June 23, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Cops find 263 pot plants

The Letcher County Sheriff ’s Department seized 263 marijuana plants found Tuesday growing near a home at Thornton.   Lt. More...

Features

Social Security’s online office

With age comes wisdom.   Clearly, there is a lot of knowledge and experiences that grandparents can pass along to their children and grandchildren. More...

Solving common fishing line problems

My grandfather had an old, huge saltwater Penn baitcasting reel spooled with black Dacron line attached to one of the earliest fiberglass rods. A large switch on the side of the reel released the spool to cast. Your thumb controlled everything. More...

Retired school teacher takes up sweet hobby

Bonnie Adams’s hobby of decorating elaborate fondant cakes is gaining popularity as more people in the county see her creations at birthday parties and other events. More...

Columns

Car Talk

Post-repair diagnostics charge is bogus

Dear Tom and Ray:   More...

The way we were

Clips from Mountain Eagle front pages over the past 50 years

June 23, 1960   Letcher County schools may receive as much as $287,000 in additional funds from the state in the 1960-61 school year, Superintendent William B. Hall said. More...

SPEAKING OF SOAPS

RECAPS – 6/21-25

ALL MY CHILDREN Æ Erica returned to Pine Valley and despite Jack’s efforts, she found out about the Fusion scandal. Caleb couldn’t get memories of Erica out of his mind. Ryan surprised Madison with a kiss. More...

Sports

Sports in Kentucky

Are Ky. stars really ‘weak sister to the south?’

What is the future of the Kentucky Indiana spring basketball series?   The Hoosier boys’ sweep again this year brought stinging commentary from one dot.com writer in Indiana:   More...

Wolves win brawlgame

The Letcher County Wolves are the owners of a 2-1 record after defeating the Pike County Knights 6-0 on the road last Saturday. More...

Gabby’s fishing fever

Bluegill are finished nesting

Bluegill have just finished the nesting for the year, and with the hot days of summer now upon us they will scatter all over the lake. More...

Entertainment

COUNTRY MUSICIAN RETURNS

COUNTRY MUSICIAN RETURNS — Connor Christian, whose video for “Sunday Suit” reached No. More...

Opens 47th season

The Trail of the Lonesome Pine opens its 47th season this Friday, June 25, with the following pre-show entertainment: Kicking off this year’s show will be: Fri. More...

To perform

South Mountain Boys will perform at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, June 26, 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...

Officials criticize state’s decision to kill drug court

State funding will be discontinued for the Letcher County Drug Court after July 1, rather than in January 2011 as reported at the May meeting of the Letcher County Fiscal Court. More...

April Boggs gets release from prison

It has been more than eight years since Timothy “Blister” Cook and his four-year-old son Timothy James “T.J.” Cook were shot to death at Cook’s home in Whitesburg. More...

Goose Creek Symphony will headline Independence bash

Goose Creek Symphony will headline the City of Whitesburg’s Independence Day celebration at River Park on July 3.   The band, considered to be one of the most original groups of its time, was created in Phoenix, Ariz. in 1968. More...

News

Water board explains Craft’s Colly condemnation

The newest member of the Letcher County Water and Sewer Board says he is not comfortable with condemning property that would allow for water lines to be installed to serve a portion of Craft’s Colly.   More...

Grant of $147,500 will assist Jenkins welding company

A Letcher County company which specializes in welding for the mining and trucking industries has received a $147,500 grant from the federal government to expand the company’s operation at Jenkins and to hire eight new workers.   More...

Woman convicted of fraud

A 40-year-old Whitesburg woman has been convicted by a federal jury in Pikeville for illegally receiving financial aid for almost 15 years. More...

Opinions

The opportunity in Afghanistan

During the most difficult days of the Mondale-Ferraro campaign in 1984, someone printed up a button that said: “There are no problems. More...

How Obama changed right

WASHINGTON   Barack Obama’s campaign promise of change did not include a pledge to transform American conservatism. More...

The real populists

Few people today call themselves populists, but I think most are. 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

Patients’ bill of rights released

WASHINGTON   President Barack Obama unveiled a package of consumer benefits Tuesday to build support for his health care overhaul within a divided nation and warned Republicans about trying to repeal his landmark law. More...

Families & Friends

Fields brothers visit

A big hello to everyone! I hope everyone had a good week.   We went to Lexington Friday to pick up our youngest granddaughter, Michaela, to come down for a summer visit. More...

ANNIVERSARY

ANNIVERSARY — Robert ‘Pud’ and Lana Shubert of Jenkins will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on June 25. More...

Esther Corrello, Judy Vermillion are back

Hello out there to all you senior citizens. Hope all are well and happy.   It has been a sad week at our center the past week. One of our good seniors, Kathy Palumbo, lost her son Glenn Palumbo, then her and our good friend John Duty died. More...

Obituaries

Services are held for Linda Kincer

Linda Carol Kincer, 67, died June 18, at her home on Cram Creek.   A daughter of Hazel Fugate Sloan of Cram Creek and the late Hardin A. Fugate, she was the widow of Edwin Kincer and a sister of the late Hardin Andrew Fugate. More...

Rites held for Barbara Ison

Funeral services for Barbara Ison, 68, were held June 21 at Everidge Funeral Home. Burial was in the Wesley Roark Cemetery at Ingrams Creek.   A daughter of the late Curtis Helton and Madeline Roark Cornett, she was born at Benham. More...

Juanita Robinson buried in Virginia

Juanita Robinson, 88, died June 19 in Paintsville.   The widow of Ted Robinson, she was a member of the Lonesome Pine Chapter of the Order of Eastern Star #134 for 53 years, and Colonial Heights Baptist Church in Kingsport, Tenn.   More...