February 23, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

News

Water and sewer board drops plan to make landlords pay overdue bills

A proposal to charge landlords for water bills run up by renters has been temporarily withdrawn by the Board of Directors of the Letcher County Water and Sewer District.  More...

Program for autistic children earning praise from parents

The school day is just beginning at 8 a.m. on Presidents’ Day and the five students in the structured learning classroom at Fleming- Neon Elementary School know exactly what to expect for the day. More...

City water plant cited after spill

State environmental regulators have issued a violation notice to the City of Whitesburg’s water treatment plant after problems surfaced during a diesel spill into the North Fork of the Kentucky River.  The Kentucky Department for Environme More...

Sports

Young Daytona champ has link to Letcher

Trevor Bayne, 2011 Daytona 500 champion.  Those words are music to the ears of Wade Day, a Letcher County native who served as a crew chief and driver coach to Bayne five years ago.  Bayne became the youngest driver ever to win NASCAR&rsquo More...

Gabby’s fishing fever

Warm weather improves fishing

As the weather warms and air and water temperatures rise and weather patterns stabilize, the fishing action will start to improve.  More...

Struttin’ Time

Rep. Combs is true friend to hunters

Well, we hunters fight a neverending battle. More...

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Health

Need a liver? You live where?

WASHINGTON   Doctors dropped another bomb soon after telling Matthew Rosiello it was time for a liver transplant: The 21-year-old isn’t likely to get one any time soon in his home state of New York. More...

Lap-Band OK’d for more

The Associated Press  WASHINGTON   Cosmetic drug and device maker Allergan Inc. has received approval to market its stomach-shrinking Lap-Band to millions more patients who are less obese than those currently using the device.  More...

Virus, not chills is cause of cold

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: My friend and I have an ongoing discussion about how we catch colds. I believe the only way is by being exposed to a germ. My friend agrees, but also says you can become chilled, and that results in a cold. More...

Obituaries

Elswick rites held

Thurman Elswick, 80, died February 14 at his home.  Born in Pike County, he was a son of the late George and June Swiney Elswick and was married to the late Jettie Elswick. More...

Services are held for Panny Stallard

Panny Hogg Day Stallard, 92, of Kingscreek, died February 16 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital.  A daughter of the late Kelly and Jane Hall Hogg, she was the widow of Butler Day and was later married to W.L. More...

Former judge, sheriff Ruben Watts dies at 87

Former Letcher County Judge/ Executive Ruben Watts, 87, died February 15 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital  A son of the late Gobel and Georgeann Watts, he was born in Letcher County. More...

New indictments name 10

The Letcher County Grand Jury has returned 10 new indictments. Four of the 10 people named in the indictments are charged with manufacturing methamphetamine.  More...

Senior housing firm leases old high school

The old Jenkins High School building may soon be turned into senior citizen housing. More...

County may start selling natural gas

Letcher County may soon go into the gas distribution business.  More...

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A poem: The Mountain Eagle

To the Editor:   I have enclosed a poem I wrote about The Mountain Eagle.  I purchase The Mountain Eagle weekly to catch up on current news  For I find it rather informative of news I can always relate to  I read of events I am fa More...

Rites are held for Ora Land Sr.

Ora Land Sr., 64, died February 21 in New Albany, Ind.  Born at Seco to the late Arthur and Delora Land, he had worked in the asphalt business for 30 years.  More...

Columns

Corporate lawsuit abuse

Not all of the bullies are in schoolyards these days — quite a few have graduated to the executive suites of corporate America. More...

It’s about rights, not warfare

If you work for somebody else for a living and you resent unions, the solution for what ails you isn’t to derail the hard-earned gains of organized labor. More...

Federal policies skew house values

Not Seattle! Home prices in the “Queen City” of the Northwest were not supposed to go south. This isn’t Miami, Phoenix or Las Vegas, where suntanned speculators built big, borrowed big and went bust with a bang.   More...

Families & Friends

Caudill songs bring memories

Hello everyone. We finally got a break from the snow and cold and saw a little sunshine. I think we have actually seen a little bit of a preview of what spring will feel like! More...

To play at Norton

South Mountain Boys will perform at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Feb. 26, at the Country Cabin II in Norton, Va. The facility is located across Alternate Rte. 58 from the original Country Cabin, 1½ mile west of Norton. More...

Chicken hawk

By BOB ISON   My uncle raised a lot of chickens for the table and to furnish eggs for the family. He didn’t keep them up in a chicken lot, he just let them run free around the farm.  More...

Entertainment

Coming events

LETCHER COUNTY  ROCK, POP, BLUES  RAP, CHRISTIAN  JAY CLARK; Thu., Feb. 24 in Whitesburg at Summit City (214 Main St.). 633-2715.  BRIAN CAMPBELL; Sat., March 5 in Whitesburg at Summit City (214 Main St.). 633-2715.  More...

Taylor Swift relishing success

HONG KONG Wrapping up the Asian leg of her world tour, Taylor Swift is relishing her growing international appeal as the singer-songwriter steadily gains fan outside the U.S. with her combination of confessional lyrics and country sound. More...