September 21, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

‘America’s Got Talent’ star headlines Heritage Festival

The fourth winner of NBC’s “America’s Got Talent” television show will headline the Mountain Heritage Festival this Saturday night.  More...

Features

Incubus :

Nice to know them

In the late Nineties, a southern California band burst onto the alternative scene. Known as Incubus, the band was noted for having a hard-edged funk-rock sound.  More...

Opinions

Connie Schultz

Random acts of kindness

At 6:23 a.m., I heard the familiar splat of newspapers outside our bedroom window.  Whump. Whump. Whump.  Rats.  If I hadn’t wasted precious minutes lounging in bed listening to NPR, I would have won this round. More...

Jim Hightower

‘Perry Tales’ keep on coming

It’s bedtime, children, so put on your jammies, scootch under the covers, and I’ll tell you another “Perry Tale.”   More...

Froma Harrop

This plan is almost perfect

President Obama’s deficitcutting plan is not perfect, but close to it. It’s fiscally smart and politically smart.  More...

Sports

Cougars get win, but lose quarterback

The Letcher County Central Cougars played inspired football and dominated the visiting Lawrence County Bulldogs in a convincing 35-6 victory. The great play was marred by an injury to Logan Johnson on a punt return near the end of the third quarter. More...

GIRLS WIN AGAIN

— Letcher County Central forward Arianna Collins lined up a kick as the Lady Cougars toppled Lexington’s Bryan Station 5-1 in a soccer match in Lexington on Saturday. More...

Bob Watkins Sports in Kentucky

The hot seat for Joker?

An analysis last week said winning the Governor’s Cup was more important to UK Coach Joker Phillips than Louisville Coach Charlie Strong.  Clear grasp of the obvious.  So, this week, among bumps in the night to be heard across the Blu More...

Families & Friends

BIRTHDAY —

Joe Bentley of Millstone, celebrated his 83rd birthday with family and friends at Pine Mountain Grill on August 20. He enjoyed riding to and from his birthday lunch “with the top down”. More...

Johnsons mark 46th anniversary

My sympathy to the family of Edward ‘Bulldog’ Smith of Carcassonne. He died at the Pikeville hospital on Friday, Sept. 16. He had been ill for about three week. He had surgery then had a stroke and was put on life support. More...

Board to meet

A meeting of the Kentucky River District Board of Health will be held at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 27. The meeting will take place at Ponderosa in Hazard.   More...

Obituaries

Services held for Sharon Whitaker

Sharon Anita Whitaker, 73, died September 12.  She was a daughter of the late Palmer and Virginia Blevins Bentley, and a member of Payne Gap Freewill Baptist Church for 35 years.  More...

Rites held for Dan P. Cupps

Dan P. More...

Smith rites held

Funeral services for Cy Edward ‘Bulldog’ Smith, 64, of Carcassonne, were held September 18 at Letcher Funeral Home. More...

Hearing Thursday in robbery case

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Thursday for a Letcher County man who is accused of attempting to rob Maggard’s Grocery near Isom last week.   More...

Garbage plan still hot issue for court

The atmosphere at the September meeting of the Letcher Fiscal Court this week became somewhat tense as the location of a proposed garbage treatment facility was again questioned by a group of Millstone residents who don’t want it in their commu More...

Thieves steal phone cable

Police say more than 1,000 feet of AT&T aerial copper telephone cable was stolen earlier this week in Blackey and Roxana.  Kentucky State Police Trooper Jody Sims said 1,000 feet of copper was taken in Roxana on Monday and 170 feet of copper More...

News

Neon couple held

A Neon couple was arrested last week on charges of distribution and possession of child pornography after an investigation by the Office of the Kentucky Attorney General.  More...

Letcher natives have roles in ‘LAW DOG 2’

Former Letcher County residents Kenzie Cheyenne Conn and Dalton Wayne Conn have roles in a movie that is being filmed in Homestead, Fla. by Stained Vision Pictures and Masterfl ow Productions.  More...

Mountain Heritage Festival Schedule of Events Theme: Letcher County, A Novel Destination

September 21 Whitesburg Day Food Booths And Crafts Booths Main Street, Whitesburg 8 a.m.–4 p.m. Contact: Lee Anna Mullins 633-9644  Letcher County Recreation Center Open House 11 a.m. Contact Derek Barto 633-2129   More...

Columns

WINNING RECORD —

The Letcher County Central High School boys’ soccer team entered play against Hazard Tuesday night with a record of seven wins, five losses and one tie. More...

Old part may save the day for A/C

Dear Tom and Ray:  More...

The way we were

Clips from Mountain Eagle front pages over the past 50 years   More...

Speak Your Piece

Speak Your Piece

Call 633-7508 from 9 am Tuesday to 9 am Friday.

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. More...

Health

Anxiety, phobias and panic attacks

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: What is the difference between anxiety and panic attack? I am claustrophobic, and I need to fly from the West Coast to the East Coast and back. I can’t do so because of my problem. More...

Dr. Oz accused of fear-mongering

Arsenic in apple juice! Fed to babies! And it probably came from China! Television’s Dr. Mehmet Oz is under fire from the FDA and others for sounding what they say is a false alarm about the dangers of apple juice.  More...

‘Contagion’ epidemic could happen

ATLANTA  Yes, it could happen. But it’s a stretch.  “ Contagion,” a Hollywood thriller rocketed to No. 1 at the box office through its gripping tale of a fictional global epidemic driven by a new kind of virus. More...

Entertainment

Chicago’s Steepwater Band tops concert weekend Saturday

Reagan Boggs & The Coal Men, Velvet Truckstop to play Friday

Bands and artists from Illinois, Kentucky, North Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia will visit Whitesburg on Friday and Saturday as Summit City offers its strongest weekend musical lineup in some time.  More...

Seger to play Louisville

Grammy Award winner and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Bob Seger will take his Silver Bullet Band to the KFC Yum! Center in Louisville on Thursday, November 17 at 7:30 p.m. More...

Coming events

LETCHER COUNTY   More...