August 20, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Judge orders open indictments naming 10

Letcher County Circuit Judge Sam Wright recently ordered the Letcher Circuit Court Clerk to unseal 10 indictments naming eight people in which warrants were never served. More...

News

Trial is set for woman charged in 2005 death

A jury trial is set to begin next week in Letcher Circuit Court for one of two people charged with murdering a 40-year-old Partridge woman in 2005. Jury selection is to begin August 25 in the trial of Rosemary Fields McClain, of Ovenfork. More...

Judge blocks early releases

FRANKFORT A Pulaski County judge has blocked a plan the General Assembly approved earlier this year to release some inmates from parole early. More...

Fire School planned

The Mountain Firefighters Association's 30th annual Fire School will be held Saturday, August 23, and Sunday, August 24, at Hazard Community and Technical College. All classes are free. More...

Columns

The way we were

Clips from Mountain Eagle front pages over the past 50 years

August 21, 1958 Officials of Southern Bell Telephone and Telegraph Corp. said this week they do not believe Whitesburg residents will be inconvenienced by a proposed move of the company's local business office to Pikeville. More...

Car Talk

The wheels on the bus go round

Dear Tom and Ray: I recently bought a 1966 Volkswagen Bus Sundial Camper and noticed that it has a set of 205/75/R14 tires on the front and a set of 185/75/R14 tires on the back. I don't know how long it was driven this way by the prior owner. More...

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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 The old saying is what goes around comes around. More...

Health

Program designed to help pregnant women who smoke

In Letcher Co., 37.8% of women lit up while expecting in 2006

A new program based out of the Letcher County Health Department is focusing on helping pregnant women quit smoking cigarettes in a county that has a high rate of pregnant smokers. More...

September is ovarian cancer awareness month

September has been named Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month so more women can learn more about this type of cancer. More...

Blood drive set

A blood drive will be held from noon to 7 p.m., August 26, 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...

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...

Tyme to perform

East KY Tyme will play at the Gordon Fire Department on Saturday, August 23, from 7 to 10 p.m. For more information, contact Astor Taylor at 633-2708. More...

Marlow Tackett will headline Jenkins Homecoming Days Festival

Among the most recognizable names of the many entertainers from eastern Kentucky is that of the inimitable Marlow Tackett of Dorton. More...

Court votes to finance proposed rec center

The Letcher Fiscal Court voted this week to enter into a lease agreement with the Kentucky Association of Counties (KACO) for the financing of a proposed $6 million county recreation center to be located on the old A&P property in Whitesburg. More...

HAVING FUN WHILE HAVING TO WAIT

Katie Breeding, 5, and Kevin and Valerie Breeding, were working with a group of volunteers to erect a children's playground set at a new community park being constructed at Thornton. More...

Opinions

Cash for college

Gov. Steve Beshear acted wisely in having the state buy a $50 million bond from the Kentucky Higher Education Student Loan Corp., so the agency will have money to offer. More...

Don't trust the polls

There is less reason this election year to trust political polls. More...

Iraq must pull weight

The time definitely has come for the fledgling Iraqi government to take more financial responsibility for upholding its nation. According to a U.S. More...

Sports

ANGLER

Professional fisherman Brandon Brock placed 34th is his first season as a pro with the FLW Series. He is a graduate of Whitesburg High School and is manager and co-owner of Brock Farms in Bourbon and Clark counties. More...

3 NASCAR tracks swap dates in '09

By MIKE HARRIS AP Auto Racing Writer

Ladies and gentlemen, rearrange your calendars! Three NASCAR tracks will swap dates on the 2009 Sprint Cup schedule released Tuesday. More...

A SURE SIGN FALL IS APPROACHING

Letcher County Central High School quarterback Charlie Banks directed his team's offense during a scrimmage on August 15. The Cougars will open their 2008 football season against Harlan County in the Alumni Bowl at Ermine on August 29. More...

Families & Friends

Cool mornings are reminder that autumn is approaching

Eolia

Greetings from the hills and valleys of Eolia and Eolia Christian Community Outreach. Starting a quarrel is like breaching a dam; so drop the matter before a dispute breaks out. Proverbs 17:14 NIV This is such a pleasant time of the year. More...

Stinnett completes Army basic training

Army Pvt. Kristopher B. Stinnett has graduated from basic infantry training at Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga. More...

BIRTHDAY

Rhonda Cox celebrated her 38th birthday on August 9 at the Whitesburg City Pool with a large number of family members and friends. More...

Obituaries

Memorial service set

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...

Services are held for Ruth Smith, 82

Ruth Anderson Smith died August 11 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital. She was 82 year old. Born in Letcher County, she was a daughter of the late T.R. and Maggie Meade Collier. More...

Lona Gibson dies

Funeral services for Lona Gibson, 85, were held August 19 at Everidge Funeral Home. Burial was in the Gibson family cemetery at Camp Branch. Born in Knott County, she was a daughter of the late John S. and Maggie Pigman Amburgey. More...