April 6, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

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Moments and Memories of WHS

The honor of Mr. WHS was bestowed upon Forrest Brock. He is the son of J.R. and Rhonda Brock. Forrest has been an active member of the Environmental Club, Pep Club and Beta Club, where he served as president his senior year. More...

More little winters to come

Looks like our little cold spell has arrived right on schedule.  One of our neighbors has two magnolia trees in their front yard and every year without fail when the trees bloom, we have a cold spell of short duration. More...

Tyme to play

East KY Tyme will perform at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, April 9, at the Country Cabin II in Norton, Va. The facility is located across Alternate Rte. 58 from the original Country Cabin, 1 ½ mile west of Norton. More...

Columns

Now here’s a tip

• “I purchase rotisserie chickens and use the meat for different things -- soup, casseroles, etc. I have a trick for getting the skin off. My hand strength isn’t what it used to be, and those birds are slippery. More...

SPEAKING OF SOAPS

RECAPS – 4/4-4/8   More...

Salome's Stars

ARIES ( March 21 to April 19) Whether a waiting period is taking longer than expected, or just seems that way, the anxious Lamb would do well to create a center of calm within her- or himself, and not do anything rash.  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   Your man belongs to the R.O.M.E.O. More...

Families & Friends

Two Letcher County natives die

Howdy friends and neighbors. Hope all had a really great week with lots of warmth and sunshine. It’s been cold all week here, but this morning it’s a beautiful winter wonderland. More...

My boss in the service

Military personnel did not stay long at the same base or in the same command. I was the exception. More...

Jenkins top students named

Jenkins Middle High School has named its top students for the fourth six weeks. They are:  More...

Entertainment

Coming events

LETCHER COUNTY   ROCK, POP, BLUES  RAP, CHRISTIAN  NICK STUMP; Sat., April 9 in Whitesburg at Summit City (214 Main St.). 633-2715.  THE WHIGS; Fri., April 15 in Whitesburg at Summit City (214 Main St.). 633-2715.  More...

Fans loyal to Taylor Swift

LAS VEGAS   Taylor Swift might not be able to count on the men in her life, but her fans have yet to let her down. More...

Murder planned, detective testifies

Days before he murdered a man in Jenkins, a Georgia man told a woman he was planning to commit the murder for drugs and money, police say.  More...

3 held after robbery attempt at post office

Preliminary hearings are set for next week for three Letcher County residents accused of trying to rob the Mayking Post Office on Friday.  More...

Opinions

The ‘T.V. virus’

We all have heard about how bedbugs are spreading, thanks to air travel. And last year, we were still worried that the H1N1 virus would veer our way. More...

God versus man on the beach

SINGER ISLAND, Fla.   More...

What’s wrong with President Obama?

As he announces his bid for reelection, President Barack Obama is facing some tough poll numbers. More...

Sports

Close, but no checkered flag

In the closing laps at Martinsville on Sunday, it looked as if Dale Earnhardt Jr. was about to find his way back to victory lane after an absence that stretched all the way back to Michigan in June of 2008.  More...

Sports in Kentucky

Kentucky’s Final Four run ends with sound of ‘clank’

Sudden wasn’t it? A college basketball season fade to black.  “This close” to a Kentucky-Butler dream game, CBS was bound to trot out Butler grad Bobby Plump and spin as Hoosiers II.  We move on. More...

Gabby’s fishing fever

Understanding a fish finder

There are many things a fisherman can use to help in the search for and to catch more fish.  More...

Health

Fixing heart valve sans surgery

NEW ORLEANS   Cardiologists are reporting a major advance: A longawaited study suggests that many people with a bad aortic valve, the heart’s main gate, can avoid open-heart surgery and have a new one placed through a tube in an artery ins More...

Bladder infections are bane of women

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: Please explain urinary tract infections. Why do they recur? My doctor prescribes antibiotics, but shortly after I’ve completed taking them, I have another infection. What do you suggest as treatment? More...

Prices slashed for preemie preventive

ATLANTA  The maker of an expensive drug to prevent premature births has slashed the price by more than half after an outcry over the high cost and moves by federal regulators to keep a cheap version available.  More...

Obituaries

Bonnie Jean Kincer succumbs

Funeral services for Bonnie Jean Kincer, 62, were held April 2 at Deane Baptist Church. Burial was in Green Acres Cemetery at Ermine.  A daughter of the late Nathan and Hazel Hall Isaac, she died March 30 at her home at Deane.  More...

Rites are held for Edward Fair

Edward Fair, 55 of Isom, died March 31 at St. Joseph Hospital in Lexington.  He was a son of the late Elbert Fair and Maudie Baker Rasor.  More...

Marvin Gibson, 77, dies in Tennessee

Marvin Gibson 77, of Kingston, Tenn., died March 23 at Roane Medical Center in Harriman, Tenn.  Born in Whitesburg to the late Linville and Mattie Bates Gibson, he was a brother of the late Joyce Forman, Jimmy Gibson, Coy Glenn Gibson and Ron Gi More...