September 16, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Rites held for wreck victim

Funeral services were held Sept. 13 for a 41-year-old Whitesburg woman who died in a two-vehicle collision at Mayking last week. More...

Features

Car-truck show draws from afar

A popular attraction at the Heritage 2K9 car and truck show held beside Mountain Comprehensive Health Corporation on Sept. More...

A pageant, a parade, and wheels

With girls competing in the Mountain Heritage Festival Beauty Pageant, children parading during the annual Neon Area Days festival, and cool cars arriving from all over the country to take part in the Heritage 2K9 car and truck show, More...

Opinions

Enough is enough

Conservative loudmouths are crowing that they are driving Barack Obama's popularity ratings below 50 percent. They are very proud of themselves. They shouldn't be. More...

Doctor supports health care reform

To the Editor: In this heated national health care debate, I don't get it: tempers are hotter than over the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. More...

Joe Wilson and our character

WASHINGTON If you saw a woman struck by a car, would you call an am bulance right away? Or would you first ask for her papers to make sure she was not an illegal immigrant? More...

Sports

Cougars drop to No. 8

The Letcher County Central Cougars fell three positions to No. 8 in the latest Associated Press Class 5A prep football poll after suffering their first loss of the season on Sept. 11. More...

Sports in Kentucky

Why fall is best

Here are 10 reasons why we've arrived at best time of the year in the Bluegrass State: 1. Big Triple comes in October. Fall racing at Keeneland begins the 9th; Big Blue Madness at Rupp Arena, the 16th. More...

Gabby's fishing fever

Crappie are becoming more active

I guess most of you have noticed the cooler nights lately. This change in the weather also starts to bring about a small change in crappie fishing. More...

Families & Friends

Cakes are enjoyable birthday presents

Big Cowan

Late happy birthday wishes to David 'Jr.' Boggs, who turned 63 on Sept. 11, and a happy 65th birthday to Tommy Fields on Sept. 26. We're all the 'older generation' now that our parents are gone. More...

Article

ONE YEAR OLD — Tristan Kadan Lee Eldridge will celebrate his first birthday Sept. 18. He is pictured with his sister Mandie Elexis McKena Eldridge, who turned 6 years old in June. More...

Ermine seniors are on the move

The Ermine senior citizens are on the move again. We went to Hazard to a bluegrass and gospel singing and picnic. We had a wonderful day with great food and wonderful singing. Letcher County's own Fred Young sang some beautiful songs. More...

Obituaries

Geneva Francis, 85, dies in Tennessee

Geneva Francis, 85, died September 11 at Johnson City Medical Center in Tennessee. Born at Linefork, she was the daughter of the late Kelly and Ilda Ison Roark and the widow of Huck Francis. She was a sister of the late Provey Roark. More...

Services are held for Gary Caudill

Gary Caudill, 56, of Isom, died September 10 at Hazard Appalachian Regional Hospital. More...

Sarah Sexton, 85, buried at Colson

Funeral services for Sarah 'Buddy' Sexton, 85, were held September 13 at the Letcher Funeral Home in Whitesburg. A daughter of the late Hasdore and Elizabeth Sexton, she died September 10 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital. More...

2nd miner reinstated after firing

A second deep miner has been ordered temporarily reinstated to his job at a Letcher County coal company under protections provided by the Federal Mine Safety and Health Act. More...

City of Jenkins may look at alcohol sales

The City of Jenkins may be the next eastern Kentucky community to explore a wet/dry option vote in order to improve its economy. More...

Brothers out on bond

Two Haymond brothers charged with conspiring to traffic in the painkiller OxyContin were released on bond Sept. 11 by order of a U.S. magistrate judge. Former District Three Magistrate Homer Rose Jr. More...

News

Social dancing classes are set

Hazard Community and Technical College will hold a six-week course in dance. Sherry and Bill Bettinazzi will teach basic swing (jitterbug), free style moves, the electric slide and more. Intermediates will work on more advanced moves. More...

SKCTC's Whitesburg Campus success story

"It takes 20 years to make an overnight success," said Eddie Cantor. Close to 20 years ago about 400 students showed up for classes on the Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College's Whitesburg Campus at 2 Long Avenue. More...

Beginner motorcycle riding course offered

Hazard Community and Technical College and Eastern Kentucky University will offer beginner motorcycle riding courses. Cost is $125 and motorcycles are provided. Pre-registration is required. Class dates are Sept. 25, 26, and 27 and Oct. More...

Columns

The way we were

Clips from Mountain Eagle front pages over the past 50 years

September 17, 1959 The Letcher County Board of Education changed its mind this week and decided county school buses may carry children from one school district to another. Mrs. S.E. More...

There's no need to go full throttle in today's cars

Dear Tom and Ray: I know we are supposed to drive our cars gently ... accelerate gently, brake gently, etc. But is there any benefit from occasional and brief full-throttle blast, for, say, a mile or so? More...

Horoscope

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Travel plans could be interrupted by the re-emergence of a workplace problem that was never quite fully resolved. Deal with it at once, and then take off on that well-deserved trip. 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 Over at Isom at that racetrack are nothing but loose women. More...

Health

Swine flu shots may begin soon

WASHINGTON The nation's first round of swine flu shots could begin sooner than expected, with some vaccine available as early as the first week of October, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said this week. More...

Murmurs not always serious heart trouble; treating lichen planus

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: During my recent physical exam, my doctor said I had a heart murmur but not to worry about it. I decided to go to my heart doctor anyway. He did an EKG — normal. I had a stress test last June — normal. More...

Study: New drug as effective as Tamiflu

SAN FRANCISCO Researchers delivered a double dose of good news this week in the fight against flu: successful tests of what could become the first new flu medicine in a decade, and the strongest evidence yet that such drugs save lives, not just s More...

Entertainment

String Band Day set at Appalshop

The Alltech Fortnight Festival will present an Appalshop at 40 event, String Band Day, on October 10 at the Appalshop in Whitesburg. The event will be free and open to the public. Workshops will be offered from noon until 4 p.m. More...

Tyme to perform

East KY Tyme, a country bluegrass band, will perform at the Hemphill Community Center Friday, Sept. 18, from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. For more information, call Astor Taylor, (606) 633-2708, or visit www.eastkytyme.com. 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...