January 2, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Features

How to make the most of grocery shopping

Most people pay for their groceries with three currencies - money, time and angst. Grocery stores are getting bigger and more complicated. More...

Baked eggs with something extra

Skip the bagels and cream cheese. Instead, bake your smoked salmon with eggs for this simple, savory breakfast from "Easy Breakfast & Brunch" by publisher Ryland, Peters & Small. More...

A simple and delicious bread and tomato soup

This hearty, spicy tomato soup from Rick Tramonto's cookbook, "Fantastico!", comes together with little trouble, especially if you use canned tomatoes instead of fresh. But don't cut corners with the Parmesan cheese; use the best you can find. More...

Columns

CLICK and CLACK TALK CARS

Tire salesman is not trying to snow reader

Dear Tom and Ray: I have a 2004 Mazda Miata (with rear-wheel drive). Most companies advise me that I need to put snow tires on all four wheels. Is this true for my rearwheel drive Miata? Or is this true only for front-wheel-drive cars? More...

Now here's a tip

The Very Best Tips of 2007 • "After the rush of the holidays, our family has a little tradition of its own. We reserve one night to watch all our home movies from the season. We usually end up watching some of the other years' too. More...

The way we were

Clips from Mountain Eagle front pages over the past 50 years January 2, 1958 County Judge-Elect Arthur Dixon and a new set of officials will take office Monday. Letcher County's new official family will include Dixon, F. 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. Our address is: mteagle@tgtel.com I have been trying to locate my mother's family. More...

Health

Honey: Nature's infection fighter

TRENTON, New Jersey Amid growing concern over drug-resistant superbugs and nonhealing wounds that endanger diabetes patients, nature's original antibiotic - honey - is making a comeback. More...

Thyroid illness may sometimes be silent

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: My doctor says I have to take thyroid hormone because my lab tests show I'm not making enough of it. I don't have a single symptom. I feel like I have always felt - fine. I don't like the idea of taking medicines. More...

Child's cold calls for basic care

Cold season is here, but many of the over-the-counter medicines used to relieve the coughs and sniffles and discomfort of ailing children are gone. 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...

Court TV is now truTV

NEW YORK Court TV, R.I.P. The network that burst into public consciousness with the O.J. More...

Jeremy Sisto cops role on 'Law & Order'

NEW YORK When Jeremy Sisto got his first glimpse of the updated "Law & Order" opening, there he was, in a courthouse setting alongside his castmates, just like so many who had come before him. More...

Turner mourned as search begins

As the process of replacing the late Attwell Turner as a member of the Letcher County Board of Education begins, past and present school employees and officials are continuing to mourn his loss. More...

New schedule will take effect on January 9

Beginning with the January 9 edition, The Mountain Eagle will be available for sale to the public early on Wednesday morning instead of on Tuesday afternoon. The change is necessary because of a new printing schedule in Norton, Va. More...

News

Man accused of selling coke

A Haymond man was charged with conspiracy to traffic in cocaine after sheriff's deputies searched his home recently. The Letcher County Sheriff's Department said Chris L. More...

Eolia man, 34, pleads guilty to abusing girl

An Eolia man will be sentenced to three years in prison after pleading guilty to first-degree sexual abuse. More...

State's lawmakers push big ideas amid meager finances

FRANKFORT One lawmaker is proposing legislation to criminalize consensual sex between teachers and older teens. Another wants to allow active-duty soldiers who are at least 18 to legally buy and drink alcohol. More...

Opinions

Stickler is best for time being

It's understandable that Sen. Robert C. Byrd and Sen. Ted Kennedy are unwilling to confirm Richard Stickler as head of the U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration. More...

Political Cartoon

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Resolutions you might just keep

Jot this down on your calendar, please: No head banging. Pencil it in for Jan. More...

Sports

Sports in Kentucky

Highs and lows of year 2007

Year 2007 in sports had more twists, turns, drama and surprises than a stew of the Mitchell Report, Barry-gate, Marion Jones' confession, Belichick-gate, Mitch Barnhart's search for hoops coach, and Billy Donovan's Orlando U-turn, all stirred in th More...

Cougars win their own tourney

What better way to enjoy the holidays is there than hosting your own tournament? Well, that is exactly what the Letcher County Central Cougars did this past weekend as they hosted the East Kentucky Physical Therapy Holiday Tournament. More...

There's no dream in this game

When neither program has won an NCAA championship in 10 years and only one of the two has even been to a Final Four in the same span of time, it can hardly be considered a dream game when the University of Kentucky and the University of Louisville More...

Families & Friends

Sad occasions bring families back together

Jeremiah

I thought I wouldn't have a column for a couple of weeks since it is the busy holiday season, but I'll jot down a few things while I have a spare minute. More...

ECCO community room now has gas fireplace

Eolia

WESTERN Greetings from the hills and valleys of Eolia and Eolia Christian Community Outreach. Therefore, take up the full armor of God, that you may be able to resist in the evil day, and having done everything, to stand firm. More...

Photo

HUNTER - Johnny Holbrook of Isom, was pleased to kill this big elk recently in Knott County. More...

Obituaries

Beulah Mae Mullins is buried at Beefhide

Beulah Mae Mullins died December 22 at the Jenkins Community Hospital. She was 74 years old. Born at Dunham, she was a daughter of the late Hobert and Mary Alice Powers. She was married to the late Thomas Andrew Mullins. More...

Mamie Engle dies

Funeral services for Mamie Engle, 84, were held December 26 at the Dixon Memorial Church. Burial was in the Smith Cemetery at Jeremiah. A daughter of the late Dan and Virgie Smith Adams, she died December 22 at her home. More...