July 30, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Spay and neuter clinic

A free spay and neuter clinic will be held August 3 through August 8 at the old Whitesburg High School gymnasium. Services, which will be by appointment only, will be provided by Rural Area Veterinary Services. More...

Features

Coal buyout fever is officially on

CHARLESTON, W.Va. A global consolidation of the coal industry is shifting into overdrive. Mining giant Teck Cominco said Tuesday it will buy up all of the Fording Canadian Coal Trust for close to $14 billion in cash and stock. More...

Signs touting GED program borrow from Burma-Shave

On a highway ad, he spied it. Got his GED. Glad he tried it. More...

Genealogy research helps unravel mountain mystery

CHARLESTON, W.Va. Growing up in Charleston, Nancy Sparks Morrison always loved hearing family stories. While the other children played outside, she preferred staying in, listening to relatives tell tales. More...

Columns

The way we were

Clips from Mountain Eagle front pages over the past 50 years

July 31, 1958 Whitesburg has had 10.4 inches of rainfall so far this month. Mrs. Remious Day, who keeps weather statistics here for the U.S. Weather Bureau at Cincinnati, said an inch or more of rain fell on three days during the month. More...

Horoscope

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) With new facts to work with, you should feel more confident in moving ahead. But continue to do so at an unhurried pace so you can spot details you might otherwise miss. More...

SPEAKING OF SOAPS

RECAPS - 7/28-8/1

ALL MY CHILDREN — Adam plotted against JR. Ryan tried, but he couldn't stop thinking about the woman he loves, Greenlee. Krystal comforted Colby and urged her to go to Jesse with the truth about Richie's death, but she refused. 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

Alzheimer's drug gives hope

CHICAGO For the first time, an experimental drug shows promise for halting the progression of Alzheimer's disease by taking a very new approach: breaking up the protein tangles that clog victims' brains. More...

Blood drive set

A blood drive will be held from noon to 7 p.m., July 31, at Wal-Mart in Whitesburg. The drive is co-sponsored by the Central Kentucky Blood Center. Donors must be at least 17 years old, weigh at least 110 pounds, and be in good general health. More...

When should a child get cell phone?

New cancer warning adds wrinkle to raging parenting debate

NEW YORK When Amy Morris' twin boys, then 11, went on an academic trip to Washington last year, she agreed to give them cell phones at the program's request. More...

Patchwork

Bluegrass group to play at Norton

Bluegrass Circle will perform at 7:30 p.m., August 2, 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...

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...

Miley steps from behind 'Hannah'

NEW YORK Hannah Montana may be the most potent phenomenon in Hollywood right now — bigger than Batman, bigger than Brangelina. Yet these days, the girl who truly fascinates is not Hannah, but Miley Cyrus. More...

Coal companies report big profits

Mine operator Alpha Natural Resources this week became the latest coal company with ties to Letcher County to report second-quarter profits that met or exceeded expectations. More...

Changes await Jenkins students when classes begin next week

Students in the Jenkins Independent School System will start school next week with a new superintendent, a raise in cafeteria costs, and questions about the possibility of fuel surcharges being added to athletic activities. More...

News

Miner dies after being hurt in scoop mishap

A southeastern Kentucky coal miner has died after being injured in an accident involving a scoop earlier this month. The Mine Safety and Health Administration says in a preliminary report that 45-year-old Joseph D. More...

Letcher one of only 10 counties where jobless rate has dropped

Steady employment in the energy industry has helped Letcher County to become one of only 10 counties in Kentucky where the unemployment rate is lower now than it was a year ago. More...

GROUNDBREAKING

Officials participated in a groundbreaking ceremony for the Pioneer Horse Trail on Pine Mountain on July 25. Pictured from left are Whitesburg Mayor James W. More...

Opinions

Proposed new black lung rule would be setback

Kentucky residents may be interested in current efforts by Sen. More...

Cartoon

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Just one

It was early in the morning — very early if you add in the fact that it was a weekend. More...

Sports

SILVER MEDAL WINNERS

With a combined total of 16 goals, the Letcher County Lightning soccer team won the silver medal in the Bluegrass State Games in Lexington July 19-20. The team has been undefeated in southeastern Kentucky for four seasons. More...

Arrests cloud UK's choice for QB

Rich Brooks has spent the last eight months deflecting countless questions about who will replace André Woodson at quarterback for Kentucky this season. More...

Schnellenberger deserves thanks

Sports in Kentucky

If Kentucky's Governor's Cup series had a Mt. Rushmore it would be a chiseled likeness of Howard Schnellenberger. More...

Families & Friends

Blairs mark anniversary with dinner

Blackey

There will be a yard sale held at the home of Doris Adams at the Frog Pond below Blackey on Friday, August 1, beginning at 9 a.m. It is a three or more family sale. Michelle Caudill of Carcassonne, is in St. Joseph Hospital in Lexington. More...

College scholarships offered

Elkhorn-Hazard Coal Land, LLC, is now accepting applications for the Roy Crawford Memorial Scholarships to be awarded for the fall semester. There will be three scholarships of $500 each awarded to college students. More...

Mae McKee visiting from the Philippines

Little Dry Fork

To all of you race fans, there will be all girl races this Friday night in Isom. Gates open at 6 p.m. This week's been really good. My Aunt Mae McKee came in. She's going back to the Philippines on July 30. More...

Obituaries

Services held for Betty Southworth

Funeral services for Betty Jewel Southworth, 79, of Lexington, were held July 28 at Gardenside Baptist Church in Lexington. Burial was in the Lexington Cemetery. She died July 25. More...

Reba Kincer dies

Reba Brooks Adams Kincer, 94, died July 22 in Clintwood, Va. A daughter of the late James Albert and Sarah Lydia Qualls Adams, she was the widow of Garnard C. Kincer. More...

Funeral services held for Coy Morton

Well known Letcher County musician Coy Morton died July 8 in Somerset. He was 92 years old. Born in Knott County, he was a son of the late John and Martha Collins Morton, and was the widower of Armistice Hall Morton. More...