April 7, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Fathers, hunters among victims

CHARLESTON, W.Va.   For Timmy Davis Sr. and his family — like so many in the mountainous coalfields of West Virginia — descending into the mines was a way of life.   So when Davis Sr. More...

News

Jenkins projects underway

After what Mayor Charles Dixon calls four long years of effort, the City of Jenkins has begun work on several water and sewer projects and stands on the brink of getting the centerpiece water line replacement project underway.   More...

Blood drive set

A blood drive will take place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., April 13, in the student lounge at Southeast Community College’s Whitesburg Campus. The drive is sponsored by the Kentucky Blood Center. More...

Poker run set

A poker run to benefit battered women will begin at noon on April 10 at Pine Mountain Grill in Whitesburg. More...

Columns

The way we were

Clips from Mountain Eagle front pages over the past 50 years

April 7, 1960 Whitesburg has a Boy Scout troop again, for the first time in nearly three years. More...

Car Talk

Brave son put himself in potentially dangerous situation

Dear Tom and Ray:   More...

Horoscope

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Don’t be put off by a seemingly too-tangled situation. Sometimes a simple procedure will unsnarl all the knots and get you in the clear fast and easy, just the way the Lamb likes it.   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

Sara Ison injured her back in a fall

Whitesburg

Hello everyone. I hope you all are doing well and enjoying this beautiful weather. It’s so good to see this warm sunshine after all the cold and rain. It’s been a good week.   I’ve been trying to get some outside work done. More...

Photo

BETH-ELKHORN MINERS — The evening shift longwall crew at Beth-Elkhorn Mine #26 posed for this picture in 1977. More...

Happenings at Boone Fork Center

Hello to everyone from all of us here at the Boone Fork Center.   We hope you are enjoying these beautiful spring days, and are getting your crops in the ground.   We have had a very busy month at the center.   More...

Obituaries

Services are held for Mabel Gilliam

Mabel Ruth Sturgill Gilliam, 81 of Eolia died March 31, at Harlan Appalachian Regional Hospital.   A daughter of the late Melton U. and Della Mae Caudill Craiger, she was the widow of August D. More...

Brock infant dies

Eight-day-old Levi Brock died March 31 at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio. He was the son of Harold and Ashley Brock of Eolia. More...

Services are held for Ronald Curry

Ronald Keith Curry 78 died March 31 at his home at Indian Creek.   Born in Floyd County to the late Paul and Della Johnson Curry, he was a brother of the late Charles Curry and Forest Curry.   He was a veteran of the U.S. More...

State won’t hold rate hearing here

Upset by AEP’s request for 35% hike? You’ll have to travel to fight against it

The Public Service Commission will conduct two public meetings in neighboring counties to receive comments from customers of American Electric Power (AEP) and Kentucky Power on the proposed 35 percent rate increase.   More...

12 indictments returned

Five men are named in 12 indictments returned by the Letcher County Grand Jury, including a man charged with endangering the lives of first responders and firefighters when he set fire to his home.   More...

Rescue work continues at mine where 25 are dead

MONTCOAL, W.Va. More...

Opinions

Unacceptable

“I’m just taken aback by this,” author Homer Hickam Jr. More...

Hazzard? Really?

Republican Senatorial candidate Rand Paul and his campaign staff demonstrated again this week that they have a lot of catching up to do on their knowledge of eastern Kentucky and its geography.   More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Sports

Turkey season opens April 17

Kentucky?s general spring season for wild turkeys opens Saturday, April 17.   Some 90,000 hunters are expected to turkey hunt this spring. More...

Hot start for LCC

Letcher Central’s defense was tested in the top of the first inning of last Friday’s game when Sheldon Clark High School loaded the bases after a single, and a mental error and dropped ball by the Lady Cougars.   More...

Duke vs. Butler was classic game

INDIANAPOLIS   Minute by minute, second by second, the NCAA title game got better and better. More...

Health

Group raises awareness for autism

April is Autism Awareness Month and the Letcher County Autism Support Group will hold several events, including a bike show at the Jenkins City Park and an Autism Awareness Walk at the walking track in Whitesburg from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on April 24. More...

Millions eager for care on parents’ plans

“Given the downturn in the economy and the unemployment rate among young adults, it’s a really important provision in the bill,” —Sara Colins, Commonwealth Fund

CHICAGO   Congress voted to overhaul the health care system on a Sunday. On Monday, Patti Lawson e-mailed her employer’s human resources officeto ask how soon she could get her 22-year-old daughter back on her health insurance.   More...

Overactive bladder ruins life

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: I have to run to the bathroom all day long. If I don’t make it in time, I have an accident. This has made me so nervous that I have given up on all thoughts of a social life. It’s ruining my life. More...

Entertainment

Latin jazz featured in concerts

American popular music with a decidedly jazz flavor will be featured when vocalist Jennifer Kirkland and guitarist Bert Carlson appear in concert Thursday, April 15. More...

Square dance set

The Carcassonne square dance will be held from 8 to 10 p.m., Saturday, April 10. Music will be by Randy Wilson, Gabe Wilson, Shawn Stamper, and Logan Dollarhide, and Erin Cokonougher-Stidham will be the caller. More...

Tyme to perform

East KY Tyme will perform Friday, April 9, at the Chilhowie Lions Club in Chilhowie, Va. The performance will begin at 7 p.m.   More...