October 27, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Bothered by ladybugs? Stink bugs will be worse

Another pest may be on its way to Letcher County, a local extension agent warns. More...

Features

The Homeplace

Putting wholesome food on the table that your family will enjoy doesn’t have to take hours to prepare. More...

Sports

Cougars get win

Well, it was the final district game for the Letcher Central Cougars and they traveled to London to take on the North Laurel Jaguars.   More...

Same trick … same treat

The Letcher County Central High School Lady Cougars volleyball team started its 2010 season much the same as it has the past five years. The first day of tryouts of every sports team is a special day. More...

Gabby’s fishing fever

The season for cranking up bass

With fall here, one of the main sources of food for bass right now are shad and other baitfish. The bass will follow the schools of and pick off the weak and dying ones.   More...

Health

Energy vanishes when thyroid is on the blink

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: I have taught fourth grade for 20 years. This year I couldn’t wait for the summer break. I was feeling fine at the beginning of the year, but as the months passed, I could hardly make it through the day. I had no energy. More...

Push on for better health records

WASHINGTON   Think you entered the digital health age when your doctor switched from paper charts to computerized medical records? More...

More storage

The world’s first computer storage system, the IBM “RAMAC,” (bottom photo) — took up an entire room and could store 20 megabytes of data in 1956, roughly the equivalent of one More...

Entertainment

Mountain Melody to perform

Mountain Melody will perform at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 30, at the Country Cabin II in Norton, Va. Those attending should dress for Halloween. Prizes awarded for the best costume.   More...

Sugarland continue stretching country music’s genre boundary

NASHVILLE, Tenn.   Living on the edge is right where you’ll find country duo Sugarland. More...

Kings of Leon wrestle fame

NEW YORK   The Kings of Leon took more than musical cues when they opened a concert tour for U2 a few years back. They learned that ambition isn’t a dirty word.   More...

Whitesburg goes ‘pink’

Members of a Letcher County sorority decided to think big and pink this month by encouraging businesses to decorate their storefronts in observance of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. More...

Contracts approved for 3 water projects

The Letcher County Water and Sewer District has approved contracts for three major projects to provide treated water to rural Letcher County residents.   More...

News

Burning banned by Ward

Letcher County Judge/ Executive Jim Ward has declared a burning ban.   Ward said because of current and predicted weather conditions and the extreme danger of forest fires in Letcher County, he issued an executive order effective on Oct. More...

Student collects bottle lids for children with cancer

Trevor Hardin, a fourthgrade student at Jenkins Independent School, decided one day to begin collecting plastic bottle lids when he found out that donating these would enable children with cancer to receive their treatments.   More...

Paul volunteer ordered to court

LEXINGTON   The volunteer with Rand Paul’s Republican U.S. More...

Columns

Shaking problem is dangerous and urgent

Car Talk

Dear Tom and Ray:   More...

The way we were

Clips from Mountain Eagle front pages over the past 50 years October 27, 1960   A dime-a-dish dinner will be served at the Presbyterian Church Oct. 28 by the Whitesburg Woman’s Club. More...

Salome's Stars

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Your honesty continues to impress everyone who needs reassurance about a project. But be careful you don’t lose patience with those who are still not ready to act.   More...

Speak Your Piece

Speak Your Piece

President Obama, I don’t who care who controls the House. I don’t care who controls the Senate. I do care about jobs. Ninety-five thousand people last month lost jobs and you say the economy is growing. More...

Families & Friends

ATV ride set

An all-terrain vehicle ride will be held at 10 a.m., Oct. 30, sponsored by the Nolen Masonic Lodge. Registration will take place from 8 to 10 a.m. at the Nolen Lodge off Hwy. 510 at Bledsoe. The cost is $10 for one rider and $15 for two riders. More...

Monroeville will play at Clintwood

Monroeville featuring Daniel Salyers, a bluegrass band, will perform at the Jettie Baker Center in Clintwood, Va., at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 27. For ticket information, call (276) 926- 8694.   More...

BIRTHDAYS

Big Cowan

Hello everyone. I hope all had a good week.   I wanted to say hello to Creda Isaacs and Oma Hatton. They are also correspondents of The Mountain Eagle and seem to be real nice ladies.   More...

Obituaries

Mae Holtzclaw dies at 108

Funeral services for Mae B. Holtzclaw, 108, of Jenkins, were held October 26 at Emmanuel Baptist Church. Burial was in Powell Valley Memorial Gardens in Big Stone Gap, Va.   More...

Rites are held for Bryan Osborne

Bryan ‘Ozzy’ Osborne, 75, of Walled Lake, Mich., died October 20.   Born in Weeksbury to the late Bryan Sr. and Anzie Frasure Osborne, he was the father of the late Deborah Lynn Osborne.   More...

Services are held for Terry Maggard

Terry Wayne Maggard, 46, died October 20, at his home at Colson.   A son of Flona Wilson Sexton of Colson and the late James F. Maggard, he was a member of the Pleasant Valley Baptist Church in Georgia.   More...