March 25, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Features

Talk angers Jenkins parents

Charges made by teachers that many students in the Jenkins Independent School System either lack motivation or don't have the ability to learn have been met with disapproval by parents. More...

Ground broken for new bridge

Construction began this week on a pedestrian bridge across the North Fork of the Kentucky River near the end of Broadway Street in downtown Whitesburg. "This will be the showpiece of east Kentucky," said Whitesburg Mayor James Wiley Craft. More...

Student is chosen for Duke program

Noah Hughes, a seventh-grade student at Victory Road Christian Academy in Cumberland, has placed academically in the top tier in the nation in one of the country's premier talent search programs. More...

Columns

When should you retire

Have you been wondering when the best time is to retire? If you have, then we have an audio podcast just for you. More...

Moments In Time

• On March 29, 1806, the Great National Pike, also known as the Cumberland Road, becomes the first highway funded by the national treasury. More...

The way we were

Clips from Mountain Eagle front pages over the past 50 years

March 26, 1959 Representatives of coal mine operators and the United Mine Workers of American are scheduled to meet in Frankfort with Gov. A.B. Chandler Friday. 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. More...

Health

Elderly patients at risk

Nursing home patients endangered by mentally ill

CHICAGO Ivory Jackson had Alzheimer's, but that wasn't what killed him. At 77, he was smashed in the face with a clock radio as he lay in his nursing home bed. More...

Pimples at age 78? It's called rosacea.

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: I am a 78-year-old male who recently experienced a breaking out on my face and around my nose. Pimples came up. My physician diagnosed it as rosacea. He prescribed tetracycline and MetroGel ointment. The area cleared up. More...

A Guide To Accurate Testing

There is probably only one thing worse than having to draw your own blood to test your blood sugar — and that is repeating the test because of an error. Below are some useful tips to ensure an accurate reading the first time. More...

Entertainment

East KY Tyme to play March 28

East KY Tyme, a countrybluegrass band, will perform at the Beckham Combs Community Center in Hindman on Saturday, March 28, from 7 to 10 p.m. For more information, call Astor Taylor, (606) 633-2708. More...

To perform

The Aftershock Band will host a party at the Jenkins American Legion on Saturday, March 28. The show starts at 8 p.m. Membership is not required to attend the dance, but you must be at least 21 years old. 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...

Parents say girls deserve own field

Parents whose students play softball at Letcher County Central High School want a field their children can call their own. More...

Addicts steal heat pump

How low are some of Letcher County's drug-addicted thieves willing to go? The most recent answer to that question was found at Mayking last week when a heat pump was stolen from the Thornton Regular Baptist Church. Sgt. More...

News

Water district hopes to end $350 tap-on fees

If the Kentucky Public Service Commission approves a request by the Letcher County Water and Sewer District, tap fees for hooking on to newly constructed water pipelines will be a thing of the past in Letcher County. More...

Tax my beer and cigarettes? Not without a fight

LAWRENCEBURG, Ky. More...

Reward offered

Raven Rock Golf Course in Jenkins is offering a reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for driving a dirt bike on the course earlier this month and causing this damage to one of the greens. More...

Opinions

Crime and poverty

The details start to run together as yet another group of county officials is led off in handcuffs, but the picture is clear enough. More...

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Fighting politics of evasion

WASHINGTON President Obama's biggest task at his news conference on Tuesday was not to defend Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner or to push aside the administration's bungling of the AIG bonus imbroglio. More...

Sports

UK-Notre Dame will be game of lasts

SOUTH BEND, Ind. It will be a game of lasts when Kentucky plays Notre Dame in a National Invitation Tournament game on Wednesday night. How many lasts is the question. More...

Hamlin ready to share spotlight

CHARLOTTE, N.C. Denny Hamlin is so hungry for a victory that, if given the chance at Bristol Motor Speedway, he most certainly would have moved teammate Kyle Busch out of his way. "For sure," Hamlin said. "He's won too much. More...

Gov. signs bill to help protect prep athletes

FRANKFORT Gov. Steve Beshear has signed legislation aimed at helping safeguard high school athletes from heat stroke and other injuries. More...

Families & Friends

Fields grandchildren visit for spring break

Big Cowan

Well, looks like spring has finally sprung. It just needs to be a little warmer. Bill, Agnes and Anna Maggard were in last weekend from Columbus, Ind. They came to visit on Sunday, but my husband and I did not get to see them. More...

CONTEST WINNER

Shanda Bentley, a sixthgrade student at McRoberts Elementary School, is the winner of the school's t-shirt design contest. The design represents the school's new student-based motto, "Working today for a better tomorrow." More...

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EMILY JOHNSON, daughter of Mark and Cathy Johnson of Jenkins, recently competed in the Regional Governor's Cup competition at Letcher Elementary School. She placed fourth in language arts. More...

Obituaries

Collier rites held

Funeral services for Douglas McArthur "Mack" Collier, 66, of Neon, were held March 24. Burial was in the Potter family cemetery at Neon. A son of the late Britt and Georgia Hall Collier, he was born at Neon. More...

Services are held for Sally Bentley

Funeral services for Sally Jane Collins Bentley, 66, of Jackhorn, were held March 24 at the Fleming-Neon Church of God. Burial was in the Haven of Rest Cemetery at Mayking. More...

Rites are held for Elizabeth Walker

Elizabeth Colleen Walker, 73, died March 21 at her home in Jenkins. Born at Burdine, she was a daughter of the late Robert L. and Goldie Ball Minor, and a sister of the late Estil Minor. Mrs. More...