February 11, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Man pleads guilty in rape case

Sentencing is scheduled for March 25 for a Blackey man who pleaded guilty to raping a 17-year-old female juvenile after providing her with marijuana and cocaine on June 8, 2007. More...

News

Firefighters rescue two puppies

A couple whose house at Big Cowan was destroyed by fire recently are thankful firefighters were able to save two puppies trapped by flames. Lynda Blumlo, who lived at 2142 Highway 931 South, said she realized her house was on fire about 11 a.m. More...

Man admits rape

Sentencing is scheduled for March 25 for a Blackey man who pleaded guilty to raping a 17-year-old female juvenile after providing her with marijuana and cocaine on June 8, 2007. More...

Guilty plea entered in beating case here

A Floyd County man accused of robbing and beating a Whitesburg man has pleaded guilty to a reduced charge. Nathan Collins, 21, of Garrett, pleaded guilty to theft by unlawful taking in excess of $300, which is a class D felony. More...

Columns

Moments in Time

• On Feb. 14, 278 A.D., Valentine, a holy priest in Rome, is executed for continuing to perform marriages for young lovers in secret after Emperor Claudius the Cruel banned all marriages and engagements. More...

Car Talk

Cosmetics may not be the important question here

Dear Tom and Ray: Although I am not currently participating in a witness protection program, I think it best not to divulge my true name or whereabouts — you'll understand. I live in a rural setting near a medium-size U.S. city. More...

The way we were

Clips from Mountain Eagle front pages over the past 50 years

February 12, 1959 The Letcher County Board of Education will meet at 1 o'clock Saturday afternoon to consider plans for improving fire prevention and protection at the Whitesburg High and Grade School. 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 Men, remember the woman you care about this Valentine's Day. More...

Health

Drug firms push 'murky' ailment

WASHINGTON Two drugmakers spent hundreds of millions of dollars last year to raise awareness of a murky illness, helping boost sales of pills recently approved as treatments and drowning out unresolved questions — including whether it's a r More...

Supergerms demand respect, but not fear

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: I have heard a lot about MRSA. Can you give me some more information about it? What can we do to prevent getting it? I am a student at San Jacinto High School in California. — J.R. More...

Good Glucose Control Keeps Pregnancy Complications In Check

Doctors have known for years that diabetes can complicate pregnancy, labor and delivery. More...

Obituaries

Bobby P. Pennington rites held

Funeral services for Bobby P. Pennington, 75, were held February 6 at Everidge Funeral Home. Burial was in the R.B. Caudill Cemetery at Whitco. A son of the late Henry and Dora Caudill Pennington, he was born in Letcher County. More...

Services are held for Hershel Brown

Funeral services for Hershel Wayne Brown, 51, were held February 8 Everidge Funeral Home. Burial was in the Wright- Collier Cemetery at Goose Creek. A son of the late John and Vairl Bullion Brown, he was born in Jenkins. More...

Robert Mullins Jr. dies in accident

Robert Ray Mullins Jr., 30, died February 5 in Hickory from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. He was a 2000 graduate of the University of Virginia's College at Wise, a former sportswriter for the Norton Press, and a U.S. More...

Judge orders tougher mine rules

A judge on Tuesday ordered the federal agency that regulates coal mining to strengthen rules designed to make the nation's 38,000 underground coal miners safer by creating better-trained rescue teams. U.S. More...

Tax hikes on booze, smokes closer to becoming new law

FRANKFORT It wasn't quite the Boston Tea Party. But Kentucky bourbon industry officials stood shoulder-toshoulder Tuesday and emptied bottles of bourbon on the state Capitol's front steps to protest a proposed 6-percent sales tax on all booze. More...

Opinions

Political Cartoon

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Neither a chump nor a wimp

WASHINGTON It took less than three weeks for the real Barack Obama to come into view. He turns out to be both a conciliator and a fighter. These are not contradictions in his character. More...

GOP on stimulus: First, do harm

Barack Obama never guaranteed he would end partisan rancor in Washington. He said he'd try. The assumption was that Republicans might want to work with Democrats to reach shared goals. More...

Sports

Lady Cougars stretch streak of wins to seven

The Letcher County Central Lady Cougars stretched their current winning streak to seven with victories over Jenkins (Feb. 6) and Perry County Central (Feb. More...

Boys rebound against Cordia

The Letcher County Central Cougars traveled to Hindman to take last week for a rematch with Knott Central in a big district game. The Patriots handed the Cougars their only district loss earlier in the season, winning by 10 at Ermine. More...

Making Daytona's big show

Qualifying at every other stop on the schedule except the season opening Daytona 500 is quick and easy to figure out. It's a matter of drawing a spot to go out and then when it is your turn on the track, go as fast as you can. More...

Families & Friends

Two sets of twins celebrate birthdays

Jeremiah

It sure felt good to have a couple of warm days, especially after having all the snow and cold temperatures for the last couple of weeks. Bob and I took Opal Banks to Lexington for her doctor's checkup recently. More...

Linda Lucas is now back home on Cowan

Cowan

We are still having pretty nice weather for this time of year. Several attended church at Little Cowan on Sunday. I enjoyed a good dinner with Virginia Brown and Doris Banks, along with Chester and Verna Rayburn, Linda Lucas, J.T. More...

Mature Driver program set

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, Office of Highway Safety is presenting several Mature Driver programs in Letcher County. The program, aimed at educating drivers 55 and older, is open to the public. More...

Patchwork

Tyme to perform

East KY Tyme, a countrybluegrass band, will perform at the Lays Hardware Building in Coeburn, Va., Friday night, Feb. 13, from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. The group will also be performing Saturday night, Feb. More...

To perform

The Coal Town Boys will play at the Gordon Fire Department on Saturday, March 14. The performance will begin at 7:30 p.m. More...

Dance scheduled

The AfterShock Band will host a Valentine's Dance at the Neon American Legion, Saturday, Feb. 14, from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Admission will be $5 per person. More...