September 22, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

More can sign up for water

Letcher County residents who live on Highway 7 North from Daniels Branch to Thornton Gap, and at Low Gap to the end of the line on Earl C. Drive are now eligible to sign up for water service through the Letcher Country Water and Sewer District. More...

News

Jenkins council rejects higher property tax rate

Taxpayers in Jenkins will not see a raise in property taxes to accompany a tax increase made by the Jenkins Independent Schools Board of Education at a special meeting held on August 31.  More...

September is Recovery Month

September is National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month. More...

Vocational school will cost more, take longer, school board is told

The Letcher County Board of Education has learned that an absence of solid rock under the construction site will require extra work and more money for the new vocational and technical building.   More...

Columns

Car Talk

Changing the front brakes not so easy

Dear Tom and Ray:   More...

The way we were

Clips from Mountain Eagle front pages over the past 50 years

September 22, 1960   More...

Salome's Stars

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) A workplace change doesn’t seem to have turned out quite as you’d hoped. Never mind: Just treat yourself to a healthy dollop of that Aries self-confidence, and you’ll soon view things diff erently. 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. Our address is: mtneagle@bellsouth.net   More...

Health

To Your Good Health

Bad to the bone

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: Will you provide information on osteoarthritis of the knee? Please include steps to take if you have it. Does it hurt a lot after surgery? Do vitamins or calcium help? — W.J.   More...

Fake pot bans do little

COLUMBIA, Mo.   Authorities in 13 states thought they were acting to curb a public health threat when they outlawed a form of synthetic marijuana known as K2, a concoction of dried herbs sprayed with chemicals.   More...

Obesity hurts your wallet and your health

WASHINGTON   Obesity puts a drag on the wallet as well as health, especially for women.   Doctors have long known that medical bills are higher for the obese, but that’s only a portion of the real-life costs.   More...

Entertainment

Author will be here this week with books on life in Haymond

A Letcher County native has written two books detailing her account of growing up in a coal camp in Haymond during the 1930s.   More...

Mountain Heritage Festival Schedule of Events

Theme: Say What?

September 22 Whitesburg Day Food Booths And Crafts Booths Main Street, Whitesburg 8 a.m.–4 p.m. Flowerpot art displayed throughout town. Contact: Leigh Lewis Blankenbeckler 633-2407   More...

SPEAKING OF SOAPS

RECAPS – 9/20-24

ALL MY CHILDREN Æ JR told Annie that he was onto her tricks. Asher attacked Caleb to keep him from discovering that he’d been accessing Caleb’s computer. Jesse made another arrest in David’s murder. More...

Magistrate warns of growing problem with vicious dogs

Packs of vicious dogs roaming Letcher County are endangering children and creating a number of problems for county officials. More...

Gary Powers will speak here about father’s life after U-2 plane downed

The son of U-2 spy plane pilot Francis Gary Powers is coming to Letcher County this week to help set the record straight about his father’s conduct after his plane was shot down over the Soviet Union more than 50 years ago.   More...

Opinions

The un-recession

Good news. The folks in charge of such things announced this week that the recession is over. Actually, it’s been over for some time. More...

The wrong tax debate

WASHINGTON   In any athletic contest, winning teams play their own game and force the other side to play that game too. More...

A hot flash of discovery

A new study shows that a twominute hot flash burns more calories than 10 minutes of jogging.   Not really. I made that up. More...

Sports

5K road race planned

The Mountain Heritage 5K Road Race is set for Oct. 2 at Fishpond Lake. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. A one-mile fun run and walk will start at 9 a.m., and the 5K will start at 9 a.m.   Pre-registration is open until Sept. More...

Sports in Kentucky

Cats once again face uphill battle

Kentucky throttled outmanned Akron last week. Dividends earned?   • Randall Cobb’s heartburn let fans get a glimpse of Raymond Sanders and Cosick Williams. Much to like. More...

Humble Wildcats ready for real season to begin

LEXINGTON   Ricky Lumpkin hasn’t bothered to take a glimpse at the Top 25 polls this season, so it’s not surprising the Kentucky senior defensive tackle isn’t concerned about whether the undefeated Wildcats are getting any r More...

Families & Friends

Three men appreciated for doing work of six

Greetings to all from the Eolia Christian Community Outreach Center.   “But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness and all these things will be given to you as well. More...

JUST MARRIED

JUST MARRIED — Sabrina and John Holbrook of Whitaker, announce the marriage of their son, Brandon Craft, also the son of the late Michael Craft, to Bobbie Jo King, daughter of Warren and Johanna More...

Program to promote family reading

The Harry M. Caudill Memorial Library in Whitesburg has received a Kentucky Humanities Council grant to promote reading to families.   More...

Obituaries

Janie Miles buried at Cowan

Janie Miles, 56, died September 14 at her home at Cowan.   A daughter of the late Isaac and Patty Fields, she was a sister of the late James Isaac Fields.   More...

Rites held for Dempsey Miles

Dempsey Miles, 76, died September 19 at Pikeville Medical Center.   Born in Letcher County to the late Troy and Eliza Mae Blevins Miles, he was a brother of the late Robert Miles. More...

Tyree rites held

Funeral services for Harrison Charles ‘H.C.’ Tyree, 63, of Van, were held September 17 at Letcher Funeral Home. Burial was in the Tyree family cemetery at Van. More...