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Features

The way we were

Clips from Mountain Eagle front pages over the past 50 years July 11, 1957 Letcher County may have new voting machines for use in the Nov. 5 general election. County Judge James M. More...

Salome's Stars

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) You clever Ewes and Rams love nothing more than to rise to a challenge. So, by all means, if you feel sure about your facts, step right up and defend your side of the issue. More...

SPEAKING OF SOAPS

RECAPS - 7/9 - 7/13 ONE LIFE TO LIVE - Cole hurries out of the storage room, causing Miles to freak that his secret that he's hiding Todd will be exposed. More...

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

Dark chocolate may lower blood pressure

CHICAGO Here's some good and bad news for chocoholics: Dark chocolate seems to lower blood pressure, but it requires an amount less than two Hershey's Kisses to do it, a small study suggests. More...

Types of treatment for Spinal Stenosis

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: I am writing to ask about spinal stenosis. Do many people have it? I am 74. I understand it comes from calcium deposits. Is this correct? Is the process stoppable or reversible? I heard that glucosamine can reabsorb the calcium. More...

Tobacco taxes to pay for children's health fund

WASHINGTON The nation's 45 million smokers will probably help pay for the spending increase that Democrats want for children's health insurance, say analysts familiar with deliberations on Capitol Hill. 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...

Doing the right thing pays off

She's a hero to many for taking stand about Hilton

NEW YORK A lighter and paper shredder helped make Mika Brzezinski the symbol of television journalism's guilt trip about Paris Hilton. More...

Obituaries

Bennie Thomas Jr. buried in Indiana

Bennie Thomas Jr., 79, of New Point, Ind., died July 2 in Indiana. Born in Whitesburg, he was a son of the late Bennie and Bertha Carpenter Thomas Sr., and a stepson of the late Florence Thomas and H.C. Carpenter. More...

Minnie Williams dies

Minnie Williams of Thornton, died July 7 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital. She was 82 years old. A daughter of the late Arthur and Nannie Sergent Lucas, she was the widow of Ray Williams. More...

Services held are for Anna Ruth Donnelly

Funeral services for Anna Ruth Donnelly, 63, of Isom, were held July 9 at Everidge Funeral Home. Burial was in the Evergreen Cemetery in Whitesburg. A daughter of the late Riley and Norma Hughes, she was born in Letcher County. More...

Tax collections up dramatically in wake of firm buying old bills

Collection of delinquent property taxes has increased dramatically in Letcher County since an out-of-state company began buying up old tax bills late last year. More...

Road will close for one day

Highway 805 at Haymond is scheduled to be closed tomorrow (Thursday) to allow maintenance workers to install a cross culvert under the road. More...

Murder charge filed in shooting at Deane

A judge was expected to decide today (Wednesday) whether authorities have enough evidence to pursue an indictment against a Letcher County man who is charged with murdering his neighbor. Bobby G. More...

News

Horse trail is probable, but wagon trail not, judge says

A planned walk-through with representatives of the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife along the route of the proposed Pioneer Horse Trail has been delayed until detailed plans and a topographical map can be drawn up, Letcher County Judge Jim More...

Couple face assault charges

Police say a McRoberts woman was charged with firstdegree assault after she stabbed her boyfriend with a knife during an alcohol-fueled argument. The boyfriend is facing a misdemeanor charge of fourth-degree assault. More...

Bluegrass festival to feature diverse group of entertainers

The Cumberland Mountain Arts & Crafts Council is proud to produce the second annual Cumberland Mountain Bluegrass Music Festival July 12- 14 at the Little Shepherd Amphitheatre up on the mountain in Jenkins. More...

Columns

Anxiety in the Empire

Now and then, a conservative columnist wonders why Americans have grown so sour about the country's future. After all, unemployment is low and stocks are rising. More...

Bad mothers often dress for role

Before you jump on me, let me say two things at the outset. Actually, three. First, I'm not using names. More...

Media Beat

Nixon praise made Libby pardon easy

When Gerald Ford died last December, the media rendered a split decision on what many news outlets called the defining moment of his presidency - the pardon of Richard Nixon. More...

Families & Friends

Martha J. Hall, grandson celebrated June birthdays

Cowan

I've been sick and haven't been able to write my news. I had to spend several days in the hospital. I am home now and feeling better and hope to be back on my feet again soon. On June 10, family and friends of Martha J. More...

Photo

ZACHARY RYAN FLEMING, an upcoming fifth student at Emmalena Elementary in Knott County, received four distinguisheds and two proficients on school test scores. More...

Support group to meet at ARH

The Letcher County Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Support Group will meet at 7 p.m., July 19, in the dining area at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital. This will be an informational session. More...