March 10, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Features

‘Dancers’ dress in blue for colon cancer project

If you drove through downtown Whitesburg on Friday afternoon and saw people dancing while wearing blue gloves, did you wonder why? Did it get your attention?   More...

Opinions

Credit card curbs

It’s by design that slick ads strive to make credit cards appear to be as friendly as your new puppy, or to be there for you in times of trouble just like your next-door neighbor.   More...

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Cleaning up court’s mess

WASHINGTON   In a city where the phrase “bipartisan initiative” is becoming an oxymoron, the urgency of containing the damage the Supreme Court could do to our electoral system creates an opportunity for a rare convergence of inte More...

Sports

NASCAR puts Carl Edwards on probation

CHARLOTTE, N.C. Sticking with its “boys, have at it” attitude, NASCAR placed Carl Edwards on probation for three races Tuesday for deliberately wrecking Brad Keselowski’s car last weekend in Atlanta. More...

Lady Bobcats bring end to LCC’s season — again

To quote former New York Yankee great Yogi Berra, it was “like déjà vu all over again.”   For the past two seasons, the Letcher County Central Lady Cougars have ended excellent seasons with heartbreaking losses to Breathitt County More...

Gabby’s fishing fever

Weather trends affect fishing

There are several things that have a huge impact on the early season fishing, things like high or low water, cold or warmer water, clear or stained water and one of the biggest things that affects early season fishing is weather trends.   More...

Health

Raw eggs and all: What you need to know

“You can’t own a restaurant and call yourself a chef if you’re using mayonnaise out of a bottle,” —Charles Reeves, chef and owner of Penny Cluse Cafe

Peanut butter recalls. Spinach scares. Contaminated meat.   Is it any wonder Americans are jittery about their food? More...

NPH and dementia

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: My wife, 78, has had headaches, some memory problems and confusion. A brain scan showed hydrocephalus. We were referred to a neurosurgeon, and he ordered an infusion study. We have waited six weeks for that appointment. More...

More doubt on prostate tests

ATLANTA   Months after experts discounted the importance of routine mammograms and Pap smears for many women, the American Cancer Society is warning more explicitly than ever that regular testing for prostate cancer is of questionable value t More...

Obituaries

Services are held for Opal Burke

Opal Mae Burke, 82, died March 6, at her home in Charlestown, Ind.   Formerly of Hemphill, she was the daughter of the late Clabe and Braska Hall Potter, the widow of Pallas H. Fleming, and was later married to M.V. More...

Services are held for Delma Banks

Delma Banks, 94, was buried March 2 in the Banks family cemetery at Cornettsville.   She was a homemaker and helped make aviation parts during World War II.   More...

Rites held for Heather Griffie

Heather Nicole Day Griffie, 25, of Cowan, died March 5 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital. More...

Letcher students lose spring break

The Letcher County Board of Education voted this week to approve holding classes during the week originally designated for spring break.   More...

Grand jury names 9 in latest indictments

Nine people are named in 16 indictments returned by the Letcher County Grand Jury, including three people charged in connection with several burglaries in the Isom area in December.   More...

News

Volunteers needed

Hospice of the Bluegrass – Mountain Community will off er training for volunteers on Wednesday, March 17, beginning at 10 a.m. at the hospice office at 3115 N. Main Street in Hazard. Lunch will be provided. More...

Home schoolers to meet March 15

A meeting for parents who are home schooling their children and for their children will be held at 1 p.m., March 15, at the Letcher County Extension Service office in Whitesburg. For more information, call Jason Brashear at 633-2362.   More...

Wildflower weekend planned at Pine Mt. Settlement School

Pine Mountain Settlement School will host a wildflower weekend April 16 to 18. Nearly 100 species of spring wildflowers can be found on the school property.   The weekend begins at 6 p.m. More...

Columns

Raw egg recipes

Charles Reeves, chef and owner of Penny Cluse Cafe in Burlington, Vt., uses this mayonnaise on sandwiches. He also uses raw eggs in the base for sauces and dressings. To turn this recipe into an aioli, stir in 1/2 cup of minced roasted garlic. More...

Cocktails toast the movies

By MICHELLE LOCKE

SAN FRANCISCO Movie magic will be the toast of Tinseltown on Oscar night, and what better way to bring the festivities couch-side than with a cocktail inspired by this year’s nominees. More...

Pot pie: A classic comfort minus the fat

Chicken potpie may be a classic comfort food, but it’s hard to feel good about the amount of fat in most recipes. 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.net More...

Families & Friends

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GRADUATE — Shane McFall was graduated from Murray State University’s Program of Anesthetics in December. He is an anesthetist at Hazard Appalachian Regional Hospital. More...

Revival being held at Cram Creek Church

Whitesburg

Hello everyone, hope all is going well with you. How about this pretty sunshine? I love it! It will be good to have spring fever. This has been such a bad winter, but we shouldn’t complain.   I got to be on jury duty and see everyone. More...

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BIRTHDAY — Sarah Yeary will celebrate her 18th birthday March 12. More...

Entertainment

AfterShock to play

The AfterShock band will host a party at the Whitesburg VFW on Saturday, March 13. The event will begin at 9 p.m. Attendees must be 21 years old.   More...

Dance planned

Whitesburg American Legion Post #152, Pine Mountain, Highway 119, will hold a dance Saturday, March 13, from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. More...

To play March 12

East KY Tyme, Mountain Melody Band, and Dave Evans and the River Band will appear March 12 at Dave Evans’s Bluegrass Palace at Watts. The bands will play from 8 to 12 p.m.   More...