September 19, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Letter to governor helps girl, 9, get free computer

One student's dream came true during a visit to Letcher County last week by Gov. Ernie Fletcher. Melissa Baker, a third-grader at Burdine Elementary School, dreamed of owning her own computer and Fletcher made that dream a reality on September 12. More...

News

Fletcher brings money for bridge, sidewalks, computers

Gov. Ernie Fletcher was in Whitesburg last week to present two checks totaling $1.2 million to help fund two transportation projects in Letcher County. More...

Randall Click: My hobby became a passion

Randall Click of Betsy Layne in Floyd County has been making woodcrafts for 15 years but only recently has he realized the marketability of his fine crafts. More...

GED test set

The GED test will be given Friday, Sept. 21, beginning at 8 a.m. Participants must have already passed the practice test and must pre-register. The cost of the full test is $40 and the cost of each section re-taken is $10. More...

Sports

Cougars stun Clay County

It was billed as the game of the year. The Letcher Central Cougars would travel to Clay County to take on the Tigers in a battle for supremacy in the district. More...

CAVS FALL TO REDSKINS

CAVS FALLS TO REDSKINS - A Cumberland High School defender prepares to wrap up Jenkins runner Jonathan Taylor during the Redskins' 49-7 win over the Cavaliers on Friday night. (Photo by Chris Anderson) More...

Sports in Kentucky

Football gods smile on Kentucky's Cats

Four weeks into a season and Kentucky is ranked No. 21 in the nation. Clearly, the gods of college football have swung the pendulum. Kentucky didn't only beat Louisville last week, the Wildcats showed themselves to be SEC "big dog" worthy. More...

Families & Friends

Mountain Heritage Festival schedule of events

"25 Years of Festival Memories" 2007 Mountain Heritage Festival Schedule of Events Wednesday, September 19 Photo Contest Entries received from 3 to 6 p.m. Festival Booth Judged on Sept. 21 Displayed Sept. More...

Change of seasons doesn't always follow the calendar

Mother Nature seldom looks at a calendar when deciding that leaves should change color, when the first snows will fly, or when it is time for spring to return. More...

RIBBON CUTTING

RIBBON-CUTTING - A ribbon-cutting ceremony for the expansion of the Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College respiratory care program on the Whitesburg Campus was held Sept. 11. More...

Obituaries

Services are held for Hank Sergent

Funeral services for Hank Wilson Sergent, seven-monthold son of Roger O. Sergent of Eolia, and April Blankenship of McRoberts, were held September 13 at the Eolia Baptist Mission Church. Burial was in the Phillips Cemetery at Flat Gap. More...

Kester Logan dies

Kester "Bug" Logan, 84, of Lake, Mich., died Sept. 4 as the result of a traffic accident. He was reared in Blackey and worked at GM Truck and Bus until his retirement in 1979. He then moved to Somerset and in 1995 moved back to Michigan. More...

Services are held for Ralph Day Sr.

Funeral services for Ralph Day Sr., 70, of Craft's Colly, were held September 15 at Letcher Funeral Home. Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery in Whitesburg. A son of the late Burtis and Viola Adams Day, he died September 13 in Morristown, Tenn. More...

County may obtain loans to speed up water line projects

Borrowing up to $20 million could get lines built quickly, judge says

Letcher Judge/Executive Jim Ward said he is exploring the possibility of securing up to $20 million in low-interest loans to make it possible to extend water and sewer service throughout the county in one fell swoop rather than continuing on a more More...

Driver in handcuffs wrecks stolen police car in Jenkins

A man wearing handcuffs and driving a stolen police car led authorities on a high-speed chase through two counties in two states before he wrecked near Jenkins. More...

Opinions

The battle to save Robinson Forest

The seemingly endless struggle to protect the E. O. Robinson Forest, an ecological gem that's in the care of the University of Kentucky, has been renewed. Timber and coal make these 14,800 acres enormously valuable. More...

Protecting our rights

Should the FBI be able to force your Internet service provider to turn over all your Internet records and then prohibit your provider from telling you about it? More...

Political Cartoon

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Columns

This reader might need nose plugs

Dear Tom and Ray: How do you clean the air-conditioning ducts in your car? Thank you. - Deanne TOM: The best way to do it is with a spray product, Deanne. The ducts are a nightmare to take apart, so you want to avoid that if at all possible. More...

Moments in Time

• On Sept. 22, 1598, playwright Ben Jonson is indicted for manslaughter after a duel. He was very nearly hanged, but his ability to read and write saved him. More...

The way we were

Clips from Mountain Eagle front pages over the past 50 years September 19, 1957 The City of Whitesburg was still without any declared candidates for city council at press time today. Also, no one has announced for mayor of Whitesburg. 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.

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'm just calling in about the copper one more time. More...

Health

Diabetes pill offers some heart help

The widely used diabetes pill Actos appears to lower a patient's chances of death, heart attack or stroke, unlike its beleaguered chief rival Avandia, a new analysis shows. More...

Did medicines cause diabetes?

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: About two and a half years ago I had congestive heart failure. An angiogram of my heart arteries revealed only minimal clogging. More...

U.S. life expectancy up to 77.9 years

The number of deaths in the United States rose in 2005 after a sharp decline the year earlier, a disappointing reversal that suggests the 2004 numbers were a fluke. But, U.S. More...

Patchwork

Freaks, geeks and shows that need tweaks

We look at the best, the worst and the ho-hum of the fall TV season

I t's time once again for another sparkling, fresh TV season. Brandnew shows. Brand-new stars. Brandnew progress on old cliffhangers. Can't you feel the excitement? Or not. 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...

Jason Isbell delivers in concert

In 2001, the Drive-By Truckers started making waves with their independently-released double album, Southern Rock Opera. Four-star reviews from the critics, "Band of the Year" claims, and major-label interest followed. More...