November 11, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

News

Letcher grand jury returns 20 indictments

The Letcher County Grand Jury has named 13 people in 20 indictments, including a Dry Fork man charged in five separate indictments. More...

Fayette grand jury indicts ex-lawmaker in shooting

LEXINGTON Former Kentucky lawmaker Steve Nunn was indicted on a capital murder charge this week, nearly two months after his arrest in the shooting death of his ex-fiancee. More...

Fleming-Neon council urged to help with coming census

The Fleming-Neon City Council received a visitor from the U.S. Census Bureau at its November meeting. More...

Columns

The way we were

Clips from Mountain Eagle front pages over the past 50 years

November 12, 1959 Whitesburg has no hope of getting any flood control work done by the federal government. In a letter to the Chamber of Commerce this week, C.C. More...

Car Talk

Hidden oil-change charges explained

Dear Tom and Ray: I notice that car businesses that lube and change oil for passenger cars are now charging for recycling oil filters. Is this a scam, since I never see "recycled" oil filters for sale? More...

Horoscope

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) While it seems that chaos is taking over, you get everything back to normal, even if it means being more than a little assertive with some people. Expect to hear more job-related news soon. 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...

Families & Friends

Recalls making soap on Blair Branch

Points East

So bear with me here. This column is eventually going to be about soap but I have to put it into a bit of perspective. More...

Photo

ANNIVERSARY — Reed and Malinda Miller of Premium celebrated their 18th wedding anniversary on November 9. More...

Photo

TO BE WED — Rick and Debbie Champion of Kona announce the forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Rebecca Champion, to Christopher Vanover, son of William Vanover of Shelby Gap and the late Bernice Vanover. More...

Obituaries

Services are held for 'Bucky" Quillen

Funeral services for Oliver 'Bucky' Quillen, 58, were held November 10 at Letcher Funeral Home. Burial was in the Whitaker Cemetery at Seco. A son of the late Oliver and Mary Lawson Quillen, he was a brother of the late Vester Quillen. More...

Vanover rites held

Danny Allen Vanover, 70, died November 6 at Letcher Manor Nursing Home. A son of the late Carl and Nannie Ray Vanover, he was a brother of the late Bruce 'Pug' Horton. More...

Mandy 'Boo' Isom is buried at Deane

Mandy Lynn 'Boo' Bentley Isom, 24, of Whitesburg, died November 3 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital. She was a daughter of Stanley Keith Bentley of Kona and Marcie Mullins Hall and husband Buddy Hall of Kite. More...

9 have filed to run for county offices

Nine candidates have officially filed to run for county offices in the 2010 May Primary Election. More...

Judge rejects motion from 1 of 2 Acker killers who are on Death Row

A motion by convicted murderer Benny Lee Hodge to have his death sentence vacated because of ineffective assistance of counsel has been denied by Special Letcher Circuit Judge Eddy Coleman. More...

Opinions

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Real recovery spelled J-O-B-S

The recession is over! The economy is growing! The Dow Jones is above 10,000! Bankers are pocketing profits and fat bonuses! Happy days are here again! More...

When voters disrupt the Tea Party

WASHINGTON Here's a story you may have missed because it flies in the face of the dreary conventional wisdom: When advocates of public programs take on the right-wing anti-government crowd directly, the government-haters lose. More...

Sports

Cougars able to advance

It's playoff time in the mountains, and the Letcher County Central Cougars are making some noise. More...

Sports in Kentucky

Kentucky has chance at Final Four ending

"You can observe a lot just by watching," baseball hall-of-famer Yogi Berra once observed. More...

Gabby's fishing fever

Bass are very active now

It's mid-autumn and bass are now scattered in different depths in all parts of area lakes. On some lakes bass will be active in the backs of coves and creeks on sunny, stable days. These areas are good places to start your fall bass fishing. More...

Health

Scans able to measure brain blasts

WASHINGTON Powerful scans are letting doctors watch just how the brain changes in American veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder and concussion-like brain injuries — signature damage of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. More...

Poll: One-third able to get wanted H1N1 shot

ATLANTA Only about a third of adults who have tried to get a swine flu vaccine have been able to get it, according to a recent national poll. More...

Swine flu claims 19th in Ky.

EDGEWOOD, Ky. Kentucky's 19th death attributed to swine flu was reported this week by the Northern Kentucky Health Department. More...

Entertainment

Hazard native Josh Pennington to perform

Josh Pennington, a native of Hazard, moved to Nashville at the age of 21 and has spent the last four years there honing his songwriting skills. More...

To perform

East KY Tyme will perform at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 14, 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...

Coming events

This guide is published by The Mountain Eagle as a public service to help keep readers informed about entertainment events within driving distance of Letcher County. All dates are subject to change. More...