April 23, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

News

Three charged with sexual abuse

Two Letcher County men and a woman are named in indictments by the Letcher County Grand Jury in connection with sexual abuse of minors. More...

Woman accused of assault

Jenkins City Police have charged a 27-year-old woman with second-degree assault after she allegedly drove her vehicle toward her aunt and intentionally hit her with it. Melissa R. More...

PROPERTY DAMAGE

This automobile belonging to Vernie Shell of Ermine was damaged heavily Saturday night after a Toyota automobile ran off U.S. More...

Columns

Car Talk

Oil light problem

Dear Tom and Ray: I have an '07 Chevy Cobalt. I like the car, especially because it's red and has a spoiler. But it has an annoying feature. It has a computer that tells you various things, like your gas mileage, temperature, coolant level, etc. More...

Some little known facts about the Social Security number

Nearly every American is very familiar with at least one important aspect of Social Security - his or her Social Security number. Most of us know that number by heart, but otherwise never give it much thought. More...

The way we were

Clips from Mountain Eagle front pages over the past 50 years

April 24, 1958 Whitesburg's City Council took another step toward annexing new territory to the city last week. 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...

Health

Pregnancy book gets makeover

That woman on the cover of America's best-known pregnancy advice book doesn't have a name - she's only a sketch, after all. More...

Heart attack pain is highly variable

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: My mother-in-law had chest pain in the center of her chest. The emergency room personnel told her it was indigestion. By the time it was diagnosed as a heart attack, 24 hours later, it was too late to save her. More...

Tips for Managing the Financial Burden of Diabetes

Experts estimate that a person with diabetes spends four times more on healthcare than a person without diabetes. But there are many ways that you can save m oney without compromising your diabetes management. More...

Obituaries

Services are held for Carol Williams

Funeral services for Carol Riddle Williams, 65, were held April 20 at Everidge Funeral Home. Burial was in Green Acres Cemetery at Ermine. More...

Troy Shepherd dies

Troy Shepherd, of Georgetown, died April 14. He was 86 years old. Born in Letcher County, he was a son of the late R.B. and Verda Crase Shepherd and was married to the late Lois Breeding Shepherd. More...

Roger Breeding, 59, is buried at Ermine

Funeral services for Roger Louie Breeding, 59, of Isom, were held April 12 at Letcher Funeral Home. Burial was in Green Acres Cemetery at Ermine. A son of the late Cullen and Allie Blair Breeding, he died April 9 at Clark Regional Medical Center. More...

Gas company files suit against

A Letcher County man denies that he is keeping a natural gas production company away from its wells because he is upset over foxes that went missing in 2005. More...

Jury indicts 25

has returned 29 indictments against 25 people including a 50-year-old Partridge man and his 74-year-old mother. More...

Opinions

Jobless not only ones 'overlooked'

We're all hearing the bad news: 7.8 million Americans are out of work, while the subprime mortgage crisis exacts a continuing, ghastly toll on the American Dream, and rents rise faster than incomes. That's not all. More...

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How voters define Obama may decide 2008 election

DOWNINGTOWN, Pa. The result of the 2008 election may come down to how voters decide to define Barack Obama. Is he Adlai Stevenson or John F. Kennedy? Is he a detached former law review editor or a passionate agent of change? More...

Sports

Lady Cavs win All 'A' title

It is said that offense gets the glory, but defense wins the game. That may be true, but it doesn't hurt to have an offense that will back its defense by outscoring opponents with a 69-1 margin over the course of four games. More...

Cougars, Cavs have tough week

The Jenkins Cavaliers baseball team played two games in the Paintsville Tiger Classic Tournament last weekend. In the first game, the Cavaliers were limited to one hit, a single by Chris Puckett in the fourth inning. More...

Mountain rumor mill active again

It's a natural-born right for an eastern Kentucky. sports fan to start the rumor mill each spring as we start closing down the schools for the year and head into the summer season. More...

Families & Friends

Baby goats evoke jealousy in dogs

Whitesburg

Hello everyone. Hope you are all doing well. I enjoyed a good telephone visit with my good friend, Anna Watkins of Florida. It's really true a call is the next best thing to being there. I love talking to my friends that I don't get to see. More...

ARTS AND CRAFTS SHOW

Sandy Craft of Jenkins, chats with David Lewis of Gordon. She and her husband, Ray, sell their Country Hearts Crafts specializing in Santa Claus figures. Lewis makes brooms, walking sticks, and birdhouses. More...

Roads get longer as you grow older

Cowan

Things are pretty quiet over here, not many coming or going like we used to have. So many of our people are gone and they are truly missed. The dogwood and redbud trees are blooming and some people are getting ready to plant their gardens. More...

Patchwork

To play at Norton

South Mountain Boys will perform at 7:30 p.m., April 26, 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...

Justin Townes Earle proves he deserves all the acclaim that is coming his way

Justin Townes Earle showed a large audience at the Summit City in Whitesburg on Saturday that he is well deserving of the high acclaim that is coming his way. More...