December 2, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

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The Christmas that changed my life

I joined Marlow Tackett at his borrowed warehouse at Gateway Business Park in Jenkins. He had called to ask me to help him promote his ‘Christmas for the Needy’ program. More...

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Coal is an issue in Senate race

You probably didn’t notice it, because it got the scant attention it deserved, but there has been a fuss over coal and energy between the main Kentucky Democrats running for the U.S. Senate. More...

Fighting extremism with civility

WASHINGTON   The most surprising and disappointing aspect of our politics is how little pushback there has been against the vile, extremist rhetoric that has characterized such a large part of the anti-Obama movement.   More...

Sports

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YOUNG HUNTER — Fourteen year-old Drew Wright killed his first deer at Richmond while hunting with his uncle Roy Switzer. He is the son of William Wade and Elizabeth Wright. More...

Sports in Kentucky

Brooks among top hires in UK’s history

An e-mailer asked recently, “What have been the worst coaching hires in Kentucky college sports?”   Here is one man’s opinion on the worst and best:   Worst hires   University of Kentucky football.   More...

Gabby’s fishing fever

Willingness to change brings results

I have talked to a lot of crappie fisherman lately who have taken some crappie fishing trips and did not do very well.   My last crappie trip a few weeks ago started out the same way with slow action and not many bites. More...

Families & Friends

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READY FOR WINTER — Shirley B. Sexton recently gave all the children at Mayking Head Start gloves and toboggans for the cold weather. More...

We should make point to be thankful all year

Whitesburg

Hello again, everyone. I hope you are all doing well. I hope you had a happy Thanksgiving. Someone said the other day, “Thanksgiving is over.” I sure hope not. We have so much to be thankful for, it should last all year.   More...

Obituaries

Services are held for Juanita Curtis

Juanita P. Vass Curtis, 82, died November 23 at the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington.   Born in Sweet Chalybeate, Va., to the late Charles E. and Pauline Brown Vass, she was the widow of Mark H. Curtis Jr. More...

Services are held for Edward Baker

Funeral services for Edward Baker, 80, of Whitesburg, were held November 29 at Letcher Funeral Home. Burial was in Green Acres Cemetery at Ermine. More...

Charles P. Reynolds buried at Thornton

Charles P. Reynolds, 69, died November 24 at Pikeville Medical Center.   Born in Letcher County, he was a son of the late John and Emma Cloud Reynolds. More...

Cool summer made coal stockpiles grow; more cuts may come

Despite large cuts in production, U.S. coal stockpiles have continued to grow in 2009. More...

Shooting case sent to grand jury

Charges against an Ermine man accused of shooting the boyfriend of his estranged wife have been referred to the Letcher County Grand Jury for further action. More...

Four more file to run

Four more candidates have filed to run for county offices in the May primary election.   Democrats Ken Sexton Jr. and Kenny Spangler are both seeking the office of magistrate in District One. More...

News

Student attendance still low

Student attendance in the Letcher County School District continues to be lower than normal because of illness. More...

Church beats goal of 10,000 gift boxes

The First Baptist Church in Whitesburg surpassed its hefty goal of collecting 10,000 gift-filled shoeboxes for distribution to needy children worldwide.   Organizers were surprised when a total of 11,727 shoeboxes were sent to the church. More...

Alzheimer’s class offered

An interactive video conference on early Alzheimer’s disease will be offered from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., December 8, at the Center for Rural Health in Hazard. More...

Columns

Car Talk

Snafu changes reader’s opinion about car

Dear Tom and Ray:   More...

The way we were

Clips from Mountain Eagle front pages over the past 50 years

December 3, 1959   More...

Horoscope

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Make your holiday preparations one step at a time in order to avoid being overwhelmed and leaving things undone. That confusing family situation continues to work itself out.   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: mtneagle@bellsouth.net. More...

Health

Study: Early autism treatment works

CHICAGO   The first rigorous study of behavior treatment in autistic children as young as 18 months found two years of therapy can vastly improve symptoms, often resulting in a milder diagnosis.   More...

How to treat your child’s nosebleed

Tilt your head back to stop a bloody nose? That old-fashioned advice for kids is just plain wrong.   Unfortunately, there’s a lot of misinformation on how to stop this common childhood malady.   More...

Report: Swine flu vaccine safe found to be safe

ATLANTA   There’s no evidence that the swine flu vaccine is causing any serious side effects, U.S. health officials said in their first report on the safety of the new vaccine.   More...

Entertainment

‘A Christmas Dream’ scheduled

The 16th annual presentation of ‘The Nutcracker — A Christmas Dream’ will be held this weekend in the Edsel Godbey Appalachian Center at the Cumberland campus of Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College. More...

Dance scheduled at American Legion

Whitesburg American Legion Post 152 on Pine Mountain, Hwy. 119, will sponsor a dance on Saturday, Dec. 5, from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Music will be provided by a live band featuring Chris Isaac, Tony Shortt, & Andy Miranda.   More...

Donkey basketball

A donkey basketball game will take place at 7 p.m., Dec. 12, at the Linefork/Kingdom Come Community Center. Tickets for the event are $6 in advance and $8 at the gate.   More...