November 21, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

News

Talks between ARH, nurses on hold despite 'progress'

Negotiations between striking nurses and Appalachian Regional Healthcare have ended for the time being, even though "substantial progress" is said to have been made during the talks. More...

Seniors in Colson area welcome new center that opened last week

Senior citizens from all parts of the county crowded into the new Colson Senior Citizens Center on November 16 to celebrate the opening of the county's seventh center. More...

Burning ban lifted here

A 24-hour ban on outdoor burning has been lifted in Letcher County, but it remains illegal to burn within 150 feet of a woodland or brush land from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily until December 15 - the end of the fire hazard season in Kentucky. More...

Sports

14th Region preseason ratings

The 2007-08 boys' 14th Region preseason player ratings are: First team - Combo guard Clark Stepp, 6' 3" senior, June Buchanan. Lead/point guard Josh Whitaker, 6' 1" sophomore, Hazard. Combo guard Tate Cox, 6' 0" sophomore, June Buchanan. More...

Cougars win District 8 title

Letcher County Central will travel to northern Kentucky this week to meet football powerhouse Ft. Thomas Highlands in the third round of the Class 5A play-offs. More...

NASCAR phenom ready to roll

Mark Martin was sitting in his Daytona Beach, Fla., office three years ago surrounded by reporters and talking about what he thought was going to be his retirement from NASCAR's top series at the end of that season. More...

Health

Chlamydia, other STD's on rise

ATLANTA More than 1 million cases of chlamydia were reported in the United States last year - the most ever reported for a sexually transmitted disease, federal health officials have reported. More...

Women get gout, too

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: My wife, 55, has gout. I thought this was a man thing. It was a surprise to her, and to me. She's slender and watches what she eats. She never drinks alcohol. She doesn't smoke. She's on Indocin right now. More...

CDC: New bug has killed 10 people

ATLANTA A mutated version of a common cold virus has caused 10 deaths in the last 18 months, U.S. health officials said. Adenoviruses usually cause respiratory infections that aren't considered lethal. More...

City to use cameras to fight illegal use of trash Dumpsters

Letcher County residents who haul couches, appliances and other large items into Whitesburg to dispose of them at city-owned Dumpsters will soon find themselves captured on camera. More...

Indictments name 13

A college bookstore manager charged with eight counts of identity theft and eight counts of theft by deception is among 13 people named in the latest round of indictments returned by the Letcher County Grand Jury. More...

Opinions

Some priorities for Beshear

Regardless of whether their ballots were cast in favor of Democratic challenger Steve Beshear, or in opposition to Republican incumbent Ernie Fletcher, the result of this month's election is the same. More...

Veterans treated poorly

Once the parades are over - and for most, the wars as well - veterans hope to return to their civilian lives. More...

'Crackdown' won't work

Apparently the Iranian people were starting to enjoy themselves a little too much to suit the ruling clerics. More...

Columns

The way we were

Clips from Mountain Eagle front pages over the past 50 years November 21, 1957 The recount of votes in the Courtney Wells-Emmett G. Fields race for circuit judge is scheduled to start Monday in Perry Circuit Court. More...

CLICK and CLACK TALK CARS

Dealing with the high cost of all-wheel drive vehicles

Dear Tom and Ray: I'm writing to you from hot and sunny Phoenix. My wife and I currently own a 2004 Subaru Forester. We bought an allwheel drive vehicle because we hope to be living someplace where it snows within the next few years. More...

Salome's Stars

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Restless Rams and Ewes might want to let others finish a current project while they start something new. But if you do, you could risk losing out on a future opportunity. More...

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Families & Friends

Photo

TO BE WED - James and Ruby Boggs of Millstone, announce the forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Nannie Auderenia, to James Preston Dunbar, son of Ruth Dunbar of Michigan and the late William Dunbar. More...

Every day should be Thanksgiving Day

Whitesburg

Hello, everyone. Hope things are going well for all of you. I thought I'd get my news in while I'm still young. I'll be a year older when I write next week. No sympathy cards, please! It's been a good life. This was a good week for me. More...

Butchering turkey was like killing a hog

Points East

We mostly ate ham for Thanksgiving when I was growing up in Letcher County in the head of Sweet Home, Blair Branch. 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...

More tickets on sale for Montana show

FRANKFORT Kentucky fans of "Hannah Montana" who weren't able to get tickets for the Dec. 12 "Best of Both Worlds Tour" stop in Lexington have been given another chance. More...

'Dancing with the Stars' waltzes through strike

LOS ANGELES Here's a "Dancing with the Stars" pop quiz: Which of the following performance critiques was delivered by effusive judge Bruno Tonioli before the Hollywood writers strike, and which came after? Quote A: "That's what I like to see! More...