September 3, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

'Brand' names have always been important to teen-agers

While reading my e-mail late in the day on Monday I found a missive from good friend Terry Collison. Terry shared with me a column written in 2001, on Labor Day, by Paul Greenberg, editorial page editor of the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. More...

Features

Where the presidential candidates stand on issues

ABORTION McCain: Opposes abortion rights. Has voted for abortion restrictions permissible under Roe v. More...

Stars align for Jenkins Festival

"This has to be among the biggest festivals we've ever had in Jenkins," said Jenkins Mayor Charles Dixon. "I can think of only one time we've had a bigger turnout and that was when Gary Stewart performed here 10 years ago. More...

Voters ponder election, live the issues

EDITOR'S NOTE — As the presidential campaign rolls through its final weeks, The Associated Press is offering an occasional series of stories looking closely at how ordinary voters are sizing up the issues and More...

Columns

The way we were

Clips from Mountain Eagle front pages over the past 50 years

September 4, 1958 Threat of a polio epidemic in Letcher County increased today, following the outbreak of three cases this week in the Fishpond area at the headwaters of the Kentucky River near Payne Gap. More...

Car Talk

Hazard lights: Not just for emergencies anymore

Dear Tom and Ray: This has been an ongoing disagreement with my wife and others: When you pull to the side of the road for ANY reason OTHER than an EMERGENCY ("emergency" defined as: vehicle trouble, flat tire, heart attack, etc.), should you use More...

SPEAKING OF SOAPS

RECAPS - 9/1-9/5

ALL MY CHILDREN — Ryan and Annie told Emma that they are separated. Annie advised Aidan to keep Greenlee away from Ryan, but Greenlee resented Aidan when he suggested it. Taylor intervened when Fletcher attacked Randi, choking him to death. 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

Suicide risks studied in drugs for ills

WASHINGTON Cody Miller was a high school football player who was allergic to ragweed. Douglas Briggs was a doctor coping with pain from an old back injury. More...

Good question:

How do you appeal a health claim denial?

Q: What recourse does a patient have when a health insurer or managed-care provider rejects a claim? A: A patient's first step should be talking to the insurer. More...

Getting Kids To Exercise

Over the past 30 years, the percentage of overweight kids has more than doubled. The primary reason is lack of physical activity — TV, video games and busy schedules have reduced the time available for active play. More...

Patchwork

Tyme to play

East KY Tyme will play at the Hemphill Community Center from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m., on Sept. 5. For more information, call Astor Taylor at (606) 633-2708. More...

Connection set to rock

The Connection will perform at the American Legion in Whitesburg on Saturday, Sept. 6, at 9 p.m. More...

Films to celebrate people, places of Letcher County

On Wednesday, Sept. 24, as part of Whitesburg Day during the Mountain Heritage Festival, Appalshop will hold an allday screening of Appalshop films that showcase the people and places of Letcher County. More...

MARES EAT OATS AND DOES EAT OATS AND ELK EAT … APPLES

With apologies to the Merry Macs, who topped the pop music charts with the novelty tune "Mairzy Doats" way back in 1944, our own version of lyrics from that song were all we could think of when trying to come up with a caption for this photograph More...

Coal producers say actions by inspectors cutting production

CHARLESTON, W.Va. More...

News

Ali Bentley attends Republican National Convention

Carrie Alexis "Ali" Bentley, a 15-year-old junior at Somerset High School, is representing Kentucky at the 2008 Presidential Youth Leadership Conference (PYLC), sponsored by LeadAmerica. More...

Alice Lloyd College ranked top college

Alice Lloyd College has been named the top college in America for graduating students with the least amount of debt by U.S. News and World Report. More...

McConnell, Lunsford to debate this month

LOUISVILLE Republican Sen. Mitch McConnell and Democratic challenger Bruce Lunsford have accepted an invitation to participate in an old-fashioned debate later this month in northern Kentucky. More...

Sports

Cougars hold off Black Bears

Letcher County Central is busy this week getting ready for a visit by Greenup County after opening the new high school football season with an exciting 42-32 win over the Harlan County Black Bears in the Alumni Bowl at Ermine. More...

Sports in Kentucky

Pryor's run a symbol of where UK is now

The locomotive churning toward the Papa John's Stadium end zone Sunday was more than a highlight video oddity of 6-1, 310-pound Myron Pryor running all the way home (to Louisville). Governor's Cup '08 was a foothold game in a foothold season. More...

Richmond track will have last say

Each year when NASCAR releases its Sprint Cup schedule for the following year, there are some races you automatically look for to see just when they fall on the calendar. More...

Families & Friends

ONE YEAR OLD

Michael Ian Adams celebrated his first birthday on August 17. He is the son of Mickey and Crystal Adams of Isom. His grandparents are Donnell Morton, Judy Morton of Isom, and Joe and Gail Adams, also of Isom. More...

Poetry, essay, poster contests planned

The Mountain Heritage Festival will include poster, poetry, and essay contests. More...

Mandi Boggs turning eight

Little Dry Fork

Happy birthday to Mandi Nicole Boggs, who turns eight on Sept. 8. School has been good so far, I guess. I told everyone I was putting a dating ad in this week. I'm on a mission for a boyfriend. More...

Obituaries

Special services set

Bethel Community Church, located in Tom Biggs Hollow at McRoberts, will hold special services Saturday, Sept. 6, at 6 p.m. The speaker will be Johnny Collier and the singers will be Unity. A revival will begin Sept. More...

Services are held for Elsie Sexton

Funeral services for Elsie Sexton, 62, of Whitesburg, were held August 28 at Letcher Funeral Home. Burial was in the family cemetery at Colson. More...

Cornett rites set

Jerry Cornett, 48, died September 1 after a long illness. Reared at Linefork, he was a son of the late Evan and Isiebelle Daniels Cornett. He was a brother of the late Marvin Cornett. More...