September 1, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

News

Candidate wants counties to impose, collect severance tax

FRANKFORT   Republican gubernatorial candidate Phil Moff ett proposed major changes Tuesday to the way coal severance taxes are collected and spent in Kentucky. More...

Group not satisfied with new rules, wants ban on mountaintop mining

WASHINGTON   Activists from the Appalachian region called on the Obama administration this week to end the practice of mountaintop removal coal mining, saying it is destroying their land and harming their water quality.   More...

Banjo exhibit will be displayed at old Whitesburg High School

The Letcher County Board of Education gave approval at last week’s meeting for a banjo exhibit to be displayed in the old Whitesburg High School cafeteria in mid September.   More...

Columns

The way we were

Clips from Mountain Eagle front pages over the past 50 years

September 1, 1960   More...

Car Talk

Radiator cap diagnosis sounds very suspicious

Dear Tom and Ray:   More...

Salome's Stars

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Careful, Lamb. Taking on too many tasks at one time can cause you to create more snarls each time you try to work your way through the tangled mass. Best to handle one job at a time.   More...

Speak Your Piece

Speak Your Piece

Transition from black market into legitimate status is worth trillions regardless. Some have become blinded by their stubborn, downright perverse refusal to recognize the truth. Marijuana is a medical plant.   More...

Families & Friends

Summer not done with us yet

Hello everyone. I hope you are all doing well. How about this weather? I love it! It feels like fall.   Goldenrod and a lot of other fall flowers are blooming, but I’m sure summer is not done with us yet. More...

Many return from 4-H fair with ribbons

A large crowd attended the recent memorial service for Joanie Sexton Brannock, held at the Little Colley Baptist Church.   Joanie had fought a hard battle with cancer but died on August 9 at St. Joseph Hospital in Lexington. More...

Taylors celebrate anniversary

Can you believe it is September already? I have been enjoying the cool evenings and cool mornings. It feels good to wake up being nice and cool in the house. Fall is almost here.   More...

Obituaries

Services are held for Clyde Lucas

Clyde Blaine Lucas, 90, of Whitesburg, died August 24 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital. Born at Camp Branch to the late Willie and Elizabeth Crase Lucas, he was the widower of Eleanor Fairchild Lucas. More...

Services set for Roger Hayes

Roger Wayne Hayes, 56, died August 29 at his home at Blackey.   A son of the late David Ralph and Alice Hayes, he was the widower of Reneva Adams Hayes. More...

Services are held for Monek Hutton

Monek Johnson Hutton, 44, died August 28 at her home at Fleming.   A daughter of Mabel Fleming Johnson of Jackhorn, and the late James Webster Johnson, she was graduated from Fleming- Neon High School, and Pikeville College. More...

Drugs, health care reform at issue in Conway-Paul race

FRANKFORT   A conservative political group began airing another TV ad Tuesday in several Kentucky cities attacking Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Jack Conway for supporting “ObamaCare.”   More...

Ahead of schedule

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet officials say construction of the valley floor section on US 119 is ahead of schedule.   More...

Opinions

A Labor Day commitment to common good

America’s corporate chieftains must love poor people, for they’re doing all they can to create millions more of them.   More...

President Obama and the virtues of ‘politicking’

WASHINGTON   President Obama’s address to the nation on Iraq this week underscored the agony of his presidency, and its core political problem.   Seen from the inside, the administration is an astonishing success. More...

It’s a bird! It’s a plane! No, it’s a teacher!

A few red leaves have begun to wave their fancy hello from the highest treetops in our backyard.   Whup, there it goes. More...

Sports

Cougars stung by Yellow Jackets; await Bulldogs

It was another Friday night and the Cougars of Letcher were on the road to take on the Middlesboro Yellow Jackets.   More...

Cats, Cards play guessing game

LOUISVILLE   Charlie Strong isn’t the kind of guy who leaves things to chance. More...

Gabby’s fishing fever

Fish still holding summer pattern

Many fishermen, myself included, are looking forward to fall fishing and the cooler water temperatures that come with it, but we will have to wait a few more weeks for that.   More...

Entertainment

Tyme to play

East KY Tyme, a country/ bluegrass band, will play Friday, Sept. 3 at 9 p.m., at the Russell County Fair in Castlewood, Va., and Saturday, Sept. 4, at the Bluegrass Festival at Beckham Combs Community Center at Vest at 6 p.m. More...

Gospel singing set

The fourth annual Chosen Few gospel singing will take place Sept. 9-12 at Fishpond Lake. Free camping is available and free hot dogs and drinks will be served on Saturday.   The singing will begin at 6 p.m. Sept. 9-10, noon Sept. More...

Static to play

Whitesburg American Legion Post, Pine Mountain, Highway 119, will hold a dance Saturday, Sept. 4, from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. ‘Static,’ a new local band, will perform. Attendees must be at least 21 years old. More...