February 16, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

News

7 on UK Dean’s List

LEXINGTON  A record number of students, including seven from Letcher County, were named to the University of Kentucky Dean’s List for the fall 2010 semester. More...

Mining demonstrators end sit-in at governor’s office

FRANKFORT  A group of demonstrators ended a sit-in at Gov. Steve Beshear’s Capitol office on Monday after camping there over the weekend in protest of his support for mountaintop mining in Kentucky.  More...

Man, 33, found dead near creek at Sergent after missing 10 days

A Sergent man who had been missing for 10 days was found dead Saturday.  Christopher Ray Tolliver, 33, of Sergent, was found lying near the edge of a creek at Sergent on Feb. 12.  More...

Speak Your Piece

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

Artificial retina helps some

LONDON  For two decades, Eric Selby had been completely blind and dependent on a guide dog to get around. More...

Viruses sometime attack the heart

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: A friend in his late 40s thought he had the flu and called his doctor for medicine. Later he had trouble breathing and went to the emergency room, where they said he was having a heart attack. Several hours later, he passed away. More...

DNA tests could reveal proof of incest

LONDON  Scientists conducting DNA tests on disabled children may inadvertently make startling discoveries of incest, sparking a range of ethical dilemmas that require guidance, doctors say.  More...

Entertainment

Grammys still behind on rap

LOS ANGELES   The Recording Academy week of Grammy festivities kicked off with the Grammy Museum’s first exhibit on the history of hip-hop, exploring rap’s triumphs over three decades while also presenting the academy’s own his More...

Coming events

LETCHER COUNTY  ROCK, POP, BLUES  RAP, CHRISTIAN  KINDER; Sat., Feb. 19 in Whitesburg at Summit City (214 Main St.). 633-2715.  JAY CLARK; Thu., Feb. 24 in Whitesburg at Summit City (214 Main St.). 633-2715.  More...

EZTV

Full Story

Mother left baby in car to buy phone, police say

A 24-year-old mother was arrested Monday after she left her two-month-old baby inside a car while she bought a cellular phone.  Kentucky State Police say Nancy Castle of Jackhorn left the baby in a car parked at the Whitesburg Plaza Shopping Cen More...

House clears way for school bus ads

School buses in Letcher County and elsewhere in the state could become rolling posterboards for advertisers under legislation passed by the Kentucky House on Tuesday.  More...

Opinions

Is Rep. Rogers afraid of Sen. Paul?

It used to be that even a freshman House member would have the backbone to stand up to the bullying of a senior senator.  More...

Too much blue nectar

Lee T. More...

Supports Massey

In response to the editorial in the February 2 edition of The Mountain Eagle entitled “Erasing Massey” I would like to offer a different perspective from that of the anonymous author’s.  More...

Columns

Froma Harrop

When the blubber hits the road

The blubbering has hit the road projects, as the congressional ban on earmarks becomes reality. Tea partiers and other foes of “Big Government” demanded the end to earmarks, also known as pork. More...

Car Talk

The TV commercial has it all wrong

Dear Tom and Ray:  More...

The way we were

Clips from Mountain Eagle front pages over the past 50 years   February 16, 1961  More...

Families & Friends

Friends remain young in memory

By OMA HATTON   Hello everyone, hope all is going well for all of you. All our snow is about gone and the weather is getting better. That’s good news.  More...

State offers student aid programs

Kentucky students who attend a college or technical school in state may qualify for financial aid programs administered by the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA).  More...

FEBRUARY BABY

— George Carlos Boggs, son of the late Bob and Ida Boggs of Kingscreek, and Sandra Breeding Boggs, daughter of the late Frank and Liza Breeding of Sandlick, are the grandparents of Mason Klay Boggs, who was born Feb. 7. More...

Obituaries

Services held for Bonnie Stallard

Bonnie Sue Stallard, 80, died February 12 at her home at Seco.  A daughter of the late Austin and Bertha Morris Vance, she was a sister of the late Elmo Vance and William F. More...

Rites are held for Cornelia Cornett

Funeral services for Cornelia Cornett, 72, were held February 13 at Cedar Grove Old Regular Baptist Church. More...

Services held for Roger Short

Roger Dale Short, 53, died February 10 at St. Elizabeth Grant County Hospital in Williamstown.  Born in Letcher County to the late Willard and Mary Alice Webb Short, he enjoyed fishing, camping and riding his motorcycle.  More...