November 4, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Seven already show interest in running for county offices

While Nov. 4 was the first day to file for county offices in the May 2010 primary election, seven persons had already picked up papers from the Letcher County Clerk's Office indicating they would run for office. More...

Features

Students still got meals despite school's closing

When school is closed because of illness, students who depend daily on a lunchroom meal aren't usually served one by school staff. Letcher County Public Schools Supt. More...

MCHC working to get historical marker for Scotia miners

The respiratory clinics of Mountain Comprehensive Health Corporation recently submitted an application to the Kentucky Historical Society to have an historical marker made in honor of those who died during the Scotia mine disaster in 1976. More...

PRIDE honors LCCHS, Donour

Letcher County Central High School and LCCHS teacher Regina Donour were honored recently at the PRIDE Envi Youth Conference at the East Kentucky Expo Center in Pikeville. More...

Columns

The way we were

Clips from Mountain Eagle front pages over the past 50 years

November 5, 1959 Complete returns showed today that Letcher County placed itself firmly on the side of the winner in Tuesday's election, giving Bert T. Combs a 2,323 vote margin over Republican John M. Robsion Jr. in the race for governor. More...

Car Talk

Tom & Ray say wife is right on this one

Dear Tom and Ray: My husband actually said this: "If you ask Click and Clack, and they say I did something wrong, I'll stop doing it." So her e we go: When my husband backs my new Toyota minivan out of our driveway (he's backing it down a hill), More...

Get your benefit verification before the chill sets in

It's that time of year again — when people in many parts of the country feel a new chill in the air each morning, and put an extra quilt or blanket on the bed. 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 Ten things to think about: Animals are little people in fur coats. More...

Health

Ill effects not always caused by vaccine

LONDON Hundreds of people on any given day will die, develop the paralyzing Guillain-Barre syndrome or have spontaneous abortions, and that doesn't necessarily mean that their swine flu vaccination shot was to blame, a new study says. More...

Group helps U.S. monitor swine flu shot safety

WASHINGTON Independent health advisers began monitoring safety of the swine flu vaccine this week, an ex tra step the government promised in this year's unprecedented program to watch for possible side effects. More...

Strength training OK for younger children

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: I would like to give my 10- year-old grandson some conditioning advice. He loves basketball. It has occur red to me that upperbody strength is helpful in shooting long shots and in positioning for rebounds. More...

Entertainment

To perform Nov. 7

Whitesburg American Legion Post 152 will host a live band featuring Chris Isaac, Tony Shortt, and Andy Miranda Saturday Nov. 7, from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m., on Pine Mountain, Hwy. 119. More...

Festival postponed

The Fall Festival scheduled to be held at Letcher Elementary School has been postponed. The festival will take place from 5 to 8 p.m. on Dec. 4. More...

Tyme to play

East KY Tyme, a countrybluegrass band, will perform at the Hemphill Community Center Saturday, Nov. 6, from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. The group will also play at Joe's Lost Creek Jamboree, Saturday, Nov. 7, from 7 to 10 p.m. More...

Obituaries

Service scheduled for Eleanor Crase

A memorial service for Eleanor Ruth Crase, 72, of Neon, will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, November 7, at Hemphill Baptist Church. More...

Geraldine Godsey is buried in Ohio

Former Crase Branch resident Geraldine Elam Godsey, 84, died October 12. Born in Perry County, she was a daughter of the late Norman and Fannie Elam and a sister of the late Billy Elam, Edward Elam and Chester Elam. More...

Rites are held for Christina Shepherd

Christina Shepherd, 70, of Gordon, died October 1 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital. A daughter of the late James and Lillie Lewis Cornett, she was the widow of William L. Shepherd. More...

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BALLOONS SIGNIFY DRUG-FREE PLEDGES — Biodegradable red balloons were released into the air last week in observance of Red Ribbon Week at the Whitesburg Campus of Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College. More...

9 from Letcher charged in drug bust

Nine suspected drug pushers in Letcher County were among more than 300 alleged dealers arrested in a crackdown on a multi-state prescription pill pipeline, a bust that Kentucky officials say is the largest in the state's history. More...

Indictments returned

The Letcher County Grand Jury has charged five men in seven indictments, including a Whitesburg man named in three true bills. More...

News

Jenkins residents to see higher water bills

The residents of Jenkins will see a water rate hike in the near future, following action taken by the Jenkins City Council at its November meeting. Mayor Charles Dixon told the council the rate hike was tied to a $500,000 loan from the U.S. More...

Woman, 44, killed in wreck at Ermine

A Deane woman died Monday night of injuries she suffered in a two-vehicle collision at Ermine. Dorothy Baker Sturgill, 44, was pronounced dead at 7:12 p.m. on Nov. 2 by Letcher County Coroner Wallace Bolling Jr. at the Whitesburg hospital. More...

Police say mine workers recognized stolen cable in back of man's Jeep

If you're traveling with stolen copper in your Jeep, don't return to the place from which the copper was stolen to ask for help with moving your disabled vehicle. More...

Opinions

KACo's disgrace

The lavish and self-indulgent spending uncovered by state Auditor Crit Luallen in her review of the books of the Kentucky Association of Counties is breathtaking. Studying a three-year period, Ms. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

The coming health care rollout

WASHINGTON The next health care fight has already started. It's the battle to define the bill that President Obama will eventually sign as a victory for consumers, taxpayers and the common good. You might say this view is premature. More...

Sports

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YOUNG HUNTER — Thirteen year-old Aaron Creech killed his first deer at Gordon during during Youth Hunt weekend while hunting with his father. More...

Brooks says Hartline will return to practice

LEXINGTON Kentucky's quarterback options may change from what head coach Rich Brooks calls a threeheaded monster to a four-headed monster. More...

Cougars' win in Louisville helps capture district title

The Cougars closed out the regular season this past Friday night in Louisville against the Mustangs of Louisville Moore. The Mustangs came into the game with a record of 2-7 and the Cougars were just the opposite at 7-2. More...

Families & Friends

Louise Shepherd released from hospital

Whitesburg

Hello everyone, hope everything is going well for all of you. It's rainy and cold this morning. I guess it is the time of year for that. The leaves have been so pretty, but they are falling fast. I always hate to see them go. More...

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ANNIVERSARY — Larry and Cindy Tyree-Mayse celebrated their second wedding anniversary on Nov. 2. She is the daughter of Robin Tyree and Robbie Sparks of Beattyville, and granddaughter of Betty and Bertus Tyree of Whitesburg. More...

Autumn creates craving for fried apple pie

Blair Branch

Autumn, I love you! Today has been perfect. At least in my humble opinion. The temperature has not been cold, but cool. Just right for a light jacket, hoodie or even a thermal undershirt. The sun has shone, no rain. The wind has been light. More...