December 29, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Cops: Tenn. man supplied narcotics found in Burdine

The Letcher County Sheriff ’s Department arrested a Tennessee man after more than 700 pain pills, marijuana and cash were seized at a Burdine apartment.   More...

News

Gay miner sues Massey

CHARLESTON, W.Va.   A gay coal miner is suing a Massey Energy Co. subsidiary, charging that management didn’t protect him from abusive coworkers.   The lawsuit names Massey’s Spartan Mining Co. More...

Composting of animals appears to be growing trend across Kentucky

LOUISVILLE   Kentucky is seeing a surge in the number of permits being issued to compost dead animals.   Washington County began offering an animal composting service in April. More...

9 reasons to watch Wilcats vs. Cards

It’s time once again for the Commonwealth’s biggest and most recognized basketball game — this year on a special date and in a special venue.   More...

Columns

Now here’s a tip

• “To hang up thread spools, use a wire hanger. Untwist the neck portion, thread on the spools (by color or thickness, etc.) and then refit the neck together.” — P.O. in Washington   More...

New suspension will keep Batmobile on road

Car Talk

Dear Tom and Ray:   More...

The way we were

Clips from Mountain Eagle front pages over the past 50 years December 29, 1960   Whitesburg Postmaster R.C. Day Jr. More...

Speak Your Piece

Speak Your Piece

I used to sell marijuana through three certain people, and when they found out that I found out where they worked they begged me not to tell on them. So now they have forgotten about me, and now my kids have been taken from me. More...

Health

Successfully set and achieve your weight loss goals

A s the pumpkin pie, holiday cock tail and sugar cookie memories begin to fade, we’re reminded that the   time has come to set or “re-set” our goals. More...

Bad case of ‘drips’

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: I have the worst case of postnasal drip, and it’s driving me crazy. I have a neverending “ahem, ahem, ahem” throat-clearing. Phlegm is constantly in the back of my throat. More...

There is no cure for hangover

So you’re heading out to the big holiday party, and you’re planning to have a few drinks, whether it’s beer, wine or harder stuff , and maybe some champagne at midnight on New Year’s Eve, too. More...

Entertainment

Stillwater Band to perform at Legion

The Stillwater Band will perform at a New Year’s Eve party at the Neon American Legion Post #104 starting at 9 p.m. on Dec. 31. Reservations are now being accepted. Admission is $10 per person, $15 per couple. More...

Tyme to play

East KY Tyme, a country/ bluegrass band, will play from 8 p.m. to midnight, Dec. 31, at the Chilhowie, Va., Lions Club. More...

Coming: Cheap concert seats

LOS ANGELES   Concertgoers sick of ballooning ticket prices should have some extra pocket change to rattle with their rock ‘n’ roll in the new year.   More...

Overdoses killed 18 here this year

Eighteen Letcher County residents died in 2010 from drug overdoses, an official said this week. More...

Blackey citizens question board

A sizable portion of Blackey’s 123 residents turned out for a called meeting of the Board of Directors of the Letcher County Water and Sewer District, and they didn’t attend to wish the board a merry Christmas.   More...

‘Pill mills’ plague Portsmouth, Ohio

PORTSMOUTH, Ohio   Nearly one in 10 babies were born addicted to drugs last year in southern Ohio’s Scioto County. Rehab admissions for prescription painkiller addictions were five times the national average. More...

Opinions

The President’s 30-day comeback

Was it only a month ago that the chattering class was writing off the president as being almost as thoroughly defeated as the lame duck Congress, as the failed leader who had lost his way, popularity plummeting, accomplishments vulnerable? More...

Cartoon

Full Story

Spinning the Civil War

WASHINGTON   The Civil War is about to loom very large in the popular memory. More...

Sports

Local teams see heavy action during holidays

Three of the four area high school basketball teams were in heavy action in holiday invitational tournaments over the past two weeks with the Jenkins boys’ team the only exception. More...

Cats demolish Coppin State

LEXINGTON   If Kentucky forward Darius Miller was looking past Coppin State to the 11th-ranked Wildcats’ showdown with rival Louisville on New Year’s Eve, it didn’t show.   More...

Kentucky Speedway on move

Fans from the Commonwealth will agree that NASCAR finally got it right when it announced in August that the 2011 Sprint Cup Series schedule would include for the first time a stop in Kentucky.  More...

Families & Friends

Relaxation needed after Christmas bustle

Hemphill

Hi there again this week from Hemphill. We are defi- nitely snowed in for a few days. My grandson Cody measured Sunday about 2 p.m., and we had 7 ½ inches of snow and it was still coming down heavily. More...

Students should file early to get grants

Kentucky students who plan to attend an in-state college or university in fall 2011 should file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as soon as possible after Jan. 1. More...

MARCH BABY

MARCH BABY — Benjamin Grant Rankin was born March 25 to Charles and Rachel Rankin of Cary, N.C. He is the grandson of Robbie Brown of Myrtle Beach, S.C., and Karen Collins of South Carolina. More...

Obituaries

Services held for Ada Viola Henderson

Funeral services for Ada Viola Henderson, 89, of Manchester, Md., were held December 22 at Polly & Craft Funeral Home in Jenkins. Burial was in the Jenkins- Payne Gap Cemetery.   A former resident of Payne Gap, she died December 17.   More...

Wyatt rites held

Darrell Wade Wyatt, 50, died December 19 at his home at Jenkins.   Born in Jenkins to Emma Northcutt of Trinity, N.C., and Morgan Taylor Wyatt of Neon, he was an auto mechanic and a lifelong resident of Jenkins.   More...

Donald Ray Meade succumbs at 70

Donald Ray Meade, 70, of Berea, died December 26 at St. Joseph Hospital in Berea. More...