May 18, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Hutton, Wright are among 17 charged in indictments

Two suspended Kentucky High School Athletics Association (KHSAA) game officials have been charged with drug trafficking by the Letcher Grand Jury.  Tommy Darrel Hutton of Fleming is named in three indictments, and Joseph Jay ‘J.J.’ W More...

News

Youth will peform old-time music at benefit concert here

The Letcher County Passing the Pick and Bow Program will present its spring concert and fundraiser at the Appalshop Theater in downtown Whitesburg at 7 p.m. on May 20. More...

Narramore attends workshop

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GOP picks Williams to face Beshear for Kentucky governor

FRANKFORT   David Williams survived a primary election season filled with potential bombshells to capture the Republican nomination for governor in Kentucky and the right to challenge a popular Democratic incumbent in November.  More...

Columns

SPEAKING OF SOAPS

RECAPS – 5/16-20   More...

Salome's Stars

ARIES ( March 21 to April 19) Although you would prefer to move forward at a steady pace, it might be a good idea to stop and reassess your plans. You could find a good reason to make a change at this time.  More...

The way we were

Clips from Mountain Eagle front pages over the past 50 years  May 18, 1961 Lt. Gov. Wilson W. Wyatt said a start on a skyline drive to cross Pine Mountain in Letcher County probably would begin this summer. 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...

Families & Friends

Reunions • Reunions • Reunions • 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...

Music festival set for May 21

The Sugar Grove Opry Mountain Coal Bluegrass Festival will take place May 21 at the Kingdom Come Community Center.  The free show will begin at 1 p.m. with an open state. The festival performances will begin at 1:30 p.m. More...

Moments and Memories of WHS

November 1959 Black Kat  There he stands like a mighty colossus, or rough, tough, roaring scoring halfback known as Roger Kincer. He is the record-breaking man of the E.K.M.C., he is the captain of our team.  More...

Entertainment

Dick Van Dyke’s memoir self-portrait of lucky man

NEW YORK   Dick Van Dyke looks back and marvels.  The way he sizes up his 85-andcounting years is summarized by the title of his new memoir, “My Lucky Life in and out of Show Business”: dumb luck.  Luckily, he had a lot of More...

Berry’s ‘The Jefferson Key’ a no-holds-barred thriller

“The Jefferson Key” (Ballantine Books), by Steve Berry:   Steve Berry’s latest Cotton Malone adventure, “The Jefferson Key,” mixes American history with page-turning suspense in a delightful concoction.  More...

Coming events

LETCHER COUNTY  ROCK, POP, BLUES RAP, CHRISTIAN BENT SENSES; Sat., May 21 in Whitesburg at Summit City. MALCOM HALCOMBE; Thu., May 26 in Whitesburg at Summit City.   More...

Voters in Jenkins OK alcohol sales

Williams-Farmer win easily here

Residents in the City of Jenkins voted overwhelmingly to allow the sale of alcoholic beverages in restaurants that seat at least 50 people.  The wet-dry initiative was the most talked about issue on Letcher County ballots Tuesday that also inclu More...

Soapy substance flows, fish die

The Kentucky Division of Water (DOW) is working to indentify the source from which a soap-like substance entered a branch of Elkhorn Creek in Jenkins last week.  “There was no evidence of where it entered the stream,” said Allison Fl More...

Opinions

A tough choice to make

What a horrible choice to have to make. Whose lands and lifetimes are to be flooded. Definitely not a choice many of us would want to make.  More...

A tyrant bites the dust

I heard news this week that I have waited almost 10 years to hear. Another tyrant bit the dust. If that don’t shine your shoes, nothing will.  More...

A chambermaid’s rights

Most every detail surrounding the arrest of Dominique Strauss- Kahn blew right out the “Law and Order” storybook. More...

Sports

Lady Cougar basketball camp set

The sixth annual Letcher Central Lady Cougar Basketball Camp of Champions will be held at the LCCHS gymnasium June 6-9. The camp will begin Monday at 8:30 a.m. and players can register that morning in the lobby of the gym. More...

Baseball great Killebrew dies after cancer battle; was AL All-Star 11 times

MINNEAPOLIS   Harmon Killebrew, the affable, big-swinging Hall of Famer whose tape-measure home runs made him the cornerstone of the Minnesota Twins and perhaps the most popular player in the team’s 51-year history, died Tuesday after batt More...

For money, pride only

One of the most anticipated stops on the entire Sprint Cup schedule will take place this Saturday night at Charlotte Motor Speedway when the lights will be turned on for the 27th running of the Sprint All-Star Race. More...

Health

Medicines and diet used to treat gout

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: Do you have information on gout? I am 65, and my sonin law is 32. We both have it. It is so painful. My doctor was pretty vague. He asked me to go on the computer to find which foods I should or should not eat. More...

Disabilities challenge moms-to-be

WASHINGTON  Her first pregnancy brought Dianna Fiore Radoslovich a break from the weakness and pain of her multiple sclerosis.  She put away her cane and her meds and gave birth to a healthy son.  More...

Study impacts heart treatment very little

CHICAGO  Landmark research that should have changed the way doctors treat millions of heart patients with clogged arteries has had little effect — many still don’t first try medicines that sometimes eliminate the need for costly, inv More...

Obituaries

Reva Williams succumb at 84

Reva May Hay Williams, 84, of Pound, Va., died May 14 at Heritage Rehabilitation Center in Big Stone Gap, Va.  Born in Auxier to the late Ethel McClure Hay and Raymond Dewey Hay Sr., she was a member of the First Baptist Church in Jenkins, and e More...

Services are held for Nova Fields

Nova Lee Sexton Fields, 69, died May 9.  A daughter of the late Walter and Eva Amburgey Sexton, she was the widow of Benton Fields.  She was the mother of the late Ben Allen Fields, a sister of the late Lovell Sexton, Alfred Sexton and wife More...

Rites are held for Joe Pack Jr.

Joe Pack Jr., 60, died May 13, at his home at Craft’s Colly.  A son of the late Joseph and Blanche Collins Pack, he was a member of King’s Chapel Church, the Whitesburg Mason Lodge and the Order of the Eastern Star.  More...