March 24, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Student, 18, facing expulsion over gun

An expulsion hearing has been recommended for an 18-year-old Letcher County Central High School senior whose gun was found last week in a vehicle parked on school grounds.   More...

Features

Eolia parents fear school may close

A woman whose three children attend Arlie Boggs Elementary School told the Letcher County Board of Education this week she is concerned the Eolia school may soon close. More...

Opinions

Guts, glory

No Republicans supported Medicare in the House of Representatives until it reached the floor. It came out of the House Ways and Means and Rules committees on strict party-line votes. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Will true conservatives rise?

WASHINGTON   Every nation needs an intelligent and constructive form of conservatism. The debate over the health care bill, which mercifully came to a close on Sunday night, was not American conservatism’s finest hour.   More...

Sports

Sports in Kentucky

Calipari has Cats cookin’

Eric Bledsoe is no longer a rookie. Last Saturday in New Orleans, Kentucky’s other guard spotted a crack of daylight between Wake Forest defenders and went for it. More...

Wild turkey season may be best seen in 10 years

When Kentucky’s spring wild turkey season opens April 17, hunters can expect to find a bounty of gobblers.   More...

Gabby’s fishing fever

Bass are finding shallow water

Now is a good time to be on the water fishing, because the bass are starting to move to more shallow water to feed and to look for areas to spawn in a few weeks.   More...

Families & Friends

Some of the greatest pleasures in life are often free

Eolia

Greetings to all from the Eolia Christian Community Outreach Center.   “And above all things have fervent chari among yourselves; for charity shall cover a multitude of sins.” 1 Peter 4:8   More...

Cantata planned

The Whitesburg First Baptist Church Sanctuary Choir And Drama Team be present “Raise The Crown,” Saturday, March 27, and Sunday, March 28 at 7 pm. Everyone is invited to attend. A nursery will be provided.   More...

HOMECOMING PARTY

The family of Lydia Gernert will host a party to celebrate her homecoming and recovery for all who would like to attend. The party will be held from 2 to 4 p.m., Sunday, March 28, in the community room at the Housing Authority of Whitesburg. More...

Obituaries

Rites held for Tammy Wright

Tammy Sue Callahan Wright, 41, died March 13.   Born in Whitesburg, she was a daughter of Sarah Jones Collins and the late Joe V. Callahan. More...

Lynn Tackett dies in Tennessee

Funeral services for Lynn Tackett, 64, will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday in Virgie. Burial will be in the Osborne Cemetery at Indian Creek. More...

Services set for Steven Polly

Steven Lee Polly, 39, died March 20 at his home on Cumberland   A son of Bobby Ray and Brenda Cornett Polly of Gordon, he was a native of Linefork and a coal miner.   More...

Health care bill brings black lung changes

The historic health-care reform bill signed into law by President Obama on Tuesday includes provisions that will make the process of obtaining black lung benefits easier for disabled miners who qualify.   More...

City wants school for assisted living apartment units

Two buildings that have been a big part of Whitesburg’s past and could figure prominently in the city’s future have gotten mixed grades in structural evaluations conducted recently by engineers.   More...

News

2 accused of endangering child among 11 indicted

Eleven people are named in the latest indictments returned by the Letcher County Grand Jury, including a man and a woman charged with endangering the life of a fiveyear old.   More...

Water supply still missing for new lines

A water supply for the Cumberland River area continues to be a problem for the Letcher County Water and Sewer District in what should otherwise be a time to celebrate a good deal of progress toward getting water service to Letcher County residents. More...

Ky. outlaws sex between prison guards, inmates

FRANKFORT   Prison guards could face charges of felony rape for having consensual sex with inmates under legislation that received final approval Monday, some three months after Kentucky ordered 400 women removed from a lockup where allegatio More...

Columns

Now here’s a tip

• When spray-painting a small item, tuck it into a paper shopping bag. You can spray it without the overspray being a big deal. More...

The way we were

Clips from Mountain Eagle front pages over the past 50 years

March 24, 1960 Fleming-Neon High School hopes to move into the modern new building on the hill early this coming week, Principal Roy Reasor said today. The high school’s enrollment is 385. More...

Car Talk

Are professional tools worth the high prices?

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. More...

Health

Study: Lesser-known bug big hospital threat

“I think MRSA i s almost a household name. Everybody thinks of MRSA as a serious threat. But C difficile deserves more attention,” —Dr. Becky Miller

ATLANTA   As one superbug seems to be fading as a threat in hospitals, another is on the rise, a new study suggests.   More...

Heart-shock device may disrupt quiet hospice death

WASHINGTON (AP) — If you have a heart-zapping defibrillator implanted in your chest but now are dying of something else, when do you have it turned off ? More...

Enlarged prostate puts squeeze on urine flow

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: For men with BPH, would you recommend the Prolieve System for treatment? It involves reducing the prostate with heat. Must it be done periodically to maintain symptom improvement? Any information will be appreciated. -- Anon. More...

Entertainment

New band wears influences

Two Letcher County brothers and a friend sing lyrics about faith and lessons learned from family in their debut album. More...

Tyme to play

East KY Tyme, a country/ bluegrass band, will play Friday, March 27, at the Beckham Combs Community Center at Best, just outside of Hindman, beginning at 7 p.m. Everyone is invited to attend. More...

Bus driver, students injured in Pike County bus accident

PIKEVILLE   Kentucky State Police say a school bus driver and a student from eastern Kentucky have been seriously injured in a collision with a gravel truck in Pikeville. More...