May 14, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Election set for Tuesday

Nominees seeking the offices of U.S. President, U.S. Senate, Kentucky State Senate, and Kentucky House of Representatives are on the ballot for next week's primary election. More...

News

Grand jury declines to indict in timber case at Craft's Colly

An Ohio couple have hit a roadblock in their effort to have criminal charges filed against loggers who they say stole at least $50,000 worth of timber from their property at Craft's Colly. More...

ONE BIG (AND LATE) REDBUD

While most of this year's spectacularly beautiful redbud blooms have long since fallen, these blossoms were still showing last week on the trunk of this large redbud tree located at Garner Road at Isom, near a creek at the home of Jr. More...

Fleming-Neon council reeling from death of former member

The Fleming-Neon City Council conducted a shortened meeting on Monday evening because of the death of a former council member and impending surgery on the spouse of another. More...

Columns

Now here's a tip

• Here's a great way to get a charcoal fire started. Use a coffee can with both ends removed. Punch holes in the bottom third of the can. More...

Car Talk

This kid is wise beyond his years

Dear Tom and Ray: My name is Daniel. I drive a 2005 Escalade (OK, it's a toy car). I am 7 years old. Here is my question: Why do the speedometers in cars go up to 120 mph, when you are only allowed to go 65 mph? More...

The way we were

Clips from Mountain Eagle front pages over the past 50 years

May 15, 1958 Fire early today caused more than $50,000 damage at the Salyer Radio and Television store in downtown Whitesburg. City Fire Chief Remious Day said he did not know the cause of the fire. 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

Depression and pot a bad mix for teens

WASHINGTON Depression, teens and marijuana are a dangerous mix that can lead to dependency, mental illness or suicidal thoughts, according to a new White House report. More...

Want to get skinny? Read

NEW YORK One plan advises you to follow it three times a week. Another allows no snacks - except on certain days. And a third advocates for eating up to 20 percent less. More...

Shingles and the shingles vaccine

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: I am an 86-year-old woman. I have had shingles twice in my life. My family physician thinks I should get the shingles vaccine. I went to a health clinic to get the injection. More...

Patchwork

Music at Norton

Appalachian Strings will perform at 7:30 p.m., May 17, 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...

Jessie McReynolds to perform at Appalshop

WMMT's "Bluegrass Express Live" will present Jesse McReynolds and the Virginia Boys, Thursday, June 12 during Appalshop's 22nd annual Seedtime on the Cumberland Festival. More...

Yoakam will make 24th appearance on 'The Tonight Show'

NASHVILLE, Tenn. Dwight Yoakam will make his 24th appearance on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" this week, breaking the record for most musical performances by any artist. More...

Trio now faces death penalty

A Letcher County grand jury has cleared the way for prosecutors to seek the death penalty against two men and one woman charged with beating an elderly man to death in Jenkins last month. More...

Company responds to criticism

A Letcher County coal company is taking exception to criticism it received last week during a meeting of the Letcher Fiscal Court. More...

Jury indicts eight

The Letcher County Grand Jury has indicted eight people including two men charged with removing a vehicle identification number from a four-wheeler in an attempt to defraud a creditor. Jimmy D. More...

George Jones coming to region

Tickets are scheduled to go on sale later this week for a concert by country music legend George Jones, who will appear at the Eastern Kentucky Expo Center in Pikeville on Saturday night, June 21. Tickets, priced at $51.50, $41.50 and $31. More...

Opinions

Using our corn to feed our cars

Record oil prices. The cost of food spiraling across continents. Globalization roiling, in some cases almost destroying historic local agriculture. Hunger mounting, food riots erupting worldwide - in 34 nations at latest count. More...

Political Cartoon

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Who will play nice?

There's a lot of talk lately about how John McCain might just be the luckiest guy in America, what with the Democrats still fighting among each other, the Rev. More...

Sports

Sports in Kentucky

Tubby's leaving UK was best for all

Thought provoking, a headline in the Lexington Herald- Leader, Sunday May 4. UK doesn't deserve him, but Tubby is a class act. Orlando Smith was here Derby week to receive an honorary doctorate of humanities from University of Kentucky. More...

Diamond action

Above, Jenkins softball coach April Charles gave instructions to baserunner Hillary Brashear while Letcher Central third baseman Micca Boggs looked on. More...

Sports Quiz

1. When was the last time before 2006-07 (Oregon State and North Carolina) that the same teams met up two years in a row for the title at the College World Series? 2. More...

Families & Friends

Visitors to New Orleans hear jazz, eat beignets

Blackey

My sympathy to the family of Keith Caudill of Carcassonne. He died on May 7. He was the husband of Tina Jent Caudill and died of a staph infection at Hazard Appalachian Regional Hospital where he had been a patient for about two weeks. More...

TO BE WED

Debbie Sprague and Roger Thacker of Elkhorn City, announce the forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Amanda Jo Thacker, to Adam Christopher Hamilton, son of O'Neil and Carol Day of Whitesburg and Amos Hamilton of Teaberry. More...

Arts and crafts is more than a hobby

We tend to remember pleasant days and repress bad days. That's why my recent visit with Doreen and Wendell Calhoun of Letcher will be one of those indelible memories. More...

Obituaries

McCown rites held

Funeral services for Sarah Lindell Davis McCown, 95, were held May 10 at Carty Funeral Home in Jenkins. Burial was in Payne Gap Memorial Gardens. More...

Services are held for Oshie Boggs

Oshie Marie Boggs died May 3 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital. She was 84 years old. Born in Pound, Va., she was the daughter of the late Sherman and Belle Baker. She was married to the late David Carrol Boggs Sr. More...

Mable Jenkins, 83, succumbs

Mable Young Jenkins, 83, died May 11 at her home at Partridge after a long illness. Born in Harlan County, she was a daughter of the late Fred and Vestina Johnson Young. More...