December 12, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Letcher has state's second-worst rate for injuries in ATV accidents

Forty-three Letcher County residents were injured in all-terrain vehicle accidents between 2001 and 2005 - the secondhighest rate in Kentucky. have them," Kentucky State Police Trooper Tony Watts said of the vehicles. More...

News

Want to help the needy this Christmas? Here's how

'Tis the season to give. Below is a list of ways in which you can help others in Letcher County this holiday season. More...

Craft's Colly couple say loggers stole oak trees; police are investigating

Authorities have opened an investigation into the alleged theft of 32 oak trees from property belonging to an elderly Ermine couple. More...

Court votes to upgrade water plant, OK gas well

The Letcher County Fiscal Court voted unanimously to allow the Letcher County Water and Sewer District to use slightly over $10,000 which was left over from the Dry Fork Water Project to make maintenance improvements at the Blackey Water Plant. More...

Sports

Pat Riley able to attend Kron wake

Pat Riley, president and coach of the Miami Heat, couldn't attend his initiation into the Kentucky Athletic Hall of Fame in Louisville or a reunion of Rupp's Runts in Rupp Arena. More...

Banks was guest at UofL

Letcher County Central High School quarterback Charlie Banks was a guest of the University of Louisville football program when the Cardinals hosted Rutgers University recently at Papa John's Stadium. More...

The 'real' high school season is near

Kentucky's high school basketball teams have been allowed to play regular season games since the Monday after Thanksgiving weekend, but most fans and school officials don't really consider hoop season in full stride until the KHSAA state football p More...

Health

An alternative to addiction

Treatment for chronic pain offers aternative to narcotics

CHARLESTON, W.Va. People suffering from chronic pain look for relief everywhere, but few could have expected to find it in the toxin of a sea snail. More...

Forget stomach flu, blame Norvovirus

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: Have you any information on the Norwalk flu? My grandkids were all sick with it last week - vomiting and diarrhea. One had to be taken to the hospital because of a high fever. - M.C. More...

Holidays bring heart attacks

WASHINGTON Those lords-a-leaping and ladies dancing may want to consider the downside of the holidays: Heart attack season has arrived. 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...

Holiday movies, specials in full swing

Holiday programming is in full swing, and even with the writer's strike, the networks have their schedules loaded with specials, movies and other perennial holiday fare. More...

Trace Adkins writes life story in book

NASHVILLE, Tenn. He worked as an oil rig roughneck, nearly drank himself to death and was shot in the chest by his ex-wife. Friends always told country star Trace Adkins his life would make a good book. And so it has. More...

Neon citizens are asked not to hoard water

Facing a water shortage that is already at the critical level, the City of Fleming-Neon is calling on residents not to make things worse by "hoarding water." Carlos Phillips, superintendent of the city's water department, told the Fleming-Neon Cit More...

Drought still on

At least 17 to 20 inches of rainfall during the next three months is needed to help eastern Kentucky pull out of the current drought, according to officials at the National Weather Service in Jackson. Letcher County is 15. More...

250-pound bear dies after running into side of a car

A 250-pound black bear was killed near Jenkins last week, apparently after it ran into the side of a car traveling on U.S. 23. The bear, a male, was killed about 6:30 p.m. More...

Opinions

Here's hoping the skeptics are wrong

So far, state Rep. Jon Draud is saying the right things about his new job as Kentucky commissioner of education. He's committed to the goals of the 1990 Education Reform Act and determined to achieve those goals by the 2014 deadline. More...

Says local union needs new leaders

To the Editor: I am member in good standing with the Scotia Employees Association (SEA) local union. More...

Couple sounds alarm about timber theft

To the Editor: In early November a logging crew came onto my property on Craft's Colly, private property, posted with no trespassing signs and fenced, and cut down 32 trees. Many were magnificent, several-hundred-year-old oak trees. More...

Columns

Car Talk

Overfill warning could save you bucks

Dear Tom and Ray: My Ford diesel has a warning about not overfilling the fuel tank. Precisely what would happen if you did this? Would damage to the engine or other systems occur? More...

The way we were

Clips from Mountain Eagle front pages over the past 50 years December 12, 1957 Santa Claus will arrive in Whitesburg Saturday morning. More...

Moments in Time

• On Dec. 14, 1799, George Washington, the American revolutionary leader and first president of the United States (unanimously elected in 1789), dies of acute laryngitis at his estate in Mount Vernon, Va. • On Dec. More...

Speak Your Piece

Speak Your Piece

Tell us what's on your mind. No need to give your name. Call 633-7508 from 9 am Tuesday to 9 am Friday.

E-m@il address In addition to the telephone and the U.S. Mail, The Mountain Eagle accepts comments to Speak Your Piece by electronic mail. More...

Families & Friends

Gavin Adams, Morgan Rowe mark birthdays

Blackey

Some of my news is a little behind. It takes sometimes a few weeks to get enough to put in. Happy birthday to my precious great-nephew, Gavin Isaiah Adams of Carcassonne. He turned one on Dec. 12. He is the son of B.J. More...

Photo

AT THE GAME - Raven Ison and his sister, Camryn "Cammy" Elswick, pose for a picture with their cousin, Brittany Webb, a cheerleader for Letcher County Central High School, after a recent game against Pike County Central. More...

Photo

FIRST AT COLSON - Nora Sexton Logan was the first senior citizen served at the new Colson Senior Citizens Center. She says she enjoys the center very much. Her sister, Linda Sue Umphrey, is now attending the center with her each day. More...

Obituaries

Rites are planned for Effie Lee Collins

Funeral services for Effie Lee Noble Collins, 84, will be held at 1 p.m. today (Wednesday) at the Seco Pentecostal Church. Burial will be in Green Acres Cemetery at Ermine. Mrs. Collins was a daughter of the late Jerry and Evaline Niece Noble. More...

Billy Gene Brock dies in Alabama

Billy Gene Brock died December 2 at his home in Tuscaloosa, Ala., after a long illness. He was 45 years old. Born in Tiffin, Ohio, he was a son of Froney Gaye McPeeks Brock of Jenkins and the late James Daniel Brock. More...

Letrell Hampton dies

Letrell Hampton of Doty Creek, died November 25. He was 67 years old. More...