May 13, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Jury indicts 8

The Letcher County Grand Jury has named eight people in indictments, including five men charged with bail jumping. More...

Features

Anthony Sean Potter is Rogers Scholar

Past participants have described Rogers Scholars as an "experience of a lifetime." Letcher County's Anthony Sean Potter will get the chance this summer to have that experience himself and become part of a program providing leadership and scholars More...

Roadside Theater wins national award

On Sunday, May 17, at the Castillo Theatre in New York City, Roadside Theater of Whitesburg will receive the Otto René Castillo Award for Political Theatre. Roadside is celebrating its 34th year as Appalshop's theater wing. More...

Funnel cloud was spotted in Deane area, officials say

At least one funnel cloud was spotted over Letcher County on May 8 as heavy spring storms swept through the area and brought with them the rare issuance of tornado warnings here. More...

Columns

The way we were

Clips from Mountain Eagle front pages over the past 50 years

May 14, 1959 The county school board is investigating to see what it can provide in the way of a new lunchroom at Haymond School. Mrs. Matthew Richardson said the present lunchroom building, which is rented, is adequate. More...

Be safe when mowing

The start of summer is usually hectic. First of all, there are a lot of chores to complete. And then thrown into the mix are the various holidays, graduations, maybe even crop planting. All this aside, there is the abundant grass to mow. More...

SPEAKING OF SOAPS

RECAPS - 5/11-5/15

ALL MY CHILDREN — Zach and Kendall learned that Ian had been given a defective heart valve and Adam knew it was bad. Ian was given only hours to live. Zach and Kendall were both in agreement on killing Adam to get revenge. 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

Vessels made from patients' cells

LONDON For the first time, scientists have grown blood vessels for kidney patients from their own cells, making it easier and safer for them to use dialysis machines, a new study says. More...

What's best way to treat sunburn?

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: What's the best way to treat sunburn? I get one every year. I know it will happen this year too, and I want to be prepared. — D.J. ANSWER: The best way to treat sunburn is not to get one. More...

Study: Autistic children can recover

CHICAGO Leo Lytel was diagnosed with autism as a toddler. But by age 9 he had overcome the disorder. More...

Entertainment

Appalachian Strings to perform May 16

Appalachian Strings will perform at 7:30 p.m., May 16, 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. More...

Flashback to play

Flashback, a group from Norton, Va., that performs old school rock and roll, will play at American Legion Post 152 on Hwy. 119 on Pine Mountain from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m., Saturday, May 16. For more information, call 633-2834. More...

Tyme at Hemphill

East KY Tyme, a country-bluegrass band, will perform at Hemphill Community Center on Friday, May 15, from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Everyone is invited to attend. For more information, call Astor Taylor, (606) 633-2708. More...

Freed from charges of reckless homicide, man faces drug count

Jason Ray Ison is accused of selling pills, assaulting woman just days after release

A 24-year-old Letcher County man whose release from state prison stirred considerable controversy earlier this year is back in trouble again. More...

Wreck fatal to man, 37

Funeral services were held Tuesday for a 37-year-old Neon man who died Saturday in a three-vehicle accident on the Whitesburg bypass. More...

Ohio man arrested here after mother of 2 killed

Police in Letcher County have arrested a northern Ohio man who is accused of murdering a woman and leaving her body burning in a wildlife refuge. More...

News

Idol contest planned

The Riverside Days Committee will be holding tryouts for the Mountain Outreach Idol Contest as part of its upcoming festival, which will be held at Riverside Park in Whitesburg. More...

All-night service set for Bethel Church

An all-night service will begin at 7 p.m., May 15, at Bethel Community Church at McRoberts. Everyone is welcome to attend. For more information, call 832- 1593 or 855-0346. More...

Clothing giveaway planned for May 15

A clothing giveaway will take place Friday, May 15, from 9 a.m. to noon at the Veterans of Foreign Wars building in Whitesburg. The sale is sponsored by the Letcher County Family Resource Centers and Migrant Eduation. More...

Opinions

Will health care savings add up?

WASHINGTON The White House trumpeted the news: health care providers taking a $2 trillion scalpel to their costs and pushing the U.S. toward Barack Obama's vision of health coverage for all. But don't line up yet for those insurance cards. More...

Political Cartoon

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Honest debate about court?

WASHINGTON The coming battle over President Obama's first Supreme Court nomination could be an enlightening debate over what direction the court should take. More...

Sports

Redbud weekend race results

The results of the Redbud Weekend one mile walk/run held May 9 are: Chippy Frazier 8:20; Gaither Frazier 8:46; Chris Ingram 10:38; Kayla Branham 10: 43; Katlyn Collier 10:44; Debbie Frazier 11:18; Haley Banks 12:42; Dee Roberts 12:53; Kevin Breedi More...

Sports in Kentucky

Patterson's return seals his stardom

Music to the ears of Kentucky basketball fans came in a solo last week from Patrick Patterson. "I'm coming back." First stanza: "I have the chance to graduate in three years, which is important to me and my family," Patterson said. More...

Lady Cavs were tough out

The Jenkins Lady Cavaliers traveled to Jeffersontown last week to compete in the All 'A' State Fastpitch Softball Tournament. More...

Families & Friends

Sylvania Whitaker home from the hospital

Blackey

Late happy birthday to Rita Gilley of Letcher. It was on April 30. Sylvania Whitaker of Blair Branch is home from the hospital. She has been having a rough time. I wish her the best. My sympathy to the family of Carolyn Sue Walters of Elk Creek. More...

Many without power from stormy weather

Jeremiah

Rain, rain, rain and more rain would fit our weather forecast for the past two weeks. Thankfully Sunday morning the sun came out and stayed out all day. Many communities were without electricity all day on Friday and some longer than that. More...

Roger Yonts caught a large stripe in Georgia

Cowan

Those enjoying a camping and fishing trip recently hosted by Roger Yonts in Georgia were Russell Yonts, Duane Yonts, Tim Yonts, Jeff Daniels, Tim Yonts, Joey Yonts, Nick Yonts and Zack Ferris. They reported the fishing was great. More...

Obituaries

Webb rites set

Funeral services for Jimmy Webb, 74, of Laurel Fork, will be held at noon tomorrow (Thursday) at the Millstone Missionary Baptist Church. Burial will be at Green Acres Memorial Park at Ermine. More...

Rites held for Howard Ratliff

Howard Ratliff Jr., 74, of Kingscreek, died May 6 at Hazard Appalachian Regional Hospital. A son of the late Isaac Howard Sr. More...

Services held for Dewey Gibson

Funeral services for Dewey Wayne Gibson, 56, of Isom, were held yesterday (Tuesday) at Letcher Funeral Home. Burial was in the Gibson/Amburgey Cemetery at Isom. He died May 9 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital. More...