April 21, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Heroin, harder drugs seen here

Police in Letcher County are expressing concern over the appearance of heroin and other hard drugs not common to the area.   More...

Features

Nun from New York makes Appalachia her life’s work

EAGAN, Tenn.   Marie Cirillo came to Appalachia 43 years ago to help educate locals and give them job skills after deciding she couldn’t do it as a Catholic nun in the Midwest. More...

Opinions

Disgraceful

Before the General Assembly adjourned April 15, the House and Senate were brimming with lawmakers. The next day, the chambers were empty. The reduction in brainpower and political courage was nil.   More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Populism of the privileged

WASHINGTON   The tea party is nothing new, it represents a relatively small minority of Americans on the right end of politics, and it will not determine the outcome of the 2010 elections.   More...

Sports

Sports in Kentucky

Tackett is right man for big job at KHSAA

Julian Tackett’s 26 years on-thejob training paid off last week. The 49-year-old becomes the state’s seventh KHSAA Commissioner. Man who devotes himself to one organization and is around for quarter century-plus, has earned his shot. More...

Lady Cavs get another ‘A’

For the third consecutive year, the Jenkins Lady Cavs have been crowned 14th Region All ‘A’ champions. More...

Lady Cougars rewarded

Players with the Letcher County Central High School Lady Cougars are reaping the benefits of a 25-5 record with postseason awards. More...

Families & Friends

Homemakers learn to freeze meals

Cowan

Happy birthday to Elizabeth Fairchild.   The Cowan Homemakers met at the community center with Jeanette Dollarhyde and Stacy Dollarhyde as hostesses. The lesson was on freezer meals. More...

Pridemores celebrate anniversary

Jeremaih

I’ve finally found a little time to write a brief column and hopefully I can remember some of the things that have happened in the area.   More...

No luck finding dryland fish this year

Big Cowan

Hello everyone. Another one of our neighbors died; Gillis Dollarhide had lung cancer. Our sympathy goes out to his family.   He lived in Columbus, Ind., for several years before retiring and moving back here. More...

Obituaries

Services held for Moneaki Caudill

Moneaki Owana ‘Nekki’ Caudill, 43, died April 13 at her home at Campbranch.   A daughter of Velma Holbrook Venters of Campbranch and the late James Edward Hall, she was the wife of Glenn Caudill.   More...

Rites are set for Gillis Dollarhide

Funeral services for Gillis Dollarhide, 74, of Cowan, will be held at 10 a.m. today (Wednesday) at Letcher Funeral Home in Whitesburg. Burial will be in the Dollarhide Cemetery at Cowan. More...

Services set for Madonna Pennington

Madonna Pennington, 62, died April 18, at her home in Whitesburg. More...

Coal firm’s owner shares the wealth from recent sale

When Richard Gilliam closed a deal to sell his Cumberland Resources coal company to Massey Energy on Monday, Gilliam wasn’t the only person who made money from the deal. More...

County officials fear shutdown of services

Letcher County residents who say they don’t like government may get a chance to experience life without it if the state legislature doesn’t fulfill its Constitutional of producing an operating budget. More...

News

Man killed while working on car

A Goose Creek man died Saturday morning after a freak accident while working on a vehicle at his residence.   Letcher County Coroner Wallace Bolling Jr. More...

Ex-judge to be sentenced

Sentencing is set for next month in Lexington for a former Letcher Circuit Court judge who was at the center of a public corruption scandal here more than 17 years ago.   More...

Beshear reaches out to top lawmakers

FRANKFORT   Gov. More...

Columns

The way we were

Clips from Mountain Eagle front pages over the past 50 years

April 21, 1960   More...

Car Talk

Stalled car situation leaves reader in the dark

Dear Tom and Ray:   More...

Horoscope

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) The Lamb is usually excited about taking on a new challenge. But if that’s a touch of doubt you’re feeling, maybe it’s you telling yourself to go slow on this until you learn more about 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...

Health

Report: US food agency should seek salty food cut

WASHINGTON   Public health experts urged the Food and Drug Administration Tuesday to force food makers to gradually cut the salt hidden inside their products, something the agency is considering.   More...

Experts: Forget pre-workout stretching

“You wouldn’t do a weight session right before you exercise, and you shouldn’t stretch right before either —Kieran O’Sullivan, exercise expert

LONDON   Want a better work-out? Then don’t stretch beforehand, some experts say.   More...

Knobby finger joints indicate osteoarthritis

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: I’m beginning to get little knobs on my finger joints. I believe this is arthritis, and I have seen it in the advanced stages. What can I do to prevent it from getting worse? — Anon.   More...

Entertainment

Dance planned

Whitesburg American Legion Post #152, Pine Mountain, Highway 119, will hold a dance Saturday, April 17, from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Raging River Band will perform. Attendees must be at least 21 years old. For more information, call 633-2834.   More...

Coming events

This guide is published by The Mountain Eagle as a public service to help keep readers informed about entertainment events within driving distance of Letcher County. All dates are subject to change. More...

Kentucky’s Laura Bell Bundy goes from Broadway to country

LOS ANGELES   For the most part, the traffic has headed north. Reba McEntire and Dolly Parton are among the country stars who have made the journey from Nashville to Broadway.   More...