June 25, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Whitesburg is planning Fourth of July celebration

A fireworks show and performances by a Beatles tribute band and other musical acts will be among the highlights next week when the City of Whitesburg kicks off its annual Fourth of July celebration. More...

News

Letcher board wants to keep drafting, diesel classes

The Letcher County Board of Education approved sending a letter to Gov. More...

ROAD BLOCK

This large tractor-trailer rig blocked U.S. 23 near the Dunham section of Jenkins for more than two hours last Thursday (June 19) after becoming stuck when its "fifth wheel" bottomed out while the driver was trying to make a U-turn. More...

Mississippi paper is winner of Tom and Pat Gish Award

For its 40 years of community leadership, especially on civil rights and reconciliation, The Neshoba Democrat, a weekly newspaper in Philadelphia, Miss., is this year's winner of the Tom and Pat Gish Award for courage, integrity and tenacity More...

Columns

The way we were

Clips from Mountain Eagle front pages over the past 50 years

June 26, 1958 Fiscal court voted this week to build a county road on Webb's Branch from Dock Franklin's store at Sergent to the first house above Delmer Webb. More...

SPEAKING OF SOAPS

RECAPS - 6/23-27

ALL MY CHILDREN - To prove that she could be friends with a man, Greenlee suggested Jake move in with her. Erica blackmails Adam into giving Carmen a job at the mansion and allowing her to live there. More...

Horoscope

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Count to 10 if you must, but don't lose your temper, despite that person's (you know who!) efforts to goad you into reacting. Your restraint will pay off in a big way. 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

Treatment fights deadly skin cancer

ATLANTA An Oregon man, given less than a year to live, had a complete remission of advanced deadly skin cancer after an experimental treatment that revved up his immune system to fight the tumors. More...

Stroke is among top causes of U.S. deaths

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: I have read about heart problems in your column many times. You seem to avoid any commentary pertaining to strokes. Why ignore this medical issue? I am particularly interested in brainstem strokes. More...

'Big twins' tip scales

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. More...

Obituaries

Services are held for Lenora Dixon

Funeral services for Lenora Marie Dixon, 51, of Blackey, were held June 23 at the Mt. Olivet Old Regular Baptist Church. Burial was in the Caudill family cemetery at Blackey. More...

Services held for Berl 'Pap' Madden

Funeral services for Berl "Pap" Madden, 74, of Isom, were held June 24 at the Millstone Missionary Baptist Church. Burial was in the Madden and Johnson family cemetery at Isom. More...

Wilda Jean Caudill dies in Tennessee

Wilda Jean Caudill of Blackey, died June 20 at the Tri State Health and Rehab Center in Harrogate, Tenn. She was 68 years old. She was a sister of the late Paul Hatton, Lee Hatton, and Larry Hatton. More...

Firm will study possible sites for prison here

Community volunteers who have been working for more than two years to get a federal prison built in Letcher County came another step to reaching their goal last week when U.S. Rep. More...

Bear hunting is expected to be legal here in '09

Black bear hunting is expected to become a legal sport in much of Letcher County. More...

Opinions

The swiftly tilting planet

WASHINGTON Is everything spinning out of control? Midwestern levees are bursting. Polar bears are adrift. Gas prices are skyrocketing. Home values are abysmal. Air fares, college tuition and health care border on unaffordable. More...

Political Cartoon

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Obama heeds lessons from earlier campaigns

WASHINGTON Barack Obama's decision to forgo public funds will bring joy to opponents of campaign finance reform. But to say that Obama has killed public financing is to miss the point. The current system began to unravel eight years ago. More...

Sports

Lady Cougars win JV tourney

The Letcher County Central High School girls' junior varsity basketball team won the Kentucky State AAU-JV Tournament held June 13 through June 15 at the Kentucky Basketball Academy in Lexington. More...

Sports in Kentucky

Common sense takes a back seat

The rise to power and influence has its price. On occasion, that price is the loss of the vital brain function common sense. More...

Gilliland pumps life into team

SONOMA, Calif. Driving for an underfunded race team mired in the slow rebuilding process, David Gilliland has found that strong runs are hard to come by. More...

Families & Friends

Old friends enjoy trip to flea market

Southern Ohio

Hello again, everyone! As usual time is really flying fast for me! It seems I just sent a column in and here it is time for me to gather my thoughts. We are having the most beautiful weather at the present time in the Harrison, Ohio area. More...

ENGAGED

Mr. and Mrs. Merle Caudill of Blackey, and Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Wingate of Lexington, announce the engagement of their children, Katherine Riley Caudill and Matthew Jason Wingate. More...

Registration set for HCTC summer session

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

Kentucky Red Band will perform in Jenkins

You don't have to listen to 'Red' Roberts very long to surmise that he is a 'ferriner'. Even a casual observer will know right away that he talks 'proper', as we mountain folks call his accent. More...

Tyme to perform

East KY Tyme will play at the Gordon Fire Department at 7 p.m., June 28. For more information, call Astor Taylor at (606) 633-2708. More...

Rock acts will visit Whitesburg for Friday, Saturday concerts

Whitesburg is the place to be this weekend for fans of rock music who want to see top-quality national acts performing live at bargain prices. The action is scheduled to get underway around 9 p.m. More...