September 10, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Schools get majority of '07 taxes

Public schools in Letcher County received more than half of the $6,337,647 in property taxes collected by the Letcher County Sheriff's Office for the 2007 tax year. More...

News

Rider facing charges

Kentucky State Police said charges are pending against a Whitesburg man who crashed his all-terrain vehicle into a trooper's car at Neon last week. More...

Morris holds record for hosting longest-running bluegrass shows

Paul Morris is the host of two radio shows on WXKQ — the longest-running bluegrass shows in the world. He has just completed 33 seasons of bluegrass, old-time country, and gospel music on radio. More...

Children's dentists honored by national dentistry group

Two children's dentists with Letcher County ties have been honored by the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD). Dr. Jenny Ison Stigers was named Pediatric Dentist of the Year at the AAPD's 61st annual session in Washington, D.C. More...

Sports

Hartline, Cobb will keep splitting time

LEXINGTON Rich Brooks has tried alternating quarterbacks enough during his long coaching career to know that it never works. Well, almost never. More...

Cougars prey on Musketeers

It's hard to believe the high school football season is in its third week, but that's where we stand as the Letcher County Central Cougars get ready to take on Perry Central this week after routing Greenup County for their second win. More...

Sports quiz

1. In 2007, Ivan Rodriguez became the fourth catcher to record 2,000-plus games behind the plate. Name the first three to do it. 2. Name the last time before 2007 that the N.L. World Series representative did not come from the N.L. Central. 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...

Families & Friends

Eolia Park Committee planning gospel singing

Eolia

Greetings from the hills and valleys of Eolia and Eolia Christian Community Outreach. A merry heart doeth good like a medicine. More...

TO BE WED

Paul and Sondra Rose of Neon, announce the forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Pauletta Louise, to Benjamin Steven Profitt. The bridegroom-elect is the son of Ollie Profitt of McRoberts and the late Dennis Profitt. More...

Fall puts Miss Em in cast, wheelchair Blackey

My great-niece, Emmaleigh Adams, fell at school and broke her leg. She had to spend a night in Hazard Hospital. She had to be put to sleep the next day and they set her leg and put a cast on her. More...

Patchwork

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...

Patty Loveless rebounds with new CD

NASHVILLE, Tenn. NASHVILLE, Tenn. Starting in 2005, life took a hairpin turn for Patty Loveless. She lost her mother-in-law, her brother had a stroke and, when it seemed things couldn't get much worse, her mom died. More...

Is 'Fringe' as good as its debut?

NEW YORK The new TV season's official start date (Sept. 21) is still several days away, but one of the most anticipated shows, "90210," has already arrived. More...

Man charged with robbing bank

A 21-year-old Jenkins man is in jail after he confessed to police that he robbed the Jenkins branch of Community Trust Bank on Sept. 5. Derrick Scott Bates, of P.O. More...

Jurors say 20-year sentence is a result of 'he said, she said'

A case built largely on circumstantial evidence kept jurors from recommending the maximum 50- year sentence for Rosemary McClain, the woman convicted last week of helping her ex-boyfriend murder her best friend in March 2005. More...

Opinions

Take the wraps off Sarah Palin

In less than eight weeks, Americans choose a president and a vice president. That deputy job matters. Eight times in U.S. history, vice presidents have replaced presidents who died. Gerald Ford stepped up when Richard Nixon resigned. More...

Is MSHA being too tough now?

Forty-seven coal miners were killed on the job in 2006, the worst year for mining deaths since 1995. More...

Something to think about

'Maybe I'm sitting somewhere else, but I thought we were fighting three wars. I thought we had a looming fiscal crisis. I thought incomes had gone down two-thousand dollars. More...

Columns

The way we were

Clips from Mountain Eagle front pages over the past 50 years

September 11, 1958 The Letcher County Board of Education is negotiating with the congregation of the Baptist Mission at Haymond for use of the church building as a fifth grade classroom. More...

Car Talk

The story of how 'LEV' became 'PZEV'

Dear Tom and Ray: I got my copy of Drive magazine from Subaru today, and they talk about something called PZEV. Apparently, it stands for Partial Zero Emission Vehicle. I've never heard of that. What is it? More...

Horoscope

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) With your Arian charm quotient at an almost all-time high this week, plus all the facts to back you up, you just might win over the last doubters to your proposal. More...

Health

HEALTH FAIR

The Colson Senior Citizens Center recently hosted a health fair. Pictured are Janet Patrick and Tom Boggs who represented Letcher Manor Nursing Home at the health fair. More...

New breast cancer test has promise

A radioactive tracer that "lights up" cancer hiding inside dense breasts showed promise in its first big test against mammograms, revealing more tumors and giving fewer false alarms, doctors have reported. More...

Skipped heartbeat usually not harmful

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: I am 49, female and in good health. I do not take any medications. Several months ago, I developed an arrhythmia. My pulse would skip anywhere from once every four or five beats to once every 20 beats. I had no other symptoms. More...

Obituaries

Services are held for Lester Riley

The Rev. Lester Foster Franklin Riley, 87, of North Vernon, Ind., died September 2 at St. Vincent Jennings Hospital in North Vernon. Born in Independence, he was a son of the late Grafty Lee and Cordelia Gertrude Tungate Riley. More...

Ella Carlson, 93, dies in Kansas

Ella Caudill Carlson, 93, died September 2 in St. Marys, Kansas. Born at UZ, she was a daughter of the late Wesley and Martha Caudill. She was the widow of Roy Carlson. Mrs. More...

Services are held for Gladys Baker

Funeral services for Gladys Baker, 84, of Mayking, were held September 7 at Letcher Funeral Home. Burial was in the Wright family cemetery at Neon. More...