June 4, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Features

Girl, 13, is helping her dad fight cancer

When 13-year-old Staci Hicks wrote a feature article for a class assignment during this past school year, she never expected the impact it would have on her classmates and teachers. More...

Saving at a wicked clip

Tips on using coupons to help you manage rising grocery prices

Michelle Harrison recently paid 10 cents for $40 worth of groceries. "And it would've been more, but the store had a 20-coupon per transaction limit," Harrison says, laughing. More...

Quick Cuts: Fast facts on coupons

MAXIMIZE YOUR SAVINGS 1. Organize coupons in a binder or accordion file. Separate into categories according to item type and arrange by expiration date. 2. Go online. Manufacturer Web sites offer deals for $1 or more off. More...

Columns

Car Talk

Tom and Ray get 'Sirius' about radio problem

Dear Tom and Ray: I have a 1997 Ford Aspire, and I can't plug in my Sirius Satellite Radio adapter because my car lighter does not work. I changed all the fuses - and got some other stuff working, but not the cigarette lighter. What can I do? More...

The way we were

Clips from Mountain Eagle front pages over the past 50 years

June 5, 1958 The State Highway Department announced today that only $5 out of every $10,000 in the state's $750 million five-year road program will be spent in Letcher County. More...

Horoscope

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) An apparent act of injustice might turn out to be either an error in judgment or just plain stupidity. So calm down and cool off, and let the explanations roll out. 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. Our address is: mteagle@tgtel. More...

Health

Finding Alzheimer's early is key

WASHINGTON Don Hayen has a handy way of deflecting the instant pity that comes when he reveals his Alzheimer's disease: "But I haven't lost my keys all day," he quickly jokes. More...

A nation of sleep zombies?

Sleep deprivation takes toll

As a young mother in her twenties, Tracy Nasca, now 54, was a "total zombie." She lived in a twilight state of fatigue, exhausted and confused. She had no short term memory, forgetting everything from evening plans to entire phone conversations. More...

Fibromyalgia is difficult condition

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: My daughter was told she has fibromyalgia. She is 43. I've never heard of this. Exactly what is it and what is the treatment? - W.S. ANSWER: Fibromyalgia is difficult to have, difficult to treat and difficult to understand. More...

Patchwork

Ty Herndon will be in Whitesburg for August festival

Country singer Ty Herndon will headline this year's Riverside Days festival at Riverside Park in Whitesburg. The concert is scheduled for Saturday, August 16, at 9:30 p.m., the final performance of the three-day local and regional festival. More...

Tyme to perform

East KY Tyme will play at the Hemphill Community Center on Friday, June 6, from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. The group will also perform on Saturday, June 7, at the Buell Mountain Bluegrass Festival in Crum, W.Va. More...

Bluegrass Circle to perform at Norton

Bluegrass Circle will perform at 7:30 p.m., June 7, 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...

Jenkins council divided over size of rate increases

Citizens of Jenkins will see a raise in both water rates and sanitation fees in the coming fiscal year, but the increase in sanitation fees will only be half the initial raise proposed by the city's utilities commission. More...

Two held after rail steel found chained to truck

Two Letcher County men were arrested Sunday night after police found a stolen railroad steel chained to the bumper of a truck. More...

News

Library gets microfilm reader

Looking at old issues of magazines and newspapers on microfilm should be easier with a new microfilm machine the Harry M. Caudill Memorial Library recently purchased. More...

Gifted and talented students being shortchanged in Jenkins, elsewhere

Gifted and talented students will continue to be shortchanged in Jenkins and throughout the state in the coming school year, according to Jan Tackett, director of curriculum and instruction for Jenkins Independent Schools. More...

Letcher County one of six chosen for election audit

Letcher County has been randomly selected as one of six Kentucky counties chosen by Attorney General Jack Conway for a post-election audit. More...

Opinions

Media Beat Spin on warming ought to be easy

The controversy about whether global warming really exists has just about ended. More...

Political Cartoon

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Staunch Republican priest punished for Obama praise

WASHINGTON Word spread like wildfire in Catholic circles: Douglas Kmiec, a staunch Republican, firm foe of abortion and veteran of the Reagan Justice Department, had been denied communion. His sin? More...

Sports

Lady Cavs fall in title game

Following a dominating win over Leslie County in the first round of the 14th Region Tournament and last at-bat heroics by Whitney Gibson in the second round, the Jenkins Lady Cavaliers looked poised to give defending champion Estill County a run fo More...

Sports in Kentucky

QB coach's staying is great news for Wildcats

According to an Associated Press report, the SEC raked in a record $127 million, five million more than a year before. At the top, Kentucky basketball fans made UK first in attendance nationally. More...

Gabby's Fishing Fever

Small waters can yield very big fish

There are many small ponds and creeks and rivers that have the ability to produce some of the best fishing in an area. Some of these small bodies of waters are very easy to get to. And some of them can be very hard to get into. More...

Families & Friends

Isons visit Dollywood

Kingscreek

Kingscreek Community Church is having Vacation Bible School this week. I would have put it in the paper last week but since I didn't go to church there last week I didn't know the exact date. But they are having a real good time. More...

TO BE WED

Carol and Herman McIntyre of Ulvah, announce the forthcoming marriage of her daughter, Nancy Campbell, to William Edward Walters, son of Virgie Martin of Blackey. The bride-elect is the daughter of the late Clifford Campbell of Ulvah. More...

FIVE GENERATIONS

Pictured are (left to right) Viola Mathews holding great-great-granddaughter Mia Jade Creech, daughter Gwen Conners, granddaughter Kimberly Creech, and great-granddaughter Amanda Creech. More...

Obituaries

John M. Stallard dies in Louisville, was 107

Former Letcher County resident John M. Stallard died May 29 at the Franciscan Health Care Center in Louisville. He was 107 years old. More...

Service held for Clarence Fleming

Clarence Cecil Fleming, 83, of Leitchfield, died at the home of his daughter in Lexington. Born in Pike County, he was a son of the late George Harrison Fleming and Myrtle Mae Stewart Fleming. More...

Services are set for William H. Blair

William H. "Bill" Blair, 93, of Wilmore, died June 1 at Thomson Hood Veterans Center. Born at Colson, he was graduated from Whitesburg High School in 1934. More...