August 12, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

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Chosen for camp

Summer break usually doesn't involve thoughts of science projects and field trips, but for one local high school student it did. More...

Opinions

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'Greedy geezers' aren't nice folk

Let's talk about greedy geezers. The term displeases me because I find the vast majority of older people to be wonderfully generous and concerned for others. More...

It's nice outside! Stay inside, kids!

Summer is the time for kids to run around and ride their bikes and play like puppies till the moon shoos them home. Unless, that is, they're living in the Eagle Place Townhomes, in Lafayette, Colo. More...

Sports

Sports in Kentucky

Reading 'postcards'

Postcards from the Edge. First Lady of Kentucky basketball is going back to college. Ashley Judd has enrolled at Harvard University and will pursue a master's degree in public administration. The edge? More...

Wildcats want better bowl

LEXINGTON Kentucky football players printed T-shirts emblazoned with "Finish" to push them through summer workouts then it dawned on them the message might be even more relevant once the season begins. More...

Gabby's fishing fever

Some tips for fishing in hot summer

During the hot summer months, most fish move deeper to find cooler water and to follow the bait fish that also go deeper after the weather heats up. In most lakes the surface temperature reaches the mid 80 degree range. More...

Families & Friends

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WED — Louise Hall of Neon, announces the marriage of her son, James Gilliam II, to Susan Johnson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Johnson of Grayson. The wedding was held at the First Church of Christ in Grayson on July 11. More...

PIRATES GATHER

The Fleming-Neon High School Alumni Association hosted a "Gathering of the Pirates" June 26-27. Alumni from 1944 through 2006 traveled from 20 states and two foreign countries to attend. More...

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CLASS PICTURE — This photo of the 1936 fifth grade class at Whitesburg Grade School was sent by Jim Boyd of Lawrenceburg, a class member and later a teacher and assistant coach at Whitesburg High School. More...

Obituaries

Morton rites set

Dempsey Morton Sr., 68, died August 9, at his home at Thornton. He was a son of the late Millard Morton and Clare Hall Gilley. Surviving are his wife, Mary Ann Joseph Morton; two sons, Dempsey Morton Jr. More...

Services held for Hattie Mason

Hattie Mason, 96, of Whitesburg, died August 8 at Clark Regional Memorial Hospital in Winchester. More...

Rites held for Johnny Ray Mullins

Funeral services for Johnny Ray Mullins, 73, of Smoot Creek, were held August 9 at Everidge Funeral Home. A son of the late Wilson Mullins and Alene Fleming Pauley, he died August 7 at Holston Valley Medical Center in Kingsport, Tenn. More...

Feds order miner returned to work

A Letcher County miner who was laid off from his job at Cumberland River Coal Co. in May was ordered reinstated to his job last week after federal officials determined he was being punished because of his role as a miner's safety advocate. More...

Acker killer will soon be eligible for parole

One of Letcher County's most notorious killers will soon be eligible to be considered for parole. The Kentucky Parole Board announced this week that confessed murderer Donald Terry Bartley, 51, will become eligible for parole in October. More...

News

Town bans smoking indoors

PRESTONSBURG, Ky. The eastern Kentucky city of Prestonsburg has decided to ban indoor smoking. The Prestonsburg city council approved the ban Monday night. More...

Isom Day Committee taking applications

The Isom Day Committee is now accepting applications for the Isom Day Parade scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 5. For more information, contact Chasity Collins at 633-2156 or Breeding's Plumbing & Electric at 633-5961. More...

Tryouts planned for Robinson Crusoe

Area children are invited to try out for the Missoula Children's Theatre presentation of Robinson Crusoe. A group audition will be held on Monday, Aug. 17, from 4 to 6 p.m. in Hazard Community and Technical College's First Federal Center. More...

Columns

Social Security statements for those who don't file a tax return

If you're age 25 or older, pay Social Security taxes and are not yet receiving monthly benefits, you should get an automatic Social Security Statement in the mail each year about two to three months before your birthday. More...

Now here's a tip...

• "To help my toddler squeeze into shoes, I swipe the backs of his heels with baby powder. It helps his feet glide into the shoes." — C.A. in New York • "I keep a container of baby wipes in the car. More...

The way we were

Clips from Mountain Eagle front pages over the past 50 years

August 13, 1959 Letcher County will get to keep its road machinery but it won't get to use it much before next July 1. 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

Schools urged not to panic

WASHINGTON Don't panic, schools. The government is urging school officials to stay calm when swine flu strikes this fall, closing buildings only in drastic cases and allowing sick students to return as soon as 24 hours after their fever is gone. More...

Swine flu scare may swamp emergency rooms

WASHINGTON Sit for hours amid the sneezing in an emergency room this fall, and if you didn't arrive with swine flu you just might leave with it. More...

College and Diabetes Care: 101

As fall approaches, so does the excitement — and anxiety — that many feel when sending a child off to college. More...

Entertainment

Tyme to play

East KY Tyme, a countrybluegrass band, will perform at the Riverside Days Festival in Whitesburg, Friday, Aug. 14 at 9:30 p.m. Joining the group on stage will be Kate Sangsing of Nashville, Tenn. The group will also perform Saturday, Aug. 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...

At 40, Woodstock still fascinates

BETHEL, N.Y. Forty years after Richie Havens sang and strummed for a sea of people at Woodstock, he still gets asked about it and he still gets requests to sing "Freedom." He's not surprised. More...