May 23, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Firm buys building

An oil and gas service company has completed its purchase of a "spec" building the county erected several years ago at the Gateway Industrial Park at Jenkins. More...

Features

Volkswagen emblems reignite youthful desire to collect them

Dear Tom and Ray: I've been a fan of yours for a long time, and I thought you might be able to help. When I was a kid growing up in the Bronx, I had a fascination with the emblems on VWs and used to steal them. More...

The way we were

Clips from Mountain Eagle front pages over the past 50 years

May 23, 1957 Mrs. Virginia Combs was elected "Woman of the Year" and honored at a banquet at the V.F.W. Post Saturday night. Mrs. Combs was nominated by the Woman's Club, and was selected by a panel of judges as the winner. More...

SPEAKING OF SOAPS

RECAPS - 5/21 - 5/25 THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL - Phoebe confronts Ashley about accusing Ridge of murder. Rick goes to Ridge's office to investigate and is caught by Phoebe. Phoebe tells him to let go of the accusations against Ridge. More...

Opinions

Working class is not stupid about immigration

The American working class has few friends, and that sad situation is never more apparent than when the issue is immigration. The fat cats want unlimited supplies of cheap labor. It makes sense. More...

Cartoon

Full Story

Obama talks with candor about ways blacks must fix problems

Whether or not he wins the Democratic nomination or the American presidency, Barack Obama is doing something incredibly important that no other presidential candidate could do: He is speaking honestly to the black community about the problems that More...

Speak Your Piece

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Health

Doctors are trying to diagnose autism in babies

CHICAGO Within days of their birth, healthy babies will look you in the eye. By 4 months, they will delight in others. And by 9 months, they will exchange smiles. Jacob Day did none of those things. More...

Bypass surgery must often be repeated

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: In 1995 I underwent quadruple heart bypass surgery. Now, 11 years later, an angiogram was taken and I was told that the grafts are not functioning well. A vein from my left leg was used for the grafts. More...

What's on the inside counts

LONDON If it really is what's on the inside that counts, then a lot of thin people might be in trouble. More...

Obituaries

Service held for Roman "Pete" Caudill

Roman "Pete" Caudill, 79, of Fairborn, Ohio, died May 13. Born in Perry County, he was preceded in death by his wife, Ethel Caudill, and later married Effie Caudill, who survives him. Caudill served in the U.S. More...

Services are held for James Trent

James Henry Trent died May 19 at his home in Whitesburg. He was 71 years old. A son of the late Clyde and Mary Golden Tyra Trent, he was the widower of Nita Dawn Fields Trent. He was the father of the late James Glenn Trent. More...

Roma Amburgey succumbs at 87

Funeral services for Roma Amburgey, 87, were held May 13 at the Dixon Memorial Old Regular Baptist Church at Letcher. Burial was in the Dixon Memorial Cemetery. A daughter of the late Cleveland and Malva Fields Caudill, she was born at Premium. More...

Court is asked to OK weaker code of ethics

The Letcher County Fiscal Court this week approved the first reading of an ordinance that greatly weakens a county government code of ethics that has been in place for a number of years. More...

U.S. 119 construction should be 'fully underway' within 2 years

Construction should be fully underway within two years on a $101 million project to reconstruct 9.6 miles of U.S. Route 119 in Letcher County. That's the message a state transportation official delivered to the U.S. More...

News

Relay raises $61,675

CANCER SURVIVORS KICK OFF EVENT - Juanita Banks and Bill Collins, both members of the Premium Baptist Church, lead cancer survivors in a lap around the walking track at the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life held May 18 at the River Park in Wh More...

Police announce safety blitz here

The Kentucky State Police said this week they will be conducting traffic safety checks in Letcher County between now and June 3. More...

Dedication planned May 28

The Colonel Ben E. Caudill Camp No. 1629 of the Sons of Confederate Veterans will hold a dedication service for the Sandlick Monument and graves of Confederate soldiers at the Sandlick Cemetery in Whitesburg at 1:30 p.m., May 28. More...

Sports

School board votes to leave 'history' in community

The Letcher County Board of Education approved moving all trophies, trophy cases and the old dinner bell from Kingdom Come Settlement School to the Gordon Fire Department. More...

COUGARS

The Letcher County Cougars Girls' AAU 12 and Under team members and coaches are (front row, left to right) Abbie Adams, Janetta Dixon, Emily Blair, Kelah Eldridge, Whitney Hogg, Lexie Smith, (back row) Kenny Cornett, Keith Collins, Sierra Dixon, A More...

Hoops greats

It was a voice out of the past - a very welcome one. "This is Harry Todd," he said. I probably embarrassed him when I told him that I was proud of him. More...

Families & Friends

Yard sale featured Pennsylvania Dutch desserts

Greetings from the hills and valleys of Eolia and Eolia Christian Community Outreach. A man's wisdom gives him patience; it is to his glory to overlook an offense. More...

Eolia

Community bulletin board: Rockvine Baptist Church youth meets every Thursday at 6 p.m.; bus will run. Call 633-4948. Eolia Community Park meets the third Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. at ECCO. All are welcome. More...

BEST FRIENDS

Creed Warf and Sam Mullins carry on a serious conversation about dirt bikes. 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...

ZZ Top rocks Expo crowd

The region was treated to a first class rock and roll show last week when ZZ Top took the stage at the Eastern Kentucky Expo Center in Pikeville. More...