June 15, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Historic coal firm selling its holdings

Built Fleming, Haymond and Hemphill

Rhino Resource Partners LP, a Lexington-based coal firm with operations in the Deane area of Letcher County, has announced the acquisition of Elk Horn Coal Company for approximately $120 million in cash with no assumption of debt.  More...

Garbage rates will go up in Whitesburg

Sanitation fees in the City of Whitesburg will go up $1.00 per month to address rising fuel costs and increases in landfill fees.  More...

News

Whitesburg woman in critical condition after wreck at Kona

A Whitesburg woman remains in critical condition at a Tennessee hospital after suffering injuries in a two-vehicle collision at Kona on Sunday night.  More...

Husband, wife charged with making meth inside their home at Cromona

A husband and wife from Cromona are being held in the Letcher County Jail without bond after being arrested for making methamphetamine.  Larry W. More...

Jenkins school board members ahead of the curve with its use of high technology at meetings

Members of the Jenkins Independent Board of Education may be the first in Kentucky to use tablet computers to access “board packets” at school board meetings.  More...

Columns

Transmission problem isn’t wife’s fault

Car Talk

Dear Tom and Ray:  More...

The way we were

June 15, 1961  The Whitesburg City Council has authorized Mayor Ferdinand Moore to sign a contract with Kentucky Power Company for installation of new street lights on Main Street.  .  More...

Salome's Stars

ARIES ( March 21 to April 19) You feel ready to face up to a major change, although it might involve some risks. A once-dubious family member comes around and offers support and encouragement.  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

Keeping in touch with old Marlowe friends

Hello everyone. I hope you are all doing well and keeping cool.  I was so pleased to hear from my friend, Ada Miller King. I kept thinking about calling her, but you know how that goes — getting busy and forgetting. More...

Hope Campbell marks 80th birthday

I want to wish my husband Lee Roy a happy anniversary. June 9 marked our 27th year.  Happy birthday to Craig Frazier of Raytown, Missouri, formally of Knott County, on June 8. More...

Tyme to play

Country-bluegrass band East KY Tyme will perform Friday (June 17) at Hemphill Community Center from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Food will be available for purchase. More...

Entertainment

Coming events

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Company of Thieves here Friday

The Chicago band Company of Thieves is returning to Summit City in Whitesburg — this time as a headliner.  More...

New novel a Deep South thriller

Book review

“The Ranger,” (G.P. More...

Pool owners to blame, Neon says

Fleming-Neon residents who have been tapping into fire hydrants to fill their swimming pools are responsible for “dingy water” which has ruined clothing and threatens to damage appliances, said Water Department Superintendent Carlos Phill More...

Opinions

RomneyCare

I’m sorry, Mitt. I’m probably the last person in the world you’d want saying a nice word about you. Maybe you can trot this out in the general election. More...

Cartoon

Full Story

Gridlocking lives of jobless

WASHINGTON  Welcome to the miserable world of no-way-out politics.   More...

Sports

UK players get eye-opening experience

Bob Watkins

At the opposite end of the show-me-the-money scale for one-and-doners are Danny Travathan and Stuart Hines. The UK football stars spent a week in Ethiopia recently visiting villages, helping distribute food, and spending time with children.   More...

Gramps vs. The Brat

Let us consider the strange case of Richard Childress and Kyle Busch.  More...

Gabby’s fishing fever

Buzz baits catch bass at night

In addition to beating the hot sun, night fishing is a peak time to fish for bass close to and on the surface of the water. Several baits can be fished at night, but one of the best has always been the buzz bait.  More...

Health

Cancer med costs stun seniors

Facing a life-and-death struggle with kidney cancer, Rita Moore took her prescription for a new kind of chemotherapy pill to her local drugstore.  She was stunned when the pharmacist told her the cost for a month’s supply would be $2,400, More...

Bed-wetting affects children very deeply

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: Our grandson soon will be 15. He still wets the bed. His parents have done everything from pills to alarms, but nothing helps. Sometimes he gets depressed, and that scares us. More...

Kick the habit, gain weight?

Scientists say they’ve fi- nally discovered why smokers tend to gain some weight when they kick the habit.  It turns out that nicotine can rev up brain cells that normally signal people to stop eating when they’re full, researchers r More...

Obituaries

Martha Baker, 98, succumbs

Funeral services for Martha ‘Goldie’ Craft Baker, 98, of House Springs, Missouri, were held June 13 at the Mayking Baptist Church.  Mrs. Baker died at her home June 9. More...

Letcher native Olvin Houston dies

Olvin Houston, 93, died June 6 at his home in Jeffersonville.  Born in Letcher County to the late Olvin and Susan Wright Houston, he was the widower of Irene Ison Houston, and a grandfather of the late Al Houston.  He was a member of the C More...

Services held for Kenny Sturgill

Funeral services for Kenny O. Sturgill, 54, of Viper were held June 13 at Everidge Funeral Home in Whitesburg.  Sturgill died June 10 at the Hazard Appalachian Regional Hospital.  More...