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Water board hires new manager

The Board of Directors of the Letcher County Water and Sewer District has voted to hire a Cumberland man as its new general manager.  More...

News

Jenkins school budget up some over last year

The Jenkins Independent Schools Board of Education voted unanimously to adopt a tentative budget of $3.7 million Monday evening at its May meeting. This year’s budget is up slightly from last year’s budget of $3.4 million. More...

LCCHS students win history competition

Four students from Letcher County Central High School won at Kentucky’s National History Day Competition and will compete nationally.  More...

Hospital unveils new equipment

The Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Healthcare (ARH) Hospital switched from using film screen mammography to digital mammography about a month ago and staff members say the newer technology has improved patient care.  “We’re very exc More...

Columns

Now here’s a tip

• Use a mesh bag to hold flowers in place in a vase. Just roll or wad it up and put it down in the bottom of the vase. More...

SPEAKING OF SOAPS

RECAPS – 5/23-27   More...

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Lots of possibilities begin to open up by midweek. Some seem more appealing than others. But wait for more facts to emerge later on before you consider which to choose.  More...

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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 E-m@il address   More...

Families & Friends

Sparkman earns master’s degree

Dillard Sparkman of Jenkins, was graduated last month from Indiana Wesleyan University. He earned a master’s degree in business administration, applied management.   More...

Dr. Steven Vest becomes fellow

Dr. Steven Vest, a gastroenterologist with a medical practice in Norton, Va., has been given fellowship status in the American Gastroenterological Association. More...

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...

Entertainment

Coming events

LETCHER COUNTY  ROCK, POP, BLUES RAP, CHRISTIAN MALCOM HALCOMBE; Thu., May 26 in Whitesburg at Summit City. X-PLICIT; Fri., June 3 in Whitesburg at Summit City.   More...

Hall of Fame inducts writer of ‘D-I-V-O-R-C-E,’ others

NASHVILLE, Tenn. Bobby Braddock’s songwriting process usually starts with a title, but not all the time. More...

Singer-songwriter Malcolm Holcombe will perform here

Malcolm Holcombe, a gruffvoiced singer-songwriter from the Asheville, N.C. More...

Tight budget forces school teacher cuts

The Letcher County Board of Education has approved a tentative budget that cuts a number of teacher and staff positions to help make up for significant losses in state funding and the rising costs of diesel fuel and utility bills.  More...

Man harassed witness in drug case, police say

A 58-year-old Neon man has been charged with harassing an informant in a felony drug case involving a former Fleming-Neon High School football coach and suspended Kentucky High School Athletics Association game official.  More...

Linefork woman is charged

A Linefork woman arrested on drug trafficking charges is out of jail after posting a $10,000 cash bond.  Tina C. More...

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Boehner’s Catholic lessons

WASHINGTON  Sometimes we learn more from the dogs that don’t bark and the wheels that don’t squeak.  More...

Playing chicken with economy

New polling by Rasmussen shows voters highly conflicted over which party to blame for our economic troubles and which is best able to end them. But Americans agree on one thing: The economy is lousy. More...

Sports

Extra 100 miles on tap

Last Saturday night’s running of the Sprint All-Star Race was all about getting to race for a million dollars without the worry of collecting those precious Sprint Cup points. More...

Magazine ranking lacks substance, merit

Overpaid Coaches?  The headline reads: Kentucky’s John Calipari is a very good coach, but good enough for $4 million a year? We say no.   More...

Gabby’s fishing fever

Bass fishing with lipless crank baits

Bass are now feeding on shad and baitfish to build up and store energy for the spawn.  There are several baits that resemble the look and action of a shad, but one of the best is the lipless crank bait or, as it’s also known, the rattle tr More...

Health

When leg cramps cramp your sleep

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: For several years I have had spasms in my left leg at night while asleep. Now I get them in my right leg. They are intense and painful. My calcium is normal. I have taken magnesium and leg-cramp pills without results. More...

Boomers fuel knee, hip surgeries

SAN DIEGO   We’re becoming a nation of bum knees, wornout hips and sore shoulders, and it’s not just the Medicare set. Baby boomer bones and joints also are taking a pounding, spawning a boom in operations to fix them.  More...

Implant helps paralyzed man walk

LONDON  After Rob Summers was paralyzed below the chest in a car accident in 2006, his doctors told him he would never stand again. They were wrong.  More...

Obituaries

Bige Combs dies

Funeral services for Bige Combs, 73, of Isom will be held at 1p.m. today (Wednesday) at the House of Prayer.  He died May 23 at Pikeville Medical Center. Burial will be in Adams Cemetery at Jeremiah.  He was a son of the late E.B. More...

Nila Mae Turner buried at Cowan

Funeral services for Nila Mae Turner, 57, were held May 21 at Everidge Funeral Home in Whitesburg. More...

Rites held for James Tolliver

James Alfred Tolliver, 58, died May 21 at his home at Linefork.  Born in Jackhorn to the late Wiley and Lonthal Tolliver, he was a grandfather of the late Seth Michael Tolliver, and a brother of the late Shirley Williams, Brenda Tolliver and Den More...