October 20, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Features

Early detection key in the fight against breast cancer

More than 40,000 women are expected to die of breast cancer this year. Researchers are searching tirelessly for a cure for this life altering disease but until one is developed, early detection remains the key for increasing survival rates.   More...

New mammogram study stirs debate for women in their 40s

A new study from Sweden is stirring fresh debate over whether women in their 40s should get mammograms. It suggests that the breast cancer screening test can lower the risk of dying of the disease by 26 percent or more in this age group.   More...

Pink out Whitesburg

PAINTING IT PINK — Pictured above Jane Adams, an employee of Annie’s Frugal Finery in Whitesburg, painted the store front pink on Oct. 18. More...

Columns

Reader shouldn’t take shop’s bad advice

Car Talk

Dear Tom and Ray:   More...

The way we were

Clips from Mountain Eagle front pages over the past 50 years October 20, 1960   More...

Salome's Stars

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Deciding to work out that pesky problem (even though you might have been bored, bored, bored with it) should be paying off right about now. Expect to hear some very welcome news very soon.   More...

Health

Here’s why fresh romance can ease pain

WASHINGTON   Sometimes love does feel like it should.   Falling in love can act as a potent painkiller, and now scientists have figured out why: It stimulates the brain’s reward pathway, much like the rush of an addictive drug. More...

New drugs for addiction

WASHINGTON   New treatments for addiction to heroin or narcotic painkillers promise longer-lasting relief that may remove some day-to-day uncertainty of care: A once-a-month shot is now approved and a six-month implant is in the final testing More...

Chest presses first, then breaths

DALLAS   New guidelines out this week switch up the steps for CPR, telling rescuers to start with hard, fast chest presses before giving mouth-to-mouth. More...

Entertainment

Broadway’s greatest composers focus of free concert here Oct. 25; performance band’s first in Ky.

The Highland Winds and The University of Virginia’s College at Wise Jazz Ensemble will present the annual fall concert on Monday, Oct. 25, at 7:30 p.m. at Letcher County Central High School in Whitesburg. More...

Coming events

LETCHER CO.   ROCK, POP, BLUES   RAP, CHRISTIAN   MALCOLM HOLCOMBE; Thu., Oct. 21 in Whitesburg at Summit City (214 Main St.). 633-2715.   AFTERSHOCK; Fri., Oct. 22 in Whitesburg at Summit City (214 Main St.). 633-2715. More...

‘(Bleep) My Dad Says’ tries to move past novelty status

NEW YORK   Justin Halpern knows that not everyone is supportive of a guy fortunate enough to turn a Twitter feed into a best-selling book and a prime-time network sitcom. More...

Half of county now has ‘potable’ water, engineer tells court

Nearly half of Letcher County residents now have access to potable water, Bell Engineering’s Steve Caudill told the Letcher Fiscal Court this week.   More...

Whitesburg warns speeders

Speeders beware. The City of Whitesburg says it will no longer tolerate speeding on downtown streets.   More...

Indictments charge man with selling fake drugs; women accused of cruelty

Ten persons are named in criminal indictments returned recently by the Letcher County grand jury, including a Mayking man charged with selling fake drugs and two Colson-area women accused of allowing their malnourished horse to wander freely along K More...

Opinions

Phoenix rising

It was one of those moments. More...

Cartoon

Full Story

The GOP’s triple play

PORTSMOUTH, N.H.   The Republican Party is running a three-level campaign this year that gives its candidates a wealth of advantages — in flexibility, deniability, and determination. More...

Sports

4th quarter spurt not enough to get Cougars past Clay

The season is dwindling down and the Letcher County Central Cougars are down to their last three games of the campaign. More...

District champions advance in regional

Less than a week after defeating Perry County Central High School in the finals of the 32nd District, the Letcher County Central Lady Cougars advanced to the second round of the 16th Regional Soccer T More...

Cats hope to stop slow starts

LEXINGTON   Kentucky coach Joker Phillips has a theory on what it will take for his defense to show up in the first half on Saturday against Georgia: Fruit.   “We usually eat orange slices” at halftime, Phillips said. More...

Families & Friends

Woman finds rug her mom ‘hooked’ here 40 years ago

A piece of Mary Gail Adams’s childhood came back to her this week in the form of a hand-hooked rug her late mother crafted more than 40 years ago.   More...

TO BE WED

TO BE WED — Bruce Parsons and Natasha Watts will marry Oct. 23. Natasha is the daughter of Teresa Watts Profitt and the stepdaughter of Oscar Proffit Jr. of Low Gap Branch. More...

ONE YEAR OLD

ONE YEAR OLD — Gavin Kendrick Lee Eldridge will celebrate his first birthday on Oct. 22. He is the son of Ashley and Justin Eldridge of Whitesburg. More...

Obituaries

Services held for Norma Mayfield

Funeral services were held at the Neon Church of Christ on Tuesday for Norma Lee Meade Mayfield, 77, of Smyrna, Tennessee.   Mrs. Mayfield, a member of the Church of Christ for much of her life, died October 16 at the Whitesburg hospital. More...

Memorial service

A Memorial Service for the late Thurman Eugene “Bud” Collins, will be held in Dorton on Thursday (Oct. 21) at 4 p.m. Persons wishing more information may call Letcher Funeral Home in Whitesburg at 633-2284.   More...

Services are held for Verna Nease

Funeral services for Verna Nease, 89, of Colson, were held Tuesday in the chapel of Everidge Funeral Home in Whitesburg.   Mrs. Nease died October 17 at Central Baptist Hospital in Lexington. More...