September 15, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Opinions

Campaign pledges to cut budget are empty rhetoric

Vows to reduce federal spending are popular on the campaign trail this year, but voters in Kentucky better hope that no matter who wins the elections, most of the promises remain just talk. ...   More...

Religion’s worst practitioners are much of its face today

Years ago, I criticized atheists who wanted to dissuade believers of their faith.   My argument was always the same: Why don’t you just leave us alone?   Lately, though, I haven’t felt so sturdy. More...

Preserving right to hunt in Kentucky

Hunting is a way of life for many in Kentucky and Kentuckians have enjoyed this sport for centuries.   More...

Sports

Cougars get week off as Perry awaits

After losses at Middlesboro and last week at home against Hazard, the Cougars of Letcher Central hoped to get things back on the right track this past weekend. But to get on the right track they would have to travel to Belfry.  More...

Cats in need of work

LEXINGTON   Joker Phillips is off to the best start by a first-year Kentucky coach since Bear Bryant won his first three games with the Wildcats in 1946.   And don’t think Phillips isn’t aware of it. More...

Sports in Kentucky

A week for crying

Randy Moss whined in Boston. Pete Rose bawled in Cincinnati.   Bruce Pearl sniveling in Knoxville.   Indiana media somberly noted, 10th anniversary of Douglas Mac- Arthur’s firing by Harry Truman. More...

Entertainment

SPEAKING OF SOAPS

RECAPS – 9/13-9/17   More...

Static to play

Whitesburg American Legion Post, Pine Mountain, Highway 119, will hold a dance Saturday, Sept. 11, from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Static will perform. Attendees must be at least 21 years old. Karaoke is held every Friday night from 8 p.m. to midnight. More...

Tyme to play

East KY Tyme, a country/ bluegrass band, will play Friday, Sept. 17, at the Hemphill Community Center from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Food will be available for purchase. Everyone is invited to attend. More...

Rec center, water projects get most of severance funds

Paying for construction of the Letcher County Recreation Center, which is now being built in Whitesburg, will dominate use of the county’s coal severance tax refund priorities for the next two years.   More...

Mayking man helps rescue Perry judge from attacker

A Mayking man is being credited with helping save the life of a Perry County district judge who was stabbed five times while she ate lunch at a Hazard restaurant on Friday.   More...

ATV crash kills hunter, 73

A 73-year-old Tennessee man died in Letcher County Sunday night after the all-terrain vehicle he was operating overturned and landed on his chest.   More...

News

Council hears business plan, cable complaints

A new opportunity to spur development in Fleming-Neon could come as the result of collaboration between Berea College and the City of Fleming-Neon that began earlier this year through the Neon Reformed Presbyterian Church and HOMES Inc.   More...

Committees join to identify Letcher County landmarks that are at least 85 years old

The Letcher County Tourism Commission and the Mountain Heritage Festival Committee have worked together to identify at least 85 landmarks in Letcher County that are around 100 years old.   More...

Gas boom makes man multimillionaire

NEW MARTINSVILLE, W.Va.   The rush to tap the Marcellus shale natural gas field has made one West Virginia landowner a millionaire — 22 times over. More...

Columns

Car Talk

A question of mechanics’ ethics

Dear Tom and Ray:   More...

The way we were

Clips from Mountain Eagle front pages over the past 50 years

September 15, 1960   A petition bearing more than 1,000 names went to Gov. Bert Combs this week to ask special action to halt strip mining of coal in the eastern Kentucky coalfields. Most Letcher County officials were among the signers. More...

A gift that keeps on giving

You probably don’t need an excuse to let your grandparents know how much they mean to you. But here is one anyway: September 12 was National Grandparents Day. More...

Speak Your Piece

Speak Your Piece

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. Our address is: mtneagle@bellsouth.net   More...

Families & Friends

Letcher Countians visit Ohio family

I hope all had a safe and happy Labor Day weekend.   Don, K.P. and Lana Pridemore and I all went to Ohio to visit family and take in the big flea market at Wheelersburg. More...

Poker run is rescheduled

The Thunder in the Valley Poker Run has been rescheduled for Sunday, Sept 26. The run was postponed from its earlier date by rain. Registration will begin at 9:30 a.m. at Logan Motorcycle Sales in Logan, W.Va. More...

14TH BIRTHDAY

14TH BIRTHDAY — McQuade Walters celebrated his 14th birthday on August 18. He is the son of Paulla and Eddie Adams of Ermine, and Mark Walkers of Prestonsburg. More...

Obituaries

Services are held for Ronnie Gilliam

Ronnie Lee Gilliam, 69, of Silver Creek, Miss., died August 28.   Formerly of Mayking, he was the son of the late Willard and Belvia Gilliam.   More...

Services held for Dr. Ronald Crosbie

Funeral services for Dr. Ronald L. Crosbie, 73, of Huntington, W.Va., were held September 12, at the Jenkins United Methodist Church. Burial was in Dixon Cemetery at Blackey.   Born in McRoberts, he died September 9.   More...

Rites are held for Martin Anderson

Martin A. ‘Sonny’ Anderson, 71, died August 24 at his home in Greenfield, Ind.   Born in Letcher County to the late Martin and Margie Garrett Anderson, he was the father of the late Mary Ann McClarnon and Diana Lynn Anderson. More...