June 20, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

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BUILDING DOG HOUSES FOR LETCHER - Brownie Scout members Cassie McNeil, left, and Katie Hall take a break inside one of more than 40 dog houses built recently by more than 20 Girl Scout troops in the Louisville area. More...

Features

Moments in time

+ On June 22, 1611, after spending a winter trapped by ice in present-day Hudson Bay, the starving crew of the Discovery mutinies against its captain, English navigator Henry Hudson, and sets him, his teenage son and seven supporters adrift in a sm More...

The way we were

Clips from Mountain Eagle front pages over the past 50 years June 20, 1957 Kendall Boggs will leave his job as principal of Whitesburg High School and grade school August 1. More...

What Mamaw Would Want You to Know

When I visit people to explain the gospel, they sometimes tell me, "I wish you could meet my Mamaw. Now, she's a real good Christian woman. I've never heard her cuss, and she loves everybody. If anyone will get to heaven, she will. More...

Opinions

Right to choose who repairs our autos is at stake

To the Editor: Where do you have work done on your car? If you are like most folks, once your new car warranty expires, you like to take your vehicle to a repair shop you trust and that is convenient to your home or business. More...

A bad breed

Republicans hardly have a lock on corruption in Washington, but they do seem to hold the patent on an especially brazen breed of dodgy politician. This is the official who combines devious dealing with abusive behavior. Alaska Rep. More...

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Sports

Volleyball officials are being sought

Officials for the sport of volleyball at the Kentucky High School Athletic Association level are being sought. For more information, contact Tommy Hall at ~ home, 606-368-2455, or at work, 606-785-3157. More...

Sports in Kentucky

Brooks isn't the 'worst' anymore

The Kentucky all-stars' dramatic come-back win over Tennessee last week was outstanding. The timing is excellent also with big momentum firmly in hands of Kentucky officials. More...

Is Busch's future brightest of all?

CHARLOTTE, N.C. For a kid who just lost his job, Kyle Busch is certainly on top of the NASCAR world. Busch became NASCAR's newest free agent when he was pushed out of Hendrick Motorsports so the team could make room for Dale Earnhardt Jr. More...

Families & Friends

Ice

Gardens are doing well despite dry conditions

I think summer has arrived. It is so hot and dry. We area having a "drought" in our part of the county. Hopefully we will receive some rain before the gardens dry up. Harding Ison is still a resident at Letcher Manor. More...

AARP driver's class offered

The AARP Driver Safety Program will be offered at the Rebecca Caudill Library, 310 W. Main St., Cumberland, from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 28, and Friday, June 29. Attendance both days is required. More...

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TOP GOLFERS - Willis Ring (left) and Jack Hammock recently took a four-stroke victory in the championship flight at the Lonesome Pine Country Club Member-Guest Tournament. They defeated Ron Clark and John Minor. More...

Obituaries

Services set for Helen Mulholland

Helen Lucille Mulholland, 80, of Mt. Pleasant, S.C., died June 14. Born at Sergent, she was a daughter of the late Roy R. Crawford Sr. and Regina Fairchild Crawford, and a sister of the late Roy R. Crawford Jr. and Virginia Lee Crawford. More...

Services are held for Hobert Elkins

Funeral services for Hobert Elkins, 72, were held June 17 in Benham. Burial was in the Maggard Cemetery at Partridge. Born in Letcher County, he was a son of the late Granville and Nannie Hall Elkins, and the widower of Loretta Johnson Elkins. More...

Sadie Hall dies

Sadie Imel Fife Hall, 90, died June 12 at her home at Sadieville. Born in Pike County, she was a daughter of the late John W. Fife and Alka Mae Hunter Fife Fields, and a stepdaughter of the late Pinson Fields. More...

Court may hand trash collection to private firm

The Letcher Fiscal Court voted 4-2 this week to examine the possibility of turning over the county's garbage collection system to a private company. The issue wasn't on the agenda for Monday night's June meeting of the court. More...

Mexican restaurant is first to get license to sell drinks

Customers at Whitesburg's first Mexican restaurant can now enjoy margarita with their meal. Las Peñas Mexican Restaurant this week became the first restaurant in 60 years to serve alcohol legally in the City of Whitesburg. More...

News

Grocer honored for work with children

A Letcher County businessman was recently presented the most prestigious award given by the Whitesburg Rotary Club. More...

Water shortage watch in effect for Letcher, 60 other counties

With much of Kentucky suffering one of the driest periods on record in more than 110 years, the Environmental and Public Protection Cabinet has issued a water shortage watch for Letcher County and 60 other counties in the state. More...

31 signs stolen, authorities say

The Letcher County E-911 office and the sheriff's department are asking for information concerning the recent theft of 911 road signs. More...

Columns

Ugly politics loom ahead

WASHINGTON There's the brand, and then there's the product. At the moment, the Democratic brand is pretty good while the Republican brand is badly scarred. But when it comes to product, Democrats still have a lot of development work to do. More...

Land of the free

Imagine you are living - legally, I should add - in a foreign country. Maybe you're a student, living with your family, studying at a local university. One day, you are charged with credit-card fraud and making false statements. More...

Media Beat

Violence at the remote

When we contemplate our roles as media consumers avidly seeking to understand what's going on in the world, one of our American conceits is apt to be that the TV set lets us in on violence. More...

Speak Your Piece

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Health

Parents should limit child's exposure to sun

WASHINGTON Shade your kids. Strong new evidence suggests overall sun exposure in childhood, not just burns, is a big key to who later develops deadly skin cancer. More...

Brown recluse spider is not an aggressive creature

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: What are the symptoms of a brown recluse spider bite? A month ago, I got a very itchy spot on my foot. I squeezed it, and two little specks of fluid came out. It still itches at times. More...

Safety tips for travel during pregnancy

Some women worry about the safety of traveling while pregnant, but just because you're expecting doesn't mean that you can't go on vacation. 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...

Audio reviews

Releases honor 'Summer of Love'

For some people, mostly those who were there, the Summer of Love actually began in the winter of 1967 - on January 14, to be exact - when about 15,000 young people gathered at the Human Be-In at San Francisco's Golden Gate Park to hear a middle-a More...

Years after R.E.M., Athens still music hotspot

ATLANTA It's been 15 years since the last B-52s album and two decades since songs like "The One I Love" and "It's the End of the World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)" transformed Athens, Ga.'s R.E.M. More...