September 7, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Anderson sentencing is set

Formal sentencing will be held later this month for a 25-year-old Isom man who was found guilty of second-degree manslaughter in connection with a fatal car wreck here last November.  More...

News

Wreck at Mayking injures man critically

A Neon area man remained in critical condition in a Tennessee hospital this week where he was being treated for injuries he received in a single-vehicle accident at Mayking.  More...

Dog show set for Sept. 18

The Mountain Heritage Dog Show is set for 2 p.m., September 18, at River Park in Whitesburg. Registration starts at 1:30 p.m.  More...

SAFETY CHECK

— Letcher County Sheriff ’s Deputies Matt Gayheart and James Profitt were among 35 officers who participated in the “Border to Border” checkpoint project on September 2 near t More...

Columns

Now here’s a tip

• Plant deciduous trees (trees that lose their leaves in the fall) strategically in order to reduce your heating and cooling costs. More...

Car Talk

How often to change oil on differentials?

Dear Tom and Ray:  More...

The way we were

September 7, 1961   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  Enterprise Coal Company, you stink. More...

Health

Physical fitness for seniors

I’d like to say a few words to the seniors of Letcher County. More...

Walk for wellness

Wellness Walks start at 8 a.m. on Fridays at the Letcher County Veterans Memorial Museum in Whitesburg. Walkers will start with a goal of a mile, and increase each Friday morning until they are at three miles at the end of October. More...

Questions about vaccine for shingles

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: I am a 59-year-old female who had a severe case of chickenpox as a child. More...

Entertainment

Kids, adults enjoy Isom Days

Letcher County’s fall festival season continued in earnest this past weekend with Isom Days. Neon Days begins Sept. 9.   More...

SPEAKING OF SOAPS

RECAPS – 9/5-9/9

ALL MY CHILDREN . Verla Grubbs visited Pine Valley. Erica remembered working with Mike Roy on her first book. Angie learned that her implanted new cells were in place and she had to wait to see if they worked to restore her sight. More...

Square dance planned

The Carcassonne square dance will be held from 8 to 10 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 10. Music will be by Randy Wil- son with Shawn Stamper, Gabe Wilson and Logan Dollarhide. For more information, call 633-7958.   More...

Deal calls for killer of Neon man to get 50 years in prison

John William Pigg Jr. has admitted to murdering an elderly Neon man and will be sentenced to 50 years in prison if Letcher Circuit Judge Sam Wright approves a plea agreement reached in the case.  More...

DRIVER INJURED CRITICALLY

— Letcher County Park Ranger Jim Revis examined a wrecked Dodge pickup on U.S. 119 at Mayking Friday night. More...

Opinions

Political Cartoon

Full Story

The president and his team

These days, I try to avoid conversations about President Obama. It’s not that I’ve lost interest in politics. It’s just that most of them don’t go anywhere. More...

Do workers still matter?

WASHINGTON  Let’s get it over with and rename the holiday we just celebrated earlier this week “Capital Day.” We may still celebrate Labor Day, but our culture has given up on honoring workers as the real creators of wealth and More...

Sports

Improved Cougars just miss upset

The improving Letcher County Central Cougars will take on Montgomery County this Friday night after falling just short in a bid to upset Franklin County last week at Cougar Field. More...

Sports in Kentucky

UK, UofL escape openers red-faced

Last Thursday’s season-opening performances by Kentucky and Louisville was evidence enough the Wildcats and Cardinals have no business opening a season against each other.  Reviews from Thursday were, to be kind, a mixed bag. More...

Why ‘wade fishing’ is great

The calendar may say September, but the truth is that before the rains hit early this week the temperatures have been nearly 100 degrees. So for at least a few more weeks, fishermen will have to find ways to beat the heat in order to fish. More...

Families & Friends

CAVORTING CANINE

— State highway workers were painting yellow lines on U.S. More...

Bennett and Linda Combs mark 54th anniversary

Cowan

Linda Combs and Yvonne Sutphin visited their aunt, Thelma Cook Bays, boys, and her husband, Hubert Bays, in Andrews, S.C. They are doing fairly well. More...

BIRTHDAY —

Callie Finchum is the daughter of Ramona and Michael Finchum and granddaughter of Bennett and Linda Combs. She turned 14 years old on August 29. More...

Obituaries

Services held for William Gibson

Funeral services for William David ‘Bill’ Gibson, 70, were held August 30 in Dayton, Ohio. More...

Elaine Hurst dies

Elaine Joyce Hurst, 74 of Jenkins, died September 1 at Pikeville Regional Medical Center.  She was a daughter of the late Ray Herrin and Zelma Herrin.  Surviving are a son, Kenneth Hurst of Jenkins, and two granddaughters, Maggie Hurst and More...

Services held for Ima Ingram, 89

Ima Ingram, 89, died September 3 at her home at Kingscreek.  A daughter of the late Ira and Mary Jane Fields Crase, she was the widow of Melvin Ingram, and a member of Doty Creek Old Regular Baptist Church.  More...