August 3, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Jobless rate is up a little, but still below last year’s

Unemployment rose slightly in Letcher County between May and June but is still lower than it was at this time last year, according to new statistics released by state government.  More...

News

Jury says two intimidated drug witness

Two men charged with intimidating a witness in a drug investigation are among seven people named in indictments by the Letcher Grand Jury.  More...

Motorcycle crash kills Virginia man in Jenkins

A Virginia man died in a motorcycle crash in Jenkins on July 29.  More...

Beshear, Williams both face ethics complaints

FRANKFORT  Kentucky’s two major gubernatorial candidates were accused this week of violating state ethics laws, each by the chairmen of opposing political parties.  More...

Columns

Car Talk

Commuter turns vigilante; am I a jerk?

Dear Tom and Ray: More...

The way we were

August 3, 1961  More...

Salome's Stars

ARIES ( March 21 to April 19) You sometimes go to extremes to prove a point. But this time, you won’t have to. Supporters are ready, falling over themselves to help you make your case.  More...

Speak Your Piece

Speak Your Piece

Tell us what’s on your mind. No need to give your name.

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...

Health

Insurers must cover birth control with no copays allowed

WASHINGTON   Health insurance plans must cover birth control as preventive care for women, with no copays, the Obama administration said this week in a decision with farreaching implications for health care as well as social mores.  More...

For some, hypnosis can ease the pain, recovery of surgery

LONDON  As the surgeons cut into her neck, Marianne Marquis was thinking of the beach.  As she heard the doctors’ voices, she was imagining her toes in the sand, the water lapping.  More...

Strokes up among pregnant women, new moms

Strokes have spiked in the U.S. among pregnant women and new mothers, probably because more of them are obese and suffering from high blood pressure and heart disease, researchers report.  More...

Entertainment

SPEAKING OF SOAPS

RECAPS – 8/1-8/5

ALL MY CHILDREN . Ryan warned Greenlee not to let David’s information about Leo get to her. Griffin told Kendall and Cara that he’d stopped working with David. More...

Lizzie Mae Wright goes to Hollywood

Hey all you guys and gals out there, have you missed my news? Surely not, but I’ve been down south in Alabama. That’s hot country, and boy was it hot. It was hot! Hot! Hot! More...

Coming events

LETCHER COUNTY   ROCK, POP, BLUES  RAP, CHRISTIAN  X-PLICIT; Fri., Aug. 12 in Whitesburg at Summit City.  KID LIBERTY with CITY LIGHTS; Fri., Aug. 26 in Whitesburg at Letcher County Tourism Building.  More...

A DAY WITH THE PROS

Cincinnati Bengals punter Kevin Huber signed a football for Andy Yonts, 14, of Beckham Bates School as fellow members of the Letcher County Middle School Cougars awaited their turns during a visit to More...

Missing mural of mascot upsets some in Jenkins

Jenkins residents used to seeing a mural of a Cavalier mascot emblazoned on an old railroad overpass wall near the Jenkins High School were surprised last week when they come into Jenkins from US 23 and saw the image no longer there.  More...

Opinions

Disappointed Democrats

It was not supposed to be this way. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Dems need a primary, too

Ed Rendell, do you have plans for 2012? Hillary Clinton? More...

Sports

Middle school team visits NFL camp

Bengals, college are hosts

The 53 players and seven coaches who make up the Letcher County Cougars Middle School football team got the red carpet treatment at Georgetown College on Monday, where they watched the Cincinnati Bengals practice during training camp.  More...

Sports in Kentucky

August: It must be time for two-a-days in Ky.

With the Heat Index hovering at triple numbers and the air heavy enough to cause the happiest of fans to turn grumpy, it must be August.  More...

All eyes on Carl Edwards

INDIANAPOLIS  Carl Edwards is under no obligation to publicly discuss his ongoing contract negotiations or to hurry his decision along.  That doesn’t mean the NASCAR community isn’t frustrated with the wait.  More...

Families & Friends

Hattons back from Tennessee vacation

Whitesburg

Hello everyone. I hope you are all doing well and keeping cool. It has been so hot I’ve mostly stayed inside.  I am so sorry for all of the deaths we have been having. Our sympathy goes out to the family of Ben Fisher, only 21 years old. More...

Blackey Day approaching

Blackey Day, Oct. 15, is fast approaching and the Blackey Improvement Committee is quite busy getting ready for the big event. More...

Doyle and Betty Ison visit Bessie Shepherd

Southern Ohio

Hello again everyone! Do you think it will snow? I may as well joke as there’s nothing I can do! No amount of griping or complaining is going to change the weather. More...

Obituaries

Services held for Doug Blair

Funeral services for Doug Blair, 75, of Camp Branch, were held July 30 at Letcher Funeral Home. Burial was in Green Acres Cemetery at Ermine.  A son of the late Charlie Blair and Irene Engle Bates, he died July 28 at Pikeville Medical Center. More...

Services are held for Lovel Sturgill

Funeral services for Lovel Banks Sturgill, 88, were held August 2 at Everidge Funeral Home. Burial was in the Dinah Blair Cemetery at Cowan.  A daughter of the late Hiram F. and Frances Collins Banks, she was born in Letcher County. More...

Phyllistine Watson, 63, succumbs

Phyllistine Watson, 63, of Ferndale, Mich., died July 30 in Southfield, Mich.  She was born in Jeremiah to Grace Ison and the late Elisha Ison.  Surviving in addition to her mother are her husband,   Raymond Watson; a son, Monte Watson More...