August 1, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Board OK's $1 million field

The Letcher County Board of Education has approved a plan to spend $1 million on the construction of a baseball field, concession stand and two dugouts at Letcher County Central High School. More...

Features

SPEAKING OF SOAPS

RECAPS - 7/30 - 8/3 ONE LIFE TO LIVE - Shaun finds Vincent adrift in his own world on the roof of the Palace and tells Layla it looks as if Vincent might need someone to talk to. More...

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ARIES (March 21 to April 19) A turn in a relationship upsets the amorous Arian, who is puzzled by Cupid's romantic antics. Be patient and considerate. The confusion will soon sort itself out. More...

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• Those who have the time to study such things claim that the most difficult small object to flush down a toilet is a ping-pong ball. More...

Opinions

Courage about population needed

"Population Explosion" was a call to arms for American environmentalists 40 years ago, amid fears that baby boomers would have big families. That didn't happen, but hyper-populationgrowth is occurring now due to large-scale immigration. More...

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'Big' vs. 'small' are nothing but useless catchphrases

HARBERT, Mich. More...

Speak Your Piece

Speak Your Piece

To the UNITE people: I think you should do something about the drugs on Railroad Hill. It has been going on for years. I want to know the reason why The Mountain Eagle will not put my comments in Speak Your Piece. More...

Health

Poor readers more likely to die

CHICAGO Plenty of evidence suggests that having trouble understanding medical information is bad for your health. Now new research says it could even be deadly. More...

Step three in becoming fit

We are now at week three of the plans to get you in shape by the end of September. Hopefully, you are starting to notice that you feel better after you get up and go walking each day. More...

Let Lindsay Lohan be example for your teen

We all know her, the girl who just like Lindsay Lohan seemed to go overnight from good girl to bad. She moved from playing with Barbies to sneaking a cigarette, a beer and a French kiss, just like a lot of us once did. More...

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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...

Is Drew Carey the next Regis?

NEW YORK Drew Carey has been living a comfortable life of semi-retirement. In a couple of months, he could be Regis Philbin. More...

Country singer facing new charges

The Associated Press NASHVILLE, Tenn. Mindy McCready was back in jail last week, accused of violating probation on a 2004 drug charge after a scuffle with her mother and authorities in Florida. More...

County to spend $109,950 on new skateboard park

Skateboard enthusiasts in Letcher County will soon have a new place to practice their sport. More...

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CLEARING THE WATERWAY - The city and state government joined forces Monday to clean debris blocking two bridges across the North Fork of the Kentucky River. More...

News

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GETTING READY FOR SCHOOL - Destin and Dylan Kincer, children of Steven and Mitzi Kincer of Little Cowan, were all smiles on Friday even though they were spending part of one of their last days of summer vacation taking a family photograph. More...

Inmate able to escape during trip to hospital

A Letcher County Jail prisoner escaped custody last week during a trip to the Whitesburg hospital. More...

Airport fares at Cincinnati highest in U.S.

CINCINNATI At $500-plus per round trip, recent average airfares at the Cincinnati/ Northern Kentucky International Airport were the highest in the nation among the top 100 airports, according to the latest government statistics. More...

Columns

Dog had right to fear lightning

Points East

Many of you already know that there are few things on earth that I love more than watching a good thunderstorm. More...

Possible causes for overheating car

Dear Tom and Ray: I have a 1999 Pontiac Sunfire that continually overheats. Despite replacing the thermostat, the sensor that operates the radiator fan and the radiator itself, the car still overheats. More...

The way we were

Clips from Mountain Eagle front pages over the past 50 years August 1, 1957 The teacher situation has improved since last year, says C.V. Snapp, superintendent of the Jenkins Schools. More...

Sports

Can Couch be today's version of UK's Blanda?

National media decisionmakers sank to new lows last week. A poll conducted on (too) much-discussed Barry Bonds said 55 per cent of Americans of color want Bonds to break Henry Aaron's homer record. Anybody feel the earth move? More...

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1. Who was the last rookie to lead the majors in ERA for a season? 2. When was the last time the Philadelphia Phillies made the playoffs? 3. More...

Stewart relaxed and shining again

INDIANAPOLIS Tony Stewart is witty and engaging, a superstar who can captivate an audience. He also can be rude and condescending, the kind of guy most people can't stand to be around. More...

Families & Friends

Irene Jent sporting cast, sling after a fall

Because of being on vacation last week, some of this is carried over from the week before last. We recently saw Beulah Back with her son and grandson at Manchester. More...

Blackey Day set

Blackey Day will be held Saturday, August 11, beginning at 11 a.m. The event will include music, craft and food booths, train rides, children's activities, a car show, and a silent auction. More...

Elizabeth Fairchild visited by son and daughter-in-law

Seems like I'm getting way behind with news and still don't have much. I got sick with a virus and when you don't get out much, you don't have much news. We have been having some nice summer weather. More...

Obituaries

Services are held for Howard Adams

Howard "June Bug" Adams Jr., 56, died July 24 at his home at Premium. He was the son of Helen Caudill Adams of Premium and the late Howard Adams. More...

John Pigg dies

Funeral services for John William Pigg Sr., 59, of McRoberts, were held July 31 at Letcher Funeral Home. Burial was in the McRoberts Cemetery. More...

Ray Raleigh dies

Ray Raleigh, 80, of Mt. Vernon, formerly of Partridge, died July 23 at Ephraim McDowell Hospital in Danville after a brief illness. Born at Kingscreek, he was a Navy veteran of World War II, a minister, and a member of Masonic Lodge 754. More...