November 5, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Residents, businesses may be without water for days still

It still may be several days before public water in the Whitesburg area is deemed usable again. More...

Mechanical problem caused accident that killed man, 40

Funeral services were held Tuesday for a Burdine man who was killed last week when his car struck another vehicle and overturned. Danny E. Addington, 40, was traveling east on Hwy. More...

Features

You really do miss your water when it's gone

Helen Roberts, of Cowan, said she changed from well water to public water so her family could have access to better water. Now she is upset that the "better" water became contaminated. More...

Opinions

Tax rate lowest furnished by state

To the Editor: The library board is conscious of the tax burden imposed upon the citizens of Letcher County. The board is made up of five members, each a citizen from the county who serves on this board without any pay or benefits. More...

Wear a white ribbon during November

To the Editor: November is Adoption Awareness Month. In recognition of this unique way in which to become a family, white ribbons will be worn. More...

Columns

Car Talk

Did mechanic try to take elderly neighbor for a ride?

Dear Tom and Ray, My neighbor is an elderly gent with fairly advanced Alzheimer's disease. His wife was called out of town and left both of their cars disabled (disconnected the batteries, probably) so he wouldn't drive off on his own. More...

The way we were

Clips from Mountain Eagle front pages over the past 50 years

November 6, 1958 Letcher County voters showed without a doubt this week that they wanted a change in county government. More...

Horoscope

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) You enjoy the attention early in the week, but it might be a good idea to opt for some privacy by week's end so that you can have more time to consider an upcoming decision. 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

Diabetes Day set

The Leatherwood-Blackey Clinic will hold a Diabetes Awareness Day from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Nov. 14, in recognition of World Diabetes Day. More...

Zoloft, therapy help kids with anxiety

CHICAGO A popular antidepressant plus three months of psychotherapy dramatically helped children with anxiety disorders, the most common psychiatric illnesses in kids, the biggest study of its kind found. More...

Pierced ears reject earrings

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: When I turned 24, my pierced ears started to reject (bleeding, itching, swelling) my earrings. I have used 14-karat gold, sterling silver and cheap metal earrings. What is the cause? Is there a solution? — E.L. More...

Patchwork

Tyme to play at Norton, VA

East KY Tyme will perform at 7:30 p.m., Nov. 8, at The Country Cabin II in Norton, Va. The facility is located across Alternate Rte. 58 from the original Country Cabin, 1 1/2 miles west of Norton. For more information, call (276) 679-3541. More...

Tyme to perform

East KY Tyme will play at the Hemphill Community Center from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. on Nov. 7. The group will also perform at The Country Cabin in Norton, Va., at 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 8. For more information, call Astor Taylor at (606) 633-2708. More...

To perform in W'burg

An amazing lineup of musicians will appear at Summit City in Whitesburg during the next week. Kicking things off will be the return Friday night (Nov. More...

McCain wins here, Obama takes U.S.

Voters in Letcher County cast their ballots with the majority of Kentuckians in the race for U.S. president, but missed narrowly in their choice for U.S. Senator. More...

COUSINS

These children, all cousins, took a break from feeding the ducks at Fishpond Lake to pose for this photograph. From left are Kadan Barnett, Brady Rose, Megan Baker and Melissa Baker. They are from the Payne Gap area. More...

Republicans carry state

Voters in Kentucky have broken a 44-year streak of picking overall winners in presidential races by backing the unsuccessful campaign of Republican John McCain. Democratic U.S. Sen. More...

News

Jenkins delays vote again

The Jenkins City Council once again declined to vote on a controversial proposal to raise sanitation rates on businesses served by the city at its November meeting. More...

November 4, 2008 Unofficial General Election Returns For Letcher County

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Literacy program provides second chance for man recovering from drug addiction

For Alan Adams, the Letcher County Adult Education literacy program has provided an important second chance. More...

Sports

UK still not satisfied after 6 wins

LEXINGTON Kentucky defensive lineman Ventrell Jenkins loves Nashville and even admits with a somewhat sheepish grin that he listens to country music. More...

Sports in Kentucky

Fall in Kentucky like no place else

Frost is on the pumpkin, wool sweaters are out of storage … and an extra blanket, too. High autumn in Kentucky — clock hands turn back, sugar maples are wearing red, yellows and brown. More...

Bourbon no match for Cougars

Week nine is officially in the books for the Cougars of Letcher Central as they hosted Bourbon County this past Friday night. More...

Families & Friends

YOUTH HUNT

Casey Begley, 12, killed her first deer Oct. 11 while hunting with her parents during the Youth Hunt. She is the daughter of Therman Jr. and Barbara Begley of Camp Branch. More...

ANGLER

Coleman Begley, 10, caught this 15 1/2-inch crappie weighing 2 pounds, 2 ounces at Fishpond Lake on May 27. He was fishing with his father and his uncle, Stanley Combs. He is the son of Therman Jr. and Barbara Begley of Camp Branch. More...

Jodi Fugate is home from the hospital

Blackey

My news is behind a few weeks again. Jodi Fugate of Carbon Glow, was recently in Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital. She was having problems with her heart and then had pneumonia. She is home and doing better. More...

Obituaries

Services set for Nolan Webb

Leonard Nolan Webb of Harriman, Tenn., died November 2 at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tenn. He was 67 years old. A son of the late Ben and Nannie Holbrook Webb, he was a brother of the late Norman C. Webb. More...

Funeral today for Wilma Collins

Funeral services for Wilma Lene Collins, 58, of Thornton, will be held at 11 a.m. today (Wednesday) at Letcher Funeral Home. Burial will be in Green Acres Cemetery at Ermine. More...

Marie Caudill Fields is buried at Letcher

Marie Caudill Fields, 80, died October 29 at her home at Letcher. A daughter of the late Charlie and Judith Ison Caudill, she was a sister of the late Orville Caudill, Arnold Caudill, and Rena Vae Caudill. More...