December 30, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Features

Hospital marks 85th year

Pikeville Medical Center celebrated its National Hospital of the Year distinction and its 85th anniversary with a ceremony Dec. 29.   More...

Opinions

After the storm

The aftermath of the December 18 snowstorm that left more than 7,100 Letcher County households without electricity has us asking a number of questions.   More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

In defense of Harry Reid

WASHINGTON   Punditry in the nation’s capital has its own rhythms, and one common practice involves almost everyone beating up on the same politician at the same time.   More...

Sports

Photo

FIRST DEER — Jacob Dollarhide killed an eightpoint deer while hunting with his grandfather, Buddy Collins. Jacob is the son of Chris and Becky Dollarhide. More...

Trapping make comeback

Thousands of Kentuckians once trapped raccoons, beavers, mink, foxes and other furbearing animals. Trapping provided our ancestors with clothing, food and a source of income.   More...

Girls win 10 in 8 days

Over the past eight days, the Letcher County Central High School Lady Cougars have won their own Christmas Classic and the Bourbon/Paris Holiday Classic for a 10-game winning streak that raises their overall record to a 14th Region best 12-1 and sho More...

Families & Friends

Snow had biggest flakes most had ever seen

Jeremiah

I hope that by the time this week’s Eagle comes out that everyone has their electricity back on.   We really had a lot of snow, which made lots of trees uproot and fall on power lines, highways and some houses. More...

Bear hunters were out despite snow

Eolia

Greetings to all from the Eolia Christian Community Outreach Center.   “But encourage one another day after day, as long as it is still called today.” Hebrews 3:13 NASB. More...

Phillip and Mashawna Caudill welcome baby girl

Cowan

Elsie Banks was able to attend church at Little Cowan on Sunday. She was looking good and feeling well. She had a good Christmas with Carl Bennett and Marsha.   More...

Obituaries

Evans Hall dies

Funeral services for Evans ‘Fiddler’ Hall, 86, of Mayking, will be held at 1 p.m., Friday, January 1, at Hemphill Baptist Church. He died December 28. More...

Services are set for Bessie Sexton

Bessie Sexton, 89, of Whitesburg, died December 27 at Letcher Manor Nursing Home.   She was a daughter of the late Hasdore and Elizabeth Sexton.   Surviving are two sisters, Esma Gibson of Colson and Ruth Southwood of Jackson. More...

Services held for Nannie Bledsoe

Nannie Gail Johnson Bledsoe, 55, died December 22 at her home at Partridge after a long illness.   Born in Perry County, she was a daughter of Earnest Johnson of Somerset and the late Melinda Gail Jones Johnson. More...

Ky. Power seeks rate hike of 35%

Kentucky Power Company, a subsidiary of American Electric Power, has filed a base rate case with the Kentucky Public Service Commission (PSC) seeking $123.6 million in rate relief from its customers.   More...

Citizens will get chance to tell about hardships

Letcher County citizens affected by last week’s widespread power outage are being given a chance to tell a grand jury about their hardships while living without electricity.   More...

Parents upset over son’s treatment

The parents of a Jenkins Middle High School student say their son has been forced to do physical exercises he is unable to perform as a manner of corporal punishment.   More...

News

Some insurance policies cover food losses

Now that everyone in Letcher County has power again, phones have been constantly ringing at one insurance agency. More...

School board moving forward with vocational school plans

The Letcher County Board of Education thinks now is the time to try to move forward with its plans to build a new vocational and technical school at Ermine.   More...

County hopes to get storm expenses paid

Letcher County Judge/Executive Jim Ward is hopeful the county will be reimbursed for some of the cost of cleaning up after last week’s winter snowstorm caused more than 7,000 residences to be without power for several days. More...

Columns

The way we were

Clips from Mountain Eagle front pages over the past 50 years

December 31, 1959   A note of optimism for Letcher County for the coming year was found this week in a check of business leaders looking back on the closing 1959. More...

Car Talk

Do hubcaps serve a purpose?

Dear Tom and Ray:   More...

Social Security recipients can change their address online

Question: I am receiving Social Security benefits. Can I change my address online?   Answer: Yes, if you receive Social Security benefits you can change your address online at   www.socialsecurity.gov/coa. 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

When the drugs stop working

Pressure rises to stop use of antibiotics in agriculture

FRANKENSTEIN, Mo.   The mystery started the day farmer Russ Kremer got between a jealous boar and a sow in heat.   The boar gored Kremer in the knee with a razor-sharp tusk. More...

FOOD FOR THOUGHT:

Exchanges Key to Diabetes Management

Most people with diabetes work closely with their care team to create a meal plan that helps guide them in selecting the right kinds of food in the proper amounts. More...

Entertainment

Tyme to play

East KY Tyme will play at the Hemphill Community Center from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 1. The group will also play at the Chilhowie Lions Club in Chilhowie, Va., on Thursday, Dec. 31, beginning at 8 p.m. More...

Dance planned

Whitesburg American Legion will sponsor a 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...

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...