October 17, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Workers visiting homes as part of E-911 project

Don't be alarmed if you see a Letcher County E-911 worker in your neighborhood, says the agency's director. More...

News

Local officials hope voters cast ballots on new machines

As Election Day draws near, county officials are showing voters how to use touch screen voting machines instead of older ones with push buttons. More...

Jackson forecasters travel the country to help put out wildland forest fires

When you turn on the local news and see reports about forest fires raging in different parts of the country, someone from the Jackson National Weather Service (NWS) Office may be out there providing weather forecasts to the firefighters. More...

Special stamps help raise money, awareness

Few things reach as many Americans each day like the U.S. Mail, so postage stamps provide a wonderful opportunity to raise money and awareness in support of important social issues. More...

Columns

CLICK and CLACK TALK CARS

Can snow tires go all season?

Dear Tom and Ray: My daughter is moving to North Carolina to go to school, and she has brand-new snow tires on her car. Is it safe to drive snow tires in the summer? She needs the money for school instead of buying new tires. More...

The way we were

Clips from Mountain Eagle front pages over the past 50 years October 17, 1957 Enrollment and attendance in Letcher County Schools reached a record high in September, Supt. William B. Hall reported. More...

Veterans Post

• They've gone through a number of different planes since their inception in 1946 - Hellcat, Bearcat, Panther, Cougar, Tiger, Phantom II, Skyhawk and F/A-18 Hornet, used since 1986. More...

Speak Your Piece

Speak Your Piece

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Health

Cold meds for babies not in stores

Withdrawal includes medicines aimed at children under age 2

WASHINGTON Drug makers pulled cold medicines targeted for babies and toddlers off the market last week, leaving parents to find alternatives for hacking coughs and runny little noses just as fall sniffles get in full swing. More...

Cancer death rates fall faster than ever

WASHINGTON Good news on the cancer front: Death rates are dropping faster than ever, thanks to new progress against colorectal cancer. A turning point came in 2002, scientists conclude this week in the annual "Report to the Nation" on cancer. More...

Diet reduces cancer risk after menopause

WASHINGTON Try fewer burgers and more veggies after menopause: Cutting dietary fat may offer a longsought protection against deadly ovarian cancer - if you stick with the diet long enough. 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...

Haggard brings bluegrass to 'Big City'

NASHVILLE, Tennessee Appalachian music might seem a strange fit for a performer so closely linked to the hard electric twang of country's Bakersfield Sound, but don't tell that to Merle Haggard. More...

Kid Rock talks about new music, old wife

NEW YORK Despite selling millions of records and notching several hits, Kid Rock is better known these days for his tabloid antics than his music. More...

Petition asks court to let businesses set smoking rules

The Letcher County Fiscal Court was presented with a petition this week signed by citizens who want to challenge the "no smoking" ordinance adopted in April 2006. The ordinance now bans smoking in all public buildings in Letcher County. More...

Whitesburg's new cable firm says better service just ahead

Cable television customers in the City of Whitesburg should expect to soon see an improved channel lineup and better signal quality, the city's new cable franchise owner says. Archie Everidge, general manager of TV Service Inc. More...

Opinions

We can ramp up infrastructure or crash down

Breaking levees, falling bridges, an 83-year-old steam pipe bursting in midtown Manhattan - how much proof do we need that America's infrastructure is in perilous shape? Indeed, even the U.S. More...

This presidential election demands break from past

WASHINGTON One of the few things the Republican and Democratic presidential contests have in common is the relentlessness with which candidates on both sides are wrapping themselves in orthodoxy. Heretics need not apply. More...

Political Cartoon

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Sports

Cougars still playing hard

What a weekend. The Kentucky Wildcats knocked off the No. 1 team in the nation and the Letcher Central Cougars improved to 7-1 on the season. More...

Homecoming Queen 2007

HOMECOMING QUEEN 2007 - Char-leigh Craft (left) was crowned as Letcher County Central High School's homecoming queen on October 11 during half-time of a football game between the Letcher Central and East Ridge High School. More...

'07 a year of firsts for Breeders Cup

When Ben Gish asked me to write a couple of Breeders Cup columns for the readers of your community's fine newspaper, it just so happened that I was about ready to go to Pikeville College to talk to some communications students about journalism, pol More...

Families & Friends

Six Years Old

SIX YEARS OLD - Jadon Breeding celebrated his sixth birthday Oct. 10 with a Pirates of the Caribbean party with friends and family. He is the son of Candee Caudill and Bobby Breeding of Thornton, and has an older brother, Austin 13. More...

Pageant Winner

PAGEANT WINNER - Lori Craft was named Miss Teen Mountain Heritage on Sept. 22. She is the daughter of Mike and Tena Craft of Whitesburg. More...

Brothers Mark Birthdays

BROTHERS MARK BIRTHDAYS - Steven Tyler, Zachary Clay and Mason Alexander Hall, sons of Steve and Jaime Hall of Mt. Sterling, celebrated birthdays earlier this year. More...

Obituaries

Services held for Patricia Persinger

Patricia L. Phelps Persinger, 58, of Bowling Green, died October 3. Born at Jenkins, she was a daughter of the late Frank Harvey and Leitha Ray Tackett. More...

Services held for Lucy Watts

Funeral services for Lucy Watts, 78, of Hallie, were held October 14 at the Cedar Grove Old Regular Baptist Church. Burial was in the Watts Cemetery at Hallie. More...

Donald Walker Sr. dies in Tennessee

Donald Wayne Walker Sr., formerly of Eolia, died October 12 at his home in Talbot, Tenn. Born in Harlan County, he was a son of Lillian Anderson Walker of Talbot, Tenn., and the late Alford Walker. He was a retired construction worker. More...