February 27, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Bill targets high truckers

State Rep. Leslie Combs has followed through with her promise to introduce legislation that would make it tougher for truck drivers to continue working after they've failed a drug test. More...

News

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ANNUAL RABBIT HUNT - At least sixty-four children, both boys and girls, braved the cold winter earlier this winter to hunt rabbits throughout Letcher and Knott counties. More...

Combs files second timber bill

State Rep. Leslie Combs has filed a second bill designed to address the problem of timber theft in Kentucky. The bill, known as HB 631, was introduced in the House of Representatives on Monday. More...

Hospital hires ex-governor after getting rare payment

FRANKFORT The eastern Kentucky hospital that has hired former Gov. Ernie Fletcher as a consultant got a $3.4 million state settlement in the final weeks of the Fletcher administration for disputed Medicaid claims. More...

Sports

Some interesting games are on Reds' schedule

Here's the best tip I have ever given Cincinnati Reds baseball fans - and don't say I didn't warn you early enough. More...

Sports in Kentucky

Gillispie gets signature win

Kentucky wins over ranked Vanderbilt and Tennessee last month were impressive, but neither was as splendid as its performance against Arkansas. Who can recall so high the intensity level, so sustained for so long? It was "... More...

Cougars survive tourney opener

It's hard to believe, but the regular season is now in the books and it is tournament time for the Letcher Central Cougars. More...

Health

1 in 4 know warning signs

ATLANTA Only about 1 in 4 Americans know the warning signs of a heart attack and what to do first, according to a new government report. More...

Measure to require STD vaccine moves to Senate

FRANKFORT A bill that would require middle school girls to be vaccinated against a sexually transmitted disease that causes cervical cancer is advancing through the General Assembly. The House approved the measure on Feb. 20 by a 56-37 vote. More...

To Your Good Health

Spinal stenosis is a pain in the back

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: I am seeking advice for my dad. He is 75. He has gone to doctor after doctor, to no avail. He sits in his recliner 24/7. He has been diagnosed with spinal stenosis and arthritis. He is so bent over, it's pathetic. More...

Obituaries

Services held for David "Buzz" Adams

Funeral services for David D. "Buzz" Adams, 69, were held February 18 at the North Fork Baptist Church. Burial was in the Adams family cemetery at Jeremiah. More...

Services are set for Eugene Hall

Eugene Hall, 81, of Craft's Colly, died February 23 at Hazard Appalachian Regional Hospital. A son of the late Joe and Delia Stallard Hall, he was a brother of the late Homer Hall, Hargus Hall, Bernice Hall, Lois Maggard, and Irene Adkins. More...

Martha Iona Scott succumbs at 85

Funeral services for Martha Iona Scott, 85, were held February 24 at Letcher Funeral Home. Burial was in the Maggard Cemetery at Partridge. A daughter of the late James Berry and Pashie Berry Boggs, she was the widow of Norman Winfield Scott. More...

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SURVIVAL TIME - Nathaniel Wilder drove the ball down the floor for Jenkins while being defended by Letcher Central's Devon Blair during a 53rd District Tournament game played at Knott County Central High School in Hindman. More...

Woman, 61, reported missing from N.C. minutes after fatal accident

A husband became worried Monday night when his 61-year-old wife never returned from grocery shopping in a small town in North Carolina. More...

Opinions

State taxpayers deserve answers

Legislature should investigate Fletcher deal with Pikeville hospital

Somebody should send subpoenas. A state legislative committee should demand explanations, under oath, from Ernie Fletcher, Mark Birdwhistell and Walter May. More...

Timber laws needed

Those who steal trees from people's private property are doing so at an alarming rate and we believe those who do so should be punished to the fullest extent of the law. More...

Recall raises questions

If the recent recall of 143 million pounds of beef, four times the previous record, does not prompt a long-overdue update of the food inspection process, Americans should impose a vote-free diet on lawmakers who ignore the risks of the status quo. More...

Columns

CLICK and CLACK TALK CARS

Battery buildup not necessarily normal

Dear Tom and Ray: There is a fluffy white/blue deposit at the base of the positive terminal post of my battery. The service manager's explanation is: This is perfectly normal for a sealed battery. More...

The way we were

Clips from Mountain Eagle front pages over the past 50 years February 27, 1958 County Atty. F. Byrd Hogg plans to file suits to collect delinquent real estate taxes in Letcher County. More...

Salome's Stars

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Congratulations, Lamb. The end of the month brings good news in the workplace, thanks to all the efforts you've made to get your projects off the ground and running. 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 I would like to wish Raymond Hall a special happy birthday. More...

Families & Friends

Breeding family welcomes baby boy

Blackey

My niece, Ashlee Morgan of Isom, had to spend a few days in the hospital. She was put in on a Tuesday and got out on Valentine's Day. She has been having a lot of problems with throat infections and has to have her tonsils taken out Feb. 29. More...

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SHARING BIRTHDAY - Austin and Sierra Mullins will share their birthday on Saturday, March 1. Austin, who will turn 9, will celebrate with a Spiderman 3 party. Sierra will turn 6 and will celebrate with a Hannah Montana party. More...

Engle family saddened by death of Chalmer Engle

Northeast Ohio

Greetings from Lorain, Ohio. 'Tis a cold time of here in the northeastern part of the state. I'm not complaining, mind you, even though that's what we do. It's either too cold, too hot, too dry, too wet. I can take any of it except the cold winds. 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...

Miley Cyrus criticism sparks debate

NEW YORK When Consumer Reports posted a blog two weeks ago criticizing Miley Cyrus for not wearing her seat belt in a new film, Hannah Montana Nation rallied in her defense. More...

Magazine blasts CD without hearing it

The Black Crowes are lashing out at Maxim magazine for reviewing the band's new album - apparently without actually hearing it first. More...