November 12, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Water was 'never dangerous,' state says

A spokeswoman for the Kentucky Department of Water says a "minuscule amount" of contaminants were found in water samples taken in Whitesburg last week after a consumer advisory was issued for customers of the Whitesburg Municipal Water System. More...

Features

Tour of Highland Winery/B&B and Farm scheduled

In this world there are dreamers and there are doers. Alone, they may accomplish little but in concert they are the 'stuff' that makes up the American entrepreneurial spirit. Jack Looney and his wife Sandra of Seco are the epitome of this formula. More...

Opinions

Media Beat

Post-election story: 'Spreading the wealth'

Two days before he lost the election, John McCain summarized what had become the central message of his campaign: "Redistribute the wealth, spread the wealth around — we can't do that, my friends. More...

Political Cartoon

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Bitter end

For many California voters, especially those who supported Barack Obama's presidential bid, election night had a bright beginning and a bitter end. The state overwhelmingly supported the next president. More...

Sports

Cobb winning over teammates at UK

LEXINGTON Braxton Kelley knew he was looking into the future. Before the start of Kentucky's season, the senior linebacker was watching the freshman class practice and saw something special in wide-eyed quarterback Randall Cobb. More...

Cougars are a No. 2 seed

You know, high school football is so unpredictable. The Letcher Central Cougars are a number two seed in the playoffs and they will play Pulaski Southwestern in the opening round of the playoffs at Ermine this Friday night. More...

Girl gets record fish

A 14-year-old freshman at Montgomery County High School landed a 47-pound muskellunge while fishing with her family on Cave Run Lake Nov. 2. Sarah Terry's fish is now Kentucky's state record muskellunge. "I saw it come to the boat," she said. More...

Families & Friends

Phoebe Fields celebrates her 90th birthday

Cowan

Mae Boggs had a week with her children, Kelly, Becky and Tim, in Lexington and Louisville. They show her a good time while she is there and she really enjoys being with them. More...

Shoeboxes to be collected Nov. 17-24

It's time once again to start saving shoeboxes to fill with toiletries, small toys and candy to be given to children all around the world who may not otherwise receive gifts. More...

YOUNG HUNTER

Dylan Potter killed his first deer at the age of eight a year ago. He is the son of David and Chrissy Potter of Cincinnati. He is a great-grandson of the late Hassell and Pansy Comb, and a grandson of Marvin and Verna Potter of Craft's Colly. More...

Obituaries

Services held for Danny Lee Wilson

Danny Lee Wilson, 63, of Carmel, Ind., formerly of Whitesburg, died October 31. More...

Tyme to perform

East KY Tyme will play at the Lost Creek Jamboree from 7 to 10 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 15, at Lowmansville. For more information, call Astor Taylor at (606) 633-2708. More...

Services are held for Barbara Bates

Funeral services for Barbara H. Bates, 69, were held November 9 at Everidge Funeral Home. Burial was in Green Acres Cemetery at Ermine. A daughter of the late Coy and Rosa Horton Holstein, she was born in Bethesda. More...

Grand jury indicts coroner, wife on narcotics charges

INSIDE: 17 others are also indicted.

Letcher County's coroner and his wife are named in indictments charging them with obtaining prescriptions for narcotics by fraud and for stealing controlled substances from the Whitesburg hospital. Coroner John S. More...

SOME OF NATURE'S BEST

Dead leaves were still clinging to some of the only virgin timber in the region when this photograph was taken last week at Lilly Cornett Woods, an old growth forest located in the community of Skyline. More...

Officials issue citations

A Whitesburg business operator has been cited for the leaking of waste oil into the North Fork of the Kentucky River at Ermine. More...

News

Water bills to be cut

Local officials say residents and businesses connected to the Whitesburg Municipal Water System will not have to pay for water they weren't able to use after a drinking water advisory was put in place during the first week of November. More...

Grand jury charges 17 in 19 indictments

The Letcher County Grand Jury has named 17 people in 19 indictments, including a woman charged with wanton endangerment of her two-year-old child. More...

VETERANS DAY

The U.S. Postal Service awarded pins to its employees who are veterans in appreciation of their service to the country. More...

Columns

Medicare prescription drug plan enrollment to begin November 15

The next open season for enrollment in the Medicare Part D prescription drug program is rapidly approaching. More...

The way we were

Clips from Mountain Eagle front pages over the past 50 years

November 13, 1958 The Letcher County Chapter of The National Foundation has used up all available local polio-fighting funds and has had to turn to the national headquarters for help. More...

Car Talk

Gunk in the trunk needs a detail

Dear Tom and Ray: My husband is completely opposed to ever washing our car. I'm not sure why. It's a 1996 Camry, and it's been washed about three times in its life. 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

Autism support group planned

Autism Support of Letcher County will be meet at 6 p.m., the first Thursday of every month, at the First Church of God at Neon. The next meeting is December 4. The meeting is open to anyone interested in autism or who deals with autism. More...

Wider use of statins may save lives

NEW ORLEANS People with low cholesterol and no big risk for heart disease had dramatically lower rates of heart attacks, death and stroke if they took the cholesterol pill Crestor, a large study found. More...

Most everyone uses much too much salt

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: Sodium, sodium, sodium! Medical people continually tell us to cut down on it. How much is too much? Many packaged meals contain 10 percent to 40 percent. What does that percentage mean? What are the limits you suggest? More...

Patchwork

The Connection to play Nov. 15

The Connection, a rock/country band, will perform at 9 p.m., November 15, at the Whitesburg American Legion. Membership in the Legion is not required to attend. For more information, call Bo Conn at 821-6177 or the American Legion at 633-2834. 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...

Rockettes take Christmas show to arenas

CINCINNATI The Rockettes — the worldfamous precision dance troupe that has entertained audiences at New York's Radio City Music Hall for 76 years — are bringing their flashy high kicks and precision tapping to arenas for the first tim More...