October 3, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Funeral set for wreck victim

Funeral services will be held today (Wednesday) for a Jenkins man who died after being injured in a traffic accident in Fleming-Neon on Sunday. More...

Features

Breakfast for Dinner

Enjoy It WithYour Family Tonight

FAMILY FEATURES Looking for new and enjoyable family meal ideas? Have you ever thought of serving breakfast for dinner? More...

Opinions

Children's health care in the age of Bush

KANSAS CITY, Mo. Let's design a children's health plan that President George W. Bush might like. The State Children's Health Insurance Program serves working families not poor enough to qualify for Medicare. More...

Political Cartoon

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GOP senators quietly split with Bush on Iraq

WASHINGTON Astonishingly, 26 Republican senators broke with President Bush's Iraq policy last week. But you may not have noticed this, and it's not your fault. Sen. More...

Sports

Win would justify Cats' high ranking

LEXINGTON With his team ranked No. 8 in the country - Kentucky's highest position in three decades - coach Rich Brooks says he still needs one last bit of proof to become convinced the Wildcats belong there. More...

Cougars could get advantage

The season is halfway over for Letcher County Central and the Cougars find themselves sitting at the top of the district with a record of 4-1 overall and 3-0 in the district. More...

The real test is now here

Now for the first really, really, really big test for Rich Brooks and his Wildcats. They face South Carolina's Gamecocks at 7:30 Thursday night in Roosterville (you may know it as Columbia). It'll be on ESPN. Not ESPNU or ESPN Classic. More...

Families & Friends

Homecoming Queen

HOMECOMING QUEEN - Lindsey Kincer was crowned as homecoming queen for Whitesburg Middle School during a ceremony on September 27. More...

Little Cowan Church seeking Association meeting

Cowan

We are having some beautiful weather. It is hard to believe our summer season has passed. As you get older they seem to go by faster. I guess many are enjoying the fruits from their labor. More...

Ten free classic trees offered

Ten free trees, all of which are autumn classics, will be given to each person who joins the Arbor Day Foundation during October. The free trees are part of the nonprofit foundation's Trees for America campaign. More...

Obituaries

Services are held for H.B. Caudill, 62

Funeral services for H.B. Caudill, 62, of Isom, were held September 24 at Letcher Funeral Home. Burial was in the family cemetery at Isom. More...

Adrian Reynolds succumbs at 57

Adrian W. Reynolds, 57, of Sassafras, died September 24 at Central Baptist Hospital in Lexington. Born in Letcher County, she was a daughter of the late Joel B. and Pauline Adams Wright. More...

Raleigh infant dies

Parker Chase Raleigh, infant son of Josh and Aundrea Hensley Raleigh of Lexington, died September 26 at the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington. He was born February 6 at the Pikeville Medical Center. More...

Jenkins facing water shortage

With Jenkins Lake already down 23 inches from normal and dropping two more inches per week, residents in the City of Jenkins can expect to be placed under mandatory water restrictions if drought conditions don't start to improve soon. More...

Police say ex-Jenkins mayor robbed at home by grandson, new wife

Two Letcher County newlyweds were charged with robbery this week after they allegedly invaded the home of the husband's grandfather and stole $900 after holding a knife to his throat. Jordan H. Tackett, 19, and Misty D. More...

News

Soldiers happy to be back in Letcher County

At least three soldiers from Letcher County were among a group of nearly 600 who were welcomed home during a ceremony in Lexington on Sunday. Kelly Edward Sexton and Michael D. More...

Two escape death at Fleming

A sign warning drivers that children might be at play lies broken from its pole in the wreckage of Chevrolet Camaro that crashed into a utility pole while traveling at a high rate of speed in Fleming on the afternoon of September 26. More...

Two didn't cooperate in sting that led to marijuana arrest

A Harlan County couple say they were not acting as informants when a 52-year-old Bottom Fork man was arrested on marijuana trafficking charges last month. Amber N. Stepp and John D. More...

Columns

CLICK and CLACK TALK CARS

Sometimes it's ok to cry over spilled milk

Dear Tom and Ray: Hi. I have a Volvo station wagon, and last week I spilled about a half-gallon of milk in the back. The back seats were folded down because I had my dogs in the car. More...

The way we were

Clips from Mountain Eagle front pages over the past 50 years October 3, 1957 A committee of seven persons began work last night on a study of school problems in Letcher County and possible solutions to them. More...

Now here's a tip

• What's on sale during the wonderful month of October? Why, fishing gear, women's coats, appliances and school supplies. You also can still get a good deal on remaining 2007 model cars as the 2008s roll into showrooms. 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

Tongue-piercing nearly brings death

EVERETT, Wash. Cindi Reedes heard doctors tell her the same frightening words three times in eight days: Her teenage daughter's chances of survival were slim. More...

Living with chronic pulmonary disease

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: In the past you wrote: "There are many things that can make life with emphysema more livable." However, you didn't mention what those things are. I would sure like to know them. - A.B. More...

Girl fights self-image disorder

QUINCY, Ill. Cheyenne Cawthon has the face of a model and the body of a ballerina. But when the 17-year-old Quincy girl looks in the mirror, she sees a Plain Jane who's not pretty like the other girls her age. 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...

John Slattery does double duty

NEW YORK On "Desperate Housewives," John Slattery plays a wily politician. On "Mad Men," he's an advertising agency magnate. More...

New music from Springsteen ranks with his best

Audio review

Bruce Springsteen and the E-Street Band, "Magic" (Columbia) - More than a week before the release yesterday (Tuesday) of Bruce Springsteen's new album, the Internet was already abuzz with interpretations of his new songs. More...