April 13, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Jury indicts robbery defendants, 3 others

The Letcher County Grand Jury has returned felony indictments against three persons charged with robbing the Mayking Post Office and one person charged with lying to receive food stamps and Medicaid benefits.  Those charged in connection with th More...

News

NEW FIRE TRUCK —

Jenkins Police Chief Adam Swindall, Jenkins Mayor G.C. Kincer (center) and Jenkins Administrator Todd DePriest were photographed in front of a new $263,000 pumper truck the city has purchased. More...

Tours reveal pampered lives of prized horses

MIDWAY, Ky.   As star-struck visitors approached a lush green paddock at Three Chimneys Farm, the stately thoroughbred Big Brown was right on cue. More...

Beshear tours region

Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear, accompanied by Energy and Environment Cabinet Secretary Len Peters, met last week with residents in eastern Kentucky to see and hear first-hand about the importance of protecting their water, opportunities for communi More...

Sports

TOURNEY CHAMPS —

The Beckham Bates Elementary School volleyball team won the Beaver Elementary Volleyball Tournament at Beaver on last week. More...

Expect the 2-car tandem at Talladega

CHARLOTTE, N.C.   Talladega Superspeedway has long been celebrated for its 500 miles of whiteknuckle racing, the kind of bumper-to-bumper action that keeps fans on their feet from flag to flag.  More...

Roush Yates owned Texas

Believe it or not, there was a day when the average NASCAR fan could go to a race and easily pick out the individual makes of cars that were on the track. More...

Families & Friends

Colson seniors saddened by deaths

Hello. I hope all are enjoying the sunshine. We have had some bad weather, and I pray for those who have damage to their property and the loss of their possessions. More...

To perform

Appalachian Strings will perform at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, April 16, 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...

Tyme to play at Hemphill

East KY Tyme, a country/ bluegrass band, will play Friday, April 15, at Hemphill Community Center from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Food will be available for purchase. Everyone is invited to attend. More...

Obituaries

Lucy Blair succumbs at 89

Lucy Blair, 89, died April 9 at her home at Jeremiah.  A daughter of the late John and Rebecca Shepherd Halcomb, she was the widow of Clarence Blair.  She was the mother of the late Onis Blair, Lola Crawford and Hazel Banks, and a sister of More...

Brown rites held

Kennie Ray Brown, 50, died April 9 at his home on Cowan.  He was a son of Mary Sue Cole Devlin of Mayking, and the late Raven Brown.  More...

Services are held for Bill Williams

Graveside services for Bill Wade Williams, 78, of Eolia, were held April 10 at the Green Acres Cemetery at Ermine.  A son of the late James Williams and Jeanette Ross Williams Thompson, he died April 5 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital More...

Man pleads guilty in Jenkins murder

Will testify against two others next week

One of three people accused of murdering a 70-year-old Goose Creek man pleaded guilty to an amended charge Tuesday, exactly three years after the crime was committed.  More...

Natural gas service in Whitesburg?

Whitesburg residents may someday have the choice of whether to heat their homes with natural gas or electricity.  More...

Opinions

Say goodbye to Medicare

Last week House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan put out a budget that would leave the vast majority of future retirees without decent health care – by ending Medicare as we know it.  More...

Changes needed

When it comes to having lifestyles that lead to poor health, Kentuckians who live east of Lexington are far ahead of those who live in the rest of Kentucky.  More...

Our culture races into decline

America’s tailspin toward the cultural abyss has gained speed with an ad featuring single-mother celebrity Bristol Palin. More...

Columns

Car Talk

Car fire not something to take lightly

Dear Tom and Ray:  More...

The way we were

Clips from Mountain Eagle front pages over the past 50 years   April 13, 1961  More...

Salome's Stars

ARIES ( March 21 to April 19) Impatience is still somewhat of a problem. But a sign of progress should soothe the anxious Aries heart. Meanwhile, invest some of that waiting time in preparing for the change ahead.  More...

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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

Do children make parents less fit?

CHICAGO  Could kids be to blame for new parents’ bad health habits?  A study found that mothers of young children were heavier and ate more calories, sugary drinks and fatty foods than childless women. More...

Mom says iPad helps autistic child

PEORIA, Ill.   Tara Oathout couldn’t believe it. More...

Medicare coverage when you’re not retired

You’ve made your decision: although you’re eligible to collect Social Security payments, you’re going to keep working and delay receiving your retirement benefits.  But don’t forget about Medicare.  More...

Entertainment

The Whigs to perform Friday

Trio has peformed before 65,000 in London and sold-out Madison Square Garden; Chicago band will open show

What would you do for an encore if during the last 13 months you had released your third critically acclaimed rock album, performed on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” and “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon,” played with bands such More...

Coming events

LETCHER COUNTY   ROCK, POP, BLUES  RAP, CHRISTIAN  DAVE EGGAR; Thu., April 14 in Whitesburg at Summit City (214 Main St.). 633-2715.  More...