February 13, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Classes canceled as flu bug spreads

Jenkins school system remains open

School officials decided to close the Letcher County School System for the remainder of this week to give students and school employees time to recover from illnesses. More...

News

How to put your cell phone number on the do-not-call-list

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has assumed responsibility for maintaining the list of telephone customers who do not want to receive calls from telemarketers, according to the Kentucky Public Service Commission. More...

Dances planned

White Thunder will perform from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m., February 16, at a Valentine Sweetheart Dance at American Legion Post 152 on Hwy. 119. Admission includes roses for the women, party snacks, and door prize. More...

Victims named

A husband and wife have been identified as the victims killed in a house fire in southern Perry County. The fire broke out around 8:30 p.m. Sunday in the Leatherwood Community, just off Route 699. More...

Columns

CLICK and CLACK TALK CARS

What is the difference in struts?

Dear Tom and Ray: My '91 Buick LeSabre Custom needs replacement struts, and I am stumped. I went to the mechanic the other day, and he asked me what type of struts I wanted. I had no idea what he meant. More...

The way we were

Clips from Mountain Eagle front pages over the past 50 years February 13, 1958 The 10-room Fleming-Neon High School was destroyed by fire Wednesday night, leaving 380 high school pupils without a place to go to school. More...

Salome's Stars

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) It could be risky to push for a project you believe in but others are wary of. Never mind. If you trust your facts, follow your courageous Aries heart and go with it. 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...

Families & Friends

Helen Polly Ellison celebrates 80th birthday

Southern Ohio

Happy Valentine's Day! I hope everyone is safe and sound in this rough and rocky weather we are having! My brother, Richie Hall, said one of his brothers-in-law had quite a bit of damage to the roof of his home. More...

Photo

ENGAGED - Phillip and Charolett Polly announce the engagement of their son, Charles E. Polly, to Jessica Nicole Whitaker, daughter of Kathy and Jamie Mitchell of Isom. She is the granddaughter of Jim and Bertha Caudill of Jeremiah. More...

Photo

TURNED FOUR - Cameron Miles Webb celebrated his fourth birthday Feb. 11 with a Backyardigans party at his home with family and friends. He is the son of Melissa Webb of Jenkins, and the grandson of Michael and Kay Webb, also of Jenkins. 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...

Lena Headey stars in new Fox show

Two-fisted, tender-hearted in the title role of Sarah Connor Chronicles'

NEW YORK The only complaint Lena Headey can muster about her new series is the title. It doesn't exactly roll off the tongue. More...

Wrestling show canceled

Pro wrestling is getting smacked down by the CW network. The long-running "Friday Night Smackdown" won't be airing on the CW this fall, the network and World Wrestling Entertainment said. No reasons were offered. More...

Bill would bring help to victims of timber theft

A bill designed to better protect property owners from timber theft has been introduced in the Kentucky House of Representatives. House Bill 489, introduced last week by State Rep. Leslie A. More...

Trash pick-up time changed for holiday

President's Day, county garbage pickup will be Friday, February 15 instead of Monday, February 18. Those with normal Monday service need to put their trash out this Friday. More...

Opinions

Keep it open

Apparently Reps. Jim Wayne, D-Louisville, and C.B. Embry, RMorgantown, think it's OK to dispense huge amounts of taxpayer money without telling the public who is getting it. More...

Media Beat

When a campaign spectacle makes a hollow thud

Shortly before the "Super Tuesday" primaries, I watched a presidential campaign rally on C-SPAN. More...

Political Cartoon

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Sports

Mountain teams competitive again

Mountain high school basketball is back. Yes, that's right, you can write it down. More...

Cougars continue to battle

How about those Cougars? The boys from Ermine racked up two more victories last week, beating Knott Central and Owsley County. The Cougar boys have improved to 14-9 after starting the season 1-4. More...

Quiet at Daytona means NASCAR doing things right

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. Two-time series champion Jimmie Johnson took a trip to the Florida Keys. Crew chief Tony Eury Jr. visited Sea World. And some of NASCAR's top officials played golf. More...

Health

Doctors using Wii games for rehab therapy

CHICAGO Some call it "Wiihabilitation." Nintendo's Wii video game system, whose popularity already extends beyond the teen gaming set, is fast becoming a craze in rehab therapy for patients recovering from strokes, broken bones, surgery and even More...

Fiber prevents diverticulosis

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: Five years ago I had my first colonoscopy. The doctor told me I had diverticulosis. He said if I keep my fiber intake over 35 grams a day, I can eat whatever I want. I have a friend who had colon cancer 20 years ago. More...

BE CREATIVE WITH MEAL PLANNING

Whether you have been recently diagnosed with diabetes, or have become an expert at planning healthy meals for your own blood sugar control, you are bound to encounter either frustration or a lack of enthusiasm about your meal plan once in a while. More...

Obituaries

Nelson Donald Froste, 89, dies

Nelson Donald Froste, 82, of Whitesburg, died February 10 at the Veterans Center in Hazard. Born in Letcher County, he was a son of the late Joseph Bascum and Rachel Froste. He was married to the late Opal Siegriest Jones. More...

Lettie S. Begley succumbs at 68

Funeral services for Lettie Faye Sexton Begley, 68, will be held at 11 a.m. today (Wednesday) at Little Brown Church in Tennessee. A former resident of Letcher County, she died February 10 at her home in Sharps Chapel, Tenn. More...

Services planned for Georgia Fields

Georgia Ilene Fields died February 11 at the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington. She was 69 years old. Born in Letcher County, she was a daughter of the late Leslie and Lizzie Cook Webb and the widow of Clyde Fields. More...