July 7, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Features

Drilling into the past

MAYSVILLE, Ky.   Darrin Rubino can always find 1816.   More...

Opinions

Stunt season

Trying to make news over the holiday weekend and trying to avoid the attention being paid to the latest gaff e from Republican National Committee Chair Michael Steele (who is “the gift that keeps on giving,” according to former Democrati More...

Judicial change to believe in

WASHINGTON   Here’s when you know something momentous has happened to our struggle over the Supreme Court’s role: When Republicans largely give up talking about “judicial activism,” when liberals speak of the importanc More...

Reassembling our democracy

On the Fourth of July, we celebrated Jeff erson, Franklin, Adams, Madison and all the other great men who created our democracy, right?   Not exactly. More...

Sports

Jitterbug still catching bass after 73 years

I bought my first Arbogast Jitterbug at the Western Auto in downtown Bardstown well before my 10th birthday. More...

Gabby’s fishing fever

Night time is the right time …

With the daytime heat nearly unbearable, you should try night fishing.   For many anglers, myself included, this is their favorite time to fish. More...

KHSAA considers sports heat plan

The Kentucky High School Athletic Association’s new commissioner says a heat plan for spring sports is being considered. More...

Families & Friends

ANNIVERSARY

ANNIVERSARY — Lowell and Debbie Banks Dixon will celebrate their 35th wedding anniversary on July 12. More...

Fields family has two weddings

Well, our family has had two weddings this past week. More...

Services are set for Tom Hayes

Archie Thomas ‘Tom’ Hayes, 83, of Jenkins, died July 3 at Central Baptist Hospital in Lexington.   A son of the late Steve W. More...

Obituaries

Rites are held for Mark Yonts

Funeral services for Mark Damon Yonts, 46, of Lexington Park, Md., were held July 6 at Everidge Funeral Home in Whitesburg.   He died July 3 in Whitesburg. More...

Dorothy Whitt dies in Ohio

Former Jenkins resident Dorothy Whitt, 92, of Kitts Hill, Ohio, died June 26 at the Jo-Lin Health Center in Ironton, Ohio.   A daughter of the late Monroe and Rosa Mullins Green, she was the widow of Henry R. More...

Services held for Avery Miles Jr.

Funeral services for Avery Miles Jr., 45, of Smoot Creek, were held June 30 at the Lighthouse Church. Burial was in Dinah Blair Cemetery at Cowan.   He died June 25 at Bristol Regional Hospital in Bristol, Tenn. More...

Guilty pleas for all in federal pill case

A former Letcher County magistrate has pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute the painkiller oxycodone and is scheduled to be sentenced in U.S. District Court on Aug. 10 at 4 p.m.   More...

Sapphire permit approved

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Louisville District has announced that the proposed Sapphire Coal Company project in Letcher County is authorized by Nationwide Permit 49.   More...

News

Clean-air rule would overturn Bush-era plan, EPA says this week

WASHINGTON   The Obama administration is proposing new rules to tighten restrictions on pollution from coal-burning power plants in the eastern half of the country, a key step to cut emissions that cause smog.   More...

Paul, Conway to speak

FANCY FARM, Ky.   Republican Rand Paul and Democrat Jack Conway will speak at Kentucky’s premiere political event, the annual Fancy Farm picnic, in western Kentucky later this summer. More...

Driver’s test schedule changed

The days and hours for the written driver’s license test has been changed to Mondays and Tuesdays, from 12:30 until 2 p.m.   The road testing will be done Monday and Tuesday mornings, by appointment only. More...

Columns

The way we were

Clips from Mountain Eagle front pages over the past 50 years

July 7, 1960   Sanford Adams, former principal of Eolia School, will head the Letcher County public school system for the coming two years. Adams was elected to the post at a special meeting of the county board of education.      More...

Is engine rev harmful or annoying?

Dear Tom and Ray:   More...

Salome's Stars

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Starting something new is always exciting for the adventurous Aries. And here’s the good news: This time you might be able to get some assistance in helping you finish what you’ve started.   More...

Speak Your Piece

Speak Your Piece

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

Name-brand aspirin among cuts by Ky. Medicaid

FRANKFORT   Medicaid in Kentucky will no longer pay for name-band aspirin and other over-the-counter medications when generic options are available.   More...

To Your Good Health

Prickly heat

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: Exactly what is prickly heat? Do adults get it? If they do, I think I have it. — M.K.   ANSWER: Adults do get prickly heat. It looks like red dots or tiny blisters on the skin. More...

Health overhaul may mean longer ER waits, crowding

CHICAGO   Emergency rooms, the only choice for patients who can’t find care elsewhere, may grow even more crowded with longer wait times under the nation’s new health law.   More...

Entertainment

WHITESBURG WELCOMES GOOSE CREEK

WHITESBURG WELCOMES GOOSE CREEK — Floyd County native Charlie Gearheart, at front of stage, led Goose Creek Symphony through a July 4 concert Saturday at River Park in Whitesburg. 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...

PATCH WORK

Felice Brothers returning for Monday show

After serving as the opening act for four shows by the Dave Matthews Band in June, the Felice Brothers have kicked off their own tour of the U.S., and will perform at Summit City in Whitesburg on Mond More...