December 17, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Court hires Pike Co. firm to plan recreation center

The Letcher Fiscal Court is not a believer in shopping locally at Christmas — at least when it comes to hiring an architect to design the county's proposed new $6 million recreation center in downtown Whitesburg. More...

Features

The love of art brought them together

I caught up with Doug and June Savage-Adams and their grandson, Chandler, on the opening day of the citywide art exhibit, Dec. 12, at the Harry M. Caudill Memorial Library in Whitesburg. More...

Cops buy gifts for 76 kids

Each December Kentucky State Police troopers set aside one day to help make the holiday season brighter for children in the community and to show them that police have a softer side. More...

Family gathers, distributes gifts to needy here for ninth year

A Letcher County native who has spent the last nine years bringing Christmas gifts to needy families in the county is using this year's excursion to help teach her grandchildren a lesson in giving. More...

Columns

Students should learn to budget

College students should have a budget, and it's not a bad idea for high school students either. Here's some advice for sudents about a budget: A budget is nothing more than a tool for tracking the money you make compared with the money you spend. More...

The way we were

Clips from Mountain Eagle front pages over the past 50 years

December 18, 1958 County Judge Arthur Dixon said today he will ask Gov. A.B. Chandler to declare that an emergency exists in Letcher County because of the serious unemployment problem. Gov. More...

Horoscope

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Careful, Lamb. Don't let your generous nature lead to some serious overspending as you contemplate your holiday gift-giving. Your social life kicks off into high gear by week's end. 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

Clinic holiday hours

The Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital Clinic will be closed Dec. 24 and 25 for the holidays. The clinic will re-open on December 26 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Prime-Time clinic will be closed until December 29. More...

New test predicts breast cancer risk

SAN ANTONIO A new test to predict an average woman's odds of getting breast cancer works better than a method doctors have relied on for decades, researchers have reported. More...

Alcohol Consumption and Diabetes

Consuming alcohol is a matter of debate in the medical community. The natural reaction is to discourage it, especially if people are drinking excessive amounts and abusing it. More...

Patchwork

Tyme to perform

East KY Tyme will play at the Hemphill Community Center from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 19. The annual Christmas party will be held at that time. Those attending should bring a favorite dessert or candy. More...

Music at Norton

Appalachian Strings will perform at 7:30 p.m., Dec. 20, 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...

AfterShock to play

The AfterShock Band will host a dance at the Jenkins American Legion Saturday, Dec. 20, from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Admission is $5 per person. Everyone 21 and over is invited to attend. More...

12 professions will pay more to work in city

Licensing fees for some professions will go up in the City of Whitesburg in the coming year. More...

Fake money shows up here

Police are asking Letcher County residents to pay close attention to cash they receive and make sure it isn't counterfeit. Whitesburg Police Chief Scott Adams estimated confiscating about $800 worth of counterfeit bills in the county last week. More...

News

Dance team wins 'Jamfest' championship

The Letcher County Central High School Cougar Dance Team is the national champion of the Jamfest Nationals cheer/dance competition held earlier this month Gatlinburg, Tenn. More...

Jobs offered

The U.S. Census Bureau is seeking full-time and part-time workers for the 2010 Census at the rate of $10.25 to $12.50 per hour. The Census Bureau will provide paid training, mileage reimbursement, and flexible hours. More...

Settlement school receives America's Treasures grant

Pine Mountain Settlement School, a National Historic Landmark in Harlan County, has received a 2008 Save America's Treasures grant from the National Park Service. More...

Opinions

Obama left with little time to curb global warming

WASHINGTON When Bill Clinton took office in 1993, global warming was a slow-moving environmental problem that was easy to ignore. Now it is a ticking time bomb that President-elect Barack Obama can't avoid. More...

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Obama had 'little to do' with unsavory Blagojevich

WASHINGTON Normally, we might be talking about President-elect Barack Obama's Monday news conference on energy and the environment. But, no. More...

Sports

Lady Cougars await tourney start

The 4-1 Letcher County Central Lady Cougars will host their third annual three-day, four team, round robin tournament beginning with tomorrow night's (Thursday's) doubleheader action starting at 7:30. More...

Sports in Kentucky

Young Wildcats are still learning

What about Kentucky's Wildcats? Ten games in, here's one view of the good, the bad, the ugly. THE GOOD. Eleven players in Billy Clyde Gillispie's rotation are underclassmen, including five who were elsewhere a season ago. More...

Teams play well against powers

It's round ball time again in the mountains and the Letcher Central Cougar girls' team as well as the boys' already have some games under their belts. More...

Families & Friends

Homemakers Club holds December meeting

Jeremiah

I'll just write a little column this week since I'm running short on the deadline again. A large crowd recently attended the final service for Flarie Caudill. The many family and friends attending were a testament to how well loved she was. More...

CHRISTMAS PROGRAM

Children at Mayking Head Start recently enjoyed a program presented by Jenay Hall, children's librarian at the Harry M. Caudill Memorial Library in Whitesburg. The children listened as a book was read to them, and made a Christmas card. More...

UK FANS

These University of Kentucky fans attended the Wildcats' game versus Georgia. Left to right are Kenny Spangler, daughter Brittany and her brother, Cameron Moncrief of Lexington. More...

Obituaries

Johnson rites held

Funeral services for Audrey June Johnson, 70, of Deane, were held December 15. Burial was in the Deane Baptist Church Cemetery. Born at Rockhouse, she was a daughter of the late John and Ollie Hall Cook. More...

Services are held for Fred Arrowood

Fred Arrowood, 77, died December 13 at his residence at Neon. Born in Breathitt County, he was a son of the late Mitch and Lizzie Clay Arrowood, and the widower of Carlile Stamper Arrowood. A former U.S. Marine, he served in the Korean War. More...

Services are held for Lavinia Sturgill

Lavinia Sturgill, 95, of Eolia, died December 10 at Letcher Manor Nursing Home. A daughter of the late Joseph F. and Sarah L. Smith Parsons, she was the widow of Kyle Sturgill. More...