July 1, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Police say man in wheelchair chased girlfriend in fight at ARH

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for today (Wednesday) for a man accused of chasing his girlfriend around the Whitesburg hospital while he was in a wheelchair. More...

Features

Family calls in hospice, finds support and solace

Delcie Griffaw felt overwhelmed. It was late 2007, and her father, Ben Blair Jr., then 84, of Pine Mountain Junction, was gravely ill and could no longer walk on his own. Griffaw's mother, Mattie, meanwhile, had advancing Alzheimer's disease. More...

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Climate bill may spur energy revolution

WASHINGTON Congress has taken its first step toward an energy revolution in the U.S., with the prospect of profound change for every household, business, industry and farm in the decades ahead. More...

Obama and the stone tablets

WASHINGTON Every general studies the mistakes of the last war, and President Obama's style has been much influenced by the difficulties of Bill Clinton's presidency. More...

Sports

Sports in Kentucky

Kentucky-Indiana prep series worth saving

The Kentucky-Indiana basketball series came and went last month with a nod and whimper. Celebration for the 70th renewal was north of the Ohio after another Hoosier sweep. Is this a series worth saving? You bet. And, it can be. More...

Coaches: Calipari, UK good for SEC

LOUISVILLE With John Calipari at the helm of the SEC's flagship basketball program, coaches say the conference is heading in the right direction. More...

Gabby's fishing fever

Crappie fishing in heat of summer

Crappie were being caught in bunches when they were shallow and holding on shallow wood and rock cover, but now the water temperatures in the shallows have reached into the low 80-degree range. More...

Families & Friends

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SCHOLARSHIP — Brittany Frazier is a recipient of a $3,000 Sam Walton Community Scholarship, funded by the Wal-Mart Foundation. More...

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EAGLE SCOUT — Keith Caudill has earned the highest achievement award the Boy Scouts of America offers, the Eagle Scout Award. He was recognized March 8 at Shiloh United Methodist Church in Stanton. More...

THREE YEARS OLD

Caiden Victoria Brock turned three years old June 29. She celebrated her birthday with a Dora the Explorer party at the Whitesburg swimming pool. Her parents are Victor and Megan Brock of Isom. More...

Obituaries

Lewis rites held

William David "Bill" Lewis, 66, of Partridge died June 25 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital following a brief illness. More...

Mullins rites held

Johnnie B. Mullins, 72, died June 9 at his home at Mayking. A son of the late Mose and Alice Hubbard Mullins, he was a retired coal miner. He was also retired from the U.S. Army Reserve. More...

Services are held for Jake Johnson

Funeral services for Jacob "Jake" Johnson, 88, of Jackhorn were held June 29. Burial was in the Haven of Rest Cemetery at Mayking. More...

Mullins is named fire chief

Gary Mullins has been named to replace the retiring Truman Thompson as chief of the Whitesburg Fire Department. More...

July 4 celebrations include concert by Billy Joe Royal

Independence Day fireworks celebrations will take place in several locations in Letcher County, one of which will include a free concert by Billy Joe Royal. Fireworks will be seen at the fairgrounds at Isom, beginning at dark on Friday, July 3. More...

News

Lobby for Letcher, other counties spends thousands on trips, booze and food

LEXINGTON A central Kentucky judge-executive whose Kentucky Association of Counties credit card tallied hundreds of dollars worth of charges to strip clubs and the "Campus Cuties" escort service is facing additional scrutiny. More...

Livin' large

A look at some of the expenses paid for by the Kentucky Association of Counties: — $31,700 2008 trip to Washington D.C. — $1,750, dinner for 14 at Truluck's Seafood, Steak and Crab House, in Naples, Fla. More...

Jail inmates charged with assault after fight

Two Letcher County Jail inmates, including one accused of robbing an Isom bank in January, got in a fight last week and were both charged with fourth-degree assault. Dustin A. More...

Columns

Car Talk

Removing gas cap is no magic trick

Dear Tom and Ray: When my husband and I first got married (18 years ago), I noticed that when his car was low on gas, he would remove the gas cap, saying it would make the gas last longer until he could get to a station. More...

The way we were

Clips from Mountain Eagle front pages over the past 50 years

July 2, 1959 Have you had your polio shots? And your booster shot? Dr. R. More...

Now here's a tip

• Colorful sponges make great soap dishes — especially in the kids' bathroom. As a bonus, you can use it for cleaning and throw it in the wash. 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

Disease prevention is costly

CHICAGO When it comes to health care spending, an ounce of prevention is seldom worth a pound of cure. Take Mrs. Jones, a hypothetical 55-year-old obese woman at risk for diabetes. More...

Stress tests help find heart disease

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: I had an EKG in preparation for surgery. The doctor said it was abnormal. I was sent for a stress test. I could not do the physical stress test, so I had a chemical one. I was told that the results were OK. More...

Jobs's liver transplant shows power of the rich

A celebrity like Apple CEO Steve Jobs scores a rare organ transplant and the world wonders: Did he game the system? The rich have plenty of advantages that others don't. More...

Entertainment

Tyme to play

East KY Tyme, a countrybluegrass band, will perform at the Hemphill Community Center on Friday, July 3, from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. The group will also be at Lebanon Days in Lebanon, Va., at 1 p.m. on Saturday, July 4. More...

Band to perform

Raging River Band will perform from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m., Saturday, July 4, at Whitesburg American Legion Post 152 on Hwy. 119. Horseshoe tournaments are held every Sunday at the post, as well as pool tournaments every Wednesday at 7 p.m. More...

'Public Enemies' dazzles, drags

LOS ANGELES With "Public Enemies," all the pieces would seem to be in place for an epic gangster drama: director Michael Mann, who has an affinity for complicated criminals; stars Johnny Depp and Christian Bale, who are famous for immersing thems More...