January 26, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Grand jury orders man freed from drug charges

A Letcher County grand jury has declined to indict a Sandlick man who was charged in November with trafficking in cocaine.  The grand jury ordered January 20 that the charges against Buddy Sexton, 73, of 103 Memory Lane, be dismissed, adding tha More...

Features

Go Big for the big Game

When your friends and family gather around the big screen for the big game, only BIG FLAVOR will do! More...

Opinions

Calls PSC elections

To the Editor:   More...

While ours do little

It’s almost as certain to happen as the likelihood of snowflakes falling here in January. Each time a member of the U.S. More...

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Health

Bill would require infections reported

FRANKFORT  Hospitals in Kentucky would be required to report all infections acquired by patients during their stay in the facility to state offi cials under a bill pending in the Kentucky General Assembly.  More...

Medical marijuana users are getting pot soft drink

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New hope for hepatitis C, a disease that’s often hidden

WASHINGTON  There’s new hope for an overlooked epidemic: Two powerful drugs are nearing the market that promise to help cure many more people of liver-attacking hepatitis C — even though most who have the simmering infection don&rsqu More...

Entertainment

SPEAKING OF SOAPS

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Coming events

LETCHER COUNTY  ROCK, POP, BLUES  RAP, CHRISTIAN  DAMON JOHNSON ( guitarist for Alice Cooper and Brother Cane); Sat., Jan. 29 in Whitesburg at Summit City (214 Main St.). 633- 2715.  More...

Rock guitarist to perform here

When guitarist extraordinaire Damon Johnson last visited eastern Kentucky, on October 7, 2006, he was playing lead guitar for rock legend Alice Cooper during the Pikeville stop on Cooper’s “Dirty Diamonds Tour.”  More...

Schools won’t close for spring vacation

The Letcher County Board of Education voted to have school during the week originally designated for spring break to help make up some days missed because of snow and ice.  The board approved Monday night to revise the 2010–2011 school cal More...

Court split on rec center plan

In a split vote, the Letcher County Fiscal Court passed the second reading of a resolution which approves a lease financing the county’s new recreation center, which is currently under construction in Whitesburg. More...

News

Judge orders changes

Letcher District Judge Kevin R. More...

Landlord must pay water bill if tenant leaves owing county

Letcher County landlords whose properties get their water from the Letcher County Water and Sewer District will have to make arrangements in the future to make certain their renters don’t skip out without paying their water bills. More...

Indictments charge 3 with committing felony crimes here

Three persons are named in the most recent felony indictments returned by the Letcher County Grand Jury.  Those indicted are:  • Denny Riddle — receiving stolen property, failure to maintain liability insurance, no/expired regist More...

Columns

Playing law school game

One of the most widely circulated articles in The New York Times of late asks: “Is Law School a Losing Game?” For days, it was the most e-mailed story in the paper, and it is still among the Top 10.   More...

Budget deficits stretch far

Like me, you may be wondering why 96,000 California state workers were given cell phones courtesy of the taxpayers. For, like me, you probably use a cell phone in the course of your work. More...

Agrees with James Lewis, likes Harrop

My wife and I live in Southport, N.C., and are in our second year of receiving a subscription to The Mountain Eagle compliments of our Uncle Bob of Eolia. More...

Families & Friends

Family annouces birth of son in Indiana Jan. 7

Chris and Mary Murray of Madison, Indiana announce the birth of their son, Zackary Wayne Murray, at King’s Daughter Hospital in Madison on January 7.  Zackary weighed six pounds, six ounces and was 20 inches long at birth.  More...

Nottingham family welcome baby boy

Hello everyone, how’s everything in your little corner in the world? The Harrison area is once again covered with snow and subzero temperatures.  More...

Mystery, dinner offered

The Letcher County 4-H Teen Council will host a murder mystery dinner theater, “Who Killed Cupid?”, at 6 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 12. More...

Obituaries

Rites are held for Arnold Williams

Funeral services for Arnold Edward Williams, 77, of Marshall’s Branch, were held January 22 in Jenkins. More...

Omery Sanders dies in Texas

Omery ‘Mike’ Sanders, 71, died January 16 at his home in Garland, Tex.  Born in Pike County to the late Roy and Hazel Fleming Sanders, he was graduated from Jenkins High School in 1957, and enlisted in the U.S. More...

Joanell Newsom dies at 73

Joanell Newsom, 73, of Jenkins, formerly of Somerset, died January 23 at Pikeville Medical Center.  Born in Pike County, she was a daughter of the late Monroe and Callie Burke Newsom, and a sister of the late Marcia Reynolds, Lana Petry, Tracy N More...