March 26, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

County attorney's office pledges to crack down on litter violators

The Letcher County Attorney's Office announced this week that it will begin to "actively prosecute" any person charged with littering. Assistant County Attorney James A. More...

News

Report: Lack of college grads hurts Letcher County

Increasing the number of Letcher County residents who hold college degrees is the "quickest, most direct way" to improve the county's economic prosperity. More...

New Jenkins football coach is introduced to board members

Members of the Jenkins Independent Board of Education had the opportunity to meet newly hired varsity football coach Lincoln Bentley and his wife Stephanie at the board's March board meeting this week. More...

Letcher Co. roads are included in a new map promoting Appalachia

Two routes through Letcher County are included in a new driving-tour map of the Appalachian region developed by National Geographic and the Appalachian Regional Commission. More...

Columns

CLICK and CLACK TALK CARS

Turn signal malfunctions when car is cold

Dear Tom and Ray: We have a 2002 L300 V-6 Saturn. The turn signals will not work in cold weather (below 30 F) until the car has been driven and therefore warmed. The hazard lights will work, however. More...

The way we were

Clips from Mountain Eagle front pages over the past 50 years

March 27, 1958 Another rabid dog was found in Letcher County this week, Health Department Sanitarian Beryl Boggs reported. The dog is the third rabid animal to be killed in Letcher County within the past month. More...

SPEAKING OF SOAPS

RECAPS - 3/24-3/28 ALL MY CHILDREN - Erica was handcuffed to Carmen to be transported to prison and when their truck swerved off the road, they escaped together. Carmen forced Erica to go with her to Chicago where Carmen wants to kill her ex. More...

Speak Your Piece

Speak Your Piece

Tell us what's on your mind. No need to give your name. 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

Boot camps treat chronic pain

CHICAGO Ballet teacher Gayle Parseghian thought she might never dance again after a back injury while moving heavy furniture left her with unrelenting pain. More...

Aluminum linked with Alzheimer's?

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: I have heard that aluminum, found in many deodorants, is harmful and can contribute to the development of Alzheimer's disease. Is there any truth to this? Every morning when I put on my deodorant, I think about it. - M.R. More...

Study details side effects of prostate cancer fixes

ATLANTA One of the first large qualityof life studies on today's prostate cancer treatments suggests that for some men, it's a matter of picking your poison and facing potential sexual, urinary or other problems. More...

Patchwork

Jason Isbell doesn't disappoint fans who traveled far to see him

Build it and they will come to Letcher County - from Washington, D.C., from Columbus, Ohio, from Asheville, N.C., and from Nashville, Tenn. More...

Three Days Grace rock Pikeville

The rock band Three Days Grace, from Ontario, Canada, were bathed in light as they performed at the East Kentucky Expo Center in Pikeville on March 22. 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...

Ex-teacher enters pleas in sex cases

Formal sentencing is scheduled April 23 for a former Letcher County band teacher who has pleaded guilty to 37 counts of third-degree sodomy. More...

Officials say driver of truck not at fault

Poorly built 'berm' resulted in miner's death, report says

State mine safety officials have determined that inadequate conditions contributed to the death of a rock truck operator working at a Letcher County surface mine in early January. More...

Opinions

Conservative leaders worry about movement's future

WASHINGTON What's the matter with conservatism? Its problems start with the failure of George W. Bush's presidency but they don't end there. Inequality is rising and working-class voters are being hammered. More...

Political Cartoon

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TMI

Too much information often worse than none

TMI stands for Too Much Information. That's how I feel about David Patterson and his sex life. More...

Sports

As player and coach

Latest appearance in state tourney was historic for former Letcher man

Chris Tolliver traveled from Morehead to Bowling Green earlier this month to add a new chapter to Letcher County's sports history. More...

Patterson gets 2nd chance with Reds

SARASOTA, Fla. The spring games had already begun across Florida and Arizona. All Corey Patterson could do was work out on his own and wait. Only 28 years old, the speedy center fielder found himself out of baseball at the start of March. More...

Gillispie optimistic after trying season

Billy Gillispie's first season at Kentucky ended in very un- Kentuckylike fashion. More...

Families & Friends

Easter Sunday was on the cool side

Cowan

A typical day for Easter Sunday - it's nearly always on the cool side. We had a pretty good number out for church at Little Cowan. Robert Brown and family of Tennessee spent Easter weekend with his grandmother, Virginia Brown. More...

Cold hasn't stopped spring blossoms

Jeremiah

Here it is, another week has come and gone and March is getting gone too. It seems we have one warm day and three cooler ones, but the cold hasn't stopped a beautiful array of spring blossoms from bursting open. More...

Top students named

Students at Jenkins Middle/ High School named to the A All Honor Roll for the fourth six weeks of school are: John Bartley, Tyler Branham, Hillary Brashear, Kevin Brashear, Katie Church, Corey Collins, Sarah Corbett, Erica Creech, Allison Goodson, More...

Obituaries

Warren Stambaugh buried at Whitaker

Funeral services for Warren Glenn Stambaugh, 42, of Jenkins, were held March 21 at New Freedom Worship. Burial was in the Wright family cemetery at Whitaker. More...

Services are set for Anna Auvil

Funeral services for Anna Rae Auvil, 66, of McRoberts, will be held at 1 p.m. today (Wednesday) at the Neon First Church of God. Burial will be in Green Acres Cemetery at Ermine. More...

Services are held for Ronnie Joseph

Ronnie Joseph, 52, died March 15 at his home in Jenkins. Born in Prestonsburg, he was a son of the late Dayton and Geneva Adkins Joseph. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Herman Jr. More...