April 29, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Man sought in stabbing

Police are looking for a 25-yearold Blackey man accused of stabbing a 32-year-old Blackey man several times on a mountaintop mining site on April 25. Kentucky State Police said Dustin K. More...

Features

Letcher's jobless rate still lowest of KRADD counties

Letcher County had more people with jobs in March than in February, and its unemployment rate remains the lowest in the eight-county Kentucky River Area Development District. More...

Call for outlawing mountaintop mines creates controversy

College trying to distance itself from comments by UK professor

Public debate over the mountaintop removal method of strip-mining exploded into southeastern Kentucky late last week, leaving dust clouds from the aftermath hanging high in the sky. More...

Reversal of Bush mining rule would return to regulations of 1983 - 2009

The Obama administration is seeking to reinstate rules which regulated mountaintop removal mining between 1983 and 2009. More...

Opinions

Political Cartoon

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RIP to a GOP

The Republicans don't want him. The Democrats do. They would have booted him out. We'll do everything we can to support his re-election. It's a tough day when you leave your party, but being a hero certainly beats being reviled. More...

For Specter, full circle

WASHINGTON When Arlen Specter ran for Philadelphia district attorney in 1965, he proudly proclaimed himself a "Kennedy Democrat," and said he was running as a Republican to take on what he saw as the corruption of the city's then-legendary Democr 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

Is swine flu 'big one' or a bust?

ATLANTA As reports of a unique form of swine flu erupt around the world, the inevitable question arises: Is this the big one? Is this the next big global flu epidemic that public health experts have long anticipated and worried about? More...

There's no cure for heartburn

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: In 2004, I had a scope put down my throat and into my stomach. The doctor said I had a hiatal hernia and signs of acid reflux. He put me on Prilosec. It stops my heartburn very well. I have been on it ever since. More...

'Morning after' pill will be available to girls, 17

WASHINGTON The Food and Drug Administration said it would accept, not appeal, a federal judge's order that lifts restrictions limiting over-the-counter sales of "Plan B" to women 18 and older. U.S. More...

Entertainment

Cowan Creek Youth String Band to perform at Spring Fling benefit

Traditional mountain music most assuredly will be around for another generation, thanks to a program which began as an effort of Appalshop in 2002. More...

Tyme to perform

East KY Tyme, a countrybluegrass band, will perform at the Hemphill Community Center on Friday, May 1, from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m., Everyone is invited to attend. More...

Appalshop to host Russell Moore, IIIrd Tyme Out

The Appalshop Theater will host multi-award winning bluegrass group Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out for WMMT's "Bluegrass Express Live" on Thursday, May 7, at 7 p.m. More...

Jenkins board targets teacher

The Jenkins Independent Schools Board of Education is taking legal action to recover salary and other money wrongfully spent for or by a school district employee the board declined to identify. Board Chairman Durward Narramore Jr. More...

Boys' coach is dismissed from duties

Raymond Justice has been dismissed as boys' basketball coach at Letcher County Central High School despite winning the 53rd District championship and advancing to the semifinals of the 14th Regional Tournament the last two seasons. More...

News

RECOGNIZED

Volunteers at Letcher Manor Nursing Home were recognized recently with a social. National Volunteer Appreciation Week was April 20-24. More...

Cornhole tournament planned for May 16

The Letcher County Sheriff 's Department will host a cornhole tournament on May 16, at River Park in Whitesburg. Registration is at 10 a.m., and the games begin at 11 a.m. Cost to participants will be $20 per team. Refreshments will be sold. More...

Yard sale set

The Letcher County Judge's Office and the Letcher County Court Clerk's office will have a yard sale from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. on May 2 at the Ermine Senior Citizens Center. All proceeds will benefit the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life. More...

Columns

The way we were

Clips from Mountain Eagle front pages over the past 50 years

April 30, 1959 Two thousand members of the Kentucky National Guard remained on duty in Letcher and Perry counties today, as violence continued to mark the six-week-old coal strike. More...

Car Talk

Insert may fix spark plug problem

Dear Tom and Ray: Last night, my car, a 2001 Volkswagen Jetta, was in perfect working order when I parked it at the movie theater. More...

SPEAKING OF SOAPS

RECAPS - 4/27-5/1

ALL MY CHILDREN — Bianca allowed Reese to visit with Miranda and Gabrielle. After talking with Erica, Bianca reconsidered things. Bianca and Reese reunited and flew to Paris with the children. More...

Sports

Sports in Kentucky

Derby is unique

The pageantry and history in and around Churchill Downs on Kentucky Derby Day, the first Saturday in May, has drawn more flowered adjectives and poetic elegance than all other horse races combined. More...

Lady Cavs are 'A' champs

The Jenkins Lady Cavaliers softball team has advanced to the All "A" State Tournament in Jefferson County after winning the 14th Region All "A" Tournament for the second year in a row. More...

LCC girls win 4; now stand 10-2

The Letcher County Central Lady Cougars softball team won four games last week to improve their record 10-2 on the season while remaining undefeated in district play. The Lady Cougars opened up the week with a 14-2 win over Leslie County. More...

Families & Friends

Bill Johnson, grandson hospitalized

Blackey

Bill Johnson and his grandson, Shane Dixon, both of Woodrock, are in Pikeville Hospital. Bill has cancer and had surgery and they were able to get it all. More...

Bardstown school to finish May 25

Bardstown

Hello from Bardstown! We had a lot of sun, however the weather channel warned us of thunderstorms because of the 87 degrees we enjoyed on Sunday. Sunday was a very nice day, despite the heat. It was a wonderful change from the cold and the rain. More...

Gardens are producing peas, lettuce, onions

Whitesburg

Hello everyone. Hope everything is going well for all of you. Can you believe this weather? I saw 87 on the thermometer in Whitesburg Friday. I've already started spring fever, not spring cleaning. More...

Obituaries

Services held for Billie Kincer, 67

Billie Ruth Kincer, 67, died April 22 at her home at Payne Gap. A daughter of the late LaFayette and Ruth Craft Johnson, she was a member of the Emmanuel Baptist Church in Jenkins. More...

Warlick infant dies

Two-month-old Seth Lee Warlick died April 26 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital. The son of Lee Warlick and Samantha Cornett, he was the grandson of the late Tammy Warlick. More...

Service held for Nan L. Breeding

Funeral services for Nan L. Breeding, 92, were held April 24. A former resident of Letcher County, she was a daughter of the late Hennie and Hennie Adams and the widow of Charles Breeding. She died April 22. More...