August 18, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Features

Replacement Social Security card

Question: I can’t find my Social Security card. How can I get a new one?   More...

Ermine seniors learn about crime

I don’t have much news from Ermine Center this time as we didn’t do a lot this past week. I guess the weather was too hot.   Jack and Betty Newsome have been on a vacation in Tennessee. More...

Childhood memories aren’t all good

Well, here we go again, thinking about times gone by. Water over the falls, so to speak. Times that were but can never be again. More...

Opinions

Bailouts benefit Kentucky workers

General Motors — the auto company that was on the verge of total collapse less than two years ago — has made a turnaround that is nothing short of amazing and is well on the way of repaying the $50.7 billion U.S. More...

NASCAR dollars need to stay in-state

There’s more than a little irony that it took more than a decade for Kentucky Speedway to get a NASCAR Sprint Cup race.   More...

Beware of ‘Tea Party doctrine’

To the Editor: If you are sick and tired of high taxes, deficit spending and a lousy job market — blame the U.S. trade policy! More...

Sports

Sports in Kentucky

UK, UofL both need Governor’s Cup

This week, an opening glimpse at Governor’s Cup 23. Kentucky is a slight favorite at Louisville.   Which team needs a win most? Kentucky.   Reasons.   More...

Time for another shake-up?

CHARLOTTE, N.C.   With a nondescript 19th-place finish at Michigan International Speedway, Dale Earnhardt Jr. all but ensured he’ll miss the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship for the third time in four years.   More...

Famed home run hitter Bobby Thomson dies

NEW YORK   Bobby Thomson, who hit the famed “Shot Heard ‘Round the World” that won the 1951 National League pennant for the New York Giants, has died. He was 86.   More...

Families & Friends

Dixie Hall visits 95-year-old mother

Hello everyone, hope you are all doing well. We sure have been having some hot weather, also some good rains.   More...

Moments and Memories of Whitesburg High School

“ON THE HILL” by Wanda Lee Collier   (Sept. 5, 1957 The Mountain Eagle)   More...

Campers, seniors celebrate ‘Christmas in July’

Elsie Banks enjoyed two nice phone calls from Tennessee Sunday from her niece Christine Gatton and Charles Pitts Jr. It’s always good to hear from those who live away.   More...

Obituaries

Rites held for Malvia Kiser

Malvia Lee Adams Kiser, 80, of Jeffersonville, died August 14 at Pioneer Trace Nursing Home in Flemingsburg. More...

Services are held for Delmer Fields

Funeral services for Delmer J. Fields, 65, were held August 15 at Millstone Missionary Baptist Church. Burial was in the Fields family cemetery at Little Cowan. More...

Rites are held for William Breeding

William Harold Breeding, 75, died August 12 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital.   Born in Appalachia, Va., he was a son of the late W.R. Breeding and Jesse Fannon Dorton, and was married to the late Judy Jones Breeding.   More...

County workers won’t get raises

There will be no raise for Letcher County’s hourly employees in the foreseeable future, the Letcher Fiscal Court said this week.   More...

Three charged after pills taken in home invasion

Police say prescription narcotics were stolen from an apartment in Goose Creek Monday evening after two men armed with knives forced entry into the dwelling.   More...

Grand jury indicts 13

Thirteen people are named in 14 indictments returned by the Letcher County Grand Jury on July 28, including a man charged with impersonating a Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) officer and a Hazard Police Department detective.   More...

News

Whitesburg council completes land swap

Property taxes in Whitesburg will remain at the same rate, 34 cents per $100 real property, as they have been “since man’s memory runneth not to the contrary,” according to Whitesburg Mayor James Wiley Craft. More...

Ex-judge ‘ought to be ashamed,’ prosecutor says

Collins is sentenced to 10 years

A former Letcher Circuit Court judge was recently sentenced to 10 years imprisonment after pleading guilty earlier this year to stealing money from a nonprofit organization.   Larry D. More...

Poultry fingered as top food poisoning culprit

ATLANTA   Cooking chicken on the grill this summer? Be careful. Poultry is still the leading culprit in food poisoning outbreaks, health offi cials say. More...

Columns

Better be on lookout for Haley Barbour

The Drudge Report headline declaring that “Murdoch Gives $1 Million to Haley Barbour” is not technically accurate. More...

The real JetBlue heroes

The JetBlue flight attendant who theatrically quit his job by cursing out a “rude” passenger and exiting via an emergency slide has become a working-class hero to many. But Steven Slater’s story didn’t hold up for long. More...

The way we were

Clips from Mountain Eagle front pages over the past 50 years August 18, 1960   A three-member commission has completed division of Letcher County into three magisterial districts instead of the present eight. 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. More...

Health

Ear infection can cause dizziness

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: I got a sudden attack of dizziness that landed me in bed. I couldn’t stand. Finally, with the help of my husband, I got to the doctor, who said I had a viral infection called vestibular neuritis. More...

Gel speeds healing

LONDON   For three years, Connie McPherson had debilitating leg ulcers that were so painful she sometimes couldn’t sleep. Despite repeated surgery, antibiotics, steroids and other treatments, nothing helped. More...

Forget a name? Should you worry?

WASHINGTON   Doctors can’t tell if Leif Utoft Bollesen’s mild memory loss will remain an annoyance or worsen, but experimental checks of the Minnesota man’s aging brain may off er clues.   More...

Entertainment

SPEAKING OF SOAPS

RECAPS – 8/16-8/20   More...

Daryle Singletary to headline Riverside Days Sat., Aug. 21

On Saturday, August 21, country star Daryle Singletary will headline the Riverside Days festival in Whitesburg, sponsored by the City of Whitesburg, Coca-Cola, and the Riverside Days Festival Committee. More...

Flood Jam for Aug. 29

The Eastern Kentucky Exposition Center and Pikeville/Pike County Tourism will host a benefit concert for victims of Pike County flooding on Aug. 29. Concert tickets are $20 through Ticketmaster or at the Appalachian Wireless Box Office. More...