December 9, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Features

Want to help others at Christmas? Here’s how

’Tis the season to give. Below is a list of ways in which you can help others in Letcher County this holiday season.   More...

Marlow’s ‘Christmas for the Needy’ begins Dec. 20

Words like awesome, incredible, and amazing come to mind when you look at the tremendous store of Christmas supplies collected by Marlow Tackett for his 32nd ‘Christmas for the Needy.’   “We have already received four tractor More...

Opinions

Who’s in charge?

Gov. Steve Beshear should explain who’s regulating the coal industry — state government or the coal industry?   This question is prompted by a string of things we know and a few we don’t.   More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

The health care race is on

WASHINGTON   This is the paradox of the moment: President Obama’s speech on Afghanistan and his subsequent jobs summit underscored why it’s essential to get a health care bill done quickly. More...

Sports

LCC girls take 2 of 3

After opening its season with victories on the road last week at Harlan County and Owsley County, Letcher County Central High School suffered its first loss of the season, 59-55, Saturday against highly regarded Franklin County in the Battle of the More...

Sports in Kentucky

Win was sweet

When is a hang-on win better than a blow-out? When it produces a North Carolina-Kentucky game film in December.   Reward? Kentucky takes a No. 4 ranking and 8-0 record to Madison Square Garden against Connecticut. More...

Gabby’s fishing fever

Winter fishing has arrived early

It looks like the early winter fishing season is here.   More...

Families & Friends

Snow makes family gathering even better

Blackey

I liked waking up to the snow we got; I like watching it snow. We had over two inches over here on the mountain. I just hope we get some at Christmas.   More...

Photo

ONE YEAR OLD — Nicholas Ryan Linville Jr. celebrated his first birthday on Nov. 28. He is the son of Nick and Jessica Linville. More...

Marlowe people have special feeling for one another

Whitesburg

Hello everyone. Hope you are all doing well.   How about this pretty snow we had Saturday morning? It sure was pretty, but I was surprised to see it. I thought maybe it would just be flurries. More...

Obituaries

Services held for Mary Lou Turner

Funeral services for Mary Lou Turner, 72, of Linefork, were held December 5 at Whitesburg Freewill Baptist Church. Burial was in the Turner Cemetery at Greasy Creek.   More...

Services are held for David N. Hall

Funeral services for David Neal Hall, 49, of Cowan, were held December 5 at Everidge Funeral Home. Burial was in the Joyce Sturgill Cemetery at Eolia.   Born in Covington, he was a son of the late Ernest and Betty Virginia Hall. More...

Bobby Shepherd dies in Texas

Bobby Ray Shepherd, 71 of Nederland, Tex., died December 3, at Triumph Town and Country Hospital in Houston. Funeral services were held December 6 in Nederland. More...

Murder suspect surrenders here

murdering a 32-year-old woman Monday night turned himself into the Letcher County Sheriff ’s Department Tuesday morning.   A Kentucky State Police press release issued early Tuesday said 37- year-old Christopher P. More...

Woman killed accidentally with officer’s gun

A Letcher County Ranger has been placed on administrative leave after a gun issued to him was recently used in the accidental shooting death of a Leslie County woman. More...

News

SAFETY AWARD

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Auction to benefit 2 students’ trip

‘Summer Foliage’ by Linda Jarrett will be auctioned via silent auction Friday, Dec.11, at Hobo’s Diner on Main Street in Whitesburg. Bids may be placed now, with bidding closing on Friday at 8:30 p.m. More...

Have breakfast with Santa at Hemphill

The annual Breakfast with Santa will be held at the Hemphill Community Center on Saturday, Dec. 12 from 8 until 11 a.m. Gravy, biscuits, scrambled eggs, sausage, bacon, bologna, Chocolate gravy and drinks will be served. More...

Columns

Horoscope

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Your love of the holidays creates a special bond between you and the people in your life. Use this as a way of building stronger relationships that will carry over well beyond this time. More...

The way we were

Clips from Mountain Eagle front pages over the past 50 years

December 10, 1959   Engineering work reportedly already has started on a new highway from Central Kentucky to Eastern Kentucky. More...

Car Talk

What caused engine explosion?

Dear Tom and Ray:   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@bellsouth.com More...

Health

‘Doughnut hole’ unites wary seniors

MIAMI   Lawmakers have wooed seniors skeptical of the health care overhaul by emphasizing the plan would close the “doughnut hole” — a gap in Medicare drug coverage that can cost thousands of dollars a year.   More...

Swine flu now widespread only in 25 states, CDC says

ATLANTA   Swine flu infections continue to wane, just as vaccine is becoming plentiful enough that some communities are allowing everyone to get it, not just those in priority groups. More...

THE NUMBERS GAME:

Knowing Your Blood Pressure

You may know that high blood pressure puts you at risk for many serious complications with diabetes. You’ve probably been told repeatedly to work at keeping your blood pressure at a reasonable level. More...

Entertainment

Christmas in Appalachia set

Christmas in Appalachia returns to the Appalshop on Friday, December 18 at 7 p.m. The free event will be a community celebration in the Appalshop Theater at 91 Madison Avenue in Whitesburg.   More...

Square dance set

The Carcassonne square dance will be held Saturday, Dec. 12, from 8 to 10 p.m. Erin Cokonougher-Stidham will call, and Randy Wilson, Gabe Wilson, Shawn Stamper, and Logan Dollarhide will play music. More...

Dance planned at American Legion

Whitesburg American Legion Post 152 on Pine Mountain, Hwy. 119, will sponsor a dance on Saturday, Dec. 12, from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Music will be provided by a live band featuring Chris Isaac, Tony Shortt, & Andy Miranda.   More...