August 11, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Features

What is the future of coal in Appalachia?

CLARKSBURG, W.Va.   Coal mining in America is older than the nation itself.   More...

Opinions

New outrages keep gushing from BP disaster

With BP’s well capped and CEO Tony Hayward exiled to Russia, perhaps you thought that surely there will be no additional revelations about BP to enrage you. But now comes this: prison labor.   More...

Chris Dodd and politics of joy

WASHINGTON   When it comes to the role and functioning of the United States Senate, my rather dyspeptic views could not be more at odds with those of Chris Dodd, the Connecticut Democrat who is retiring at the end of the year.   More...

Feeding tube only prolongs misery in dementia cases

If I ever lose my mind and pretty much am wasting away with dementia (as is my mom, who would stand up and cheer this column if she could stand up anymore, or read — or cheer), do me a favor: Don’t stick a feeding tube in me. More...

Sports

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BASKETBALL CAMPER — Hunter Jackson, 7, attend John Calipari’s Pro Camp at Memorial Coliseum in Lexington July 28-30, where he was recognized as Camp Player of the Day. More...

Phillips, Kentucky hope to keep it going

LEXINGTON   Sleep doesn’t come easy to Joker Phillips. Never has.   Five hours a night and he’s good. Six and the Kentucky coach finds he can barely hold his head up in the afternoon. More...

Sports in Kentucky

Kentucky notables in threes

University of Kentucky bids $200,000 for a high school basketball prospect? More...

Entertainment

SPEAKING OF SOAPS

RECAPS – 8/9-8/13   More...

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MOUNTAIN IDOL — Finalists in the Mountain Outreach Idol are (left to right) Paul Brandon Fields, Caitlin Collier, Kristy Thomas, Samantha Jo Fulton, Storm Cox, and Ashley Fleming. More...

McRoberts Reunion Day Festival set

The Committee for a Better McRoberts will sponsor McRoberts Reunion Days Festival, Friday, Aug. 6 from 1 to10 p.m., and Saturday, Aug. 7, from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. at the McRoberts Elementary School campus.   More...

Obituaries

Services are held for Dana Eldridge

Dana Keith Eldridge, 48, died August 4 at his home at Colson.   A son of the late Kermit and Helen Eldridge, he was a brother of the late Cleda Fay Eldridge. More...

Services are held for Faith Hazuka

Faith Ann Elkins Hazuka, 74, of Seco, died August 3, at Parkview Nursing Home in Pikeville.   Born in Wise County, Va., she was a daughter of the late Emory and Dessie Hall Elkins. More...

Cantrell rites held

William Randy Cantrell, 54, died August 5 at his home at Neon. More...

47 candidates meet filing date

A public drawing for ballot positioning for the Nov. 2 General Election is set for 2 p.m. on Aug. 12 at the Letcher Circuit Clerk’s Office.   The deadline to file to run for non-partisan offices in the fall election was Aug. 10.   More...

Mine security guards arrested in pot patch

Two security employees assigned to watch a Defeated Creek coal mine were recently arrested after state police saw them at a marijuana patch located on federally permitted mining property.   More...

News

Having fun at benefit for ill teen

Seven-year-old Hannah Boggs of Partridge had a butterfly painted on her face Aug. More...

Craft praised for work getting vo-tech school

Letcher County Public Schools Supt. Anna Craft has been looking for ways to fund a new vocational and technical school building for at least nine years. More...

Rand Paul denies report

WASHINGTON   Republican Senate candidate Rand Paul of Kentucky on Tuesday denied suggestions he ever kidnapped anyone or forced them to use drugs, and said he hasn’t ruled out a lawsuit against a magazine that ran an article describing More...

Columns

Car Talk

Is dream car from high school a good idea today?

Dear Tom and Ray:   More...

A case of ‘wonderitis’

Sometimes we get to wondering about this or that, and before you know it, we come down with a case of ‘wondering-itis.’   When we get that we are in for a bumpy ride for a spell as we wonder through life. More...

The way we were

Clips from Mountain Eagle front pages over the past 50 years

August 11, 1960   The Mountain Eagle is now a “tabloid size” newspaper, which means the page size will be about half what it used to be. The paper is also printed by a new process. More...

Health

Suffer a miscarriage? Best to try again soon

LONDON Women who suffer a miscarriage may have the best chance of having a baby if they get pregnant again within six months, new research says. More...

Big moms put children at risk of being heavy

Women who gain too much weight during pregnancy have big babies, putting their children at risk of becoming heavy later on, a new study says.   More...

Eaten alive:

5-year battle with flesh-eating germ

BALTIMORE   Waking from a fog of anesthesia, Sandy Wilson found she was a patient in one of the hospitals where she worked as a nurse. She remembered having a baby, and being told she had gotten an infection. More...

Families & Friends

Gilliam baby is definitely a keeper

Hope everyone had a blessed week.   More...

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BIRTHDAYS — Destiney Paige Collins (far right) will turn 13 years old Aug. 31. Her sister, Megan Collins, (center, back) will be 15 years old on Sept. 3. More...

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FOUR YEARS OLD — Abigail Rae Ann Trost celebrated her fourth birthday on Aug. 2. She is the daughter of Sheila Collins and has two brothers. More...