October 6, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Features

The way we were

Clips from Mountain Eagle front pages over the past 50 years

October 6, 1960   The Fleming-Neon Pirates football team are ranked second in the Easter Kentucky Mountain Conference. More...

Salome's STARS

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Some flashes of Aries ire might erupt as you confront an unusually bewildering situation. But you should be able to keep your temper under control as you work through it. More...

Moments and Memories of Whitesburg High School

Austin Napier is the valedictorian and Randy Bentley is the salutatorian of the 1965 senior class at Whitesburg High School. Napier is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Napier, and Bentley is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Zenneth Bentley. More...

Columns

Car Talk

Noise from ceramic brake pads no cause for alarm

Dear Tom and Ray:   More...

Sports

Cougars fall again

The second half of the season got underway Friday night as the Cougars of Letcher Central with a record of 1-4 and 0-1 in district play hosted the Harlan County Black Bears and Coach Tom Larkey.   More...

Reds to play Phillies

A look at the best-of-five National League division series between the Cincinnati Reds and Philadelphia Phillies:   More...

Gabby’s fishing fever

Cooler water improves fishing

With the cooler weather bringing cooler water fish such as bass and crappie are moving more toward shallower water. This makes the fish become more aggressive and want to feed more. More...

Families & Friends

Whitakers celebrate 50th anniversary

Hello all! I hope this finds each of you doing well. Our little family is doing just dandy. I know it has been a while since I have put anything in the paper and I apologize. I have just been so busy. More...

Striper wins trophy in Georgia

Russell and Minerva Yonts came down from Indiana, and on Thursday, Minerva, Anna and Duane all went to Roger and Tracy Yonts’s at Dahlonega, Ga., for their annual fishing trip. More...

Martin Van Buren Bates to be honored with a statue

Thank you God for another week! It was a great week.   Our Colson seniors had a wonderful week. On Friday we had a hot dog dinner and sold a lot of dinners. Thanks to all who participated.   More...

Obituaries

Sidney Sandlin dies at 103

Sidney Allen Sandlin died September 26 at his home in Whitesburg. He was 103 years old.   A son of the late Lewis and Katie Miller Sandlin, he was preceded in death by six children and three grandchildren. More...

Rites held for James O’Neil Caudill

Funeral services for James O’Neil Caudill, 68, of Jeremiah, were held September 30 at Blair Branch Old Regular Baptist Church. Burial was in the Hampton Cemetery at Letcher.   More...

Services are set for Lila Clever

Vicki Lila Tackett Clever, 58, died Oct. 1 at her home in Fayetteville, N.C., after a long battle with cancer.   Born in Jenkins, she was the daughter of the late Lucille and King Tackett Jr. More...

Jury recommends life term for man found guilty again

Allen will be sentenced October 11 after second conviction in murder of boy, 2-1/2

A man convicted this week of murdering a two-year-old boy in 2003 will be back in Letcher Circuit Court next week to face formal sentencing. More...

Funeral will be held Friday for man killed in bike wreck

Funeral services for a 33-year-old man who died from injuries suff ered during a motorcycle crash are set for 1 p.m. on Friday (October 8) at Carty Funeral Home in Jenkins. More...

News

Mayking bridge project will take longer to finish than first thought

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KTC) officials say the US 119 bridge at Mayking is in worse shape than expected and construction will take longer than expected to complete.   More...

Childers to pay $500,000 to settle state complaint

Childers Oil Company has agreed to pay the state $500,000 to settle a lawsuit over a diesel fuel spill that polluted the North Fork of the Kentucky River.   More...

Stimulus money finally fixes KY 15 bottleneck

State officials say recent road improvements have put an end to traffic congestion on a small stretch of KY 15 in Whitesburg dubbed “malfunction junction.”   More...

Opinions

Quit stalling on mine safety

How many reasons does Congress need to pass mine safety legislation? Right off the bat we can think of 29:   More...

Health care’s second wind

WASHINGTON   Here is another piece of conventional wisdom about this year’s election that is being rendered patently false. It’s been said over and over that no Democrats are running on the health care bill. More...

Terrorism of a personal kind

The schoolyard bully used to work his fists. His target might go home with a black eye, but the bruise would eventually go away. Later in life, victim and victimizer might become friends.   Then came guns. More...

Speak Your Piece

Speak Your Piece

I read about Jenkins Schools failing the No Child Left Behind test. The school board said ‘you can’t look back’. Yes, you can look back and should. At some grade the students got behind. More...

Health

Conway will talk about coal mine safety in Hazard

A “roundtable” discussion about mine safety with Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Jack Conway will be held at Frances’ Diner, located at 1315 Combs Road in Hazard, at 9:45 a.m. tomorrow (Thursday, October 7).   More...

More proof that hands-only CPR is best

CHICAGO   Hands-only CPR doesn’t just eliminate the “yuck factor.” A new study shows it can save more lives. More...

EPA says review backs new surface mine water rules

MORGANTOWN, W.Va.   An independent advisory board is validating the science used to create strict new water-quality standards aimed at curbing mountaintop removal mining, the Environmental Protection Agency said.   More...

Entertainment

Square dance planned Oct. 9

The Carcassonne square dance will be held from 8 to 10 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 9. Music will be by Randy Wilson, Gabe Wilson, John Haywood, and Logan Dollarhide, and Erin Cokonougher Stidham will be the caller. More...

SPEAKING OF SOAPS

RECAPS – 10/4-10/8   More...

Coming events

LETCHER CO.   ROCK, POP, BLUES   RAP, CHRISTIAN   KELLY AND THE COWBOYS; Sat., Oct. 16 in Whitesburg at Summit City (214 Main St.). 633-2715.   MALCOLM HOLCOMBE; Thu., Oct. 21 in Whitesburg at Summit City (214 Main St.). More...