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If you're not registered to vote but want to cast a ballot in the presidential campaign between Democrat Barack Obama and Republican John McCain you now have less than a week to sign up. More...

Features

Trial begins for man who killed friend

Opening statements were heard Tuesday morning in Letcher Circuit Court in the trial of a 37-year-old Deane man charged with shooting a friend to death after a night of drinking beer together last summer. More...

Hunting-dog owners try to keep opponents at bay

RICHMOND, Va. In a state considered the American birthplace of hunting with hounds, George Washington's favorite sport has become a target for some Virginia landowners who say baying dogs and their owners are trampling property rights. More...

Jenkins hospital to get more work

Leaders from Jenkins Community Hospital and Wellmont Health System unveiled Phase Three of Wellmont's plan to spend $1 million on improvements to Jenkins Community Hospital on Tuesday. More...

Opinions

Bailouts only for big givers

McConnell, others in Kentucky's delegation often coddle Wall Street

Coddling Wall Street is nothing new for Mitch McConnell. In 1999, McConnell and the rest of the Kentucky congressional delegation voted to deregulate Wall Street banking and investments. More...

Political Cartoon

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Suddenly, it's McCain who must watch looking 'risky'

WASHINGTON September began as John McCain's month and ended as Barack Obama's. McCain's high-risk wagers aimed at shaking up the campaign turned into very bad investments. More...

Sports

Cavs lose again

The Jenkins Cavaliers' woes continued Friday night with a 52- 12 loss at home against Class 1A powerhouse Williamsburg. More...

Sports in Kentucky

UK-'Bama perfect script for CBS

Kentucky takes its perfectly scripted perfect record to Tuscaloosa this week. The real season begins for Rich Brooks's team in the land of football frenzy, mega-tailgate, More...

Cougars able to fend off Jaguars

It was back on the road for the Letcher County Central Cougars last Friday night as they traveled to London for a big district showdown with the Jaguars of North Laurel. The Jags have struggled this season and came in with a record of 1-3. More...

Patchwork

Outrage to play

Outrage will play Saturday, Oct. 4, from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. at the Whitesburg American Legion. The group includes Tony Shortt on drums and vocals, Gary Slone on guitar and vocals, and David Crawford on bass. More...

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...

Newman was a rare breed of star

Paul Newman couldn't have existed today — at least, not the way we came to know him. Sure, the talent would have been there, the classic good looks, the magnetism, the easy charm. More...

Obituaries

Services are held for Linda Adams

Linda Gayle Johnson Adams, 60, died at the St. Lucie Medical Center in Port Saint Lucie, Fla., on Sept. 23 following a long battle with multiple sclerosis. More...

Rebecca Tolson, 81, is buried at Mayking

Funeral services for Rebecca Tolson, 81, were held September 28 at Everidge Funeral Home. Burial was in the Holbrook family cemetery at Mayking. A daughter of the late Willie and Ruth Strong Isaac, she was born at Goosecreek. More...

Funeral services held for James Marcum

Funeral services for James Edgar Marcum, 78, were held September 26 at Letcher Funeral Home. Burial was in the Douglas Day Cemetery. A son of the late Noah and Julia Boggs Marcum, he died September 23 at his home at Deane. More...

Man convicted in traffic deaths wins on appeal

The Kentucky Court of Appeals has ruled that a 24-year-old Letcher County man was wrongly convicted of six criminal charges filed against him after his wife and two other passengers in his car were killed in a traffic accident near Whitesburg nearl More...

Every month important to baby fighting rare, often fatal disease

When Grace Anne Long turns eight months old next Tuesday, members of her family will sing "Happy Birthday" to her for the eighth time. They hope she will be around to hear the words to the song for the ninth time. More...

News

Debate offers Palin, Biden high risks or big rewards

NEW YORK For an audition to be second fiddle, Thursday's debate between often ill-informed newcomer Sarah Palin and often gaffe-prone veteran Joe Biden offers unusually large pitfalls — and promise. More...

Rogers was one of two who voted for Monday's 'bailout'

Only two of Kentucky's six congressmen — Reps. Harold "Hal" Rogers and Ron Lewis — have voted for the $700 billion bailout for the nation's financial system. The emergency rescue plan was defeated by the House on a 228-205 vote Monday. More...

MEETING THE CANDIDATE

Debi and Tre Sexton recently attended a rally for senatorial candidate Bruce Lunsford at the airport in Pikeville where they met him and Hillary Clinton. Pictured above are Tre Sexton and Bruce Lunsford. More...

Columns

Car Talk

Dealership's offer sounds very fishy

Dear Tom and Ray: We have a 2001 Honda Civic that was just serviced at the dealership for its routine 90,000-mile service. More...

The way we were

Clips from Mountain Eagle front pages over the past 50 years

October 2, 1958 The 1958-59 senior class of Whitesburg High School has elected Miss Margaret Bach to reign as the homecoming queen. More...

SPEAKING OF SOAPS

RECAPS - 9/29-10/3

ALL MY CHILDREN — Erica was suspicious when she saw Adam with Pete. Adam told Pete to taint more Bella bottles. Aidan forgave Greenlee for lying to him about her meeting with Ryan. 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 I just want to apologize to anyone I might have offended. More...

Health

Faster test for flu is approved

ATLANTA The government approved a new genetic test for the flu virus Tuesday that will allow labs across the country to identify flu strains within four hours instead of four days. More...

Program to look at dyslexia

The James Still Learning Center in Hindman will offer a one-day program on children with dyslexic characteristics, "Prevention of Failure Institute: Children of Promise — Early Childhood to Higher Education" from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Oct. More...

Heart patients may be depressed

DALLAS Heart patients should be regularly screened for signs of depression, the American Heart Association recommended this week. More...

Families & Friends

ATV ride planned

The Gordon Fire Department will host an all-terrain vehicle ride beginning at the fire department at noon, Oct. 25. Registration will begin at 10 a.m. The cost is $10 for the driver and $5 for an extra rider, with a limit of two people per ATV. More...

MARRIED

Malorey Fields and Jody Webb were married August 31 at the Bellagio Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, Nev. The bride is the daughter of Delmer and Debra Fields of Whitesburg. More...

WED

Michael and Lindsay Day were married August 30 in Pigeon Forge, Tenn. She is the daughter of Ronnie and Peggy Napier of Richmond. He is the son of Alice and Doug Hayes of Payne Gap and Scott Day of Cowan. His grandparents are Frances and R.C. More...