August 26, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Water connection should bring new projects

The board of directors of the Letcher County Water and Sewer District have received a long awaited dose of good news about a water line connecting Knott County's water system with Letcher County. More...

Features

Woman hopes to learn the identity of couple in portrait mom painted

Patricia Holbrook, of Mayking, wants to know the history behind a painting her late mother created in 1988. Holbrook recently found the artwork in an old sketchpad while she was going through some of her mother's belongings. More...

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Water board must use caution

The private citizens who are in charge of the Letcher County Water and Sewer District were acting in the best interest of the county's taxpayers last week when they voted to temporarily delay taking action on the Letcher Fiscal Court's plan to turn More...

The invisible achievement

SYDNEY, Australia The hardest slogan to sell in politics is: "Things could have been a whole lot worse." No wonder President Obama is having trouble defending his stimulus plan. More...

Sports

OPENING WIN

Letcher County Central High School's Chase Adams rushed with the ball during his OPENING WIN — Letcher County Central High School's Chase Adams rushed with the ball during his team's 34-6 win over South Laurel High School at Ermine on Aug. More...

Sports in Kentucky

Overlooked

High school football is in full swing. The college game is preparing to march onto center stage, but Sports Department's other stuff keeps raining on the parade. To wit: • Media fascination with Brett Favre. • Pennant races. Cubs? More...

Gabby's fishing fever

Getting started in a great sport

There are always folks asking me how I would recommend getting someone new to fishing started for the first time. This is a very good question. More...

Families & Friends

BIRTHDAY

Barbara Caudill Stallard Wise of Louisville will celebrate her 95th birthday Sept. 1. She and her husband, the late Lenard Stallard, had two sons, Jack Stallard and the late James Stallard. More...

Bardstown is a haunted town

Bardstown

Hello once again from one of the top 10 most haunted towns in the U.S. Isn't that a pleasant thought this close in the year to spooky old Halloween? Would you believe that I already have seen Halloween candy and decorations in one of our stores? More...

SCHOLARSHIP

Mary Abigail Adams, a recent graduate of Letcher County Central High School, is the third recipient of a $500 scholarship given by the Letcher County Teachers' Credit Union. More...

Obituaries

Services are held for Corsie Collins

Funeral services for Corsie Valrea Collins, 84, were held August 24 at Graham Memorial Presbyterian Church. A daughter of the late General and Thelma Whitaker Croucher, she died August 21 at her home in Whitesburg. More...

Barbara Sue Thomerson dies

Barbara Sue Fouts Thomerson, 69, died August 19 in North Carolina. A former resident of Blackey, she was the daughter of Beulah Fouts of North Vernon, Ind. More...

Stines rites held

Jerry E. Stines, 58, died August 19 at his home in McRoberts. He was a son of Lena Johnson Stines of McRoberts, and the late Cecil Stines, and a brother of the late Carl Cecil Stines, Joyce Fay Stines and Patsy M. Stines. More...

Fear of swine flu results in closing of another school

Classes at Cowan Elementary School have been canceled for the remainder of the week after more than 60 students were absent on Aug. 25, according to Letcher County Schools Supt. Anna Craft. More...

Court OK's plans for rec center

Planning is now complete on the new Letcher County Recreation Center and the project should begin construction by early next year. More...

News

Barter Theatre to stage 'Forever Plaid'

Barter Theatre will stage two touring performances in September, at Ben Hur, Va., and Pound, Va., of the musical "Forever Plaid". More...

Blood drive set for August 28

A blood drive will be held from noon to 7 p.m., Aug. 28, on the Kentucky Blood Center Bloodmobile at Whitesburg Plaza. The drive is sponsored by the Central Kentucky Blood Center and Whitesburg Wal-Mart. More...

Whitesburg receives $171,480 loan for water treatment plant project

The Capital Projects and Bond Oversight Interim Joint Committee has approved a low-interest loan for $171,480 for improvements to the Whitesburg Water Treatment Plant, according to Senator Johnny Ray Turner, D-Drift. More...

Columns

Social Security benefits for kids

Question: I have children at home and I plan to retire soon. Will my children be eligible for monthly Social Security payments after I retire? More...

Car Talk

Hole in tire exposes holes in dealer's story

Dear Tom and Ray: My friend has a fancyshmancy 2007 BMW 3 Series. Recently, one of his tires blew out through the sidewall and left a gaping, scary-looking hole. More...

The way we were

Clips from Mountain Eagle front pages over the past 50 years

August 27, 1959 In celebration of its 50 years, the First Baptist Church, Whitesburg, will hold special services this coming Sunday, August 30. 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

Swine flu shots by Thanksgiving?

ATLANTA It will likely be Thanksgiving before a significant number of Americans who get the swine flu vaccine are protected, health officials said this week. Roughly 50 million doses of vaccine are expected to be available by mid-October. More...

Asthma can appear no matter your age

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: I am 47, and my doctor tells me I have asthma. Is that possible? I thought it was a children's disease. One of the medicines the doctor put me on is a cortisonetype inhaler. This has me scared silly. More...

Many diabetic foot amputations preventable

WASHINGTON It costs $1,400 to cover the oozing sore on the diabetic's foot with a piece of artificial skin, helping it heal if patients keep pressure off that spot. So when the U.S. More...

Entertainment

Ralph Stanley II to perform

The Jenkins Homecoming Days Festival committee is proud to announce that our Saturday n ight headliner on August 29 will be the exciting country music entertainer Ralph Stanley II, "Two" to his friends. More...

Bluegrass group to play

East KY Tyme, a country bluegrass band, will perform at 7:30 p.m., August 29, 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...

Tyme to play

East KY Tyme, a country bluegrass band, will perform at the Lays Hardware Building in Coeburn, Va., Friday, Aug. 28 at 7:30 p.m. The group will also perform Saturday, Aug. 29, at the Country Cabin in Norton, Va., beginning at 7:30 p.m. More...