September 30, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Features

A day for dedications

Many positive changes have taken place in downtown Whitesburg during 2009, and many of those responsible for making things better chose the Whitesburg Day portion of the annual Mountain Heritage Festival to publicly acknowledge some of what has tak More...

It rained on their parade

Many of the business, school, and civic organizations which had planned to participate in the 2009 Mountain Heritage Festival Parade didn't let Saturday's heavy rains keep them at home. More...

Opinions

Political Cartoon

Full Story

'Local' goes loco

In "Through the Looking Glass," Humpty Dumpty declared, "When I use a word, it means what I choose it to mean, neither more nor less." Mr. More...

A political love letter home

WASHINGTON Fall River, my hometown in Massachusetts, has been a bastion of devotion to the Kennedy family since John F. Kennedy's 1952 Senate race. 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 To the local preacher on Main Street: Mind your own business. More...

Health

Pregnant? Get a flu shot

WASHINGTON It's hard for pregnant women to escape the message: You're at extra risk from swine flu — it could trigger premature labor, hospitalize you for weeks, even kill you — so be among the first in line for vaccine next month. More...

1st swine flu vaccine will arrive Oct. 5

ATLANTA The first swine flu vaccine should be in some U.S. doctors' offices as early as Oct. 5, U.S. health officials say. These early batches of vaccine will protect 6 million to 7 million people. More...

Kids and Teens

Thirty years ago, less than 2% of all kids with diabetes had type 2. Now it accounts for up to 45% of new diabetes cases in children! More...

Entertainment

Bluegrass to visit east Kentucky

The Greater Lexington Chamber of Commerce and Lexington Mayor Jim Newberry will sponsor a trip to eastern Kentucky on Oct. 12 and 13. More...

'Phantom' on stage at Hal Rogers Center

'Phantom of the Opera', an original ballet, will be presented by Kentucky Ballet Theatre at 7 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 1, at The Forum in the Hal Rogers Center in Hazard. More...

Music at the Cabin

Bluegrass Circle will perform at 7:30 p.m., October 3, 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...

Sickness taking its toll on school attendance rate

A rash of viruses and flu-like illnesses are still having a big impact on the attendance rate in the the Letcher County School District. "We are concerned about our attendance," Supt. More...

Police say man was shot after refusing to drop gun

Funeral services will be held in Neon today (Wednesday) for a 58- year-old Letcher County man who was shot and killed after he pointed a gun at a Kentucky State Police trooper. More...

News

Two charged after drug investigation

Police have charged two Letcher County residents with trafficking in prescription narcotics. More...

Two inmates released

The Kentucky Department of Corrections announced the release from prison this week of a 37-year-old Letcher County man being held on sex-related charges. Clabe Edward Tackett of Deane is scheduled to be released from prison on Oct. 1. More...

Jenkins board talks about testing results

The Jenkins Independent Board of Education received a measured dose of good news concerning student test scores at its September meeting this week. More...

Columns

Car Talk

Ethical or not, this idea is just no good

Dear Tom and Ray: I know this is ethically questionable, so you guys are the only ones I can ask. My BMW is still under warranty — barely — for the next 400 or so miles. More...

The way we were

Clips from Mountain Eagle front pages over the past 50 years

October 1, 1959 Federal District Judge H. Church Ford has order five officials of Districts 30 and 19 of the United Mine Workers of America to show cause why they should not be punished on charges of contempt of court. More...

Horoscope

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) A changing situation calls for a change in plans. Although you might prefer the schedule you had already worked up, you could do better by agreeing to make the needed adjustments. More...

Sports

Cougars prove they're a regional power

Coming off a heartbreaking loss in the last minute of the game at Belfry, the Letcher Central Cougars got a week off before opening district play this past Friday night at home against the Commodores of Perry Central. More...

Wildcats brace for Alabama

LEXINGTON So much for the touchy-feely Rich Brooks. After watching his team get dismantled during a 41-7 loss to No. More...

Gabby's fishing fever

Fishing different rigs for crappie

The crappie is one of the most sought-after fish in the sport of fishing, and for good reason. It is a fish of all seasons and all water depths and is one of the best tasting fish you will ever eat. Crappie can grow to a pretty good size. More...

Families & Friends

Bluegrass festival planned in Ohio

Southern Ohio

Hello again everyone! My goodness where has time gone? It seems that I just get one column finished and it is time to start thinking of writing another. By the time I write the next column it will be with news of Letcher County Day. More...

Maggards to celebrate anniversary

Blackey

Adam, Misty and Layne Henrikson of Carcassone, and Misty's mom, Edna Stamper of Letcher, went to Myrtle Beach a few weeks ago. Misty said they had a good time but it was hard to leave and have to go back to work. More...

Photo

BOAR'S NEST BIRTHDAY — Members of the Boar's Nest and Freedom Hall in Whitesburg celebrated Vernon Cornett's 92nd birthday on Sept. 25. More...

Obituaries

Services are held for Bonnie Thomas

Funeral services for Bonnie Jean Eddington Thomas, 78, were held September 26 in Hazard. Burial was in the Resthaven Cemetery at Jeff. More...

Clyde Hatton dies

Clyde Hatton, 86, died September 27 at the Eastern Kentucky Veterans Center in Hazard. Born at Marlowe, he was a son of the late Elbert and Ida Taylor Hatton, and was the husband of Oma Howard Hatton of Marlowe. He was a U.S. More...

Services set for Edwin 'Edd' Caudill Sr.

Funeral services for Edwin 'Edd' Caudill Sr., 90, will be held at 1 p.m. tomorrow (Thursday) at the Big Cowan Old Regular Baptist Church at Cowan. Burial will be in the Caudill family cemetery at UZ. More...