June 17, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Grand jury indicts 8

lat er.The L etcher Count y Grand Jury has named eight people in 11 indictments, including four men charged in connection with the vandalism of a new home on property owned by Fleming-Neon Police Chief Henry Day's 19-year-old neighbor and two othe More...

Features

North Fork River Sweep

Citizen volunteers who want to help clean up the headwaters of the North Fork of the Kentucky River are being asked to meet in Whitesburg on Saturday morning (June 20) before beginning work at four locations in Letcher County. More...

FRAC Act would regulate gas-drilling practice

Federal lawmakers have introduced a bill that industry warns could prevent development of trillions of cubic feet of natural gas by putting regulation of a key production technique under federal oversight. More...

Opinions

Just baby steps on mining reform

Listening to Obama administration officials struggle to explain how their new "interagency action plan" is going to reduce the coal industry's harm to Appalachia's environment, we were reminded that the U.S. More...

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The politics of short memories

WASHINGTON Business has been on the ropes since last fall's financial collapse, but the first glimmerings of recovery are calling forth a capitalist counteroffensive. More...

Sports

NASCAR could accept more automakers

CHARLOTTE, N.C. Fans cringed and teams shuddered when NASCAR opened its doors to Toyota, the first foreign automaker to enter a sport built around American cars. More...

Gabby's fishing fever

Buzzing up bass by day and night

Bass are now in shallow water and close to the bank during certain times of the day and during certain weather conditions. More...

Looking at racing's big picture

The Sprint Cup schedule is made up with a variety of racetracks. You have the short tracks of Bristol, Richmond and Martinsville as well as the restrictor plate tracks of Daytona and Talladega. More...

Families & Friends

Spencer Stephenson has learned to read, spell

Cowan

We are still having nice weather and people are busy in various ways. As I have said before, not many coming or going, and they are truly missed. Carl Bennett and Marsha and several others went on a nice trip to The Breaks Sunday. More...

Myrtle Blair celebrates 90th birthday

Jeremiah

Just a few items this week since I'm a little bit lazy. There will be a benefit singing at the Blackey Missionary Baptist Church on June 27. It will begin at 7:00 that evening and the group Free Indeed will be the singers. More...

Reunions • Reunions

To list reunions in The Mountain Eagle's weekly reunion column, send information in writing to Reunions, The Mountain Eagle, Box 808, Whitesburg, Ky. 41858. More...

Entertainment

July Jam returns to Pikeville

July Jam returns to the Pikeville City Park on July 24-25, for a free concert featuring Flicker Records recording artist FireFlight. FireFlight, a 2009 Dove Award nominee for artist of the year, will headline July Jam on July 25. More...

Tyme to play

East KY Tyme, a countrybluegrass band, will perform at the Hemphill Community Center on Friday, June 19, from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. More...

To play at Gordon

The Coal Town Boys will play at the Gordon Fire Department on Saturday, June 20. The performance will begin at 7:30 p.m. More...

Court will help finance vo-tech, hospital projects

The Letcher Fiscal Court has agreed to give $1 million in coal severance tax funds to the Letcher County school system to help build a new vocational and technical school and $100,000 in severance funds to the Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospit More...

Police say Jason Ison hit and ran

Police say 24-year-old Jason Ray Ison was involved in one hit-and-run accident at Premium on Memorial Day before he later wrecked the small pickup truck he was driving at Smoot Creek and fled on foot. More...

News

FDA says Zicam nasal spray can cause loss of smell

WASHINGTON Consumers should stop using Zicam Cold Remedy nasal gel and related products because they can permanently damage the sense of smell, federal health regulators said this week. More...

Maggard is new coach at Jenkins High School

The new Jenkins High School football coach says he is ready to rebuild the school's football program. More...

Article

FRIENDS DON'T LET FRIENDS FIGHT CANCER ALONE was this year's Relay for Life theme for employees of the Whitesburg ARH Hospital. More...

Columns

The way we were

Clips from Mountain Eagle front pages over the past 50 years

June 18, 1959 Violence continued this week in the coal mine strike, with most of the trouble centered in and around Marlowe, where a gasoline-filling station and a power sub-station owned by the Elkhorn-Jellico Coal Company were destroyed. More...

Car Talk

When parking on a hill take precautions

Dear Tom and Ray: In January, I visited the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco. I parked on a slightly sloping street in Golden Gate Park, locked the car and went off to the museum. More...

Moments In Time

• On June 15, 1215, following a revolt by the English nobility against his rule, King John puts his royal seal on the Magna Carta, or "Great Charter," the cornerstone in the development of democratic England by later generations. 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

Supplements are failing tests

Lead in ginkgo pills. Arsenic in herbals. Bugs in a baby's colic and teething syrup. Toxic metals and parasites are part of nature, and all of these have been found in "natural" products and dietary supplements in recent years. More...

Making the most of Your Doctor and Pharmacy Visits

In today's busy world, your doctor appointment may only last 10 to 15 minutes. It is important to be prepared so you get the most out of your visit. Know Your Stuff Come to every appointment with the following: • A list of questions. More...

Head movements bring on vertigo

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: I have had vertigo for one month. I can function with it as long as I am sitting up straight. When I lie down, I get dizzy. The doctor says that this has to run its course. Is there a diet I can follow? More...

Obituaries

Services held for Charles Ison

Charles D. Felo Ison, 72, died May 29, at his home in Naples, Fla. Born in Hot Spot, he attended Whitesburg High School, then served in the U.S. Air Force before moving to Naples. More...

Charles Stallard dies in Bristol, TN

Charles D. Stallard, 78, of Jenkins, died June 16 at Bristol Regional Hospital. A son of the late John M. and Laura Jane Bentley Stallard, he was born in Neon. More...

Services are set for Barbara Sparks

Funeral services for Barbara Sue Sparks, 73, of Neon, will be held tomorrow (Thursday) at the Freedom of Worship Center in Dunham. A member of the Church of God of Prophesy, she died June 14 at her home in Neon. More...