May 27, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Indictments name 7

The Letcher County Grand Jury has named seven people in eight indictments, including a woman charged with carrying the narcotic hydrocodone into the Letcher County Jail. More...

Features

Horse industry: Don't say 'neigh' to gambling

FRANKFORT Horse owners are out of the gate with an advertising campaign intended to persuade Kentuckians, especially Kentucky lawmakers, to allow the state's racetracks to offer casino-style gambling. More...

Gershwin songs first played on school's piano

When the auditorium at Letcher County Central High School was built, a group of alumni from Whitesburg High School began to dream. They envisioned a Steinway grand piano sitting on the stage and one day being played by a professional pianist. More...

Columns

The way we were

Clips from Mountain Eagle front pages over the past 50 years

May 28, 1959 Bert Combs carried Letcher County by 264 votes over Harry Lee Waterfield in the race for the Democratic nomination for governor. The official county showed 2,084 votes for Combs, 1,820 for Waterfield. More...

Horoscope

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) An unexpected development could change the Arian's perspective on a potential investment. Keep an open mind. Ignore the double talk and act only on the facts. More...

SPEAKING OF SOAPS

RECAPS - 5/25-29

ALL MY CHILDREN — Despite Jake and Angie's case against him, the hospital ethics board ruled in David's favor because he bribed Nurse Gayle to lie under oath. Krystal was disgusted when she discovered David offering to buy Amanda's baby. 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 You asked me a question, son. More...

Health

Replacing hip is now easier

More than 200,000 people across the United States have hip replacement surgeries each year. Unfortunately, for some, this is a long process that requires lengthy rehabilitation and recovery. More...

Are your feet fit?

Flip-flops and sandals are normally the footwear of choice during the warm summer months. More...

Genes have a hand in stone formation

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: I come from a family of six girls, and I am the youngest. My five sisters all have had gallstones and have had their gallbladders removed. Am I doomed to the same fate? My sisters are large-bodied. I'm not. More...

Entertainment

AfterShock to play at Whitesburg VFW

The AfterShock Band will perform at the Whitesburg Veterans of Foreign Wars on Saturday, May 30, starting at 9 p.m. Membership is not required to attend the dance, but you must be over 21 years of age. Admission is $5. More...

Highway 11 to play

Highway 11 will perform at 7:30 p.m., May 30, 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...

Bluegrass festival planned for June 6

The Campbell's Branch/Linefork Community Center will present the second annual Bluegrass Festival by the Creek on Saturday, June 6, beginning at 11 a.m. More...

Obituaries

Services are held for Hallie Johnson Tong

Hallie Elizabeth Johnson Tong, 71, of Winter Haven, Fla., died March 21 at Good Shepherd Hospice, Auburndale, Fla., from lung cancer. She was born in Letcher County and moved to Winter Haven in 2003. More...

Edward Frazier dies

Edward Frazier, 60, died January 27 at Audubon Hospital in Louisville. Born in Letcher County, he was a son of the late Gilby and Imogene Caudill Frazier, and was a brother of the late Kellis Frazier. More...

Collins rites held

Funeral services for Larry D. Collins, 66, were held Tuesday at Everidge Funeral Home. Burial was in Green Acres Memorial Park at Ermine. A son of the late Dishman and Mae Caudill Collins, he was born in Letcher County. More...

Sewer plan killed, county could lose $1.37 million grant

The Letcher County Water and Sewer District will lose $1.37 million because of a failure to obtain the necessary easements to lay sewer lines in the Blackey/Jeremiah area unless funding agencies can be convinced to reallocate the money for other pr More...

Fire chief retiring

Fire Chief Truman Thompson is retiring from his position after working at the Whitesburg Fire Department for 34 years. "It's time for me to step down and let the younger generation come in," said Thompson. More...

News

Blood drive set

A blood drive will be held from noon to 7 p.m., May 28, on the Kentucky Blood Center Bloodmobile at Whitesburg Plaza. The drive is sponsored by the Central Kentucky Blood Center and Whitesburg Wal-Mart. More...

Letcher students are graduated

Commencement exercises for Hazard Community and Technical College were held May 23. Students from Letcher County receiving degrees, diplomas, or certificates from HCTC are: Jeannie Lynn Adams, Candice D. More...

High school recognized

Letcher County Central High School received a certificate at the second annual Kentucky Green and Healthy Schools (KGHS) Awards program held recently at the Frankfort Convention Center. More...

Opinions

Cartoon

Full Story

Obama can't duck tough ones

WASHINGTON President Obama's lieutenants would love it if all the networks ran a crawl line at the bottom of the screen during news broadcasts that kept repeating: "The economy, health care, energy, education. The economy, health care ... More...

Ethnic politics boost Sotomayor chances

WASHINGTON On the often bumpy road to confirmation to the nation's highest court, Sonia Sotomayor has a crucial dynamic smoothing her path: ethnic politics. More...

Sports

Sports in Kentucky

Faces of Ky. hoops past and present

If Kentucky basketball's glorious past had a face and nickname, both would belong to Raymond 'Corky' Withrow. At 75, Withrow will be inducted into the KHSAA Hall of Fame next spring. Good thing coming to a deserving man very late. More...

Jenkins, Letcher Central advance

The Jenkins and Letcher County Central girls' fastpitch softball teams both advanced to this week's 14th Regional Tournament after the Lady Cavaliers won the championship game of the 53rd District tournament held at Cordia last week. More...

Settling the Speedweeks battle

NASCAR tracks and the cities in which they are located know that race fans often plan their entire vacation around a race. More...

Families & Friends

This was best Mother's Day ever

Whitesburg

Hello everyone, hope you are all doing well and enjoyed Memorial Day. I think this last Mother's Day was my best ever. Lots of pretty flowers and cards from all my boys, Rob, Astor, Billy and Larry. More...

Senior centers plan prom at Kingscreek

May 19, our senior citizens went to Buckhorn State Resort Park. Some of us made baskets, and Vina Lucas made a shuck doll and helped some of the ladies from the other centers make theirs. More...

Holden earns nursing degree

Diane Holden, Baldwin City, Kan., was graduated May 17 from Baker University's School of Nursing with a bachelor of science degree in nursing. She was named to the spring 2009 Dean's List for maintaining a grade-point average of 3.5 or higher. More...