January 14, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Features

Jeff Chapman-Crane art exhibit at Summit City

Among the most prominent contemporary Appalachian artists is Jeff Chapman-Crane of Eolia. Though he is not a native of Letcher County, we proudly adopted this very talented artist as our very own. More...

Opinions

Political Cartoon

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Show some respect

I don't hate George Bush. I never have. I voted against him twice. I disagree with him, sometimes passionately. I think the country is in worse shape now than it was eight years ago, and that history will not be kind to him. More...

Learning from failures of past

WASHINGTON When Bill Clinton's health care proposal was foundering in the summer of 1994, a group of senators suggested that the administration put off trying to get universal coverage and insist instead on insuring all children. More...

Sports

Cougars rebound after loss

The Letcher County Central Cougars were in Hazard this past week participating in the WYMT Mountain Classic held at Perry Central High School. The field was loaded with individual talent and it also had some pretty good teams. More...

Jody Meeks gets 54 in win over UT Vols

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. Jodie Meeks scored a school-record 54 points to help Kentucky cruise to a 90-72 win over No. 24 Tennessee on Tuesday night. More...

Tough week awaits Lady Cougars

The Letcher County Central Lady Cougars picked up a pair of wins on the road last week at Jenkins and Betsy Layne to raise their record to 11-3 and their modest winning streak to four straight. More...

Families & Friends

Reunion planned

The Sergent Grade School reunion will be held Saturday, May 23, Memorial Day weekend, at the Veterans for Foreign Wars Post 5829 at Pine Mountain Junction. More information will be available the first of May, or call (606) 633-7076. More...

Read these books

Points East

This is not a New Year's resolution as much as a matter of necessity. To wit, I have pretty much hung up my remote control because it has become a device of sheer frustration that I can live without. More...

Cold temperatures bring skiff of snow

Cowan

We are getting a little skiff of snow along with colder temperatures. Not too bad for this time of year. Not many going or coming this time of year. Carl Bennett and Marsha enjoyed a nice vacation in Florida and reported a good time. More...

Obituaries

James Hampton succumbs at 79

James Hampton died January 11 at Hazard Appalachian Regional Hospital. He was 79 years old. A son of the late Martin and Isia McFall, he was born in Letcher County. He was married to the late Aileen Bentley. Hampton was a U.S. More...

Lewis rites held

Wallace Lewis, 58, of Gordon died January 8 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital. Born in Letcher County, he was son of the late Astor and Rosa Boggs Lewis. He was a brother of the late Maurice Lewis and Darrell Lewis. More...

Services are held for Ada Campbell

Ada Griffith Campbell, 90, of Swannonoa, N.C., died December 29. She was a daughter of the late James and Frankie Watts Griffith of Hallie, and was the widow of Fess Campbell. More...

Old building still under protection, mayor tells board

Mayor James Wiley Craft is again warning the Letcher County Conservation District not to begin tearing down any portion of the old KYVA Motor Company Building the district owns in downtown Whitesburg. More...

Student chosen to attend

A Letcher County Central High School senior will be in the audience next week to watch Senator Barack Obama's historic inauguration as the 44th president of the United States. More...

News

Neon council upset by threat of TV changes

Television viewers in the Fleming-Neon area may be faced with losing several longtime favorite channels if a warning from Inter Mountain Cable comes true. More...

TRUCKS TAKE OVER PARK

Thornton residents arrived at their new community park this week to find its parking lot damaged by heavy trucks which have been using it as a staging area for nearby natural gas drilling and pipeline construction projects despite being told to st More...

Jenkins board chairman calls on state legislators for help

The Kentucky General Assembly's failure to adequately fund public education will force local increases in property taxes if school districts are to be able to continue to educate and care for students, a top Jenkins school official said. More...

Columns

Getting ready for tax season

The holidays have passed us by, the new year has begun, and tax season is right around the corner. The earlier you prepare for the looming April 15 tax dead- line, the easier it will be to file your taxes. More...

Car Talk

The heart wants it, but safety first

Dear Tom and Ray: I am a middle-aged (OK, middle-aged-plus) woman who drives a Mini Cooper S with a manual transmission. I purchased it last year for whatever psychological reasons post-hormonal women do things like that. More...

The way we were

Clips from Mountain Eagle front pages over the past 50 years

January 15, 1959 Gov. A.B. Chandler visited Whitesburg Tuesday to take a look at Letcher County's unemployment problems and to order the highway department to put as many unemployed to work as possible. 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

Power loss a threat to ill at home

WASHINGTON For many of the growing millions who depend on home medical equipment, a power outage goes way beyond the inconvenience most of us feel. It could be deadly. More...

Kentucky has no plan

While millions of people across the country are finding themselves dependent on life-sustaining home medical equipment, Kentucky does not maintain a complete list of people for whom a power outage could mean life or death. More...

Swollen ankles usually treatable if cause found

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: I retain fluid in my ankles and feet. They swell during the day. After a night's sleep they're normal size. I have taken a diuretic for a whole year, but it's no better. Why? My doctor has thrown his hands up at this. — M.P. 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, Jan. 16. The band will also be playing with the Tommy Webb Band at the Meadowgreen Music Barn in Clay City on Saturday, Jan. 17, starting at 7 p.m. More...

To perform

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. Membership is not required, but attendees must be at least 21 years old. More...

Strings to play

Appalachian Strings will perform at 7:30 p.m., January 17, 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. More...