June 18, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Grand jury indicts 3

Three men, including one charged with stealing part of a bulldozer to sell for scrap metal, are named in felony indictments returned last week by the Letcher County Grand Jury. Christopher R. More...

News

Jenkins system has bright future, Shook says

The state of Jenkins Independent Schools is sound and there is no reason to believe that Jenkins Schools will be absorbed into Letcher County Schools anytime in the foreseeable future, according to outgoing Jenkins Independent Schools Superintenden More...

New TV is stolen from Boone Fork seniors center

Police are asking for information about the theft of a flatscreen television that was stolen recently from the Boone Fork Senior Citizens Center. More...

Sheriff charges two juveniles in theft of cigarettes at deli

Letcher County Sheriff Danny Webb recently arrested two juveniles who allegedly stole $1,000 worth of cigarettes from a Mayking store. More...

Sports

Ex-UK guard picks UNLV

LEXINGTON Former Kentucky guard Derrick Jasper is heading to UNLV. More...

Official: No Cup race in Kentucky in '09

SPARTA, Ky. Despite the pleas of Kentucky Speedway's prospective new owner, a NASCAR official says there will be no Sprint Cup race at the track next year. More...

Loss of friend leaves writer feeling very blue

It's been about eight weeks since we lost the true "lead Cat", the point guard for Big Blue Nation. It's also time I share some of the experiences I had with Mr. 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

Everything needed could be found at Roxana

Southern Ohio

Howdy, folks! I really don't know where to start my column this week as I have so much I want to write about! Well I did it. More...

ANNIVERSARY

Bernice and Betty Maggard of Eolia, celebrated their 35th wedding anniversary on June 7. The couple have five children and nine grandchildren. More...

HCTC to hold registration

Hazard Community and Technical College will hold registration for its second summer school session on Tuesday, July 1. Classes will be held at the Hazard Campus, Technical Campus and Jackson Campus. More...

Patchwork

Music at The Cabin

Appalachian Strings will perform at 7:30 p.m., June 21, 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...

Connection to play

The Connection will play at the Whitesburg American Legion on Saturday, June 21. The performance will take place from 9 p.m. to 1 a.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...

Knott woman is chosen to head Jenkins schools

A Knott County woman has been named to replace John Shook as superintendent of the Jenkins Independent School System. Deborah Watts, 55, of Mallie, will begin her four-year contract July 1. More...

Fiscal court approves pact

The Letcher Fiscal Court voted this week to enter into an agreement with the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife which will allow the county to move forward with the Pioneer Horse Trail project on Pine Mountain. More...

Opinions

Why the secrecy?

Public should have been told about Jenkins school meetings

This seems to be one of those times when a vital public agency appears to have forgotten just who it is and what it is supposed to do. We speak of the Jenkins Independent Board of Education. More...

Draud, board are failing

In his six months as commissioner of education, Kentuckians have learned more than they ever wanted to know about Jon Draud's automotive needs. We don't begrudge Draud his 300C Hemi, global positioning system or hands-free phone. More...

Good news and bad

Here's a frightening thought. The Kentucky Long-Term Policy Research Center says rising demand for coal may create more coalfield jobs, giving rural economies a much-needed boost. More...

Columns

The way we were

Clips from Mountain Eagle front pages over the past 50 years

June 19, 1958 It will cost you more to get married from now on. Effective today, marriage licenses cost $6.50 instead of the former $6 price. More...

Car Talk

If ESC is so great, why is there an off switch?

Dear Tom and Ray: I just purchased a car with ESC, and have read how it is a feature that should be standard on all vehicles - it could reduce the number of accidents and save more than 10,000 lives a year. More...

Strange But True

• Do you suffer from pogonophobia? If so, you don't have much to worry about in this largely clean-shaven day and age. Pogonophobia is simply a fear of beards. More...

Health

Tracing bad tomatoes takes time

WASHINGTON Food and Drug Administration detectives had a hot lead, narrowing down on a grower who just might have supplied salmonella-tainted tomatoes. Then the patient changed her story: She'd eaten a round tomato, not a Roma one after all. More...

Clot in leg vein can be deadly

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: Nine months ago, our son, 42, had a deep-vein thrombosis. The clot was in the calf and thigh vein. He was given an anticoagulant and the clot was surgically removed, but surgery was only partly successful. More...

Are silver fillings OK for you?

WASHINGTON Silver dental fillings contain mercury, and the government for the first time is warning that they may pose a safety concern for pregnant women and young children. More...

Obituaries

Services are held for Joyce Reeves

Funeral services for Joyce Christine Reeves, 43, were held June 15 at the Pentecostal Holiness Church at Lowgap. Burial was in the Sexton family cemetery at Lowgap. More...

Kathie Murrell dies in Indiana

Kathie Laura Riley Murrell died June 16 at her home in North Vernon, Ind. She was 52 years old. Born at Craft's Colly, she was a daughter of Lester and Jackie Stallard Riley of North Vernon, Ind. More...

Services held for Billie Jo Bentley

Billie Jo Bentley, 75, of Jackhorn, died June 12 at Central Baptist Hospital in Lexington. She was a daughter of the late Richard Brose and Stella Yonts Bentley, and the widow of Willie Bentley. She was a sister of the late Wanda Lee Bentley. More...