January 30, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Grand jury returns more indictments

A 23-year-old Letcher County woman has been indicted on 104 criminal charges in connection with the theft of more than $35,000 in cash from a Partridge machine shop. More...

News

Mini-grants are available here

Thirty-two southern and eastern Kentucky counties, including Letcher, are eligible to apply for funding assistance in the form of mini-grants for community projects that encourage and support improved community strategic planning and implementation More...

Bill addresses shortage of doctors

The Kentucky Medical Association has announced a plan to address the state's physician workforce shortage and its negative effects on the healthcare delivery system. More...

Top students

Students at Jenkins Middle/ High School named to the A All Honor Roll for the third six weeks of school are: Hillary Brashear, Kevin Brashear, Katilyne Burke, Katherine Church, Corey Collins, Sarah Corbett, Erica Creech, Ali Goff, Allison Goodson, More...

Columns

CLICK and CLACK TALK CARS

Windshield washer has a foul odor

Dear Tom and Ray: I own a 2001 Jaguar Silverstone XKR. When I use the windshield washers, the smell is a cross between very bad breath and cow manure. More...

The way we were

Clips from Mountain Eagle front pages over the past 50 years January 30, 1958 Annexation will save money for most property owners, said Whitesburg Mayor Arthur T. Banks. More...

Salome's Stars

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) You're eager to take on that new opportunity opening up as January gives way to February. Now all you need to do is resist quitting too early. Do your best to stay with it. More...

Speak Your Piece

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Health

Too many adults are skipping helpful vaccines

WASHINGTON Vaccines are not just for kids, but far too few grown-ups are rolling up their sleeves, disappointed U.S. government health officials report. More...

Chronic fatigue burdens sufferers

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: Is there anything new on chronic fatigue syndrome? We are trying to learn about this disease. - D.P. ANSWER: People with chronic fatigue syndrome face many troubling issues. More...

'The pill' protects against ovarian cancer

LONDON Women on the birth control pill are protected from ovarian cancer, even decades after they stop taking it, scientists 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...

Twisted Sister singer going country?

Dee Snider among those competing in CMT's 'Gone Country'

NASHVILLE, Tenn. More...

Tom Petty talks about Super Bowl, tour

NEW YORK Tom Petty says he's not much of a football fan, but playing the Super Bowl halftime show was an offer he couldn't refuse. "The most significant thing about it is the people watching worldwide ... More...

Legislation will address truckers driving on drugs

State Rep. Leslie Combs said she will sponsor legislation designed to make it tougher for coal truck drivers to continue working after they've failed a drug test. More...

State says it won't install guardrail

Transportation Cabinet kills Isom-area project a month after it was approved

After spending several months getting petitions signed and writing letters to state officials, Shirley Breeding received word in December that guardrails would finally be placed on a dangerous stretch of Kentucky Highway 1148 between Isom and Littl More...

Opinions

300-plus days and holding

Three-hundred and how many more days until we get a new president? Two gross missteps by the Bush administration, this time tripping up badly needed national transportation improvements, make the question acute. More...

Political Cartoon

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Backlash in South Carolina changes dynamics of race

WASHINGTON Barack Obama's sweeping victory in the South Carolina primary and his endorsement by Sen. Edward M. Kennedy fundamentally alter the dynamics of the 2008 Democratic presidential contest. More...

Sports

Don't believe the rumors you hear about Gillispie

Do you remember reading about Abraham Lincoln's reply when told that his best general was a drinker? The president ordered, "Find out what whiskey he drinks and tell all of my other generals to start drinking the same thing. More...

Girls still struggling

The Letcher County Central Lady Cougars have struggled this season with a very young team and they have taken their licks. They will only improve as the season goes along. More...

All 'A' action

Above, Jenkins guard Emily Walker lays the ball in for two of 11 points she scored during the Lady Cavs' 70-26 win over Jackson City last week in the opening round of the girls' 14th Region All 'A' Classic. No. 22 for Jenkins is Nicole Revis. No. More...

Families & Friends

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BIRTHDAY VISITORS - Visiting with Bill Gibson (seated) on his 104th birthday were (left to right) Debbie Isaacs, Lettie Hall, Linda Sturgill, JoAnn Hall, Connie Cook, and Debbie Gibson. More...

Bobby Phillips has German chocolate cake for birthday

Cowan

We are still having nice weather for this time of year. Springtime will be here soon. There are not many people coming or going this time of year. We had a pretty good number at church on Sunday and missed several who were absent. More...

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JANUARY BABY - Grason Chance Barrett was born January 2 to Andrea and Randy Barrett. His big sister is Makeena. He is the grandson of Stephen and Linda Brown, and greatgrandchild of Virginia Brown. More...

Obituaries

Services are held for Margaret Day

Former Letcher County resident Margaret Gault Day, 94, of Cereda, W.Va., died January 22. She was the daughter of J.G. Gault, who owned the Coca- Cola Bottling Plant and Ford dealership in Whitesburg. Mrs. More...

Rachel Fields, 91, buried at Redstar

Former Redstar resident Rachel Fields, 91, died January 24 at her home in Brownsburg, Ind. A daughter of the late Benjamin and Martha Susan Miller Whitaker, she was the widow of Sam Fields. She was also the mother-in-law of the late Bobby G. More...

Services are held for Gary Collins

Funeral services for Gary Wayne Collins, 57, of Kona, were held January 28 at the Millstone Missionary Baptist Church. Burial was in family cemetery at Thornton. More...