October 14, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Features

Ex-addicts make quilts for addicted babies

At least five drug-addicted babies experiencing physical withdrawal are born each month at the Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital. More...

New drug court grad once cut fingers off to get prescriptions

It's probably safe to say that few addicts have gone to the extremes Alan Adams has to get drugs and lived to tell about it. More...

Opinions

Obama must get going on jobs

Five days before taking the oath of office, Barack Obama called on the millions of people who had actively campaigned for him to be the engine for real change in America: "I don't want them to just sit around and wait for me to do something. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Stimulation without the s-word

WASHINGTON So now we know: The economic stimulus plan passed by Congress at the beginning of the year was not big enough. More...

Sports

Cougars continue their run at district title

Coming off a heartbreaking loss to Harlan County last week by the score of 12-7, Letcher County Central had the chance to really shake things up in the district as they traveled to Williamsburg to take on the Whitley County Colonels. More...

Photos

JENKINS ADVANCED — Lauren Sparks spiked the ball Monday in the Lady Cavs' win over Knott County in the opening round of the volleyball district tournament, three sets to none. Jenkins advances to the regional tournament with the win. More...

Gabby's fishing fever

Fall bass fishing is improving

The cooler nights and the milder days are a sure sign of better bass fishing in the fall. Most of the area lakes have a surface temperature in the 72 to 74 degree range. Carr Creek Lake is about four feet below summer pool and has a dark color. More...

Families & Friends

Cards, flowers bring much appreciation

Whitesburg

Hello everyone, hope you are all doing well. I don't know where to start. I didn't know I had so many friends. I've heard from a lot I had to find out who they were. More...

Sylvania Whitaker, Helen Adams hospitalized

Blair Branch

It's a cool and dreary Friday. As I sit here typing, I glance out the window and see raindrops dripping from the windowsill and a helicopter lowering onto its landing strip directly outside Mom's room. More...

Matthew W. Sturgill completes training

Army National Guard Pvt. Matthew W. Sturgill has completed One Station Unit Training at the U.S. Army Infantry School, Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga. The training consists of basic military training and advanced individual training. More...

Obituaries

Memorial mass set for Fr. Edward Randall

A memorial mass will be held in memory of Fr. Edward Randall at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 24, at St. George Catholic Church in Jenkins. Bishop Ronald Gainer will officiate. The service is open to the public. For more information, call 832-2409. More...

Services held for Silas Polly

Silas Daniel Polly, 70, of Vermillion, Ohio, died October 3 at the Cleveland Clinic. A son of the late Nat and Juanita Watts Polly, he was a brother of the late Denver Polly and Jo Ann Bates, and a grandfather of the late Justin Daniel Hughes. More...

Services are set for Elizabeth Sergent

Funeral services for Elizabeth Fern Sergent, 80, will be held at 1 p.m. tomorrow (Thursday) at the Deane Baptist Church. Burial will be in the Sergent Cemetery at Indian Creek. More...

Pro-mining crowds dominate hearings

Thousands of coal miners fearing the loss of jobs if mountaintop removal mining is curtailed or outlawed shouted down a handful of environmentalists at crowded public hearings Tuesday on the muchdebated practice. More...

Neon flooding worse than thought

Recent flooding in Fleming- Neon apparently did more damage than was originally thought. In a letter read by Mayor Susan Polis at the October meeting of the Fleming-Neon City Council, More...

Letcher woman charged with attempted murder

A 22-year-old Letcher County woman was arrested in Premium this week in connection with the attempted murder of a store owner in Kingsport, Tenn. More...

News

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HONORED — Jacob Jordan Yinger (at right) was among those honored recently at a white coat ceremony held at the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy. More...

Meridzo Center to mark anniversary

The Meridzo Center 10th anniversary celebration will be held Oct. 18-25. On Monday through Friday, there will be tours of all ministries and local sites beginning at 10 a.m. at Solomon's Porch at Patridge. More...

Auto show set

The Student Government Association of Hazard Community and Technical College will hold an automotive show on Saturday, Oct. 24, at the Technical Campus. The show will feature trucks, classics, street rods, and motorcycles. More...

Columns

Moments and Memories of WHS

By BENNETT WELCH

All Letcher County Schools to start Monday, Sept. 5 170 freshmen enroll at WHS All members of the freshmen class of Whitesburg High School enrolled on Monday, Aug. 29, 170 students enrolling on this date. Teachers for the WHS are: R. More...

The way we were

Clips from Mountain Eagle front pages over the past 50 years

October 15, 1959 The first symptoms of oil fever began to appear in Letcher County his week, with news that a firm drilling for gas had struck a heavy flow of oil near Democrat. More...

Car Talk

What to do if you have a snake in your car

Dear Tom and Ray: I really need an answer soon! There is a possibility that I have a 5- to 6-foot, 2- inch-diameter snake living in my engine compartment. It was slithering under my car, which was parked on the street in Muenster, Texas. 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 I think I have finally figured out who it is that is the holler rat. More...

Health

Sickest swine flu cases detailed

CHICAGO Rapidly worsening breathing problems in the sickest swine flu patients in Mexico and Canada present a scary worst-case scenario and could foreshadow what U.S. doctors face as winter flu season sets in, new reports suggest. More...

A blueprint for managing illness

SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. What could play a central role reforming the nation's health care system happens in a small conference room of the Aesculapius Medical Center — two patients learning the basics of managing their diabetes. More...

Testing After Eating

When you have diabetes, it is important to test your blood sugar. In the past, testing blood sugar was advised before meals and bedtime. This helped people make sure they were taking the right amount of insulin. More...

Entertainment

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FIRST PLACE — Duelin' Strings along with Shawn Stamper won the Letcher County Has Talent competition at the Mountain Heritage Festival Sept. 26. More...

To perform

"Memories of Elvis" will be performed by Michael Hoover at 7 p.m., Oct. 17, at the Jettie Baker Center in Clintwood, Va. For more information, call (276) 926- 8684. More...

Tyme to play at Hemphill

East KY Tyme, a country bluegrass band, will perform at the Hemphill Community Center Friday, Oct. 16, from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. The group will also perform at the Chestnut Festival on Saturday, Oct. 17, at the old Kingdom Come Elementary School. More...