May 28, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

ARH directors OK renovations here

Appalachian Regional Healthcare has approved funds to begin architectural design plans for a renovation and expansion at Whitesburg ARH Hospital that calls for more private patient rooms, a renovated intensive care unit and new obstetrical and nurs More...

Features

Girl's dream becomes a neighborhood library

I'm reminded of the old saying, "Be careful what you wish for; you just might get it". Grayson Shamarra Holbrook of Deane is a shy 13-year-old eighth grader who attends West Whitesburg Elementary School. More...

Opinions

National media should lay off of Appalachia

When I saw the clip of the Daily Show's Jon Stewart apeing a misinformed West Virginia voter, I had a flashback to a Saturday Night Live "Appalachian ER" skit, which featured rocker Neil Young embroiled in a mess of incest and depravity. More...

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Debate over 'patriotism' should be welcomed now

WASHINGTON If the 2008 election is to be a debate about the true meaning of patriotism, then bring it on. More...

Sports

Lady Cavs advance; LCC out

Helped by a perfect game by pitcher Rachel Thacker, 53rd District champion Jenkins advanced to the second round of the 14th Region fast-pitch softball tournament on Monday by crushing Leslie County 19-0 in just three innings. More...

Sports in Kentucky

UK is still tops in attendance

University of Kentucky basketball has slipped a notch nationally, but fans made UK number one in attendance again last season. Counting three exhibitions to start, UK attracted an average 22,554 for 20 home dates. Ranked No. More...

Gabby's Fishing Fever

Fishing for bass close to the shore

At this time of year bass are in a pre-spawn or a spawning period. What this means for the bass is that they are either moving up to spawn or they are spawning already. More...

Families & Friends

Colliers celebrate anniversary

Kingscreek

Traffic for a holiday was not as it used to be. I don't know how people are supposed to make it. I'm not saying I'm old, because I'm not. I remember when my parents bought gas and it was 50 cents a gallon. They complained back then. More...

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. Information must be received by Friday to be included in the following week's issue. More...

Oma Hatton welcomes Memorial Day visitors

Whitesburg

Hello, everyone, hope you are all doing well. I'm enjoying this nice weather and it was good hearing the hard rain on Friday night. I like it when it rains at night and the sun shines the next day. More...

Obituaries

Services held for Glenda S. Collins

Glenda S. Collins, 58, of Fostoria, Ohio, died May 17 in Tiffin, Ohio. Born at Shelby Gap, she was a daughter of the late Rueben and Parlee Oaks Anderson. More...

Services are held for Ella Kaye Collins

Ella Kaye Hammock Collins, 60, of Barbourville, died May 18. Born at Jenkins, she was a daughter of the late Effie Morgan and Lester Hammock, a sister of the late Tommy Hammock, an aunt of the late Sarah Lisa Hammock and J. More...

Lucy Potter buried Potter Cemetery

Funeral services for Lucy Potter, 86, were held May 27 at the Seco Freewill Baptist Church. Burial was in the Potter Cemetery at Fleming. More...

Jury indicts six, accuses woman of taking $49,084

A West Virginia woman has been charged with stealing nearly $50,000 from a Letcher County coal company for which she worked. According to an indictment returned last week by the Letcher County Grand Jury, Debra L. White, of Chattaroy, W.Va. More...

Court wants old food store

The Letcher Fiscal Court would like to turn an old grocery store building into a recreation center. More...

News

ICG acquires operations

SCOTT DEPOT, W.Va. Mine operator International Coal Group, which has operations in Letcher County, says it is buying an idled mine and other assets in Kentucky and Virginia. More...

TESTING THE WATERS

Donna Baker McClure (left), field representative for Senator Mitch McConnell, and Regina Crawford, field representative for Senator Jim Bunning, watch while Sam Adams of The Head of Three Rivers Project explains a test strip taken at an acid mine More...

Three Letcher inmates released from prison

Three inmates from Letcher County have been released from the custody of the Kentucky Department of Corrections by the parole board. More...

Columns

The way we were

Clips from Mountain Eagle front pages over the past 50 years

May 29, 1958 The Whitesburg Municipal Swimming Pool will open Friday. The pool will be open from 1 to 7 p.m. daily this summer. Efforts are underway in Whitesburg to organize a Chamber of Commerce to promote business activity in the city. More...

Car Talk

Easter egg surprise in the tailpipe won't damage car

Dear Tom and Ray: During our Easter egg hunt this year, I tried hiding an egg in the tailpipe of my dad's car. We are not sure if it is blocking the pipe or if it went all the way in. We can't see it anymore. More...

Now here's a tip

• "I have a 42-inch plasma television with only one wall I can display it on. This wall receives two hours of direct sunlight each morning, and it shines directly onto the screen. 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

Home monitors being urged for those with high blood pressure

Everyone with high blood pressure - some 72 million Americans - should own a home monitor and do regular pressure checks, the American Heart Association and other groups are now urging in an unprecedented endorsement of a medical device for consu More...

Angina is a sign of broken heart

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: Please explain angina. I have it. I am under the impression that it is one step before a heart attack. Am I right? My father had angina and lived only three months after he was told what he had. He had a massive heart attack. More...

EXERCISING: FIRST FOR HEALTH, THEN FOR FUN

For Karl Amber, now 37, the hardest part of learning at age 12 that he had diabetes was the inability to "comprehend the long-term effects of my decisions and what I had to do in the short term to make the right choices...particularly about what I More...

Patchwork

To perform June 7

The Connection will play at the Starlite Cafe. The performance will take place June 7. More...

Local festival preparing for Kathy Mattea, other guests

Kathy Mattea, Darrell and Wayne Scott, Lee Sexton, and Jesse McReynolds and the Virginia Boys are among the top musical acts scheduled to perform in Whitesburg June 10 through June 14 at Seedtime on the Cumberland 2008. More...

Louisville to host premiere of 'Kentucky Show!'

The Associated Press LOUISVILLE A 30-minute multi-screen production about Kentucky's history and culture will premiere in a new theater at the Kentucky Center on Sept. 12. More...