August 29, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Panel doesn't believe man was acting in self-defense

The Letcher County Grand Jury has determined that a 36-year-old Deane man was not acting in selfdefense when he shot a friend to death after a night of drinking beer together on July 3. More...

News

Area colleges ranked among top 10

Two colleges in the Kentucky Community and Technical College System have been ranked nationally among the top 10 of the nation's community colleges. More...

Council elections set

An election for a Letcher Elementary School Site Based Decision Making Council parent position will be held Sept. 10 and 11 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. each at the school. Parents must vote in person. More...

Jenkins police receive truck

The Jenkins Police Department has received a four-wheel drive truck courtesy of a convicted drug dealer. More...

Columns

Salome's Star

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) This week could offer more opportunities for ambitious Lambs eager to get ahead. But don't rush into making decisions until you've checked for possible hidden problems. More...

SPEAKING OF SOAPS

RECAPS - 8/27 - 8/31 DAYS OF OUR LIVES - Sami and Lucas go to the gym in place of Kate to intercept the folio from Andre. They see a woman heading into the steam room carrying the folio. More...

• You might be surprised to learn that there are no distilleries in the town of Bourbon, Kentucky. • Bausch & Lomb, a company best known for its eye-care products, was originally known as Vulcanite Optical Instrument Company. More...

Speak Your Piece

Speak Your Piece

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. More...

Health

Study finds older people have more sex than you might think

An unprecedented study of sex and seniors finds that many older people are surprisingly frisky - willing to do, and talk about, intimate acts that would make their grandchildren blush. That may be too much information for some folks. More...

Can vitamins stop muscular degeneration?

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: In the last years of his life, my dad suffered from macular degeneration, and it made his life difficult. No one else in my family has had it. I hear vitamins can prevent it. If that is so, which ones, and how much? - D.G. More...

You're almost at end of plan to get in shape

Three weeks left, almost there. I trust you are feeling well and everything is going okay. More...

Patchwork

Entertainment Calendar

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...

'Idol' judge helps Travis Tritt

NASHVILLE, Tenn. With his new album, Travis Tritt wanted to delve deeper into his bluesy, soulful side. He wanted to build on his musical kinship with fellow Georgians like the Allman Brothers and Otis Redding. More...

Q&A: Ringo Starr talks about new album

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. Forget "When I'm 64." Ringo Starr has that age in his rearview mirror. But the 67-year-old ex-Beatle still has the musical drive and looks of a rock 'n' roller half his age. And he acts it, too. More...

Grand jury says man was going to burn two women

Premium man among 22 charged in latest indictments

A 42-year-old Letcher County man has been indicted on two charges of attempted murder after he allegedly poured diesel fuel on two women and said he "would burn them alive." The indictment naming Thomas Wade Sizemore, of Premium, was returned by t More...

Ex-official gets probation for theft charges

Stole $18,700 for pain pills

Letcher County's former solid waste coordinator has been sentenced to probation for five years after pleading guilty to stealing $18,700 in funds set aside to pay volunteer groups for picking roadside litter. More...

Opinions

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An unnatural disaster

Robert Murray, a mine owner obviously in need of clinical help, insisted from day one that the August 6 cave-in at his Crandall Canyon Mine in Utah was a natural disaster, triggered by an earthquake that no one could have anticipated. More...

Drug war's latest 'achievement' gives boost to global terrorism

Thirty-eight million arrests, most for simple possession. Lives ruined, families disrupted. America turned into the most prison-happy nation on the face of the Earth. More...

Sports

Jenkins routs Allen Central in opener

After a slow start, the Jenkins Cavaliers finished strong for a big win against the Allen Central Rebels in last Friday's season opener. More...

You can't make fans think these are 'openers'

You can't fool football fans of the Universities of Louisville and Kentucky. They know an opening game when they see one - and fans of the Wildcats and Cardinals are not going to see any openers this week. Or next week, for that matter. More...

Cougars should rebound from loss

Keith Howard Well, it's finally here. It's football time in the mountains and the Letcher County Central Cougars began their season this past weekend with a loss to the boys from Hazard. More...

Families & Friends

Bailey receives scholarship

Matthew Wayne Bailey is the winner of the fall 2007 Meryl Brown Rotary Scholarship. More...

Turning 10

TURNING 10 - Calla Isabel Finchum is 10 years old today (Wednesday). She is the daughter of Michael and Ramona Finchum of Louisville, and has an older brother, Forrester, 12. More...

Three years old

THREE YEARS OLD - Willis Christian Thomas Whitaker celebrated his third birthday August 27. He is the son of Thomas Whitaker and Jennifer Jones. More...

Obituaries

Services are held for Viola Moore

Funeral services for Viola Combs Moore, 95, of Whitesburg, were held August 25 at Everidge Funeral Home. Burial was in Green Acres Cemetery at Ermine. A daughter of the late Henry and Pollie Roark Combs, she was born at Rockhouse. More...

Services are held for Hiram Johnson

Hiram 'Johnnie' Johnson Jr., 77, of Clinton, Md., died August 3 in Selbyville, De. A son of the late Hiram and Savanna Sturgill Johnson, he was born in Whitesburg. He was graduated from Whitesburg High School in 1947 and was a member of the band. More...

Elizabeth Ann Steely dies in Tennessee

Elizabeth Ann Steely, 64, died August 13 at her home in Cleveland, Tenn. Mrs. Steely was a copy editor for Pathway Press for many years, and was an accomplished pianist and organist. More...