May 26, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Fire damages post office

Burdine Postmaster Teresa Kelly said faulty wiring in an outlet has been ruled as the cause of a Friday night fire which caused damage to the inside of the post office. More...

Features

Students to present ‘Oz’ Broadway-style

It’s time to join the Letcher County Central High School drama class as they head down the yellow-brick road in search of the Wizard of Oz.   Public performances will be held at 7 p.m. More...

Rogers praises ARH in wake of honor

U.S. Congressman Hal Rogers this week congratulated the Appalachian Regional Healthcare (ARH) system for being honored as the 2010 Outstanding Rural Health Organization by the National Rural Health Association (NRHA).   More...

Opinions

Is this really ‘all we know?’

A young man rode all the way from Pike County, Ky., to the May 18 EPA hearing on the largest mountaintop removal permit in West Virginia history. More...

Obama keeping promises to vets

Other stories — elections, oil spills, Rand Paul — have garnered bigger headlines lately, but a real movement, complete with milestones to mark that movement, to take better care of the country’s military families deserves its mome More...

Comments expose faults in Rand Paul’s beliefs on government

Not since Muhammad Ali was in his prime have Kentuckians seen a fellow resident of the commonwealth bob and weave as much as Rand Paul has done recently. More...

Sports

Sports in Kentucky

State’s sports world will miss Red Bird Mission

What is statewide special about Red Bird Mission High School? Everything. The school at Beverly in Bell County will march into history next month as the latest in a long parade of community schools that are no more.   More...

Gabby’s fishing fever

Fishing for walleye in early summer

I feel that one of the most overlooked and underfished resources that we have in our area is the walleye fishing at Carr Creek Lake. More...

Six seniors lead Lady Cavs

After taking a week off while six starters were away for their senior trip, the Jenkins Lady Cavs returned to the softball diamond last week to win three straight games and finish the regular season with a sparkling 28-5 record.   More...

Families & Friends

Family enjoys fishing together

Blair Branch

Hello all! I hope you are doing well. My oldest son, Bailey, quickly recovered from the stomach bug he had last week; and then of course, I ended up with it. I’m doing better, but now my youngest son, Dalton, is sick. More...

TO BE WED

Mr. and Mrs. William E. Gibson of Jenkins announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Deborah Irene Gibson, to Christopher Andrew Anderson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Clinton Anderson Sr. of Burdine. More...

DAR elects new officers

Cowan

The Pine Mountain Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution met at the Graham Memorial Presbyterian Church for their family potluck dinner. More...

Obituaries

Rites are set for Jack E. Cornett

Jack E. Cornett, 48, died May 23 at his home on Ingrams Creek. Born in Harlan County, he was a son of Arlie Elamon and Dorothy Miller Cornett. More...

Rites held 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...

Margie Kiser dies in Whitesburg

Margie Lee Kiser, 74, of McRoberts, died May 12 at Letcher Manor Nursing Home in Whitesburg.   Born at Democrat, she was a daughter of the late John and Ersell Bates Sergent, and the widow of Ralph Kiser. More...

Building of new vocational school may begin in July

Letcher County Public Schools Supt. Anna Craft told the Letcher County Board of Education at its meeting Monday night that construction on a new vocational and technical school at Ermine could begin as soon as July.   More...

Late payers to lose water service

Customers of the Letcher County Water and Sewer District with accounts more than 60 days past due will receive letters informing them they have five days to pay their account or face being disconnected. More...

News

American Legion to hold Memorial Day services

Memorial Day observances will be held Sunday, May 30, by members of Whitesburg American Legion Post 152 at 38 cemeteries in Letcher County. More...

Basketball camps planned

UNITE will present seven free basketball camps taught by former University of Kentucky all-star Jeff Sheppard and held across southern and eastern Kentucky this summer. More...

TOURNEY WINNERS

The Parkway Pharmacy team from Whitesburg carded a 17-under-par score of 53 to win the 20th annual Southeast Scholarship Golf Classic held recently at Sleepy Hollow Golf Course at Cumberland. More...

Columns

The way we were

Clips from Mountain Eagle front pages over the past 50 years

May 26, 1960   Letcher County’s eight magistrates may have to take a cut in pay as a result of the county’s loss in population as revealed in the 1960 census.      More...

Car Talk

Lack of button-pushing is not the problem

Dear Tom and Ray:   More...

Horoscope

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Still operating under a full head of self-esteem makes you want to tackle a matter you had shied away from. OK. But be sure to arm yourself with facts before you make a move.   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

Ovarian cancer screening shows promise

“I couldn’t believe it. I had no symptoms. The screening saved my life, I think,” —Dianne Kefstad, study participant

Researchers may finally be closing in on a way to screen healthy women for ovarian cancer — a disease that rarely shows symptoms until it’s too late to cure. More...

Shedding light on tanning

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: Recently, my daughter attended a sweet-16 birthday party for one of her best friends. She is a beautiful girl. When my daughter showed me pictures of her friend, I was shocked.   More...

Heart attack shouldn’t kill sex life

Surviving a heart attack can kill your sex life.   But it doesn’t have to, and a new study shows doctors play a key role in whether it does. More...

Entertainment

Band to perform

Croscutt from Pike County will perform from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m., May 2p, 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...

East KY Tyme to play at park

East KY Tyme will play at Kingdom Come State Park at Cumberland at ‘Picking in the Park, Friday, May 28, starting at 7 p.m.   For more information, call Astor Taylor, (606) 633- 2708, or visit www.eastkytyme. More...

Bluegrass Favorites to perform in Va.

The Bluegrass Favorites will perform at the Jettie Baker Center in Clintwood, Va., at 7 p.m. on Saturday, June 5. For more information, call (276) 926-8694.   More...