February 20, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

News

65 people attend party at Ermine

About 65 people attended a Valentine's Day party at the Ermine Senior Citizens Center. The Jenkins senior citizens came to be with us. Glad to have you all; come back again. Also, County Judge Jim Ward was there. More...

Workshop planned

Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College is offering the workshop, Let's Decorate Eggs, at the Whitesburg campus on Tuesday, March 18, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. More...

John McCain: Is he like Ike or George W. Bush?

WASHINGTON The boilerplate in a candidate's speeches gets little attention because words used over and over never constitute "news." But one of John McCain's favorite lines - his declaration that "the transcendent challenge of the 21st century More...

Sports

LCC takes tough Hazard to wire

Young Lady Cougars lose at home and on the road

The Letcher Central Cougar boys' basketball team played twice this past week. The Cougars have really come together the last few games and they had put together a string of four wins in a row. More...

All hands on ball

Jenkins Lady Cavaliers Hillary Brashear, left, and Heather Bowling battle an Ervinton, Va., player for control of the basketball during the Lady Cavs' 62-52 loss at Jenkins last week. Katelyn Sexton led all Jenkins scorers with 21 points. More...

Sports in Kentucky

Bradley, much like Kentucky weather, is always different

Ramel Bradley is like Kentucky late winter weather. Wait a (New York) minute and he will do something different. At LSU last week Bradley was Jason Kidd one minute, and a lemme make a church-league play the next. Baffling, brilliant, baffling. More...

Health

Tell your doctor if you fall

Tell your doctor about a fall; it might prevent another

WASHINGTON Trip and fall lately? Seniors often won't mention it unless they're hurt, but new guidelines say that first tumble is a good predictor of who's at risk for another, more serious fall. More...

Living to be 100 much easier now

CHICAGO Living to 100 is easier than you might think. Surprising new research suggests that even people who develop heart disease or diabetes late in life have a decent shot at reaching the century mark. More...

Live Well with Diabetes

CURBING YOUR CRAVINGS

Although healthy snacking is an essential part of your diabetes management, giving in to cravings can easily get out of control...Remember that cravings are temptations, not commands. More...

Obituaries

Services are held for Lula Fields, 76

Lula Fields died February 13 at her home at Cowan. She was 76 years old. A daughter of the late Arthur and Alta Fields Stidham, she was married to the late Venon Boggs and after his death married the late Everette Fields. More...

Essie Bentley dies

Essie Jean Bentley, 84, died February 11 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital. Born in Lewis County, she was a daughter of the late George and Cindy Bentley Newson and the widow of Robert Bryant Bentley. More...

Services are held for Orlena Banks

Orlena B. Banks died February 13 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital. She was 99 years old. Born in Cornettsville, she was a daughter of the late John L. and Mattie Lee Morgan Day. More...

County attorney questions status of tourism board

Several members of the Letcher County Tourism Commission may have been appointed in a manner that is not compatible with either the original county ordinance or with state law authorizing the creation of county tourism boards, Letcher County Attorn More...

Field to open by April 10

A new baseball field being constructed at Letcher County Central High School could be ready for use this spring, the Letcher County Board of Education learned at its February meeting this week. More...

Road closing scheduled

A portion of KY 805 between Jenkins and Dunham was scheduled to be closed Wednesday (today) while workers demolished and removed an old coal camp house located on a hill beside the highway. More...

Opinions

The savior of Social Security

Sometimes great and influential lives are lived quietly, far from the flash and the limelight. Such was the case with Robert M. Ball, who died Jan. 30. More...

Political Cartoon

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The heat in the kitchen

My friends who are also Hillary's friends, many of them classmates and fellow Wellesley women, keep e-mailing me about their concerns, not so much with the campaign, but with the outright meanness and hostility the media seem to be heaping on our f More...

Columns

Strange But True

• It was English novelist and essayist Virginia Woolf, one of the foremost modernist literary figures of the 20th century, who made the following sage observation: "For most of history, Anonymous was a woman." • Other than being celebr More...

Car Talk

Possible Caron Monoxide leak is serious business

Dear Tom and Ray: I recently had my 1994 Toyota Camry XLE in for a front exhaust leak. The main symptom was a muffled noise coming from the front. After the repair, I still heard the noise, though not as bad. More...

The way we were

Clips from Mountain Eagle front pages over the past 50 years February 20, 1958 County Judge Arthur Dixon said today that so far as he is concerned meetings of the fiscal court are public meetings, open for all to attend. 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

Dry Fork Market has new owner

Little Dry Fork

Hello, world, I'm back. Flu season in the mountains has closed schools, businesses and a little of everything coming and going. Hopefully all will get back to normal this week. Fred Ison of Kingscreek, has been sick for the past month. More...

You don't hear a cowbell's tinkle anymore

Ice

How is this cold spell treating everyone? It is really a cold time; the wind feels like it is coming off an iceball. We have been blessed this winter. We have had one or two little "skiffs" of snow. The weather is sure not like it used to be. More...

Baby goat Annabella is being bottle fed

Whitesburg

Hello, everyone, hope you are all doing well. I think I have survived the flu or whatever I had. It sure has been a bad case of something. I'm thankful to be doing well now and all my doctor reports have turned out well. 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...

TV's switch to digital set for 2-17-09

Cable, satellite operators could gain subscribers when analog signals stop

NEW YORK TV's big switch from analog to digital broadcasts will be complete in less than one year, on Feb. More...

Networks set return dates for some scripted series

NEW YORK CBS and NBC have announced the return of many of their scripted series following a three-month writers strike. CBS' "How I Met Your Mother," "Two and a Half Men" and "The Big Bang Theory" will return with new episodes March 17. More...