January 28, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Funeral this week for woman killed in trailer fire at Eolia

Funeral services will be held at Camp Branch Thursday for an Eolia woman who died in a house fire on January 24. Ella Louise Miles Yeary, 35, was pronounced dead by Letcher County Coroner Wallace Bolling Jr. at 7:40 p.m. More...

Features

Irene Banks retires after serving public 33 years

After 33 years of working in downtown Whitesburg, Irene Banks has given up her job in banking so she can spend more time sewing and cooking. More...

Many quilts have become priceless family heirlooms

What makes Kentucky quilts so special? I recently reviewed a book published in 1998 by the Kentucky Folk Art Center at Morehead. More...

Columns

Post office boxes online

Need a post office box? Want to pay for an existing post office box? Post office boxes online is a convenient option for consumers and small businesses to find a post office box or to manage your existing post office box(es). More...

Car Talk

Turning car-buying trip into an adventure

Dear Tom and Ray: I just turned 40, ughhhh, so I guess I have hit my "midlife crisis." Unlike my friends, I don't want a Porsche or a Ferrari. I want a late-'50s to early-'60s VW Bug. That's right, a VW Bug. More...

The way we were

Clips from Mountain Eagle front pages over the past 50 years

January 29, 1959 Another school study apparently will get under way in Letcher County soon. More...

Sports

Sports in Kentucky

Easy lessons

Louisville, Dallas and Baton Rouge ... recent incidents remind us that we can do better. More...

Cougars rebound from loss

The Cougar boys played twice last week, hosting the Commodores of Perry Central on January 20 and then traveling to Owsley County on Saturday to take on the Owls. More...

Girls continue to impress

The Letcher County Central Lady Cougars maintained their runner-up spot in the regional rankings with impressive wins last week, 52-40 over visiting Harlan County on Jan. 22, and 58-49 at Knott County Central last Saturday night. More...

Families & Friends

Church to sell fried pies for building repairs

Big Cowan

I don't know about the rest of you, but I am just about over these water problems. It's been out for four days with a water line broken somewhere. More...

Revival set

A revival will be held February 4 through February 8 at the Little Leatherwood Church of God of Prophecy. Services will begin at 6:30 p.m. nightly. For more information, call Pastor Robbie Delph at (606) 476-8849. More...

A good snow is good for the soil

Cowan

Our winter season is going by pretty fast. No really bad weather so far. A good snow is good for the soil, and helps raise the water level. Several attended church at Little Cowan on Sunday. We were all sad about the death of Mrs. More...

Obituaries

Services are held for Phyllis Blanton

Funeral services for Phyllis Ann Blanton, 54, of Hallie, were held January 27 at Kingscreek Community Church. Burial was in the Combs Cemetery in Hallie. More...

Rites are held for Marie Back

Funeral services for Marie Back, 85 of Lexington, were held January 24. Burial was in the Lexington Cemetery. Born at Roxana, she was a daughter of the late Richard and Verda Shepherd. More...

Funeral services held for Jack Lucas

Jack Lucas, 66, died January 25 at his home in Henrietta Township, Ohio, after a long illness. Born at Democrat, he was a son of the late Emil and Ethel Martin Lucas, and a brother of the late Charles Ray Lucas and Larry Wayne Lucas. More...

Man held in bank holdup set for initial appearance

A 25-year-old Jeremiah man was scheduled to make his first court appearance today (Wednesday) since being charged last week with robbing a branch bank at Isom. More...

New trial ordered for man convicted in foster baby case

The Kentucky Supreme Court is standing by its divided decision to order a new trial for a Letcher County man who was sentenced to 50 years in prison in 2006 after a jury found him guilty of murdering a 2- 1/2 year old foster child who was in his ca More...

23 accused in newest round of indictments

Hooking your home back up to a city utility after you've been disconnected for nonpayment is a crime. More...

News

Ison out of prison, but still has price to pay

Just because Jason Ray Ison is out of prison doesn't mean his legal troubles are over. Ison, 24, was released from the Little Sandy Correctional Complex in Sandy Hook around 1 p.m. on January 22. More...

Ex-Jenkins principal finally gets hearing set

The Jenkins Independent Board of Education has finally set a date to hear the appeal of a former Jenkins Middle High School principal who was demoted to the classroom earlier in the current school year. More...

Letcher board warned of tough choices ahead if budget cuts do come

The Letcher County Board of Education may have to make some painful financial decisions if it suffers major budget cuts. That's the message Roger Martin, the school district's finance officer, delivered to the school board at its January meeting. More...

Opinions

We saw history

Last week The Eagle found itself with a press pass for the 56th Presidential Inauguration in Washington, D.C. More...

Cartoon

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It's all about getting power back

WASHINGTON Beneath the warm pledges of bipartisanship and the earnest calls for cooperation in the midst of a grave crisis lurks an unpleasant fact: From the moment it loses power, the opposition par ty tur ns immediately to the task of getting i 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. Our address is: mteagle@tgtel.com To the person that I loved: I'm sorry. More...

Health

Finding who's vulnerable to cataracts

WASHINGTON Space shuttle science may soon come to an eye doctor near you: Researchers are using a NASA gadget to finally tell if a cataract is brewing before someone's vision clouds over. More...

Brain bleed causes stroke at young age

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: When my brother was 47, he died of a stroke caused by bleeding in his brain. He was fine one minute, and the next he was in a coma. An autopsy showed he had had an aneurysm that ruptured. More...

MRSA rising in kids' ear, nose, throat infections

CHICAGO Researchers say they have found an "alarming" increase in children's ear, nose and throat infections in the United States caused by dangerous drug-resistant staph germs. More...

Patchwork

Coming events

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...

Oscar 3453 born in factory

CHICAGO One of the biggest stars of this year's Academy Awards was born on Chicago's northwest side, brought into the world by Martin Vega and prepped for his big close-up by Eladio Gonzalez. More...

Meet new 'Amazing Race' teams

LOS ANGELES Most contestants on "The Amazing Race" must tackle language barriers during their trek around the world. As the reality series' first-ever deaf contestant, Luke Adams had double the trouble. More...