October 21, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Features

Whitaker known widely for square dance calls

Letcher County has lost one of its best known advocates for preserving the Appalachian culture. Charlie L. More...

Birds put on show at Jenkins

Wood ducks, Canada geese, seagulls and cranes each make an annual appearance at Jenkins Lake, but last week a new visitor made a quick stop in Jenkins. More...

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Corporate monster v. 'The Vermonster'

Where are those lawsuit abuse groups when you really need them? Chance are that you've seen ads, letters-to-the-editor, op-ed pieces and other materials put out by outfits with such civic-sounding names on Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse. More...

Ignoring young voters can't be an option for Obama, Dems

Will the young and hopeful abandon the political playing field to older voters who are angry? That is the quiet crisis confronting President Obama and the Democrats. 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

Blood drive set

A blood drive will be held from noon to 7 p.m., Oct. 29, in the Kentucky Blood Center bloodmobile at Whitesburg Walmart. The drive is sponsored by the Central Kentucky Blood Center. More...

H1N1 vaccine now available

The H1N1 (swine flu) vaccine is now available at the Letcher County Health Department. More...

Some hospital restricting visitors

AP Medical Writer WASHINGTON Visiting a loved one in the hospital? Better check on new flu limits first. More...

Entertainment

To perform

South Mountain Boys will perform at 7:30 p.m., Oct. 17, 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...

To perform

A live band featuring Chris Isaac, Tony Shortt, and Andy Miranda will perform Saturday, Oct. 24, at Whitesburg American Legion Post 152 from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. on Pine Mountain Hwy. 119. Attendees must be 21. Call 633-2834 for more information. More...

To perform

Will Caudill and Route 7 will perform at Bluegrass By the Creek, Saturday, Oct. 24 at 2 p.m., at the Campbell's Branch/Linefork Community Center. Admission will be $3 for adults, $1 for children 12 and under. More...

County officials call for flu shots to cost no more than $15

Magistrates this week authorized Letcher County Judge/Executive Jim Ward to ask all local healthcare providers to place a $15 limit on the amount they charge for flu shots. More...

Grand jury says couple caused fight on school bus

Hallie couple among nine indicted

The Letcher County Grand Jury has named nine people in 11 indictments, including a Hallie couple charged with inciting their child and another child to attack the children of potential witnesses against the husband in a court case. More...

News

WMMT-FM hires general manager

WMMT-FM 88.7, the listener supported community radio station that is part of Appalshop, has hired Marcie Crim as its new general manager. More...

HCTC to offer mining class

Hazard Community and Technical College will offer a 24- hour surface initial mining class beginning Monday, Nov. 9. Classes will be held Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday, from 6 to 10 p.m. for two weeks at the technical campus. More...

Replica of sub used in Civil War at Leatherwood

A replica of the first submarine used in combat in the United States will be available for public viewing near Letcher County. More...

Columns

Car Talk

Get thee to a mechanic, posthaste!

Dear Tom and Ray: We have a 1995 Jeep Grand Cherokee. Whenever we hit a big bump in the road or a pothole, the Jeep starts shaking uncontrollably, and the steering wheel is next to impossible to hold straight. More...

The way we were

Clips from Mountain Eagle front pages over the past 50 years

October 22, 1959 Whitesburg may get home delivery of mail, Congressman Carl D. Perkins has informed Fred Coffey, president of the Chamber of Commerce. More...

Time to repay student loans

If you finished college in May and have student loans, your six-month grace period should be up soon. That means it's time to start repaying your loans. More...

Sports

LCC remains tied for 1st

Well, it was another wet and damp night this past weekend, and it was another big district match-up for the Cougars. More...

Cats are top pick for SEC crown

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. Kentucky has been picked as the preseason favorite to win the Southeastern Conference men's basketball championship. The Wildcats' Patrick Patterson was the choice to win player of the year honors. More...

Gabby's fishing fever

Catch a bass on every cast

Area lakes are not at winter pool yet, but they are slowly dropping. While the water is dropping, fish such as largemouth and smallmouth bass, muskie, walleye and crappie are moving to main lake areas that have deeper water. More...

Families & Friends

Arminta Ison Jenkins returns to Texas

Cowan

Billie C. Flannery Hippelheuser of Indiana, formerly of Cowan, died after a long illness. She was buried Oct. 9 at the West Ridge Park Cemetery and Mausoleum. More...

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GRANDPARENTS' DAY — Cowan Head Start celebrated Grandparents' Day on Sept. 17. Thirty-four grandparents joined the Head Start students to eat lunch, read stories, and worked with their grandchildren. More...

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BENJAMIN JASON BANKS is the son of Jason and Amanda Jent Banks of Richmond. He is the grandson of Paul Brian Banks and Tamatha Banks of Kingdom Come, and Lester and Vicky Jent of Jeremiah. More...

Obituaries

Services are held for Jim Spangler

Funeral services for James Edward "Jim" Spangler, 62, were held October 16 at Grace Fellowship Baptist Church. Burial was in the Sexton family cemetery. Born in Portsmouth, Va., he was a son of the late John Edward and Rose Della Webb Spangler. More...

Services held for Imoa Taylor

Funeral services for Imoa Faye Taylor, 55, were held October 16 at the Little Colley Baptist Church. A daughter of the late Bradley and Myrtie Collins Niece, she died October 13 at her home at Colson. More...

Rites are held for Donald Hampton

Donald Bruce Hampton Sr., 69, died October 16 at his home at Partridge. A son of the late Harve Hampton and Alberta Brown Ison, he served in Korea with the U.S. Army, and was a retired construction worker. More...