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Features

Make It Chili Tonight

FAMILY FEATURES

Abubbling pot of fragrant chili on the stovetop is a delicious signal that cooler weather has arrived. Warm up with four fantastic new recipes, each a twist on the traditional, which are sure to surprise and satisfy. More...

Smoke Signals Lead to Secret Ingredient

You've heard about them on TV cooking shows and read about their one-of-a-kind flavor in food magazines, but what's the big fuss over fire roasted tomatoes? Distinct fire roasted canned tomatoes are a convenient offering in the tomato aisle. More...

Opinions

Memo to OMSL

What does it take to get through to the state Office of Mine Safety & Licensing? Would a note from the first floor of the Capitol do it? More...

Massey earns penalty

Last week was a banner week for Don Blankenship, chairman and CEO of the nation's fourth-largest coal company, Massey Energy. More...

Political Cartoon

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Sports

Sports in Kentucky

Phillips has earned chance to be UK's next top boss

Adding heir-apparent to Joe Phillips' titles at the University of Kentucky football offices that include offensive coordinator and The Man in recruiting, is a program extender, a coup. More...

Cougars fall to Crusaders after edging tough Cordia

The Letcher Central Cougars took on two of the top teams in the region this past week as they hosted Cordia and June Buchanan. Cordia always has a tough and physical team and this year is no different. More...

Morgan-McClure Racing's exit stirs remembrances

The beginning of the 2008 Sprint Cup season is now less than a month away, but the recent news that Morgan-McClure Motorsports is shutting its doors made me stop looking forward to the new season and think back to some of the great days of the spor More...

Families & Friends

Church follows tradition of singing in new year

Jeremiah

The New Year has arrived and I seem to be stuck back in 2007 trying to catch up. Visiting Francine Caudill recently from Louisville were her mother and sister, Mary Lou Combs and Donna Frazier, and her husband Lyle. More...

Photo

MARRIED - Becky Lynn Baldwin and Brandon Hall were married on Sept. 16 in Myrtle Beach, S.C. She is the daughter of Terry and Jeanie Gregg of Cynthiana, and Charles Baldwin of Burlington, N.C. He is the son of Paul and Linda Hall of McRoberts. More...

Virginia Dare Back to mark 80th birthday

Blackey

My sympathy to the family of Tim Fields of Letcher. He was killed in a work-related accident on Jan. 14 at Linefork. I had to take my daughter Jennifer to the hospital Jan. 12 and she was admitted. More...

Obituaries

Services are set for Lee Hatton

Funeral services for Lee Willard Hatton, 71, will be held at 1 p.m. today (Wednesday) at Letcher Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Pearl Dixon Cemetery at Blackey. More...

Memorial services to be held for Haynes

A memorial service for Delores Evelyn Webb Haynes will be held January 26 in Mt. Sterling. A daughter of the late Henry M. Webb Sr. and Elizabeth "Nannie" Hughes Webb, she was born in Letcher County. She died January 19. More...

Tildon E. Sturgill succumbs at 72

Tildon Eugene Sturgill of Cromona, died January 20. He was 72 years old. A son of the late Leon Bartley Sturgill and Viva Melinda Bolling, he was the widower of Garnell Ruth Sturgill. More...

County workers ask for 8% raise

Budget too tight, court replies

County employees are not likely to get the eight-percent pay increase they have requested. That was the message delivered this week during the January meeting of the Letcher Fiscal Court. More...

Water projects at top of court's priority list

Six water projects are slated to receive most of Letcher County's coal-severance tax receipts during the next two years. More...

News

Punishment for mine owner still being debated

Deep underground and far from medical assistance, David "Bud" Morris was bleeding to death, his legs nearly severed below the knees by a loaded 30- ton coal-hauling machine that had just struck him from behind. More...

Blackey is looking to grow

Officials say they're not opposed to annexing new areas

The City of Blackey will soon increase its size and population if an ambitious plan adopted by the Blackey City Council at its January meeting works out. More...

Amnesty offered to all late-paying trash customers

Letcher County citizens with delinquent sanitation bills will be given an opportunity to pay them and receive an amnesty on interest and penalties if they do so within 30 days of being notified. More...

Columns

The way we were

Clips from Mountain Eagle front pages over the past 50 years January 23, 1958 The City of Whitesburg has taken a first step toward extending it city boundaries from the mouth of Sandlick to Pine Mountain Junction. More...

SPEAKING OF SOAPS

RECAPS - 1/21-1/25 ALL MY CHILDREN - Angie was stunned to find that Quentin was actually her son Frankie, who suffered the same mysterious symptoms as Greenlee. More...

Salome's Stars

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Guess what, Lamb? You're about to experience a new perspective on a situation you long regarded quite differently. What you learn could open more opportunities later. 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...

Health

Patients worry, doctors differ on test of Vytorin

TRENTON, N.J. Heart patients can hardly miss the barrage of "food and family" TV ads claiming the drug Vytorin lowers cholesterol from two sources, what you eat and what your body produces due to your genes. More...

Web cam birth

WEB CAM BIRTH - Marine Cpl. Andrew Powell, seen on the computer screen, and his wife, Kristin, greeted their baby daughter, Bailey Mae Powell, on January 16 in Danville, Ky. More...

Initial tests of Alzheimer's drug are deemed a success

OKLAHOMA CITY Clinical tests of an experimental drug proved successful in slowing the spread of an enzyme believed to cause Alzheimer's disease, officials said. 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...

Leader of The Ataris here Friday

The singer, songwriter and guitarist responsible for developing The Ataris into an alternative rock band with a worldwide following will perform an acoustic concert in Whitesburg this week. More...

Ataris' singer Kris Roe talks about solo tour

Editor's Note: Kirsten Crow, a writer for the Laredo Morning Times in Laredo, Texas, recently interviewed Kris Roe, the singer/ songwriter/guitarist for the alternative rock band The Ataris. More...