December 8, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

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The Homeplace

It’s time once again to start baking some holiday cheer to share with friends and neighbors. These recipes make plenty of sweet treats to go   around — and they’re so good you just may want to keep some for yourself.   More...

Opinions

Losing the war on everything

Headlines are often more important than the stories on which they ride. No newspaper editor ever headlined anything using the word “tragedy” unless he figured he had a weeper of a story. More...

‘The Criminal’

Tom DeLay, a once-upon-atime Republican powerhouse, has accumulated an unusual assortment of nicknames in his professional life. More...

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Sports

Lady Cougars depending on play of guards

The Letcher County Central Lady Cougars are faced with replacing two top seniors from last season’s 25-5 squad that lost 61-54 to eventual 14th Regional champion Breathitt County in the regional semifinals in Whitesburg last March.   More...

LADY CAVS OFF TO 1-1 START

LADY CAVS OFF TO 1-1 START — Jenkins freshman guard Mercedes Boggs drove the ball to the goal during the Lady Cavaliers’ 78-67 loss to Leslie County on Dec. 3. More...

Cal: We will be better

LEXINGTON   John Calipari predicted Kentucky’s early season struggles months ago, saying there was no chance his freshmen-laden Wildcats would be able to win their first 19 games the way the team did a year ago. More...

Families & Friends

Dogs and ‘rabbit tracker’ snow

Points East

A “rabbit tracker” is what Bill Mardis in Somerset would call this little skiff of snow that had The Browns’ bottom oh-so gently blanketed at dawn this morning as well as nearly smothering all the pastures in our little valley. More...

The countdown for Christmas is on

Eolia

Greetings to all from the Eolia Christian Community Outreach Center.   “Yes, I have loved you with an everlasting love,” Jeremiah 31:3.   More...

BROTHERS

BROTHERS — Steven Tyler Hall, 10, and his brothers Zachary Clay Hall, 8, and Mason Alexander Hall, 6, were attendants in their aunt, Gina Hall Dotson’s, wedding on July 24. More...

Obituaries

Services are held for Charlie Combs

Charlie E. Combs, 60, of Jeremiah, died December 3 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital.   A son of the late Haden and Oatha Young Combs, he was a brother of the late Jennings Combs, Martha Alice Fleming, and Mary Jean Sumner.   More...

Brashears dies

Funeral services for Corbin Brashears, 83, of Whitesburg, were held December 2 at Letcher Funeral Home. Burial was in Kingdom Come Cemetery. More...

Services are set for Tony Shepherd

Tony ‘Bub’ Shepherd, 29, died December 4 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital.   He was a son of Patricia Marlene Littrell of Letcher, and the late Tony Ray Shepherd.   More...

Driver in fatal wreck is one of 18 indicted

The Letcher County Grand Jury has named 18 people in 20 indictments, including an Isom man charged in a car wreck that caused the death of a Roxana woman in November.   More...

Minister faces abuse charges

A Presbyterian minister who served two Letcher County churches for a little more than a year has been charged with nearly 300 counts of having sex with a young boy in Scott County. More...

Man pleads not guilty in death of neighbor

A man accused of murdering his neighbor in October pleaded not guilty last week and his bond was set at $250,000 cash.   During an arraignment on Nov. More...

News

EERIE

EERIE — Flames shooting up during the burning of an abandoned house at Cram Creek at Mayking created some strange images. (Photo by Becky Johnson) More...

Wrap up your retirement application

The holiday season is, for many people, the busiest time of year with gift lists and to-do lists, feast planning and party preparation. The busy schedule, like the gift lists, often can get out of hand.   More...

Auditor praises outgoing Jenkins mayor

On a cold December evening in Jenkins, outgoing mayor Charles Dixon got a warm endorsement from Lexington certified public accountant (CPA) Rodney Welch at his final meeting of the Jenkins City Council.   More...

Columns

Heavy snow may be cause of damage to tire

Car Talk

Dear Tom and Ray:   More...

The way we were

Clips from Mountain Eagle front pages over the past 50 years December 8, 1960   Hopes for a state park on Pine Mountain have died a quick death with the announcement by Gov. More...

Hog killing time

All In Fun

It was summertime and the old farmhouse was hot. Even with the doors and windows open, it was just too hot to sleep. Grandpa had rolled and tossed all night.   When morning came, he wondered what he would do on such a hot day. More...

Speak Your Piece

Speak Your Piece

Our love is like a circle. It will never be broken. And you are my light, my sunshine and my angel. I love you very much. More...

Health

Aspirin found to cut some cancer deaths

LONDON   A new report from British scientists suggests that long-term, low-dose aspirin use may modestly reduce the risk of dying of certain cancers, though experts warn the study isn’t strong enough to recommend healthy people start ta More...

Hospitals using ‘germ inspectors’

BALTIMORE   This is no ordinary intensive care unit: Every doctor, nurse, friend or loved one must cover their clothes with a bright yellow gown and don purple gloves before entering a patient’s room so some scary germs don’t hitc More...

Double Jeopardy Smoking and Diabetes

If you smoke, you already know two things: It’s bad for your health, and it’s very hard to quit. But now, there have never been more resources available for people who want to quit smoking. More...

Entertainment

FIT FOR FAMILIES

FIT FOR FAMILIES — For two weekends in a row, audiences at Summit City in Whitesburg were treated to music played by bands entirely or partially composed of siblings. More...

Oprah, Paul McCartney join top Kennedy Center artists

CBS will air annual gala on Sunday, Dec. 28

WASHINGTON   Oprah Winfrey has come a long way since her childhood years in a Mississippi shack and in public housing with a poster of The Beatles on her bedroom wall. More...

Coming events

LETCHER CO.   ROCK, POP, BLUES   RAP, CHRISTIAN   X-PLICIT; Sat., Jan. 1 in Whitesburg at Summit City (214 Main St.). 633-2715.   DALLAS ALICE; Sat., Jan. 8 in Whitesburg at Summit City (214 Main St.). 633-2715. More...