August 22, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Sheriff gives thanks, warns of problems

Webb described how his vision of a large and well-equipped department had met with the reality of a small tax base as he addressed the August meeting of the Letcher County Fiscal Court on Monday. More...

Features

Official says Utah miners are likely buried

CASTLE DALE, Utah Cody Allred closes his eyes and pictures his father and five other miners sitting in the impenetrable darkness of a collapsed mine waiting for a sign, any sign of rescue. "I picture my dad wondering 'Where the hell are they? More...

New cancer treatment center now open near Hazard ARH

The Appalachian Regional Healthcare (ARH) system recently dedicated a new $7 million cancer treatment center in Hazard, giving patients in the Kentucky River area local access to state-of-the-art equipment and advanced oncology services. More...

Opinions

Did they all die in vain?

First, call the roll of those killed in action: Tom Anderson, Jarred Ashmore, James Bennett, Marty Bennett, Dale Black, David Bolen, Don Bragg, Amon Brock, Stevie Joe Browning, Steven Bryant, Timothy Caudill, Russell Cecchine, More...

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Close attention should be given to race in Australia

MELBOURNE, Australia In describing the average voter's view of the economy, which opposition party politician said: "If things are going so well, why am I finding it so tough?" Guessing Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama or John Edwards would be reas More...

Sports

Vick seeks mercy from court - and the NFL

Michael Vick has more to worry about at the moment than what Roger Goodell thinks. Or so it seems. For one thing, he's going to jail, for a year at the minimum, possibly up to 18 months, perhaps a lot longer. More...

'Homecoming' at Bristol

You hear it all the time during a Nextel Cup broadcast on both TV and radio about how this track or that track is a particular driver's home track. More...

UK's Keenan Burton is a special person

The University of Kentucky's Keenan Burton was a special player at duPont Manual High School in Louisville. He was a good quarterback and played just about any position where he was needed. More...

Families & Friends

Coy Morton is back at Veterans Center in Hazard

Whitesburg

Hello everyone, everywhere. Hope you are all doing well and keeping cool. I got a long call from Sue Thorpe of London, formerly of Marlowe. We talked and talked about the good old days. More...

Jenkins woman is advocate for World War II veterans

When you listen to Mary Ann Mullins of Jenkins, talk about America and our veterans, you will have no doubt about her sincerity. You can see her eyes get glassy and hear the tremble in her voice as she speaks. More...

Five to receive Citizenship Awards

Five Jenkins residents will be presented with Citizenship Awards at the Jenkins Homecoming Days Festival on Saturday, August 25. More...

Obituaries

Nancy Irene Collins buried at Beefhide

Nancy Irene Collins of Shelby Valley, died August 16 at the Pikeville Medical Center. She was 71 years old. Born at McRoberts, she was a daughter of the late Thomas Marion and Lucretia Hall Mullins and the widow of James Collins. More...

Services are held for James Belcher

Funeral services for James Belcher, 75, of Shelby Gap, were held August 15 at Carty Funeral Home. Burial was in the Victor- Belcher family cemetery. Born at Dorton, he was a son of the late Victor and Cordella Osborne Belcher. More...

Niece rites held

Randy "Chipmunk" Niece, 50, died August 18 at his home at Eolia. More...

LEAK REPAIR

City of Whitesburg water and sewer employees Chris Caudill (on backhoe) and Larry Hall worked to uncover the source of a leaking water main in West Whitesburg last week. A split in the galvenized steel was soon repaired. More...

New post office near ready

Although Mayking, Millstone and Thornton residents have different ZIP Codes, they will soon be receiving their mail at the same location. More...

City earns $5,050 from alcohol sales

The decision by voters to legalize the sale of alcohol in some restaurants appears to be a financial windfall for the City of Whitesburg. More...

News

Death toll in Iraq reaches 3,707

As of Monday, Aug. 20, 2007, at least 3,707 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...

Jenkins Homecoming Days Festival Schedule of Events

Thursday, August 23 11 a.m. Food booths open 4 p.m. Festival welcome, Chuck Johnson sings 5 p.m. Children's dress-up contest 6 p.m. Anderson Road performance 7 p.m. DeAnna Kay performance 8 p.m. More...

Whitesburg residents soon will have new cable TV provider

Most Whitesburg residents should have a new cable-television provider by the end of the month, officials say. Comcast, the nation's largest cable company, is expected to complete the sale of its Whitesburg franchise to TV Service Inc. More...

Columns

The way we were

Clips from Mountain Eagle front pages over the past 50 years August 22, 1957 The Harlow Motor Co., Whitesburg, has been named dealer for the Edsel automobile in Letcher County. More...

CLICK and CLACK TALK CARS

A reader challenges the pros

Dear Tom and Ray: Hey guys, I found an error in your otherwise good column. The subject was placement of weight in the trunk to make more-effective traction for a rearwheel drive car. More...

Salome's Stars

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) As eager as you are to take on that new challenge, it would be best to temper that spurt of "Ram"-bunctious energy until you have more facts to back up your decision to move. More...

Speak Your Piece

Speak Your Piece

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

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. Our address is: mteagle@tgtel.com I don't know why people are worried about Michael Vick. More...

Health

A race is on to create life

'Artificial life' likely to be created in three to 10 years

WASHINGTON Around the world, a handful of scientists are trying to create life from scratch and they're getting closer. Experts expect an announcement within three to 10 years from someone in the now littleknown field of "wet artificial life. More...

What is life?

Scientists still can't define it, but …

WASHINGTON Philosophers wrestling with the big questions of life are no longer alone. Now scientists are struggling to define life as they manipulate it, look for it on other planets, and even create it in test tubes. More...

College and Diabetes Care: 101

As fall approaches, so does the excitement - and anxiety - that many feel when sending a child off to college. 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...

TV actress writes novel

'Outside In' is Hollywood tale by Courtney Thorne-Smith

LOS ANGELES In Courtney Thorne-Smith's debut novel, "Outside In," the characters include a vulnerable TV star, a philandering husband and a callous mom. None of them is plucked directly from her own life, the actress says firmly. More...

New Travis Tritt album, 'The Storm,' has soul

Audio Review

Travis Tritt, "The Storm" (Category 5) - Travis Tritt has always shown a stronger soul influence than any country singer of his generation - something he's made explicit in duets with icons Ray Charles, Patti LaBelle and Sam Moore. More...