February 24, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

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Slide declared emergency

The Office of Surface Mining in Ashland will request that a mudslide in Craft’s Colly be declared an emergency.   More...

Conway visits Letcher Co., talks about issues facing eastern Kentucky counties

Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway spoke with several politicians in the Letcher County Courthouse on Feb. 23 during his trip to eastern Kentucky this week. Conway will make stops in Breathitt, Floyd, Harlan, Knott and Perry counties. More...

Revival planned

Lewis Creek Pentecostal Church in Partridge will host a neighborhood revival with speaker Fred Wynn from Prague, Okla. The revival will take place Feb. 28 to March 6 with Sunday services at 6 p.m. and weeknight services at 7 p.m. More...

Sports

Game’s easiest shot can also be most vexing

WICHITA, Kan.   Clevin Hannah takes a breath and walks up to the line, straddling his feet squarely over the midpoint. More...

Gabby’s fishing fever

Jigging spoons for winter bass

One bait can be fished in the dead of winter or in the heat of summer in the exact same area at the same depth and catch bass. More...

LCC girls have top record

After having a 14-game winning streak broken with a midseason three-game losing streak to regional powers Perry County Central and Knott County Central on the road and at home to 18thranked Breathitt County, the Lady Cougars have recovered to close More...

Health

Pediatricians urge choking warning labels for food

CHICAGO   When 4-year-old Eric Stavros Adler choked to death on a piece of hot dog, his anguished mother never dreamed that the popular kids’ food could be so dangerous. More...

Happiness helps when it comes to the heart

LONDON   You’ve heard it before: to avoid a heart attack don’t smoke, eat right and exercise. But it also may help to be happy, a new study says.   Even if you’re grumpy by nature, just try to be cheerful.   More...

MRIs, other medical scans quadruple

ATLANTA   The use of high-tech diagnostic imaging in emergency rooms has quadrupled since the mid-1990s, according to a new government report. More...

Obituaries

Services held for Thomas Taulbee

Thomas Taulbee, 76, of Fairfield, Ohio, died January 30.   Born in Whitesburg, he was a son of the late John and Lucy Sizemore Taulbee. He was preceded in death by two sisters, Imogene and Vermel. More...

Rites held for Billy Wayne Fuller

Funeral services for Billy Wayne Fuller, 55, were held February 10 at the Isom Presbyterian Church. Burial was in Isom Cemetery.   A son of the late Robert Lee and Joy Fay Ables Fuller, he died February 6. More...

Services are held for David Kincer

David G. Kincer, 77, died February 11, at his home on Pine Creek.   A son of the late Lundy and Della Craft Kincer, he was a member of the Millstone Missionary Baptist Church. More...

Senate candidates doing battle over who supports coal

FRANKFORT   Republican Rand Paul responded just a day after his chief GOP opponent in the U.S. Senate race launched an attack ad accusing him of being unfriendly to the mining industry. More...

Four steal beer, run from police

Four Letcher County men involved in a high-speed chase Sunday were arrested at a public cemetery in Flat Gap.   More...

Park vandals wanted

Police are looking for information leading to the arrest and conviction of whoever vandalized a community park at Thornton last week. More...

Opinions

Another survey, another very poor ranking nationally

Another national survey, and yet another poor ranking for the Appalachian region. More...

Cartoon

Full Story

New dropout bill deserves support

On average, a high school graduate will earn $7,000 to $10,000 more per year than a high school dropout. More...

Columns

Horoscope

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Change is still dominant for Rams and Ewes, both in the workplace and their private lives. This is also a good time to look at a possible relocation if that has been one of your goals. More...

The way we were

Clips from Mountain Eagle front pages over the past 50 years

February 25, 1960   A total of 24 inches of snow was recorded in Letcher County in the week ended Feb. 20. That was more snow in a week than had fallen during the entire season since first snowfall of the winter began Oct. 28. More...

Car Talk

Should driver investigate dealer mishap further?

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...

Families & Friends

Fundraiser nets $5000 for Ty Colley

Jeremiah

I hope everyone was as happy as we were to have a couple of sunny and warmer days last week. It makes me look forward to spring. More...

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Blair Branch

Come June, students will be singing a diff erent tune

Hello all. I had a few minutes to sit down, so I figured I better write while I can. I hope this finds you all well.   More...

Entertainment

AfterShock to play

The AfterShock Band will host a party at the Whitesburg VFW on Saturday, Feb. 27. The event will begin at 9 p.m. Admission is $5. Membership is not required.   More...

To play at Norton

South Mountain Boys will perform at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 27, at the Country Cabin II in Norton, Va. The facility is located across Alternate Rte. 58 from the original Country Cabin, 1½ mile west of Norton. More...

Dance planned at Legion Post

Whitesburg American Legion Post #152, Pine Mountain, Highway 119, will hold a dance Saturday, Feb. 27, from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. More...