June 29, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

44 face drug counts

Arraignments are scheduled for July 29 in Letcher Circuit Court for 44 people who are named on felony drug charges in 66 indictments returned by the Letcher Grand Jury.  The indictments are the result of investigations by the Letcher County Sher More...

Features

Now here’s a tip

• Glassware will sparkle if you add a capful of bleach to the rinse water when handwashing dishes.  • “Berries are in season, and I use berry baskets for lots of little storage needs. More...

Opinions

Like it or not, Bachmann no flake

It pains me to have to point this out, but Michele Bachmann is not a flake.   Politically, the conservative congresswoman and I could not be more different. More...

Cartoon

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The agony of prudence

WASHINGTON  Among Dana Carvey’s most brilliant sketches on “Saturday Night Live” were his dead-perfect impersonations of President George H.W. Bush, which made a permanent contribution to America’s political language. More...

Sports

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TO PLAY VOLLEYBALL IN COLLEGE — Myrika Begley signed scholarship papers Monday to play volleyball for the University of Pikeville. More...

Being principled driver may hurt Tony Stewart

CHARLOTTE, N.C.

It’s probably not the best time for Tony Stewart to assume the role of NASCAR’s traffic cop. More...

Kanter to Liggins, draft was mixed

Impact of NBA Draft in Kentucky? Mixed and fun.  Top end, the Free Enes t-shirt frenzy got a bounce and may have a new market when Kentucky’s big man, who never played a minute, was chosen third by Utah. More...

Families & Friends

Vet earns diploma

A Whitesburg-area man has received his high school diploma 45 years after he left to fight in Vietnam.  Although Jack Newman of Solomon had completed his GED and taken some college classes, he regretted not having a high school diploma.  More...

Photo

DOUBLE VISION — Twin fawns fed in a grassy meadow near Maysville, Ky., on Monday. (AP Photo/The Ledger Independent, Terry Prather) More...

Transistor radios were big deal and big threat in Letcher County

Points East

Steve Adams worked on radios. More...

Obituaries

Miller rites held

Funeral services for Lenox Miller, 71 were held June 24 in Clay City. More...

Rites are held for Jack Sturgill

Jack ‘J.D.’ Sturgill, 62, died June 11 at his home at Beaver Dam.  Born in Letcher County to the late Noah Dennis and Belle Baker Sturgill, he enjoyed gardening, watching wrestling, and spending time with his grandchildren.  He More...

Marvin E. Taylor buried at Colley

Marvin E. Taylor, 65, died June 22 at his home at Mayking.  A son of the late Lonnie and Mary Alice Holbrook Taylor, he was a brother of the late Stevie Taylor, Donnie Taylor and Larry ‘Jug’ Taylor.  More...

Some employees keep school jobs

Some employees who were given pink slips in the spring have been rehired to work in the Letcher County Public School System.  “We recalled quite a few people,” said Anna Craft, superintendent of Letcher County Public Schools, during More...

Isom, Neon Whitesburg to celebrate with a bang

Fireworks celebrations are planned in three Letcher County communities to commemorate Independence Day.  A fireworks display paid for by the Isom Days Committee will begin at dark on July 3 at the Isom Fairgrounds. More...

News

Jenkins addresses student clothing, bullying

The Jenkins Independent Board of Education this week addressed a number of updates and changes in the Student Handbook and Code of Conduct.  More...

Feds: Miners warned

LOUISVILLE  Coal miners working underground were warned in advance of a search for cigarettes and lighters at a Pikeville mine with a history of methane gas leaks, federal officials said in a court filing.  Federal inspectors had planned to More...

Coal firm to pay Howard while out

Letcher County coal miner Charles Scott Howard and Cumberland River Coal Company (CRCC) entered into an agreement last week whereby Howard will be paid $1,753.50 per week by CRCC not to enter onto the company’s property while his safety discrim More...

Columns

It’s time to say goodbye to the Fiat

Car Talk

Dear Tom and Ray:  More...

The way we were

Clips from Mountain Eagle front pages over the past 50 years   June 29, 1961  More...

Salome's Stars

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) You dislike waiting for promises to be fulfilled and for commitments to be kept, but resist your headstrong tendency to push things along. Your patience will be rewarded.  More...

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Speak Your Piece

Call 633-7508 from 9 am Tuesday to 9 am Friday.  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...

Health

Getting a handle on heartburn problems

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: After an endoscopy, the doctor told me I have a hiatal hernia. He said nothing could be done for it and that I will have to live with it the rest of my life. He gave me no medicines or advice. More...

Diabetes now worldwide crisis

LONDON  The number of adults worldwide with diabetes has more than doubled in three decades, jumping to an estimated 347 million, a new study says.  Much of that increase is due to aging populations — since diabetes typically hits in More...

Start early in fight to keep kids trim

WASHINGTON  A food pyramid just for the under-2 set? More...

Entertainment

Tyme to play

East KY Tyme, a country/ bluegrass band, will play Friday, July 1, 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, July 4, at 1 and 5 p.m. More...

‘Buried Secrets’ tops mysteries list

Book reviews

“Buried Secrets: A Nick Heller Novel” (St.  More...

Coming events

LETCHER COUNTY   ROCK, POP, BLUES  RAP, CHRISTIAN  SUNDAY BEST; Fri., July 1 in Whitesburg at Summit City.  X-PLICIT; Fri., July 8 in Whitesburg at Summit City.  More...