion front

WASHINGTON Watch what happens when Republicans can no longer evade the abortion issue. After trying to have it all ways and looking silly in the process, Rudy Giuliani finally came out and restated his support for a woman's right to choose. More...

Ken Burns' World War II

All I can say is that it's a good thing it's Ken Burns. If the micromanagers and pseudo-censors representing the politically correct Congressional Hispanic Caucus were taking on a lesser filmmaker, who knows what would happen? More...

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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: mteagle@tgtel.com I have a two-year-old Boston Terrier dog that has gone missing. More...

Families & Friends

GRADUATE - Savannah Hunsucker was graduated from the University of Kentucky on May 6 with a bachelor of arts degree in foreign language and international economics, and a bachelor of arts degree in Spanish. More...

Members with the craft co-op picked up litter

Hope everyone had a good Mother's Day weekend. The weather was nice for the weekend, but Sunday evening seemed a little cool when the wind blew. The school year is winding down and soon it will be summer break for the school kids. More...

COMMUNITY SERVICE - Eleven members of the Letcher County Chapter of AARP participated in a work day at Camp Nathanael in Knott County as part of National Day of Service activities. More...

Obituaries

Mrs. Martin dies at 93

Funeral services were held May 12 for Alma Martin, 93, of Millstone. At the time of her death, Mrs. Martin and her husband, Sherd, 99, were believed to be the longest married couple in Letcher County. More...

Services are set for Karen Webb

Funeral services for Karen Sue Webb, 41, of Centerville, Ohio, will be held at 11 a.m. tomorrow (Thursday) in Beavercreek, Ohio. Burial will be in the Dayton National Cemetery. More...

Services are held for William Pratt

Funeral services for William Taulbee Pratt, 82, were held May 5 in Hindman. Burial was in Mountain Memory Gardens at Hindman. A son of the late Bee and Molly Pridemore Pratt, he died May 1 at his home at Leburn. More...