January 27, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

14 new candidates file

Fourteen more candidates beat Tuesday’s filing deadline and will run for county offices in the May primary election.   Robert Gerald Baker, a Republican, filed to run for county judge/ executive. More...

Photo

THE GRAHAM MEMORIAL PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH is thought to be the site of this old photograph. The only man identified for certain is Hop Gibson, the last man on the right. More...

Features

Healthcare workers looking for answers after doctor’s murder

PIKEVILLE   A prescription drug abuse forum held Monday in Pikeville took a unique approach to discussing the region’s prescription drug abuse epidemic, and organizers said the approach will help to quell the problem.   More...

11 Letcher residents learn what it’s like to be a cop

Mike Harris says he is a better citizen after participating in an 11-week citizens’ police academy. More...

Opinions

President Obama, state your business

We have a friend whose response to any kind of waffling is a blunt three-word directive: “State your business.” That phrase kept coming to mind this week as we awaited President Obama’s first State of the Union address.   More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

High Court able to pull off Supreme coup

Despite 234 years of progress toward the American ideal of equality for all, we still have to battle unfairness.   More...

Sports

Obama thanks No. 1 Wildcats for Haitian relief

COLUMBIA, S.C.   President Barack Obama called Kentucky coach John Calipari to praise the program — and to caution the top-ranked Wildcats.   More...

10-day stretch tests LCC girls

To say that the last 10 days have been tough on the Letcher County Central Lady Cougars is an understatement, said to coach Dickie Adams. During this stretch, LCCHS has seen its 14-game winning streak and No. 24 state ranking go down the drain. More...

Gabby’s fishing fever

Now is the time to go fishing

With the cool weather a lot of folks think that they will have to wait several months to go fishing again. But this is not the case.   More...

Families & Friends

Tony Gross surprised on his birthday

Eolia

Greetings to all from the Eolia Christian Community Outreach. More...

Head Start grandparent travels to Texas

Anna Smith is a grandparent who has taken on the role of raising her grandchildren. Her grandchildren have attended the Early Head Start Program and the preschool Head Start Program at Jenkins. More...

We need to enjoy each and every day

Whitesburg

Hello everyone, hope you are all doing well.   The weather is sure a lot nicer. We have had lots of rain, but we have some sunshine today. I’m ready to sing “welcome sweet springtime”, but I guess it is a little bit early. More...

Obituaries

Barry Marshall dies

Barry Marshall, 51, died January 8, at his home in Wheelersburg, Ohio.   A son of Bill and Elva Pridemore Marshall, he was born in Portsmouth, Ohio. More...

Services held for Louella Wampler

Funeral services for Louella Adams Wampler, 76, of Kettering, Ohio, were held January 23 in Kettering.   She died January 20. More...

William ‘Bill’ Gibson dies at 106

Funeral services for William “Bill” Gibson were held January 25 at the Blair Branch Old Regular Baptist Church. Burial was in the Gibson family cemetery at Isom. More...

Ky. Power officials listen to criticism, talk about outages

When District Two Magistrate Archie Banks told representatives of Kentucky Power Company, “You’re asking us to pay for your mistakes,” it summed up the feelings of many of the group of more than 250 people who crowded into the Letc More...

Jenkins classes may end May 19

Students in Jenkins Independent Schools could have their last day of school on May 19, providing there are no more days missed due to bad weather or other circumstances. More...

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SHOVELING SNOW — Andrew Little works to clear the parking lot at Little Cowan Baptist Church while sister Abby takes a break. More...

News

SKCTC names students to the Dean’s List

Students named to the Dean’s List for the fall 2009 semester at Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College are: Angel Lynn Adams, Dallas S. Adams, Katherine A. Adams, Kayla R. Adams, Larissa D. Addington, Matthew B. Amburgey, Amber D. More...

Legislative panel OKs texting ban for drivers

FRANKFORT   Kentucky drivers wouldn’t be allowed to send text messages from behind the steering wheel under a measure that cleared its first legislative hurdle Tuesday.   A House Transportation Committee passed the measure 18-7. More...

Board cuts spring break

Vacation being shortened by 3 days

The Letcher County Board of Education approved schools being in session during the first three days of spring break after the district has missed 12 days because of illness and inclement weather. More...

Columns

Moments and Memories at WHS

Boost the band   The newly-organized Whitesburg Band Club has 81 members and has set its goal to put 20 new instruments in the band to be rented to talented students. More...

Car Talk

The case of the misaligned hub covers

Dear Tom and Ray:   More...

The way we were

Clips from Mountain Eagle front pages over the past 50 years

January 28, 1960   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...

Health

More blood pressure worries

High blood pressure now being linked to dementia

WASHINGTON   If the cardiologist’s warnings don’t scare you, consider this: Controlling blood pressure just might be the best protection yet known against dementia.   More...

Too much sitting could be deadly

LONDON   Here’s a new warning from health experts: Sitting is deadly.   More...

Poll shows fears grow about health care plan, but people want action

WASHINGTON   Fears about President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul increased significantly in December, according to a new poll released as the legislation’s future hangs in doubt.   More...

Entertainment

American Legion dance set

Whitesburg American Legion Post #152, Pine Mountain, Highway 119, will hold a dance Saturday, Jan. 30, from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. More...

Benefit concert set for Feb. 6

A benefit concert will be held Saturday, Feb. 6 at the Shriners building behind the VFW at Pine Mountain Junction). Performing will be Automata, and special guest Dopamine, both of Whitesburg and Pikeville.   More...

AfterShock to play

AfterShock Band will perform Saturday, Jan. 30, at the VFW, Pine Mountain Junction, beginning at 9 p.m. Attendees must be at least 21 years old.   More...