November 28, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Woman, 30, indicted in death of boyfriend

A Letcher County woman was indicted in Lexington last week on a charge of second-degree manslaughter in connection with the death of a 36-year-old Pine Creek man. Sharon Collins, 30, was originally charged with murder in the death of David B. More...

News

Hospital renovation underway in Jenkins

Work is underway on a $1 million renovation project at Jenkins Community Hospital, which joined the Wellmont Health System of Kingsport, Tenn., earlier this year. More...

Registered nurses continue strike against ARH

Registered nurses in Letcher County and elsewhere in Kentucky and West Virginia continued their strike against Appalachian Regional Healthcare this week, more than five days after both sides in the bitter labor dispute announced they were mulling t More...

Larry Sparks to play

Larry Sparks, one of the legendary performers in bluegrass music, will return to the Appalshop in Whitesburg on Thursday, Dec. 6, for a 7:30 p.m. performance. More...

Columns

CLICK and CLACK TALK CARS

What does phantom gasoline really cost?

Tom and Ray: recently saw an article on a Web site claiming that car owners should pump their gas in the morning, when it's cool out, instead of in the afternoon, when it's hot. More...

The way we were

Clips from Mountain Eagle front pages over the past 50 years November 28, 1957 Fire broke out in a section of the South-East Coal Co. mine at Millstone Sunday night, causing a portion of the mine to be sealed off temporarily. More...

Salome's Stars

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Your work on a recent job assignment is impressive and is sure to be noticed. Meanwhile, expect to receive news about an upcoming holiday event you won't want to miss. More...

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Families & Friends

It's time to think about Christmas shopping

Northeast Ohio

Brr! Yep, it's a cold 'un here this morning. We had a few flakes of snow for Thanksgiving, nothing to brag about though. The worst was the cold wind blowing. More...

Photo

50TH WEDDING ANNIVERSARY - Bill and Mary Halcomb of Hamilton, Ohio, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary November 24. He is the son of the late Henry and Dicy Halcomb of Linefork. More...

Blackey Christmas sale set

Blackey

I hope everyone had as good a Thanksgiving as I and my family did. It's always nice to get everyone together. Stella Dixon of Blackey had to be taken back to the Pikeville hospital. She was not doing well at all. 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...

Josh Turner embraces tradition

NASHVILLE, Tennessee At a time when much of Nashville seems to be retreading classic rock and pop, Josh Turner has come up with quite a concept: traditional country music. More...

Diamond reveals inspiration for 'Sweet Caroline'

LOS ANGELES Neil Diamond held onto the secret for decades, but he has finally revealed that President Kennedy's daughter was the inspiration for his smash hit "Sweet Caroline. More...

Proposed sewage plant at Blackey clears hurdle

A proposed $2.5 million sewage collection system and wastewater treatment plant to serve the communities of Blackey and Woodrock has passed an environmental assessment ordered by the U.S. More...

Court will seek bids from firms who haul trash

The Letcher Fiscal Court has agreed in a 5-1 vote to solicit bids from waste management companies that might be interested in taking over the operation of the county's sanitation department. More...

Building of health department may begin soon

Construction of the new Letcher County Health Department is expected to begin soon, says the department's director, Lana Mullins. More...

Opinions

Obama, drugs and everyone else

And so Barack Obama tells high school kids in New Hampshire that he "made some bad decisions" at their age. He "experimented" with pot and cocaine. This is old news - but even if it were new news, it would be ho-hum in today's politics. More...

A miracle gift from the Gateses

Call it, if you will, the unlikeliest marriage in the world - high-flying capitalist dollars earned by multibillionaire Bill Gates flowing to a network of Asian, African and Latin American slum dwellers who are often obliged to struggle for shelte More...

Political Cartoon

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Sports

Cougars have plenty to be proud of despite loss

The Elite Eight. Who would have thought that three years ago you could consolidate three Class A football teams with a combined record of 2-28 and three years later have a record of 11-1 and be playing among the final eight teams in Class 5A? More...

UK waits on bowl bid

The Kentucky Wildcats football team gave arguably its most gallant comeback effort to date last Saturday against border rival Tennessee, but at the end of the day it came up short 52-50 in four overtimes. More...

Sports in Kentucky

The tune is still 'Rocky Top' after 23 years The '07 Tennessee-Kentucky was Hamburger Hill. Fierce, tough. Required four extra takes and was six feet short of a draw as Andre Woodson lay at the 2- yard-line as the Vols celebrated. More...

Health

Pedometers encourage weight loss

CHICAGO A $20 fitness gadget stood up to multiple research studies, helping people walk an additional mile each day - but only if they logged their steps. Those who did lowered their blood pressure and lost a few pounds, an analysis found. More...

A sign of arthritis

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: I am 56 and have just been told I have arthritis. Aren't I slightly young for arthritis? I saw the doctor because of tiny bumps that popped out on the top knuckles of some of my fingers and because my fingers had become stiff. More...

Is your medical chart right?

LOS ANGELES The recent chatter on a popular social networking site dealt with a problem often overlooked in medicine: mistakes in patients' medical charts. More...

Obituaries

Burnice Kincer, 75, buried at Mayking

Funeral services for Burnice Kincer, 75, were held November 17 at Everidge Funeral Home. Burial was in the Webb Cemetery at Mayking. A son of the late William and Estella Littrell Kincer, he was born in Letcher County. More...

Services are set for Lester Cress

Funeral services for Lester Cress, 72, of Gordon, will be held at 11 a.m. today (Wednesday) in Benham. Burial will be in the Cress family cemetery at Gordon. More...

Mark Tyree, 46, buried at Dry Fork

Graveside services for Mark Tyree, 46, of Morral, Ohio, were held November 26 at the Tyree family cemetery at Dry Fork. A son of Clara McIntosh and Junior Tyree of Marion, Ohio, he was employed at Whirlpool Corp. for 28 years. More...