May 30, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Features

The way we were

Clips from Mountain Eagle front pages over the past 50 years

May 30, 1957 One hundred thirty-three seniors were graduated from Whitesburg High School at commencement ceremonies Friday night in the school gymnasium. More...

+ When asked to name their favorite flavor for a dessert or a sweet snack, 52 percent of Americans say it's chocolate. Vanilla and berry flavors are tied for second place, but they each got only 12 percent of the vote. More...

+ On May 31, 1870, Professor Edward Joseph De Smedt of the American Asphalt Pavement Company, New York City, receives two patents for his invention of the first practical version of sheet asphalt. More...

Columns

CLICK and CLACK TALK CARS

Crossover SUVs are a good middle ground

Dear Tom and Ray: I've always owned an "old lady" car (i.e., Pontiac Bonneville, Oldsmobile 88, Buick LeSabre). But I recently bought a 2007 Toyota Highlander. While I love the vehicle, I'm concerned about how easily SUVs "tip" over. More...

Sports

Cavs advance, Cougars can't

The Jenkins Lady Cavaliers softball team will face Estill County tonight (Wednesday) in the second round of the regional tournament in Hazard. More...

Six ink scholarships

In two days last week, six of Letcher County's top athletes signed college letters and took the jump to the next level of athletic competition. More...

Letcher Central wins opener

The Letcher County Central Cougars defeated Breathitt County 12-2 in six innings on Monday to advance to the second round of the 14th Region Baseball Tournament. District runner-up Jenkins also advanced Monday by defeating Jackson City, 6-5. More...

Families & Friends

HONOR STUDENT - John Michael Hammons, a fourthgrade student at Arlie Boggs Elementary School, received certificates for his achievements in math, health, science, and English. More...

FIRST BIRTHDAY - Macie Leigh Kincer celebrated her first birthday April 26. She is the daughter of Dennis and Christie Kincer of Jenkins. Her grandparents are Kenneth and Pam Taylor of Isom, and Harold and Judy Kincer of Payne Gap. More...

Students inducted into honor society

John Welch King of Cromona, and Miranda Rose Grause of Whitesburg, recently were inducted in the Psi Chi Honorary Society at The University of Virginia's College at Wise. Psi Chi is a national honor society for psychology students. More...

Obituaries

Services are set for Keith Napier

Funeral services for Keith Edward Napier, 50, will be held tomorrow (Thursday) in Independence. Burial will be in the Independence Cemetery. A son of Pauline Boggs Napier of Independence and the late Carl E. More...

Beatrice Short, 55, buried at Letcher

Funeral services for Beatrice "Bea" Everidge Short, 55, were held May 28 at the Tolson Creek Old Regular Baptist Church. Burial was in the Hampton Cemetery at Letcher. Mrs. Short died May 26 at her home at Blackey. More...

Steven Webb dies

Steven Lee Webb, 22, died May 23 at his home at Deane. Born in Floyd County, he was a son of Forest Maloney and Carol Newsome. He was a member of the Haymond Freewill Baptist Church and the Free Pentecostal Church of Haymond. More...

Bolling tells court to follow rules on hiring, spending

County Attorney Harold Bolling has called on the Letcher Fiscal Court to follow regulations more closely when hiring personnel and spending county funds. "You can't just decide to let somebody work," Bolling told the court at its May meeting. More...

Coal firm wants lawsuit heard in federal court

Consol of Kentucky says a lawsuit filed against the company by 11 Letcher County residents should be heard in federal court instead of Letcher Circuit Court. More...

News

Man says Danish was 'adulterated' by rubber bands

Lawsuit filed in Letcher Circuit seeks damages from Sara Lee

Finding rubber bands in your mouth can be life changing to someone who isn't wearing braces on his teeth. So says one Letcher County man. More...

Jenkins board delays action

The Jenkins Independent Board of Education has tabled the first reading of the district's "Drug Free Schools Policy." The board took the action at its May meeting Monday night at the request Director of Pupil Personnel Harvey Tackett. More...

Deadline near

The deadline for submitting recipes for the Mountain Heritage cookbook is June 1. The Mountain Heritage Festival Committee is planning to publish a cookbook to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the festival. More...

Opinions

Why not meet with real people with real issues?

Now that the Presidential election is off to an early start, it is time to wonder if there are any candidates in either party who will be coming into eastern Kentucky or other Appalachian regions. More...

Reclassify pain drug

U.S. Rep. Hal Rogers, the Republican from Kentucky's 5th District, has joined another Republican congressman from Appalachia - Rep. More...

Immigration bill troubling for both political parties

The immigration bill before the Senate is a source of great agony and a fountainhead of opportunity. Senators in both parties are deeply torn within themselves over what to do. Take, first, the Democrats. More...

Speak Your Piece

Speak Your Piece

Call 633-7508 from 9 am Tuesday to 9 am Friday.

The constable in District 4 has been in office for 17 years. If he wasn't doing his job, then the people of District 4 would not have kept voting him back in. More...

Health

Diabetes pill raises risk of heart attacks

A widely used diabetes pill raises the risk of heart attacks and possibly death, according to a scientific analysis that reveals what some experts are calling another Vioxx-like example of the government failing to protect the public from an unsafe More...

High blood pressure takes toll on body

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: I have high blood pressure, or so I am told. I don't have a single symptom. I feel quite well, and I am quite active. More...

New birth-control pill wins FDA approval

The first birth-control pill meant to put a stop to women's monthly periods indefinitely won federal approval May 22. Called Lybrel, it's the first such pill to receive Food and Drug Administration approval for continuous use. 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...

Questions arise about fall TV

NEW YORK The world stood still recently as the broadcast networks unveiled their new schedules. Everyone rejoiced at the announcement that, no, NBC wasn't axing "Law & Order," while "Veronica Mars" fans grieved at news of its demise. More...

New TV show similar to 'Knots Landing'

"Hidden Palms"? Think "Knots Landing" crossed with "Beverly Hills 90210." That is, if you're not too young to remember either show - which the audience "Hidden Palms" is targeting may very well be. More...