September 26, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

3 members of Mayking family face drug counts

Three members of a Mayking family were charged with trafficking in controlled substances Monday. Police say the arrests of Terry "Fuzz" Fugate, 43, his wife, Mary Barker Fugate, also 43, and John R. More...

Features

The way we were

Clips from Mountain Eagle front pages over the past 50 years September 26, 1957 Whitesburg Memorial Hospital is now accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Hospitals. More...

Opinions

As critics of war, generals break with tradition

The generals acted independently, coming in their own ways to the agonizing decision to defy military tradition and publicly criticize the Bush administration over its conduct of the war in Iraq. More...

Political Cartoon

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Democratic nomination may hinge on personality

WASHINGTON Here is why the contest for the Democratic presidential nomination seems so peculiar: Political campaigns are normally about highlighting differences, but never have the philosophical distinctions among Democratic candidates been so sm More...

Sports

Cougars clinch playoff spot

The Letcher Central Cougars were home this past Friday night and hosted district rival North Laurel. The Jaguars have fallen on some hard times of late and came into the game with a record of 0- 4. More...

Confident Cats eager to prove they're no fluke

LEXINGTON The storm clouds gathered quickly. In the span of two plays - a safety and a kick return for a touchdown - Kentucky went from being up a point at Arkansas to down by eight with less than 12 minutes to play on Saturday. More...

Tense race has tempers flaring

CHARLOTTE, N.C. The tension in this Chase for the championship was evident after the first pit stop at Dover, where title contender Tony Stewart angrily bumped Paul Menard because the rookie crowded him. More...

Families & Friends

FEBRUARY BABY

FEBRUARY BABY - Peyton Dale Blair was born February 1 to Larry and Shirley Blair of Knott County. His grandparents are Rhonda and Sherman Hampton of Cornettsville, Patsy Couch of Hazard, and Larry Blair of Jeremiah. More...

Reunions

To list reunions in The Mountain Eagle's weekly reunion column, send information in writing to Reunions, The Mountain Eagle, Box 808, Whitesburg, Ky. 41858. More...

ALC to host homecoming

Alice Lloyd College will host its annual Appalachia Day Homecoming Oct. 13 on the campus at Pippa Passes. More...

Obituaries

Services are held for Melanie Blair

Melanie Dawn Blair died September 22 at her home at Blackey after a long illness. She was 39 years old. She was a daughter of Doreen Fields Calhoun of Blackey and the late Claude Bernard Blair. More...

Services held for James R. Nichols

James Robert Nichols died September 20 in Lexington. He was 58 years old. Born in Burwell, Nebraska, he was a son of Marvin Nichols of Kimberly, Ore., and Jewell Shoumaker Dalgarno of Montana. He was a U.S. More...

Remembering Alma Whitaker

On Sept. 15, God called a very special Lady from her lovely home, and her wonderful family, Alma Marie Whitaker, I have often referred to her as my little extra mountain Mama. More...

Drought worsens, residents urged to cut water use

Letcher County residents are being asked to stop washing cars and watering lawns until current drought conditions improve. And that might not be anytime soon. More...

HIGH BRIDGE

HIGH BRIDGE - This CSX coal train was photographed recently after it left Letcher County and crossed into Knott County near the community of Kite. More...

News

Fiscal court wants architect replaced

A North Carolina architecture firm has drawn the ire of the Letcher Fiscal Court for the second time in less than two years. More...

Hindman High School alumni to hold banquet

The Hindman High School Alumni Association banquet will be held Saturday, Oct. 6, at 6 p.m. in the May Stone Building on the campus of Hindman Settlement School. Classes of 1947, 1957 and 1967 will be honored. More...

Beekeepers report good honey production this year

I am fascinated with the honeybee. I spoke with a couple of beekeepers recently and I have come to appreciate the science relating to the production of honey. More...

Columns

CLICK and CLACK TALK CARS

Terrible smell might be mold crop

Dear Tom and Ray: When my daughter arrived home from college, she came home with a terrible odor in her car. She said that the week before school was out, she went to class and when she came out and got into her car, she smelled a terrible odor. More...

Salome's Stars

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) This is a good time for the usually outspoken Lamb to be a bit more discreet. You still can get your point across, but do it in a way less likely to turn off a potential supporter. More...

SPEAKING OF SOAPS

RECAPS - 9/24 - 9/28 All My Children - Annie realizes that the man lying in the morgue was sent by Ritchie to terrorize her. With Aidan's help, a disguised Greenlee poses as the dead man's widow so she can collect his belongings. 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. More...

Health

Flu shots available

The Kentucky Department for Public Health Preparedness Branch has given the Letcher County Health Department 150 doses of flu vaccine to be given from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., Oct. 6. More...

Blood drive set

A blood drive will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Oct. 1, in the student lounge at Southeast Community College in Whitesburg. The drive is cosponsored by the Central Kentucky Blood Center. More...

Men grow worse at washing hands

CHICAGO The gender gap has widened when it comes to hygiene, according to the latest stakeout by the "hand washing police." One-third of men didn't bother to wash after using the bathroom, compared with 12 percent of women, said the researchers 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...

Stars record Fats Domino tunes

NEW ORLEANS Some of the biggest names in music pay homage to Fats Domino on a new album, hoping it will help drive the recovery of the city's music soul. Elton John, B.B. More...

'Johnny Cash Show' brims with classic performances

Video review

Johnny Cash, "The Best of the Johnny Cash TV Show" (CMV/Columbia/Legacy) - Even with four hours of virtually nonstop music, "The Best of the Johnny Cash TV Show" DVD leaves viewers wanting more. It's that good. More...