October 10, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

News

Chief praises work by officers in saving lives of two citizens

Two Whitesburg City Police officers deserve recognition for their efforts in helping save the lives of two citizens, their boss says. More...

Premier Elkhorn tipple is cited as being safest in United States

Premier Elkhorn Coal Company's Burke Branch Tipple has been recognized for its outstanding safety record in the annual Sentinels of Safety awards program jointly sponsored by the U.S. More...

Blackey City Council receives bids on materials for community center

Materials needed for the construction of a new community center for Blackey will cost $94,268, the Blackey City Council learned at its October meeting last week. More...

Columns

Media Beat

Story pulls media into deep water

The evolving story about the Blackwater private security firm has taken up long-term residence on American front pages. Initially fueled by the anger of Iraqi people and even the outrage expressed by the U.S. More...

The way we were

Clips from Mountain Eagle front pages over the past 50 years October 10, 1957 Letcher County's school system will operate this year on a budget of $1,067,110. More...

Moments In Time

• On Oct. 6, 1683, encouraged by William Penn's offer of 5,000 acres in the Pennsylvania colony and the freedom to practice their religion, the first Mennonites arrive in America. 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 do not want to inhale your cigarette smoke. More...

Families & Friends

Master's Harmony sings at rebuilt church in Louisville

Whitesburg

Hello, everyone, hope things are going well for all of you. Can you believe someone would be crazy enough to be up writing at 5:00 in the morning on Sunday? I heard a big noise down on the highway at 3:55 and couldn't go back to sleep. More...

Singing planned at Jackhorn church

The Jubilee House of Praise at Jackhorn will hold a singing by River of Life at 7 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 13. The Jubilee House of Praise is located in the former Regular Baptist church. More...

Revival planned

A revival will be held Oct. 11- 14 at the Bethel Community Church at McRoberts. The speaker Oct. 11 and 12 will be Harlan Sexton of London. Tim Amburgey will speak Oct. 13 and 14. On Oct. 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...

'Hannah Montana' is one hot ticket

NASHVILLE, Tenn. Forget The Police, Justin Timberlake or Bruce Springsteen. The undisputed hottest concert ticket of the year is for 14-year-old pop star Miley Cyrus, star of the Disney Channel's "Hannah Montana" TV show. More...

Haggard plays bluegrass

Audio review

MERLE HAGGARD, "The Bluegrass Sessions" (McCoury Music) - Merle Haggard first incorporated bluegrass into his sound 40 years ago with his 1967 hit, "The Legend of Bonnie and Clyde," which featured Glen Campbell on banjo. More...

Neon puts owners of 'eyesore' on notice

A long-standing dispute between the Fleming-Neon City Council and East Letcher Ministries could be resolved soon, and an eyesore and "breeding ground for rats" could be removed from the city. More...

Fiscal court's vote to support nurses leaves ARH upset

The Letcher Fiscal Court voted unanimously last week to adopt a resolution supporting members of the Kentucky/West Virginia Nurses Association who are on strike against Appalachian Regional Healthcare. More...

Man killed in ATV accident

Funeral services were held yesterday (Tuesday) for a Letcher County man who was killed in an all-terrain vehicle accident. More...

Opinions

Political odd couple pushes prisoner re-entry program

Who'd ever thought it? America's most imaginative prisoner re-entry program isn't flourishing in some left-leaning coastal city, but rather in solid "heart of America" Wichita, Kan. More...

The end of the political, cultural road to nowhere?

WASHINGTON You know the religious right is in trouble when some of its leaders threaten to bolt the Republican Party if it nominates a candidate who supports abortion rights. More...

Passengers, fasten your sanity

If freaking out over airport frustration is enough to get you clapped into handcuffs and slammed into a holding cell, we are all doomed. At least, those of us who still can remember a time when a 2:58 plane left about 2:58. That same day, I mean. More...

Sports

Cougars squeeze past Whitley Co.

Who would have thought that after only three short years of existence the Letcher County Central Cougars would be competing for a district title? More...

It doesn't get easier for UK

Steve Superior did it again. But this time coach Spurrier beat Kentucky 38-23 when he shouldn't have because the Wildcats had every opportunity to pluck the feathers from his South Carolina Gamecocks. The Wildcats did some marvelous things. More...

NASCAR newcomer did well

CHARLOTTE, N.C. When Juan Pablo Montoya made the jump from Formula One to NASCAR, his move was met with anticipation. Jacques Villeneuve hasn't been received quite the same way. More...

Health

Scanners check for artery plaque

MADISON, Wis. What if your doctor could swipe a wand over your neck and reveal whether you have hidden heart disease? That is now possible in places other than the sickbay of the starship Enterprise. More...

Some new thoughts about constipation

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: I have a problem with chronic constipation. I drink approximately six to eight glasses of iced tea every day. Could the tannin in tea contribute to my constipation? More...

Avoiding a colonoscopy? X-ray version is coming

NEW YORK Having an X-ray to look for signs of colon cancer may soon be an option for those who dread the traditional scope exam. More...

Obituaries

Durward Narramore is buried at Ermine

Durward Edward Narramore Sr. died October 4 at his home at Jenkins. He was 87 years old. Born at Rockwood, Tenn., he was a son of the late William Edward and Jannie McClendon Narramore. He was married to the late Helen Louise Gilliam Narramore. More...

Everly rites held

Funeral services for Terrence Anthony Everly Sr., 56, were held October 7 at the New Freedom Worship Center. A son of the late James and Maxine Everly, he was born at East Chicago, Ind. He died October 4 at his home at Mayking. More...