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Court divided on whether to hire local architect firm to plan recreation center

The Letcher Fiscal Court has narrowed its search for an architect to design a proposed new recreation center in Whitesburg to two — one local and one out-of-county. More...

Features

Doug Adams, June Savage-Adams to headline art exhibit in Whitesburg

Among the most eminent artists of our time with local origins is Letcher County native Doug Adams. His career as an independent artist and educator has spanned 30 years. His artwork can be found in many of our homes, public places and institutions. More...

A new face of Gap Inc.?

A three-year-old Whitesburg girl could become the next face of a major baby clothing chain. Emily Grace Enfusse, daughter of Michael and Melissa Enfusse, is one of twenty babies and children chosen by Gap Inc. More...

Wienermobile here for now

A wish made by the Letcher County Kids Day Committee is being granted by a popular hotdog maker. More...

Columns

Car Talk

A 'burping' fuel pump is a dying fuel pump

Dear Tom and Ray: My husband and I have been married for two months. Recently I found out that his 1997 Dodge Dakota has been having a problem. He says, "You just have to burp it sometimes." What does that actually mean? More...

The way we were

Clips from Mountain Eagle front pages over the past 50 years

December 11, 1958 The Whitesburg City Council gave final approval Tuesday to the proposed new city occupational license tax fees, despite opposition from employees of the Whitesburg Memorial Hospital. More...

Moments in Time

• On Dec. 13, 1621, the first American furs to be exported from the continent leave for England. 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

Heart attack patients get 'big chill' treatment

NEW ORLEANS It took five mighty shocks to get Cynthia Crawford's heart to start beating again after she collapsed at Ochsner Clinic a few weeks ago. A dramatic rescue, to be sure, yet it was routine care she could have had at any hospital. More...

Treating frostbite

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: My father emigrated from the Soviet Union after World War II. As a young man, he lost three fingers to frostbite, but he didn't like to talk about it. I live in a region that has harsh winters and often wonder about frostbite. More...

Whooping cough cases are on rise in Kentucky

LEXINGTON The whooping cough is causing its first outbreak in Kentucky in several years. Department of Health state epidemiologist Dr. More...

Patchwork

East KY Tyme to perform at Norton

East KY Tyme will perform at 7:30 p.m., Dec. 13, at The Country Cabin II in Norton, Va. The facility is located across Al- ternate Rte. 58 from the original Country Cabin, 1 1/2 miles west of Norton. For more information, call (276) 679-3541. More...

Dance planned

A New Year's Eve dance will be held from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. at the Jenkins American Legion. Raging River Band will perform. Everyone is welcome. More...

Connection to play

The Connection will perform from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m., December 13, at the Whitesburg American Legion's annual Christmas dance. The group includes Bo Conn on guitar and vocals, Tony Shortt on drums and vocals, and Scott Sexton on bass. More...

Grand jury lists 7 ways to reduce theft of timber

A Letcher County grand jury says Kentucky's timber theft problem could be reduced significantly if laws were enacted to require special licenses for loggers and landowners. More...

Local prosecutor faces cuts

Prosecutors in Kentucky say a possible four-percent budget cut in state funding could lead to furloughs or layoffs. More...

News

Fleming-Neon 'holding its own' despite drought

The City of Fleming-Neon is "holding its own" with drought conditions and water levels in the city's two wells are slowly inching upward, according to Water Department Superintendent Carlos Phillips. More...

Article

STARS ALIGN IN PIKEVILLE — Country music superstar Willie Nelson (above) pointed to a member of the audience during his performance December 5 at the East Kentucky Expo Center in Pikeville. More...

Article

Calvary Temple Church of God at Sandlick was presented with a check totaling $1,788.60, representing the Whitesburg Food City's portion of $237,500 collected during the grocery chain's recent Race Against Hunger drive, co-sponsored by Miller Brewin More...

Opinions

Cutting money from community colleges is self-defeating

Kentucky's entire public system of higher education is in trouble, not because it needs a plan for excellence, not because its campuses are poorly led and not because it lacks achievement on which to build. More...

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Teach your children

Clearly, a national survey by an ethics institute of almost 30,000 public and private high school students that shows an astonishingly high level of lying and cheating demands action. Starting with the adult generation acting as their role model. More...

Sports

Up and down view of Liberty Bowl

Tongue-in-cheek this week, sorta ... a few UP arrows why one man thinks Kentucky (6-6) going to the Liberty Bowling is a good thing. And, a few DOWN arrows why it isn't. UP ... 1. 50th anniversary for Liberty ... More...

Lady Cougars take first 3

The Letcher County Central Lady Cougars extended their unbeaten record to 3-0 with a pair of wins last week at home over Phelps and Owsley County. LCCHS travels to Belfry tomorrow night for a match-up with the Lady Pirates. More...

Gabby's Fishing Fever

Bigger fish caught now

Early winter fishing season is here. The cooling down of the air and water temperature changes the way we must fish to be successful. More...

Families & Friends

The 'trashing' of a state treasure

Points East

I'm sitting here at my desk on this cold December evening doing the "brrrrrr" routine because the outside temperature is below freezing and me and Loretta are trying to adjust to a thermostat set at 68. More...

This weather will make us appreciate spring, summer

Whitesburg

Hello, everyone, hope you are all doing well and keeping warm. Winter will soon be here on Dec. 21. It sure feels like winter now. It will make us appreciate spring and summer. More...

BROTHERS

William Hatton (left) and his brother, Loren, are the sons of Dr. Kevin and Adrienne Hatton of Lexington. They are the grandchildren of Rob Hatton and the late Joan Trent Hatton, and Diane and Chaffin White of Louisville. More...

Obituaries

Services are held for Clinton Moore

Clinton Elster Moore, 92, of Paducah, died December 6. A son of the late John and Florence Angeline Greer Moore, he was born in Pike County at Shelby Gap, and was a graduate of Dorton High School. More...

Tommy Dale Bolling is buried in Virginia

Funeral services for Tommy Dale Bolling, 54, were held December 9 in Pound, Va. Burial was in the Hamilton- Bolling Cemetery in Pound. A son of Alta Jean McPeek Bolling of Payne Gap and the late Vardrey Bolling, he died December 6 at his home. More...

Services are held for Viola Phillips

Viola Phillips of Jenkins, died November 19 at the residence of her daughter in Clarksville, Tenn. A daughter of the late William Manon and Nancy Jane Gibson Webb, she was married to the late George F. Phillips for 46 years. More...