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News

Fiscal court saves juvenile drug program

The Letcher County Fiscal Court has agreed to fund at least temporarily a “drug court” program for juveniles that is being discontinued by the state.   More...

Big political jolts: Paul wins in Ky., Specter loses

WASHINGTON   Party-switching Sen. More...

EPA plan to revoke permit is debated

CHARLESTON, W.Va.   A largely pro-coal industry crowd urged the Environmental Protection Agency to ease restrictions on surface mining Tuesday.   More...

Sports

BASS TOURNEY

The Vicco-Sassafras Volunteer Fire & Rescue Department held its annual bass tournament May 8. In the event, eight boats out of 30 weighed in fish by the 7 a.m. deadline on May 9. More...

FISHERMAN

  Jarrod Deirth of Lee County, Va., caught this 43-pound blue catfish recently at Charlee’s Fish and More Paylake at Whitco. More...

Sports in Kentucky

If stars can ‘cut it,’ they should play in Kentucky

What basketball off season?   This week: Reasons why, bestof blue chips should play college hoops in the Commonwealth. If they can cut it, of course.   In Lexington 24,111 reasons. More...

Health

‘Brain bank’ may lead to MS cure

DENVER, Colo.   The vast and chilly room buzzes with the whirl of 10 cooling fans and 62 giant freezers, machines so high tech they can send text messages to warn of intruders or when their temperature drops much below minus-112 degrees. More...

Women usually can ignore most fibroids

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: A 50-year-old friend of mine was diagnosed with leiomyoma of the uterus. Does this have anything to do with fi- broids? She has fibroids, but her doctor says they are best left alone, since they shrink at menopause. More...

Pesticides linked to ADHD in kids

CHICAGO   A new analysis of U.S. health data links children’s attention deficit disorder with exposure to common pesticides used on fruits and vegetables. More...

Entertainment

South Mtn. Boys to play at Norton

South Mountain Boys will perform at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, May 22, 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...

To perform

Croscutt from Pike County will perform from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m., May 22, at the Whitesburg American Legion. There will also be karaoke by Tony Shortt every Friday from 8 to 12 p.m. Everyone is welcome. Those attending must be over the age of 21.   More...

Festival set for June 5

The third annual Festival by the Creek will be held June 5 at the Campbell’s Branch Community Center. More...

Hatton takes race for county attorney; other races now set

Letcher County is assured of having a new county attorney and at least one new magistrate in 2011.   More...

Brush causes flooding, officials say

Letcher County officials are blaming some of the county’s recent flooding problems on Kentucky Power Company and its tree-cutting contractors.   More...

Coal company donates land for planned animal shelter

The nation’s third-largest coal producer has agreed to donate a tract of land near Whitesburg for use as a site for a countywide animal shelter.   More...

Opinions

Cartoon

Full Story

Charter schools doomed to fail

When Gov. Steve Beshear announced the budget compromise, he left the door open to adding other topics to the special session of the General Assembly. He should resist the urge to include a charter schools bill in his call.   More...

Special session should focus on budget only

When the Kentucky General Assembly left Frankfort in April without a state budget, it gave Gov. Steve Beshear a chance to exhibit leadership.   More...

Columns

The way we were

Clips from Mountain Eagle front pages over the past 50 years

May 19, 1960   Letcher County has no first-class high school, the State Department of Education reported this week. Ratings of schools under a new set of standards adopted by the board were released. More...

Odd braking sensation supposedly is normal

Dear Tom and Ray:   More...

Horoscope

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Your Aries selfesteem level is high, as is your impatience to see more action come your way in the workplace. Good news, Lamb: It could start to happen sooner than you think.   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

Mary Jo Blair celebrates birthday

Jeremiah

Can you believe that May is over half over? It seems once the weather gets warmer in March, the year just flies by.   By the time this comes out Election Day will be over and hopefully everyone who was able got out to vote.   More...

SCHOLARSHIP

Adams has received the Motorcycle Mechanics Institute/Jeremy McGrath scholarship. He won the scholarship after submitting a two-minute DVD explaining why he should receive it. Adams began racing dirt bikes in motocross when he was 12. More...

STEVEN ABDOO

STEVEN ABDOO is the son of Lloyd and Teresa Abdoo of Carrollton. His grandparents are the late Frank and Jennie Abdoo of Neon, the late Woodford Blair, and Sue and Ron Parks of Ermine. More...

Obituaries

Services held for Oliney Bentley

Oliney F. ‘Dick’ Bentley, 82, died May 12.   A son of the late William and Ida Bentley, he was the father of the late Patricia Holzer.   He was an employee of Chrysler, and a U.S. More...

Services are held for June Kincer

Funeral services for June Polly Kincer, 79, were held May 8 at Everidge Funeral Home in Whitesburg. Burial was in the American Legion Cemetery on Pine Mountain. More...

Funeral services set for Coma Wright

Coma Wright, 78, died May 16 at his home at McRoberts.   A son of the late Jeff and Allie Isaac Wright, he was born in Letcher County and was a coal miner at Scott’s Branch and Beth Elkhorn. More...