November 19, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Reptile dealer pleads guilty

A 37-year-old Mayking man has pleaded guilty in Letcher District Court to seven counts of illegally buying, selling and transporting reptiles. More...

News

New trucks will bring new days for trash pick-up

With the new year may come a new day that your garbage is picked up. More...

Single-car wreck kills woman, 78

Letcher County Deputy Coroner Wallace Bolling Jr. ruled blunt force trauma to the chest as the cause of death of a 78-yearold Whitesburg woman who died from injuries sustained in a single-vehicle wreck at Van. More...

Water donated here is headed to Magoffin Co.

Since water from the Whitesburg Municipal Water System has been deemed safe to consume, Letcher County Judge/ Executive Jim Ward said the county is donating 38 pallets of gallon jugs and canned drinking water to Magoffin County, which is now facing More...

Columns

Dogs, a herd of deer and persimmons

Eleven years ago I somehow or another got talked into adopting three pups from two different people and I wondered why in the world we needed three dogs, but I have come to accept the answer to that question. More...

The way we were

Clips from Mountain Eagle front pages over the past 50 years

November 20, 1958 The City of Whitesburg received federal approval today of its "workable program" for local improvements including low rent housing and urban renewal. More...

Car Talk

Buck up and replace your radio

Dear Tom and Ray: I did something that was, at best, careless — and at worst, really, really stupid. So don't tell anyone! When I turn on my 2006 Jeep Liberty, the vents emit a "not so nice" smell. 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

Help offered vets, families

Veterans and their dependents filing for federal or state veterans benefits may contact a field representative of the Kentucky Department of Veterans Affairs for assistance. More...

BIRTHDAY

Clayton Shepherd of Jeremiah, is celebrating his 91st birthday today (Wednesday). He is a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, and loves talking about his war experiences. More...

AARP to meet, take day trip

The Letcher County AARP Chapter will meet on Thursday, November 20, at 6 p.m. at the Blackey Senior Citizens Center for its Thanksgiving dinner. More...

Obituaries

Services set for Mrs. Whitaker

Funeral services for Mildred Louise Whitaker, 81, formerly of Premium, will be held at 1 p.m. today (Wednesday) at Letcher Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Banks & Whitaker Cemetery at Premium. More...

Glenna York dies in Tennessee

Glenna Faye Hunsaker York died November 15 at her home in Newport, Tenn. She was 61 years old. The widow of Larry Eugene York, she was a daughter of the late Glenn and Madge Kincer Hunsaker. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. More...

Truman Combs is buried at Thornton

Truman David Combs, 50, died November 8 at his home in Seffner, Fla. He was a son of the late Neva Rose Combs. More...

Garbage rates may need to be raised, officials are told

County Treasurer Phillip Hampton told the Letcher County Fiscal Court that despite all the reorganization and cost savings from switching to mini-packer trucks, shifting personnel, and other measures, it may be necessary to raise garbage rates in t More...

Sewer plant behind schedule

Construction of the City of Whitesburg's new sewage treatment plant won't be finished before its November 26 completion date and may not be ready to use until sometime next year. More...

Man charged with selling OxyContin free on bond

A Letcher County native arrested on charges of selling illegal narcotics was released from the Letcher County Jail after a Tennessee woman posted a $20,000 cash bond. More...

Opinions

Political Cartoon

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Do we really need a mom-in-chief?

America is cheering for Michelle Obama, the self-declared "mom-in-chief." She's checking out D.C. schools; she's making sure she's home for the girls' bedtime; she's doing everything but putting on puppet shows with lonely goatherds who yodel. More...

President Hillary

I saw it on election night, as I scrolled through the exit poll that somehow made its way online (at least at cbsnews.com) even before the polls closed in Ohio. More...

Sports

Lady Cougars voted second in region

Oh, the difference a year makes. More...

Gillispie, Brooks only share blame

Last weekend was long and terribly disappointing for University of Kentucky sports fans. You can say I'm not supposed to have a biased opinion as a member of the media, but I'm a fan too. More...

Cougars await Mercer Co.

The play-off road promises to be a little tougher for Letcher County Central this week. More...

Health

Free medical care offered

The Kentucky River Remote Area Medical (RAM) will provide free medical, dental and vision care to uninsured and underinsured people on December 6 at 7 at the Knott County Sportsplex. Registration will begin at 6 a.m. More...

Offering flu vaccine

The Letcher County Health Department is giving free flu vaccine to all school age children for the 2008-2009 flu season. The vaccine is given by a mist sprayed in the nose call Flumist. This is not an injection. More...

Shot thwarts genital warts in males

ATLANTA For the first time, an expensive vaccine aimed at preventing cervical cancer in women has proven successful at preventing a disease in men, according to a study released by the vaccine's maker. More...

Patchwork

Bluegrass music set for Norton

South Mountain Boys will perform at 7:30 p.m., Nov. 22, 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 Friday, Nov. 21. They will also be hosting a potluck dinner celebrating "Ice Bee" Cantrell's 99th birthday. Those attending should bring a covered dish. More...

ROCK SHOW

Rose Hill Drive, a band critics often compare favorably to Led Zeppelin and Cream, performed in concert last week at Summit City in Whitesburg. More...