August 17, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Grand jury indicts eight

Eight persons are named in the latest indictments returned by the Letcher Grand Jury. More...

News

Man guilty of motel robbery

A Letcher County jury has found a man guilty of robbing a Whitesburg motel at knifepoint and is recommending he serve 12 years in jail.  Mark Joseph Morton, 25, of 95 Bicycle Lane, Whitesburg, was found guilty of first-degree robbery and intimid More...

Workers injured

Two construction workers were injured in downtown Whitesburg last Wednesday when scaffolding on which they were standing collapsed under the weight of a brick wall which worked its way loose during r More...

Woman gets 12 years in wreck case

A Virginia woman who drove under the influence of drugs and crashed her vehicle into another motorist last October has been sentenced to 12 years in prison.  More...

Columns

Car Talk

Does valve-stem caps cost $71 to replace?

Dear Tom and Ray:  More...

The way we were

August 17, 1961  State Senator Archie Craft has been named Whitesburg’s “Man of the Year” by members of the Whitesburg Chamber of Commerce.   More...

Dim view of child killers

In February 2002, a man and his little boy lived in a trailer across the river from the Super 8 motel. On February 17, a visitor came to their home.  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

Gattons attend the Eolia school reunion

Cowan

Joe Myrel and Linda Brown of Forest, Miss., have been on Cowan this week visiting Virginia and Randy. They have had a busy summer raising a big garden and putting it up. They also got a lot of work done while they were here. More...

Watching 3-D movie was great experience

Big Cowan

Hello everyone. I hope all are having a good week. I took my sister Kathy Wolfe and her husband Eddie to the movies to see ‘Final Destination 5’ in 3-D. We all had a good time and the movie was great. More...

Digital mammogram is not more accurate

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: Please tell me if a digital mammogram is a great deal better than a regular mammogram. If I need to pay part of the cost, I don’t mind, if it’s worth it. More...

Entertainment

Lonesome Pine follows music

The entertainment for the “Trail of the Lonesome Pine” pre-show will be Thursday, Aug. 18, Susan Spruill, Big Stone Gap, Va.; Friday, Aug. 19, Richard Phillips, Big Stone Gap, Va.; and Saturday, Aug. More...

SPEAKING OF SOAPS

RECAPS – 8/15-8/19

ALL MY CHILDREN . Tad tried to reassure Cara about Dixie’s reappearance in his life. JR asked for the custody hearing to be moved up so Dixie and Tad couldn’t testify against him. Marissa and Bianca made love. More...

Strings to play at the Cabin II

Appalachian Strings will perform at 7:30 p.m., Saturday (Aug. 20) at the Country Cabin II in Norton, Va. The facility is located across Alternate Rte. 58 from the original Country Cabin, 1-½ miles west of Norton. More...

Millstone citizens say they’re tired of trash operations

A group of Millstone residents attended the August meeting of the Letcher County Fiscal Court on Monday to tell the court, “anyplace but here” on the issue of locating a steam garbage “cooker” in the community.  More...

Judge to decide home’s future

Letcher Circuit Judge Sam Wright said he will review proposals from three firms interested in leasing Golden Years Rest Home after a court-appointed receiver and the attorney general’s office asked Wright to authorize the receiver to execute a More...

Opinions

People worry for our country

The store window said 70 percent off. My son was getting a haircut across the street. I always enjoy chatting with the young woman from Boston who works there. Why not?   More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

The new old Obama

WASHINGTON  For President Obama, these are the days of never hearing an encouraging word. More...

Sports

Meet the Cougars

The Letcher County Central High School football team, band, cheerleaders and dance team will meet the public at 7 p.m. on August 18 at the LCCHS football field. Admission is $2 or a towel or a bar of soap.   More...

Sports in Kentucky

Jump shot, high five have ties to Kentucky

High Fives and jump shots are so uniquely American they’re woven into the fabric of who we are in athletics.   More...

Ex-Cats thinking abouts chool

LEXINGTON In the era of one-and-done athletes, no school has been more of a lightning rod than Kentucky under coach John Calipari. Opting for the NBA doesn’t mean that all those departed Wildcats have given up on their academic careers, though. More...

Families & Friends

Looks like we’re going to have an early fall

Southern Ohio

Hello friends everywhere!  What do you want to bet we have an early fall? Summer has been here with a vengeance though it sure doesn’t seem we’ve had a long hot summer. More...

TO BE WED

Megan Fields, daughter of Andy and Amelia Fields of Kingscreek and granddaughter of Doyle and Merlene Day and the late Andy and Echo Fields, and Raymond Perkins, son of Terry and Ramona Perkins of Sm More...

SIX YEARS OLD

Scotty North celebrated his sixth birthday on July 21. He is the son of Missy Hall Meade of Sandlick. More...

Obituaries

Rites are held for Jasper Hall

Jasper Claude Hall, 60, died August 10 at his home in Whitesburg.  A son of the late Johnnie and Helen Cornett Hall, he was a brother of the late Nathan Hall.  More...

Edgar Wilson, 49, dies in Ohio

Edgar Wilson, 49, of Cincinnati, Ohio, died August 4.  He was the son of Mary Jane Wilson and the late George Wilson, formerly of Cromona.  A celebration of his life was held August 9 at St. Luke’s Church in Cincinnati. More...

John Ray Gibson, 75, succumbs

John Ray Gibson, 75, died July 14 at his home on Sandlick.  A son of Mary Gibson of Isom and the late William Buster Gibson, he was a member of the G. Bennett Adams Church for 27 years.  More...