March 4, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Lawsuits filed in wake of water contamination

one by the state of Kentucky, have been filed against Childers Oil Co. in the wake of allegations the firm is responsible for contaminating the Whitesburg water supply. More...

News

BANDS BAND TOGETHER

The Letcher County Central High School Band joined with the Knott County Central High School Band for an impromptu performance under the direction of KCC Band Director Bob Saylor. More...

Chamber pot missing 60 years is found

Some people just don't need a last name. So it is with Georgia Belle Helton, age 83, from East Jenkins who is affectionately known to all of her friends as Georgia B. More...

Students advance to state speech tourney

One Letcher County Central High School student and 21 students from county elementary schools will compete in state speech competitions this month. More...

Sports

Sports in Kentucky

Ex-UK star is still battling

It's blue blood national image aside, the bricks and mortar that has underpinned the University of Kentucky's basketball success story for more than half century has been a rich mix of blue collar grit, tenacity, pride, stamina and courage. More...

LCC boys take district crown

The only thing more exciting than tournament time in high school basketball is — well, nothing is more exciting. And tournament time is here for the Letcher Central Cougars. More...

District champ girls win regional opener

The Letcher County Central Lady Cougars overcame their own first-half ineptness and then hammered Perry County Central 55-34 to win their opening round matchup in the 14th Region Tournament opener Monday night in Hazard. More...

Families & Friends

Easter lilies are beginning to bloom

Jeramiah

I am sure glad we didn't get the snow that was predicted for us this past weekend. It is always pretty when we have a big snow, but it makes it difficult for traveling and getting around. More...

Pharmacists speak at Ermine Senior Center

Our center was closed for about two weeks due to the water problem. We went back last Thursday and Friday. We had great crowds. Everyone was glad to be back and see everyone else. More...

Michaela Fields will be celebrating 11th birthday

Big Cowan

Hello to all. Hopefully everyone has had a good week. Remember those who are in hospitals and nursing homes. I saw Barbara Ann Boggs last week and she looked good. She is having tests run on her foot (Doppler test). More...

Patchwork

Tyme to play

East KY Tyme, a countrybluegrass band, will perform at the Hemphill Community Center on Friday, March 6, from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. More...

AfterShock to play American Legion

The AfterShock Band will host a party at the Whitesburg American Legion on Saturday, March 7, beginning at 9 p.m. Membership in the Legion is not required to attend the dance. More...

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...

ROAD HAZARD

A truck driver and other passers-by joined forces on Feb. 27 to clean up rocks that fell from a cliff bridge that crosses Carr Creek Lake in Knott County. More...

Water from Pound, Va., may be used to supply Letcher project

The Letcher County Water and Sewer District has authorized an engineering firm to examine the possibility of using water from neighboring Virginia to supply residents of the Cumberland River while abandoning an earlier plan to buy the water from Ha More...

Opinions

It's time for a new CCC

Last week in this space we wrote about Diane Sawyer's recent ABC News documentary, "A Hidden America: Children of the Mountains," and the need to do more than dramatize the grim but all-too-familiar problems of Appalachia. More...

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Rush-hour frustration

He talks for hours every day. He gets paid to talk. Just talk. Doing it well is no small thing; witness the number of people who have tried to be him, or be the NOT-him, and failed. But he doesn't have to build a coalition. More...

Columns

Taken for granted

Imagine you are in a dark, closed-in cell. You're cold, hungry, and lonely. All you know is that you are in a foreign country and you have just learned that Hitler has ordered his soldiers to kill every prisoner. More...

Car Talk

Timing belt should be changed by a pro

Dear Tom and Ray: I have a 2002 Hyundai Elantra with 97,000 miles. During the state inspection this week, the mechanic told me that I will soon need to replace my timing chain. More...

The way we were

Clips from Mountain Eagle front pages over the past 50 years

March 5, 1959 City councilmen are complaining that they have "inherited a lot of grief" from previous city councils. 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. More...

Health

U.S. moving toward 'wellness' care

WASHINGTON Popping a pill can cut your cholesterol. But did the doctor also prescribe cutting the stress that's eroding your immune system? Or teach you how to exercise without worsening painful joints? More...

Doctors back wider use of prostate drug

For the first time, leading medical groups are advising millions of healthy men who are regularly screened for prostate cancer to consider taking a drug to prevent the disease. More...

Most older people have diverticulosis

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: I am a 78-year-old female, active and in good health — or so I thought. I eat right and never smoked or drank alcohol. Yesterday, a colonoscopy showed severe diverticulosis. More...

Obituaries

Services are held for Billy Joe Pack

Funeral services for Billy Joe Pack, 50, of Gilman Bottom, W.Va., were held February 20 at Everidge Funeral Home. Burial was in the Day Cemetery at Cowan. More...

Della Cornett buried at Jeff

Della Cornett, 93, of Slemp, died February 21 at Hazard Appalachian Regional Hospital. She was the daughter of the late Henry and Ollie Shepherd Melton. More...

Bemis Pratt dies

Bemis Pratt, 76, of Cornettsville, died February 23 at the Eastern Kentucky Veterans Center in Hazard. He was the son of the late Carr and Gracie Whitaker Pratt. More...