August 13, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Cleanup scheduled in Jenkins

The City of Jenkins will have a city-wide cleanup from 7 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. on August 16. Jenkins Police Chief Jim Stephens said volunteers will be picking up litter on KY 805 and people should drive with caution. More...

Features

Study: Region suffers more mental health, drug woes

FRANKFORT Researchers commissioned by the Appalachian Regional Commission reported Tuesday that people living in the Appalachian coalfields suffer from higher rates of stress and depression and are more prone to prescription drug abuse than those More...

Local racer draws notice

Letcher County racer Donnie Adams is starting to get some attention on the national motocross (MX) scene, and he is doing it without a national sponsor. More...

Feds seek possible ties between contractor, firm

Federal investigators are looking into whether there's a link between a leading Kentucky road contractor and a Pikeville company that made a $36,050 payment to former Transportation Cabinet Secretary Bill Nighbert, a newspaper reported earlier this More...

Columns

Car Talk

Rough stuff doesn't break brakes

Dear Tom and Ray: Way back when, when I was 16, I went on a backpacking trip with my pal Cliff. We took my venerable '68 VW Squareback. As we were approaching a stop sign with railroad tracks in front of it, I braked while crossing the tracks. More...

The way we were

Clips from Mountain Eagle front pages over the past 50 years

August 14, 1958 County Atty. F. Byrd Hogg was busy today preparing a suit to force Letcher Fiscal Court to approve a county budget. More...

Horoscope

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) A longtime situation starts to move into a new phase. The question for the uncertain Lamb right now is whether to move with it. Facts emerge by midmonth to help you decide. 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. More...

Health

Can surgery beat 'lazy eye'?

WASHINGTON Dr. Paul Dougherty delicately slipped a tiny lens inside the right eye of 7-year-old Megan Garvin — a last-ditch shot at saving her sight in that eye. The California girl recently became one of a small number of U.S. More...

It is a medical fact; viruses cause warts

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: My grandchildren have warts on their hands. What causes them? What can be done for them? We are applying a wart remover, and it works after some time. Someone told me they are caused by a vitamin deficiency. What is your opinion? More...

For some, 2 fertility drugs don't perform

LONDON A new study calls into question the use of two common infertility treatments for couples who have unexplained problems having children. More...

Patchwork

Tyme to play

East KY Tyme will play at the Jenkins Days Festival at Riverside Park in Whitesburg at 9 p.m., Thursday, August 14. The group will also perform at the Hemphill Community Center from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m., Friday, August 15. More...

Bluegrass festival set for August 16

The Bluegrass Festival By The Creek will begin at 4 p.m., August 16, at the Campbell's Branch/Linefork Community Center. The featured performers are Mountain Melody, Kentucky Red, and Bluegrass Bits & Pieces. More...

Appalachian Strings to perform at Norton

Appalachian Strings will perform at 7:30 p.m., August 16, 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...

Court adopts new list of projects for severance funding

Funding for a proposed new water line between the communities of Payne Gap and Kona is not included in a list of coal severance projects approved this week by the Letcher Fiscal Court. More...

Indictments name 12

has named 12 people in 14 indictments including a man charged in two indictments with complicity in receiving stolen property and theft by deception. Chad Cupps, 36, of Hwy. 1257 Hwy. 75, Jeremiah, is charged with three counts on one indictment. More...

News

Former highway official got salary and retirement

FRANKFORT A former official at the center of a federal probe into the awarding of Kentucky highway projects was collecting salary and retirement benefits from the state Transportation Cabinet, a newspaper reported. More...

Bush administration to relax most protected species rules

WASHINGTON Parts of the Endangered Species Act may soon be extinct, including those which regulate mining. More...

They're e(bear)ywhere

Black bear sightings are continuing to become more frequent in Letcher County as these two photos will attest. In the photo above, Jenkins City Police officers Sgt. More...

Opinions

Safety not optional

The dramatic testimony of Paul Ledford, the only survivor of the 2006 Darby No. 1 coal mine explosion that killed five in Harlan County, is powerful evidence in favor of what miners call "refuge chambers." Mr. More...

Political Cartoon

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Media Beat

Obama on media spinning wheel

With less than three months to go until the presidential election, the profusion of media spin about Barack Obama — pro and con — has gone into overdrive. More...

Sports

Hartline eager to prove he belongs

LEXINGTON Mike Hartline envisioned the day when Kentucky coach Rich Brooks walked over to him, put a hand on his shoulder pads and told Hartline he'd won the starting quarterback job. More...

VOLLEYBALL SEASON OPENS

Lauren Sparks of Jenkins follows through on a serve Monday evening in a high school volleyball match which saw the Pike County Central Lady Hawks defeat the Lady Cavs in two sets, 25-18 and 26-24. More...

Gabby's Fishing Fever

Carr Creek fishing keeps improving as years pass by

I myself am glad that we have Carr Creek Lake in our area. I have heard a lot of people over the years make negative remarks about this lake, but I bet that most of them would rather have this lake as to not have it. More...

Families & Friends

Dry it, can it, freeze it or give it to a neighbor

Eolia

Greetings from the hills and valleys of Eolia and Eolia Christian Community Outreach. Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and everyone that loveth is born of God . . . for God is love. More...

Museum to hold photo contest

To celebrate the Jenkins Homecoming Festival on August 21, 22 and 23, the David A. Zegeer Coal-Railroad Museum on Main Street in Jenkins will host a photo contest. The contest will be judged Thursday, August 21. More...

NEWLYWEDS

Thurman and Deranda Wyatt of Cromona announce the marriage of their daughter, Ashley Dawn, to Wesley Deran Hatton, son of Buddy and Billie Hatton of Sergent. The couple were married August 4 in Gatlinburg, Tenn. More...

Obituaries

Karen Stidham dies

Karen Stidham, 45, of Deane, died August 7 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital. Born in Letcher County, she was a daughter of the late Can Martin Richardson and Opal Mullins Richardson. More...

Funeral services held for Ellis Duncil

Funeral service for Ellis Duncil, 83, of Deane, were held August 8 at Everidge Funeral Home. Burial was in Green Acres Memorial Park at Ermine. A son of the late Henry and Nannie Tolliver Duncil, he was born in Knott County. More...

Memorial service planned Aug. 23

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m., August 23, at Colson Cemetery. The Baker Family will sing and Bill Craft and other ministers will speak. For more information, call Buell Craft at 633-5462 or Ernestine Spangler at 633-5427. More...