June 1, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Seven sentenced after entering guilty pleas

Six men and one woman entered guilty pleas recently in Letcher Circuit Court and were sentenced by Circuit Judge Sam Wright.  John Curtis Maggard, 24, of 9392 Highway 119, Eolia pleaded guilty to complicity to theft by deception (less than $500) More...

News

DAR to host workshop

The Daughters of the American Revolution, Pine Mountain Chapter will host a membership workshop on June 10.  The workshop will be held on lower floor of the Harry M. Caudill Library. Registration will begin at 9 a.m., class will begin at 9:30. More...

Tyme to play

East KY Tyme, a country/ bluegrass band, will play Friday, June 3, at Hemphill Community Center from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Food will be available for purchase. Everyone is invited to attend. The group will also perform Saturday, June 4, at 6 p.m. More...

NEW COACH —

Leah Nicole Harris, a 2011 graduate of Pikeville College with a degree in psychology, has been hired as assistant volleyball coach for the University of Pikeville. More...

Columns

Moments in Time

• On June 15, 1215, King John puts his royal seal on the Magna Carta, or “Great Charter,” a peace treaty between John and his barons, guaranteeing that the king would respect feudal rights and privileges, uphold the freedom of the ch More...

Strange but True

• It was British novelist and playwright Somerset Maugham who made the following sage observation: “I made up my mind long ago that life was too short to do anything for myself that I could pay others to do for me.”  More...

Salome's Stars

ARIES ( March 21 to April 19) A heads-up alert to all free-spirited Ewes and Rams: Be wary of a deal that could result in compromising your independence. Check every detail before making a commitment.  More...

Speak Your Piece

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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

Raising Sussex chicks fun, hard

Hello all. I hope you are doing well and had a safe holiday weekend. We are all doing well. Hopefully it will last for a little while this time. More...

Gift

GIFT — Students at Jenkins Independent School’s Burdine Campus were recently surprised with a gift from the Burdine Parent Teachers Organization. More...

School’s out so watch for the four-wheelers

Hello everyone, I hope all is well. It has been an exciting week on Cowan. More...

Entertainment

‘Gettysburg’ captures Civil War

Film by ‘Top Gun’ directors airs Thursday on History

RICHMOND, Va.   Within the first five minutes of the History channel documentary “Gettysburg,” a Union soldier splits open the skull of a Confederate with his rifle stock. More...

Sisters offer beautiful country harmony

Carter’s Chord, “ Wild Together” (Show Do  More...

Coming events

LETCHER COUNTY   ROCK, POP, BLUES  RAP, CHRISTIAN  X-PLICIT; Fri., June 3 in Whitesburg at Summit City.  COMPANY OF THIEVES; Fri., June 17 in Whitesburg at Summit City.  More...

Construction plans for Letcher schools hold $27 million tag

Public comments on proposal sought

A public hearing is scheduled for this week to discuss a list of more than $27 million worth of renovation and construction projects for school facilities in the Letcher County Public School District. More...

MCHC to mark 40th year Friday

The 40th anniversary celebration of Mountain Comprehensive Health Corporation is set for 1 p.m. on Friday at its Whitesburg location.  “Forty years is quite an accomplishment,” said L.M. More...

FOUR YEARS OLD —

Aubrey Loren Willett celebrated her Ariel party, complete with inflatables. She is the granddaughter of Brenda Garrett of Little Cowan and Mike and Evelyn Willett of Taylorsville. More...

Opinions

You, too, can be a critic

On the prowl for a good dinner in a Florida town we didn’t know well, I went on Yelp. Yelp is a social networking website that lets anyone review a business. More...

Does he insist you change your name?

For years, a male reader who disagrees with everything I write has left voice messages, which always open with this: “Hey, Mrs. Connie Schultz Brown.”   More...

Our imagination deficit

WASHINGTON   While the United States remains utterly frozen in a debate about budget deficits and all the things that government shouldn’t do, other countries are marrying public and private resources to make themselves stronger and more c More...

Sports

Hey, conspiracy theorists, NASCAR ran a good show

CONCORD, N.C.   The pressure on NASCAR to deliver an outstanding Coca-Cola 600 started to build before the garage even opened at Charlotte Motor Speedway.  More...

Harvick fueled to victory

It seems like we hear crew chiefs at every stop on the Sprint Cup schedule telling their drivers, to “try and save a little fuel.” That is something that is hard for all of us to accomplish, let alone a driver that is driving over 180 mil More...

Struttin’ Time

Suffering post-turkey season blues

“The final day of turkey season is impossible to accept,” hunter Mark Strand said recently. No truer words have been spoken.  More...

Health

Is repeat flu shot needed in fall?

ATLANTA  Vaccine makers said they plan to make a record amount of flu vaccine for this fall and winter — enough for more than half the population. It’s just not clear all those people will need it.  More...

Fibromyalgia

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: I am a 43-year-old mother of three children, and I also teach school. Since last spring, I have lost all energy, and my muscles seem to hurt all over. I have consulted three doctors. More...

Teen bond soothes transplant fears

WASHINGTON  Courtney Montgomery’s heart was failing fast, but the 16-year-old furiously refused when her doctors, and her mother, urged a transplant.  More...

Obituaries

Services held for Luther Profitt

Funeral services for Luther ‘L.J.’ Profitt, 63, of Isom, were held yesterday (Tuesday) at Letcher Funeral Home in Whitesburg. More...

Kirby Caudill dies at 43

Kirby Caudill, 43, died May 27 at his home at Woodrock.  He was the son of Fred and Louise Jent Caudill of Carcassonne.  Surviving in addition to his parents are his wife, Madge Adams Caudill; a son, Dakota Blair of Woodrock; two daughters, More...

Demaree Caudill, 76, succumbs

Demaree Caudill, 76, died May 29 at his home at Hallie.  He was a son of the late Marion and Clercy Griffie Caudill.  More...