May 12, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Features

Consignment shop reopens after winter fire

Debbie Campbell isn’t giving up on her longtime dream of owning a consignment store in Whitesburg. More...

Opinions

Mongiardo should stop slinging mud

The Democratic contest for the U.S. Senate is very close, and, predictably, it’s getting nasty. But some of the mud that Lt. Gov. Dan Mongiardo is throwing at Attorney General Jack Conway is over the top.   More...

Americans are sick of political incivility

We might be a nation divided when it comes to our politics, but apparently we’re united in our distaste for political incivility. More...

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Sports

Sports in Kentucky

Faried’s decision, UK grads make for good week

Faried, ‘The Bullet’ and UK grads make it a good news week   More...

Burton’s woes continue

CHARLOTTE, N.C.   Jeff Burton couldn’t have known in February, when he came up short at California on his chance to put eventual winner Jimmie Johnson a lap down, about all the missed opportunities there would be this season.   More...

Hamlin keeping his promise

Denny Hamlin has always been known to speak what he is thinking, and such was the case last season when, after the awards banquet, he announced to his friends and supporters that he was coming after Jimmy Johnson this season. More...

Families & Friends

JOSEPH CARHART

JOSEPH CARHART has been accepted into the doctorate of epidemiology program at the University of Louisville. He holds a master’s degree in development and physiological psychology and plans to study disease trends. More...

Last week was a sad week for many

Bardstown

Seems last week was a sad week for many people.   On May 3, Enrique Gabriel Torres was laid to rest at a graveside service. He was the infant son of Crystal and Lupe Torres. She is a cousin to my friend Kathy Beavers. More...

FIVE GENERATIONS

  Pictured are five generations of the Boggs family. From left to right are Brittany Boggs Johnson, Allen Boggs, and Avis Boggs Fields holding Landon Johnson, and (standing) Fritz Allen Boggs. They are the family of the late Rev. More...

Obituaries

Rites are held for Peggy Kiser

Peggy Lynn Short Kiser, 69, died May 5 in Lexington.   Born at Kona, she was a daughter of the late Bill and Rosy Polly Short, and a sister of the late Veta Kay Short.   She was a member of the Union Baptist Church in Cynthiana.   More...

Services are held for Betty Gibson

Betty Fern Gibson, 46, died May 2 at her home at McRoberts. More...

Services are held for Judy Branham

Judy Carol Hampton Branham, 53, died May 2 at Hazard Appalachian Regional Hospital.   She was a daughter of Tate and Inez Hampton of Eolia, and a grandmother of the late Austin Stidham and Joseph Rayburn. More...

Voters will make choices May 18

Voters will go to the poles Tuesday to chose candidates for county and state offices.   Republican voters will be choosing their nominees for the November General Election in U.S. More...

Services set for wreck victim

Funeral services will be held Thursday for an Isom man who died of injuries sustained in a wreck earlier this week. More...

News

Federal funds available for crime victims

FRANKFORT   Programs that provide services to victims of violent crime are eligible to apply for funding through the Kentucky Justice and Public Safety Cabinet.   More...

Committee plans hearing

BECKLEY, W.Va.   Congress is coming to West Virginia to hear directly from relatives of victims of the nation’s worst coal mining accident in 40 years.   The U.S. More...

Man charged with stealing vases

ROYAL PALM BEACH, Fla.   A Florida man has been charged with stealing more than $14,000 worth of brass cemetery vases. More...

Columns

Car Talk

Reader asks Tom and Ray’s advice on used car

Dear Tom and Ray:   More...

The way we were

Clips from Mountain Eagle front pages over the past 50 years

May 12, 1960   Letcher County residents may attend the University of Kentucky next fall merely by crossing Pine Mountain into Cumberland. The university said today its new Southeast Center will open for classes in September.      More...

Horoscope

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) You might not like some people’s idea of a surprise. But you could be in for a pleasant shock when someone finally sends a reply to a request you made so long ago that you almost forgot 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   I miss looking into your blue eyes. More...

Health

“The pill” turns 50

CHICAGO   A world without “the pill” is unimaginable to many young women who now use it to treat acne, skip periods, improve mood and, of course, prevent pregnancy. They might be surprised to learn that U.S. More...

Many treatments for migraines

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: Please say something about migraine headaches. I think that’s what I have. They come on fast, and the pain feels like something is pulsating in my head. I throw up with every headache. Bright lights make things worse. More...

10 Tips for Making Exercise a Habit

Exercise is vital to maintaining a healthy lifestyle. You probably know the importance of exercise to your good health, but finding the time to fit exercise into a busy lifestyle is often a problem. More...

Entertainment

Tours make stop in Letcher County

Letcher County has become a dream for lovers of live music, a fact that became even more clear over the past weekend as two national touring acts performed here. More...

Strings to play

Appalachin Strings will perform at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, May 15, at the Country Cabin II in Norton, Va. The facility is located across Alternate Rte. 58 from the original Country Cabin, 1½ mile west of Norton. More...

Music festival planned

A music festival will take place from noon to 11 p.m., May 15, at the old Kingdom Come Elementary School. Appearing will be East KY Tyme, Wolf Creek Grass, Fast Lane, Pine Mountain Grass, Mountain Melody, Boone Creek, and Will Caudill and Route 7. More...