October 31, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

As many as 50 groups, businesses to give treats

Organizers of a Halloween "safe night" in the City of Whitesburg say the event will give children a place to collect treats without being exposed to traffic and other dangers. More...

News

Smoking ban brings cash, praise to Letcher County

First Lady Glenna Fletcher came to Whitesburg last week to present a $27,000 check to the Letcher County Health Department for a new program focusing on helping pregnant smokers quit smoking cigarettes. Fletcher, who spoke at the Harry M. More...

Volleyball team falls in state meet

The Letcher County Central High School volleyball team and coaches posed for a photograph beside the tour bus that took them to Northern Kentucky University in Highland Heights, where they met Greenwood High School in the opening round of the state v More...

Letcher man held after pot sting

A Letcher County man is among four suspects in federal custody after law enforcement officers intercepted a large load of marijuana in Middlesboro. Tilden J. More...

Columns

The way we were

Clips from Mountain Eagle front pages over the past 50 years October 31, 1957 The Junior Chamber of Commerce float featuring "The Old Rugged Cross" took first prize for business and organization entries in the Whitesburg homecoming parade. More...

Salome's Stars

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) This is a good time to speak out on a difficult situation. You're known for your honesty, so people will listen and, perhaps, begin to make long-needed changes. More...

SPEAKING OF SOAPS

RECAPS - 10/29 - 11/2 ALL MY CHILDREN - Erica turned to Adam for help in getting Greenlee committed to a mental hospital. JR angered Greenlee when he offered to give her the embryos in exchange for her shares of Fusion. More...

Speak Your Piece

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Health

Is microwave popcorn safe?

The smell of buttery microwave popcorn can be intoxicating. But can it also be dangerous? More...

A stress test without stress

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: My doctor insists I have a "no exercise" nuclear stress test. What is the procedure? Could it harm my heart? I think I might get halfway through the test and need to have it stopped. More...

A trail of buttery flavor, sick workers

Each morning, Eric Peoples sits up in bed and starts his day with a cough. A deep, long, hacking cough. He plants his feet on the bedroom floor and immediately feels as if someone is standing on his chest. That's a good day. More...

Obituaries

Service held for Avanell Fleming

Avanell Senter Fleming, of Marshall's Branch, died October 27 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital. She was 80 years old. More...

Services set for Tucker

Funeral services for Calvin Ray Tucker, 77, of Jenkins, will be held at 11 a.m. today (Wednesday) at Carty Funeral Home in Jenkins. Burial will be in Green Acres Cemetery at Ermine. More...

Rites held for Charles Honchel

Funeral services for Charles Everett Honchel, 73, of McRoberts, were held October 30 at Carty Funeral Home in Fleming-Neon. Burial was in Green Acres Cemetery at Ermine. Honchel was born at McRoberts, a son of the late Ebb and Sue Miller Honchel. More...

Closing all schools was proper thing to do, doctor says

Letcher County school officials did the proper thing by calling off classes for one day last week after a student was diagnosed with a drugresistant staph infection, says an infectious disease specialist who practices medicine here. More...

Grand jury indicts 15

The Letcher Grand Jury has returned indictments naming 15 people. More...

Opinions

Fire and water: Twin challenges

Could there be a pattern here? The San Diego and Los Angeles areas are hit by a raging series of high-impact wildfires - the worst in the state's history. More...

Political Cartoon

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Clinton appears headed for New Hampshire win

MANCHESTER, N.H. Quietly but systematically, Hillary Clinton is building a firewall in New Hampshire. She can afford to lose the Iowa caucuses as long as she can win here. She can't afford to lose both states. More...

Sports

Cougars continue 'dream season' in Paris

The high flying Cougars of Letcher Central took their act on the road this past weekend as they traveled to Paris to take on the Bourbon County Colonels. More...

Sports in Kentucky

All trick, no treat for Kentucky's Cats

Halloween. All trick, no treat for Kentucky football. Trick? Back-to-back home losses and back on the road after open date. The whoosh you heard Monday was Rich Brooks' team free falling from BCS top 25. And so ... Basketball. More...

Season ends

Letcher Central High School volleyball players (from left) Brittany Terry,Marquala Wolfe, and Heather Hatton were on the floor at Regents Hall at Northern Kentucky University for a state tournament match against Greenwood. More...

Families & Friends

Church schedules Christmas bazaar November 2, 3

Whitesburg

Hello everyone, everywhere. Hope you are all doing well. It's beginning to feel like fall now, but I guess it's time. Flo Mahew, I'm sorry your name was misspelled in last week's paper. I guess I didn't write it plain. I'm not a real good writer. More...

Volunteers sort donated items from Ohio

Eolia

Greetings from the hills and valleys of Eolia and Eolia Christian Community Outreach. I know whom I have believed, and am persuaded that he is able to keep that which I have committed unto him against that day. More...

Wisconsin tourists enjoy Civil War reenactment

Jeremiah

Last week's rain gave the ground a pretty good soaking but didn't seem to make the streams and creeks flow much higher. It really did make the leaves fall from the trees, though. 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...

'NCIS' marks 100th episode on CBS

LOS ANGELES Scan a list of TV's top 10 programs and you'd expect to find the durably popular "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation." But now it's got unlikely company from another series with an alphabetsoup title: "NCIS. More...

Porter Wagoner dies

NASHVILLE, Tenn. Porter Wagoner, the rhinestone clad Grand Ole Opry star who helped launch the career of Dolly Parton by hiring her as his duet partner, died this week. He was 80. More...