June 2, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Features

Daycare provides help to working families

For working parents in isolated rural communities, quality child care is a lifeline that allows them an opportunity for employment so they can provide for their families.   More...

Opinions

Doctor caused ‘untold damage’

Earlier this year, the British medical journal The Lancet retracted a paper it published in 1998.  More...

Government impotence and corporate rule

Many news reports about the Gulf oil catastrophe refer to it as a “spill.” Wrong.   More...

More hypocrisy

Wasn’t it less than three months ago that Sen. Jim Bunning, R-Ky., was waging a one-man war against government spending at the risk of wounding millions of unemployed Americans by ending their jobless benefits?   More...

Sports

Sports in Kentucky

Bledsoe flap brings a quick rush to judgment

The Eric Bledsoe flap. Let me get this straight ...   • Linking John Calipari to Bledsoe’s high school shenanigans is a grassy knoll stretch.   More...

18 advance to state meet

The Letcher County Central High School girls’ track team is champion of Class 2A Region 7. Twelve members of the team with first- and second-place finishes in the regionals now advance to state competition in Louisville on June 3.   More...

REGIONAL CHAMPIONS

REGIONAL CHAMPIONS — The Letcher County Central High School girls’ track team won the regional championship and is now headed for state competition. More...

Families & Friends

Families and friends

Spring weather, visitors enjoyable

Hello everyone, I hope things are going well for you.   We are having pretty days. It seems like such a short time ago we were waking up to snow. I think I like this better. More...

Family Folk Week planned at Hindman Setllement School

Traditional music, crafts, story-telling and folk-dancing are all part of the Hindman Settlement School’s 33rd annual Appalachian Family Folk Week June 6-12. Families from around the U.S. More...

Memorial services held at area cemeteries

Sunday, May 23, was the memorial service at the Hop Gibson Cemetery. We were blessed with perfect weather, great preaching by Woodrow Fields and Johnny Banks, and beautiful singing, which somehow sounds better outside.   More...

Obituaries

Marshall Stone buried at Kona

Marshall Glennon Slone, 62, formerly of Carlisle, died May 26 at his home at Kona. More...

Services held for John Cook

John L. Cook, 69, died May 28 at his home at Camp Branch.   He was a son of the late Henry and Ollie Cook, and a brother of the late Archie Cook, Dexter Cook, and Eugene Cook. More...

Rites are held for Eula Ison

Funeral services for Eula Ison, 82, were held May 31 at the G. Bennett Adams Church. Burial was in the Smoot Creek Cemetery. More...

Hospital expansion underway

Construction of a new wing for women’s health services at the Whitesburg Appalachian Regional hospital may be finished in about a year.   Dena C. More...

News

Want to remain silent? Better speak up first

WASHINGTON   Want to invoke your right to remain silent? You’ll have to speak up.   More...

Remembering soldiers who died in action

School was in session on Memorial Day in the Letcher County School District to make up a day missed because of inclement weather and some classes chose to attend a Memorial Day service at the Letcher More...

Shortage of self-rescuers affecting nation’s miners

CHARLESTON, W.Va.   One of just two major makers of emergency air packs for U.S. More...

Columns

Car Talk

Attack of the stuck distributor

Dear Tom and Ray:   More...

The way we were

Clips from Mountain Eagle front pages over the past 50 years

June 2, 1960   More...

Salome's Stars

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Choosing to work with someone you once thought might have been disloyal is a courageous move. The logical next step is to talk things out so there’ll be no reason for raising suspicions again.   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. More...

Health

Relay for Life plans event

An event for Relay for Life will be held June 4 at Riverside Park in Whitesburg. Team and game registration will begin at 5 p.m., and a survivor ceremony will take place at 6:30 p.m.   More...

Fruits, veggies for students

McRoberts Elementary School in the Jenkins Independent School is one of 90 elementary schools in Kentucky participating in the federal Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program through the U.S.D.A. More...

Survivors invited

The Letcher County Relay for Life Committee invites all cancer survivors to join in the annual Relay for Life event at Riverside Park in Whitesburg. The starting time is 6 p.m. on June 4.   More...

Entertainment

SPEAKING OF SOAPS

RECAPS – 5/31-6/4

ALL MY CHILDREN Æ Caleb was concerned about Erica’s deteriorating condition, while Jack continued to search for Erica. David decided to find Erica before Jack. More...

Tyme to perform

East KY Tyme, a country/ bluegrass band, will play Friday, June 9, at the Hemphill Community Center from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m.   Food will be available for purchase.   Everyone is invited to attend. 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...