June 11, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Clinic offers to settle old medical bills at half-price

Whitesburg-based Mountain Comprehensive Health Corporation is allowing patients to clear old debts by paying only half of what they owe. More...

Features

Kids' Day in Jenkins

Sweltering heat and humidity couldn't stop scores of children from attending Saturday's Kids' Day event Jenkins City Park. In the photo above, young and old alike watched as a team of professional wrestlers entertained the crowd. More...

Opinions

Greening world not someone else's job

Is the time ripe for a new worldwide coalition to "green" our imperiled globe? Can we do it by restraining capitalism's exploitive sides, championing human rights, merging civic, scientific, environmental, religious and rising youth constituencies? More...

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Obama should strongly consider Biden for VP

WASHINGTON The scene has stayed with me for six years: Democrat Jill Long Thompson, in the midst of a fiercely competitive race in Indiana's 2nd Congressional District, was being pressed by supporters to criticize what they saw as President Bush' More...

Sports

Now is time to think about fising at night

At this time of year the heat is almost unbearable during the daytime. You can try to fish during the heat of the day, but most of the time the heat will get the best of most fisherman. But there is another option. It is called night fishing. 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

Hughes graduates

Whitesburg native Jolene Hughes was graduated from Bellarmine University with a bachelor of science degree in clinical lab science. A 2001 graduate of Whitesburg High School, she is the daughter of Barbara Hughes and Hank Craft. More...

Square dance set

The Carcassonne square dance will be held Saturday, June 14 from 8 to 10 p.m. Charlie Whitaker will call, and Lee Sexton, Shawn Stamper, and Beverly May will play music. For more information, call 633-2092 or 633-0851. More...

GRADUATE

Amanda Wright Brown was graduated from the nursing program and Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College. She is working at Holston Valley Hospital while continuing her education. More...

Patchwork

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...

'Army Wives' now on second tour

LOS ANGELES It's been called "Desperate Housewives" on an Army base. Lifetime just calls it the network's signature hit. As the highest-rated series in the channel's 24-year history, "Army Wives" premiered strong last summer with 3. More...

Bust should slow OxyContin flow

Detroit-to-Letcher connection brought 1000 pills every week

Search warrants were executed at two homes in Letcher County and a motel in Knott County after a man arrested in Michigan admitted to authorities that he had been supplying local drug dealers with at least 1,000 80-milligram tablets of OxyContin ea More...

Payne Gap, Kona may not hook into Neon sewer line

Plans to hook residents of Payne Gap and Kona into the Fleming- Neon sewer system, which have long been seen as a viable option by county officials, may not be acceptable to the Fleming-Neon Water and Sewer Department, More...

News

Education, career workshops set

Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College will present several workshops this month to inform the public about programs offered by the college and career opportunities. More...

Jenkins to host movie in park

The Jenkins City Planning Committee, in cooperation with the Letcher County Department of Parks and Recreation, will be hosting Movie Night In The Park on Friday, June 20, at the Jenkins City Park. More...

Tomatoes disappear from Letcher restaurants, groceries after scare

Restaurants and grocery stores in Letcher County have pulled tomatoes as a precaution since some tomatoes are thought be linked to a recent salmonella outbreak. More...

Columns

Car Talk

What a way to charge a cell phone

Dear Tom and Ray: While on my evening walk, I went past a small SUV with the engine running. On the return leg of my walk, the engine was still running. At the completion of my walk, I went back to check the vehicle. More...

The way we were

Clips from Mountain Eagle front pages over the past 50 years

June 12, 1958 The Mountain Eagle is one of the best weekly newspapers in Kentucky, according to results of a statewide contest announced last weekend. More...

Horoscope

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Cheer up, Lamb. Your emotional impasse will lift once you allow your highly tuned sense of justice to guide you on what to do about an associate's questionable behavior. More...

Health

Many teens are abusing energy drinks

NEW YORK Between homework, cheerleading and working at Wendy's, Megan Ward was tired from being always on the go. More...

Colon polyps reveal your risk of cancer

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: At my urging because of a strong family history of colon cancer, my 30-year-old son had a colonoscopy. He had four tubular adenomas - a surprise to us and the doctor. The doctor suggests a repeat colonoscopy. More...

All schools need same rules for food allergies, group says

CHARLESTON, W.Va. When Danielle Davis attended school in Rapid City, SD, her mother didn't worry much about her being exposed to peanuts, a food that could kill the severely allergic teenager. More...

Obituaries

Services held for J.T. Ward

Funeral services for J.T. Ward, 81, of Whitesburg, were held June 9 at First Baptist Church in Whitesburg. Burial was in Resthaven Cemetery at Harlan. A son of the late Charles and Amanda Partin Ward, he was born in Evarts. More...

John Welch Fields, 75, dies in Casey County

John Welch Fields, 75, died June 6 at his home in Casey County. Born in Letcher County, he was a son of the late Corbin and Dollie Day Fields and was also preceded in death by a brother, Harry, and sister, Loraine. More...

Betty Sue Rose, 62, buried at Millstone

Betty Sue Rose, 62, of Payne Gap, died June 5 at Central Baptist Hospital in Lexington. A daughter of the late Linkous and Rhoda Griffith Vance, she was a sister of the late Mary Knowles and Robert Vance. More...