December 22, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Features

Worry-free wreaths you can build just in time

“Tick tock,” goes the clock, and the holidays are near. Are you ready?   Don’t panic. There’s still time to craft a beautiful Christmas, with wreaths that can be made in minutes or a few hours. More...

Great gratins

Whether you choose turkey, lamb or ham, beef or even fish for your next festive dinner, potato gratin — or scalloped potatoes — is a popular, tasty side dish that works with practically any menu plan. More...

Paula Deen’s Sweet Potato Pie

Cream cheese and half-andhalf make Paula Deen’s sweet potato pie an extra-decadent addition to your holiday menu. More...

Opinions

Some dreams refuse to die

Last week, as millions of Americans toiled, Republican senators complained about having to work so close to Christmas.   “Disrespecting one of the two holiest of holidays for Christians,” Sen. Jon Kyl boomed. More...

Cartoon

Full Story

Obama to corporate powers: I can feel your pain

Guess who’s whining the loudest these days, wailing that they’re getting a raw deal from Barack Obama? More...

Speak Your Piece

Speak Your Piece

I just wanted to say that I just started getting The Mountain Eagle newspaper. I don’t live in Kentucky, but I am so excited to come to Whitesburg to drink some of that great mountain spring water.      More...

Health

Sleeplessness leads to thoughts

Have any of you readers ever gone to bed at night all tuckered out (worn out), expecting to fall asleep right away only to find that sleep is off wandering in space somewhere?   More...

Cholesterol control

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: My doctor prescribed statin drugs to control my LDL cholesterol. First I took lovastatin (Mevacor) and then simvastatin (Zocor), but I had muscle pain and weakness with them. More...

Experts: The Grinch is depressed

The Grinch, who lives atop Mt. Crumpet, is likely depressed, says University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill psychologist Cynthia Bulik, Ph.D.   “Everybody’s always so down on the Grinch,” says Bulik. More...

Entertainment

2010’s worst moments?

If 2010 made you feel like you wanted to hide in a closet and bury yourself under all the coats, then you were probably just trying to escape the storm of sleaze hurled this year by some of entertainment’s finest — or maybe you were just More...

DVD revisits music of Roscoe Holcomb

Video review

Roscoe Holcolmb, “The Legacy of Roscoe Holcomb” (Shanachie) Odds are you haven’t heard of Roscoe Holcomb. If you’re a fan of American music, though, his is most certainly a voice worth hearing.   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...

Blackey is richest, Jenkins is poorest, census survey says

Letcher County’s smallest city is by far its most affluent, new U.S. Census Bureau data shows.   More...

Police say hotel clerk had no idea man in toboggan was there to rob

A warrant has been issued for the man who police say robbed the Super 8 Motel at knifepoint Thursday night, but police had not arrested the suspect as of press time.   More...

Students miss 13th day because of bad weather

Today (Wednesday) marks the 13th day of classes students in the Letcher County school district have missed because of bad weather.   “We are very concerned about that,” Supt. More...

News

Don’t tempt thieves, police warn

Police are reminding people to be cautious of an increase in theft-related activity during the holiday season.   “We want people to be extra careful,” said Whitesburg Police Sgt. Tyrone Fields.   More...

Wreck kills woman, 50

Authorities say an x-ray technician who was killed in a traffic accident in Letcher County on Saturday may have fallen asleep before her vehicle crashed into a pickup truck and a tractortrailer.   More...

Adams hopes he can rebuild his guitar shop

James Bennett Adams watched Friday evening as the two-story building he built with his son years ago burned to the ground.   “We lost a lot of memories there,” said Adams. “It’s a total loss. More...

Columns

Take precautions when changing a tire

Car Talk

Dear Tom and Ray:   More...

The way we were

Clips from Mountain Eagle front pages over the past 50 years December 22, 1960   More...

Squirrel hunting

All For Fun

Grandpa loved to hunt, and he really didn’t care what he hunted just as long as he was out in the woods.   He liked to hunt with all the grandkids when he could. More...

Sports

Santa: Please bring Jimmy …

This is one of my favorite columns of the year as it has been a tradition of mine for more than 15 years to write a letter to Santa on behalf of everyone involved with NASCAR. More...

It’s about giving

Sports in Kentucky

Christmas week. For a kid Christmas is about gifts. Receiving. For grown-up kids it’s about gifts also. Giving. For seniors it’s holiday sparkle and glow on faces of kids of all ages. This week, a Yuletide salute to Givers. More...

UK vs. UofL: ‘Jealousy, bitterness, pure hatred’

Sorry, folks. I can’t keep writing about weak holiday college basketball schedules, such as the dead pigeons placed on the agenda for UK and UofL. More...

Families & Friends

Mountain got 14 inches of snow

Big Cowan

Hello everyone. I hope everyone had a good week. I stayed in most of the time because of the bad weather.   I am sorry that I didn’t make it out to the visitation and funeral for Vivian Adams. Roads were real bad up here on Big Cowan. More...

GOLDEN ANNIVERSARY

GOLDEN ANNIVERSARY — Mr. and Mrs. Frank Perry of Whitesburg will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Thursday, December 23. The couple were married in Whitesburg on December 23,1960. More...

Rites held for Enoch Oliver Holbrook

Former State Rep. Enoch ‘E.O.’ Oliver Holbrook, 89, died December 18 at Pikeville Medical Center. More...

Obituaries

Services held for Benjamin Webb

Funeral services for Benjamin Lee Webb, 64, of Redstar, were held December 19 at Mt. Olivet Old Regular Baptist Church. Burial was in the Dixon Cemetery at Redstar. More...

Rites are held for Georgean Sexton

Funeral services for Georgean Sexton, 58, were held December 19 at Faith Community Church in Whitesburg. Burial was in Green Acres Cemetery at Ermine. More...

Phillip Sergent rites are held

Phillip Kenneth Sergent, 32, died December 16 at his home on Indian Creek.   He was the son of Kenneth Sergent of Deane, and the late Monica M. Slone Sergent. More...