September 17, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Jury names 11 in latest indictments

The Letcher County Grand Jury has named 11 people in 13 indictments, including a man charged in three indictments with stealing diesel fuel and a hand pump from CSX Railroad. More...

Features

Carrie Lee-Hall is nurse practioner and midwife at UK center in Hazard

The UK North Fork Valley Community Health Center has added a nurse practitioner and midwife to its team of health care providers. Carrie Lee-Hall began treating patients at the clinic, located at 750 Morton Blvd. in Hazard, on Sept. 2. More...

Opinions

Seth Long is an honest man who works hard

To the Editor: I have been employed as office manager of the Letcher County Water & Sewer District since January 1, 2007. During the past year and nine months, we have actually only had an executive director for less than one year total. More...

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Economy changes stakes of election nearly overnight

WASHINGTON In democracies, all political factions run against an elite. Since the New Deal, Democrats have cast themselves against the financial and business elite. Since the 1960s, Republicans have thrashed the cultural and intellectual elite. More...

Sports

Lady Cougar volleyball team wins tournament

After starting the volleyball season with an impressive 14-1 record, the Letcher County Central High School Lady Cougars' schedule took them down in the state to play. More...

Cougars fall to Commodores

The Letcher County Central Cougars are trying to put 33-32 loss to Perry County Central behind them this week as they prepare for another important district game against the Clay County Tigers. More...

Game-saving tackle keeps UK unbeaten

LEXINGTON As Eldred King took a tipped Hail Mary pass and sprinted toward the end zone in what appeared a likely game-winning TD, one thought prevailed among the Kentucky fans at Commonwealth Stadium. Not again. More...

Families & Friends

Brother and sister share birthday Sept. 18

Whitesburg

Hello, everyone. It's time for our little visit again. Pull up a chair and maybe get a cup of coffee or a Coke or Pepsi. I hope things are going well for all of you. I enjoyed talking with Betty Sue Anderson the other night. More...

SECOND BIRTHDAY

Jaiden Faye Breeding turned two years old August 2. A daughter of Matthew Breeding of Isom and Cecelia Breeding of Sandlick, she weighed only 1 pound, 4 ounces at birth. More...

TWO MONTHS OLD

Malachi Dean Brown was born July 25 to Frederick Dean and Holly Brown. His grandparents are Roland and Ruth Brown, David and Eva Caudill, and Rachel Caudill. More...

Obituaries

Funeral services held for Norman W. Preston Sr.

Norman W. Preston Sr., 86, of Chapel Hill, Tenn., formerly of Jenkins, died September 11. A son of the late E.H. and Ivy Reed Preston, he was married to the late Opal Lester Preston. More...

Lora Riddle dies at 91

Funeral services were held this week for Lora Estele Hale Riddle, 96, who died Sept. 12 in Waynesburg, Ky. Born Dec. 7, 1911 in Whitesburg to the late Lemuel and Hettie Back Hale, Ms. More...

Service held here for Ruby Burkich

Funeral services for Ruby Hogg Burkich, 84, of Whitesburg, were held September 15 at Graham Memorial Presbyterian Church. Burial was in Green Acres Cemetery at Ermine. Born at Blackey, she was a daughter of the late Leslie and Annie Cornett Hogg. More...

Citizen volunteer blasted by court

Officials criticize, then replace longtime water board member

A highly-respected citizen volunteer who has helped to build the Letcher County Water and Sewer District into the second-fastest growing utility of its kind in Kentucky has been removed from the district's board of directors by the Letcher Fiscal C More...

Grand jury says social services worker stole stamps, heat aid

A Letcher County social services worker has been named in seven eight-count indictments charging her with fraudulently obtaining food stamps and heating assistance. More...

Wrong man charged

Officials say an error was made when the name of a 53-year-old Mayking man was included in a list of persons charged in 10 felony indictments unsealed here in August. Letcher Commonwealth's Attorney Edison G. More...

News

Scrip collectors to meet

On Friday, October 3, collectors of coal mine scrip with gather in Cumberland Gap, Tenn., for the fall meeting of the National Scrip Collectors Association (NSCA) at Cumberland Gap Inn, the Cumberland Gap Convention Center, and Webb's Country Kitch More...

Economy hits timber industry

West Virginia's timber operators are feeling the pinch of the nation's slumping housing industry. More...

Whitco residents hope to join city

A group of Whitco area residents who were not included in earlier annexation plans now want to be added to the city rolls as soon as possible. More...

Columns

Cards, letters can make Grandpa's day

He's the quiet type. He reads his newspaper each day over his morning bowl of cereal and his one cup of coffee. He takes a walk mid-morning with his pet dog Oliver. More...

Car Talk

Did cable get crossed on jump start?

Dear Tom and Ray: Can you use a hybrid vehicle to jump-start another car? Recently when my girlfriend was visiting me in Cleveland from D.C., her car wouldn't start. The first thing I tried was jump-starting it from my hybrid. More...

The way we were

Clips from Mountain Eagle front pages over the past 50 years

September 18, 1958 A boom in the coal industry returned to Letcher County this week with the result that almost every coal mine, both truck and rail, was working full-time. 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.com Hello, tomcat in Partridge. More...

Health

Blood drive set

A blood drive will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., September 25, at in the student lounge at Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College in Whitesburg. The drive is cosponsored by the Central Kentucky Blood Center. More...

Free Flumist vaccine offered for children

The Letcher County Health Center will give free flu vaccine to all school age children for the upcoming 2008-2009 flu season. This vaccine is given by a mist sprayed in the nose called Flumist. This is not an injection. More...

Leg pain can signal deadly clot

WASHINGTON Far too many Americans are dying of dangerous blood clots that can masquerade as simple leg pain, says a major new government effort to get both patients and their doctors to recognize the emergency in time. "It's a silent killer. More...

Patchwork

Tyme to perform

East KY Tyme will play at the Hemphill Community Center from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m., on Sept. 19. The group will also perform at Family Bluegrass at Handsonville, Va., on Sept. 20 at 8 p.m. For more information, call Astor Taylor at (606) 633- 2708. More...

Music at Norton

Appalachian Strings will perform at 7:30 p.m., Sept. 20 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...

At Summit City …

Singer and songwriter Pete Kartsounes will be in Whitesburg tomorrow (Thursday) to perform his mix of ballads, blues, jazz and bluegrass at the Summit City Lounge on Main Street. Show time is set for 9 p.m. More...