August 27, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Highway 101 will headline Labor Day celebration here

The City of Whitesburg and Mayor James Wiley Craft will hold a Labor Day celebration on Monday, Sept. 1, at Riverside Park with a headline performance by The event will include bluegrass shows by East KY Tyme at 2 p.m. More...

Features

What the jury heard

Testimony was heard from a total of nine witnesses by the end of the day on Tuesday in the trial of Rosemary Fields McClain, the Eolia woman who is charged with murdering her best friend, Lisa Jenkins. More...

Jenkins Homecoming '08

Tim Fields played the role of Noah in a Noah's Ark float that was part of the Jenkins Homecoming Days parade. Walking beside the float are Sunday school teachers Rachael Fields, left, and Kimberly Polly. More...

From the front page

The photograph at top shows a young Iva Robbins Potter posing beside a 1936 Ford Tudor sedan which Arlie Potter, now 85, drove to meet her for the first time in 1944. Mrs. Potter died earlier this year. More...

Columns

The way we were

Clips from Mountain Eagle front pages over the past 50 years

August 28, 1958 Annexation fever has hit the Whitesburg City Council again. The council this past week voted unanimously to direct City Atty. LeRoy Fields to prepare a new annexation ordinance for submission to the council at its Sept. 4 meeting. More...

Car Talk

Hole in car needs more than just Bondo

Dear Tom and Ray: I have a huge rust spot on my car, a '95 Subaru. It is not really a rust "spot," but rather a missing part of my car that has rust around it. More...

Moments in time

• On Aug. 25, 1875, Matthew Webb, a 27-year-old merchant navy captain, becomes the first known person to successfully swim the English Channel. 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

Support group will meet at Whitesburg

The Letcher County Breastfeeding Support Group meets on first Thursday of each month at 12:30 p.m. at the Harry M. Caudill Library in Whitesburg. The meetings include activities for children, gifts and refreshments. More...

Vitamin D: Who to test, what to take?

WASHINGTON Don't be surprised if your doctor orders a vitamin D test during your next physical. More...

Berries, nuts, popcorn, seeds and diverticulosis

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: I know you have written about diverticulosis before, but would you mind going over it again? I was hospitalized with it and had to have intravenous fluids. My brother-in-law says that wasn't necessary. More...

Patchwork

Tyme to perform

East KY Tyme will play at the Russell County Fair at 7 p.m. on Friday, August 29. More...

Group to perform

Duelin' Strings, a bluegrass group, will play at the Gordon Fire Department on Saturday, Sept. 20. The performance will begin at 6 p.m. More...

Group to perform

Appalachian Strings will perform at 8 p.m., August 30, 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...

Another woman says she's innocent of murder charge

By SALLY BARTO

For the second time in less than two weeks, a Letcher County woman charged with murder denies any involvement in the crime other than helping hide the body. More...

Letcher, Perry tied for region's lowest unemployment rate

Letcher County's unemployment rate fell slightly in July even though 38 fewer people held jobs here than in the month before. More...

SCHOLARSHIP WINNER

Allen Michael Stidham, a 2008 graduate of Letcher County Central High School, is the recipient of the 2008 Letcher County Teachers Credit Union Scholarship. More...

News

School board declares plumbing at Fleming-Neon an emergency

The Letcher County Board of Education voted this week to spend more than $150,000 on plumbing repairs at Fleming- Neon Elementary School after Supt. Anna C. More...

COMING SOON

Ground was broken in Jenkins for construction of a monument dedicated to the memory of veterans of World War II. More...

Wreck on KY 15 fatal to Jeremiah woman

Funeral services are scheduled to be held today (Wednesday) for a 56-year-old Jeremiah woman who was killed in a traffic accident at Van earlier this week. More...

Opinions

Undermining independence

Just when you think you've seen it all, somebody in the Bush administration comes up with another way to compromise somebody else's rights. The latest example is Richard Stickler, director of the Mine Safety and Health Administration. More...

Political Cartoon

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Choice of Biden was about winning election

DENVER The 40-something politician pledged to wage a campaign rooted in his generation's "moment of obligation and opportunity." He sought the presidency at a time when "discontent over the failure of our political system is rampant throughout More...

Sports

In praise of catching fish at night

Gabby's Fishing Fever

A lot of fisherman, myself included, do not care much about getting out in the hot sun and trying to fish. If you are one of this type of angler, there is another time to fish — it is at night. More...

READY FOR SEASON

at night Jenkins quarterback Josh Cornett unloaded a pass for a touchdown in the Cavaliers' scrimage loss to South Floyd. Jenkins fell behind 19-6 before pulling within one point of the Raiders. (Photo by Chris Anderson) More...

Bristol track does its part once again

Saturday night, Bristol Motor Speedway once again showed the racing world and especially those drivers trying to drive their way into the Chase that anytime a green flag waves at the ol' track it will indeed have the last say. More...

Families & Friends

Pageant applications

Applications for entrants in the Miss Teen Mountain Heritage pageant, ages 13-17, and the Miss Mountain Heritage pageant, ages 18-21, are now available at the Bank of Whitesburg and Community Trust Bank. More...

There's nothing like gathering fresh vegetables

Whitesburg

Hello, everyone, hope you are all doing well. I hope most of you have your gardens all harvested and eaten or frozen or canned. It's been a good season for most of the areas, some not so good. More...

MARRIED

Mr. and Mrs. Randall Sexton were married May 31 at Gatlinburg, Tenn. Pictured with them is their daughter, Rachel. More...

Obituaries

Services are held for Shirley Combs

Funeral services for Shirley Blevins Combs, 84, were held August 21 at Everidge Funeral Home. Burial was in Green Acres Cemetery at Ermine. A daughter of the late Alonzo and Bertha Louemma Blevins, she was born in Coeburn, Va. More...

Services held for Windus Franklin

Funeral services for Windus "Joe" Franklin, 70, of Erlanger, were held August 23 at the New Banklick Baptist Church in Walton. More...

Lee Crase, 73, dies in Indiana

Lee Crase Sr., 73, of Columbus, Ind., died August 19. Born in Letcher County, he was a son of the late George Crase Sr. and Nora Caudill Crase. He was a brother of the late Glenn Crase, Russell Crase, Dania McDaniels, and Doris Crase. More...