July 29, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Sheriff, others move offices across street

Two agencies have outgrown their offices in the Letcher County Courthouse but still found a way to gain more space. The Letcher County Sheriff's Department is now located in the old Letcher County Health Department building behind the courthouse. More...

Features

Stimulus funds help Jenkins

A health and wellness center for all students and a new math teaching program for elementary students are among the ways the Jenkins Independent School District will use federal stimulus money which has made its way to local school districts. More...

Opinions

Education central to our economic future

Those with competing visions of the economic future of eastern Kentucky agree on at least one thing: education is central. More...

Political Cartoon

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Leadership not just word for this superintendent

You know, it's a pretty vague term — "leadership" — and when it's thrown around so often, you wonder if maybe it's just a buzzword used by public officials who lack more concrete solutions. More...

Sports

Sports in Kentucky

UK, other state schools can prove 'experts wrong'

Last, last and also-ran. Dire predictions for the Commonwealth's three Division 1 football teams, Kentucky, Western Kentucky and Louisville. Media chose Kentucky for the SEC East cellar. Sun Belt coaches picked the Hilltoppers for the basement. More...

Gabby's fishing fever

Bluegill fishing fun for all

Summertime is a time when many people go to the lakes. Some go to fish, and a lot of the fisherman will be fishing for bluegill. More...

Roush finally facing cutback

If you have been a longtime fan of the Sprint Cup Series, then you can remember when the 43 cars that made up the starting field represented 43 owners. More...

Families & Friends

CLASS REUNION

The Letcher High School Class of 1959 held their 50-year reunion on July 11 in the dining hall on the old Stuart Robinson campus. In attendance were 27 graduates, their spouses and children. More...

Reunions • 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...

Kyle Galer visits family

Cowan

Kyle Galer, young son of Tyler and Amanda Galer, stayed a week with his Auntie Pam and Uncle Buddy, Nicole and Haley Banks. He enjoyed attending basketball camp at Cowan Elementary School. More...

Entertainment

To perform

Raging River Band will perform Saturday, August 1, at Whitesburg American Legion Post 152 from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. on Pine Mountain Hwy. 119. Attendees must be 21. Call 633-2834 for more information. More...

AC/DC coming to Freedom Hall

Rock legend AC/DC will perform at 8 p.m., October 6, at the Kentucky Exposition Center's Freedom Hall in Louisville. Tickets for the Black Ice Tour will go on sale Saturday, August 1, at 10 a.m. and cost $89. 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...

Coal firms coping with low demand

Coal producers are making further cuts in production as the recession throttles demand for energy and steel, undermining second quarter sales and profits, three of the nation's largest producers said this week. More...

Storm cleanup continues here

State and county road crews are still cleaning up damage which occurred across Letcher County during heavy weekend storms. "We still have a lot of cleanup work to do," said Letcher Judge/Executive Jim Ward. More...

News

Woman not convicted of sexual abuse

An article in last week's edition of The Mountain Eagle, headlined "Couple convicted of sexually abusing girl, 7," reported that a Letcher Circuit Court jury found a Deane couple guilty of sexually abusing a seven-year-old girl after a three-da More...

School system has already rehired most

All school employees who received letters of non-renewal in May will be rehired for this coming school year, members of the Letcher County Board of Education were told this week. More...

Kids' movie to be shown

"You've got to move it, move it" and come see this popular children's move at 8:30 p.m., July 31, at Jenkins City Park. Admission is free and concessions are available. The movie is presented by the City of Jenkins Planning Commission. More...

Columns

The way we were

Clips from Mountain Eagle front pages over the past 50 years

July 30, 1959 Spokesmen for the United Mine Workers of America and nonunion coal mine operators differed sharply today over whether the stalemate in the coal strike has come to an end. More...

Horoscope

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Your honesty is, as always, admirable. But you might want to be more tactful in discussing a sensitive issue with a family member. Remember: You can give advice without giving offense. More...

SPEAKING OF SOAPS

RECAPS - 7/27-31

ALL MY CHILDREN — Erica refused to allow Kendall to confess to Stuart's murder, even though Kendall believed that she shot him and has suppressed the memory. Jesse knew Zach had set up Annie by firing at Adam, but looked the other way. 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 My son lost his PSP case with his PSP and several games in it. More...

Health

Article

GRADUATE — Gina Renee Hall, a 2004 graduate of Fleming-Neon High School, was recently graduated from Pikeville College with a bachelor of science degree in middle school education with emphasis in math and science. More...

Swine flu could hit up to 40%

ATLANTA In a disturbing new projection, health officials say up to 40 percent of Americans could get swine flu this year and next and several hundred thousand could die without a successful vaccine campaign and other measures. More...

Number, type of polyps determine next exam

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: Will you talk about colon polyps? I had polyps removed during a colonoscopy. My doctor recommends another colonoscopy in three years. More...

Obituaries

Services held for Coman Brashears

Coman Brashears of Whitesburg, died July 19 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital. He was 85 years old. He was a son of the late Jonah and Loretta Brashears. More...

Rites held for Janice Tackett

Janice Tackett, 43, died July 22 at her home at Ermine. Born in Bethesda, Md., she was a daughter of Barbara Brigham Jackson and the late James Lee, and a sister of the late Loretta Jackson and Sherry Tackett. More...

Paul B. Jarrett dies in Michigan

Funeral services for Jenkins native Paul B. Jarrett, 75, were held July 27 at Frankenmuth United Methodist Church. He died July 22 at his home in Birch Run, Mich. More...