March 31, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Features

Archery team aims for the top

More than 3,000 students from across the state participated in the 2010 Kentucky National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP) State Tournament in Louisville on March 22 and March 23, and more than 5000 participated in regional tournaments across t More...

Yoga is so easy anyone can do it, instructors say

Jonathan Hootman and Heather Bates Vice both credit yoga for improving their quality of life and they want to help others experience the benefits of this exercise. More...

Opinions

EPA is right to study ‘fracking’

The discovery and development of shale natural gas deposits has been big news for several reasons.   One is the massive energy resource it represents. Another is the jump in jobs it could create. More...

‘Sexting’ bill a good step

Technology can advance so fast that the law can’t keep up. If you doubt that, just look at the increasing practice of “sexting” by teenagers.   More...

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Sports

Lady Cavs off to impressive start

The Jenkins Lady Cavs softball team opened the 2010 season at home on March 24 with an impressive 12-2 win against the Lady Warriors of East Ridge.   More...

Basketball is family tradition

For the Amburgey family of Amherst, Va., basketball is a family tradition.   More...

UK’s rise falls one step short of Final Four

It didn’t take long for John Calipari to deliver on his promise to restore the roar at Kentucky.   More...

Families & Friends

Elsie Banks marks 95th birthday

Cowan

Elsie Banks had a good birthday celebration. She says she is “95 years old and getting younger every day.”   She had a lot of presents, cards, company and phone calls. More...

Sisters working on quilt together

Hemphill Center

Hello again. I’m sorry I didn’t get anything in the paper last week, but I was out of town with my grandson’s archery team, which went to Louisville to compete in the NASP State Tournament.   More...

Photo

PRIZE EGG — Seely Baker, daughter of Glen and Goldie Baker of Isom, picked the prize egg on March 27 when the Letcher Manor Relay for Life Team hosted pictures with the Easter Bunny. More...

Obituaries

Douglas Banks rites held

Funeral services for Douglas Wesley Banks, 72, of Whitesburg, were held March 30 at Letcher Funeral Home. Burial was in Wesley Banks Cemetery at Ice. More...

Services are held for Roger Hibbits

Robert Lloyd Hibbitts, 75, died March 24, at his home at Thornton. More...

Services are held for Rodney Mullins

Rodney Wayne Mullins, 52, of Thousandsticksdied March 12 at Hazard Appalachian Regional Hospital. More...

Parents, others want school left open

If Arlie Boggs Elementary School has a chance of remaining open next school year it must begin attracting students who live in that district but instead go to school in neighboring Harlan County.   More...

News

Jobless rate up here, elsewhere, statistics show

Annual unemployment figures show jobless rates were higher in all 120 Kentucky counties for 2009. More...

Lawmakers vote to raise mine permit fees

FRANKFORT   In a peculiar move, coal companies were successful this week in pushing a bill through the Kentucky legislature that will increase the fees they pay to apply for mining permits.   Gov. More...

Shoppers beware!

Regional center get three new traffic cameras

Letcher County residents who shop in the Tri-Cities area of Tennessee have long known of the speed traps they often incur while getting there. Now they can add traffic safety cameras in Johnson City to their list of things to watch out for. More...

Columns

The way we were

Clips from Mountain Eagle front pages over the past 50 years

March 31, 1960   The session of Letcher Circuit Court schedule to start April 11 will be the last for Circuit Judge Courtney C. Wells and Commonwealth’s Attorney Tolbert Combs, both of Hazard. More...

Car Talk

Car shakes on turns, and mechanics not interested

Dear Tom and Ray:   More...

Horoscope

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) A problem in getting a workplace project up and moving might upset the Lamb, who likes things done on time. But be patient. The delay could turn out to be a blessing in disguise.   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

Health overhaul may strain doctor shortage

WASHINGTON   Better beat the crowd and find a doctor. More...

Warts often fade on their own

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: Would you address plantar warts? I’ve been told they’re from a virus in the body and that nothing can be done for them or keep them from recurring. Is this so? -- D.W.   More...

CDC: Breast-feeding varies by race, place

ATLANTA   A new study confirms that Hispanic women generally breast-feed more than white and black women do. But it finds surprising regional diff erences in U.S. breast-feeding rates.   More...

Entertainment

Tyme to perform

East KY Tyme, a country/ bluegrass band, will play Friday, April 2, 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...

Legion to hold dance April 3

Whitesburg American Legion Post #152, Pine Mountain, Highway 119, will hold a dance Saturday April 3, from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Raging River Band will perform. Attendees must be at least 21 years old.   More...

AfterShock to play at VFW

The AfterShock Band will host a party at the Whitesburg VFW, Saturday, April 3. The event will begin at 9 p.m. Everyone is invited. Attendees must be at least 21 years old. The cost is $5.   More...