July 22, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

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Adams was on way home from parts run

A 57-year-old Letcher County man was on his way back home after picking up coal truck parts when he was killed in a two-vehicle accident in Virginia last week. Herbert "Herbie" Jackson Adams, of Little Cowan, died around 2:30 p.m. More...

America trusted Walter Cronkite, and that's the way it was

alter Cronkite once was described — famously, and no doubt, accurately — as the most trusted man in America. More...

Opinions

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Mother knows best

The president is "not familiar" with the bill. No one can explain how it will work yet, as Sen. Ben Cardin, D-Md., told a contentious town meeting. There are various plans, and negotiations are still in the early stages. More...

Obama has high cards in hole

WASHINGTON It was not the soaring rhetoric that is Barack Obama's signature, but he recently offered the sound bite that may define his presidency: "Don't bet against us. More...

Sports

Mountain Motor Speedway

WINNER — Amber Howard in the #41 car showed some skills in her win during the powder puff feature race Friday night at Mountain Motor Speedway. (Picture by Jayson Boyd) More...

Sports in Kentucky

Calipari, UK should rethink $75 'camp' charge

Opportunity knocks again for John Calipari, this time with the chance to show Kentucky fans he himself was once a kid. More...

Gabby's fishing fever

Night fishing favorite of many

One thing anglers can do to beat the daytime heat is fish at night. Night fishing has long been a favorite way to fish, and most definitely is one of my favorite ways. More...

Families & Friends

Homecoming filled with good preaching, singing

Whitesburg

Hello everyone, hope you are all doing well. The weather is nice. We are having periods of rain; that keeps it cooler. I like that. My sister, Betty Tyree, and I visited our cousins, Glen and Dorthy Miles, and had the best time. More...

Trent's Grocery has good tomatoes

Big Cowan

We are proud to announce that we have a new resident on Cowan. Macy Leigh Sturgill was born on July 12. She weighed 6 pounds, and was 19 inches long. More...

Article

TO BE WED — Rev. Bobby and Sherry Stamper of Jenkins, along with Edmond and Jewell Combs of Isom, announce the forthcoming marriage of their children, Lindsey Stamper and Brent Combs, both of Whitesburg, at 3:30 p.m. More...

Obituaries

Services held for Kerney E. Brock

Kerney E. Brock, 50, of Jenkins, died June 22 at the Pikeville Medical Center in Pikeville. A son of the late Carlos and Virginia Pearl Brock, he was a brother to the late Larry Brock, Calvin Brock, Virginia Brock Johnson, and Kimberly Brock. More...

Services held for Coman Brashears

Coman Brashears, 85, of Whitesburg, died July 19 at the Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital. He was a son of the late Jonah and Loretta Brashears. Surviving him are his wife, Gipsy Brashears; and a brother, Corbin Brashears of Cowan. More...

Rites held for Adams

Funeral services for George M. "Hog-Eye" Adams were held July 19 at the Letcher Independent Baptist Church. A son of the late George M. Adams and Sally Banks Adams, he died July 16 at the Central Baptist Hospital in Lexington. More...

Court establishes county police force to patrol lake, parks

Vandals and thugs who destroy public property in Letcher County may see their days numbered after the Letcher County Fiscal Court voted Monday to establish a special law enforcement agency to deal with vandalism and other illegal activity at Letche More...

4 face drug charges

After Letcher County sheriff 's deputies arrested four people on drug trafficking charges this week, Sheriff Danny Webb said at least 20 more arrests will be made in the coming months. Sgt. More...

News

Couple convicted of sexually abusing girl, 7

A Letcher Circuit Court jury found a Deane couple guilty of sexually abusing a seven-year-old girl after a three-day trial last week. Carroll Paul Jackson, 30, of 60 Candle Drive, Deane, was convicted of first-degree sexual abuse. More...

Sides dispute what happened in arrest

A 37-year-old Letcher County man was charged with evading police, resisting arrest and criminal mischief after his July 18 arrest in connection with felony indictments returned against him nearly a year ago. More...

Help offered to veterans

A field representative of the Kentucky Department of Veterans Affairs will be at the Letcher County Courthouse in Whitesburg from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. More...

Columns

The way we were

Clips from Mountain Eagle front pages over the past 50 years

July 23, 1959 Unemployment compensation claims in Letcher County have more than doubled since the nationwide strike of steelworkers began. More...

Horoscope

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Is someone at work resisting that Aries charm? Hard to believe. But seriously, Lamb, you might want to back up your ideas with some solid data, and then watch the yeas pile on. More...

SPEAKING OF SOAPS

RECAPS - 7/20-24

ALL MY CHILDREN — Randi had a miscarriage. Willis rescinded the plea deal to Kendall, choosing instead to get her convicted of murder in the first degree. Zach questioned Emma about Stuart's murder. 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 Hey girls in Letcher County. Have you seen the new sanitation worker? More...

Health

Smog may harm developing brain

CHICAGO Researchers for the first time have linked air pollution exposure before birth with lower IQ scores in childhood, bolstering evidence that smog may harm the developing brain. More...

Menopause shouldn't kill woman's sex drive

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: My wife has been going through menopause for the past eight years. We have not been intimate through these years. When I bring up the subject of intimacy, she quickly states that she doesn't want to talk about it. More...

Swine flu deaths rise to 263

ATLANTA Health officials say their count of U.S. swine flu cases has surpassed 40,000, and deaths have risen to 263. Hospitalizations from swine flu total about 4,800. More...

Entertainment

Dawson Creek to play July 25

Dawson Creek, a bluegrass band, will perform at Jenny Wiley State Park on July 25 and at the McRoberts Homecoming Festival at 6 p.m. on July 31. For more information, call Rob at 855- 4075. More...

Coming events

This guide is published by The Mountain Eagle as a public service to help keep readers informed about entertainment events within driving distance of Letcher County. All dates are subject to change. More...

'Today' show's Al Roker also on Weather Channel

NEW YORK If NBC Universal's takeover of The Weather Channel wasn't already noticeable to that network's fans, it is now. On Monday, "Today" show's Al Roker, probably the country's best-known weatherman, began an hourlong weekday morning show. More...