February 17, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Suspended cop gets job back in Jenkins

A Jenkins City Police officer was reinstated to his job this week after an administrative hearing that lasted more than four hours.   More...

News

Legislators blast Kentucky Power’s rate increase plan

Four Kentucky legislators concerned about a proposed 34.95% rate hike to 175,000 Kentucky Power customers held a meeting with utility officials last week.   More...

BUSY BEAVERS

  If you’re as busy as some beavers have been near Mayking recently, then you’ve been quite busy indeed. More...

Hearing set in OxyContin case

A preliminary hearing is set for Thursday for an Isom man police say had as many as 40 vehicles a day stopping by his home to purchase controlled substances. More...

Columns

Horoscope

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Having second thoughts could be a good thing, even if you’re determined to go through with your plans. You might find it worthwhile to take a fresh look at how things have been set up. More...

SPEAKING OF SOAPS

RECAPS – 2/15-2/19

ALL MY CHILDREN Æ Ryan begged Greenlee to return to him. She refused to forgive him for Kendall and Erica, even though his romances with those women happened while he believed Greenlee was dead. More...

Moments In Time

• On March 6, 1475, Michelangelo Buonarroti, the greatest of the Italian Renaissance artists, is born. His most important early work was the Pieta (1498), a sculpture that showed the body of Christ in the lap of the Virgin Mary. More...

Health

Viral infection can bring on dizziness

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: I got a sudden attack of dizziness that landed me in bed. I couldn’t stand. Finally, with the help of my husband, I got to the doctor, who said I had a viral infection called vestibular neuritis. More...

Millions skip colon cancer test

WASHINGTON   Nearly half the people who need potentially lifesaving checks for the nation’s No. More...

Feeling ‘bored to death’ could make you die sooner

LONDON   Can you really be bored to death? More...

Entertainment

Dance planned at American Legion

Whitesburg American Legion Post #152, Pine Mountain, Highway 119, will hold a dance Saturday, Feb. 20, from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. More...

Tyme to play

East KY Tyme, a country/ bluegrass band, will play Friday, Feb. 19, at the Hemphill Community Center from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Food will be available for purchase. Everyone is invited to attend. More...

AfterShock to play

The AfterShock Band will host a party at the Whitesburg VFW on Saturday, Feb. 20. The event will begin at 9 p.m. Admission is $5. Membership is not required.   More...

Connor Christian and Southern Gothic singing 'Winter' at Summit City on Feb. 20, 2010.

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Rec center will get biggest share of severance tax

Letcher County’s planned new recreation center will receive 30 percent of the $4 million in coal severance money scheduled to be returned to the county during the next two years.   More...

Buses to stay inside boundaries

Beginning next school year, bus transportation will only be provided to students attending schools in their designated boundary in the Letcher County Public School District. More...

Opinions

Greed trophy up for grabs

By gollies, the top executives of health insurance corporations are not giving up without a fight! To paraphrase every high school football coach who ever lived, “When the going gets ugly, the ugly get going.”   More...

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Fuel behind grass-roots rage

So what exactly is the Tea Party movement and why has it risen up?   The ferocity of its opposition to President Obama is mystifying to political progressives. More...

Sports

Kentucky has new state record for bull elk

Harrodsburg resident Terrell Royalty’s 7x7 elk scored 372 6/8 in the Boone and Crockett Club scoring system, besting the old record of 367 7/8 taken in Harlan County in 2008. More...

Letcher Central to host tourneys

Letcher County Central High School will host both the boys’ and girls’ 53rd District tournaments next week, using a boy/ girl doubleheader the first three nights.   On Monday, Feb. More...

Gabby’s fishing fever

Good crappie are there waiting

For a lot of fishermen, it is hard to think about getting out during the coldest time of winter and going crappie fishing. But for the ones willing to bundle up and get out on the lake, there is some good crappie fishing to be found.   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

Casper Sexton celebrates Valentine’s Day

Big Cowan

I hope everyone had a great week and a happy Valentine’s Day. I want to wish Leroy Fields of Premium a happy birthday on Feb. 17. I hope you have a good one. More...

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BIRTHDAY — Christian Noah Maggard will be four years old on Feb. 17. His parents are Josh Maggard of Eolia and Shawn Gilley of Lynch, KY. More...

VALENTINE ROYALTY

Bradley Jones and Judy Webb were elected King and Queen of Hearts by the residents of Letcher Manor Nursing & Rehabilitation. Events at the nursing home included hallways lined with rose petals that led the way to a Valentine’s party.   More...

Obituaries

Dannie Bolling, 73, buried at Mayking

Dannie Bolling, 73, of Mayking, died February 14 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital.   A son of the late Oliver and Lathie Adams Bolling, he was the widower of Brenda Creekmore Bolling.   More...

Ingram rites held

Funeral services for Larry Ivan ‘Drew’ Ingram, 62, of Premium, were held February 15 at Letcher Funeral Home in Whitesburg. Burial was in Ingram Cemetery at Linefork. More...

Stacy Blair, 89, dies in Indiana

Stacy Blair, 89, died February 15 at Columbus Regional Hospital in Columbus, Ind.   Born in Letcher County, she was a daughter of the late John D. More...