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Scholarship will target 6th-grade students

A Whitesburg woman has given more than $50,000 to help fund a college scholarship program that will target sixth-grade students who show academic progress. More...

News

Alice Lloyd College sets registration

Registration for the spring semester at Alice Lloyd College will take place Jan. 15 and 16 on the campus at Pippa Passes. Seniors and juniors will register Jan. 15 from 8:30 a.m. to noon., and sophomores from 1 to 3:30 p.m. More...

2007 a top-ten warm year for U.S.

2007 is on pace to become one of the 10 warmest years for the contiguous U.S. More...

Alice Lloyd College lists honor students

Several Letcher Countians earned academic distinction at Alice Lloyd College for the fall semester. More...

Columns

CLICK and CLACK TALK CARS

Whether to fill your gas tank debate

Dear Tom and Ray: I am having a debate with coworkers about whether filling your gas tank halfway is more or less efficient than filling your gas tank completely. What is the most efficient way to fill a tank? More...

The way we were

Clips from Mountain Eagle front pages over the past 50 years January 9, 1958 Arrangements have been made to send 138 pupils at the burnedout Seco school to classrooms in Tollivertown, Kona and Haymond, School Superintendent W. B. More...

SPEAKING OF SOAPS

RECAPS - 1/7-1/11 ALL MY CHILDREN - A doctor told Richie and Annie that Richie's life might be saved with a bone marrow transplant and suggested that Annie be tested. 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 On January 3, I saw this woman in the bank at West Whitesburg. More...

Families & Friends

A mile seemed like 10 on walk to school in winter

Southern Ohio

Happy New Year, everyone! Did everyone have a safe and happy New Year's eve? I hope not too much celebrating. I fell asleep in the big comfortable chair, and slept the old year out and new year in! More...

Photos

SANTA SURPRISE - Mercer Quillen, Paul Wright and Toby Meade were very excited by a surprise visit from Santa Claus during the Wright family Christmas Eve get-together. More...

Photo

CZECH WEDDING - A group of Kentucky residents recently attended the wedding of Sarah Neeley of Richmond, Ky., and Radim Bruzek of Prague, a former Rotary Youth Exchange student who attended Whitesburg High School. 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...

Blu-ray now dominating HD DVD

LOS ANGELES Warner Bros. Entertainment has announced it will release movie discs only in the Blu-ray format, becoming the latest studio to reject the rival HD DVD technology and further complicating the high-definition landscape for consumers. More...

Nearby CD store victim of album sales slump

A continuing decline in CD album sales across the nation has taken its toll on the area's only independent music store. Dad's CDs in Wise, Va., announced last week that it will be closing on January 31 after serving the area for 10 years. More...

Letcher miner dies after rock truck accident

Kentucky suffered its first mine fatality of 2008 this week when a Letcher County man was killed early Tuesday when he was thrown from a rock truck he was driving. More...

As many as 12% of Letcher residents may have diabetes

Officials meet in Lexington to discuss threat of disease

Thousands of Kentuckians are in danger of literally eating and lounging themselves to death. More...

Opinions

Don't waste time on divisive issues

As lawmakers gather in Frankfort for the beginning of the 2008 session of the General Assembly, the feeling in the air is of excitement and possibilities. That's the way it always is when a legislative session starts. More...

Plenty of blame to share

It's the time of year when many Americans confront irresponsible spending - but now, the days of reckoning are taking on an air of desperation in many households, as families face bills they can't pay. More...

Government must act

The federal government has declared open season on older folks in a desperate attempt to save health-care coverage for younger retirees. More...

Sports

For a guy always in control, Clemens makes strange choices

He will never get the benefit of the doubt now. That's because, simply put, there's no longer much doubt at all. Roger Clemens took care of that at a news conference Monday night he called himself. More...

Sports in Kentucky

Louisville's 'Killer P's' checkmate struggling UK

Preparation, poise, Palacios, Padgett, and of course, a Pitino Plan. All Killer P ingredients fueling Louisville's romp at Rupp Arena last week. Classic Pitino. More...

Cougar boys drop a close one

The Letcher Central Cougars boys' basketball team participated in some big-time district play last week, starting with a trip to Pippa Passes to take on defending 14th Region champion June Buchanan. More...

Health

Girls say shot among most painful

ATLANTA The groundbreaking vaccine that prevents cervical cancer in girls is gaining a reputation as the most painful of childhood shots, health experts say. As Austin Powers would say; "Ouch, baby. More...

There is no good or bad cholesterol

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: I would like to know about cholesterol. What part of the body makes it? Does it make bad as well as good cholesterol? What foods contain bad and good cholesterol? - B.A. More...

Kentucky lacks trauma system

DYCUSBURG, Ky. Kentucky has three designated trauma centers among its 126 hospitals, a condition doctors say puts patients at risk, particularly in rural areas. More...

Obituaries

Avery Johnson, 65, buried at Mayking

Funeral services for Avery Johnson, 65, of Seco, were held December 23 at Everidge Funeral Home. Burial was in the Haven of Rest Cemetery at Mayking. A son of the late Willie and Jane Adams Johnson, he was born in Letcher County. More...

Services held for Josh Dean Wampler

Josh Dean Wampler of Thornton, died January 1 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital. He was 63 years old. More...

Services are held for Vanis Bailey

Funeral services for Vanis "Punk" Bailey, 74, of Isom, were held December 30 at the Little Colley Pentecostal Church. Burial was in the Bailey Cemetery at Isom. A son of the late Granville and Eliza Stamper Bailey, he was born in Letcher County. More...