February 9, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Opinions

As the world turns

To the Editor: The impacts of globalization are numerous, diverse and convoluted. Information, technology and job skill training have become highly portable. More...

Missing moderate Republicans

One of the more disagreeable traits of many tea party “spokespeople,” aside from their loose connection with facts, is their zest for threatening Republicans who don’t leap when they say “jump.”   More...

Chairman says PSC aware of hardships

It’s still early February, but this has already been a harsh winter in Kentucky.  Weeks of unusually cold weather have driven up heating bills and made an already difficult economic situation even worse for many Kentuckians.  More...

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Health

Bad cholesterol rampant

Only about half of U.S. adults with high levels of bad cholesterol get treatment for it. More...

Kids who stutter praise film

CHICAGO   A movie about a stuttering monarch, without sex, car chases or sinewy super heroes, hardly sounds like blockbuster box-office fare.  More...

Rosacea is common

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: The tip of my husband’s nose and his cheeks have become noticeably red this past year. People ask me — half kidding, half serious — if he’s been drinking heavily. He doesn’t touch alcohol. More...

Entertainment

Matthew Perry is ‘Mr. Sunshine’

NEW YORK   On his new ABC sitcom, “Mr. Sunshine,” Matthew Perry plays a chap whose life is clouded.  More...

Ed Asner glad to be the ‘crab’ on CMT series ‘Working Class’

LOS ANGELES   Ed Asner, a busy actor at age 81, waves away any comparison to Betty White, Hollywood’s 89-yearold champion of the work ethic.  “She’s not the female me. She’s the big cheese. More...

Coming events

LETCHER COUNTY  ROCK, POP, BLUES  RAP, CHRISTIAN  MIC HARRISON AND THE HIGH SCORE; Sat., Feb. 12 in Whitesburg at Summit City (214 Main St.). 633-2715.  KINDER; Sat., Feb. 19 in Whitesburg at Summit City (214 Main St.). More...

Grand jury indicts seven

The Letcher County Grand Jury named seven people in nine indictments on February 3, including a man charged with robbing the Whitesburg Super 8 Motel.  Mark Joseph Morton, 25, of 95 Bicycle Lane, Whitesburg, is charged with threatening Malachi L More...

Man killed in auto accide will be buried at Kingscre

Graveside services will be held at Kingscreek Thursday for a Letcher County native killed in a car wreck in Floyd County.  More...

PSC and Ky. Pow officials will meet with citizens here

Local officials hope representatives from the Kentucky Public Service Commission and Kentucky Power Company will explain why power bills were abnormally high this winter during their trip to Letcher County next week.  The PSC and the Letcher Fis More...

News

Help with college planning

Students at Jenkins High School may get help preparing for college by working with a coach from the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA).  KHEAA has recruited recent college graduates to be “near-peer” coaches for h More...

June Maggard breaks hip in fall

Hello to everyone from the Oven Fork Center. We’ve had a good week, got in every day. Maybe this weather is going to get better. We’ve sure had a cold, snowy winter. More...

Explain power bills, Rep. Combs says

State Rep. Leslie Combs has called on Kentucky Power Company and other to prove that its customers have been being billed “fairly, properly and correctly” since a 17 percent rate increase went into effect last year.  More...

Columns

The way we were

Clips from Mountain Eagle front pages over the past 50 years   February 9, 1961  The Whitesburg City Council has appropriated $150 to pay for paving the tennis courts and a basketball court in the city park. More...

Sports

Sports in Kentucky

Cal tells fans to blame him, not players

Disguised this time as a football, opportunity presented itself again last week — this time to a kid who resembles a Mark Twain character riding a raft on Big Muddy. More...

Lady Cavs win; boys lose

The Jenkins Lady Cavaliers posted back-to-back wins last weekend to raise their mark to 11-10. The Lady Cavs, who have now won four straight, upset visiting Estill County last Friday night, Feb. More...

Inspired Wildcats crush Volunteers

LEXINGTON  Tennessee coach Bruce Pearl was back in his usual spot, roaming the sideline for the Volunteers on Tuesday night against No. More...

Families & Friends

Valentine’s Day celebration planned

Good day to all out there on this beautiful sunshiny day. What a happy day this is. Spring is close as the groundhog didn’t see his shadow. I believe in him, don’t you?  More...

Now here’s a tip

• Keep maternity jackets to wear over that baby carrier so that Mom and baby stay snuggly warm — together.  More...

Valentine’s dance

A Valentine’s Day dance will begin at 9 p.m., Feb. 12, at the Neon American Legion Post. Music will be by Cornbread Mafia. Admission is $10 for couples and $7.50 for singles. For more information, call Ivan Hall at 855-9992 or 855-4814.   More...

Obituaries

Romine rites held

Funeral services for John Hollis Romine Jr., 72, were held January 30 at Faith Community Church. Burial was in the Lewis Cemetery in Whitesburg.  A son of the late John Hollis and Myrtle Sumpter Romine, he died January 27 at St. More...

Lillian Rucker dies in South Carolina

Lillian Rucker 78, died February 5 at Trident Hospital in Charleston, S.C..  Born in McRoberts to the late Willie and Lula Collins, she was the widow of Raymond ‘Bud’ Rucker, also formerly of McRoberts.  Surviving are five child More...