December 26, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Board member dies at 75

Funeral services were held Monday for Letcher County Board of Education member Attwell Turner. Turner, of Kona, died after a sudden illness December 21 at the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington. He was 75 years old. More...

Features

Gather Round

It's time to celebrate the season best shared with family and friends. Delicious recipes, which are surprisingly easy to make, will impress guests without keeping you tied to the kitchen. Add B. More...

Opinions

Political Cartoon

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Letters

Water and sewer district responds to criticism

To the Editor: The Letcher County Water and Sewer District (District) was formed in 1998 for the purpose of providing potable water and sanitary sewer service to residents located outside incorporated cities where service was not currently being p More...

Letters

Enforcement might have prevented wreck

To the Editor: What a shame that a driver is being forced to spend the holidays recovering from severe injuries after his vehicle struck a coal truck that had been parked on a highway shoulder at Mayking for at least two days. More...

Sports

Sports in Kentucky

24 reasons to deck halls

In no particular order here are 24 reasons to deck the halls with boughs of holly and remember to pay it forward. 1. The long list of genuine heroes. More...

Sports Quiz

1. How many times did Boston Braves pitchers Johnny Sain and Warren Spahn each win 20 or more games in the same season? 2. In 2005-2006, Scott Podsednik recorded back-toback 40-steal seasons for the Chicago White Sox. More...

Letcher Central girls, boys improve

The Letcher Central Cougar boys' team with a record of 1-4 was on the road this past week in the Twin Lakes Holiday Tournament which was held at Clinton County. More...

Families & Friends

Anonymous donor buys Christmas dinner at Hazard Veterans Center

Hello, everyone. Hope all of you are doing well. I guess Christmas will be over by this time. I hope you had a great holiday with your family and friends. It sure doesn't seem like Christmas weather. More...

Whitesburg

Eva Sergent of Lexington, called. She is going to West Virginia and she is going to try to look up Margaret G. Day while she is there. I told her I was going to try to get to see her also. I'm going to Ashland. More...

BIG BROTHER

BIG BROTHER - Toby Meade is the son of Hilary and Travis Meade. Whitesburg correspondent Oma Hatton says, "A little sister for him will be coming soon. He'll be a big brother then!" More...

Patchwork

Fate of 'Zoey 101' still unknown

Producers ponder fate of show after teen says she's pregnant

LOS ANGELES Less than two weeks ago, the producers of Jamie Lynn Spears' hit TV show "Zoey 101" were wondering how fans might react to a plotline that had her character thinking of leaving her fantasy land boarding school. More...

Holiday albums can turn 'Blue Christmas' green

NASHVILLE, Tenn.

Alan Jackson, Garth Brooks and Toby Keith have a couple apiece. Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton did one together. The ever-prolific Willie Nelson has at least four of them. More...

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...

Industrial park is expected to grow

B.J. Services Company is looking to expand its operations, just three years after becoming the first tenant at the Gateway Industrial Park in Jenkins. Letcher County Economic Development Director Joe DePriest said Houston-based B.J. More...

The Eagle announces change from Tuesday to Wednesday

The Mountain Eagle is announcing changes in its distribution schedule. Beginning with the January 9 edition, The Eagle will be distributed early on Wednesday morning instead of on Tuesday afternoon. More...

News

Emergency highway funds at 'dangerously low' levels

FRANKFORT

A spending spree by the Transportation Cabinet in the final months of former Gov. Ernie Fletcher's term has left the state's contingency fun at dangerously low levels. More...

Beshear win is top story

FRANKFORT

Steve Beshear won a lopsided victory in November over a scandal plagued incumbent to become governor of Kentucky in a remarkable political comeback more than 20 years after he last held an elective office. More...

Local foundation supports project to clean up acid mine drainage

Eco-Outpost, a Letcher County-based charitable foundation, has granted $5,000 to The Head of Three Rivers Project for operating expenses. More...

Columns

CLICK and CLACK TALK CARS

Muffler warranties not really worth it

Dear Tom and Ray: I have a 1986 Volvo 740 GLE wagon. I had the exhaust system replaced from the catalytic converter two years ago, at a cost of $486.41. More...

The way we were

Clips from Mountain Eagle front pages over the past 50 years December 26, 1957 The Blue Diamond Coal Co., Knoxville, plans to open a huge new mine in the Poor Fork section of Letcher and Harlan counties. More...

Salome's Stars

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) An old adversary wants to make amends over the holidays. The decision is yours. But wouldn't it be nice to share the upcoming new year with another friend? 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.

To a certain woman: If I acted like you did over someone else's husband I don't believe I would be going to church and saying I was a Christian. That Is downright disgraceful. To a certain man: Merry Christmas and happy birthday. More...

Health

Teen pregnancy hot topic again

Debate reignited by new movie, Jamie Lynn Spears revelation

NEW YORK In the new hit movie "Juno" and now in real life with Jamie Lynn Spears, 16-year-old girls get pregnant and decide to bear the child rather than opt for abortion. More...

To Your Good Health

Swelling of legs might come from medicines

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: I have a problem that I don't understand, and my doctor is no help. My feet and ankles, and sometimes my legs, swell. I am 79, and the Lord has blessed me with good health except for high blood pressure. More...

Live Well with Diabetes

Frequently Asked Questions: High Blood Pressure High blood pressure, or hypertension, is a common but serious condition that often affects people with diabetes. Your doctor should be checking your blood pressure at every visit. More...

Obituaries

Erma Caudill Collins buried at Mayking

Funeral services for Erma Caudill Collins, 61, were held December 24 at the Pine Creek Free Pentecostal Church. Burial was in the Haven of Rest Cemetery at Mayking. Mrs. More...

Crider rites held

Funeral services for Jonathan W. Crider, 34, of Chapel Hill, N.C., were held December 17 in Elkview, W.Va. Burial was in the Elk Hills Memorial Park in Big Chimney, W.Va. More...