March 11, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Indictments allege wave of crime by Seco family

The Letcher County Grand Jury has named seven people in eight indictments, including a Pikeville man charged with the rape of a minor. The grand jury named Anthony Wayne Bentley, 28, of 126 Owens Drive, Apt. 76, Pikeville, in five counts. More...

Features

Museum reveals engraving hidden in Lincoln's watch

WASHINGTON For nearly 150 years, a story has circulated about a hidden Civil War message engraved inside Abraham Lincoln's pocket watch. On Tuesday, museum curators confirmed it was true. More...

Opinions

Here's four for the road

Hit the road, Jack, and don't you come back No more no more no more no more Hit the road, Jack, and don't you come back no more. We can't help it. More...

An addendum

While members of our state legislature were busy this week rushing through Senate Joint Resolution 67, which orders the Kentucky Geological Survey to conduct a study to see which state parks and other government-owned properties have the most natur More...

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Sports

UK still has SEC hopes

LEXINGTON Kentucky's stumble down the stretch has left the Wildcats in unfamiliar territory heading into the Southeastern Conference tournament. More...

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High school stars Sharaye Kincer of Letcher County Central, left, and Kendall Noble, of Breathitt County, met in the championship game of the girls' 14th Regional Tournament last Friday. More...

Boys stumble in final

The Letcher County Central Cougars took on tournament favorite Hazard Monday night, but couldn't come up with the near flawless game it would have taken to match the Bulldogs' speed and athleticism and fell 68-56. More...

Families & Friends

Walking is really worth the time and effort

Cowan

Our weather is still nice for this time of year. As you get older the seasons seem to go by faster. Hope everyone had a nice weekend. Not many coming or going this time of year. More...

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BIRTHDAY — Sarah Yeary of Partridge, will be 17 years old on March 12. She is the daughter of Geraldine Yeary and the late Ray Yeary. More...

Extension Service offers workshops

Two workshops will be offered by the Letcher County Extension Service — one on saving money and one on arts and crafts. The first workshop, set for 10 a.m. More...

Obituaries

Services held for Lucille Woods

Lucille Woods, 84, of McRoberts, died March 4 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital. Born in Breathitt County, she was a daughter of the late Henry W. and Anna Robinson Back, and was the widow of James Woods. More...

Services are held for Elia P. Meade

Elia P. Meade, 87, died March 5, at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital. A daughter of the late Sherman G. More...

Odos Bradley dies

Odos Bradley, 85, died March 3 at his home at Hallie. A son of the late Willie and Sopha Whitaker Bradley, he enjoyed gardening and reading. More...

Talking shop

D-Grayson, talked with Sens. Brandon Smith, RHazard, left, and Johnny Ray Turner, D-Drift, in the Senate chamber during the legislative session in Frankfort Tuesday. Turner's district includes Letcher County. More...

School board upholds demotion after hearing that lasts 21-1/2 hrs.

The Jenkins Independent Schools Board of Education upheld Superintendent Debbie Watts's demotion of former Jenkins Middle- High School Principal Teresa Bentley in a 4-0 vote after a mammoth 21-1/2 hour hearing that lasted for two days through two s More...

News

NEW FIRE TRUCK

The Gordon Volunteer Fire Department recently received a new 1,000-gallon pumper truck. More...

Wreck on KY15 fatal to Camp Branch man

A 42-year-old Camp Branch man died Tuesday morning after a one-vehicle wreck at Dry Fork. Gregory Collins, of Sugar Run Road, was pronounced dead at 10:02 a.m. on March 10 by Letcher County Deputy Coroner Robbie Campbell. More...

Suit claims board, ex-band director didn't protect boy

A former Letcher County Central High School band director should have done more to protect a former student from being "sexually stalked and molested" by an assistant band director, a lawsuit filed in Letcher Circuit Court says. More...

Columns

The way we were

Clips from Mountain Eagle front pages over the past 50 years

March 12, 1959 The United Mine Workers of America will hold a meeting for their membership here Sunday. UMW contracts with four ramps in Letcher County expire Monday. The ramps are Colly Elkhorn at Ermine, Elkhorn Coal Co. More...

Car Talk

Slow leak may signal the end

Dear Tom and Ray: I have a 1992 Chevy Lumina with 432,686 miles on it. I'm losing coolant. The "low coolant" light goes on on cold mornings and stays on for about one to two minutes before it goes off. More...

Horoscope

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Your efforts in behalf of a colleague do not go unnoticed, let alone unappreciated. Meanwhile, arrange to spend more time investigating that troubling fact you recently uncovered. 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

Call for autopsies in still births

WASHINGTON Adding to the devastation of her daughter Clare being stillborn is the fact that Erin Fogarty Owen doesn't know why: What went wrong in a pregnancy that seemed textbook? More...

Medicines almost always slow gout

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: I have gout in my big toe, and it's very, very painful. I have to walk in my socks. Are there any pills for gout? What food causes the pain? — L.K. ANSWER: Gout results from too much uric acid in the blood. More...

Medical patches can burn patients during MRI scans

WASHINGTON Patients can risk a burn during an MRI scan if wearing a nicotine patch or any other medication patch. More...

Entertainment

To perform

The Aftershock Band will host a party at the Jenkins American Legion on Saturday, March 14. The show starts at 9 p.m. Membership is not required to attend the dance, but you must be at least 21 years old. Admission is $5 per person. More...

Connection to play Saturday, March 14

The Connection will perform Saturday, March 14, from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. at the Whitesburg American Legion. You must be 21 to attend. The group features Tony Shortt, Bo Conn, and Scott Sexton. 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...