February 3, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Boy, 16, dies after moped is hit by a truck on KY 15

A 16-year-old Isom youth died yesterday (Tuesday) after police said he pulled his moped onto a highway in front of a garbage truck.   Marlin J. Sandlin II, a junior at Letcher County Central High School, was pronounced dead at 12:40 p.m. More...

Features

65 have filed to run for county offices

Here is a complete list of the 65 candidates who are running for county offices in the 2010 May Primary Election:   Judge/Executive   Democrat   Incumbent Jim Ward, Sandlick   Ellis Keyes, Colson   Lisa Johnson Tacket More...

Opinions

Fact check:

Obama budget a leap of faith on future growth

EDITOR’S NOTE: An occasional look at assertions by government officials and how well they adhere to the facts.   WASHINGTON   More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Thank you, Justice Alito

WASHINGTON   The nation owes a substantial debt to Justice Samuel Alito for his display of unhappiness over President Obama’s criticisms of the Supreme Court’s recent legislation — excuse me, decision — opening our ele More...

Sports

Wall back to ‘having fun and winning games’

LEXINGTON   John Wall raised his arms, waited for the long pass from teammate Eric Bledsoe then rose up for a vicious dunk. More...

Cougars take Cavs

Letcher Central sophomore forward Kendall Ballou fought off Jenkins forward Ethan Bowling to make a pass during the Cougars’ 89- 25 win over the Cavaliers.   More...

Gabby’s fishing fever

Weather cold but smallmouth aren’t

This may be a cold time of year to many people, but to smallmouth anglers it is the time of the year for some of the hottest action.   More...

Families & Friends

Wedding reception held during Bluegrass Night

Hemphill

Sorry I didn’t get a column in last week’s paper. We had a great turnout for our Bluegrass Night Jan. 22. Hiram and Ruby Collins had sort of a wedding reception during Bluegrass Night. More...

Photo

LIBRARIAN — Jenay Hall is the new head librarian of the Lillian Webb Memorial Library in Neon. More...

Cold weather is making the kids a little stir crazy

Blair Branch

Hello all. Our heat wave was short lived, wasn’t it? I sure miss it, but I enjoyed it while it lasted. Right now, when I look out the window, all I see is snow, snow, and more snow. More...

Entertainment

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...

Fans search for answers to final season of ‘Lost’

HONOLULU   What is that black smoke monster? Will Jack’s plan to rewrite history work? Will Sun be reunited with Jin? Will the real Locke please stand up? What happens to the island? What does it all mean? How will it end?   More...

Nick Lachey talks about new season of ‘Taking the Stage’

NEW YORK   It’s like “Fame” — the movie that showcased the dreams and disappointments of high school performers — but in real life.   More...

Photo

NEARLY DESERTED — A lone car made its way along Main Street in downtown Jenkins Saturday morning as the Winter of 2010 continued its onslaught in Letcher County. More...

Eight named in 10 indictments

Eight people are named in 10 indictments issued by the Letcher County Grand Jury, including a man named in three separate indictments.   More...

News

WEATHERING THE STORM

  A cardinal perching in a tree and a herd of elk grazing on a hillside made for two beautiful scenes over the weekend as a two-day snowstorm hit Letcher County. More...

Construction set to begin on water projects for county

Construction is finally scheduled to begin on a number of water projects which have been on the drawing board for the past several years in Letcher County.   More...

Narramore is re-elected to state post

A member of the Jenkins Independent Board of Education has been re-elected to a state leadership position in the largest organization of elected officials in Kentucky.   More...

Columns

Moments in Time

• On Feb. 20, 1792, President George Washington signs legislation creating the U.S. Postal Service. The federally funded postal services included 75 regional post offices and 2,400 miles of postal routes. More...

The way we were

Clips from Mountain Eagle front pages over the past 50 years

February 4, 1960   Letcher County would have its own circuit judge and would elect its own circuit judge and commonwealth’s attorney under a bill passed Wednesday by the Kentucky House of Representatives. The bill, sponsored by Rep. More...

Car Talk

Olive oil good for many things, but not repelling snow

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. Our address is: mtneagle@bellsouth.com More...

Health

Girl’s odyssey shows challenge of fighting weight loss in U.S.

CHICAGO   Paris Woods is hardly a poster child for the obesity epidemic. Lining up dripping wet with kids on her swim team, she’s a blend of girlish chunkiness and womanly curves.   More...

New ways to treat varicose vein woes

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: I have varicose veins on both of my legs. I wear only long dresses and slacks to hide them. My legs don’t hurt, but I would like to be rid of these veins. What can I do for them? More...

Good Glucose Control Keeps Pregnancy Complications In Check

Doctors have known for years that diabetes can complicate pregnancy, labor and delivery. More...

Obituaries

Services held for Richard D’Amato

Richard E. D’Amato, 63, died January 29 at his home in Whitesburg.   A son of the late Ercole Biagio and Anna Victoria Consorte D’Amato, he was the twin brother of the late Rinaldo D’Amato.   More...

Paris Dixon, 88, buried at Blackey

Funeral services for Paris Dixon, 88, of Letcher, were held January 30 at Letcher Funeral Home in Whitesburg. Burial was in the Pearl Dixon Cemetery at Blackey.   He died January 28 in Lexington. More...

Diana Anderson dies in Florida

Diana Adams Anderson, 51, of Jeremiah, died January 26, in Ft. Myers, Fla.   She was a daughter of Curtis and Doylene Adams of Jeremiah.   More...