September 14, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Cops say drugs in home came from five states

Police say a Jeremiah man traveled to at least four states to get prescriptions for pain pills filled at pharmacies there and then brought those pills back to Letcher County to sell.  More...

News

New restaurant, bar offers plenty to do for sports fans

With football season in full swing, sports fans now have a place in downtown Whitesburg to watch their game of choice.  More...

Remembering 9/11 in Jenkins

Jenkins volunteer firefighters Willie Stanley and Harold Davis stood guard during the City of Jenkins’ 9/11 rememberance ceremony Sunday afternoon. More...

NEW CHIEF —

Whitesburg City Councilman Jimmy Bates presents new Whitesburg Police Chief Tyrone Fields with a plaque commemorating the promotion of Fields on Tuesday night. More...

Columns

SPEAKING OF SOAPS

RECAPS – 9/12-16   More...

Salome Stars

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) You’ll soon have a chance to take a big step up from where you are to where you want to be. Check it out first. Remember: Even the Mountain Sheep looks before it leaps. More...

Car Talk

Battery options for a Toyota Prius

Dear Tom and Ray:  More...

Speak Your Piece

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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

Action urged on Alzheimer’s plan

WASHINGTON  As her mother’s Alzheimer ’s worsened over eight long years, so did Doreen Alfaro’s bills: The walker, then the wheelchair, then the hospital bed, then the diapers — and the caregivers hired for more and more More...

Know the signs of heart valve trouble

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: For the past five years I have known that I have aortic stenosis. I have no symptoms and no restrictions on what I do. My doctor says I need no treatment. I’m happy about that. Will I have a shortened life? I’m 55. More...

Report says 1 in 5 adults still smokes

CHICAGO  Fewer U. S. adults are smoking and those who do light up are smoking fewer cigarettes each day, but the trend is weaker than the government had hoped.  More...

Obituaries

Services held for Watson Caudill

Watson Caudill, 87, of Jeremiah, died September 9 at the Corbin Hospital in Corbin.  A son of the late Sam Ray and Bessie Combs Caudill, he was the widower of Mildred Finley Caudill.  More...

Services held for Homer Gibson

Homer Lee ‘Cotton’ Gibson, 86, died August 31 at his home at Neon.  Born in Hemphill to the late John D. More...

J. Thomas ‘J.T.’ Caudill, 76, dies

Funeral services for J. Thomas ‘J.T.’ Caudill, 76, of Little Cowan, will be held at 1 p.m. today (Wednesday) at Little Cowan Primitive Baptist Church. Burial will be in the Caudill Cemetery at Little Cowan.  More...

Veolia Water pulls out of Whitesburg

Veolia Water North America announced Tuesday that it has ended its agreement to operate the City of Whitesburg’s water and sewer department because of what is termed the city’s “repeated financial nonpayment equaling more than one y More...

Analyst: Jenkins ready for hotel

A new hotel could quickly begin turning a profit if it was located near the Gateway Industrial Park at Jenkins, an analyst told the Jenkins City Council this week.   More...

Jenkins school officials told to appear in court

The Jenkins Independent School System, its superintendent and football coach have been served summonses ordering them to appear in Letcher District Court next week to answer to charges of failing to report a sexual assault of a Jenkins High School st More...

Opinions

Jim Hightower

Let’s get real about jobs

You know what’s wrong with the American economy, Bucko? You, that’s what. More...

E.J. Dionne

What has Obama learned?

WASHINGTON Our political system is not accustomed to the kind of battle that is going on now. President Obama has been slow to adjust to it. The voters are understandably mystified and frustrated by it. More...

Susan Estrich

The 27% solution

I’ve joined a new and growing minority. In fact, in New York City, we are practically a majority (about 47 percent), although nationally, we stand at 27 percent. We’re the people who live alone. More...

Sports

Bob Watkins Sports in Kentucky

Plenty is in line Saturday

Items to consider as Saturday’s Governor’s Cup football game between the University of Kentucky and the University of Louisville grows near:   1. For the combatants, Game Three is ... well, perfect. More...

Steve Mickey

New season begins

It has taken 26 races since the green flag waved at Daytona back in February to get to the point that we now know which 12 drivers will have the opportunity to run for this season’s title. More...

Struttin’ Time

Just any old turkey call won’t work

I am really excited now. I just finished booking my first hunt for 2012. I will be hunting with my friend, Gary Yunk, from Aladdin, Wyoming. We will be going after the true Merriam turkey. I hope to add three Merriams on that hunt.  More...

Families & Friends

Vada Caudill recovering from stroke

I’ll start off by thanking everyone who has shown our family love and compassion during our recent loss of our beloved Keith Pridemore Jr.  More...

Xplicit show set

Xplicit will perform at the Whitesburg American Legion at 9 p.m. on September 17.   More...

Walk planned

The National Alliance on Mental Health in Hazard will host its annual walk for mental health at the Perry County Park at 1 p.m., Oct. 1. Registration will begin at 10 a.m. More...

Entertainment

Reagan Boggs to bring miners’ tribute song to Whitesburg

Tired of watching underground coal miners being treated as “villains” by some, Reagan Boggs decided it was time to put together a new song to honor those who earn their living by performing one of the world’s most dangerous jobs.&nb More...

Coming events

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