August 4, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Features

Social Security travels too

Have you ever considered a visit abroad? Or maybe you’re planning to live overseas for an extended period of time. More...

No hiding from camo in school clothes

NEW YORK   Camouflage is one thing you can’t hide from this back-toschool season.   More...

Sweet, tangy chicken sandwich

My search for a tender, juicy and flavorful breaded chicken sandwich took me to the place where so much great thinking begins — the beer aisle. More...

Columns

Car Talk

Brake issue should be sorted out before move

Dear Click and Clack:   More...

The way we were

Clips from Mountain Eagle front pages over the past 50 years

August 4, 1960   Whitesburg automobile dealer Sanders Collins asked the city council Tuesday night to take immediate action to dredge out the Kentucky River through the city. More...

Salome's Stars

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) A previous misunderstanding continues to taint the atmosphere to some extent in the early part of the week. But cooler heads prevail, and the situation eases by week’s end.   More...

Sports

Skating, BMX winners told

BMX winners of the Letcher County Skate Off and BMX Competition are first place Josh Winskey, of Jenkins, second place Kevin Taylor, of Jenkins and third place Keaston Craft, of Whitesburg.   More...

Owens, other ‘old’ stars find new homes

Call it training camp with a twist: plenty of old faces in new places this summer, all looking for fresh starts. More...

Ticket prices going up for Wildcat basketball

LEXINGTON   Fans are going to have to shell out more green to watch Big Blue at Rupp Arena next fall. More...

Families & Friends

Pearl Noble marks birthday in Ohio

Hello everyone. Hope you are all doing well and keeping cool. We have had a few showers that helped.   I enjoyed talking with a good friend, Georgia Miller in Hazard. More...

Indiana visitors see deer, but no bears

Another week has gone by. The weather has been much better or at least cooler some days. Not a lot of stuff happening this week. I try to write something even it isn’t very much.   More...

JUNE BABY

JUNE BABY — Kinley Rose Eades was born July 17 to Madonna and Wes Eades of Lexington. More...

Taxes, cable bills may be going up in City of Jenkins

Jenkins residents may see an increase in property taxes and cable television rates in coming months. More...

13 file to run for offices

Thirteen persons have filed to run for various offices in the Nov. 2 General Election.   G.C. Kincer and current Jenkins City Council member Todd DePriest have filed papers to run for mayor of Jenkins. More...

Funeral set for wreck victim

Funeral services are set for 2 p.m. Wednesday (today) for a Letcher County man killed in a head-on collision Monday near the Knott/Perry County line.   More...

News

Man, 25, murdered neighbor for pill money

A 25-year-old Partridge man recently pleaded guilty to stabbing a 72-year-old man to death more than three years ago and could be sentenced to 50 years’ imprisonment. More...

Paul’s comments about mine safety has miners angry

LOUISVILLE   Republican Rand Paul’s repeated calls for limited government during his U.S. Senate campaign were challenged Tuesday by coal miners who say he opposes federal regulation of mining safety.   More...

Two being held on drug charges in Florida jail

An eastern Kentucky man and woman remained jailed in south Florida on Tuesday, 27 days after police found the man passed out in a car parked near a suite of doctors’ offices in Deerfield Beach.   More...

Opinions

Give the kids a healthy start

Last year, Congress attempted to strike a blow for America’s children by ordering a slew of agencies and departments to recommend standards for food advertising that targets kids.   More...

Bailout saves auto industry

WASHINGTON   Who could have imagined that the bailout of the auto industry, one of the single most unpopular moves by the Obama administration, would become one of its best talking points?   More...

Councilman says work has not been authorized

To the Editor: I want everyone in Jenkins to know that there have been many people telling me that Ked Sanders, who is on the Water Commission, has been seen on citizens’ property inspecting or working on water meters and telling people what 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

Scratch doesn’t cause macular degeneration

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: Is it possible to get wet macular degeneration from a scratch on the left eye during cataract surgery, or could it have been a cyst that caused wet macular degeneration? I am 85, and my right eye is perfect. More...

Hands-only CPR, pushy dispatchers are lifesavers

ATLANTA   More bystanders are willing to attempt CPR if an emergency dispatcher gives them firm and direct instructions — especially if they can just press on the chest and skip the mouth-to-mouth, according to new research.   More...

Dyslexia screenings scheduled

The Letcher County Tutorial Program will hold screenings to identify students with dyslexia this month. Scholarships are available for the cost of screening. More...

Entertainment

Group to perform

Bluegrass Circle will perform at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, August 7, 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...

Obituaries

Services are held for Lois Stephens

Letcher County native Lois Jean Maggard Stephens, 74, of Batavia, Ohio, died July 23.   A daughter of the late John and Ellen Maggard, she was a sister of the late Dempsey Maggard and Irene Meconi.   More...

Funeral services held for Mullins

Jerry Lee Ellison Mullins, 69, died July 25.   A daughter of the late Ralph and Nona Ellison, she taught in the Pike County School System for 33 years. More...

Rites are held for David Olen Ingram

Funeral services for David Olen Ingram, 67, of Linefork, were held August 2 at Everidge Funeral Home. Burial was in the Ingram family cemetery at Linefork. More...