July 28, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

News

Getting A’s now easier in Jenkins

Making A’s and B’s has just gotten a little easier for students in the Jenkins schools.   More...

Church aiding flood victims

Graham Memorial Presbyterian Church in Whitesburg is collecting items to help Pike County residents affected by recent flooding. More...

Senate race drawing big-name donors

FRANKFORT   Kentucky’s U.S. Senate race, one of the most closely watched in the nation, has been bolstered with out-of-state money, some from people better known outside political circles.   More...

Columns

Car Talk

Suggestions for a fun business idea

Dear Tom and Ray:   More...

The way we were

Clips from Mountain Eagle front pages over the past 50 years

July 28, 1960   All of the Elkhorn Coal Company’s holdings in Letcher County have been leased to an out-of-state firm for strip mining operations. More...

SPEAKING OF SOAPS

RECAPS – 7/26-30   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

In hot weather, how much water’s enough?

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: I am confused about how much water to drink when exercising in hot weather. I learned that you should drink all the time during exercise, even when you aren’t thirsty. More...

Child’s eczema leads to homemade soaps line

ALEXANDRIA, La.   Jackie Garrison believes in the old adage “less is more.” But when it comes to making homemade beauty and cleaning products, she says, people can have more for less.   More...

Rules address repeated C-sections

WASHINGTON   Most women who’ve had a C-section, and many who’ve had two, should be allowed to try labor with their next baby, say new guidelines — a step toward reversing the “once a cesarean, always a cesarean” More...

Entertainment

Teens assume major roles in ‘Little Shepherd’ production

Outdoor drama begins at 8 p.m. every Saturday thru Sept. 4

Some are drawn to the fancy gowns with hoop skirts. Others like to perform on stage. A few were looking for something fun to do this summer. More...

Benefit concert set

A concert to benefit Phillip McCray, a Letcher County Central High School student suff ering from cancer, will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., August 7, at the Whitesburg Walking Track. Admission is $5. 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...

Coal truck hits, kills black bear

Bear at Partridge seventh killed in traffic since May

A black bear was hit by a coal truck in Partridge last week, making it the seventh bear killed in traffic accidents in Kentucky since May, according to state wildlife officials. More...

Board considering need to replace gym floor ruined by rain

The floor in Whitesburg Middle School’s gymnasium will have to be replaced after being damaged by heavy rains last month. More...

Indictments name 13

Thirteen people are named in 14 indictments returned by the Letcher County Grand Jury, including a woman charged with dragging a child with her automobile.   More...

Opinions

Hard times hit Appalachian Ohio

Last Sunday night, NBC viewers across the country got a glimpse into the despair that is choking the life out of Ohio’s Appalachia.   More...

End of the Fox News era?

WASHINGTON   The smearing of Shirley Sherrod ought to be a turning point in American politics. This is not, as the now trivialized phrase has it, a “teachable moment.” It is a time for action.   More...

Truth and irony

The Shirley Sherrod Story started innocently. It was a beautiful anecdote of redemption and personal growth, which she related last year at a meeting of the Georgia NAACP.   More...

Sports

NASCAR gets tougher to protect its brand

CHARLOTTE, N.C. More...

Gabby’s fishing fever

‘Points’ point anglers to where fish are

Fishing for largemouth bass in the summer is not like fishing any other time of the year. The high temperatures and the humidity are something with which a angler has to deal.   More...

Winning races or the title

Every one of the 36 races that makes up the Sprint Cup schedule counts the same exact number of points that in theory would make each race equal. More...

Families & Friends

The amazing bottled water ruse

When I want a drink of water I usually grab a handful of ice out of the fridge, dump it in a glass, stick the glass under the kitchen faucet and fill it up. The ultimate refreshment on a hot summer day and it’s also very economical.   More...

GIANT TOMATO

GIANT TOMATO — In a year when tomato growers aren’t having much success locally, this Turkey Creek tomato was grown by Matthew Eldridge of Sandlick, who has a small garden with peppers, ca More...

Great-grandson visits Glen and Dorothy Miles

Hello there. I hope you are all doing well and surviving the heat. I can’t complain — it’s better than snow and ice.   I don’t mind the snow if I can stay indoors. There’s something good in all the seasons. More...

Obituaries

Hall rites held

Gobel Hall, 78, of Deane, died July 22 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital. More...

Services are set for Una Stickel

Una B. Stickel, 75, died July 26 at her home at Jeremiah.   A daughter of the late Watson and Francis Adams Blair, she was the widow of Leonidas Joe Stickel. More...

Bud Brown dies

Bud Brown, 58, died May 12 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital.   A son of the late Sim and Ethel Wells Brown, he was born in Rockwell, Tex. He was the father of the late Travis Brown.   More...