September 12, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

LEAVING A TRAIL

LEAVING A TRAIL - A customized truck made its way up Whitesburg's Main Street on September 7 while participating in a cruise through downtown held as part of the Heritage 2K7 Car and Truck Show. More...

News

Timothy W. Hall: June 1, 1957 - Sept. 7, 2007

The annual Neon Days Festival was canceled on the night of Sept. 7 after the sudden and unexpected death of Tim Hall, who for years helped organize the festival and was one of the leading community volunteers in More...

MSHA says changes would help rescue response

CHARLESTON, W.Va. The federal Mine Safety and Health Administration has announced proposals it says will improve rescue operations at the nation's 653 underground coal mines, in part by cutting maximum emergency response times in half. More...

Massey plans will focus on metallurgical coal, exports

Massey Energy Co. is making a big bet on metallurgical coal. More...

Columns

CLICK and CLACK TALK CARS

Reader no longer has to grin and bear it

Dear Tom and Ray: I have a 2003 Jeep Liberty that groans so badly when I use the brakes, it causes people walking down the street to stop and stare. The noise seems to get louder when the weather is cold or damp. 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 Like a lot of folks in this state, I have a job. More...

Health

Simple nondrug help for ADHD

For a year, a kitchen timer went everywhere 3-year-old Eddie Fitzgerald did - home, playground, day care. More...

GERD can pose threat of cancer

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: I have had heartburn for many years, and it has gotten worse this past year. My doctor sent me to a specialist, who looked into my esophagus and stomach with a scope. More...

1 in 25 has form of bipolar disorder

Scientists are casting a wide net to find better treatments for the crushing depression and uncontrolled manias of bipolar disorder, and some approaches they're testing seem pretty surprising. Like skin patches that prevent seasickness. More...

Patchwork

Show to celebrate 'Songs of Coal'

London, Ky., native Darrell Scott and his father Wayne will be the featured performers at a historic concert on Sunday, September 23, at the renowned Carter Fold in Hiltons, Virginia. 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...

Two-CD set has 48 songs about coal mining

Recordings by Dwight Yoakam, Natalie Merchant, Tom T. Hall and Merle Travis are among 48 songs about coal mining which appear on a new two- CD set entitled "Music of Coal: Mining Songs from the Appalachian Coalfields. More...

Extreme drought gripping county

As Letcher County continues be enveloped in one of the worst droughts since the 1930s, the cities of Fleming-Neon and Jenkins have issued water shortage warnings while the county government has placed a ban on all outdoor burning. More...

Mark Chesnutt to perform

Country music singer Mark Chesnutt will close the 2007 Mountain Heritage Festival with a concert in downtown Whitesburg on Saturday, September 29. The show begins at 9 p.m. More...

Opinions

Political Cartoon

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Big, bad new tax still best road deal

Mention new taxes to Americans and the reaction is often as explosive as the colonials' 1773 dumping of British-taxed tea into Boston Harbor. More...

Democrats now look toward generals to help stop the war

WASHINGTON Even before Gen. More...

Sports

Cougars win; Clay next up

The Letcher Central Cougars, fresh off a big win over Greenup County, were back home Friday night to open their district schedule against the Commodores of Perry Central. Both teams entered the game at 1-1. It was a great night for football. More...

The wait for UK vs. U of L is over

Finally. It's here. After waiting and talking all spring and summer, fidgeting through two nothing games for each football team, fans now get the real deal: University of Kentucky vs. University of Louisville. U of L's Brian Brohm vs. More...

This is what I know …

The Nextel Cup Series has finally made it to the playoff round known as the Chase after a long and grueling 26-race schedule that might be more remembered for the news made off the track instead of the racing itself. More...

Families & Friends

Union meeting held at Little Cowan Church

Cowan

Our summer season is going by fast as I have mentioned before. For me, it has been a pretty nice season. No garden, no fruit changes a lot of things for those who are used to canning or putting food in the freezer. More...

ANNIVERSARY

ANNIVERSARY - U.G. "Gene" and Betty Cureton Horn were surprised Sept. 1 by family and friends with a party celebrating the couple's 50th wedding anniversary. The couple met as students at Eastern Kentucky University and were married Sept. More...

GOLDEN ANNIVERSARY

GOLDEN ANNIVERSARY - The children and grandchildren of Steve and Phyllis Adams invite their friends to help celebrate the couple's 50th wedding anniversary. More...

Obituaries

Cornett rites held

Funeral services for Shelby Dwayne Cornett, 39, were held September 11 at King's Chapel Church at Whitco. Burial was in the Hall Cemetery at Ermine. A son of Shelby and Anna Holbrook Cornett of Mayking, he was born in Letcher County. More...

Services are set for H.D. Caudill

Funeral services for Hendricks D. "H.D." Caudill Jr., 84, of Jeffersontown, will be held t 11 a.m. Thursday at Letcher Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Solomon H. Whitaker Cemetery at Carcassonne. He was a son of the late Hendricks D. More...

Sherd Martin dies at 100

Sherd Martin died September 6 at the Pikeville Medical Center. He was 100 years old. Born in Letcher County, he was a son of the late Alex and Emma Hall Martin Meade, and a stepson of the late John P. Meade. More...