November 14, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Rites held for deputy

Funeral services were held in Knott County Saturday for a Letcher County sheriff's deputy who was found dead in his Whitesburg apartment last week. Logan Dwayne Clemons, 33, died in his home on November 6. More...

News

Letcher among many seeking airport

Letcher County isn't alone when it comes to Kentucky counties seeking a new general aviation airport. More...

Beshear exercises hands-on approach to leadership role

FRANKFORT Kentucky's next governor says he's open to new ideas and bipartisan input - but ultimately, he will make the decisions and stand behind them. More...

Sheriff warns of scam

If someone calls you on the telephone and says they are raising money to buy equipment for the Letcher County Sheriff's Office, don't believe a word they are saying. More...

Columns

Now here's a tip

• An easy way to clean really dirty blinds is to lay them in the bathtub to soak in an oxygen cleaner. Use a washcloth to get the dirt off and hang them over the shower curtain to drip-dry. More...

CLICK and CLACK TALK CARS

This guy's a drip

Dear Tom and Ray: A male friend of mine insists that liquid dripping from a tailpipe is always gasoline. He says that it means the engine isn't burning fuel well and so it is coming out of the exhaust system. More...

The way we were

Clips from Mountain Eagle front pages over the past 50 years November 14, 1957 Four generations of one family were patients at Whitesburg Memorial Hospital last week. Paula Renee DeSimone was born to Mrs. More...

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Health

Cat litter ruins leftover meds

Mixing pain pills, cough syrup with litter can stop abusers

WASHINGTON Mixing cough syrup, Vicodin or Lipitor with cat litter is the new advice on getting rid of unused medications. Preferably used cat litter. More...

Kentucky doctors use robot to treat patients remotely

LOUISVILLE Doctors in Louisville are using a robot to help them remotely treat patients in western and central Kentucky. More...

Don't smash pimples

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: My granddaughter has a serious problem with whiteheads. Can you tell me what she can do to eradicate them? - R.J. ANSWER: A whitehead is a skin pore clogged with oil and sloughed-off skin cells. 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...

Strike drying up comedies, dramas

NEW YORK It seemed the new TV season had just started, then, suddenly, the stream of new episodes threatened to run dry. For the most part, you can relax for the rest of the month. More...

Sopranos' hangout fades to ... rubble

KEARNY, N.J. Eight months ago, James Gandolfini drove his white SUV out of the parking lot of Satriale's for the last time, as HBO wrapped up the final season of "The Sopranos." Now, the building has followed the same fate as the popular show. More...

Cops say man had fake bills

Police officers, including agents with the U.S. Secret Service, have arrested a Colson man and charged him with passing off counterfeit $5 bills. Randy D. More...

Only 1 in 4 women pregnant here will seek prenatal care

New report warns low rate is in 'stark contrast' to state average

A new report says that while the number of pregnant women seeking early prenatal care has fallen dramatically in Letcher County, the county is still showing improvements in other areas that determine the well-being of children, including its high s More...

Opinions

Results show voters can think long-term

Can today's Americans make wise choices for the futures of their communities? Accept some current pain for gains down the road? Think long-term? More...

Political Cartoon

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Is Bush dragging Democrats in Congress down with him?

WASHINGTON Democrats in Congress are discovering what it's like to live in the worst of all possible worlds. They are condemned for selling out to President Bush, and for failing to make compromises aimed at getting things done. More...

Sports

Photos

CROSS COUNTRY - The Jenkins Middle High School boys' and girls' cross country teams recently participated in the Regional Cross Country Meet at Riverside. More...

Sports in Kentucky

Where do Cats stand after loss?

Kentucky was one of six penthouse programs to suffer an ambush by a mid-major team before Thanksgiving. "So, officer, couldn't talk her down from the roof at Rupp, huh? More...

Taylor stars, but season ends for Cavs

The Jenkins Cavaliers' football season came to an end Friday with a 53-28 loss at the hands of the Cumberland Redskins. The loss eliminates Jenkins from the play-offs. More...

Families & Friends

Old-fashioned tent revival draws a crowd

Whitesburg

Hello, everyone. Hope you are all doing well. We had an exciting week. We had an old-fashioned tent revival behind Rite-Aid pharmacy and we really enjoyed it. My nephew, Bro. Caleb Howard, and wife Erica sponsored it. More...

Photo

ENGAGED - Tyrone Fields and Becky Thomas became engaged to be married Thursday night in Louisville. He is the son of Janet Fields of Whitesburg. She is the daughter of Carl and Patty Shepherd of Hueysville. No date has been set for the wedding. More...

Photo

PERFORMER - Country music singer Mark Chesnutt performed at the Mountain Heritage Festival this year. Pictured are (left to right) Ben Howard, Chesnutt, and Bill Hatton. More...

Obituaries

Services are held for Buford Griffith

Funeral services for Buford Boot Griffith, 66, of Hamilton, Ohio, were held October 20 in Fairfield, Ohio. Burial was in Oak Hill Cemetery A son of Vergie Whitaker Griffith and the late Rence Griffith, he was born at Hallie. He died October 16. More...

Services are held for Rettie Barker Parsons

Rettie Barker Parsons, 76, of Benham, died November 7 following a long illness. Born in Jonesville, Va., she was a daughter of the late Sherman and Cynthia Collier Barker and the widow of Ernest Morris. More...