January 19, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

News

Rates up for Eolia-Partridge area

The Kentucky Public Service Commission says it has given its approval to a utility company rate increase that will hike the bills of residents of the Cumberland River area of Letcher County by an average of $4.95 per month.  More...

Man admits stealing camera from Whitesburg Walmart

A Floyd County man has pleaded guilty to charges resulting from the theft of a video camera at the Whitesburg Walmart.  Letcher Commonwealth’s Attorney Edison G. More...

Dr. King ‘did a beautiful job’

Jenkins Mayor G.C. Kincer remembers sitting near the front of a movie theater in Jenkins in the late 1950s while his friends who were black had to sit in the back. More...

Columns

SPEAKING OF SOAPS

RECAPS – 1/17-21  ALL MY CHILDREN . Ryan consulted with the FAA and was convinced that Zach’s  plane crash was an accident. Erica asked Liza to drop the charges and Liza agreed. More...

Salome's Stars

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) The week continues to encourage the forming of new personal relationships and the shoring up of those that might be weakening. New contacts also dominate the workaday world.  More...

The way we were

Clips from Mountain Eagle front pages over the past 50 years  January 19, 1961 If recommendations of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers are followed, Letcher County could be circled by a chain of lakes.   More...

Speak Your Piece

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E-m@il address  In addition to the telephone and the U.S. Mail, The Mountain Eagle accepts comments to Speak Your Piece by electronic mail. Our address is: mtneagle@bellsouth.net   More...

Health

1 in 12 has asthma

ATLANTA  Nearly one in 12 Americans now say they have the respiratory disease asthma, federal health officials say.  About 8.2 percent of Americans had asthma in a 2009 national survey of about 40,000 individuals. More...

Feds say heart drug may damage liver

Federal health officials are warning doctors and patients that a recentlylaunched heart drug from Sanofi-Aventis SA has been linked to liver damage in a handful of patients.  More...

Study links chronic hives, with the lack of vitamin D

OMAHA, Neb. More...

Entertainment

Coming events

LETCHER COUNTY ROCK, POP, BLUES RAP, CHRISTIAN CHRIS JANSON; Sat., Jan. 22 in Whitesburg at Summit City (214 Main St.). 633-2715. DAMON JOHNSON ( guitarist for Alice Cooper and Brother Cane); Sat., Jan.  More...

Chris Janson here Saturday

Country rocker Chris Janson will return to Whitesburg on Saturday night for a concert at Summit City. More...

Ralph Stanley gets pacemaker

Ralph Stanley’s ublicist says the 83-year-old bluegrass music pioneer is recovering at his home near Coeburn, Va., after a procedure to insert a pacemaker.  Norma Morris says Stanley had the procedure last week after experiencing a lengthy More...

County officials urge citizens to flood PSC with power bill calls

Fiscal court calls on legislators to take action on rate increases

Letcher County officials are seeking legislative action to curb electric company rate increases which have sent monthly power bills skyrocketing to the point they have more than doubled for many homeowners here . e Letcher Fiscal Court voted  More...

Firm wants old Jenkins school for apartments

A Lexington company hopes to be able to turn the old Jenkins High School building into an apartment complex for senior citizens.  More...

‘Unlocks’ no longer free

Drivers who lock their keys in their car will soon have to pay a fee to get the Whitesburg Police Department to perform an “unlock.”  More...

Opinions

School Board Recognition Month

To the Editor:   More...

Health care and new civility

By E.J. DIONNE JR.   WASHINGTON  President Obama’s call for “a more civil and honest public discourse” will get its first test much sooner than we expected.   More...

Paying back corporate masters

Early this month, when John Boehner was sworn in as the new speaker of the House of Representatives, he tipped his hat to the teabag activists across the country who had fueled the Republican takeover of the chamber last fall. More...

Sports

Cobb a true star

“One thing Coach ( Randy) Sanders always talks about is making memories,” Randall Cobb, the University of Kentucky’s star football player, said last week. More...

Loss to ‘Bama taught lessons, Cal says

AP Sports Writer TUSCALOOSA, Ala.   Ben Eblen matched his scoring average with one free throw in the final seconds for his lone point. How Alabama’s reserve guard got to the line was much more important, though.  More...

Lady Cougars lose star

Snow and freezing weather continued last week, forcing numerous local basketball cancellations with coaches scrambling to reschedule games.  More...

Families & Friends

Article

  Letcher County Court Clerk Winston Meade (pictured at center) and Maxine Quillen recently presented Clayton Caudill, a resident at the Eastern Kentucky Veterans Center in Hazard, with a new laptop computer.  More...

Ohio got pretty good dose of snow

Howdy friends and neighbors, I hope all are well and keeping warm. It is a cold one here and yes, we’ve got a pretty good dose of snow.  More...

Progress

Since the time I first put the story in the local paper about the Department of Fish and Wildlife putting in the possum crossing down the road from where we live, a lot of changes have taken place.  More...

Obituaries

Tammy Quillen dies at 43

Tammy Lynn Quillen, 43, died January 1 in Jenkins.  Born in Cincinnati, Ohio, she lived most of her life in Letcher County, and was a member of the Burdine Church of God of Prophecy.  More...

Services held for Jack Branham

Jack Branham, 84, of McRoberts, died January 7 at Pikeville Medical Center.  Born in Pike County to the late Lorenzo ‘L.D.’ and America Johnson Branham, he was the father of the late Billy Dale Branham, and a brother of the late Hatt More...

Rites are held for Lilly Wyatt

Funeral services for Lilly Catherine Wyatt, 89, of Jenkins, were held January 6 at Dunham Freewill Baptist Church. More...