July 23, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Features

Youth want say on recreation center

Several young people are volunteering to help the Letcher Fiscal Court make a proposed new recreation center attractive to their peers. More...

Rockers play Pikeville

Glam metal band Poison visited eastern Kentucky earlier this week as part of its "Live Raw and Uncut" tour. Above, lead guitarist C.C. More...

Millstone bridge will carry name of fallen Korean War soldier

A re-dedication ceremony and ribbon-cutting for the Private- First-Class Billie McFall Bridge on KY 113 at Millstone has been set for Friday, August 1, at 11 a.m. at the site of the new bridge. More...

Opinions

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What to say

When my father died, so many years ago, my heart was broken. And then it got broken again. In the hours and days after his death, I was comforted by family and friends. More...

Obama's goal is to look safe, sound, competent

WASHINGTON To win the presidency, Barack Obama needs only to battle John McCain to a tie on foreign policy and national security. That means Obama has no need for a great triumph during his trip this week to the Middle East and Europe. 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 MountainEagle accepts comments to Speak Your Piece by electronic mail. More...

Health

Low-carb diet is best, study says

ATLANTA The Atkins diet may have proved itself after all: A low-carb diet and a Mediterranean-style regimen helped people lose more weight than a traditional low-fat diet in one of the longest and largest studies to compare the dueling weight-los More...

Asthma can strike victims at any age

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: Isn't it odd to come down with asthma at age 66? They tell me I have it. I had a cough that started this past winter, and it wouldn't go away. It comes in spurts and is always worse at night. More...

The age of sluggishness

CHICAGO One of the largest studies of its kind shows just how sluggish American children become once they hit the teen years: While 90 percent of 9-year-olds get a couple of hours of exercise most days, fewer than 3 percent of 15- year-olds do. More...

Patchwork

Outdoor drama offers musical entertainment

"The Trail of the Lonesome Pine," the 45th annual adaptation of the John Fox Jr. novel, can be seen at the June Tolliver Playhouse in Big Stone Gap, Va., on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings. 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...

It's back to the '60s for 'Mad Men'

NEW YORK Let's twist again like we did last summer! "Mad Men" fans remember how things were really hummin' last summer, the first for that glorious drama series set in the Manhattan advertising world of 1960. More...

Gas production heading toward best year in Ky.

Fueled by high demand and concerns about supply worldwide, Kentucky is on track to have its first $1 billion year in oil and natural gas production. William G. Barr III, vice president of NGAS Resources Inc. More...

Indictments name 8 here

Eight persons, including a Neon man charged with threatening to kill two city police chiefs and the county sheriff, are named in 12 indictments returned last week by the Letcher County Grand Jury. More...

Construction begins

County workers began clearing out brush this week to make way for the Pioneer Horse Trail on Pine Mountain, two years after the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet spent more than $1 million paving Little Shepherd Trail. More...

News

Fiscal court votes to have two buildings appraised

The Letcher Fiscal Court voted this week to hire a stateapproved appraiser to determine the value of the old Whitesburg Post Office building and the old Jenkins High School building. More...

Police are investigating death of 18-year-old man at Cowan

Kentucky State Police are investigating the death of an 18- year-old Nicholasville man who died in Letcher County almost two weeks ago. Letcher County Deputy Coroner Wallace Bolling Jr. More...

'Granny Morphine' gets release

Shock probation has been granted to an elderly woman who was sentenced to 20 years in prison in March 2006 for dealing in narcotics. More...

Columns

Whatever your shipping needs, the Postal Service delivers!

Need to send a package? Don't worry. Your post office has a service to meet most any shipping need. Here's some information to help you pick the right mailing service. Express Mail, 1-to-2 days - Express Mail service is the top of the line. More...

Visit to cabin ends in trip to hospital

Did you ever sit around and get to day dreaming about taking a nice vacation to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life? More...

The way we were

Clips from Mountain Eagle front pages over the past 50 years

July 24, 1958 The Letcher County government had its water cut off - literally - this week. More...

Sports

Driver movement should heat up

CHARLOTTE, N.C. The biggest domino in NASCAR's free agency season fell when Tony Stewart decided to bolt from Joe Gibbs Racing at the end of the year. It opened up a seat in the coveted No. More...

Billy Packer gave his best

Kentucky basketball coach Billy Clyde Gillispie has worked without a signed contract since he was hired. More...

Gabby's Fishing Fever

Crappie fishing on Carr Fork

Carr Creek Lake has long been known as a good crappie lake. Over the years I have been lucky enough to catch a lot of nice-size crappie there. More...

Families & Friends

Colson center getting new swings for playground

Colson

Congratulations and best wishes to Raymond Pettibone and his bride Shanna Clouse of Lexington. Raymond and Shanna were married Juy 12 in Lexington. The reception was held at the American Legion Post 8. More...

Have you ever seen a goat with a mohawk?

Whitesburg

Hello everyone, hope you are all doing well and enjoying your summer. The first thing I want to do is apologize to Gertrude Tyree for not mentioning her name in the picture I put in last week of her grandson Jonathon Adams. More...

Clothing giveaway

A clothing giveaway will take place from 10 a.m. to noon., August 6, at the Veterans of Foreign Wars building in Whitesburg. Everyone is welcome. It is sponsored by the Letcher County Family Resource Centers, LKLP, and Migrant Education. More...

Obituaries

Services are held for Vera Mitchell

Funeral services for Vera Boggs Mitchell, 91, were held July 14 at Letcher Funeral Home. Burial was in the Hogg Cemetery at Kingscreek. A daughter of the late Jonah and Pearlie Hampton Boggs, she was the widow of Isaac Mitchell. More...

Services held for David Shepherd

Funeral services for David Darwin Shepherd, 56, of Blackey, were held July 18 at the Defeated Creek Old Regular Baptist Church. Burial was in the Bert Ison Cemetery at Linefork. More...

Prina Biggerstaff, 89, services held

Prina Howell Biggerstaff, 89, of Whitesburg, died July 17 at her residence. She was reared by her grandparents, the late Spencer and Rachel Adams, after her parents died. Mrs. Biggerstaff was a member of the First Baptist Church in Whitesburg. More...