February 6, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

News

Auditor says Jenkins water loss better, but still troubling

The Jenkins City Council received mixed news in its audit report for 2007 at its February meeting. More...

Conference set

Hazard Community and Technical College will hold a pre-admission conference for the practical nursing program at the Letcher County Area Technology Center in Whitesburg. The conference will be held Feb. More...

State offers student aid programs

Kentucky students who choose to attend college or technical school in the Commonwealth may be eligible for financial aid programs administered by the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA). More...

Sports

Sports in Kentucky

UK's win over Georgia was pretty where it counts

Phyllis Diller pretty and Parris Island tough, theme enough for Kentucky's first SEC road win, at Georgia last week. The kind of grind-it-out victory that lets Big Blue faithful realize what boot camp can do. More...

Letcher Central boys win two while girls split pair

The Letcher Central Cougar boys were on the road twice this past week as they traveled to Prestonsburg to take on the Blackcats on Tuesday night and then they traveled to Jenkins on Saturday night for a big district match-up with the Cavaliers. More...

Shootout begins long racing season

The long wait is finally over. This weekend at Daytona International Speedway the green flag will come out of the mothballs and begin waving to signal the beginning of another Sprint Cup season. More...

Health

HPV virus is causing oral cancer in men

ATLANTA The sexually transmitted virus that causes cervical cancer in women is poised to become one of the leading causes of oral cancer in men, according to a new study. More...

Insulin delivered by pump

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: I have been an insulin-using diabetic for 15 years. The insulin pump idea intrigues me. I have to give myself as many as four shots a day, and I am getting tired of the inconvenience. What are your thoughts on the pump? More...

Stronger link seen between Pfizer's anti-smoking drug, suicidal behavior

WASHINGTON Government regulators say the connection between Pfizer's anti-smoking drug Chantix and serious psychiatric problems is "increasingly likely. 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...

'Lipstick Jungle' premieres Thursday

Critic: Like 'Cashmere Mafia,' new show doesn't measure up

NEW YORK "Cashmere Mafia"? "Lipstick Jungle"? More...

Letcher still in drought

Letcher and Harlan are the only two counties in Kentucky still affected by drought conditions, a University of Kentucky agricultural meteorologist says. More...

Valentine photo deadline is near

The Mountain Eagle is again offering readers the opportunity to let everyone see their favorite Valentine - in full color. This year, Valentine photos will be published in the February 13 edition. More...

City suspends restaurant's drink license

Action against Starlite Café taken after raid and arrests

The City of Whitesburg on Monday temporarily suspended the Starlite Café's license to sell alcohol, two days after after three people were arrested and several others were cited on alcohol-related charges. More...

Opinions

'I call you my base'

President Bush's new budget will top $3 trillion. It envisions massive deficits for fiscal years 2008 and 2009 - nearly matching the record in 2004, when the federal budget went $412 billion into the hole. More...

Political Cartoon

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Where was this Edwards during primary?

He was back again last week, never so eloquent as in withdrawing from the Democratic race for the presidential nomination. More...

Columns

CLICK and CLACK TALK CARS

What to do when your mechanic is a drip

Dear Tom and Ray: I went to one of those 10- minute-oil-change places, and I got out of my vehicle to watch the employee work on my car. More...

The way we were

Clips from Mountain Eagle front pages over the past 50 years February 6, 1958 Clay Stapleton, a graduate of Fleming-Neon High School, has been named head football coach of Iowa State College. More...

Salome's Stars

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) You might feel bolder as each new success falls into place. But caution is still advised through the end of the week. Until then, a step-bystep approach is best. 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 It's so simple. More...

Families & Friends

Humor is to life what shock absorbers are to automobiles

Eolia

Greetings from the hills and valleys of Eolia and Eolia Christian Community Outreach. Then our mouth was filled with laughter, and our tongue with singing. Then they said among the nations, "The Lord has done great things for them. More...

Photo

TURNING TWO - Drake Spencer Brown will be two years old on February 23. His grandparents are Opal and Harrison Sexton of Neon. More...

Though they only met twice, they were good friends

Hello, everyone. Hope you are all doing well. As for me, I'm battling the flu or something. I've spent most of my time since Tuesday of last week in bed. I don't think I've ever been this sick in my life. I usually bounce right back. More...

Obituaries

Barbara Thomas, 69, dies in Dayton, Ohio

Former Letcher County resident Barbara Francis King Thomas, 69, of West Carrollton, Ohio, died January 22 at Hospice of Dayton after a long illness. She was a daughter of the late Luther E. and Ossie L. More...

Services held for Gearldine Combs

Funeral services for Gearldine Combs, 83, were held February 1 at the Blair Branch Regular Baptist Church. Burial was in the Combs Cemetery at Isom. More...

Michael L. West buried in Irvine

Michael L. West, of Cromona, died January 29 in Whitesburg. He was 45 years old. Born in Dayton, Ohio, he was a son of the late Eugene James and Elzie Gertrude West (Mullins). He enjoyed fourwheeling and working in his yard. More...