August 25, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Features

Using retirement estimator online

Question: How can I calculate my own retirement benefit estimate? More...

Opinions

A real pressing issue

When Jim Bunning announced he wouldn’t seek a third term in the United States Senate, we breathed a sigh of relief.   Silly us. More...

The politics of ‘no’

WASHINGTON   In an election, a solid “no” usually beats an uneasy “yes, but.” That’s the heart of the problem Democrats and President Obama face this fall.   More...

Feds saved our economic hides

Clarence the angel has a tough job in “It’s a Wonderful Life.” He must show the suicidal George Bailey what terrible things would have happened had he not been born. More...

Sports

Letcher Central begins new era with 32-21 win

It’s a new season and a new era for the Letcher County Central Cougars. More...

Gabby’s fishing fever

How to catch fish from the weeds

There are many types of cover that fish will use during the year including wood and rock type cover and manmade cover like fish attractors. More...

Cavs left in dark in opener

Persistent problems with the lighting foreshadowed a dark evening in Jenkins, as the host Jenkins Cavaliers lost 26-2 to the visiting Phelps Hornets in season-opening high school football action last Friday.   More...

Families & Friends

Start of school year is an adventure

Hello all.   More...

Classmates being sought

The Whitesburg High School Class of 1970 will hold its 40-year reunion October. 23. Invitations will be sent the week of August 30 and responses are due September 23. More...

Scholarship off ered to full-time student

Letcher County Farm Bureau Federation is off ering a $500 scholarship to a nontraditional college student for the fall semester. More...

Obituaries

Services are set for Vester Mullins

Vester ‘Possum’ Mullins, 74, of Eolia, died August 22, at the Johnson City Medical Center in Tennessee.   A son of the late Jonas Mullins and Sarah Maggard Mullins, he was a stepson of the late Alice Hampton Mullins.   More...

Wanda Jo Warren, 69, succumbs

Funeral services for Wanda Jo Warren, 69, will be held Thursday, August 26, in Pound, Va. Burial will be in the Potter Cemetery at Elkhorn City. More...

Services are held for Saundra Webb

Saundra Sue Webb Hill, 49, died August 10 at her home at Kona.   She was a daughter of James Caudill of North Middleton and Nora Jean Sexton Caudill of Neon.   More...

Appalachia mines still breaking safety laws, MSHA reports

CHARLESTON, W.Va.   Recent surprise inspections show that increased enforcement isn’t preventing U.S. coal mines from continuing to violate safety laws, the federal Mine Safety & Health Administration said Tuesday.   More...

Jury indicts 12 more

A Tennessee couple has been charged by the Letcher County Grand Jury in the rape of a minor.   More...

News

Paul-Conway flap puts focus on drug woes

CAMPTON, Ky. More...

At Riverside Days festival

Clay Jenkins, 8, (left), Kandis Jenkins, 7, and Will Hollon, 8, watched Eric Fields and Noah Brosmer as they paddled in inflatable kayaks in the Kentucky River at River Park in Whitesburg on Aug. 21. More...

Teachers, parents update board on goals at Arlie Boggs school

Staff and students of Arlie Boggs Elementary School told the Letcher County Board of Education that they are striving to meet five school goals associated with keeping the school open.   More...

Columns

Car Talk

Something’s fishy in car battery’s early death

Dear Tom and Ray:   More...

The way we were

Clips from Mountain Eagle front pages over the past 50 years

August 25, 1960   The University of Kentucky’s new Southeastern Center at Cumberland will be dedicated in ceremonies Sunday by Gov. Bert Combs.      More...

Salome's Stars

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Cupid is strong in the Aries aspect this week, with the cherub opening romantic possibilities for single Lambs, and strengthening ties ‘twixt loving pairs already in a caring relationship.   More...

Speak Your Piece

Speak Your Piece

You think you are so smart. I wonder what your husband would say if I tell him where you are going every night while he is working in the coal mines. I know where you are going. Look behind you. You should be ashamed of yourself.      More...

Health

Blood drive is scheduled

Kentucky Blood Center’s annual Battle of the Bluegrass will run through September 3. More...

Causes of dementia

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: Three women who were in high school at the same time I was have died of Lewy body dementia. Do only women have it? No one I have talked to knows anything about it. I would appreciate any information you can provide. — L.P. More...

Avoid ‘runny’ eggs

WASHINGTON   Farms like the two involved in a massive recall of more than a half-billion eggs are rarely inspected by the federal government, officials say, as the Food and Drug Administration has traditionally reacted to outbreaks instead of More...

Entertainment

SPEAKING OF SOAPS

ALL MY CHILDREN Æ Annie learned that Scott and Marissa slept together. Despite JR’s insistence, Annie went ahead and married Scott. Marissa rejected David’s attempt to comfort her. More...

Beatlemania in Hazard Sept. 28

The Greater Hazard Area Performing Arts Series will bring the cast of Beatlemania to the stage on Tuesday, September 28, at 7 p.m. in the Hazard Community and Technical College First Federal Center.   More...

Coming events

LETCHER CO.   ROCK, POP, BLUES   RAP, CHRISTIAN   VELVET TRUCKSTOP; Sat., Aug. 28 in Whitesburg at Summit City (214 Main St.). 633-2715.   BENT SENSES; Sat., Sept. 4 in Whitesburg at Summit City (214 Main St.). 633-2715. More...