April 27, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Former principal injured seriously in ATV accident

A retired educator is in a Tennessee hospital in serious condition after he wrecked his all-terrain vehicle (ATV) Monday morning while turkey hunting.  Bill Caudill, 68, of Blackey, was driving an ATV at Judy Branch when the ATV rolled down a mo More...

News

More than 500 line up to meet UK’s Harrellson

More than 500 people waited in line at the Whitesburg Wendy’s Tuesday evening to meet University of Kentucky basketball player Josh Harrellson.  The two-hour meet-and-greet session in Whitesburg is apart of Harrellson’s Jorts Tour, w More...

Jenkins man sentenced to house arrest after he pleads guilty to charges

A Jenkins man has pleaded guilty to several theft charges and has been sentenced to 120 days home incarceration and five years probation.  More...

Six plead guilty in circuit court to drug-related charges

Six Letcher County residents have pleaded guilty recently to drug- related charges.  • Billy Wayne Wyatt, 26, of Neon, pleaded guilty to first-degree possession of a controlled substance, second-degree possession of a controlled substance, More...

Columns

UK’s top villain

Any “villains list” created by University of Kentucky basketball fans would include Billy Clyde Gillispie, Eddie Sutton, whoever coaches at Tennessee and Louisville at the time, and a handful of others. More...

Reunions

To list reunions in The Mountain Eagle’s weekly reunion column, send information to Reunions, The Mountain Eagle, Box 808, Whitesburg, Ky. 41858. Information must be received by Friday to be included in the following week’s issue.  More...

Now here’s a tip

• “My roses really look beautiful. When I am cutting stems to put in a bouquet, I use a clothespin to grip the stem. It saves me from getting pricked by thorns, because it has a bit of reach to it.” — L.E. in Georgia  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   Jenkins Police are a joke. More...

Families & Friends

Tornadoes bring devastation to many

Good morning. It ’s Wednesday morning and ‘tis a cool, dreary, rainy morning. We had tornado warnings for late last night, but all we got was rain, thunder, lightning, winds and cold temps. More...

AT MARLOWE —

Thelma and Harold Cornett are pictured in Marlowe in 1940. She was the wife of Curt Cornett and lived in Marlowe from 1926 to 1944. They then lived at Graveyard Hollow and moved to Blackey in 1949. More...

My first printing job

In 1948 at the age of 19, I asked for and got a change in my career field. The military sent me to Lackland Air Base, Texas, for “on job training” in the printing career field.  More...

Entertainment

Coming events

LETCHER COUNTY   ROCK, POP, BLUES  RAP, CHRISTIAN  ROSE HILL DRIVE; Fri., April 29 in Whitesburg at Summit City (214 Main St.). 633-2715.  THE CUR DOGS; Sat., April 30 in Whitesburg at Summit City (214 Main St.). 633-2715.  More...

Nintendo: Successor to Wii coming in ’12

NEW YORK   Nintendo says the successor to the hit Wii console will arrive next year, but isn’t saying anything about what the new system will do.  The Japanese company says will show a “playable” model of the new console a More...

Rose Hill Drive here Friday during a break in STP tour

Rose Hill Drive are making a return appearance to Summit City in Whitesburg this Friday, just two days after performing with alternative rock superstars Stone Temple Pilots in Norfolk, Va. More...

Board wants sound inside gym repaired

The Letcher County Board of Education is not happy with the current sound system in the Letcher County Central High School gymnasium and wants a new system before graduation day on June 3.  Board members say they haven’t been able to hear More...

Man, 70, is accused drug dealer

Arraignment for a Jackhorn man arrested on drug-related charges is set for 11 a.m. Wednesday (today) in Letcher District Court.  Harold D. More...

Jenkins doesn’t want water funds

Jenkins Mayor G.C. Kincer has sent a letter to the Kentucky Division of Water (DOW) withdrawing the City of Jenkins’s request for $240,000 in fine money the City of Whitesburg believed it would be getting.  More...

Opinions

Wall Street tames tea party

They came, they saw, they conquered. This line pretty well sums up a little-reported but important story about the new tea partiers in the U.S. House of Representatives.   More...

Let’s honor our children, too

It’s starting to look as if the heartland may be losing its pulse.  This latest Code Blue is brought to you by Michigan, where state elected officials are debating whether foster children deserve to wear new clothes.  More...

When trees go with wind

Monster winds recently ravaged the South, leaving behind all varieties of loss — human and material. The photos often centered on the exposed, tangled root systems of giant trees to illustrate nature on the rampage.  More...

Sports

It’s all in the points

Eight completed races on a 36- race schedule doesn’t make for a season, but it does give us enough to start labeling drivers that may already be in trouble, or those who have surprised us coming out of the box.   More...

Struttin’ Time

The elusive Eastern still awaits

My western adventure is now in my rear view. It was a mixed trip, and fun for the most part.  More...

Gabby’s fishing fever

Time right for fishing for knot heads

By GREG CAUDILL   Bluegill fishing is really starting to get good with water close to or at summer pool on most lakes.  More...

Health

Should you bowl with an aneurysm?

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: I am a 73-year-old woman. I have an abdominal aortic aneurysm. I have sonograms regularly. I am in a bowling league. I bowl each week. My bowling ball weighs 10 pounds. Should I bowl? More...

Defining pre-Alzheimer’s

The first new guidelines for diagnosing Alzheimer’s disease in nearly 30 years establish earlier stages of the mind-robbing disease, paving the way for spotting and possibly treating these conditions much sooner than they are now.  More...

Fake sites linked to acai berry diet

CHICAGO   Consumers searching for unbiased journalism on the acai berry diet clicked their way into a scam, according to federal regulators who have filed lawsuits in six states in an attempt to shut down the alleged Internet tricksters.  More...

Obituaries

Rites held for Palmer Bentley

Funeral services for Palmer Bentley Jr., 82, were held April 20 in Jenkins. Burial was in the Jenkins- Payne Gap Cemetery.  More...

Services held for Michael Shortt

Funeral services for Michael Darrel Shortt, 57, of Jackhorn, were held April 23. Burial was in the Rueben Potter Cemetery.  A son of Herbert Ray Shortt of Jenkins and the late Rudell Tucker Shortt, he was born in Jenkins. More...

Services are held for Albrow Hall

Albrow Hall, 92, died April 19 at his home at Jackhorn.  Born in Knott County, he was a son of the late Mander and Pricie Gibson Hall. More...