November 7, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

News

'Standby mode' sucks energy, raises power bills

COLUMBUS, Ohio A force as insidious as Dracula is quietly sucking a nickel of every dollar's worth of the electricity that seeps from your home's outlets. More...

Photo

SCENIC TRAVEL - Nearly everyone who makes the trip between Letcher County and Kingsport, Tenn., wishes they had a camera handy when they see a train crossing this high bridge near the community of Clinchport, Va., beside U.S. Highway 23. More...

Jenkins seeking help, answers to water woes

Water issues were the main subject of discussion at the November meeting of the Jenkins City Council. In his monthly report, Mayor Charles Dixon once again asked the citizens of Jenkins to work to conserve water. More...

Sports

Sports in Kentucky

Were 'Fiddlin' Five' last 'pure' team?

University of Kentucky Wildcats fans old enough to be Grandpa and familiar with Social Security paid tribute last week to UK's 1957-58 national championship team. The Fiddlin' Five. More...

Play-off time is here already

Can you believe high school football's regular season is over already? The Letcher Central Cougars have roared through their schedule with an 9-1 record. It's now play-off time and this is what every player dreams of. More...

Sports Quiz

1. Entering 2007, name the oldest starting pitcher to win a World Series game. 2. How many World Series titles have the St. Louis Cardinals won? 3. More...

Health

Autism not really an 'epidemic'

ATLANTA A few decades ago, people probably would have said kids like Ryan Massey and Eddie Scheuplein were just odd. Or difficult. Both boys are bright. More...

Small strokes warn of trouble coming

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: I'll make a long story short. About five weeks ago, my right hand went numb and I couldn't talk. My husband believed I was having a stroke and called an ambulance. By the time I got to the hospital I was back to normal. More...

Live Well with Diabetes

Kids and Teens

Thirty years ago, less than 2% of all kids with diabetes had type 2. Now it accounts for up to 45% of new diabetes cases in children! More...

Obituaries

Lela Scott Collier succumbs at 88

Funeral services for Lela Scott Collier, 88, of Partridge, were held November 2 in Benham. Burial was in the Holly Ridge Cemetery at Partridge. A daughter of the late Sam and Lina Boggs Scott, she was born in Rhoda, Va. More...

Barrett rites held

Price Barrett died October 29 at his home at Isom. He was 95 years old. Born in Breathitt County, he was a son of the late Anderson and Lula Souse Barrett. He was married to the late Reneva Caudill, and was a retired coal miner. More...

Eldridge dies

Letcher County native Emil Eldridge, 75, died October 31 at his home in Somerset. More...

Justices uphold verdict

'Overwhelming' evidence proves guilt of woman in murder case

The Kentucky Supreme Court has affirmed the conviction of Kathy Ellen Walters Williams, a 49-yearold Jeremiah woman who was found guilty in April 2005 of murdering 19- year-old Forrester Caudill. More...

Ruling may help get water lines into other areas

A ruling handed down last week by Letcher Circuit Judge Sam Wright appears to clear the way for the Letcher County Water and Sewer District to move ahead with plans to provide water service to 280 homes in the area between Camp Branch and Indian Cr More...

Grand jury indicts 12

A grandson of former Jenkins Mayor James F. "Chum" Tackett has been indicted on robbery and burglary charges in connection with an incident at James Tackett's home in September. More...

Opinions

Fearing fear itself

Historians and economists can vigorously debate the degree to which Franklin D. Roosevelt's New Deal policies helped alleviate the Great Depression. More...

The high cost of war

Betting that congressional Democrats' opposition to the Iraq war will remain ineffectual, President Bush has asked for another $46 billion to continue fighting the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. More...

They're on whose side?

We'd like to believe the Bush administration's claims about progress in Iraq. But the Iraqi government's actions make it look as if Iraq and the U.S. are operating in parallel universes. More...

Columns

CLICK and CLACK TALK CARS

Does light on the oil mean heavy on the mileage

Dear Tom and Ray: I am 12 years old and love your column and radio show so much! We have a 2006 Honda Fit. I heard one time on your show that if you use a lighter oil, you will get better mileage. Is that true? More...

The way we were

Clips from Mountain Eagle front pages over the past 50 years November 7, 1957 Letcher County went almost solid Democratic in Tuesday's general election. Democrats won all but two of the major county offices. Republican F. More...

Salome's Stars

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Your honesty continues to impress everyone who needs reassurance about a project. But be careful you don't lose patience with those who are still not ready to act. More...

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Families & Friends

Dylan Halcomb falls asleep at his birthday party

Blackey

My mom, Jean, went up a few weeks ago and visited with Louise Dixon. She was doing well. She had been in the hospital recently. They enjoyed talking about old times on Elk Creek. Happy birthday to Geraldine Blair of Elk Creek. It was on Oct. 23. More...

ECCO gets much needed computer

Eolia

Greetings from Eolia and the Eolia Christian Community Outreach. Walk in wisdom . . . redeeming the time. Colossians 4:5 It's frost on the pumpkin time of year, and I love it. More...

Power saw was needed at Paul Miles's birth

Whitesburg

Hello, everyone, hope you are all doing well and survived Halloween. I'm sure the children will have enough candy to last a long time. When I heard Paul Miles's birthday is on Halloween, I remembered the night he was born. 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...

Krauss, Plant form unlikely alliance

NASHVILLE, Tennessee Alison Krauss is a master at slipping into musical styles. More...

New 'Bionic Woman' not like old

LOS ANGELES Lindsay Wagner never had to use jujitsu or save Canada from Bosnian terrorists - or worry about her boss watching her take a shower through her bionic eye. Well, times have changed. More...