August 24, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Columns

Struttin’ Time

No worries, turkey season here soon

I’m sitting here, drinking some green tea with pomegranate. The world is in a mess, the stock market gone to hell, and at this point in time, I couldn’t care less.  More...

Car Talk

Slow speed is best for speed bumps

Dear Tom and Ray:  I live in a gated community with lots of speed bumps to deter speeding. I am always amazed at the ingenious techniques people use when they go over speed bumps. More...

The way we were

August 24, 1961  State Senator Archie Craft has been nominated by President John F. Kennedy to be U.S. marshal for the eastern district of Kentucky.  . More...

Sports

Last-gasp heroics save Letcher Central

Quarterback Logan Johnson was named the most valuable player on offense after Letcher County Central’s opening game win over Madison Central, and for good reason.  More...

Gabby’s fishing fever

Worm fishing for deep summer bass

The high water temperatures and the lack of oxygen in shallow water drives most bass into deeper water where they will stay until the fall weather starts to cool the water down.  More...

Cavs will be on road after loss to Phelps

Above, Ryan Bentley of Jenkins High School was pulled down by a Phelps defender after carrying the ball during the Cavaliers’ 46-22 opening loss to the Hornets last Friday. More...

Families & Friends

Burning tire gave light for fishing

Southern Ohio

Hello again everyone!  It sure looks and feels like an autumn day to me. I just looked across the hayfield from our house and several trees on the hillside are starting to turn brown. Oh I am not ready for this. More...

SCHOLARSHIP

Anthony Sean Potter is the recipient of the 2011 Letcher County Teachers’ Credit Union Scholarship. More...

Rotary members attend play

Seven members of the Rotary Club of Whitesburg and three guests traveled to Abingdon, Va., recently to see the mini production play “The Codgerella” by Mark Cook at Barter Stage II, a humorous yet moving play about retirement, and the pos More...

Obituaries

Hazel Mullins, 91, dies in Tenn.

Hazel Violet Hall Mullins, 91, of Jonesborough, Tenn., died August 21, , at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.  Born at Beefhide, she lived in McRoberts until moving to the Jonesborough area in 1982. More...

John Jent Jr. buried at Deane

John Jent, Jr. 76, of Democrat, died August 17 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital.  Born in Neon to the late Spencer Columbus and Duffie Sexton Jent, he was the widower of Delia Rosetta Jent.  More...

Services held for Carolyn Boggs

Carolyn Boggs, 72, died August 15 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital.  A daughter of the late James and Dory Wyatt and Sybil Wyatt, she was the mother of the late Michael Boggs.  She was a sister of the late Glenn ‘ Bud&rsqu More...

Board stays silent after hearing pleas to keep school open

A citizen’s plea to the Letcher County Board of Education to keep Beckham Bates Elementary School operating drew no response from board members or other school officials during the board’s August meeting this week.  More...

Tackett asks Appeals Court to stop home’s liquidation

Former Golden Years Rest Home administrator James F. “Chum” Tackett has asked the Kentucky Court of Appeals to stop the liquidation of the personal care home in Jenkins.   More...

Jenkins officials don’t like cheerleaders’ black socks

Black socks worn by high school football cheerleaders are drawing attention from the Jenkins Independent Schools Board of Education and some other members of the community.  More...

Opinions

Jobs is your job, Mr. President

Having just been recently rolled by tea party Republicans in the debt-ceiling circus, Barack Obama now says that his priority is job creation. Wow, what took him so long?   More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Obama: Go big, long, global

WASHINGTON  President Obama has only one option as he ponders a world economy teetering on the edge: He needs to go big, go long and go global.   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

Ginseng time is already here

Well, it’s getting about that time of the year once more. It will be time by the time this comes out in the paper. I’m talking about ginseng digging time, Aug. 15. More...

Loud snoring can signal sleep apnea

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: I have sleep apnea. Before being treated by a sleep specialist, I was very sleepy during the day and had no energy. My specialist prescribed a mask that pumps air into my nose. It helps somewhat. More...

FDA approves drug for two cancers

WASHINGTON  Federal regulators have approved an innovative cancer drug from Seattle Genetics Inc. to treat two rare forms of cancer that attack the lymph nodes.  More...

Entertainment

Bluegrass festival Sept. 5

The Miner’s Memorial Bluegrass Festival will begin at 2 p.m., Monday, Sept. 5, at the Hemphill Community Center. Scheduled to perform are Bluegrass Circle, Dawson Creek Grass, Will Caudill & Route 7, and East KY Tyme. More...

SPEAKING OF SOAPS

RECAPS – 8/22-8/26

ALL MY CHILDREN . Tad remembered that he had an immigration interview regarding Cara and Dixie agreed to stay out of the way. Bianca tried to tell Erica about her affair with Marissa, but Erica was too excited about her vacation in Paris. More...

Groups get $1,000

At the August meeting of the Letcher County Fiscal Court, funding of $1,000 each to the Bluegrass Festival by the Creek, Coal Miners’ Bluegrass Festival at Hemphill, Haymond Homecoming and the McRoberts Reunion was approved.   More...