October 24, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Funding arrives here for Craft's Colly water lines

The Letcher County Fiscal Court has received a check for $630,000 to help pay for the construction of eight miles of water lines and meters at Craft's Colly near Ermine. More...

News

High school choral group taking show on road

A diverse group of 21 choral students from Letcher County Central High School are ready to take what they've learned inside a classroom out on the road. More...

Map should help residents avoid building mistakes

Too often in Kentucky, families have built homes on their "ideal" locations, or builders have invested in large commercial developments, only to find later that they had not understood the limitations of the soils and geology of the construction si More...

Why do we call it Indian summer?

Leaves have changed, often past their peak color, when the warm, hazy southern air blankets the region, sometimes lasting for as much as a week. Indian summer has arrived. But just what is Indian summer, and where did the name come from? More...

Columns

CLICK and CLACK TALK CARS

Is the earth losing its polarity?

Dear Tom and Ray: I have a question for either car mechanics or geophysicists - you decide. I often want to know in what direction I'm driving (plus I like gadgets). So I'll buy these stick-on-the-dash compasses. More...

The way we were

Clips from Mountain Eagle front pages over the past 50 years October 24, 1957 The Letcher County Board of Education has approved a salary schedule for teachers for the current school year. More...

Salome's Stars

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) You're eager to Ram headfirst into that new project. But before you do, find out why some of your colleagues might not appear to be as gung-ho about it as you are. 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...

Families & Friends

Ripe persimmons taste better than steak

Southern Ohio

Hello again, everyone! Thanks again for the phone calls about the missing column. I promise I will try not to make the same mistake again. It seems some time or other I somehow hit a wrong key and it added an extra letter of the alphabet. More...

MARRIED

MARRIED - Tiffany Anderson and Steve Collins were married October 6. The wedding ceremony was held at 4-Star Lake at Redfox. More...

COLLEGE ATHLETE

COLLEGE ATHLETE - Tiffany Allen is attending Pikeville College on a soccer and softball scholarship. She is a graduate of Central Florida Community College with an associate degree in elementary education. 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...

Clapton writes book on rock survival

NEW YORK Clapton is Good. The second "o" is critical. Back in the 1960s, when London graffiti proclaimed "Clapton is God," the brilliant British guitarist was descending into a personal hell. More...

Led Zeppelin to release songs online next month

LONDON Rockers Led Zeppelin are releasing their back catalog online for the first time, the band has announced. More...

Outdoor burning ban still in effect

State warns of water shortage as drought expected to keep its grip another three months

A ban on outdoor burning remains in effect in Letcher County after four wildfires burned more than 200 acres during the past week. More...

Group seeking gifts for children of addicts

More than 20 Letcher County residents who are working to beat their addiction to narcotics are also working to make sure some of the county's less fortunate children will have a merry Christmas. More...

Hours are set for trick-or-treating

Children in Letcher County will be permitted to go "trick-or-treating" for three hours next Wednesday. Letcher County Judge/Executive Jim Ward announced this week that trick-or-treating will begin at 5 p.m. More...

Opinions

Will Bill lure white males to Hillary?

There's a strange fork in presidential politics where generally liberal white women say that they like Hillary Clinton, but wondered why she stayed with the man - and somewhat conservative white men say they like her because More...

Political Cartoon

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My hero

The kids in one of my son's ninth-grade classes were asked to write essays on their hero. With two exceptions, they all picked Al Gore. That's easy: He was in the news last week. More...

Sports

Breeders Cup races offer good betting odds

Memo to anybody planning to bet the Breeders Cup races at the Pikeville OTB or, for that matter, anyplace else: It's better to be lucky than smart. More...

Jenkins beats Harlan in OT to get to play-offs

The Jenkins Cavaliers were on the verge of elimination from post-season play Friday after being held scoreless in the first half by the Harlan Green Dragons In their final district game of the season, the homestanding Cavs were held to only 50 yar More...

Petty and Gordon to be honored

This Sunday's race at Atlanta Motor Speedway will be the 15th anniversary of what has to be considered one of the greatest - if not the greatest - race in the history of NASCAR racing. More...

Health

Breast cancer doesn't discriminate

Husband of Hollywood powerhouse fights for her memory

LOS ANGELES Richard Lippin reeled at the news: His wife, his partner in life and business - and one of Hollywood's power women - had just been diagnosed with a rare form of breast cancer. He could barely register what he was hearing. More...

Acute bronchitis is for short term

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: What's the difference between acute and chronic bronchitis? I had a cough for about three weeks, and my wife insisted I see a doctor. He said I have acute bronchitis. I am only 30, and I have never smoked a cigarette in my life. More...

Live Well with Diabetes

A Guide To Accurate Testing

There is probably only one thing worse than having to draw your own blood to test your blood sugar - and that is repeating the test because of an error. Below are some useful tips to ensure an accurate reading the first time. More...

Obituaries

Services are held for "Boob" Lucas

Funeral services for Onas J. "Boob" Lucas, 70, were held October 21 at the Millstone Missionary Baptist Church. Burial was in the Lucas Cemetery at Camp Branch. More...

Services are held for Viva Kiser, 86

Viva Kiser died October 17 at her home at Payne Gap. She was 86 years old. She was a daughter of the late Charlie and Mudie Gibson Kiser, and was married to the late Everett Spicer. More...

Bevins succumbs

Funeral services for George Washington Bevins, 82, of Jenkins, were held October 22 at Carty Funeral Home. Burial was in Powell Valley Memorial Gardens in Big Stone Gap, Va. A son of the late John W. More...