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News

Unemployment rate falls in July despite fact jobs were fewer

Letcher County unemployment rate fell slightly in July, even though 13 fewer people had jobs here than during the month before. The jobless rate for July in Letcher County was 7.7 percent, down from 8.3 percent in June. More...

Alleged victim says indictment wrong

There is no truth to recent police and grand jury allegations that a 42-year-old Premium man poured diesel fuel on two women and threatened to "burn them alive," one of the alleged victims now says. More...

Eagle sent soaring in honor of miners

High in the Manti-La Sal Forest, a golden eagle soared into the winds on the afternoon of Aug. 30 bearing prayers for the victims of the Crandall Canyon mine disaster. More...

Sports

Cougars come back with win

What a difference a week makes. More...

Cavs fall in double overtime

The Jenkins Cavaliers faced an air attack like none they had faced before in a double-overtime loss to Beth Haven Academy last Friday in a thrilling game that neither team deserved to lose. More...

It's all about winning

Nextel Cup's regular season of 26 races comes to an end this Saturday night with the running of the Chevy Rock & Roll 400 from Richmond International Raceway. More...

Health

New asthma guidelines issued

Doctors being urged to pay more attention to day-to-day symptoms

Breathing easier without limiting activities is the goal of new government guidelines that urge more attention to asthma sufferers' day-to-day symptoms, not just their severe attacks. More...

More lung cancer patients to get surgery

Thousands more lung cancer patients each year could be offered surgery or other aggressive therapy under a new system that classifies many tumors as more treatable than in the past. More...

To Your Good Health

Inderal can keep migraine away

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: As an adolescent and young adult, I was plagued with migraine headaches. Finally, one of my doctors prescribed Inderal, which I took twice a day for about one and a half years. It totally controlled my headaches. More...

Obituaries

Services are held here for Marvin Jarrett, 72

Dayne Marvin Jarrett, 72, of Whitesburg, died August 27 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital. He was a son of the late Dave and Cora Lee Freeman Jarrett, and was a brother of the late Rita Jarrett and Madonna Sue Craft. More...

Services held for Imogene Jackson

Funeral services for Imogene H. Jackson were held August 24 at the First Baptist Church of New Paris, Ohio. Burial was in the Spring Lawn Cemetery. Mrs. Jackson was born at McRoberts. She died August 20. She is survived by a sister, Madge H. More...

Services held for Robert Adams

Robert Vernon Adams died August 30. He was 80 years old. Adams was a son of the late Louis Gibson and Kelsey G. Adams, and a grandson of the late Will and Loretta Adams, with whom he lived after his mother's death. More...

Veolia wants more money to operate city's waterworks

Multi-national firm says it will quit if city can't come up with $188,687

Veolia Water North America is demanding an extra $188,687 a year to continue its management of the City of Whitesburg's water and sewerage systems. More...

Indictments name 6

Six people are named in indictments returned last week by the Letcher Grand Jury. More...

Opinions

Fletcher's chances depend on support from others in GOP

With registered Democrats outnumbering Republicans in Kentucky by a margin of nearly 2-1, conventional wisdom says that for a Republican candidate to be successful in a statewide race, that candidate must receive nearly all of the Republican vote p More...

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Media Beat

If authors had gone on TV years ago

Many authors jet around the country in a quest to generate new book sales by going on as many TV programs as possible. Along the way, the authors aren't always choosy about the shows they appear on - and vice versa. More...

Real news goes to the dogs - dead and alive

WASHINGTON Who could not guffaw over the news last week that Leona Helmsley left her dog "Trouble" a $12 million trust fund while cutting two of her grandchildren out of her will? More...

A sad coda to Kennedy career

Once upon a time, Ted Kennedy could count on his daily dose of veneration. The right wing hated the Massachusetts Democrat, but progressives honored him as a defender of oldschool liberalism. More...

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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. More...

Families & Friends

Neon Days schedule of events

Wednesday. September 5 7 p.m. James "Tweet" Johnson Seco Freewill Baptist Church at stage area Friday, September 14 Arts & Crafts Contest Lillian Webb Library Quilt Contest Community Trust Bank Photography Contest Double Kwik More...

Bluegrass concert planned at Eolia Park for Sept. 15

Eola

Greetings from the hills and valleys of Eolia and Eolia Christian Community Outreach. Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith. More...

Ella Vermillion is still keeping a garden

Cowan

Several attended the union meeting at the Edwin Holbrook Memorial Church on Craft's Colly this past week. The union meeting at the Little Cowan Primitive Baptist Church will begin on Wednesday night this week. More...

Patchwork

ABC pushes 'Pushing Daisies'

LOS ANGELES ABC has cultivated a marketing campaign for "Pushing Daisies" that could make producers of other new shows green with envy. More...

'Sin City' offers riveting look at Vegas crime

This is reality television. Beau Maestas plunged a 12- inch butcher knife into two helpless children after a drug sale dispute with the girls' mother. 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...