March 24, 2010 RSS feed / 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...

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...

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HONORED — Scotty Caudill, social service director of Letcher Manor Nursing & Rehabilitation, recently received the 2010 Elder Abuse Awareness Award for Nursing Home Staff . More...

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CAPITAL VISIT — The Letcher County Teen Council visited Frankfort on March 17 and met with Sen. Johnny Ray Turner and Rep. Leslie Combs. More...

Nominations are sought for ‘Unsung heroes’

The Letcher County Chamber of Commerce is seeking nominations for its annual “Unsung Heroes” award, honoring a volunteer who has made a diff erence in the community. More...

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BOLLING HONORED — Letcher County Attorney Harold D. More...

Law passes to put flowers on mountaintop mines

FRANKFORT   Mountaintops defoliated by mining companies would be sown with native flowering plants under a new law in Kentucky.   More...

Massey off ers $1M for cost of replacing school

CHARLESTON, W.Va.   Coal producer Massey Energy has off ered $1 million toward the cost of replacing a Raleigh County elementary school near one of its preparation plants. More...

Meeting planned

There will be a meeting held Monday, March 29 at 6 p.m., at the Arlie Boggs Elementary School concerning the closing of the school. Everyone is urged to attend this meeting. For more information, call the school at (606) 633-4654. More...

Senate bill raises dropout age

FRANKFORT   The Senate Education Committee has approved a bill that would raise the minimum dropout age from 16 to 18, but not before making an amendment that would delay implementation of the change.   More...

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CHEERLEADERS — Pictured is the Letcher County Central High School cheerleading squad for 2009-2010. More...

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LETTER WRITING CONTEST — Members of Juanita Spangler’s sixth-grade language arts class at Whitesburg Middle School recently participated in a letter writing contest. More...

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PRINCESSES FOR A DAY — Members of Girl Scout Brownie Troop 1314 enjoyed a day at Heavenly Touch and Hair Benders Day Spa, where they had their hair, makeup and nails done, and also had mini mass More...

Mine training class off ered

Hazard Community and Technical College will off er two coal training classes. A 40-hour underground class and an initial 24-hour surface mine class will begin Monday, March 29, instructed by Vance Arnold. More...

4-H Camp set

Applications for 4-H Camp are available until March 30. The camp will take place June 1-4. The camp fee is $135 with some scholarships offered. The deadline for applications is May 3. For more information, call 633-2362. More...

Freezing meals

The April Extension Homemaker lesson “Freezer Meals,” taught by Ann Bradley, will be presented on Thursday, April 8 at 1:30 p.m. at the Letcher County Extension Office. Everyone is invited to attend. More...

To meet March 30

The Kentucky River District Board of Health will meet at 6:30 p.m., March 30, at Ponderosa in Hazard. All board members are encourage to attend. 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...

Easter egg hunt planned April 3

held at 1 p.m., April 3, at Kingscreek Community Park. The event will include inflatables and snacks. In case of bad weather, it will be rescheduled at 1 p.m., April 10. More...

Extension office to sell plants

The Letcher County Extension Service has fruit and nut plants for sale at cost to Letcher County residents.   The plants are University of Kentucky-recommended varieties that grow well in eastern Kentucky. More...

Parent meeting set

Letcher County Central High School will hold parent meetings for preregistration for the 2010- 11 school year to inform parents of graduation requirements and classes off ered at LCCHS.   More...

Letcher Co. students honored

Four Letcher County students have been named to the President’s Honor List at Hazard Community and Technical College for the fall semester. More...

College grants available for adult students

Adult Kentuckians may be eligible for a Go Higher Grant administered by the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA). More...

Spring Fling planned

The Letcher County Extension Service in Whitesburg will host its Spring Fling beginning at 9 a.m., April 10.   Tables will be available for $10 each to sell handmade items, gently used items, arts and crafts, and gift items. More...

Fed cracks down on gift card abuses

WASHINGTON   The Federal Reserve issued new rules on Tuesday to protect Americans from getting stung by unexpected fees or restrictions on gift cards. More...

Consol Energy to purchase rest of CNX Gas properties

PITTSBURGH   Consol Energy Inc. is buying the rest of CNX Gas Corp. that it doesn’t already own for approximately $363.4 million. More...

Ky. lawmakers ask for gun ban in state Capitol

FRANKFORT   Some lawmakers are pressing for a ban on people carrying guns into the state Capitol.   Democratic state Rep. More...

ARH offer OK’d

Appalachian Regional Healthcare (ARH) employees represented by the United Steelworkers (USW) voted Tuesday to ratify a new three-year collective bargaining agreement. More...

Woman found by road

Kentucky State Police are still trying to determine why a 79-year-old Jeremiah woman was lying unconscious beside a busy roadway last week. After KSP received a call from a motorist at 10:33 a.m. More...

Center celebrates St. Patrick’s Day

Hello out there to everyone who reads my news in The Mountain Eagle. I’m glad you do, and that you tell me you enjoy what Ermine Senior Citizens are doing. We do have a great time at our center. More...

LKLP to hold Community Needs Assessment Meeting

LKLP Community Action Council will be hosting a Community Needs Assessment Meeting for the 2010-2011 Community Services Block Grant program.   The meeting will be held on Thursday, March 25, 2010, at 10 a.m. More...

Mushroom class planned

A workshop on shiitake mushrooms will be held at 6 p.m., March 29, at the Letcher County Extension Office in Whitesburg.   The instructor will be Shad Baker.   To reserve a place in the class, call 633-2362. More...

Senate passes two-year budget plan

FRANKFORT The Kentucky Senate passed a $17.3 billion, twoyear state budget plan Monday night that proposes deeper spending cuts than the House to overcome a looming shortfall and erases a slew of construction projects backed by House Democratic le More...

Learn CPR

An American Heart CPR class for healthcare providers will be taught on Hazard Community and Technical College’s Technical Campus Tuesday, March 30 beginning at 2 p.m. and on Tuesday, April 6 beginning at 9 a.m. More...