November 26, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Features

Tom Gish remembered

Many people loved and were loved by Tom Gish, who died November 21 after publishing The Mountain Eagle for nearly 52 years. Some were family members by dint of heredity. More...

In his own words

A sampler of Tom Gish's editorials

Tom Gish wrote thousands of editorials marked by forcefulness and clarity. He wrote about whatever angered or troubled him - a broad canvas. He wanted a good education for every Letcher County child. More...

Opinions

Don't let friends drive drunk

To the Editor: Now that the holiday season is here Americans across the country are revving up for travel and holiday activities. For some, however, the season won't be free of cost or disaster. More...

Proud of Coaltown Boys

To the Editor: Eastern Kentucky has many things to be proud of. The scenery is unsurpassed by anyplace you want to visit and the people in eastern Kentucky really believe in taking care of their own. More...

Sports

Sports in Kentucky

Thanksgiving thanks you's

From here, the holiday spirit begins with most precious of all things ... your time." Thank you. Above all else on the thankful list, our troops. Then ... 1. Our Commonwealth had newspaper publisher Tom Gish 82 years. More...

Cougars take 'game of year'

It was the game of the year this past Friday night as the Letcher County Central Cougars traveled to Harrodsburg to take on the Titans of Mercer County in the second round of the Class 5A playoffs. More...

Let's not overlook Carl Edwards

Jimmie Johnson's third straight Sprint Cup title no doubt puts him in a league of his own when it comes to present-day Cup drivers. More...

Families & Friends

Holiday recipes through the eyes of children

Angie Bentley's class at West Whitesburg Elementary School put together some recipes for Thanksgiving. Here are their instructions: Pumpkin pie by Andrew Sexton Buy a pumpkin. Make it into a jack-o-lantern. Take out the seeds. More...

AT THE RACES

Earl Gibson, formerly of Rock House now of Naples, Fla., celebrated his 61st birthday early at Homestead-Miami Speedway for the Ford 400 championship weekend Nov. 16 and 17. He and his wife, Linda, have two daughters, Regina and Brenda. More...

Directions to cooking a Thanksgiving turkey

Bill Stanley's kindergarten class at Fleming-Neon Elementary School put together directions for cooking a turkey. Here are their instructions: Ingredients: turkey, salt water, cooking oil, timer, melted butter. More...

Obituaries

Martha Howard dies in Dayton, Ohio

Martha Howard, 91, of Dayton, Ohio, died September 19 at Hospice of Dayton. Born at Redfox, she was a daughter of the late George M. and Sally Banks Adams. She was the widow of Reed W. Howard. More...

Services are held for Audrey Docos

Funeral services for Audrey Day Docos, 87, of Port Saint, Fla., were held November 20 at Letcher Funeral Home. Burial was in the Day Cemetery at Cowan. Formerly of Cowan, she was a daughter of the late Tom and Cannie Day. More...

Principal is demoted, wants public hearing

The Jenkins Independent Board of Education has scheduled a public hearing for next month to consider an appeal filed by former Jenkins Middle High School Principal Teresa Bentley, who was demoted recently to the rank of elementary teacher by the di More...

Grand jury charges couple in bank scam

Pair among 18 named in indictments

has named 18 people in 19 indictments, including an Ermine couple charged with theft by deception. In separate indictments, the grand jury says Jimmy N. Niece, 57, and Kathy Niece, 47, both of P.O. More...

News

Walking, bike trail being used as road, board told

The Letcher County Board of Education was told at its November meeting this week that a plan is in place to keep vehicles off a newly paved walking and biking path near West Whitesburg Elementary School. More...

Jenkins Christmas Parade set

The annual Jenkins Christmas Parade is scheduled for Saturday, December 6, beginning at 6 p.m. Participants should be getting in the line-up no later than 5:30 p.m. More...

Trash pick-up rescheduled

County garbage pick-up has been changed because of the Thanksgiving holiday. Residents whose trash is usually picked up on Thursday will be serviced today (Wednesday). The Friday pick-up had been changed to Monday. More...

Columns

Car Talk

Is this the first of many repair jobs?

Dear Tom and Ray: My wife and I just became the proud owners of a 1981 Fiat 2000 Spider with only 40,000 miles on the odometer. The car is in great shape, runs like new and is absolutely fun to drive. More...

The way we were

Clips from Mountain Eagle front pages over the past 50 years

November 27, 1958 The Board of Trustees for the proposed school at Blackey voted Tuesday night to work toward establishing a junior college to serve Letcher and neighboring counties. More...

Horoscope

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) A project benefits from your organizational skills that get it up and running. Your success leaves a highly favorable impression. Don't be surprised if you get some positive feedback soon. 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

Free medical care offered

The Kentucky River Remote Area Medical (RAM) will provided 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...

Death takes no break for holidays

The holidays and winter usually conjure images of gifts, family gatherings and frolicking in the snow, but winter has a more ominous side. Research shows an increase in deaths during the winter and, specifically, the holidays. More...

Bipolar disorder is emotional seesaw

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: How serious is bipolar disorder? Can you control it yourself? Is the brain lacking some element? — L.R. More...

Patchwork

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...

'Wheel' and 'Jeopardy' bigger than TV

You take trivia answers that call for rapid-fire questions. You take a jumbo roulette wheel and the letters of the alphabet. What you've got are "Jeopardy!" and "Wheel of Fortune," TV's reigning syndicated shows for a quarter century. More...

DVR usage making big changes in viewing

Figuring out a prime-time schedule is usually one of CW network chief Dawn Ostroff's most important duties. Never, however, has it seemed to matter less. More...