August 15, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

McRoberts men face drug counts

Two men from McRoberts were arrested last week by the Letcher County Sheriff's Department on drug-related charges. Franklin Bentley, of 21 B Ball Drive, and Gregory L. More...

Features

Nashville singer says she's ready to play here Saturday

Nashville recording artist Kate Sansing is scheduled to perform a free concert Saturday night (August 18) at 8:30 at Riverside Park in Whitesburg, next to the Whitesburg hospital. Sansing is opening for country star T.G. More...

Mine owner controversial

Murray Energy President Bob Murray was scheduled to brief reporters on efforts to rescue six miners trapped deep inside his company's Crandall Canyon Mine. Instead, Murray went off. More...

Jason Isbell to perform here

A limited number of tickets are now on sale for a concert in Whitesburg next month featuring Jason Isbell and his touring band, The 400 Unit. More...

Columns

Let God's Word Examine Lindsay Lohan's Example

You may have gathered by the title above that I'm responding to an article by Fran Golden that ran two weeks ago: "Let Lindsay Lohan be example for your teen." Many of the views set forth by Ms. Golden were quite troubling. More...

CLICK and CLACK TALK CARS

Don't believe old wives' tales

Dear Tom and Ray: I have a 2002 GMC Envoy that just passed 100,000 miles. I have always been pretty conscientious about scheduled and preventative maintenance. The owner's manual recommends changing the transmission and filter at 100,000 miles. More...

Moments In Time

• On Aug. 14, 1912, the first double-decker bus appears on the streets of New York, traveling up and down Broadway. The double-decker originated in London as a two-story horse-drawn omnibus where passengers climbed onto the roof. More...

Speak Your Piece

Speak Your Piece

Tell us what's on your mind. No need to give your name. Call 633-7508 from 9 am Tuesday to 9 am Friday.

I think it's all fine and good that you're getting skate parks and things for the young people, but if you don't get them some clean drinking water they're not going to last to be old people. More...

Health

Americans are living longer

Life expectancy of 77.9 years still trails 41 other countries

WASHINGTON Americans are living longer than ever, but not as long as people in 41 other countries. More...

Study says obese children have higher absentee rates

PHILADELPHIA Obese elementary schoolchildren miss more school days on average than their normal-weight classmates, according to a study that says being fat is a better predictor for absenteeism than any other factor. More...

Rabies most always fatal

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: I have my dogs vaccinated for rabies, but I wonder how necessary this is. I have never heard of a case of rabies. From what animals can people get it? Is it treatable and curable? What actually is it? - O.R. 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...

'High School Musical 2' debuts Friday

Show on Disney is latest big cable project for summer

NEW YORK Anyone who considers mid- August a dead time for anything original on television definitely doesn't have an elementaryschool aged girl at home. More...

'Bristol - Birthplace of Country' is focus of new PBS documentary

BRISTOL, Tenn. A new PBS documentary will highlight Bristol's contributions to country music, hailed by some historians as the "big bang" of commercial country. More...

Cop complaints

Jenkins mayor says fraudulent writings may bring libel suits

The City of Jenkins has a new policy on dealing with public complaints about city police officers. More...

Coal-to-liquids quietly becoming a U.S. reality

It's largely escaped notice, but there's already a dozen or so coalto liquids plants in various stages of development around the country. More...

The Drifters will headline

The Drifters, featuring long-time member Benny Anderson, are coming to Jenkins next week to cap off the Jenkins Homecoming Days Festival. The festival will begin in Jenkins on August 20. More...

News

Four accused of charging hundreds of dollars in fuel on company's credit card

Three men and one woman have been charged with fraudulently using a credit card to buy hundreds of dollar' worth of diesel fuel in the name of a Letcher County laboratory which specializes in coal sampling. More...

Woman airlifted to Tenn. hospital after wreck here

A Hindman woman was airlifted to a Kingsport, Tenn., hospital for treatment of injuries she suffered Monday morning in a one-vehicle accident on the Whitesburg bypass. More...

Military deaths at 3,691 in Iraq

As of Monday, Aug. 13, 2007, at least 3,691 members of the U.S. military have died since the beginning of the Iraq war in March 2003, according to an Associated Press count. The figure includes seven military civilians. More...

Opinions

Mr. Murray's misstatements

As we go to press, six coal miners remain trapped in Murray Energy's Crandall Canyon Mine, near Huntington, Utah. More...

Cartoon

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Rove's strategies caused millions to leave the GOP

WASHINGTON Karl Rove and I have something in common: Both of us treasure a campaign poster from the 1972 elections. The poster, which Rove hung in his Texas political consulting office, was from the re-election campaign of Illinois Gov. More...

Sports

Cavs look impressive

The Jenkins Cavaliers began the 2007 season with an impressive scrimmage outing against East Ridge High School. After a sluggish start, senior quarterback Chris Puckett opened the scoring with a keeper around right for a 50-yard touchdown. More...

Photo

The Whitesburg Little League Baseball "Minor League" team the Braves took a team trip recently to Lexington to watch a Legends game. More...

Gibbs Racing keeps up

This past weekend was a great one for Joe Gibbs. The coach of the Washington Redskins won his first exhibition game on Saturday and then on Sunday as a Nextel Cup owner, saw his drivers Tony Stewart and Denny Hamlin finish first and second. More...

Families & Friends

Bluegrass festival planned at Eolia Community Park

Greetings from the hills and valleys of Eolia and Eolia Christian Community Outreach. Blessed be the Lord, who daily loadeth us with benefits, even the God of our salvation. Psalm 68:19 It's been mighty quiet at the center. More...

SEVENTH BIRTHDAY

Makenna Lynn Adkins will turn seven years old on Sept. 2. More...

Former Stuart Robinson students meet at car show

William "Dee-Dee" Stamper, son Jr. and grandbaby, all of Michigan, spent more than a week visiting with Arnetta Mae Slone. They had other family and kinfolk stop in to visit and play cards with them at Mae's while they were here. More...

Obituaries

Services are held for Ardelia Cook

Ardelia Cook died August 8 at her home at Dry Fork. She was 86 years old. She was the widow of Otis Cook and the daughter of the late Stephen and Eliza Shepherd Hogg. More...

Services held are for E.B. Addington

Funeral services for E.B. Addington Jr., 80, were held August 9 at Letcher Funeral Home. Burial was in the Evergreen Cemetery in Whitesburg. A son of the late Elihu B. and Pricy Cook Taylor Addington, he died August 7 at his home at Ermine. More...

August 29, 1936 - July 31, 2007

The Broken Chain We little knew that morning that God was going to call your name. In life we loved you dearly, in death we do the same. More...