July 9, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Charges leave Jenkins looking for new coach

School officials have nullified the contract of the recently-hired Jenkins High School head football coach who is now facing misdemeanor charges in Pike County. A search for a new coach is underway. More...

Features

Celebrating the Fourth

Eight Days A Week, a Beatles tribute band from Cincinnati, were among several musicians performing free to the public during the City of Whitesburg's Fourth of July celebration held in Parkway Plaza Shopping Center. More...

Catalytic converter thefts climbing across U.S.

CINCINNATI Marty Boyer's carefully maintained sport utility vehicle growled more like a dragster than a 2001 Honda Passport as he turned the key. He immediately figured out the problem. More...

Opinions

'Disrupting Class'

Exciting hope for our schools

Surprise No. 1: America's public schools are actually improving, average scores inching upward despite increased numbers of immigrant and often poorly prepared children. More...

Cartoon

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Kids in a bunk leave parents in a funk

The mom and dad were staggering up the street holding their daughter's camp gear between them - a duffel bag seemingly stuffed with Pavarotti. "This is the small bag," the mom said through a gritted smile. More...

Sports

Sports in Kentucky

UK, UofL getting summer notice

Buzz around UK football early last week had Michael Hartline moving ahead of Curtis Pulley at quarterback. Not so fast, offensive coordinator Joker Phillips said a day later. The starting quarterback job is still too close to call. More...

Poor economy hits NASCAR

CHARLOTTE, N.C. Chip Ganassi shocked the NASCAR industry when he shut down Dario Franchitti's unsponsored race team, putting last year's IndyCar Series champion and 71 other employees out of work. More...

Restructuring was a must for Petty

I write frequently about the high expenses and economic demands on today's professional race teams, and now point to Petty Enterprises as another prime example of how the face of motorsports is changing forever. More...

Families & Friends

Nina Scott Banks, family visit from Indiana

Eolia

Greetings from the hills and valleys of Eolia and Eolia Christian Community Outreach. Bless the Lord, O my soul….who crowneth thee with lovingkindness and tender mercies; Who satisfieth thy mouth with good things. More...

TO WED

Kasey Lynn Niece II and Stephanie Susan Campbell of Lexington, announce their forthcoming marriage. The bride-elect is the daughter of Steve and Tammy Campbell of Lexington. More...

NEW ARRIVAL

Max Carsten Kincaid was born June 1 to Steve and Christy Duke-Kincaid of Lexington. He has two older sisters, Hannah and Isabella, and an older brother, Samuel. More...

Obituaries

Services are held for Annetha Hurst

Funeral services for Annetha Ferl Hurst, 68, of Sergent, were held July 6 at Letcher Funeral Home. Burial was in the Hall Cemetery at Ermine. More...

Betty Powell Wright is buried in Florida

Funeral services for Betty Powell Wright, 73, of Palatka, Fla., were held July 2. Burial was in the Palatka Memorial Gardens. Born in Letcher County, she had been a resident of Palatka for 35 years. More...

Services are held for Jerry McFall

Funeral services for Jerry Lee McFall, 49, of Vance, Ala., were held July 4 at the Fleming Church of God. Burial was in the Haven of Rest Cemetery at Mayking. Born in Whitesburg, he was a former Neon resident. More...

GOING BACK TO WHERE IT ALL BEGAN (SORT OF)

Kentucky State Police Commissioner Rodney Brewer on Tuesday officially unveiled 17 limited-edition "retro-look" cruisers that will be used across the state during the next year. More...

Dawahare's closing all stores

Dawahare's, the family clothing chain which was formed in Letcher County 101 years ago, is closing its Whitesburg store and other 21 locations between Pikeville and Paducah. More...

News

Jenkins council is changing law against meter tampering

Water customers in the City of Jenkins who obstruct, tamper with, or damage city water meters will soon be subject to tougher penalties. More...

Grandmother also charged in baby's drowning

A McRoberts grandmother has been charged with a felony for allegedly violating a court order and permitting her son and his wife to have unsupervised visitation with her 17-month-old grandson who drowned in Jenkins earlier this year. More...

Hemphill Community Center is an institution

Many of us have fond memories of the once lively, densely populated and thriving mining camps. Even the smaller towns had stores, restaurants, theaters, soda fountains and the daily sounds of trains and coal gons rolling. More...

Columns

The way we were

Clips from Mountain Eagle front pages over the past 50 years

July 10, 1958 The Jenkins school system has adopted a budget for the next school year which is $14,130.30 less than last year's working budget. The new budget totals $277,155. More...

Horoscope

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Don't be Sheepish about asking questions and demanding answers. You not only gain needed information, but also respect for your steadfast search for the truth. More...

SPEAKING OF SOAPS

RECAPS - 7/7-11

ALL MY CHILDREN - Zach alerted Jesse that he found Richie dead on the side of the road, an apparent victim of hit and run. Jesse didn't believe that Richie's death was accidental and dragged Zach in for questioning. 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.com Under Chapter 92, Section 92. More...

Health

Watermelon yields Viagra-like effects

LUBBOCK, Texas A slice of cool, fresh watermelon is a juicy way to top off a summer cookout and one that researchers say has effects similar to Viagra - but don't necessarily expect it to last all night long. More...

Headlice destroy home tranquility

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: Will you please tell me about head lice? My granddaughter has them and passed them to her mother. They are devastated, since they bathe every day and shampoo, too. How do you get them? How do you get rid of them? - K.H. More...

Haywire chemical linked to SIDS

WASHINGTON Scientists have new evidence that the brain chemical best known for regulating mood also plays a role in the mystifying killer of seemingly healthy babies - sudden infant death syndrome. More...

Patchwork

Mike Havens and Blue Mountain Grass will headline bluegrass music festival

Just a few minutes into a performance by Mike Havens and Blue Mountain Grass the audiences know they are experiencing something special. More...

Kentucky Mountain Grass will perform at festival

The name Allen Amburgey has become synonymous with bluegrass music throughout the region. More...

The Connection to play July 12

The Connection will play at the Whitesburg American Legion on Saturday, July 12, and Saturday, July 19. The performances will begin at 9 p.m. More...