July 25, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Features

Three sisters enjoy day together in Hazard

Hello again. How are you? I hope you are all well and happy. You know what? I had a good week, all week long. On Monday, July 16, Joyce Howard and I visited Clyde. He was having a pretty good day. I don't remember Tuesday. More...

Strange But True

• It's often been said that necessity is the mother of invention - and for good reason. More...

Postal money orders are safe, convenient way to send funds

Need to send cash to a college student as the new school year rapidly approaches? Or looking for another way to pay bills? Don't overlook the convenience of postal money orders. More...

Columns

Say goodbye to that flooded car

CLICK and CLACK TALK CARS

Dear Tom and Ray: I was just in a flood, and my Honda Del Sol got flooded up to the hood latch. It was not running then, and I have not tried to turn it on since then. It was in the water for about six hours. Will my engine be ruined? More...

Sports

Girls fall one game short of state title

Fleming-Neon made its mark but came up one game short of the Junior League State Softball Tournament title last week at Charlie Adkins Field in Paintsville. More...

Football practices already underway

Football lovers, especially of our high schools, may be surprised to learn that preseason practice is already under way. Yes, I know, the weather is brutal and that's why I am writing my annual "please be careful" column. More...

NASCAR pauses for deep breath

The Nextel Cup Series enjoyed its final open week of the season this past weekend before embarking on the stretch run of the schedule that will not only set the drivers for the Chase but also eventually crown this year's champion. More...

Families & Friends

Stranded motorists rescued by kind strangers

Hello, everyone! How are things going in your little corner of this huge mixed-up world? Johnny and Ann Calihan and I made our way to Letcher Manor Nursing Home at Whitesburg, You should have seen my sister, Loretta Church's, More...

Pageant Winner

PAGEANT WINNER - Fifteenmonth old Maysa Annette Adams was crowned supreme winner for most beautiful and best personality in the 4th of July Beauties and Cuties Pageant held July 14 at the Whitesburg VFW. More...

Receives Medal

RECEIVES MEDAL - Technical Sgt. Shawn Damron, with the 791st Missile Security Forces Squadron stationed at Minot Air Force Base in Minot, N.D., has been in the Air Force almost 20 years. More...

Obituaries

Rhonda Jo Sexton buried at Sandlick

Rhonda Jo Sexton, 47, died July 20 at her home at Sandlick. Born in Letcher County, she was a daughter of Tish Mae Sexton Collins of Sandlick and the late James Clark Collins. She was a member of the House of Prayer at Sandlick. More...

Benny McIntosh dies

Funeral services for Benny Ray McIntosh, 48, will be held at 1 p.m. today (Wednesday) at the Premium Baptist Church. Burial will be in the Obey Fields Cemetery at Cowan. More...

Services held for Bonnie Davis, 88

Funeral services for Bonnie Amburgey Davis, 88, were held July 22 at the Neon First Church of God. Burial was in Green Acres Cemetery at Ermine. A daughter of the late Casie and Betty Ison Amburgey, she was born in Neon. More...

County to spend $60,000 to hire 2 more deputies

The Letcher Fiscal Court has agreed to spend $60,000 to hire two more sheriff's deputies. More...

PRIDE director is charged with stealing from county litter fund

Letcher County's PRIDE coordinator has been charged with illegally turning roadside trash into cash. Kentucky State Police say Josh Wampler Jr. More...

Attempted murder charge filed after fight at club

An investigation that began on July 6 after two men got into a fight at the American Legion in Neon ended last week when one of the two was charged with attempted murder. More...

News

New 'hang out' will host concerts in Whitesburg

Owner praises town's 'atmoshphere of growth'

Letcher County's newest eatery will mark its grand opening this weekend by serving up plenty of Gravy. More...

Edwards challenges Bush after touring Appalachia

A day after ending an eightstate tour which brought him to Letcher County, Democrat John Edwards last week challenged President Bush to explain policies that Edwards said favor the wealthy. More...

The high cost of addiction

I don't consider myself poor. Actually I consider myself really rich and it's not because of money and material goods. I grew up happy and I grew up in place where I played in the creeks and we climbed mountainsides. More...

Opinions

Edwards changes discussion about poverty in U.S.

WASHINGTON John Edwards may be running third in the race for the Democratic presidential nomination, but he has already changed the national conversation on a crucial issue. Poverty is no longer a hidden subject in American politics. More...

Defending a neighbor

To the Editor: I read in The Mountain Eagle where Courtney Baker attempted to defend herself against the gossip of the shallow narrowminded people so prevalent in this county. Courtney doesn't need to apologize to anyone. More...

Speak Your Piece

Speak Your Piece

I'm just calling in about the copper thieves over in Virginia. I'm telling you, man, a certain scrap yard over there took 528 pounds from me. I'll give it to you if you want to go and get it. More...

Health

More women over 30 seeking treatment for disorders such as anorexia, bulimia

MINNEAPOLIS Kelli Smith was nervous as she walked into the Philadelphia treatment center, seeking help at last for her anorexia. Looking around at the other patients, she was struck by how young they seemed. More...

Step two in becoming fit by September

It is week two now and you should be on your way feeling better after the little bit of walking you performed last week. More...

What causes heart valves to go bad?

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: I had a double heart bypass done seven years ago. I have emphysema. Now I have three out of four heart valves that are bad. My doctor says I need surgery, but he wants to put it off as long as possible because of my health. More...

Patchwork

Grower's Market set at Pine Mt. Craft Co-op

The Grower's Market, located beside Pine Mountain Craft Coop (near Pine Mountain Junc- Tyme to perform East KY Tyme will play at the Hemphill Community Center on Friday, July 27. The performance will take place from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. More...

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...

Music standing the test of time

Vintage Guns 'N Roses, Nirvana still selling well

NEW YORK Much of the rock 'n' roll and pop canon is well established. Buying the albums of '60s and '70s acts like the Beatles, the Beach Boys, Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix and Bob Marley is akin to a rite of passage for any young music fan. More...