December 23, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Features

Fear of violence grows in fight over mining

MORGANTOWN, West Virginia   It was the slap heard ‘round the coalfields: Cordelia Ruth Tucker, wearing the fluorescent-striped shirt of a miner, strode past West Virginia state troopers and into a stream of marchers protesting mountaint More...

Charity was still able to give here despite job losses elsewhere

Letcher County native Mary Martin Hendrian has made it her mission to help others in the county where she grew up because she remembers how she received help when she was a little girl. More...

Opinions

Wishing seniors a Merry Christmas

To the Editor: I want to wish every Letcher County Senior Citizens Center a merry Christmas.   We have enjoyed fellowship with you this past year. We wish you a very merry Christmas.   More...

Sports

Youth hunting, trapping seasons perfect for Christmas vacation

After the presents, the huge meal, the Christmas movies, football games and leftovers, there’s another way to enjoy vacation time with your family this holiday season. More...

Photo

ELK HUNT — Penny Ison of Linefork bagged this 600-plus pound female elk in Knott County during elk season in November. She is married to Bob Ison. More...

Storm brings halt to black bear season

For Captain Frank Campbell and his southeastern Kentucky Conservation officers of the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources, 2009 is nearing its close in much the same way it began — rescuing people, clearing downed trees from roa More...

Health

H1N1 vaccine now available

H1N1 vaccine is now available to the general public, according to the Kentucky River District Health Department. For more information, call the Letcher County Health Department.   More...

What’s in health care proposals for 5 Americans

As Congress gets closer to a final health care bill, many Americans want to know: What’s in it for me?   The answer is: It depends.   More...

Kicking Butts

Everyone knows that smoking is bad for your health. However, as a person with diabetes, smoking carries special risks. You greatly increase the danger of diabetes-related complications.   More...

Entertainment

New Year’s Eve party, dance set

Reservations are now being accepted for the Whitesburg American Legion’s New Year’s Eve party on Thursday, Dec. 31, from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Admission is $10. Everyone is welcome; attendees must be 21. For more information call, 633-2834. More...

To perform

South Mountain Boys will perform at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 26, 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...

Grand jury to look at complaints filed against Ky. Power

Letcher Commonwealth’s Attorney Edison G. More...

3,445 without power four days after storm

Nearly 3,500 Letcher County households remained without electricity late Tuesday, four days after a storm swept through Letcher County and left up to eight inches of snow in its wake.   More...

Mullins is new judge

Assistant Letcher Commonwealth’s Attorney Kevin R. Mullins has been appointed by Gov. Steve Beshear as the replacement for the late Letcher District Judge James T. Wood Jr. More...

News

Help offered to veterans

A field representative of the Kentucky Department of Veterans Affairs will be at the Letcher County Courthouse in Whitesburg from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. More...

Senator, EPA discuss mining

CHARLESTON, W.Va.   West Virginia Sen. Robert C. Byrd urged the federal government’s lead environmental regulator this week to work with the mining industry and others to clarify how coal mines get permits.   More...

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SPREADING CHRISTMAS CHEER — The Whitesburg Middle School UNITE Club spent the morning of Dec. 18 singing Christmas carols in downtown Whitesburg. More...

Columns

Food safety during extended power outages

Improperly stored or handled food during extended power outages can lead to food contamination and related foodborne illness, which can be serious and life-threatening. More...

The way we were

Clips from Mountain Eagle front pages over the past 50 years

December 24, 1959   Christmas greetings are given from The Mountain Eagle staff — Clyde Quillen, Hazel Bowen, Adelaide Pesis, Larry Caudill, Tom and Pat Gish, Virginia Combs, Gertrude Gambill, Grace Hall, Mrs. Carl Layne, R. More...

Car Talk

Wife wins in couple’s first marital argument

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. More...

Families & Friends

Good way to see old friends is to go shopping

Whitesburg

Hello everyone, hope you are all doing well. I’m trying to get ready for the big snow they are threatening us with. I hope it misses us, but I’m about as ready as I can be — got food for all my critters and also some for me. More...

Photo

GREENES — Judy and Johnny Greene are living in Frankfort. More...

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SPENCER FAMILY — Pictured are Kevin, Tabitha, Matt, Canaan, Jacob, and Makala Spencer. More...

Obituaries

Adams rites set

Darold Keith ‘Darrell’ Adams, 45, of Jeremiah, died December 20 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital.   He was a son of the late Norman Eugene and Geneva Adams. More...

Services held for Beulah Johnson

Funeral services for Beulah Johnson, 79, of Little Cowan, were held December 12 at Letcher Funeral Home. Burial was in the Caudill Cemetery at Little Cowan.   She died December 9 at Letcher Manor Nursing Home. More...

Phillip Ray McIntosh buried at Dry Fork

Phillip Ray McIntosh, 29, of Redfox, died December 9 at the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington.   He was a son of Vera and Jerry Adams of Redfox and the late Ray McIntosh. More...