October 28, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Services held for Judge Wood, 55

Funeral services were held in Whitesburg Monday for Judge James Talton Wood Jr., the longest sitting district judge in Letcher County history. Wood, 55, died Oct. 21 at St. Joseph Hospital in Lexington after a long illness. More...

Features

Va.'s highest point makes for a unique environment

ABINGDON, Va. There's no road to the summit of Mount Rogers, elevation 5,729, Virginia's highest point. More...

Opinions

Health care hypocrites

How do you spell "hypocrisy"? More...

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Full Story

Tom Menino's last hurrah?

BOSTON Mayor Tom Menino looks around the elevator and reaches instinctively for the hand of the only person in the car he's never met. "Where are you from?" he asks the young man. "Somerville," the young man replies. The mayor almost recoils. More...

Sports

LCC girls going back to tourney

The Letcher County Central Lady Cougars have won their fifth straight 14th Region volleyball championship. The Lady Cougars defeated Leslie County 2-0 (25-17 and 25-9) in the championship on Oct. 20. More...

Cougars look to be champs

It was the final week of district play for the Letcher County Central Cougars this past weekend as the North Laurel Jaguars came to town for the last home game of the regular season for the Cougars. More...

UK is 'less than 100 percent' going into Miss. State game

LEXINGTON Rich Brooks took a sip of water, cleared his throat and tried to laugh when was asked if he was going to be able to take the field Saturday when Kentucky hosts Mississippi State. More...

Families & Friends

Bernice Hampton celebrates 70th birthday

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We hope that Allen and Ruby Meyers's granddaughter is doing better. She has been very sick with Crohn's disease. Betty Hatton wants to wish her sister Bernice Hampton a late happy 70th birthday. She celebrated on Oct. 9. More...

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JOSHUA BROWNING was graduated from Navy boot camp on Oct. 16 in Great Lakes, Ill. He is the son of Carolyn and Jack Lucas of Whitco, and the grandson of Joyce Standifer of Cowan and the late Carl Standifer. More...

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NEW STYLIST — Ashley Bolling is the newest stylist at Cut Away Salon and Barber Shop in Whitesburg, joining Sheila Webb, Pat Johnson, Abby Polly, Whitney Adams, and owner Richard Brown. More...

Obituaries

Shell rites held

Funeral services for Johnny "Bugs" Shell Jr., 47, were held October 24 at the Lighthouse Church at Colson. Burial was in the Shell family cemetery. A son of the late Johnny Shell Sr. and Wanda Shell, he died October 22 at his home at Buck Creek. More...

Services are held for Frankie Hall

Frankie Lee Hall, 81, died October 23 at Hazard Appalachian Regional Hospital. A daughter of the late Creed and Virgie Potter Hall, she was married to the late Lynard Collins. More...

Services held for Bithie Smallwood

Bithie Ellen Martin Smallwood, 65, died October 25 at Pikeville Medical Center. A daughter of the late French and Helen Johnson Martin, she was a sister of the late French Martin Jr., Geder Martin, William Martin, Wayne Martin, and Francis Martin. More...

Illness shuts schools in Letcher, Jenkins

Four schools in the Letcher County Public School District are canceled for the remainder of this week because of flu-like symptoms and other illnesses. More...

High-speed chase ends with arrests of two men

Two Letcher County men were arrested last week after leading police on a high-speed chase that ended in Blair Branch. Whitesburg Police Sgt. Tyrone Fields said he was driving on the Whitesburg Bypass around midnight Oct. More...

Veterans aren't soliciting money here

Letcher County Sheriff Danny Webb said he has received several complaints about a young man going door to door in McRoberts saying he was collecting money for veterans. "No one was authorized to do so," said Webb. More...

News

Jenkins board wants all schools under one roof

Students in the Jenkins Independent System could find themselves going to a brand new school in the near future if negotiations between the Jenkins Board of Education and the Kentucky Department of Education (DOE) are successful. More...

City renews pact with Veolia Water

Customers with delinquent bills will be disconnected after 90 days

The Whitesburg City Council voted unanimously this week to extend the city's contract for water and sewer services with Veolia Water at a price of $967,000 per year. More...

Two arrested after three are assaulted at Millstone home

Police say a man and two women were treated for injuries they suffered after being assaulted in a Millstone home last week. Kentucky State Police were notified of the assault at the Millstone home of Thomas Bates around 1:30 a.m. on Oct. 22. More...

Columns

The way we were

Clips from Mountain Eagle front pages over the past 50 years

October 29, 1959 An opinion from the attorney general's office upset Letcher County's election procedures today. In a telegram, Asst. Atty. Gen. More...

Car Talk

Where does all the oil go?

Dear Tom and Ray: I have a 2002 Nissan Altima that for the past six months has been losing oil at the rate of about a quart per month. I thought that it might be either leaking oil or burning oil. More...

Horoscope

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) A rejection of your attempt to be friendly leaves you with two choices: Try again, or give up. If you want to make another effort, go slowly. Let things develop without pressure. 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

Unproven remedies and menopause

EDITOR'S NOTE: Ten years and $2.5 billion in research have found no cures from alternative medicine. Yet these mostly unproven treatments are now mainstream and used by more than a third of all Americans. More...

Making the most of Your Doctor and Pharmacy Visits

In today's busy world, your doctor appointment may only last 10 to 15 minutes. It is important to be prepared so you get the most out of your visit. Know Your Stuff Come to every appointment with the following: • A list of questions. More...

Pregnancy possible in diabetic women

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: This past week, our 29-yearold daughter was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. Our family is devastated. We thought this was a juvenile illness. What is the longterm prognosis for this disease? Should pregnancy be avoided? More...

Entertainment

'To Kill a Mockingbird' on tap

An American dramatic classic, "To Kill a Mockingbird", will be staged in Pound, Va., Nov. 11 by Montana Repertory Theatre. Curtain is at 7:30 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center adjacent to Adams Combined School on Route 23 at Pound. More...

Halloween dance set at American Legion

Whitesburg American Legion Post 152 Highway 119, Pine Mountain will host a Halloween dance Saturday, Oct. 31, from 9 p.m. until 1 a.m., with live music featuring Chris Isaac, Tony Shortt, and Andy Miranda. More...

Group to perform

East KY Tyme, a countrybluegrass band, will perform at the Hemphill Community Center Saturday, Oct. 30, from 7 to 10 p.m. and will host a Halloween party. Costumes are optional, and those attending should bring a dessert. More...