November 18, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Man held in Jenkins robbery

Friday and charged with demanding money from a Jenkins store less than 10 minutes after the crime was reported to police. Jenkins Police Officer Jim Stephens said he was notified at 12:20 p.m. on Nov. More...

Features

South Carolina volunteers work on Letcher school

A dozen volunteers from a church in South Carolina spent Saturday cleaning and painting a hallway at Letcher Elementary School as a way to show that people in other states care about people in eastern Kentucky. More...

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Barely a hand slap for KACo abuses

Guys gone wild at the Kentucky Association of Counties rack up more than $3 million in questionable expenditures in three years. More...

See Sarah run

I really hate defending Sarah Palin. I mean, I don't agree with her on anything. Seeing a woman at her level saying and doing some of the things she says and does is like nails screeching against a blackboard for me. More...

Sports

Lady Cougars will take court Saturday

After shaking off the school's first losing record in 2008 — just two seasons after winning the school's first regional championship — the Letcher County Central Lady Cougars came roaring back last year, thanks to a blend of talented yo More...

Cougars beat Harlan County, will face Pulaski County next

The Letcher County Central Cougars won a rematch with Harlan County, 14-13, and will advance to the regional finals of the Class 5A football playoffs. The Cougars (10-2) will travel to Somerset to take on Pulaski County (9-3) this Friday. More...

Gabby's fishing fever

Large crappie are being caught

I have received reports of good crappie action and good size crappie being caught on most area lakes in Kentucky and Tennessee. Most lakes are fairly stable now with a surface temperatures in the 59 to 60 degree range. More...

Families & Friends

Lye soap detergent is best ever

Blair Branch

When I glanced out the window this morning, the sun was shining down so beautifully, I assumed it was so nice and warm out there. Looks are deceiving. I figured that out real fast when I took the dog out. It was cold. Not just chilly, cold. More...

Howard reunion scheduled for Dec. 12

Whitesburg

Hello everyone. I hope you are all doing well and enjoying life. I certainly enjoyed last week. My son Rob came in for a visit and stayed Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and part of the day on Thursday. More...

Warm spell not unusual

Points East

The old timers, when I was growing up, called the weather we've had here all over Kentucky for much of the past week, "Indian summer". More...

Entertainment

Dance planned

Whitesburg American Legion Post 152, on Pine Mountain, Hwy. 119, will sponor a dance on Saturday, Nov. 21, from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Music will be provided by a live band featuring Chris Isaac, Tony Shortt, and Andy Miranda. More...

Larry Sparks to play Dec. 3 on 'Bluegrass Express Live'

WMMT's Bluegrass Express Live will present legendary bluegrass music legend Larry Sparks & His Lonesome Ramblers in the Appalshop Theater in downtown Whitesburg, on Thursday, Dec. 3. More...

Tyme to play

East KY Tyme, a countrybluegrass band, will perform at the Hemphill Community Center Saturday, Nov. 20, from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. More...

Severance fund cuts worry local officials

In a meeting that was notable for its brevity, the Letcher County Fiscal Court received a request from Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital for an additional $100,000 in coal severance funding for construction costs in a facilities renovation. More...

10 more file to run

filed to run for county offices in the May Primary Election. District Two Magistrate Archie Banks, District One Magistrate Bobby Lewis, Property Valuation Administrator Randy Hall and County Surveyor Richard Hall have all filed for reelection. More...

News

Christmas Parade set

Jenkins Homecoming Days Festival committee will host the annual Jenkins Christmas Parade and Santa in the Park on Saturday, Dec. 5. The parade will begin at 6 p.m. in front of the Jenkins Methodist Church on Main Street. More...

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VETERANS DAY — A Veterans Day celebration was held Nov. 11 at the Whitesburg home of Delzie Banks, 83, a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. More...

AARP to meet

The Letcher County AARP Chapter will meet on Thursday, Nov. 19, at 6 p.m., at the Blackey Senior Citizens Center. Turkey and dressing will be provided; those attending should bring sides, deserts for potluck, and canned food for the Food Pantry. More...

Columns

Moments And Memories Of WHS

Whitesburg's Bridgette Combs named Miss Kentucky Basketball By Lonnie Sexton What Letcher County has long known became public information Saturday, that Bridgette Combs is the best girls' high school basketball player in Kentucky. More...

The way we were

Clips from Mountain Eagle front pages over the past 50 years

November 19, 1959 Kentucky moved three steps closer to a three percent retail sales tax this week. Ed Moore's Yellowjackets finished a very successful season by soundly trouncing Black Star 26-0 in the Coal Bowl. H.W. More...

Car Talk

The varying degrees of clutch murder

Dear Tom and Ray: A friend of mine at work and I have a disagreement regarding using the clutch on a standard-shift car. He says that keeping the clutch pressed in will wear out the throw-out bearing, and I say it won't. 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

Placebo power behind many 'cures'

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...

1 of every 5 smoke

ATLANTA Cigarette smoking rose slightly for the first time in almost 15 years, dashing health officials' hopes that the U.S. smoking rate had moved permanently below 20 percent. A little under 21 percent of U.S. More...

Mumps are spreading

ATLANTA U.S. health officials say the largest U.S. outbreak of mumps in three years is occurring in New York and New Jersey. More...

Obituaries

Services held for Jackson Banks

Jackson Dafoe Banks, 69 died November 11 at Pikeville Medical Center. A Whitesburg native, he was a son of the late Ida Stallard and James Banks. More...