November 25, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Features

Mountain Santa Claus is coming to Letcher County

In 1976 Marlow Tackett was doing well in the entertainment business. He had hit records on the country music charts and his Country Palace in Pike County was the premier entertainment venue in eastern Kentucky. More...

WWE students are thankful for...

West Whitesburg Elementary School’s fourth graders have written essays on the things for which they are thankful. Here is what the children wrote:   Melody Lewis’s class:   I am thankful for:   More...

Kindergarteners’ directions on how to cook a turkey

Bill Stanley’s kindergarten class at Fleming-Neon Elementary School put together directions for how their families cook a turkey. Here are their instructions:   More...

Columns

Reflecting on Thanksgiving

Now that another Thanksgiving has arrived, it is time to do a lot of reflecting on the past year. More...

Wanted: News from 1960s Carcassonne students

My brother, Richard Cornett, taught several grades in the Carcassone School in the 1960s. He is now married with five children, and three grandchildren, and lives in Kettering, Oh. More...

Shooting match

A shooting match will be held at 9 a.m., Sunday, Nov. 29, at the Linefork Fish & Game Club, 1742 Hwy. 510, Gordon. For more information, call (606) 589-4678.   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 Are any guys out there missing a crossbow with a red dot on top of it? More...

Health

Tamiflu-resistant swine flu in U.S.

ATLANTA   Four North Carolina patients at a single hospital tested positive for a type of swine flu that is resistant to the medication Tamiflu, health officials said. More...

Basketball season is here, and so is jumper’s knee

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: I play basketball — a lot. My right knee has started to hurt. It hurts the most when I start to play, and then it eases off. My coach and dad say it is jumper’s knee. My coach says to play through it. More...

Report: Women in 20s need fewer Paps

WASHINGTON   New guidelines by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists say most women in their 20s can have a Pap smear every two years instead of annually to catch slow-growing cervical cancer.   More...

Entertainment

LCC Drama to present ‘Miracle on 34th Street’

Letcher County Central Drama, under the direction of April Frazier and Jennifer Wampler, will present “Miracle on 34th Street”. Performances will be Saturday, Dec. 5, at 7 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 6, at 2 p.m. at the LCCHS auditorium. More...

To perform

South Mountain Boys will perform at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 28, 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...

Dance scheduled

Whitesburg American Legion Post 152, on Pine Mountain, Hwy. 119, will sponsor a dance on Saturday, Nov. 28, from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. The post has karaoke every Friday, and a pool tournament takes place every Wednesday at 7 p.m. More...

Six schools will lose two days of vacation

The Letcher County Board of Education voted this week to require six schools whose students have already missed more than two days of classes this school year to be in session during two days of Christmas break.   More...

Man held in shooting

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for today (Wednesday) for an Ermine man who is charged with breaking into a West Whitesburg home and shooting the boyfriend of his estranged wife. More...

News

County to protest city’s plan to hike water rates

The Letcher County Water and Sewer District has voted to lodge a protest with the Kentucky Public Service Commission over a planned raise in the price of water the City of Whitesburg sells to the district.  More...

Meeting scheduled

Letcher County Retired Teachers will meet on Friday, Dec. 4 at the Parkway Restaurant. The meeting will begin at noon.   More...

Board to meet

The Kentucky River District Board of Health will meet at Ponderosa in Hazard on Tuesday, Dec. 8. The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m.   More...

Opinions

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Permit chief ’s firing flunks smell test

No one in authority in Frankfort is revealing much about the firing of Ron Mills, the state’s respected mine-permits chief, but this much is clear: The dismissal does not pass the smell test.   More...

Obama’s Afghan third way

WASHINGTON   When there is no good solution to a problem, a president has three options. One is to avoid the problem. The second is to pick the least bad of the available options. More...

Sports

SOCCER CHAMPS

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Hunters must report deer harvest

Hunters this season have already have reported taking nearly 70,000 whitetailed deer — with most of the harvest occurring during the first week of Kentucky’s 2009 firearms deer hunting season. More...

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HUNTER — Mickey Thornsberry killed this 34- point buck in the Linefork area on November 17. More...

Families & Friends

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  FOUR MONTHS OLD — Jaxton Blayde Tolliver was born July 28. He is the son of Willis Jr. and Renay Tolliver of Deane, and a brother of Ethan Skyler Willis Tolliver, 7. More...

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  NOVEMBER BABY — Steven Brayden Fleming was born Nov. 9 at St. Luke’s Hospital in Kansas City, Mo. He is the son of Mandy and Steven Fleming, formerly of Letcher County. More...

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ANNIVERSARY — Burness and Virginia Holland of Deane, recently renewed their wedding vows after their 15th wedding anniversary. More...

Obituaries

Services are held for Sylvania Lucas

Sylvania “Sylvia” Halcomb Lucas, 85, of Tiffin, Ohio, died November 17 at Mercy Hospital in Tiffin. More...

Services held for Denise Bedwell

Funeral services for Denise Maggard Bedwell, 52, of Eolia, were held November 24 at Letcher Funeral Home. Burial was in the J.D. Maggard Cemetery at Eolia.   More...

Services held for Lee Junior Gentry

Funeral services for Lee Junior Gentry, 82, were held November 19 at Letcher Funeral Home. Burial was in the American Legion Cemetery in Whitesburg. More...