January 7, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Features

Popular display in Whitesburg took time and lots of patience

Dr. David Narramore paid great attention to detail when he created a Christmas display in front of his dentist office in downtown Whitesburg. More...

Opinions

Political Cartoon

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Notable Kentuckians who left us in 2008 added up to many

One of the best annual features on television is the salute by CBS's "Sunday Morning" to notable people who died in the year just ended. This space, as a chronicle of Kentucky politics, seems overdue for a similar presentation. More...

Lessons learned

When I was younger, New Year's was a time fraught with frantic uncertainty revolving around the seemingly critical questions of whether I would have a date and-or something to do. More...

Sports

Sports in Kentucky

Cats and Cards put on a show

When 20 percent-shooting Edgar Sosa pulled up from more than 20 feet out to fire a shot Sunday, one could almost hear a collective gasp from Rick Pitino and Louisville fans. No! NO! … Three! Kentucky fans? More...

Boys take Belfry tourney

The Letcher Central Cougar boys were on the road over the holidays playing in the Mountain Schoolboy Classic at Belfry. The tournament had teams from Sheldon Clark, Belfry, Christian Academy of Louisville, and Letcher Central. More...

Coming: A Cup season with no 'King'

Race fans know that when the ball dropped in New York City on New Year's Eve the beginning of another Sprint Cup season is just weeks away. More...

Families & Friends

Watch service is good way to end, begin year

Cowan

I hope everyone had a nice Christmas. Several were going and coming to be with loved ones and friends. I spent Christmas with Carl and Marsha along with Dr. Greg Carvetti, Missy and children of Chicago, and Kay Amburgey of Lexington. More...

RECOGNIZED

Several employees of Community Trust Bank were recognized on Dec. 9 for their years of service to the bank. More...

Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is set for January 17 at Benham Inn

Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College will present a celebration of the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on Saturday, Jan. 17. The breakfast event will begin at 9 a.m. More...

Obituaries

White rites held

Nolan White, 67, of Kona, died December 29 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital. Born at Kona, he was a son of the late Charlie and Maggie Holbrook White, the father of the late Jay White. More...

David Campbell rites held

Funeral services for David Darrell Campbell, 38, were held January 4 at the Ball Branch Old Regular Baptist Church. Burial was in the Campbell Cemetery at Mousie. More...

Services are held for Carl Polly, 81

Funeral services for Carl Polly, 81, of Mayking, were held January 4 at Letcher Funeral Home. Burial was in the Webb Cemetery. A son of the late Troy and Lillie Cook Polly, he died December 30 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital. More...

Rescue of hikers points to need for search team

Three hikers from Virginia, including one who broke his leg, were rescued Monday on Pine Mountain by rescue squads from Letcher County and neighboring Virginia. Jenkins Police Chief Jim Stephens said he received a call around 9:45 p.m. More...

Man charged with stealing presents remains in jail

A Neon man accused of stealing presents on Christmas Eve is still in the Letcher County Jail where his bond is set at $10,000 cash. More...

News

Festival of Quilts exhibit scheduled for Feb. 5-21

Quilting is not only an old mountain tradition, but in fact the art form has been around for thousands of years. In the 11th century the Crusaders brought a form of quilting to Europe from the Middle East. More...

Coalition election planned for Jan. 12

The Letcher County substance abuse prevention coalition, United for Substance Abuse Prevention (USAP), will hold elections at its Jan. 12 meeting. The meeting will take place at 5 p.m. in the basement of the Harry M. More...

Timber theft legislation appears to gain momentum

The growing awareness of the magnitude of timber theft in Kentucky is spurring legislative action in Frankfort. More...

Columns

Graveyard Hollow, a good place to live

Everyone asks me, "Why don't you write something about Graveyard Hollow?" Okay, here goes. We moved from Marlowe to Graveyard Hollow (you can call it Westwood, but I never will) in August, 1944. World War II was still going on. More...

The way we were

Clips from Mountain Eagle front pages over the past 50 years

January 8, 1959 A new science laboratory costing about $12,000 is to be installed at Whitesburg High School. Bert Combs, Prestonsburg, was in Letcher County Monday campaigning for the Democratic nomination for governor. More...

This guy's got junk in his blood

Dear Tom and Ray: My boyfriend is a great guy but is prone to procrastination (or so his family has warned me). It's come to my attention, as I try to find a spot to park when I visit his home, that he is accumulating LOTS of cars. 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

Pills sold as Ultram now on KASPER list

The Cabinet for Health and Family Services Office of Inspector General (OIG) is increasing efforts to monitor the types and amounts of potentially addictive prescription drugs dispensed to Kentuckians, with Kentucky recently becoming the second sta More...

Smoking ban cuts heart attack rate

ATLANTA A smoking ban in one U.S. city led to a dramatic drop in heart attack hospitalizations within three years, a sign of just how serious a health threat secondhand smoke is, government researchers say. More...

Fibrocystic breasts don't increase risk of cancer

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: Both my left and right breasts have many lumps. They scared me, so I saw an OB/GYN doctor. She spent a long time examining my breasts and told me I had fibrocystic breast disease and that it was nothing to worry about. More...

Patchwork

Coal Town Boys to play at Gordon

The Coal Town Boys will play at the Gordon Fire Department on Saturday, January 10. The performance will begin at 7 p.m. More...

Connection to play at American Legion

The Connection will perform from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m., Saturday, January 9, at the Whitesburg American Legion. The group includes Bo Conn on guitar and vocals, Tony Shortt on drums and vocals, and Scott Sexton on bass. More...

AfterShock to play

The AfterShock Band will host a dance at the Jenkins American Legion Saturday, Jan. 17, from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Admission is $5 per person. Legion membership is not required to attend. Everyone 21 and over is invited. More...