May 7, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Federal jury indicts 3 at insurance firm

County insurance agency are among five persons indicted on mail fraud charges by a federal grand jury. John Pennington, 49, and his wife, Tena Lynn Pennington, 43, both of Stanton; Thomas J. More...

News

DRY LAND FISH

Paul Fleming Sr. holds up two nineinch dry land fish he found in Letcher County. The wild mushrooms, also known as morels, can be found in the springtime in eastern Kentucky. More...

New OxyContin harder to abuse? FDA doubts it

WASHINGTON Government advisers voiced skepticism this week that a new version of the potent painkiller OxyContin would live up to its maker's claim of being harder to abuse. More...

Woman is fraud victim

A Blackey woman received counterfeit money orders after she placed a classified ad on the Internet. Pauline Collins never suspected that her advertisement for rat terrier puppies on Craigslist and Petfinder.com would attract a scam artist. More...

Sports

Cougars, Lady Cavs shine on

The Letcher County Central Cougars defeated June Buchanan on Monday, 6-2, to improve their record to 15-8 on the season. More...

Sports in Kentucky

Offer to 8th grader should have been kept much more quiet

While we wait to see if Big Brown will remind us of Big Red ... From Parade Magazine's 2008 four team, 40-name basketball prep stars list Kentucky's Billy Clyde Gillispie was zero for every prospect north of Darius Miller (third team). More...

Keep the Saturday nights coming

The Sprint Cup Series is in one of its best stretches right now if you are a fan of good ol' Saturday night shootouts. More...

Families & Friends

Sextons celebrate 25th wedding anniversary

Cowan

Seems like news time comes around pretty fast. Some people are beginning to plant a garden or getting ready to. I think mine has turned into a lawn as I have said before. The dogwoods are blooming. More...

WITH THE KING

Eric Devon Maggard enjoyed an evening of wrestling recently and got to meet wrestler Jerry the King Lawler. Eric, who loves wrestling, is the son of James and Sheila Maggard of Blackey. More...

Fundraiser set

The Letcher Fire & Rescue Ambulance Service will hold a door-to-door portrait fundraiser. Those who participate with a contribution of $20 or more will receive a free 8x10 family portrait. For more information, call 633-8058. More...

Patchwork

Tyme to perform

East KY Tyme will perform at 7:30 p.m., May 10, 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...

Dawson Creek Grass to play

Dawson Creek Grass will play at the Hemphill Community Center on Friday, May 9. The performance will begin at 7:30 p.m. 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...

MOO-VING TIME

Letcher County Sheriff's Deputy Eugene Slone, a member of the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life Committee in Letcher County, wheeled a purple cow named Myrtle down Main Street in Whitesburg on Tuesday morning. More...

Jenkins expected to raise rates

Residents of Jenkins could be faced with an increase in garbage bills as well as changes in the billing structure of their water bills when the new fiscal year begins in July. More...

Opinions

The slow erosion of respect for government

Sigh. Reading about the ownership of land on which a new courthouse is going to be built in Pikeville, I just get weary. Some of it is owned by state Supreme Court Justice Will T. Scott and members of his family. More...

Political Cartoon

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New Clinton vs. old Obama makes for compelling race

ROCKY MOUNT, N.C. At this crucial moment, the Democratic presidential battle is an enigma wrapped in two ironies. More...

Columns

Act of kindness made impression on youngster

Human nature being what it is, we experience things as a child which never seem to be forgotten. These things may fade into the background but are never completely forgotten. More...

The way we were

Clips from Mountain Eagle front pages over the past 50 years

May 8, 1958 County Road Foreman Hassel Stamper promised today that every road in Letcher County will be put back in good condition this year. He urged the people of the county to be patient until the work could be done. More...

Car Talk

Could hubby's snow antics damage car?

Dear Tom and Ray: Even though we live in Virginia, where we rarely get more than a few inches of snow, on occasion we do get a big storm. We had a storm this past winter where we got 8 inches of the stuff. 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

Panel lists survival guidelines

CHICAGO Doctors know some patients needing lifesaving care won't get it in a flu pandemic or other disaster. The gut-wrenching dilemma will be deciding who to let die. More...

Fibroids in uterus are noncancerous

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: I had stomach pain for two weeks and finally had an ultrasound of my abdomen. Nothing bad was found, except for a fibroid in my uterus. The doctor said this had nothing to do with my pain. More...

Non-Lasik surgeries better bet for some

WASHINGTON Frightened by headlines about Lasik side effects? Lasik gets all the advertising, but there are half a dozen alternate eye surgeries - from a simpler laser approach to implantable lenses - that might solve your squint. More...

Obituaries

Services held for Albert Cole

Funeral services for Albert Wayne Cole, 69, of Hallie, were held May 4 at Cedar Grove Old Regular Baptist Church. Burial was in the Cole family cemetery at Hallie. More...

Services held for Hattie Bumgardner

Hattie Bumgardner, 97, of Kingsport, Tenn., formerly of Burdine, died May 3 in Kingsport. Born in Letcher County, she was a daughter of the late Levi and Sylvania Potter and the widow of Teddy V. Bumgardner. More...

Leonard Thompson succumbs in Illinois

Former Jenkins resident Leonard C. Thompson died April 20 at his home in Harvey, Ill. He was 69 years old. A son of the late Leonard and Dorothy Thompson, he was born at Potters Fork. More...