March 5, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Man will get life sentence for role in woman's death

Formal sentencing is set for April 24 for an Ovenfork man who pleaded guilty this week to participating in the murder of a 40-yearold Partridge woman nearly three years ago. More...

Features

Grocery shelves are filling with peanut butter

Deciding which variety of PB lands on your PB&J used to be as simple as sorting out creamy vs. chunky. But in an era when grocery aisles are a blur of choices, that decision seems downright analog. More...

Double Peanut Butter Brownies great with traditional creamy peanut butter, but chocolate and cinnamon can help

These dense, chocolately brownies taste fine made with traditional creamy peanut butter, but are over the top when spiked with something a bit more interesting, such as a chocolate- or cinnamon-laced peanut butter. More...

Tastes like liquid Reese's Cup

Think of this basic recipe as the liquid version of a Reese's Peanut Butter Cup. If you want to add a little heat to your hot chocolate, try a savory peanut butter with a blend of hot peppers, or for a sweeter take, P.B. More...

Columns

The way we were

Clips from Mountain Eagle front pages over the past 50 years March 6, 1958 The Whitesburg City Council has authorized employment of an engineer to determine what needs to be done, and how much it would cost, to put the city's water and sewer sys More...

Salome's Stars

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Your soft-hearted self is drawn to a tempting offer. But your hardheaded half isn't so sure. Best advice: Do it only after every detail is checked out to your liking. More...

SPEAKING OF SOAPS

RECAPS - 3/3-3/7 ALL MY CHILDREN - While on the road, a stalker snuck into Kendall's hotel room and tried to rape her. Aidan burst in and saved the day. Ryan silenced an angry and hurt Annie by making love with her. More...

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Health

Time change affects children

Sunday, March 9 at 2 a.m. More...

Neuroscience having impact on courts

NEW YORK When Peter Braunstein was put on trial last year for a twisted Halloween torture attack, his lawyers used a visual aid to suggest that his actions were the product of mental illness. It was a scan of the defendant's brain. More...

To Your Good Health

Heartburn relief

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: Please explain the difference between Protonix and the other medications available for GERD. I have been on Protonix for nine months, and no one is able to give me a clear definition. - E.S. 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...

Hits from '80s are the new oldies

NEW YORK The music blaring from the speakers of a small pub on a recent Friday night seemed like typical oldies fare: Aretha Franklin's "Respect," the 1970s tune "Disco Lady" and the 1950s surf instrumental "Tequila." Then, "Karma Chameleon" - t More...

Van Halen postpones concerts

NEW YORK Van Halen was forced to postpone concerts this week as guitarist Eddie Van Halen prepared to undergoe medical testing for an undisclosed condition. More...

Man pleads guilty

David Slaven also agrees to testify when ex-wife's trial begins in April

A 32-year-old Letcher County man charged with helping to murder his landlord in August 2006 has agreed to spend the rest of life in prison and to testify against his exwife when she goes on trial in April. More...

Coal funds to help Jenkins area

Members of the Jenkins City Council were told this week that the way has been cleared for coal severance tax money to be spent on several projects that will benefit the town and its surrounding area. More...

News

Cockfighting soon to be felony crime in Virginia

RICHMOND, Va. Virginia's state Senate this week approved tougher laws against dog fighting and cockfighting. The state is where NFLstar Michael Vick ran his dogfighting operation. Gov. Timothy M. More...

Photo

SNOWCAPPED - Pine Mountain was capped with snow when this photograph was taken at sunset on March 1. The snow melted quickly. (Photo by Becky Johnson) More...

Photo

STATE BIRD - Few birds are prettier than the cardinal, which is Kentucky's state bird. This male was looking for food near Whitesburg last week. (Photo by Becky Johnson) More...

Opinions

Shafted again

It's a painfully familiar story. A mine blows up, or caves in, or floods or catches fire, and while the fate of the missing miners remains unknown the nation's attention is riveted on their plight. More...

A hint of sleaze

Mark Birdwhistell, former Gov. More...

Political Cartoon

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Sports

Sports in Kentucky

Cats press on after loss of Patterson

Sunday was college education at its every-breath-you-take best. Life isn't always fair, but we buck up and move on. More...

Cougars, Lady Cavs advance

Letcher Central wins boys' tourney; Lady Cavs 2nd in girls'

So now it is on to the 14th Regional Tournament for the Letcher County Central Cougars. More...

Sports quiz

1. Name the three pitchers since Lew Burdette in 1957 to win at least three games in a World Series. 2. Boston's Ted Williams twice won a Triple Crown without winning the American League MVP award in the same season. More...

Families & Friends

Ruby Combs returns from two-week cruise

Whitesburg

Hello, everyone. Hope all is going well for all of you. The weather sure is nice. For Monday, it was supposed to be 70 degrees. Sounds good to me. I ran into Ruby (Stidham) Combs at Wal-Mart the other day, an old Marlowe friend. More...

Photo

FOUR YEARS OLD - Rebecca Bailey celebrated her fourth birthday Jan. 17 with a Princess Party at home with family and friends. She is pictured with her sister, Ariana, 2. They are the daughters of Sharie and Randy Bailey of Kona. More...

Recycling bin awaits Hilda the Computer

Points East

She puts things away and forgets where they are. Sooner or later they always turn up, but she has secret hiding places and often forgets that just yesterday she put something in a particular spot but it's no longer there. More...

Obituaries

Anna Lorene Sexton is buried at Sandlick

Anna Lorene Sexton of Sandlick, died February 28 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital. She was 73 years old. A daughter of Lenville Sexton of Sandlick and the late Flora Whitaker Sexton, she was married to the late Charles Lawton Sexton. More...

Services held for Glenn Douglas Damron

Funeral services for Glenn Douglas Damron, 79, of McRoberts, were held February 29 at Carty Funeral Home. Burial was in the Jenkins-Payne Gap Cemetery. Born in Pike County, he was a son of the late Everette and Bess Kinney Damron. More...

Hampton, 80, dies in Ohio on Feb. 26; was Letcher native

Donald Hampton, 80, of Hillsboro, Ohio, died Feb. 26. Born in Jeremiah, he was a son of the late Jasper and Georgie Mae Back Hampton. More...