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Features

Supreme Court asked to reverse ruling that clears Jason Ray Ison

State prosecutors have asked the Kentucky Supreme Court to reverse a recent decision by the Court of Appeals which says a 24-year-old Letcher County man was wrongly convicted of six criminal charges filed against him after his wife and two other pa More...

Opinions

Palin's lies may hurt her ticket

WASHINGTON By claiming that Democrat Barack Obama is "palling around with terrorists" and doesn't see the U.S. like other Americans, vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin targeted key goals for a faltering campaign. More...

Kids could benefit from tough times

Not that I want this to be a Great Depression. I hope it's not. But if it is, there just might be one group of Americans that really benefits. Kids. More...

Palin appears happy in her 'Joe McCarthy in heels' role

WASHINGTON Just when the presidential campaign was focusing intensely on serious matters, John McCain and Sarah Palin want to turn it into a guilt-by-association knife fight. It's not going to work. More...

Sports

MSHA adds hearing sites for expanded drug testing

CHARLESTON, W.Va. Federal regulators are trying to make it easier for miners to testify about proposed rules that would expand drug testing in the industry after receiving complaints from a union official. More...

LCC awaits 'game of the year'

Letcher County Central easily defeated non-district foe Leslie County 47-0 to improve its record to 4-1 (2-1 in district), but the competition will be stronger this Friday when the Cougars host district leader Whitley County at Ermine. More...

Sports in Kentucky

'Close' no longer OK with Brooks

Kentucky football old-timers have to love it when Rich Brooks gruffs up, turns pit bull after a loss, any loss. The Wildcats' boss did his Schwartzkopf best growl & bark after seeing the Alabama game film. More...

Families & Friends

HILLBILLY WINDCHIMES

Viola Sexton of Mayking, shoes off her homemade 'hillbilly windchimes' on Whitesburg Day of the Mountain Heritage Festival. More...

BIRTHDAYS

Twins Shane and Shawn Brown celebrated their 11th birthday October 6. They are the sons of Lettie and Woodrow Brown of Millstone. Their grandparents are Martha and Finley Bates of Millstone, and Mary Sue and James Devlin of Golf Course Lane. More...

SIX MONTHS OLD

Trenton Wayne Tate is the son of Andrew Tate and Beth Cornett of Hattiesburg, Miss. He is the grandson of Dr. and Mrs. David Tate of Kaplin, La., and Gary and Sheila Cornett of Whitesburg. More...

Obituaries

Services are set for Pauline Isaac

Funeral services for Pauline Isaac, 90, will be held at 1 p.m. today (Wednesday) at Everidge Funeral Home. Burial will be in Green Acres Memorial Park at Ermine. More...

James Mullins dies

James "Mr. Jim" Vernon Mullins, 72, of Lake Watcree, S.C., died October 3. Born in Letcher County, he was a son of the late Oliver and Alvie Boggs Mullins. He was a brother of the late Elmer Mullins, Lovell Mullins, and Faye Caudill. More...

Services held for Arlie "Little Jay" Vanover

Arlie "Little Jay" Vanover died October 1 at St. Joseph Hospital in Lexington. He was 37 years old. Born in Letcher County, he was a son of Arlie Vanover Jr. and Peggy Taylor Vanover, both of McRoberts. More...

Jenkins council member blasts city over water, sewer decisions

The controversial proposal to change the pricing structure for garbage pick-up to businesses in Jenkins was tabled again at the October meeting of the Jenkins City Council and in what has become a monthly ritual, council member Terry Braddock compl More...

Dry conditions making wasps, yellow jackets extra aggressive

The leaves are changing and the temperatures are comfortable, so you take the family for a fall picnic. And as soon as a soft-drink can is opened, unwelcome visitors start showing up. More...

News

Physicist who grew up in Letcher Co. is part of ATLAS experiment at CERN

To the Editor: People will be interested to know that with the start-up of the Large Hadron Collider in Europe, our hometown boy Austin Napier is involved with the ATLAS experiment at CERN. The website http:// atlas. More...

Cowan Community Center receives award

On October 1, staff and friends of the Cowan Community Center were in Frankfort to accept the 2007-2008 Governor's Folk Heritage Award for their role in promot- ing and conserving Kentucky's traditional arts. More...

Council to meet

The Letcher County Central High School School Based Decision Making Council will hold its regular meetings at 5:15 p.m. on the fourth Thursday of each month at the school library. The next regular meeting will be Oct. 23. More...

Columns

Leaving work in 2009? It is time to apply for retirement

Are you planning to "clock out" of the workforce once and for all in January 2009? Generally, you should apply for your Social Security retirement benefits three months before you'd like them to start. More...

Moments In Time

• On Oct. 10, 1845, the United States Naval Academy opens in Annapolis, Md., as the Naval School. The school officially became the U.S. More...

Now here's a tip

• What's on sale in October: fishing gear, women's coats, appliances and leftover school supplies, including lunchboxes and college-dorm gear. • "I glued a large magnet in the lid of my tackle box. 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

Docs: No exotic pets for youngsters

CHICAGO CHICAGO Warning: young children should not keep hedgehogs as pets — or hamsters, baby chicks, lizards and turtles, for that matter — because of risks for disease. That's according to the leading U.S. More...

Prolonged hiccupping is not a joking matter

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: I have a friend who has nonstop hiccups. He has been under the care of several doctors, but no one can help him. What causes hiccups? Is there a cure? He has them so bad he refuses to go out in public. — C.M. More...

Deaths up calls for child flu shots

CHICAGO More children have died from flu because they also had staph infections, according to a new government report that urges parents to have their kids get the flu shot. More...

Patchwork

Rock bands from Alaska, Alabama to perform here

The Whipsaws, a band who critics have said "sounds like Neil Young with the Drive-by Truckers riding shotgun," and Sons of Roswell. 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...

Museum is a tribute to B.B. King

INDIANOLA, Miss. More...