July 14, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Outside companies are waiting to buy your delinquent tax bill

If you still haven’t paid your delinquent tax bill, you might want to think about heading over to the Letcher County Clerk’s Office and paying your bill before the total amount you owe increases.   More...

Features

How to request a S.S. Statement

Question: When will I get my automatic Social Security Statement?   More...

DELICIOUS Summer Dishes

I talian food is at the top of many people’s list of favorite cuisines — and for good reason. Chef Fabio Viviani, “Top Chef” contestant and Owner and Executive Chef of Firenze Osteria Italian Restaurant   More...

Social Security makes a difference

Social Security reaches almost every family in the United States, and at some point touches the lives of nearly all Americans. It not only helps older Americans, but also workers who become disabled and families in which a spouse or parent dies. More...

Opinions

Justice Dept. should set mark for hiring women

The likely (and much deserved) confirmation of Solicitor General Elena Kagan to the United States Supreme Court creates an opening for one of the “Top 4” positions in the Justice Department. More...

Political math, political passion

WASHINGTON   If the midterm elections were held now, Republicans would likely take control of the House of the Representatives. More...

Breaking news:

LeBron James is gone, Cleveland still standing

The morning after LeBron James announced that he was leaving Cleveland, parents began calling local pediatrician Shelly Senders’ office.   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. More...

Health

Alzheimer’s advances show need for better drugs

Scientists are reporting advances in detecting and predicting Alzheimer’s disease at a conference in Honolulu this week, plus more proof that getting enough exercise and vitamin D may lower your risk.   More...

Yuck! Most incorrectly cover coughs, sneezes

ATLANTA   Alas, here’s more proof that most people have habits that aren’t very sanitary — and sometimes can be plain disgusting.   More...

Later school day helps teens

CHICAGO   Giving teens 30 extra minutes to start their school day leads to more alertness in class, better moods, less tardiness, and even healthier breakfasts, a small study found.   More...

Entertainment

SPEAKING OF SOAPS

RECAPS – 7/12-7/16   More...

Virginia rock band, Sons of Bill, to play here

Sons of Bill, a Charlottesville, Va.-based rock band named in honor of the father of three of its members, will perform in concert at Summit City in Whitesburg on Friday night (July 16). 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...

Jenkins mayor says councilman wrong

The Jenkins City Council closed its July meeting with a challenge from Mayor Charles Dixon to council member Terry Braddock to accompany city workers as they conduct meter readings and to examine city financial records if he believes there is any wr More...

Craft files papers for re-election

Whitesburg Mayor James W. Craft announced he is seeking reelection. More...

Grand jury indicts 30

Thirty people are named in 33 indictments handed down by the Letcher County Grand Jury on July 7, including 11 people accused of drug charges and six people of burglary charges. More...

News

Bikers find good clean fun in Whitesburg

While looking for a way to attract more customers to her restaurant, Kathy Kincer saw two men standing beside their parked motorcycles outside her eatery on Main Street in Whitesburg. More...

KY 160 to be closed July 14

Workers from Highway District 12’s Letcher County facility will replace a failed cross drain on KY 160 today (Wednesday). The road will be closed to traffic at mile point 6.245 about one-tenth of a mile south of KY 1103 toward Gordon. More...

PSC critical of Ky. Power’s work here

The Kentucky Public Service Commission (PSC) has made public the reports from its investigation into Kentucky Power Co. (American Electric Power) after the outages following the December 2009 snowstorm in eastern Kentucky.   More...

Columns

Car Talk

How to deal with an air bag surprise

Dear Tom and Ray:   More...

The way we were

Clips from Mountain Eagle front pages over the past 50 years

July 14, 1960   More...

Salome's Stars

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) A bit of Arian contrariness could be keeping you from getting all the facts. Turn it off , and tune in to what you need to hear. It could make all the diff erence this week.   More...

Sports

Sports in Kentucky

Turpin tragedy off sets Patterson’s success

Last week was a Coney Island roller coaster in the sports world. More...

Lady Cavs still getting honors

In addition to winning their fourth consecutive 53rd District title and the 14th Region title for the first time in school history, the Jenkins Lady Cavaliers have also racked up a number of individual honors since their season ended.   More...

Gabby’s fishing fever

Success depends on ‘thermocline’

Crappie are active during the summer months, but are likely to be found in deeper, cooler water.   In any lake during the summertime, the water levels will be in layers according to the temperatures of the water. More...

Families & Friends

Ellie Mullins to mark birthday with pool party

Hello everyone. I hope everything is going well for all of you. I’ve had a good week and kept busy.   I can’t believe it’s time for our visit again. Time goes so fast. I usually start my news on Fridays, and I forgot. More...

Photos

THE BOYS — Pictured are (back row) Billy Hatton, Larry Hatton, (front row) Coach Hillard Howard, Robert Hatton, Astor ‘Red’ Hatton, and “your old carpet man” Charles Howa More...

Camping trip exhausts family

Hello all. I hope each of you had a wonderful Independence Day.   Michael, the boys, and I watched the fireworks in Whitesburg on Saturday, July 3, and then camped out with Missy and her family on Sunday, July 4, at the Litt Carr Campgrounds. More...

Obituaries

Dana Long dies in Pennsylvania

Former Jenkins resident Dana Harmon Long Jr., 82, died July 3 in Pennsylvania.   A son of the late Dana Harmon and Naomi Wright Long and stepson of Louis Quick, he served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and was a Mason.   More...

Former Blackey resident dies

William Van ‘Dook’ Dixon, 84, died October 12.   A son of the late Joe and Florida Dixon, he was born in Blackey and attended Stuart Robinson High School.   He was retired from the U.S. More...

Hall rites held

Former Whitesburg resident Jack Hall died July 6 in Jacksonville, Fla.   He was the widower of Bernadine Hall, and the former owner of Jack’s Service Station in Cumberland. More...