August 8, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Features

Cell phone in the AC unit - it's all the rage

Dear Tom and Ray: My daughter has a uniquely equipped '91 Toyota Corolla. It now features a cell phone IN the air-conditioning unit! The car doesn't have louvers that direct the air, so the air comes through an open space on the dash. More...

The way we were

Clips from Mountain Eagle front pages over the past 50 years

August 8, 1957 The Whitesburg City Council will meet again Monday to try to find some source of revenue to keep the city from going in a financial hole between now and January 1. More...

New moms going to infant formula too soon

ATLANTA Nearly three-quarters of new mothers in the United States are breast-feeding their babies, but they are quitting too soon and resorting to infant formula too often, federal health officials said. More...

Columns

Easier way to complete disability report - online

Applying for disability benefits from Social Security is easier than it's ever been before. Until recently, the disability report had to be completed manually. Now, you can save time by completing it online and sending it to us electronically. More...

Let the Little Children Come

Here's a question someone must be dying to ask (or at least someone should be). If children have sinful natures, why did Jesus say we must become like little children to enter the kingdom of heaven? That's a good question. I'm glad you asked. More...

Now here's a tip

• "If you have trouble opening a vacuum-sealed jar, try tapping lightly around the perimeter with the handle of a butter knife. You can also tap the perimeter on the edge of the counter, but be careful not to accidentally break the glass. More...

Speak Your Piece

Speak Your Piece

Tell us what's on your mind. No need to give your name.

I just wanted to let my parents know how much I appreciate everything they have done for me. More...

Health

Skipping meds can be deadly

The 'other' drug problem:

WASHINGTON Consider it the other drug problem: Millions of people don't take their medicine correctly - or quit taking it altogether - and the consequences can be deadly. More...

Fourth step in getting fit

Congratulations. You have made it through three weeks now. Hopefully, everything is going well and you are feeling fine. This week we will again go a little further. It should not be very difficult to go the extra time. More...

A no-salt diet is impossible

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: My son, at 40, was found to have dangerously high blood pressure. My husband died at age 41 of a heart attack. He also had very high blood pressure. It is a family condition. My son was told to cut out all salt. More...

Families & Friends

SWAP volunteers repaired 25 homes over the summer

Eolia

Greetings from the hills and valleys of Eolia and Eolia Christian Community Outreach. Love endures long and is patient and kind … it takes no account of the evil done to it - pays no attention to a suffered wrong. More...

RETIRED

Ann Mullins, supervisor of District 11 Probation and Parole, retired July 31. She was honored with a luncheon at Pine Mountain Grill attended by state officials, her staff, family and friends. More...

MUSEUM EMPLOYEE

Sam Hush is now working at the Letcher County Veterans Memorial Museum in Whitesburg. More...

Obituaries

Services held for Glenna Halcomb

Glenna June Halcomb died August 1 at her residence at Hallie. She was 43 years old. She was a daughter of Wanda Miller Halcomb Akemon of Hallie and the late Henry Halcomb. More...

Debbie Ann Stamper is buried at Cowan

Funeral service for Debbie Ann Stamper, 50, were held August 3 at the Whitco Pentecostal Faith Tabernacle Church. Burial was in the Stamper family cemetery at Cowan. More...

Services are held for Nancy Bentley

Funeral services for Nancy Marie Bentley, 93, of Jackhorn, were held August 3 at Letcher Funeral Home. Burial was in the family cemetery at Virgie. More...

Rising abuse of hydrocodone reveals itself in damaged lives

When his craving for painkillers got to be too much, Steve Dotson lay down and let his wife drive a car over his leg. It hurt, but he didn't think about the pain. He concentrated on the medicated bliss that would follow. More...

Police in Whitesburg, Neon warn of scams

Police in Whitesburg and Fleming-Neon are advising residents to lock their doors and be on the lookout for two scam artists who have been visiting homes in the area. More...

News

Letcher miner says speaking up resulted in discrimination

A Letcher County coal miner claims he has been targeted by the company he works for because he spoke out against unsafe working conditions at one of the company's mines. More...

Local store's 'pop tab' collection helps families of sick children stay at Ronald McDonald House

The Food World IGA grocery store in Whitesburg has collected more than 100,000 tabs from aluminum soft drink cans in the past four months to benefit families who stay at the Ronald McDonald House in Lexington. More...

2 held after burglary

Police arrested two Whitesburg men believed to be responsible for a stolen vehicle crashing into the Isom Community Pharmacy early Sunday night. More...

Opinions

Congress goes into recess after doing very little

Congress is knocking off for its August recess, and the evidence to date is that the Democrats aren't much better than the Republicans at getting their required work done. More...

New model needed for treating elderly

An 88-year-old man with dementia is sent to the emergency room with vague symptoms. He's poorly cared for, not because the doctors and nurses are bad, but because he is a low priority. More...

Political Cartoon

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Sports

Cats should visit Pikeville

Have you seen UK's basketball schedule for Billy Clyde Gillispie's first season? Fearsome Billy Clyde starts with two exhibition games, against Pikeville - yes, Pikeville - and then challenges Seattle. More...

Sports in Kentucky

Hype still rages for UK vs. U of L

All those still convinced the Louisville-Kentucky football series has lost its mojo because the game won't open the season, say Aye. Louder, please. Raise your hands. Let's see, there's Tom Jurich and, oh, couple guys in the back with note pads. More...

Kurt Busch makes it a race

Kurt Busch's talent behind the wheel of a Nextel Cup car has never been questioned. He started driving for Jack Roush full time in 2001 and in a short span of five years he had won the series title (2004) and made 14 trips to victory lane. More...

Patchwork

Fall TV plays up gender divide

LOS ANGELES It's one of the tantalizing questions of the moment and, if Hillary Clinton becomes the Democratic presidential nominee, at least through the 2008 election: How much does gender matter? More...

Krauss teams with Led Zep singer

NASHVILLE, Tenn. More than a few people in town wondered what was up when rock legend Robert Plant was spotted in recent months at the Grand Ole Opry and at the popular bluegrass club The Station Inn. 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...