June 30, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Features

Moments and Memories of Whitesburg High School

1953-54 Whitesburg High School Football Team   More...

Opinions

Whose Supreme Court is it?

WASHINGTON   This week’s hearings over Elena Kagan’s nomination to the Supreme Court mark a sea change in the way liberals argue about the judiciary.   More...

Government pensions face the music

Very few of my friends in their 40s talk about their impending retirements, but every last one of them works for government, be it local, state or federal. More...

The GOP’s genetic link to big oil

If scientists were to compare the DNA of Republican congresscritters and of oil corporations, I’ll bet they’d find that they match perfectly. More...

Sports

Struttin’ Time

How to stay busy between seasons

What does an old hunter do between hunting seasons? Sit and grieve.   We all know that from spring squirrel season, which is in June, till the third Saturday in August, is a lifetime. You can’t even get out and scout. More...

Bass fishing with Texas-rigged worm

The reports that I have been getting from a lot of bass anglers from several lakes are that the best bass fishing is at night and early morning on plastic worms. This is a typical summer bass fishing pattern.   More...

Families & Friends

Days go on 5,000-mile trip

Bessie Day went with her son, James, daughterin law Diana, and greatgranddaughter, Cheyenne, on a 5,000-mile trip. They started in Ohio, where they picked black raspberries, then went west across Kentucky, Indiana, Illinois, and on to St. More...

TO BE WED

TO BE WED — Jon-Michael Paul Fields and Taylor Jeanette Tolson will be married August 14. He is the son of Alfred Fields of McRoberts and the late Linda Fields. She is the daughter of Mr. More...

American Legion plans July 4 event

The Whitesburg American Legion will sponsor a weekend campout and pig roast, starting Friday, July 2 from 8 p.m. to midnight. There will be a cookout Saturday, July 3, with various activities. Dinner will be served from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.  More...

Entertainment

Tyme to play

East KY Tyme, a country/ bluegrass band, will play Friday, July 2, 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...

Benefit show set at Hemphill

A benefit show for WMMT FM, Appalshop’s community radio station, will be held on Sunday, July 11, starting at 2 p.m. at the Hemphill Community Center. 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...

State OK’s hike in electric bills

Homeowners in Letcher County will see their monthly electric bills rise by as much as 17 percent under a rate increase approved this week by the Kentucky Public Service Commission.   More...

Services set for Mrs. Baker

Funeral services for the founder and past chief executive officer of Mountain Comprehensive Health Corporation will be held today (Wednesday) at Whitesburg First Baptist Church.   Lois A. More...

News

Board members praise Supt. Craft

The Letcher County Board of Education touted Supt. Anna Craft for her “outstanding” leadership skills during the board’s open evaluation of her at Monday night’s board meeting.   More...

Neon, Isom, Whitesburg announce plans for July 4; fireworks, concerts on tap

Fireworks can be seen in three diff erent towns on Saturday.   More...

Bear still at large

FRANKFORT   A black bear that mauled a hiker eluded traps Tuesday and a scenic area in the Daniel Boone National Forest remained closed to the public following the rare attack by an Appalachian bear on a human.   More...

Columns

Now here’s a tip

• Use aluminum-foil strips on furniture that you do not want pets to get on. They dislike the noise and feel of the foil. You also can wrap the arms of couches to discourage cats from using them as scratching posts. More...

The way we were

Clips from Mountain Eagle front pages over the past 50 years

June 30, 1960   More...

Salome's Stars

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) A perplexing situation needs to be dealt with in order to avoid problems later on. Rely on both your own sense of what’s right and the advice of someone you trust to help work it out.   More...

Speak Your Piece

Speak Your Piece

I was calling in to make a comment on American Electric Power. The way I see it is that Edison Banks should sue them. We poor people don’t have a chance out here for the rich people taking from the poor. More...

Health

Black Lung Alliance to meet

The Tri-State Black Lung Alliance will meet Thursday, July 8, at Pikeville Senior Citizens, 134 Banks St., Pikeville. The meeting will begin at noon. More...

Asthma drugs

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: I started treatment for asthma for the first time at age 80. At first I took prednisone and albuterol. Then I had a Pulmicort inhaler. Now I am on Symbicort. More...

More cystic fibrosis patients are now living into adulthood

WASHINGTON   Doctors always said allergies and asthma were behind Laura Mentch’s repeated lung and sinus infections. More...

Obituaries

Services are held for Rebecca Wyatt

Rebecca Wyatt, 47, died June 19 in Whitesburg.   A daughter of Elizabeth Ann Wyatt, she attended First Church of God in Wise, Va.   More...

Collins rites held

Funeral services for Hoover Collins, 79, of Little Colley, were held June 23 at Letcher Funeral Home. Burial was in the Collins Cemetery at Little Colley. More...

Services held for Mae Campbell

Mae R. Campbell, 78, died June 11 at her home at Muldraugh.   A daughter of the late Frank and Nervesta Bolling Roberts, she was the widow of Clyde Campbell.   More...