April 28, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Police find shipment of OxyContin after tip from alert postal inspector

New charges could be filed against a Florida man who was arrested last week on drug-related charges.   More...

Features

Entomologists looking for emerald ash borer in Letcher

If you have driven along Highway 15 or US 23 lately, you have probably noticed the bright purple boxes hanging in trees along the highway. More...

‘Jared’ impressed with design of new Subway restaurant at Isom

The new Subway restaurant in Isom is a unique, spacious store. Even Jared Fogle, who is also known as the “Subway Guy,” agrees. More...

Columns

Car Talk

Ways to help your air conditioner cool your car faster

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The way we were

Clips from Mountain Eagle front pages over the past 50 years

April 28, 1960   Several high areas of Whitesburg were without water for two or three days this week as an unusual spring drought left Whitesburg’s two community wells nearly dry.      More...

Horoscope

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) A seemingly stalled romantic situation could benefit from your reassurance that you want this relationship to work. And if you do, use a tad more of that irresistible Aries charm.   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

An ER tale: Gamble, luck saved teen

WASHINGTON   He felt as if he were suff ocating, struggling to breathe despite the bullet hole in his chest. More...

Low sodium levels cause many symptoms

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: What can you tell me about a low sodium level? My visiting friend (from England) was refused embarkation on his cruise because he was acting belligerent and confused. The ship’s doctor sent him to a hospital. More...

Study: Brain games don’t make you smarter

LONDON   People playing computer games to train their brains might as well be playing Super Mario, new research suggests. More...

Entertainment

Ky. to celebrate bluegrass music

OWENSBORO, Ky.   The Blue Grass Boys are getting back together. More...

Crossfire to play May 1

Crossfire will perform from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m., May 1, at the Whitesburg American Legion. There will also be karaoke by Tony Shortt. Everyone is welcome. Those attending must be over the age of 21.   More...

MCHC to sponsor ‘80s dance at VFW

The Mountain Comprehensive Health Care Relay for Life team will sponsor an ‘80s dance at the VFW from 8 p.m. to midnight on Friday, May 14. The cost is $10, or $5 for those dressed in ‘80s attire. More...

Eolia school will be open next year, says board leader

Letcher County Board of Education Chairman Will Smith told a group of concerned parents from Arlie Boggs Elementary School at Monday night’s board meeting that the Eolia school will remain open next school year.   More...

13 face drug charges

Thirteen people have been indicted on drug charges by the Letcher Grand Jury. More...

News

Americans’ consumer confidence rises in April

NEW YORK   Americans’ confidence in the economy rose in April to the highest level since September 2008, just as the financial crisis escalated, according to a private research group.   More...

KHS to show ‘Stranger with a Camera’

The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) film series will show “Stranger with a Camera” at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 13 at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History in Frankfort. More...

Online survey maps broadband access

FRANKFORT   A new survey is being taken on the Internet to learn more about where broadband is available in Kentucky.   More...

Opinions

We must not fail our miners

A host of dignitaries, led by President Barack Obama, went to Beckley, W.Va., recently to pay tribute to the lives of 29 coal miners who were killed after an April 5 blast deep inside the Upper Big Branch Mine, the worst U.S. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

‘Texting’ law may save some

According to the Pew Internet and American Life Project, one in three teenagers sends at least 100 text messages each day.   More...

Sports

Sports in Kentucky

Wall is best of all ‘one-and-done’ players News & Views

Flash, flair and fun — John Wall’s game came in Technicolor with a Wow! factor and Kentucky fans loved it all and embraced the kid who brought it.   Even at one and done he was the best. Good-bye, Johnny Ballgame.   More...

Gordon’s patience is ‘tested’

TALLADEGA, Ala.   Jeff Gordon, for at least a decade, was the biggest star in NASCAR.   More...

Gabby’s fishing fever

Carr Creek Lake on the improve

I have fished Carr Creek Lake ever since it has been there.   This was a good fishing lake for several years after it was built. These are the same stages that any young lake goes through over the years. More...

Families & Friends

Enjoyable day had at Keeneland Racetrack

Cowan

Yvonne Sutphin and Linda Combs were guests of Regina Crawford at Keeneland Racetrack April 15. The food was delicious and the trees were all in bloom. It was a very enjoyable day. More...

Jury duty, son’s visit make for a busy week

Whitesburg

Hello everyone, I hope you are all doing well. It was a busy week for me.   I had to go for jury duty on Monday. My son Rob came to visit me on Monday and stayed until Wednesday. I always enjoy that.   More...

Anniversary

ANNIVERSARY — Family and friends will host an anniversary celebration for Ray Malloy Mullins and Janet Collins Mullins of McRoberts, in honor of the couple’s 50th wedding anniversary. More...

Obituaries

Services are held for Joyce Watts

Funeral services for Joyce Ann Watts, 56, of Blackey, were held April 24 at Mount Olivet Baptist Church. Burial was in the I.D. Back Cemetery at Blackey.   A daughter of the late Tilden and Della Baker Cornett, she was born in Harlan County. More...

Jeremy Hart dies in N.C.

Jeremy Daniel Hart, 26, of Hot Springs, N.C., formerly of Neon, died March 4 from a heart condition. More...

Patricia Thrash dies in Texas

Patricia Ruth Francis Thrash, 78, died April 6 at her home in Houston, Tex.   Born in Cincinnati, Ohio, she was the daughter of the late Elizabeth ‘Bessie’ Caudill and Lawrence Francis and the widow of John Curtis Thrash Jr.   More...