April 30, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Jobless rate falls as more get work

Letcher County's unemployment rate fell slightly between February and March after 38 more residents found jobs. More...

Features

Cumberland Mountain Arts & Crafts schedule

Cumberland Mountain Arts & Crafts Council Inc. Events schedule (All events will be held at the Little Shepherd Amphitheatre site in Jenkins) May 2nd annual Little Shepherd Arts & Crafts Show Friday-Saturday, More...

Opinions

Another gaffe

The decision to remove Susan Bush as commissioner of the Kentucky Department for Natural Resources just adds to the widespread impression, even among many of Gov. More...

Today's bullies

Most people across this country - parents, educators, law enforcement officials, clergy and many others - were shocked when six Florida teenage girls videotaped themselves last month taking turns bullying, brutally punching and kneeing a defensel More...

Bitter about the truly elite

"… The people who claim to be the 'non-elitists,' are the ones who constantly shift tax burdens from the people who fire you, to you. More...

Sports

Big Brown looks to be best of Derby field

LOUISVILLE Let others struggle to pick a winner for Saturday's wide-open Kentucky Derby. There's no doubt in trainer Rick Dutrow's mind - it's unbeaten Big Brown. More...

Cueto a hopeful sign for Reds' future

CINCINNATI Johnny Cueto ascends the mound, digs the toe of his right shoe into the dirt and scrapes a guiding line from the edge of the rubber toward home plate. Properly lined up, he starts his warmups. More...

Local teams had lighter schedules

The Jenkins Lady Cavaliers softball team's remarkable 14- game win streak came to a close on April 25 with a 5-4 loss to the Shelby Valley Lady Wildcats in the opening round of the Lydell Potter Memorial Tournament in Pikeville. More...

Health

Panel: Make Lasik risks known

WASHINGTON A panel of medical advisers - mostly eye doctors wearing glasses - were listening to tales of woe and wonder from people who sought to get rid of their specs through Lasik surgery. More...

STDs are spreading rapidly

Each year, approximately 15.3 million Americans contract a sexually transmitted disease (STD). More...

Vegetarian Diets and Diabetes

Is a vegetarian diet good for people with diabetes? Since vegetarian diets generally contain less fat (including saturated fat) and cholesterol, and include more dietary fiber, they certainly have some advantages over non-vegetarian diets. More...

Patchwork

Bluegrass group to play at Norton

Bluegrass Circle will perform at 7:30 p.m., May 3, 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. For more information, call (276) 679-3541. More...

Ernie Thacker, Route 23 to perform at Appalshop

Ernie Thacker and Route 23, Pincastle Record artists, will perform on 88.7 WMMT's "Bluegrass Express Live" on Thursday, May 8, in the Appalshop Theater in downtown Whitesburg and live on WMMT. More...

Tyme to perform

East KY Tyme will play at the Hemphill Community Center on Friday, May 2, from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. The group will also perform on Saturday, May 3, from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Gordon Fire Department. More...

Lack of progress on baseball field angers officials

Education is unhappy with the slow progress of construction of the new baseball field at Letcher County Central High School. More...

Woman says man was killed because he refused beer run

Was Ralph Marcum murdered because he refused to go on a beer run? Or was the 70-year-old man from Fleming-Neon killed after a round of "play wrestling" got out of hand? The answer depends on which of two murder suspects you believe. More...

News

Recent graduate hopes to use teaching degree here someday

Teaching has been a goal for Herbie Brock and he was able to accomplish that goal after earning 44 credits from Hazard Community & Technical College and graduating with a bachelor's degree from Berea College in February with high honors More...

IN WASHINGTON

Kentucky Senator Mitch McConnell met recently with members of the Kentucky Primary Care Association. Pictured are (left to right) the Rev. More...

Metal thieves wreaking havoc

FORT THOMAS, Ky. A rash of sewer grate thefts around northern Kentucky has police worried about safety has scavengers seek scrap metal to sell. More...

Columns

Now here's a tip

• Have some leftover wine? Try freezing it in ice-cube trays, and then you can pop those cubes into a bag. They are great for adding to recipes. More...

The way we were

Clips from Mountain Eagle front pages over the past 50 years

May 1, 1958 Letcher County's eight magistrates are not yet receiving the $200- a-month salaries they voted themselves recently. More...

How risky is sleeping in a car?

Dear Tom and Ray: For years, I have been a fieldmouse poor college student, sleeping in my (crappy, leaky, rusty) Jeep on trips, such as snowboarding, to save money (yes, it gets nippy - hence the zero-degree sleeping bag). 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

Health crisis shows true meaning of friendship

Eolia

Greetings from the hills and valleys of Eolia and Eolia Christian Community Outreach. Whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap . . . And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not. More...

YOUNG ACTRESS

Nine-year-old Cameron Kincer, the daughter of Keith and Georgie Kincer of Neon, will perform in two plays this summer at the Jenny Wiley Theatre in Prestonsburg. She will appear in "The Wizard of Oz" and "Little Red: Life in the Hood". More...

CRAFT PROJECT

At left, Kathleen Sturgill of the Ovenfork Senior Citizens Center and Arlie Boggs Elementary School student Kayla Lewis display a woodcraft project they created together. More...

Obituaries

Former Millstone man dies at 84

Former Millstone resident Hershel Back, 84, of Covington, died April 28. Back was a retired machinist from Ford Motor Company, and a U.S Army veteran of World War II where he served on D-Day and was promoted to sergeant in the field. More...

Manford 'Bud' Arnold is buried at Jeremiah

Funeral services for Manford Ray "Bud" Arnold, 71, were held April 28 at Letcher Funeral Home. Burial was in the Adams family cemetery at Jeremiah. More...

Services are set for Joan Ison, 73

Letcher County native Joan Ison, 73, died April 27 at her home in Moores Hill, Ind. Born in Whitesburg, she was a daughter of the late James and Easter Ison Akemon and the mother of the late Shelia Ann Ison. More...