August 19, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Indictments charge 11

The Letcher County Grand Jury has returned indictments naming 11 people, including two men charged with menacing, terroristic threatening and complicity to assault. More...

Features

UMW chief: Miner memorial honors 'heroes'

Miners whose names appear on a memorial unveiled last week should be remembered as heroes for the improved mine safety laws their deaths helped bring about, United Mine Workers President Cecil Roberts said. More...

Opinions

A newspaperman steps down

Forty years ago a young reporter named David Hawpe was assigned to the Hazard bureau of the Louisville Courier-Journal. More...

Cartoon

Full Story

'Death panels' already exist in America's insurance firms

"Death panels"? I'll tell you about death panels. My husband faced one some years ago, and it didn't involve any government bureaucrat. More...

Sports

Lady Cougars lose in championship game

On August 14, the Letcher County Central Lady Cougars volleyball team traveled to Prestonsburg to compete in the Food City Summer Slam/Prestonsburg Invitational. More...

Mountain Motor Speedway

FIRST WIN — Family and friends congratulate Joe King, driver of the #1 car, after his first win at Mountain Motor Speedway. (Photo by Jodie Smallwood) More...

Sports in Kentucky

Pitino's 'scandal'

Confessions, concessions, remorse and apologies. Never mind. Soon enough a new wave of stupidity-turned-lawyer spin will move the names of Rick Pitino and Michael Vick off front pages, off ESPN's screen roll and off a Letterman punch line list. More...

Families & Friends

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...

Canning brings back memories of childhood

Eolia

Greeting from Eolia and the Eolia Christian Community Outreach. More...

TO WED

Randi Marie Day and Jonathan Michael Banks will be married August 29 at Raven Rock Golf Course in Jenkins. The bride-elect is the daughter of Alice and Doug Hayes of Payne Gap and Scott Day of Cowan. She is the granddaughter of R.C. More...

Obituaries

Sexton rites held

William Donald "Paul" Sexton, 69, of Rockhouse, died August 15 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital. A son the of late William Riley and Martha Sexton, he was a member of Deane Baptist Church. More...

Glenda Adkins dies in Michigan

Funeral services for Whitesburg native Glenda Whitaker Adkins, 81, were held August 18. Burial was in Michigan Memorial Park Cemetery. She died August 14 in Taylor, Mich. More...

Services are held for Letha Collins

Letha Ann Jarrett Collins, 78, of Osgood, Ind., died August 10 at Margaret Mary Hospital in Batesville, Ind. Born in Jenkins, she was a daughter of the late Dave and Cora Lee Freeman Jarrett. More...

Threat of swine flu closes school here

Classes remained canceled today (Wednesday) at one Letcher County elementary school as health and school officials are waiting to learn the test results of a student who may have contracted the H1N1 flu, commonly referred to as swine flu. More...

Wreck fatal to woman, 59

A Letcher County woman died Tuesday in a three-car accident at Glomawr in Perry County. Lorene Dollarhide of Cowan, was traveling north on Hwy. More...

News

Worker OK after roof collapse

A construction worker removing debris from the old A&P building in Whitesburg was injured after a section of roof collapsed on him Tuesday afternoon. More...

Open house, meetings set

Letcher County Central High School will host an open house for all parents and students from 5:30 to 7 p.m., August 31. The school will also hold a series of parent meetings to focus on academic programs, school requirements, and upcoming events. More...

Students honored

Thirteen students from Letcher County received Dean's Awards at Eastern Kentucky University for the spring semester. Dean's Awards are give to EKU students who are named to the Dean's List for three semesters. More...

Columns

Armadillo didn't set off air bag

Dear Tom and Ray: I drive a 2004 Hyundai Elantra that was bought used, and I don't know the history of the vehicle. Last evening, I unavoidably ran over a fairly large armadillo. More...

The way we were

Clips from Mountain Eagle front pages over the past 50 years

August 20, 1959 A campaign began in Cumberland this week for money to finance development of a new state park in Letcher and Harlan counties on Pine Mountain. More...

Horoscope

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Be careful not to allow the backers of a new financial "deal" to pull the wool over the Lamb's eyes. It could hold fewer plusses and more negatives than you were first led to believe. 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

How-to tips for school swine flu vaccinations

WASHINGTON Giving injections to thousands of children — even something as easy and safe as influenza vaccine — is complicated. But there are resources to help schools plan fluvaccine clinics. More...

Short sleepers have rare gene

WASHINGTON Scientists have discovered a gene that helps a mother and daughter stay alert on about six hours sleep a night, two hours less than the rest of their family needs. More...

Aspirin benefits colon cancer patients

CHICAGO Score another win for the humble aspirin. A study suggests colon cancer patients who took the dirt-cheap wonder drug reduced their risk of death from the disease by nearly 30 percent. More...

Entertainment

Chuck Johnson, Friends to perform at Jenkins festival

For the past two years the Jenkins Homecoming Days Festival has had one constant that has become a crowd favorite. Chuck Johnson's presence has given the event a level of professionalism that others may only wish for. More...

Blue Highway to play at Appalshop

WMMT's Bluegrass Express Live will present, once again, Blue Highway at the Appalshop Theater in downtown Whitesburg, on Thursday, Sept. 17. Doors will open at 7 p.m., and the performance will start at 7:30 p.m. More...

To perform

South Mountain Boys will perform at 7:30 p.m., August 22, at The Country Cabin II in Norton, Va. The facility is located across Alternate Rte. 58 from the original Country Cabin, 1 1/ 2 miles west of Norton. More...