June 13, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Features

Going on be gone? Get your mail held with just one click!

Going on vacation? Wonderful! Have a great time, and make sure and send a postcard or two to your friends and family! While you are gone, would you like the Postal Service to hold your mail to keep it from piling up? More...

The way we were

Clips from Mountain Eagle front pages over the past 50 years

June 13, 1957 The Whitesburg Youth Council Association has set as its chief goal the installation of a recreation center in the basement of City Hall. More...

Are doctors for sick people?

What would you say to a friend who limped around with a broken leg but wouldn't go to a doctor? I hope you would try to convince him to get help. But what if he said he was waiting for his leg to heal first? More...

Opinions

Is education not important to us?

It is disappointing to believe Kentuckians are more vocally concerned with the number of wins and losses racked up last season by former UK basketball coach Tubby Smith than about the growing number of discrepancies in the résumé of recen More...

Runoff not needed

Remember a few months ago when there was move afoot to do away with the runoff provision for Kentucky gubernatorial candidates? More...

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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. More...

Health

Increase calcium intake by consuming the right foods

Calcium is the most abundant mineral in the human body. However, because calcium helps your body build strong bones and teeth and supports other important functions, it's continuously being used. More...

Are trendy roller shoes safe for kids?

CHICAGO Trendy wheeled sneakers that let kids zip down sidewalks, across playgrounds and through mall crowds could also send them rolling into emergency rooms on a stretcher, say doctors who blame a rash of injuries on the international craze. More...

Retired players get a lesson in health

Chris Slade is only 36 years old. He tries to stay away from junk food. He still runs four or five times a week. Not exactly the sort of person who would seem at risk of health problems. More...

Patchwork

Dismal Pike to headline festival here

Founded by banjo player Rod Smith and the group's lead singer/mandolin player Mike Bentley of Virgie, Dismal Pike is a hard-driving band with an enormous amount of originality. More...

Gospel singing set

Free Indeed, a gospel group, will sing at 6:30 p.m., June 22, at the Campbell's Branch Community Center. The performance will benefit the community center. Those attending should bring their own seating. For more information, call 633-1536. More...

Tyme to perform

East KY Tyme will play at the Hemphill Community Center on Friday, June 15. The performance will begin at 7:30 p.m. More...

Obituaries

Reba M. Molner succumbs at 84

Reba M. Molner died June 7 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital. She was 84 years old. Born in Letcher County, she was a daughter of the late Herbert and Nora Nichols Collins and the widow of Andrew Molner. More...

Services held for Leslie Sue Biggerstaff

Leslie Sue Biggerstaff died June 3 at her home in Whitesburg. She was 60 years old. Born in Letcher County, she was a daughter of Prina Howell Biggerstaff and the late Ray Biggerstaff. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Whitesburg. More...

DePew rites held

Funeral services for Morris Eugene "Gene" DePew, 46, were held June 9 at Everidge Funeral Home. A son of Virginia Williams DePew of Whitesburg and the late Delmar DePew, he was born at Jenkins. He died June 3 in Chipley, Fla. More...

Reins tightened on horse trail

Fish and Wildlife agency wants to assess environmental impact

A committee working to develop the proposed Pioneer Horse Trail on Pine Mountain got a double dose of bad news this week. More...

Citizens honored for work

Commerce has honored five men and one woman for their continuing work as community volunteers. The awards were presented at a reception held last week at Pine Mountain Grill in Whitesburg. More...

Drug is helping addicts recover

A drug that has been on the market for 4-1/2 years and is proven to be very effective in treating pain pill addicts remains hard to find in southeastern Kentucky. More...

News

Moratorium will remain in effect, Craft tells board

Whitesburg Mayor James W. More...

County will end year in black, Ward says

Letcher County's government will finish the current fiscal year in the black and should be able to spend more money on county projects during the year beginning July 1, Letcher County Judge/Executive Jim Ward said. More...

QUILTS ON EXHIBIT HERE

Handmade quilts will be on display in the gallery of Appalshop in Whitesburg during June. Pictured above is a butterfly quilt made by Jean Hampton. The gallery is open Monday through Friday between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. More...

Columns

Purchasing a car sight unseen is iffy at best

Dear Tom and Ray: We all know you should have a competent, trustworthy mechanic check out a used car before you buy it. This works fine when you, the used car and your mechanic are all in the same city. More...

Strange but true

+ Have you ever seen a sesquipedalian? You certainly have - in fact, there's one in this very paragraph. More...

Sports

Defense not enough to take Cougars to Lexington

Strong defense was not enough to lift the Cougars in baseball state tournament action last week. The Letcher County Central Cougars made their firstever appearance in the Semi- State Tournament in Pikeville, More...

Don't grade Gillispie just yet; JBS still together

Do any of you remember the last time UK's football team entered a season coming off an eight-win campaign with a bowl win and returning six players from that team that won some type of an all-SEC honor last season? More...

Martin living the good life

Every driver that takes the green flag in the Nextel Cup Series dreams of being a contender for one of the dozen spots that will eventually move into the championship round of 10 races known as the Chase. More...

Families & Friends

Old friends are seen at Customer Appreciate Day

Whitesburg

By OMA HATTON Hello, everyone. Hope you are all doing well. I've been real busy - doctor's appointments, all kinds of tests and physical therapy on my arm. Things are going well. I had to have an MRI. More...

SCHOOL PICTURE

Students at Colson Head Start are (front row, left to right) Jacob Madden, Lindsay Mullins, Dawton Haley, Ashley Jackson, Keeka Sexton, Cody Combs, Madison Mason, Danielle Madison Hundley, Heather Akemon, Jade Cook, (second row) Steven Collins, Em More...

Country Gentleman's voice is heard around the world

The "Cumberland Sunrise Show" on Whitesburg's 88.7 FM radio is a breath of fresh air to early morning risers. Who wants to get out of bed at 5:00 in the morning while the chickens are still on the roost? More...