March 9, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Features

Making maple syrup is a labor of love

It was a cold, rainy, morning in late February and Granville ‘The Mountain Man Burke,’ age 76, with his brother- in- law Truman Conley, age 83, were busy erecting a makeshift canopy over their homemade wood-burning stove in Truman’s More...

No money, but plenty of love

I want to thank Everett B. Vanover for his short story. After reading ‘If a house could talk,’ it inspired me to go back and relive yesterday’s memories also.  More...

Opinions

Spending’s not better 2nd time around

Before we take an ax to the federal budget, let’s try a scalpel. Many things done in one federal department or agency are also done in others, according to a new Government Accountability Office study. More...

Saving teens from themselves

What are 14.5 percent of American teens thinking about? Hint: It’s not sex.  It’s suicide.   More...

Madman strategy is ingenious

WASHINGTON  Richard Nixon espoused what he called “the madman theory.” It’s a negotiating approach that induces the other side to believe you are capable of dangerously irrational actions and leads it to back down to avoid the More...

Sports

Cougars fall just short of upsetting Perry

In a very deliberate, low-scoring 14th Regional tournament semifinal matchup March 7, the Letcher County Central High School Cougars used a solid defensive effort to lead Perry County Central for most of the game before the sixth-ranked Commodores ra More...

LADY COUGARS FALL TO EVENTUAL CHAMPS

— Letcher County Central’s Haley Whitaker fell victim to Perry County Central star senior Kendall Noble, who knocked the ball from her during the Lady Cougars’ regional tournament l More...

Remembering Jeff Byrd

In two weeks the Sprint Cup Series will be making its annual March pilgrimage to what just may be the best stop on the entire schedule when it rolls into Bristol Motor Speedway. More...

Families & Friends

I guess winter isn’t through with us

Hello everyone, hope everything is going OK for all of you. Hope all the sick folks are doing better.  I haven’t been out much this week. I’ve been trying to get something done that I have been letting go. More...

Top students named

Students named to the All A Honor Roll during the third grading period at Jenkins Independent School are :  More...

Article

PEARL PENNINGTON NOBLE stands near her old home at Marlowe. More...

Obituaries

Essalona Johnson dies in Michigan

Essalona Adams Johnson, 83, formerly of Virgie, died March 2 in Michigan.  Born in Pike County to the late Milburn and Belva Riddle Adams, she was the widow of Eugene Johnson.  She was a sister of the late Frank Adams, Charlie Adams, Jimmy More...

Rites are held for Betty Holmes

Betty Lou Collier Holmes, 64 of Jeffersonville, Ind., died February 17 at Vanderbilt University Medical Center following a short illness.  Born in Jackhorn to the late Monroe and Cletis Collier, she was the widow of James Holmes. More...

Services are held for Sue Adams

Sue Adams, 72, of Long Fork of Virgie, died March 3 at Pikeville Medical Center.  Born in Pike County to the late Amil and Elsie Tackett Little, she was a sister of the late Donald Little and Eloise Johnson.  More...

Clinic’s sudden closing surprises Jenkins officials

Jenkins city officials say they were given no advance notice that a Pikeville hospital was closing its clinic at Jenkins and moving its only doctor to an office in the Whitesburg Walmart.  More...

Isom man gets year in prison in trafficking plea agreement

An Isom man was ordered to serve one year in prison after pleading guilty to drug trafficking charges.  More...

News

New shop will bake cakes, serve biscuits and gravy

A bakery owner in Cumberland says her new shop will be a place where people can relax and enjoy a warm cookie and a fresh cup of coffee.  More...

Ex-official pays fine for snagging NASCAR passes

A former Kentucky highway official has agreed to pay a $4,000 fine to settle an ethics complaint over pit and parking passes for three NASCAR races with the trip paid for by the state.  Chuck Geveden Jr., the former executive director of the Ken More...

Perry beats Letcher to advance to state

The Perry County Central Lady Commodores survived a 47-point explosion by Leslie County senior guard Hillary Moore to down the Lady Eagles in the 14th Region championship game last Saturday night in Jenkins.  The 27- 3 Lady Commodores will take More...

Columns

SPEAKING OF SOAPS

RECAPS –3/7-3/11   More...

Salome's stars

ARIES ( March 21 to April 19) The week promises a calmer aspect. Although there might be some lingering effects of a recent job problem, things should continue to ease up. Also expect a change in a home-based situation.  More...

Now here’s a tip

• Among the many reuses for plastic newspaper bags: Put soiled diapers in one before putting in a trash can; use to pick up after your pet on a walk; fill with grocery store plastic bags for storage; keep a few to store wet swimsuits after a tri More...

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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

Heart failure can cause feet to swell

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: Please explain why I have to take my shoes off late every day because my feet and ankles have swollen and don’t fit into the shoes. I flop around in slippers without heels. More...

Kids’ ear infections drop, but why?

ATLANTA  Ear infections, a scourge that has left countless tots screaming through the night, have fallen dramatically, and some researchers suggest a decline in smoking by parents might be part of the reason.  Health officials report nearly More...

Study: Sex down among young

ATLANTA  Apparently, fewer teens and young adults are having sex, according to a federal study which offers numbers but doesn’t examine the reasons.  Why is it decreasing? More...

Entertainment

Mark Knight to perform here with Gov’t Mule’s Matt Abts and others

(Note: Los Angeles rock musician Mark Knight is returning to Whitesburg next Tuesday (March 15) for a show at Summit City to promote his latest album, Bone Rail Tight. More...

Coming events

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