March 18, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

County worker injured

A truck driver for the Letcher County Road Department was injured Tuesday while working on a cemetery road in Gordon. More...

Features

Court votes to apply for $5 million loan for recreation center

Letcher Fiscal Court is moving forward with plans to build a county recreation center in downtown Whitesburg. More...

Letcher native now at HCTC

Helping students succeed in college is just one of the things that Letcher County resident Beth Ann Pennington loves about her job as Student Support Services Director at Hazard Community & Technical College. "The No. More...

Opinions

Questions

With a bill that would permit natural gas drilling in state parks now appearing dead for this "short session" of the Kentucky General Assembly, lawmakers already should be asking themselves questions about the proposal in anticipation it will come More...

Cartoon

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A bill both sides support

Every politician speaks glowingly about service to country, but few see national service as an important political issue. More...

Sports

Sweet 16 set to begin

There seems to be one thing missing from this week's Boys' Sweet 16. More accurately one team, the No. 1 team in the state: Scott County. More...

Sports in Kentucky

Gillispie has lost his 'angel'

Seems a long time since Billy Clyde Gillispie's teary happy-tobe here speech at Memorial Coliseum two spring-times ago. Safe to say Kentucky's coach won't be a nominee for Sports Person of the Year 2009. More...

Forget the night race

The sight of empty seats at the four races that have been held so far this season in the Sprint Cup season seems to have dominated the headlines as much as the ontrack action. More...

Families & Friends

Warmer weather brings a few tulips in bloom

Southern Ohio

Hello again, everyone! Things are really starting to get green in this area. As I look across the hayfield from my house, the neighbor's yard is looking so beautiful. My lilac bushes are starting to bud, and I have a few tulips that have come up. More...

Baseball sign-ups

Sign-ups for Fleming- Neon Little League will be held on March 21 at Martha Jane Potter Elementary from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Bring the child's birth certificate and three proofs of residency. The sign-up fee is $25. More...

DONATION

The Fleming-Neon Little League received a donation of $1,000 from Whitesburg Wal-Mart on March 10. Wal- Mart has given a donation to the Fleming-Neon Little League for the past six years. More...

Obituaries

Services are held for Charles McCray

Charles McCray, 74, of Millstone, died March 11 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital. A son of the late Essie and Louise Dagnon McCray, he was a brother of the late Iva Lee Jones. More...

Services are held for Gregory Collins

Funeral services for Gregory Allen Collins, 42, were held March 13 at the Redfox Holiness Church. Burial was in the Collins Cemetery at Camp Branch. More...

Teacher, students urge court to stop use of river water

A group of high school chemistry students and their teacher are recommending that the North Fork of the Kentucky River, whose headwaters lie in Letcher County, be abandoned as a source of public drinking water. More...

County schools will get break

A proposal to use three days of spring vacation to make up for some of the days missed because of bad weather and other problems has been defeated by the Letcher County Board of Education. More...

News

City water customers will get bill reductions

Whitesburg residents who were unable to use city water during last month's non-consumption water advisory from the Kentucky Division of Water will receive a 50 percent reduction in rates to cover the period they were unable to use city water for an More...

WRECK AT ERMINE

This Dodge Ram truck and Ford Mustang automobile were involved in an accident near the entrance to Letcher County Central High School late Monday afternoon which left both lanes of U.S. 119 blocked for more than an hour. More...

Plans for KYVA bldg. to be shown March 23

The Letcher County Conservation District hopes Whitesburg residents and city officials will take a look at an architect's rendering of a new office building that would replace the old KYVA Motor Company if the plan is approved by the Whitesburg Cit More...

Columns

Car Talk

Pileup of problems probably coincidence

Dear Tom and Ray: Love the column, hate that I now have a reason to write to you myself! More...

The way we were

Clips from Mountain Eagle front pages over the past 50 years

March 19, 1959 The Letcher County Board of Education decided Saturday to readvertise for bids on fire prevention work at Whitesburg Grade School and Whitesburg High School. More...

SPEAKING OF SOAPS

RECAPS - 3/16-3/20

ALL MY CHILDREN — Amanda planned to leave town before the baby was due without telling David, giving the baby up for adoption, then lying to David about the baby not surviving. 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 Somewhere in Texas a village is looking for its idiot. More...

Health

A cure for peanut allergies?

WASHINGTON Scientists have the first evidence that life-threatening peanut allergies may be cured one day. A few kids now are allergy-free thanks to a scary treatment — tiny amounts of the very food that endangered them. More...

Prostate test study adding to concerns of overdiagnosis

WASHINGTON As many as two of every five American men whose prostate cancer was caught through a PSA screening test have tumors too slowgrowing to ever be a threat, says a new study that raises more questions about the controversial tests. More...

Some heart patients undoing drug benefits

LONDON European heart patients are taking more medication than ever before to lower their blood pressure and cholesterol, but bad habits such as overeating and smoking are undermining the drugs, a new study says. More...

Entertainment

Tyme to play

East KY Tyme, a countrybluegrass band, will perform at the Hemphill Community Center's Friday Night Bluegrass Show, March 20, from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. For more information, call Astor Taylor, (606) 633- 2708. More...

Connection to play at American Legion

The Connection will perform Saturday, March 21, 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...

Strings to play

Appalachian Strings will perform at 7:30 p.m., March 21, 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. For more information, call (276) 679-3541. More...