December 19, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Boy dies in hunting mishap

Funeral services will be held Wednesday (today) for a 14-year-old boy who was killed in a deer hunting accident at Roxana. More...

News

Late sheriff will get honors at Arlington

Ben Buster Taylor of Millstone, a highly-decorated veteran and a former Letcher County sheriff, died December 12 at the age of 71 after a long battle with cancer. More...

Trash pick-up dates are changed

Because of the holidays, garbage collections which would normally take place on Mon., Dec. 24, will be made on Fri., Dec. 21. Pick-ups which would normally be made on Tue., Dec. 25, will be made on Wed., Dec. 26. More...

Woman, 23, can't get parole before 2012

A 23-year-old woman who pleaded guilty last year to helping her late boyfriend carry out a plan to rob and murder his grandmother has been denied parole. More...

Columns

CLICK and CLACK TALK CARS

Tom and Ray settle father-son squabble

Dear Tom and Ray: My car-knowledge-challenged son lives in North Conway, N.H. His job is about 300 yards from his apartment. Instead of walking, he starts his car every day and drives the three minutes to work. More...

The way we were

Clips from Mountain Eagle front pages over the past 50 years December 19, 1957 Construction of a flood-control dam on the headwaters of the Cumberland River in the Letcher-Harlan county area has been recommended by U.S. Rep. More...

Moments in Time

• On Dec. 18, 1620, passengers on the British ship Mayflower come ashore at Plymouth, Mass., to begin their new settlement, Plymouth Colony. More...

Speak Your Piece

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Health

'Frozen shoulder' strikes women

WASHINGTON Wake up to find your shoulder killing you but don't recall an injury? It could be the start of frozen shoulder, a curse of middle-aged women and one of the most puzzling joint conditions. More...

Nexium, Prilosec don't cause heart problems

Patients who suffer from heartburn are not at increased risk for heart problems as a result of taking Prilosec or Nexium, according to a review released by the Food and Drug Administration. More...

Suicide rate increases for middle-aged in U.S.

ATLANTA The suicide rate among middle-aged Americans has reached its highest point in at least 25 years, a new government report said. The rate rose by about 20 percent between 1999 and 2004 for U.S. 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...

Books rock with hair-raising stories

NEW YORK For those rock 'n' roll fans on your gift list this holiday season, there are plenty of new offerings to keep their heads bopping along happily into the new year. More...

Rock Hall of Fame names five new inductees

Madonna, John Mellencamp, The Ventures, Leonard Cohen and The Dave Clark Five have been announced as the latest inductees to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. More...

Court abandons new trash plan

County will continue picking up garbage, but layoffs may occur

The Letcher County Fiscal Court voted 3-2 this week to stop its earlier plan to hire an outside waste collection company to take over the operation of the county's sanitation department. More...

Striking nurses survive close call

A labor dispute between registered nurses and Appalachian Regional Healthcare nearly turned into a tragedy last week when a drunken driver just missed crashing his car into a tent occupied by pickets and their families. More...

Opinions

How smart towns fight dark winter

Do plunging temperatures, gray skies and the year's shortest days have to force us to huddle indoors? When we flick on the television, do we have to cringe at the weathermen's dire warnings of monster storms on the way? More...

Political Cartoon

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Hillary Clinton is facing her greatest political test

WASHINGTON The Democratic contest in Iowa - and possibly the battle for the party's presidential nomination - hangs on whether Hillary Clinton can use the next two weeks to encourage second thoughts about Barack Obama, and get voters to take a More...

Sports

Kentucky falls to bottom of SEC

If Billy Gillispie can't get it turned around this season at the University of Kentucky, it couldn't have come at a better time for the Wildcats to be bad. Why? More...

Struggling teams should improve

The Letcher Central Cougar boys' basketball team, with a record of 1-2, played its first district game last week against the Patriots of Knott County Central (2-2). More...

Why race teams dread Fridays

What is the only workplace where the term "TGIF" doesn't bring a smile to everyone's face? Come on, everyone looks toward Friday with its long-awaited weekend just around the corner. More...

Families & Friends

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NEW NURSES - Letcher County residents who have completed their practical nursing degree at Hazard Community and Technical College are (left to right) Lisa Caudill, Whitesburg; Gloria Dollarhide, Premium; Desirea Bowling, Whitesburg; and Lisa William More...

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AT RALLY - Several members of the Kentucky Nurses Association Local Unit 111 traveled to Lexington recently to participate in the Nurses for Safe Patient Care Rally. More...

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ENGAGED - Kathy Petot of Pikeville and Keith and Greta Howard of Whitesburg announce the engagement of their children, Jessica Petot and Bryan Howard. Jessica Petot is also the daughter of the late William M.B. Petot. More...

Obituaries

Robert "Rusty" Kiser dies in Lawrenceburg

Robert Russell "Rusty" Kiser, 38, died December 10 at his home in Lawrenceburg. Born in Whitesburg, he was a son of Dorothy Hall Kiser of Lawrenceburg and the late Teddy Kiser Sr. He was an I.T. More...

Services held for Paul Andreson

Paul Dean Anderson, 71, of Canton, Ohio, passed away peacefully early Sunday morning, October 21, 2007, at Aultman Hospital. He was born March 10, 1936 in Cromona, Kentucky to the late Martin and Margie Anderson. More...

Services held for Emery Stidham

Funeral services for Emery Beryl Stidham were held December 10 at Everidge Funeral Home. Burial was in the Stidham Cemetery at Dry Fork. A son of the late Eli and Margie Adams Stidham, he was born in Letcher County. More...