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News

Moving road for coal cost state more than $1M

FRANKFORT  The state Transportation Cabinet spent more than $1 million from 2006 to 2008 to close and move a two-mile section of Kentucky Highway 699 in Perry County at the request of a coal company.  More...

Lawmakers back off plan to elect PSC

FRANKFORT  Lawmakers reversed course this week on legislation that would have required elections for members of the Public Service Commission, opting instead to study the issue.  More...

Bill alters drug sentences

FRANKFORT  Kentucky lawmakers, seeking to curb fast-rising prison costs, wrapped up work this week on legislation to bolster treatment programs and alternative sentencing to keep more nonviolent criminals out of prison.  More...

Columns

Strange But True

• It was computer guru Jef Raskin who made the following sage observation: “Imagine if every Thursday your shoes exploded if you tied them the usual way. More...

Speaking of Soaps

RECAPS – 2/28-3/4   More...

Salome's Stars

ARIES ( March 21 to April 19) Consider moving beyond the usual methods to find a more creative means of handling a diffi cult on-the-job situation. Avoid confrontation and, instead, aim for cooperation.  More...

Speak Your Piece

Speak Your Piece

Call 633-7508 from 9 am Tuesday to 9 am Friday. 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

Hepatitis C can lead to cirrhosis

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: When he was 20, my son came down with hepatitis C. He’s never said how he got it, but he was running around with a very wild bunch then. He still has the virus at age 27. Should he be treated? He never was. More...

Testing on humans revealed

ATLANTA  More...

Seniors attend Heart Health Screening

Oh what a wonderful week we had at Ermine Center. We did . . . what? What did we do? Oh yeah, we talked, ate and discussed what we’ll do next. We played Bingo, and I won.  More...

Patchwork

A reminder of what country was

Johnny Cash, “From Memphis to Hollywood: Bootleg Vol. 2,” (Columbia/Legacy) Audio review More...

Coming events

LETCHER COUNTY ROCK, POP, BLUES RAP, CHRISTIAN BRIAN CAMPBELL; Sat., March 5 in Whitesburg at Summit City (214 Main St.). 633-2715. STEVE WIK & SOUL FUNK; Thu., March 10 in Whitesburg at Summit City (214 Main St.). 633-2715. More...

County schools will lose ‘some staffing’

Letcher County Public Schools Supt. More...

Grand jury returns 16 indictments

The Letcher County Grand Jury named 14 people in 16 indictments on February 24, including a Mayking man charged with using a stolen credit card.  More...

Two plead guilty in assault on referee

Two spectators charged with assaulting a referee after the end of a middle school girls’ basketball game in October pleaded guilty on Monday to amended charges.  More...

Opinions

Froma Harrop

Michelle Bachmann, let’s make a deal

I’ll make a deal with you, Michele Bachmann. We taxpayers don’t have to subsidize breast pumps in return for not subsidizing your business. More...

There’s no business like show business

By SUSAN ESTRICH   Who cares about the Oscars?  Not quite as many people as last year, it turns out, but more than the two years preceding that, at least as measured by the ratings for the ABC telecast.   More...

Why Wisconsin fight matters

By E.J. DIONNE JR.   WASHINGTON  This is not the first time that Wisconsin has been at the center of national agitation over the role of unions.   More...

Sports

Boys fall to Knott Central; still advance

The host Knott County Central Patriots successfully defended their 53rd District crown with convincing wins over Cordia and Letcher County Central last week.  The 17-9 Patriots take on 16-11 Hazard in the opening round of the 14th Regional tourn More...

Lady Patriots take district

LCCHS took a regular-season ending seven-game winning streak into last week’s 53rd District tournament in Hindman, but during this critical time the Lady Cougars failed to play at their usual level of desire and hustle and, as a result, struggl More...

Girls win regional opener

The Lady Cougars rallied from an 18-13 deficit late in the second quarter to pull away from Estill County in the opening round of the 14th Region tournament Monday night, Feb. 28, at Jenkins High School.  More...

Families & Friends

Ice has created a white fairyland

Well, another week has come and gone and what a week it was! We’ve had ice, cold, wind and rain with a bit of sunshine here and there. For the past two days the view around here has looked like a white fairyland. More...

HONORED —

Letcher County Sheriff Danny Webb is a recipient of Operation UNITE’s Rising Above Award for inspiring leadership in law enforcement. More...

Economic development meeting held

The Fleming-Neon Economic Committee hosted the first of a series of community forum meetings on Jan. 31. More...

Obituaries

Services are set for Ollie Harris

Funeral services for Ollie Edward Harris, 86, of Jenkins, will be held at 7:30 p.m., March 4, in Jenkins. Burial will be at 10 a.m., March 5, at Green Acres Cemetery.  More...

Services are held for Karen Morgan

Karen Lynn Morgan, 60, died February 24 at Highlands Regional Medical Center in Prestonsburg.  Born in Harlan County to Beatrice Cornett Morgan of Whitesburg and the late Ellis Morgan, she was graduated from Whitesburg High School in 1967, and a More...

Ruth Newsom buried in Whitesburg

Funeral services for Ruth Marie Newsom, 85, of Neon, were held February 25 at Letcher Funeral Home in Whitesburg. More...