April 16, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

City may increase occupational fees

Lawyers and doctors may have to pay more money for the right to practice their profession in the City of Whitesburg. More...

Features

26 enjoy hike along Scuttle Hole Gap Road

After watching the weather forecast for a week I finally tossed a coin and said, "Let's go to Scuttle Hole Gap rain or shine." What I determined was that a coin toss was just as reliable as the so-called experts' forecast, which was everything from More...

Opinions

Blame these folks for the hurt ahead

The wretched budget that is emerging from one of the worst General Assembly sessions in modern memory has real consequences. Real people are going to get hurt. More...

Shameless big oil execs are fearful of no one

The threat of being hauled before a congressional hearing to be dressed down by angry members of Congress usually gives people the willies. Not the shameless executives of Big Oil. ... More...

Safety must not be sacrificed for money

Cross-wired brakes. Cracks in fuselages. Missed inspections. Fuel leaks caused by a faulty bolt. Questions about fire-suppression systems. More...

Sports

Cougars, Lady Cavs shine on

The Letcher County Central Cougars baseball team returns to action today after winning three more games last week to improve its season record to 10-2. After playing host to East Ridge High School at 5 p.m. More...

Sports in Kentucky

Basketball's fourth season underway

Basketball's fourth season in Kentucky is now under way, the recruiting season that takes place between April 16 and mid-May. More...

Tradition means very little today

Many of us are drawn to the sport of Sprint Cup racing because of the tradition that the sport has built up over the years. More...

Families & Friends

Neighbors fight forest fire at Little Dry Fork

Kingscreek

Saturday afternoon Little Dry Fork had a forest fire. Behind Ronnie Wayne and Vickie Jones's house, fire starting coming up the mountain and was getting close to their house. More...

Reunions • Reunions • Reunions

To list reunions in The Mountain Eagle's weekly reunion column, send information in writing to Reunions, The Mountain Eagle, Box 808, Whitesburg, Ky. 41858. More...

Donations sought to pay for boy's liver transplant

Nine-year-old Connor Quillen of Cumberland is the recent recipient of a liver transplant. More...

Patchwork

Appalachian Strings to perform at Norton

Appalachian Strings will perform at 7:30 p.m., April 19, 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...

Applegate irresistible as 'Samantha'?

NEW YORK Christina Applegate has a couple of pieces of show-biz advice. "Don't try to be different," she says. "And don't try to be funny." One more thing: When you want to convey innocence and adorableness, think curls. More...

Trial won’t begin until late summer

A jury trial set to begin this week for one of two people charged with murdering of a 40-year-old Partridge woman has been postponed until the end of this summer. More...

Child’s death was accident, authorities say

Authorities are ruling the cause of death of a toddler who died in Jenkins last week an accidental drowning. More...

News

Conservation district receives two $200,000 grants from EPA

The Letcher County Conservation District this week received a check for $400,000 from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to assess abandoned land that is contaminated or thought to be contaminated. More...

Human Rights panel to be in Whitesburg for monthly meeting

The Kentucky Commission on Human Rights (KCHR) Board of Commissioners will hold its regular monthly meeting to rule on discrimination complaints tomorrow (Thursday) at 9:30 a.m. at Appalshop in Whitesburg. More...

ARH forms partnership

Appalachian Regional Healthcare and UnitedHealthcare have reached an agreement providing UnitedHealthcare commercial health plan customers access to Appalachian Regional Healthcare facilities in eastern Kentucky and southern West Virginia. More...

Columns

Moments in Time

• On April 19, 1775, at about 5 a.m., 700 British troops march into the Massachusetts town of Lexington to find 77 armed minutemen waiting for them. Suddenly, the "shot heard around the world" was fired from an undetermined gun. More...

The way we were

Clips from Mountain Eagle front pages over the past 50 years

April 17, 1958 Extensive repairs to the Letcher County Jail in Whitesburg were recommended by the April Grand Jury, which would up its business and made its final report Monday. More...

CLICK and CLACK TALK CARS

What would make my antifreeze disappear

Dear Tom and Ray: I have a 2001 Chrysler Town & Country with a 3.3-liter V-6 engine and 134,000 miles on it. I use it to deliver mail for the U.S. Postal Service. One day I refilled my antifreeze, and a week later, it was empty. 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.com I am a student at Letcher Elementary School in the eighth grade. More...

Health

Mountain residents most likely to have killer cancer

CHARLESTON, W.Va. Residents of rural Appalachia are more likely than residents of other regions to die from the second most common form of cancer, a grim distinction partly attributable to the widespread lack of health insurance. More...

The fight against deadly skin cancer

WASHINGTON The deadliest form of skin cancer is a little-studied type you've probably never heard of. After he died, Martin Whatley's classic rock 'n' roll guitar became his last weapon against it. More...

Exercise can help pulmonary patient

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: My wife's mobility has been quite limited by her breathing difficulty from COPD - chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. More...

Obituaries

Funeral services held for Brenda Anderson

Funeral services for Brenda Carol Anderson, 60, were held April 14 at Carty Funeral Home. Burial was in the Anderson family cemetery. A daughter of the late Alex and Edna Kiser Shephard, she was born at Camp Branch. More...

Jane Harris dies

Jane Harvey McKinney Harris, 56, died April 9 at her home at Morehead after an illness of several weeks. Born in West Liberty, she was a daughter of the late Chester and Beatrice Fugett Harvey. Mrs. More...

Services held for William F. Back Sr.

Former Letcher County resident William F. Back Sr., 72, of Wheatland, Calif., died March 10. Born at Paintsville, he was a son of the late Custer and Ova Back and a grandson of the late William Riley Back. More...