April 2, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Grand jury returns 11 indictments

The Letcher County Grand Jury has returned 11 indictments against 10 people, including a father and son from Jeremiah. They are: • Jimmy Gilley Sr. More...

News

Bill would move Whitesburg from fifth- to fourth-class city

A bill to reclassify the City of Whitesburg from a fifth-class to a fourth-class city was approved unanimously last week by the Kentucky State Senate and is now moving through the House of Representatives. More...

Court buys playground materials for Thornton; OK's Jenkins lights

Construction is expected to begin soon on a new community park at Thornton. More...

Bill Clinton to visit Pikeville

Former President Bill Clinton will be in Pikeville tomorrow (Thursday) to promote his wife, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, for president. The visit comes two days after Clinton daughter Chelsea visited Lexington and Louisville. More...

Columns

The way we were

Clips from Mountain Eagle front pages over the past 50 years

April 3, 1958 Letcher County Fiscal Court has repealed its rule on holding business portions of its monthly meetings in private. More...

Car Talk

How to skid safely

Dear Tom and Ray: I just read an article on winter driving, and I want to make sure I understand what is meant when they say, "Turn into the direction of the skid." If the front of our car is veering right, it means the rear is going left, so whic More...

Horoscope

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Resist a confrontation with that irksome person. The matter will soon blow over anyway. Meanwhile, channel your high Arian energy into areas with more positive potential. 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. More...

Families & Friends

More raising gardens this year

Eolia

Greetings from Eolia and the Eolia Christian Community Outreach. A man's pride shall bring him low: but honor shall uphold the humble in spirit. Proverbs 29:23 With the help of volunteers, we at ECCO finally bagged all those garden seeds. More...

Birthdays come around faster as you get older

Cowan

Our weather is nice for this time of year but still a little on the cool side as I have said before. I enjoyed a good birthday dinner with Carl Bennett and Marsha Banks on Sunday. They come around fast as you get older. More...

Jenkins sets cleanup

The Jenkins city-wide cleanup will be held April 7 to May 9. Items for pick-up should be set out after 12 p.m. on regular pick-up days. Items that can be recycled should be separated from regular garbage. More...

Patchwork

SPEAKING OF SOAPS

RECAPS - 3/31-4/4

ALL MY CHILDREN - Erica and Carmen hid out in a department store after getting off the truck. Erica freed herself from the handcuffs, but chose to stay and help Carmen reunite with Mando. Zach and Kendall clashed about Ryan. More...

Duo of mountain natives headed for more success

Big tour, new album ahead for Halfway to Hazard

A country-rock music duo from eastern Kentucky who made a name for themselves in 2007 are seeing continued success in 2008. More...

Michelle Malone to perform here

American rock and blues singer/songwriter and guitarist Michelle Malone is the latest highly-acclaimed music star scheduled to perform in Whitesburg. More...

New county law addresses litter, other nuisances

When the Letcher Fiscal Court tried to pass a "nuisance ordinance" in 2004, the measure was defeated after a small group of residents spoke loudly against it. More...

Treats for doing right in Jenkins

Do what's right and you might get a free ice cream. Jenkins Police Department will soon begin handing out coupons for various "prizes" in the Jenkins community to drivers who are obeying the law. More...

Opinions

Why war?

Ask a visiting 'neocon'

Something different is coming to the region - an insider view of the Iraq war, from a top "neoconservative" hawk who helped start the conflict. More...

Political Cartoon

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Icky is not sexy

You walk into Victoria's Secret, and the music is blaring, the decor is Bordello Barbie, and you find yourself caught up in a whirlwind of G-strings. More...

Sports

Perry Central edges Jenkins, 2-1

The Jenkins Cavaliers looked to be no match for an undefeated Perry Central team that had outscored its opponents 56-6 in three games played before Monday. More...

UK's 'Mr. Wildcat' beloved by many

LEXINGTON There were days when Ramel Bradley would trudge onto the practice court at Kentucky and just be out of it. No energy, no bounce, none of the confident swagger that defined the scrappy guard's career. More...

Martinsville good for Hendrick

If you have followed this sport for any length of time, the one thing you have come to recognize is that no one organization or individual team stays on top for a lengthy period of time. More...

Health

Big bellies linked to dementia

NEW YORK Having a big belly in your 40s can boost your risk of getting Alzheimer's disease or other dementia decades later, a new study suggests. It's not just about your weight. More...

Insurers put limits on CT scans, others

TRENTON, N.J. Insurance companies are taking a harder look at advanced medical scans like CT scans, citing spiraling costs and safety concerns. And some doctors agree there's emerging evidence that these scans are being overprescribed. More...

Vericose veins are treated many ways

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: I am a 52-year-old lady with bad varicose veins in both my legs. How did I get them? My legs get tired easily, and they hurt if I have to stand for any time. A friend told me about an injection in the veins that gets rid of them. More...

Obituaries

Judy Adams dies

Funeral services for Judy Adams, 88, of Ermine, were held March 29 at Letcher Funeral Home. Burial was in the Holbrook Cemetery at Craft's Colly. Mrs. Adams was the daughter of the late Hiram and Rosie Shepherd Holbrook. More...

Services held for R.C. Cook Jr.

R.C. Cook Jr. died March 26 at his home at Cromona. He was 81 years old. A son of the late Rosen Crance Sr. and Emie Cook, he was the widower of Maggie Gibson Cook. He was the father of the late Dickie Cook. More...

Services are held for Fred Ison, 79

Funeral services for Fred Ison, 79, were held April 1 at the Kingscreek Community Church. Burial was in the Ison family cemetery at Kingscreek. A son of the late Harrison and Stella Brock Ison, he died March 29 at his home at Kingscreek. More...