March 19, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

22 parents face criminal counts for letting children miss school

Why do some children miss an excessive number of school days? What can be done to get those students in school on a regular basis? Will these students be successful if they are not present in school to learn all the content that is being taught? More...

Features

Come for brunch, y'all

Adelicious, tender ham is a long known secret of gracious entertaining for Food Network celebrity cook Paula Deen. Easy-to-fix, glazed ham garners "oohs" and "ahhs" at the table and continues to please from breakfast through midnight snack. More...

Opinions

A ray of hope for open government

This year's Sunshine Week (March 16-22) brings new rays of hope for the public's right to know. More...

Political Cartoon

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Gender, race do matter

Would Barack Obama be where he is if he weren't black? Would Hillary Clinton be where she is if she weren't a woman? Would Geraldine Ferraro be where she is if her name had been Gerald? More...

Sports

Puckett signs with Pikeville College

Chris Puckett, a 6-1 senior guard from Jenkins High School, has signed a scholarship agreement with Pikeville College. "He's gonna be a great asset to us as a combo guard," said Pikeville head coach Kelly Wells. More...

Prediction: Cats over Marquette

Two things come to mind as I write this week's column on events surrounding UK basketball: No. 1. More...

Sports in Kentucky

Felton is new face of college hoops

The face of college basketball this glorious week is not a CBS logo, or collage of chirping heads at ESPN. It's belongs to the man with a toothpaste smile, Dennis Felton. Ah, America, land of opportunity found, lost and found. More...

Families & Friends

GOLDEN ANNIVERSARIES

The families of Bemis and Irene Pratt and Charlie and Christine Whitaker invite all their family and friends to join them in celebrating their 50th wedding anniversaries. The celebration will be March 29 at 1 p.m. More...

Free garden seeds available at ECCO store

Eolia

Greetings from Eolia and the Eolia Christian Community Outreach. He is not here; for He is risen as He said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay. Matthew 28:6 Easter. More...

IN FRANKFORT

Pictured in the Capitol building in Frankfort are (left to right) Jim Conley, Ivan Hall, Johnny Ray Turner, Logan McVey, and Bob Breeding. Ivan Hall is a former resident of Whitesburg. More...

Obituaries

Larry D. Holbrook buried at Ermine

Larry Doyle Holbrook, 65, died October 27 at his home at Flat Gap. A son of the late Earl and Leona Hall Holbrook, he was the brother of the late Charlene Holbrook. More...

Services held for Ruth Jones Lewis

Ruth Jones Lewis of Chandler, Ariz., died at Hospice of the Valley in Tempe, Ariz., after a long illness. She was 88 years old. Born in Letcher County, she was a daughter of the late J.W. "Buck" Jones Jr. and Eliza Collier Jones. More...

Services are held for Gloria Ruble

Gloria Jean Craft Ruble, 61, of Greensburg, Ind., died February 23 at the I.O.O.F. Home in Greensburg. A former resident of Millstone, she was a daughter of the late Kenneth "Bennie" and Mildred Jones Craft. More...

Grand jury charges 10 in true bills

The Letcher County Grand Jury has returned indictments against 10 people including a Cromona couple charged with drug trafficking. More...

Judge sets deadline for paying trash bills

Ward says lawsuits will be filed April 1

Warning to county residents with overdue garbage bills: The Letcher County Fiscal Court is coming to collect if you don't pay before the current amnesty period ends. More...

News

City closer to annexing new areas

The City of Whitesburg has moved a step closer to annexing several adjacent neighborhoods, including the Singing Waters area behind the post office at Pine Mountain Junction. Parts of Ermine not already in the city are included as well. More...

COMPETE IN STATE MEET

Letcher County Central High School's Dance Team competed last week in Kentucky State Open Cheer & Dance Championships in Lexington. More...

TROPHY WINNERS

The Cougar Cubs dance team won first place in the pom and hip-hop routine in the Kentucky State Open Cheer & Dance Championships in Lexington on March 15. More...

Columns

Strange But True

• It was Academy Awardnominated actress and comedian Lily Tomlin who made the following observation: "Ninety-eight percent of the adults in this country are decent, hard-working, honest Americans. More...

The way we were

Clips from Mountain Eagle front pages over the past 50 years

March 20, 1958 Six men now driving Letcher County school buses have not been examined to see whether they are physically fit to serve as drivers, a check of Board of Education records showed this week. However, Supt. W.B. More...

Car Talk

A hairy problem

Dear Tom and Ray: Please help me. I have a 1996 Honda Accord that runs great - no complaints. However, this morning, coming back to my car in a parking lot, I noticed some long hair or fur hanging out from my exhaust pipe. 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. More...

Health

Fat patients driving up costs

As patients get larger, so do hospitals, equipment to treat them

CORVALLIS, Ore. When Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center CEO Steve Jasperson looks over the books, one of the numbers that jump out at him is this one: $78,644. More...

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...

Simple measures serve as first aid for seizures

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: When my son was in high school, he was diagnosed with epilepsy. His first and second seizures occurred at school. No one there had any training on how to handle a seizure. More...

Patchwork

Music at the Cabin

South Mountain Boys will perform at 7:30 p.m., March 22, at The Country Cabin II in Norton, Va. The new facility is located across Alternate Rte. 58 from the original Country Cabin, 1 1/2 miles west of Norton. More...

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...

Getting dumped inspired 'buzz' song

AUSTIN, Texas Katy Perry might have gotten dumped by her boyfriend, but the guy is probably having a more difficult time dealing with the aftermath of the breakup since her song about him became the buzz of the Internet. More...