March 17, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

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Mom, daughter raising funds for 60-mile breast cancer walk

Danita Conn has faced several challenges since she was diagnosed with breast cancer last March and now she has decided to raise money for breast cancer research by going to Cleveland, Ohio, and walking 60 miles in three days later this summer. More...

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The last lap

It was 30 years ago that we first put national health insurance in the Democratic Party platform. I was working for Ted Kennedy then. We had lost the nomination to Jimmy Carter, but both sides were still fighting. More...

Good debt vs. bad debt

WASHINGTON   There is a pathetic quality to our discussion of deficits and fiscal responsibility because we never face up to how much we need government to do.   More...

Sports

Sports in Kentucky

Wildcats come a long way in just one year

From nowhere last year to New Orleans this week. From the outer reaches (NIT) to core group (NCAA No. 1 seed), that’s Kentucky. More...

Boys’ Sweet 16 set to open

LEXINGTON   The field for the 2010 boys’ state tournament may not have a favorite, but it’s definitely top-heavy. More...

Gabby’s fishing fever

Catching fish during a cold front

When cold fronts arrive during the spring warming season, fish such as crappie and bass will feel stressed and will not feed or be as active as they were in the warmer, more stable weather. More...

Families & Friends

Ermine Center has a very busy week

This past week at Ermine Senior Citizens Center was another great week. We had a huge crowd Monday, 55 or more. More...

Yvonne Bentley home from hospital

Well, here we are again folks with another week of nice weather. Thank goodness there was no snow.   More...

Cats’ championship game was heart stopping

Bardstown

All I can begin with is, wow Cats! I believe the shot that put Kentucky into overtime on Sunday made my heart stop for a split second and I’m quite sure I’m not the only person to experience that. More...

Obituaries

Services held for Ruby Wright

Funeral services for Ruby Wright, 91, were held March 14 at the First Baptist Church in Whitesburg. Burial was in Green Acres Memorial Park at Ermine.   A daughter of Hiram and Sinda Combs Lewis, she was the widow of Charlie Wright. More...

Rites are held for Charles Caudill

Charles Lynn Caudill, 67, of Whitesburg, died March 11 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital.   Born in Letcher County, he was a son of the late Charles H.and Lula M. Caudill. More...

Maryland Collins, 72, dies at home

Maryland ‘Bud’ Collins, 72, died March 14 at his home at Deane.   A son of the late John Henry and Martha Mullins Collins, he was the widower of Winnie Sue Jacobs Collins. More...

Massey will buy firm with Letcher mining interests

Workers in two Letcher County deep mines will be affected by Massey Energy Co.’s announcement this week it has agreed to buy privately held rival Cumberland Resources Corp. for $960 million in cash and stock.   More...

Court hears plan for broadband

Letcher County residents and businesses who haven’t had access to broadband Internet may have the opportunity to connect to a wireless high-speed system in the near future.   More...

Two face drug counts

Two Mayking men were arrested recently on drug trafficking charges. More...

News

Bracelets will help sheriff ’s office locate missing dementia patients

The Letcher County Sheriff ’s Department has received a grant to make it easier to locate people with dementia and other disorders who may wander away from their homes. More...

Dentist used paper clips in root canals

FALL RIVER, Mass.   A former Massachusetts dentist is accused of placing paper clips instead of stainless steel posts inside the teeth of root canal patients while billing Medicaid for the more expensive parts.   More...

Prez picks UK to reach Final Four

BRISTOL, Conn.   President Barack Obama predicts Kansas, Kansas State, Kentucky and Villanova to make the men’s basketball Final Four.   Obama filled out a bracket for ESPN for the second straight year. More...

Columns

Apply on-line

Question: My cousin said he applied for Social Security retirement benefits on the Internet. Can you really do that?   More...

The way we were

Clips from Mountain Eagle front pages over the past 50 years

March 17, 1960   More...

Car Talk

Reader asks for help with a stinky situation

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.net   More...

Health

Clip safer than valve surgery

ATLANTA   Many people in the U.S. with leaky heart valves soon might be able to get them fixed without open-heart surgery. More...

Women on the pill may live longer

LONDON   Women who took the birth control pill beginning in the late 1960s lived longer than those never on the pill, a new study says.   British researchers observed more than 46,000 women for nearly four decades from 1968. More...

Spinal stenosis

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: Sixty-two must be the age when everything falls apart. I’m there. My latest body part to give way is my back. I have back pain a considerable amount of the time. More...

Entertainment

Tyme to play

East KY Tyme, a country/ bluegrass band, will play Friday, March 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...

Dance planned

A dance with a live band will be held on Saturday, March 20, at the Whitesburg American Legion Post 152.   The dance will begin at 9 p.m. and is open to everyone 21 years old or older.   More...

Blue Grass Palace to hold shows

Dave Evans, owner of the Blue Grass Palace, will present a bluegrass band every other Friday and Saturday night. The doors open at 5 p.m. The cost will be $15 per person. More...