January 13, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Isom man charged with making meth in his home

A 52-year-old Isom man was arrested Tuesday night after police found a meth lab in his home. More...

News

New meth formula avoids anti-drug laws

Editor’s note: A methamphetamine lab discovered at Isom this week by officers with the Letcher County Sheriff’s Department and other agencies is nearly identical to what is described in this report by The Associated Press. More...

Pike County judge chides Kentucky Power Company

PIKEVILLE, Ky.   A judge-executive in eastern Kentucky is criticizing a power utility for “pure neglect” he said led to widespread outages during a recent winter storm. More...

MLK breakfast set for Jan. 16

The annual Community Unity Breakfast, held in celebration of the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. More...

Columns

Addicts lose contact with reality

As we travel down life’s uncertain pathway, we encounter all kinds of people. More...

Answer to your air-bag problem — no charge

Dear Tom and Ray:   More...

The way we were

Clips from Mountain Eagle front pages over the past 50 years

January 14, 1960   Acting with great speed and efficiency, Whitesburg City Policeman Joe Pack and Fire Chief Remious Day arrested three out-of-town men who were attempting to break off the safe in the Quillen Drug Store.      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

If you catch a chill, will you catch cold?

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: My friend and I have an ongoing discussion about how we catch colds. I believe the only way is by being exposed to a germ. My friend agrees, but also says you can become chilled, and that results in a cold. More...

Drug-resistant TB now in U.S.

LANTANA, Fla.   It started with a cough, an autumn hack that refused to go away.   More...

Testing and Diabetes Control

Keeping blood glucose at near-normal levels helps people with diabetes avoid long-term complications, which can affect the eyes, nerves and kidneys. More...

Entertainment

Dance planned

Whitesburg American Legion Post 152 on Pine Mountain, Hwy. 119, will sponsor a dance on Saturday, Jan. 16, from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. More...

Tyme to perform

East KY Tyme, a countrybluegrass band, will perform at the Hemphill Community Center Friday, Jan. 15, from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. For more information, call Astor Taylor, (606) 633-2708, or visit www.eastkytyme.com.   More...

Band concert set

The Kentucky Music Educators Association All- District Band concert will be held in the atrium of the Paintsville Ramada Inn on Sunday, Jan. 17 at 2 p.m. The annual concert is free of charge and open to the public.   More...

Classes here still may end in May

Even with the number of school days missed because of an H1N1 scare in the fall and snow days this winter, students in Letcher County could still begin their summer breaks in May. More...

Forum on power outage is postponed

Those wanting to comment publicly on the Dec. 18 power outage will have to wait a little while longer.   Letcher Commonwealth’s Attorney Edison G. Banks postponed a pubic forum scheduled for Jan. More...

Opinions

Cartoon

Full Story

Selling a city’s soul for chicken scratch

Fire hydrants deserve more respect. They are utilitarian and ubiquitous icons of America’s urban landscape, yet they’re rarely noticed by anyone but dogs — who give them no respect whatsoever. More...

Health care: Easier than it looks

WASHINGTON   Reaching agreement on a health care bill is harder in theory than it will be in practice.   More...

Sports

Cold temps makes better fishing later

Snow is blowing across much of Kentucky right now, and forecasters predict we won’t crest the freezing mark for a while. More...

Sports in Kentucky

Phillips will do well as UK’s grid coach

All who pass this way leave a mark if only a bad tattoo. A few stay awhile and leave an indelible one. Rich Brooks did. More...

Pitcher throws 100 mph-plus

CINCINNATI   Aroldis Chapman knew so little about baseball in the United States that before he could pick a team, he had to look at a map. More...

Families & Friends

Snow packs stores with people

Whitesburg

Hello everyone. I hope you are all doing well and keeping warm. It has been so cold I’ve been in hibernation and just get out when I or my critters need food.   When they mention snow, I run to the store, and so does everyone else. More...

Photo

JANUARY BABY — Peyton Riley Danette Adams was born January 7 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital. More...

Photo

TO BE WED — B.J. Morris and Bethany Mitchell will be married at 3 p.m., January 16, at the Little Colley Baptist Church. There will be a reception immediately following at the church. More...

Obituaries

Services held for Thomas Halcomb

Thomas Asberry Halcomb, 87, of Elk Creek, died January 7 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital.   A son of the late Granville and Lucinda Halcomb, he was the father of the late Donna Halcomb.   More...

Billy Blair dies

Funeral services for Billy Blair, 71, of Cowan, were held January 12 at Millstone Missionary Baptist Church. Burial was in the Blair Cemetery at Cowan.   He died January 8 at Hazard Appalachian Regional Hospital. More...

Rosy Nell Short, 88, buried at Mayking

Rosy Nell Short, 88, died December 28 at her home at Kona.   A daughter of the late Wesley and Alice Adams Polly, she was the mother of the late Veta Kay Short, and the widow of Bill Short.   More...