June 16, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Two from Linefork indicted

The Letcher County Grand Jury has indicted a Linefork man and woman on drug trafficking charges.   More...

Features

Beauty abounds in Kentucky

A patch of wildflowers grows on a hillside overlooking a bend in the Ohio River near Warsaw, Ky. More...

Retired pilot flew presidents

MIDDLESBORO, Ky.   A Kentucky native who flew presidents across the world and even to state funerals has retired from active duty.   The Middlesboro Daily News reports that Master Sgt. Michael W. More...

Opinions

Black lung reforms were much needed

Imagine going into a coal mine every day. Then imagine breathing in the dust that’s a byproduct of the already dangerous work. U.S. Sen. More...

Two-handed economists

WASHINGTON   Will politics slow our economic recovery? Will world leaders who pulled us back from the brink of a new Great Depression throw in the towel before the global economy gets the unemployed back to work?   More...

Don’t blame dream of home ownership

Here is a fable that is making the rounds. It is a collection of half-truths and outright lies:   More...

Sports

Photos

BOMBER DIVISION winner at the Lucky 7 Speedway Saturday night was Tim Mason. More...

Patterson works to impress NBA scouts

INDIANAPOLIS   Any NBA team with questions about Patrick Patterson’s work ethic should check his academic record.   More...

Gabby’s fishing fever

Crappie headed for deeper waters

In the summer months crappie will move from warm, shallow water to the deeper, cooler water.   The warmer, shallow water has less oxygen than the cooler, deeper water. More...

Families & Friends

Sisters gather for lunch together

Hello everyone, I hope this finds you all doing well.   This is Saturday, and we are getting rain. It sounds good and I don’t have to get out, so let it rain and make the gardens grow. More...

Ermine seniors have fun at Virginia/Kentucky State Fair

Last week was a pretty slow week for Ermine senior citizens.   Monday, we met with Debbie Pennington and had our weekly meeting. Tuesday, we gabbed (some of us have the gift of gab). Wednesday, the quilting ladies got to be there to quilt. More...

NEW ARRIVAL

NEW ARRIVAL — Eli James Hatton was born May 21. He is the son of Jamie and Julie Hatton and has an older sister, Anna. More...

Obituaries

Services are held for Ollie Back, 86

Ollie James Back, 86, of Blackey, died June 10 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital.   He was a son of the late James G. and Mary Pratt Back. More...

Tony Gross, 62, dies at home

Tony Gross, 62, died June 9 at his home at Eolia.   He was a son of Violet Thanglouis Gross and the late Morgan Gross.   More...

Lena Adams dies in Florida

Lena Jean Addington Adams, 80, of Jupiter, Fla., died June 13.   A daughter of the late Pricey Cook and Elihu Benjamin Addington, she was born at Ermine. More...

Wanted: 3 days of sun to make hay

Wet, humid weather conditions are making it difficult for local farmers trying to decide when to cut hay.   More...

Beshear to welcome new plant to Letcher

Governor Steve Beshear will be in Letcher County next week to take part in a ceremony to announce Ferus Inc.’s decision to build a nitrogen liquefaction plant on the Gateway Industrial Park near Jenkins.   More...

Two of three accused killers released under house arrest

Two of three people accused of killing a 70-year-old Goose Creek man more than two years ago have recently been granted home incarceration.   More...

News

ATV owners testify about stopping thieves

Owners of two diff erent all-terrain vehicles say they each caught men trying to steal their ATVs in Jeremiah on June 6.   More...

National group: Paul isn’t board-certified

LOUISVILLE   Rand Paul, who touts his career as a Kentucky eye doctor as part of his outsider credentials in his campaign for U.S. Senate, isn’t certified by his profession’s leading group.   More...

Fleming-Neon taking steps to tear down Hazen building

The City of Fleming- Neon has begun the process of tearing down the old Hazen store building that was donated to the city several years ago.   More...

Columns

Car Talk

Nervous mom of new driver wants electronic help

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The way we were

Clips from Mountain Eagle front pages over the past 50 years

June 16, 1960   Letcher County at long last has taken definite action to replace its ancient and decrepit jailhouse. Fiscal court at its June meeting Tuesday instructed County Attorney F. More...

Salome's Stars

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Making things more complicated than they need to be can be a problem for the typically orderly Lamb. Try to look for a less intricate way to accomplish the same goals.   More...

Speak Your Piece

Speak Your Piece

Tell us what’s on your mind. No need to give your name.

Call 633-7508 from 9 am Tuesday to 9 am Friday. 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

Are you disabled?

Question: My doctor said he thinks I’m disabled. Who decides if I meet the requirements for Social Security disability benefits?   More...

Bladder infections

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: Please write something about bladder infections. Can you have a bladder infection with no symptoms? — A.   More...

Americans get most radiation from undergoing medical scans

We fret about airport scanners, power lines, cell phones and even microwaves. It’s true that we get too much radiation. But it’s not from those sources — it’s from too many medical tests.   More...

Entertainment

Moments in time

• On June 29, 1613, the Globe Theater, where most of Shakespeare’s plays debuted, burns down. The Globe was built in 1599 from the timbers of London’s very first permanent theater, Burbage’s Theater, built in 1576.   More...

Cellist to perform at Wise

A performance featuring Dave Eggar, a cellist whose musical selections cross all genres, will be held at 7:30 p.m., June 30, in the Gilliam Center for the Arts, located on the University of Virginia’s College at Wise. 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...