November 3, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Truck rolls over, kills man

A Jenkins area man died Monday afternoon in a freak accident.   More...

News

Mayor tells councilman: Stop the grandstanding

The November meeting of the Jenkins City Council opened with an admonition from Mayor Charles Dixon directed to Councilman Terry Braddock to the effect that Dixon would tolerate no interruptions or “grandstanding” in the next two meeting More...

Time to fill shoeboxes

It’s time again to start filling shoeboxes with candy, toys and other goodies for less fortunate children. More...

DANGEROUS SITUATION

DANGEROUS SITUATION — A fallen tree remained on telephone lines Tuesday afternoon at Dupont Street in Whitesburg. The tree fell after a windstorm on Oct. 26. More...

Sports

Lisa Frazier named Regional Volleyball Player of the Year

When you end your junior season playing in the state volleyball tournament and being chosen for the first team All Southeast Kentucky Showcase team, it tends to verify you are one of the top players in the area on one of the best teams.   More...

‘Woulda-coulda’

Sports in Kentucky

In Kentucky’s football autumn, instead of a frantic search for latest BCS standings as is custom in towns across Alabama, fans are in another week of “woulda-couldashoulda.”   More...

DAVID MEETS GOLIATH

DAVID MEETS GOLIATH — Jenkins freshman Josh Puckett worked hard to contain a Betsy Layne rushing attempt in the Cavaliers’ regular season-ending loss to the Bobcats. More...

Families & Friends

QUEEN AND HER FAMILY

QUEEN AND HER FAMILY — Lindsay Hart of Whitesburg, a senior at Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond, was crowned Homecoming Queen on October 30. More...

WINNER

WINNER — Haydn Montgomery Bentley won first place in the Nightmare on Main Street costume contest (birth to 3 years category) in Pikeville. More...

Moments and Memories at Whitesburg High

Yearbook Dedication 2000   More...

Obituaries

Services are held for Ranson Marcum

Funeral services for Ransom Marcum Jr., 81, were held November 1 at Letcher Funeral Home in Whitesburg. Burial was in Hall Cemetery at Topmost.   A son of the late Ransom Sr. More...

Paul Cook dies

Paul Cook, 74, of Isom, died October 29, at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital.   A son of the late Ed and Hattie Hall Cook, he was a brother of the late James Cook and Alvin Cook.   More...

Bentley rites held

Denver Lee ‘Peanut’ Bentley, 63, died October 30 at his home at Jackhorn. More...

Voters choose three new county officials

Mullins to remain district judge; Craft, Polis re-elected; Kincer gets Jenkins nod

Letcher County voters elected a new coroner and two new members of the fiscal court in local races in Tuesday’s General Election. More...

Grand jury indictments charge 11

The Letcher County Grand Jury has named 11 people in indictments including two people who are each accused of 34 charges including 20 counts of complicity to possession of a forged prescription, six counts of complicity to possession of a blank pres More...

Opinions

Don’t elect crybabies

When this comes out in The Mountain Eagle, the November election will be but a memory, but still I feel like putting in my two cents’ worth.   More...

Struttin’ Time

Blue Ridge Mountains were beautiful

I was sitting on top of the world this time last week. I have only seen two sunrises more beautiful than the ones I experienced on top of the Blue Ridge Mountains, and both of those will be forever between my heart and mind, not for public display. More...

Columns

Moments in time

• On Nov. 21, 1927, Time magazine puts the Holland Tunnel on its cover. The tunnel, which runs under the Hudson River between New York City and Jersey City, N.J., had opened to traffic the week before, at the stroke of midnight on Nov. 13. More...

Is my Volkswagen Jetta the first sentient car?

Car Talk

Dear Tom and Ray:   More...

Salome's Stars

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Your ruling planet, Mars, allows you to assume a sense of command that can help you turn a chaotic workplace situation into one that’s orderly, productive and, yes, even friendly.   More...

Speak Your Piece

Speak Your Piece

This is to the Jenkins School board members. I just wanted to say stay the course. You are doing the right things for the right reasons — the kids. Thank you.      More...

Health

Triglycerides

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: What are triglycerides? What do they do to you? I am a 55-year-old male in good health, or so I thought. My lab tests have shown I have elevated triglycerides. My doctor believes I need to make funeral arrangements. More...

Alcohol more lethal than heroin, coke

LONDON   Alcohol is more dangerous than illegal drugs like heroin and crack cocaine, according to a new study. More...

CDC: Teens need 2nd meningitis shot

ATLANTA   Teens should get a booster dose of the vaccine for bacterial meningitis because a single shot doesn’t work as long as expected, a federal advisory panel says.   More...

Entertainment

To perform

Bluegrass Circle will perform at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 5, at the Country Cabin II in Norton, Va. The facility is located across Alternate Rte. 58 from the original Country Cabin, 1½ mile west of Norton. More...

KYSU choir to play in Hazard

The Kentucky State University Concert Choir Christmas Concert featuring area high school choirs will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 1, at 7 p.m. at The Forum in Hazard. More...

Revival to begin

A homecoming revival will be held Nov. 7 through Nov. 14 at Pine Creek Church at Mayking. Services are scheduled at 6 p.m. on Nov. 7, at 7 p.m. Nov. 8 to Nov. 13, and at 11 a.m. Nov. 14 with dinner following. More...