July 2, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Man in critical condition after assault by vehicle

A Little Colley man remained hospitalized in critical condition Tuesday, nearly a week after he was assaulted with a vehicle near Blackey. More...

Features

Whitaker has been working with public for 50 years

Larry Whitaker helped stock the shelves of Food World in Whitesburg for the first time in the winter of 1984, just before its grand opening. On Sunday, he took inventory for the final time as the store's manager. More...

Food ministry helps families save money on grocery bills

With gas prices on the rise, people are looking for ways to cut back on expenses. Joann Baker of Whitesburg has found the Angel Food Ministry to be one way she can save money. More...

Columns

Now here's a tip

• "Summertime can be hard on dogs, especially here in the South. To give our dogs a cool treat, we make ice toys. Fill a small bucket with a little water, let it freeze, and then add a few dog treats. More...

The way we were

Clips from Mountain Eagle front pages over the past 50 years

July 3, 1958 A new annexation ordinance is expected to be ready for action by the Whitesburg City Council at its meeting next month, according to Whitesburg Mayor Arthur Banks. More...

Horoscope

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Before you adventurous Arians charge right into those new projects, take a little time to learn where you'll be going so you can avoid getting lost before you get there. More...

Sports

CHAMPIONS

The Mustangs are the winners of the Letcher Little League Tournament. The team finished its season with a 15-3 record. More...

Cougar football camp scheduled

The third annual Letcher County Central High School Cougar football camp for students who will be in grades three to eight in the fall will be held July 14-17. The camp will take place at the high school football field from 9 a.m. More...

Sports in Kentucky

The debate over halls of fame

Wish I had $1 for every time the question has come: "Why isn't (fill in blank) in the Hall of Fame?" Kentucky has two statewide halls and several regional and community ones. The KHSAA Hall is in Lexington. More...

Families & Friends

Rodney Sturgill recovering from heart surgery

Eolia

Greetings from the hills and valleys of Eolia and Eolia Christian Community Outreach. To be the greatest, be a servant. Matthew 23:11 TLB I enjoyed a long phone conversation with my niece, Karen Sees, who lives in Warren Robins, Ga. More...

SKCTC awards diplomas

Degrees and diplomas were awarded to more than 400 students at Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College this spring. More...

Reunions • 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. More...

Obituaries

Services are set for Hattie Tackett

Funeral services for Hattie Tackett, 75, of Bean Station, Tenn., will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at Everidge Funeral Home. Burial will be in Green Acres Cemetery at Ermine. More...

Services are held for Doshia Lewis

Funeral services for Doshia Cornett Lewis, of Sterling Heights, Mich., were held June 28 at Coyles Branch Primitive Baptist Church at Gilley. Burial was in the Lewis family cemetery at Gilley. More...

Services are held for Henry 'Bud' Tolliver

Henry "Bud" Tolliver, 97, died June 24 at his home at Colson. He was a son of the late Elizabeth Everidge Pigman and Henry Tolliver. More...

Court may spend $6 million on new recreation center

The Letcher Fiscal Court voted last week to spend up to $6 million to turn the old A&P grocery building in Whitesburg into a new recreation center that will be operated by the county government. More...

Couple indicted in son's death

McRoberts man and woman among 13 indicted by grand jury

A McRoberts couple have been indicted on charges of second-degree manslaughter in connection with the April drowning death of their 17-month-old son. More...

July 4 events include free concert by Gene Watson

Independence Day fireworks celebrations will take place in several locations in Letcher County, one of which will include a free concert by country music star Gene Watson. More...

News

Woman pleads guilty in landlord's murder

Formal sentencing is set for August 18 for a 34-year-old Letcher County woman who pleaded guilty last week to helping murder her landlord in August 2006. More...

Pickup day is changed

The Letcher County Department of Sanitation will be closed Friday, July 4, in observance of Independence Day. Customers with regular garbage pickup on Friday should put out their garbage by 7 a.m. on Thursday, July 3. More...

Private loans bridge gap between college costs, student aid

Many sources of financial aid are available to help collegebound students pay higher education expenses, including federal and state grants, scholarships and Federal Stafford and PLUS Loans. More...

Opinions

Media Beat

All wasn't well back in 1776

Patriotic holidays come and go, but one theme is fairly constant in our country's mass media: The founding fathers were a sterling bunch of guys. More...

Cartoon

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Conservative judges will keep movement alive

WASHINGTON If the long conservative era that began with Ronald Reagan's election is over, will the judges appointed during the right's ascendancy be able to block, frustrate and undermine the efforts of a new progressive majority? 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

Low vitamin D linked with deaths

CHICAGO New research linking low vitamin D levels with deaths from heart disease and other causes bolsters mounting evidence about the "sunshine" vitamin's role in good health. More...

New vaccines should reduce shots for kids

ATLANTA A federal advisory panel has endorsed two new combination vaccines designed to reduce the number of needle sticks that young children must endure to get the recommended immunizations. More...

Did tomatoes really spread salmonella?

WASHINGTON As salmonella cases continue to climb, the government is checking if tainted tomatoes really are to blame for the record outbreak - or if the problem is with another ingredient, or a warehouse that is contaminating newly harvested tom More...

Patchwork

East KY Tyme to perform at bluegrass music festival

When Astor Taylor and his bluegrass band, East KY Tyme, take the stage you can't help but feel that something special is about to happen. More...

Bands to play

Four bands will play at the walking track at Riverside Park in Whitesburg on July 5. Connection will perform from noon to 3 p.m., Third Shift from 3 to 4 p.m. More...

Tyme to perform

East KY Tyme will play at Lebanon Days in Lebanon, Va., at 2 p.m., July 4. The group will also perform at the Hemphill Community Center from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. on July 4. For more information, call Astor Taylor at 633-2708. More...