September 9, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Man attacks EMT's

today (Wednesday) for a Millstone man who allegedly tried to hurt three emergency medical technicians at an Ermine gas station last week. The EMTs responded to a call after Eddie D. More...

Features

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MULTI-TASKING ON LABOR DAY — Paige Caudill, 12, of Whitesburg talked on a cellular phone while she competed in a fishing tournament held at the City of Whitesburg's Labor Day Celebration at River Park on Sept. 7. More...

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LABOR DAY JAM — Guitarist Greg Martin, lead singer Doug Phelps, and guitarist and vocalist Richard Young jammed at center stage during the Kentucky Headhunters' concert at River Park Monday evening. More...

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ISOM DAYS — Painted faces, cowboy and cowgirl hats, and goldfish ... Keylee and Grayson Bailey did it all this year at the Isom Days celebration held over the weekend at Isom Fairgrounds. (Photo by Chris Anderson) More...

Columns

The way we were

Clips from Mountain Eagle front pages over the past 50 years

September 10, 1959 Repairs needed to make the Whitesburg High School and Grade School buildings safe from fire would cost about $26,500, Architect D.E. Perkins told the county school board Saturday. More...

This Dakota wants a new belt buckle

Dear Tom and Ray: My rotten Dodge Dakota (2007) came with a PLASTIC front bumper. More...

Horoscope

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) An offer to help with a stalled project should reassure you that you have a workable plan in spite of the problems in getting it up and running. The week's end brings more positive news. 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 As a dream, life soon fades away. More...

Health

Shots available

County residents 60 and older can get free shingle and pneumonia vaccines at the Letcher County Health Department when they pay for a seasonal flu vaccine. More...

Government urges day cares to be vigilant against swine flu

WASHINGTON Will you start seeing thermometers at day care centers? More...

Swine flu deaths higher in older kids

ATLANTA The first detailed study of U.S. children killed by swine flu found the outbreak differs from ordinary flu in at least one puzzling respect: It appears to be taking a higher toll on school-age youngsters than on babies and toddlers. More...

Entertainment

Appalachian Star Search set for Oct. 3

The Appalachian Star Search will be held Saturday, October 3, at 7 p.m. at the Forum at the Hal Rogers Center in Hazard. The categories are: children, adult vocal, instrumental and group vocal. Winners from all categories will receive prizes. More...

Gospel singing set

The Chosen Few will perform at the third annual gospel singing at Fishpond Lake at Payne Gap on Sept. 11 through Sept. 13. The singing will begin at 6 p.m. each night and everyone is welcome. Free hot-dogs and drinks will be provided on Sept. 12. More...

Dance Sept. 12

The Carcassonne square dance will be held Saturday, Sept. 12, from 8 to 10 p.m. Charlie Whitaker will call and the Music will be by Randy Wilson, Shawn Stamper, Gabe Wilson, and Logan Dollarhide. For more information, call 633-2092. More...

Three drug suspects out of jail on bond, two others still held

Three of five Letcher County residents charged last week with trafficking in narcotics have been released on bond. The two other suspects, former Letcher County Magistrate Homer Rose Jr. More...

Free health clinic needs volunteers

Volunteers of all talents are needed to help provide free healthcare to thousands of people at a two-day clinic in Jenkins. "We can't do this without the volunteers," said Stan Brock, founder of Remote Area Medical Volunteer Corps (RAM). More...

News

Obama school speech watched by nearly all here

Most students in the Letcher County school system watched Tuesday as President Barack Obama delivered a speech urging them to study hard and stay in school. Letcher County Schools Supt. More...

Ex-player charged in scam

LEXINGTON Lexington police say a former University of Kentucky basketball player has been charged in connection to a scam to sell fake season tickets. According to a police statement, Derrick G. More...

Embattled leader of state counties group steps down

LEXINGTON The embattled leader of the Kentucky Association of Counties resigned Friday in the wake of a financial scandal. More...

Opinions

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Unity after 9/11 was but a dream

On Tuesday, as America prepared to observe the eighth anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, President Barack Obama delivered a speech to encourage children to work hard and stay in school. More...

Justice Roberts's big test

WASHINGTON President Obama's health care speech tonight (Wednesday) will be only the second most consequential political moment of the week. More...

Sports

Mountain Motor Speedway

WINNER — Kevin Harkins, driver of the #12 car, finished in first place in the Open Wheel feature at Mountain Motor Speedway. (Photo by Jodie Smallwood) More...

Cougars whip Bulldogs

After opening with big wins over South Laurel and Middlesboro, the Letcher Central Cougars traveled to Hazard this past Friday to take on the Bulldogs. More...

Cats look good

Before newspaper types become fevered with clever ways to get Hartline and Justin Burke into a 64-point headline ... a look back to last Saturday. If your shirt was blue then Kentucky's Miami Crush was all that and more. More...

Families & Friends

ECCO has busy week cleaning, restocking

Eolia

Greeting from the hills and valleys of Eolia and the Eolia Christian Outreach. More...

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CONCERT-GOERS — (Left to right) Ashton Wyatt, Madison Sergent, Lauren Shubert, and Peyton Wyatt recently attended a Jonas Brothers concert at Rupp Arena in Lexington. 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...

Obituaries

Josephine Holcomb is buried at Isom

Josephine Madden Holcomb, 79, of Isom, died September 1 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital. A daughter of the late Hager and Emma Ritchie Madden, she was a member of Isom Presbyterian Church. More...

Adams rites held

Jimmy Adams, 67, of Ermine, died September 5 at Central Baptist Hospital in Lexington. He was a son of the late George Jr. and Clora Adams. More...

Services are set for William Adams

Funeral services for William Johney Adams, 59, will be held Friday (September 11) at Letcher Funeral Home in Whitesburg. Burial will be in the Hall Cemetery at Ermine. More...