June 10, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Three held after allegations of attempted murder, assault

A bizarre case involving allegations of robbery, attempted murder, kidnapping, and assault has resulted in the arrests of a Whitesburg man, the man's estranged wife, and a Jeremiah man identified as the wife's lover. More...

Features

Bishop Willie Lamb Sr. celebrates 85th birthday

Wow! What a celebration! If you weren't there you missed out. June 6, Mrs. Rochelle Lamb sponsored the 85th birthday celebration for her husband, Bishop Willie Lamb Sr., pastor of the Church of God M.P.G. of T. at McRoberts. More...

14 honored as county's 'unsung heroes'

Thirteen adults and one teenager have been honored by the Letcher County Chamber of Commerce for their work as community volunteers. More...

Opinions

Political Cartoon

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Harry and Louise need health reform

WASHINGTON Fifty million new customers. Those may be the most important words to remember as the health care reform effort hits its stride this week. More...

Opportunity should be seized by all

To the Editor: Two weeks ago, an audience of about 250 applauded a stirring performance at a concert by a world-known pianist — Dr. Richard Glazier — in the 600-seat auditorium at Letcher County Central High School. More...

Sports

Gabby's fishing fever

Early summer bass fishing

During this time of year the water has warmed into the 78- to 79-degree range. Bass have finished spawning in the shallow water and have started moving out to deeper water to hold for the summer. More...

Times could be changing

NASCAR

Racing at Pocono has never been what you would call one of the most anticipated stops on the schedule. More...

Struttin' Time

Writer blanked in elk draw again

Well, the bad news never seems to change. I was not drawn for an elk tag again this year. I have applied since day one without fail. Some of my hunting buddies want to see a change in the way the lottery is held. More...

Families & Friends

Many attend June Whitaker's 80th birthday party

Jeremiah

Since I have been running behind the last couple of columns, some of this is from the week before last. The county road department made a road to the Raleigh Cemetery on Doty Creek, and even though it's very steep, some have driven up the hill. More...

Article

TO BE WED — Steven B. Pratt Jr. and Elizabeth Deanna Smith will be married July 4 at Calvary Campus. The bride-elect is a 2009 graduate of the Hazard Community College registered nursing program. More...

Mother, son enjoy a great weekend at lake

Whitesburg

Hello everyone, hope you are all doing well. Pull up a chair and get a cup of coffee or a cake, and we will have visited. That's what Anna Watkins tells me when she writes me. More...

Obituaries

Services are set for Flora Mayhew

Funeral services for Flora 'Flo' Holbrook Mayhew, 75, will be held at 3 p.m. today (Wednesday) at Letcher Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Craft Cemetery at Pine Creek, Mayking. More...

Jeanette E. Fields buried at Ermine

Jeanette E. Fields, 80, died June 5 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital. Born in Letcher County, she was a daughter of the late Frank and Ellen Webb Brewer. More...

Services are held for Ruth Hogg, 45

Ruth Hogg, 45, died June 3 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital. Born in Detroit, Mich., she was a daughter of the late Russell A. and Ruth Cook Thompson, and the widow of Timothy Monroe Hogg. More...

City, county will team up for effort

The Fleming-Neon City Council has agreed to move forward with plans to connect trails around the city with an ATV trail system proposed by Letcher County. More...

Woman was on way to church

A road made slick by rain is being blamed for an accident at Mayking last week which caused the death of a 73-year-old Craft's Colly woman who was driving to church. Kentucky State Police said Ada S. More...

News

DEPUTY CORONER

Renee Campbell of Jeremiah, has been appointed deputy coroner by Letcher County Coroner Wallace Bolling Jr., and was sworn in by Letcher County Judge/Executive Jim Ward. More...

Article

NURSE — Elizabeth Deanna Smith is a graduate of the Hazard Community College registered nursing program. She is the daughter of Benjamin and Dana Smith of Jeremiah. More...

GRADUATES

Paul Anthony Shepherd and Catrina Sexton beat the odds when they completed high school after becoming parents as teenagers. The two graduate this month from Letcher County Central High School. More...

Columns

Now here's a tip

• "I keep an old pair of knee-high stockings in the bathroom because they turn out to be handy for all kinds of little things. Here's the latest. More...

Car Talk

Another oil pan who done it

Dear Tom and Ray: I have a 2003 Infiniti FX45 that was due for an oil change. I had some time to kill, so I went to a Wal-Mart Tire and Lube Express. More...

The way we were

Clips from Mountain Eagle front pages over the past 50 years

June 11 1959 The Mountain Eagle won first place in the Community Service Division of the Kentucky Press Association's 1958- 59 Newspaper Production Contests. 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

Alt-medicine goes mainstream

BALTIMORE At one of the nation's top trauma hospitals, a nurse circles a patient's bed, humming and waving her arms as if shooing evil spirits. More...

Controlling Emotional Eating

Do you eat when you are sad, lonely, angry, stressed or bored? Do you use food to reward yourself? If you answered yes to these questions, you may be an emotional eater. More...

Stretch marks show after weight is lost

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: This past winter I lost 50 pounds and am quite proud of myself. Now I have all sorts of ugly stretch marks. I thought I would look stunning on the beach. I probably will look stunning, but not for the reasons I thought I would. More...

Entertainment

Little Shepherd' to open June 18

'The Little Shepherd' outdoor drama will open June 18. The amphitheatre site is off US 23 on 3086. Other dates of performances are June 20 and 27; July 4, 11, 18, and 25; August 1, 15, 22, and 29; and September 5. More...

AfterShock to perform

The AfterShock Band will host a dance at the Whitesburg VFW on Saturday, June 13. The show starts at 9 p.m. Membership is not required to attend the dance. Admission is $5. More...

Square dance set

The Carcassonne Square Dance at Seedtime on the Cumberland will be held Saturday, June 13, at 9:30 p.m., on the Appalshop lawn after the Saturday concert. Charlie Whitaker, Randy and Gabe Wilson, and Shawn Stamper will provide the music. More...