January 20, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

News

Help for students seeking financial aid

Hazard Community and Technical College will host College Goal Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m., Jan. 31. The event will be held in the grill in the First Federal Center on the Hazard Campus of HCTC.   More...

Eight LCCHS students perform at All District Band Concert

The 2010 Kentucky Music Educators Association District 9 All District Honor Band Concert was held on Jan. 17.   The concert is an annual event held at the Paintsville Ramada Inn. More...

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GIFT — Bruce Bevins (right), land acquisition agent for Pike- Letcher Land Company, a TECO Coal Corporation, presents Danny Quillen, pastor of New Freedom Worship Center in Dunham, with a deed f More...

Columns

The way we were

Clips from Mountain Eagle front pages over the past 50 years

January 21, 1960   The change in the governor’s chair in Frankfort apparently has cost Letcher County 14 jobs and nine road projects.      Uncle Issac W. Fields, Cumberland, celebrated his 100th birthday Jan. 4. More...

Car Talk

Technical service bulletins explained

Dear Tom and Ray:   More...

Horoscope

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) You need to be certain that all the right conditions are in place before you take that first step. It can’t hurt to listen to good advice from those who have your best interests at heart.   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.com More...

Families & Friends

All the Hattons enjoy family get-together

Whitesburg

Hello everyone. I hope you are all doing well. Are you as pleased as I am about the snow being gone and the warm temperatures?   More...

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ENGAGED — Tracy Tackitt, daughter of Addis and Robert Tackitt of Whitesburg, and Houston Meade announce their engagement to be married. More...

Dave Smith and me

During World War II, we lived the fifth house on the left in Graveyard Hollow. Dave Smith and his family lived in the next house. He and I soon became good friends in 1944, and we’re still good friends to this day.   More...

Entertainment

Dance planned at American Legion

Whitesburg American Legion Post 152 on Pine Mountain, Hwy. 119, will sponsor a dance on Saturday, Jan. 23, from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. 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...

San Francisco trio to perform here

The Wussies, an alternative band which formed in San Francisco, Calif., will be in Whitesburg this week for a performance at Summit City. More...

Letcher may join Pike Co. in suit against Ky. Power

Letcher County may join the Pike County Fiscal Court in a lawsuit against Kentucky Power Co., a division of American Electric Power. More...

Indictments charge 17

Seventeen people are named in 19 indictments issued by the Letcher County Grand Jury, including an Isom man named in two indictments with promoting sexual performances by minor.   More...

Opinions

County attorney warns about meth

To the Editor: After the arrest of Gary Smith for making methamphetamine, I got to thinking about the ramifications of the increase in use of meth in our county.   More...

Cartoon

Full Story

Earth cracks open, and the skies fill with prayers of many

Last Thursday, in a small church on Cleveland’s west side, about 150 men, women and children had gathered to support immigration reform, but first they bowed their heads and prayed for the people of Haiti.   More...

Sports

Lady Cougars take 2 more

The 16-1 Letcher County Central Lady Cougars preserved their Top 25 basketball ranking with a pair of road wins last week at district rival June Buchanan and at Montgomery County. More...

Gabby’s fishing fever

Smallmouth anglers love the winter

During the cold winter months, most fish will go to deeper, warmer water to spend the winter. But some fish like smallmouth bass will actually stay up in shallower water during the winter and remain active. More...

Struttin’ Time

A story that’s worth passing on

The weather is giving us a break. It is now up to freezing, which is better than below freezing.   Turkey season is upon us, and soon the long beards will be gobbling. I plan to start my final year of hunting in Florida, on March 20. More...

Health

A baffling illness

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: My 50-year-old daughter has been diagnosed with fi- bromyalgia. She is in a great deal of pain, and medications have provided no relief. She has been told there is no cure. Exactly what is fibromyalgia? What causes it? — E.F. More...

Skin Care Begins With Protection

With all the serious conditions that diabetes can cause or contribute to, skin problems may seem minor to some. But people with diabetes are at increased risk for a variety of skin problems that can lead to more severe illnesses. More...

FDA looking at tanning beds

Stronger cancer warnings being debated by government

WASHINGTON   Just as millions head to tanning beds to prepare for spring break, the Food and Drug Administration will be debating how to toughen warnings that those sunlamps pose a cancer risk.Yes, sunburns are particularly dangerous. More...

Obituaries

Banks rites held

Funeral services for Pearl Savanah Stidham Banks, 56, were held January 15. She died January 13. More...

Services are held for Audrey Prince

Funeral services for Audrey Sexton Prince, 67, were held January 18 at Everidge Funeral. Burial was in the Kate Hollow Cemetery at Sandlick.   She died January 15 at the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington. More...

Mary Belle Looney succumbs at 88

Mary Belle Looney, 88, died January 11 at her home in Burdine.   A daughter of the late Victor and Nellie Goins Slaughter, she was the widow of Ellis Looney, and the mother of the late Ronald Wayne Looney.   More...