October 15, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Grand jury names 14

The Letcher County Grand Jury has named 14 people in indictments, including a woman charged with abusing her four-year-old child and tampering with a witness. The grand jury says Karrie Kristen Fields, 26, of 25877 U.S. Hwy. More...

News

Students offered free flu vaccine

The Letcher County Health Department is offering a needlefree flu vaccine at no charge to all school-age children in Letcher County in an effort to keep students healthy and in school during flu season. More...

ON FIRE AGAIN

A house in Jenkins that was previously destroyed by fire erupted in flames again while it was being torn down. More...

Former judge's calves shot, killed

Two calves belonging to former Letcher County Judge/ Executive Carroll Smith were shot to death recently on his property on Oscaloosa. "They shot them out in the middle of the field," said Smith. Sgt. More...

Columns

The way we were

Clips from Mountain Eagle front pages over the past 50 years

October 16, 1958 Some 50 leaders of business and government visited Letcher County and other areas of eastern Kentucky this week with an eye toward possible improvements to aid the economy of this part of Kentucky. More...

Car Talk

The tale of the detached wheel

Dear Tom and Ray: Something interesting happened to me today. I was on my way to work, and the right front wheel fell off my 2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo. I want to know why it fell off. More...

Horoscope

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) A bid for you to step in and take over an incomplete project could prove to be an excellent learning experience that you can take with you when a new opportunity opens up. 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

People are going back to wood heaters

North Carolina

We are blessed with a cool morning. The stores are selling stove pipes. Winter is on his journey. People are going back to wood heaters. Our electricity is very high, so wood heaters are a blessing to have. More...

Blackey seniors enjoy potlucks

It's been a while since I reported on our Blackey Senior Center. We have been busy doing things. We have good fellowship and enjoy each day; it seems like a family. We have taken several trips to Wise, Va. More...

Haunted hayrides set at Fishpond

Haunted hayrides will take place at Fishpond Lake from dusk until 10:30 p.m. on October 18, 19, 25, and 26. The cost is $5 per person. The event is sponsored by the Letcher County Fraternal Order of Police and the Jenkins Fire Department. More...

Patchwork

Tyme to perform

East KY Tyme will play at the Hemphill Community Center from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m., on Oct. 17. The group will also perform at Family Bluegrass in Hansonville, Va., from 8 to 11 p.m. on Oct. 18. More...

Returning to Whitesburg

Rising Nashville star Chris Janson, who lists among his influences such diverse acts at Hanks Williams Sr., Bob Dylan, the Rolling Stones and Guns 'n' Roses, will make a return appearance at Summit City in Whitesburg on Saturday, October 18 at 9 p. More...

Concerts set at Summit City

Summit City in downtown Whitesburg will host two concerts this week. Rich and the Poor Folks will play on Thursday, October 16. More...

Three indicted after car wrecks kill, hurt riders

The Letcher County Grand Jury has charged two Letcher County residents and a Tennessee woman with causing accidents resulting in injury or death while driving under the influence. More...

Fleming-Neon water customers told to not to wash cars, houses

Customers served by the Fleming-Neon Water Department are being asked to curtail their use of water as current drought conditions worsen. More...

Opinions

Palin vindicated?

Top Alaska paper says no

Sarah Palin's reaction to the Legislature's Troopergate report is an embarrassment to Alaskans and the nation. She claims the report "vindicates" her. More...

Political Cartoon

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McCain must separate self, campaign from the 'kooks'

WASHINGTON Are we witnessing the reemergence of the far right as a power in American politics? Has John McCain, inadvertently perhaps, become the midwife of a new movement built around fear, xenophobia, racism and anger? More...

Sports

'2nd season' begins in volleyball

The girls' high school volleyball season ends much the same as high school basketball and baseball seasons in Kentucky. Everyone qualifies to play in the state tournament, no one is excluded. More...

Sports in Kentucky

3 holidays in 1 for Big Blue fans

Big Blue Madness last week was as Barnum & Bailey as ever. A fall classic Kentucky fans cherish as Halloween, Thanksgiving and New Year's Eve rolled into one. With tricks and treats, family reunion and fireworks to fuel optimism for a new season. More...

Colonels able to tame Cougars

Despite a heartbreaking 22-14 loss to Whitley County this past Friday, the Letcher County Central Cougars still have hope of finishing second in their district and gaining home field advantage in the play-offs. More...

Health

Education series set for Hazard

An education series for family members and friends of those suffering from memory disorders will be held in Room 407 of the University of Kentucky Center for Excellence in Rural Health in Hazard. More...

New exercise guidelines are set

WASHINGTON Get moving: New exercise guidelines set a minimum sweat allotment for good health. For most adults, that's 2¬1/2 hours a week. How much physical activity you need depends largely on age and level of fitness. More...

Blinding headaches

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: Recently I began having severe headaches. I finally drove myself to the emergency room at a nearby hospital and, after numerous tests and a biopsy, the diagnosis was temporal arteritis. The doctors prescribed prednisone. More...

Obituaries

Meda Carol Gamel succumbs at 52

Meda Carol Gamel, 52, died October 8 at Hazard Appalachian Regional Hospital. A daughter of the late James Albert and Delma Seals Fields, she was the widow of Roy Thomas Gamel. More...

Carl Kermit Baker buried at Ermine

Funeral services for Carl Kermit Baker, 90, of Mayking, were held October 9 at Letcher Funeral Home. Burial was in Green Acres Cemetery at Ermine. More...

Funeral services held for Linda C. Collie

Linda C. Collie died October 6 at her home at Letcher. She was 45 years old. She was the daughter of Marie Akemon Price of Stanford and the late Woodrow Cornett. More...