October 29, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Features

Study to probe why miners skip black lung exams

FRANKFORT State and federal health officials say they will conduct a study into why many underground coal miners decline free X-rays to check for black lung disease. More...

Utilities face coal shortage

OWENSBORO, Ky. A tight coal market caused by growing demand worldwide has Owensboro Municipal Utilities and other Kentucky utilities facing coal shortages at least through the end of the year. More...

Trash turning into key power source

KEARNY, New Jersey Standing atop the 400-acre 1- E landfill, you get a panoramic view of the Meadowlands sports complex to the north and the New York City skyline to the east. More...

Opinions

The Election

Seventy-six years ago this week, in the midst of the Great Depression, Americans were getting ready to elect a president. Two men sought the office. The Republican incumbent, Herbert Hoover, was far more experienced than his challenger. More...

Remembering Senator Wellstone

"Paul did what he thought was right for his state and for his country. … Coal miners, for whom Paul fought in the U.S. Senate, also owe him a debt of gratitude. More...

Political Cartoon

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Sports

Cougars look at 'three seed'

With the help of the new six class alignment it looks as though eastern Kentucky high schools may have their best chance in years of having several possible state championships in football. More...

Sports in Kentucky

Humble pie

Humble pie comes to us all. Last Saturday, near 2 o'clock Eastern time, SEC East southbound Kentucky was struck by a north-bound coal train called Florida at sonic speed. 63-5. More...

Gabby's Fishing Fever

Using plastic worms

Many good bass anglers will say they have a favorite bait or a secret bass bait that will catch bass when nothing else will. And I bet you most of them will say it's some size or a certain color plastic worm. More...

Families & Friends

Richie and Wanda Hall visit southern Ohio

Southern Ohio

Hello, everyone! Well, it is finally fall! The frost is sure on the pumpkin, or rather on the ground this morning! As usual the first thing you hear is griping, it is cold! Wonder what it will be when the snow starts to fly? More...

HOMECOMING

Dylan Perry, the center, and Kathy Province, a cheerleader, of Dandridge, Tenn., were football homecoming candidates at Dandridge Elementary School. They finished as second runners up. The Bronco football team's record is 6-1. More...

Blood drive to be held October 31

A blood drive will be held from noon to 7 p.m., Oct. 31, at Whitesburg Plaza. The drive is sponsored by Whitesburg Al- Mart and the Central Kentucky Blood Center. More...

Obituaries

Special services set at McRoberts church

Bethel Community Church, located in Tom Biggs Hollow at McRoberts, will hold special services Friday, Oct. 31, at 6 p.m. Roger Bentley is pastor of the church. Everyone is welcome to attend. For more information, call 832-1593. More...

Services are set for Jay White Sr.

Funeral services for Jay Travis White Sr., 39, of Kona, will be held at 1 p.m. today (Wednesday) at the Neon First Church of God. Burial will be in Green Acres Cemetery at Ermine. A son of Nolan and Hope White, he was born in Wise, Va. More...

Christine Honshul Paynter dies

Former Vicco resident Christine Honshul Paynter, 80, of Redford Township, Mich., died October 19. A daughter of the late Charlie and Frankie Jane Honshul Sergent, she was the sister of the late Rosalie Breeding-Risner and William O. Honshul. More...

Record turnout expected at polls

Kentucky Secretary of State Trey Grayson is predicting a record number of Kentuckians will vote in next Tuesday's presidential election. More...

Woman, 63, charged with feeding black bear illegally

A 63-year-old woman is scheduled to appear in Letcher District Court on Friday to answer a misdemeanor charge of illegally feeding a black bear at Little Cowan. More...

News

Veterans offered citations

Korean and Vietnam veterans who entered the service from Letcher County are eligible to receive a Kentucky Senate Citation of Honor, according to Darrell Holbrook, a Vietnam veteran, and Buddy Grubb, a veteran of the Berlin Crisis. More...

Dixon reports successful festival

Jenkins Mayor Charles Dixon, reflecting on the recent Homecoming Days Festival held in Jenkins, was elated. "I knew that we had produced one of our best festivals ever, but we were afraid that we might have overspent for entertainment. More...

COAL PICTURES

Anthony Warlick (center), program coordinator of Respiratory Clinics of Eastern Kentucky in Whitesburg, was presented with pictures of the Letcher County Coal Miners Memorial and the Bnt Bak Sor Nee Minz, a simulated coal mine, by Leonard Fleming More...

Columns

The way we were

Clips from Mountain Eagle front pages over the past 50 years

October 30, 1958 South-East Coal Co. announced today it is willing to put up $50,000 toward construction of an airport to serve Letcher County. The announcement was made by South-East Vice President V.D. Picklesimer. More...

Strange But True

• It was French existential philosopher and author Jean- Paul Sartre who made the following observation: "To believe is to know you believe, and to know you believe is not to believe." • The opossum is the only marsupial that is native More...

Car Talk

How do you eliminate a very stuborn stink?

Dear Tom and Ray: I was given a 1987 XJ6 Jag. She's one fine-looking lady. But she smells. I recently spent $1,100 of my government stimulus check having the car completely cleaned on the inside. 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 This is that dumb old hillbilly again. More...

Health

Tips to keep children safe at Halloween

Halloween is a cherished tradition but the excitement of the night can cause children to forget to be careful. There is no real trick to making Halloween a real treat for the entire family. More...

Autism group to organize

An organizational meeting for an autism support group will be held at 6 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 6, at the Neon First Church of God. The meeting is open to anyone interested in autism or who deals with autism. More...

No longer available

Because of changes in the federal Environmental Protection Agency standards involving multiple rodenticides, the Kentucky River District Health Department can no longer provided free rat/mouse poisons to the public. More...

Patchwork

Tyme to perform

East KY Tyme will play at Lay's Hardware in Coeburn, Va., from at 7:30 on Friday, Oct. 31. The group will also perform at Family Bluegrass in Hansonville, Va., at 8 p.m. on Nov. 1. For more information, call Astor Taylor at (606) 633-2708. More...

Men of the Deeps return to southwest Virginia

The Men of the Deeps, North America's only coal miners' choir, will make a return visit to southwest Virginia for two local concerts. The group will perform at C. Bascom Slemp Auditorium in Lee High School, at Ben Hur, Wednesday, Nov. More...

Tina Fey returns this week in '30 Rock'

NEW YORK This couldn't be better if Tina Fey had written it herself. And she's an Emmy-winning writer. More...