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Steep coal decline seen for mountains

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News

PAGEANT WINNERS

— Miss Teen Mountain Heritage Savannah Baker, a student at Letcher County Central High School, and Miss Mountain Heritage Destin Kincer, a freshman at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, were all smiles during Saturday morning’s para More...

What a day for a parade!

The 2011 Mountain Heritage Festival Parade was held in downtown Whitesburg Saturday under a clear and sunny late September sky.

FRIENDLY RABBIT — Alexis Cox took a moment to pet a rabbit that was being carried through the parade as part of an entry by the Letcher County Extension Service. More...

CHECK PRESENTATION —

Letcher and Pike counties have been allocated $300,000 in multicounty severance tax money from the Kentucky Department for Local Government (DLG) to complete a comprehensive economic development stud More...

Sports

Cougars hope injuries heal during break

Letcher County Central has a needed weekend off before traveling to Harlan County on October 7 for its first district game of the year.  More...

Only fools doubt Johnson

CHARLOTTE, N.C.   There was something different about Jimmie Johnson this year as he readied for yet another challenge to his reign of NASCAR.  More...

Little joy in ‘Jokerville’

There is no joy in Jokerville this week and the forecast isn’t good for Saturday either. But, there’s no crying in football, right? For Kentucky football 2011, cowboy-up time has come early.   More...

Families & Friends

Adams family welcomes baby boy

Hey y’all, it’s me again coming to you from a cold, rainy Lorain, Ohio. We’ve been having to turn our furnace on and does it ever feel good. More...

Caught swimming in Jenkins Lake

I had never done anything bad in my life. I worked my behind off on our farm when not at school. I was a good student and never gave my teachers any trouble. More...

Bluegrass Circle to perform

Bluegrass Circle will perform at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 1, at the Country Cabin II in Norton, Va. The facility is located across Alternate Rte. 58 from the original Country Cabin, 1 ½ mile west of Norton. More...

Entertainment

The story behind Rin Tin Tin

“Rin Tin Tin: The Life and the Legend” (Simon & Schuster), by Susan Orlean:   Lee Duncan’s great unrealized ambition was a movie based on his unlikely life with his canine pal Rin Tin Tin. More...

Wilco’s latest is welcome return to form of 2002

With a burst of distortion, Wilco delivers a sonic blast at the outset of “The Whole Love” that’s a sign of what is to come over the 12 songs that span the spectrum from plaintive ballad to all-out rockers.  More...

Still at home 3,000 miles away

While thousands of fans were flocking to the Yum Center in Louisville to see Katy Perry, Irish natives The Script were a mere one-hour car ride away at Cincinnati’s PNC Pavilion preparing to rock an equally enthusiastic crowd. More...

Letcher board going ‘paperless’

The Letcher County Board of Education is going paperless at its monthly meetings — at least for now.  The board said during its September meeting Monday night that it will experiment with using laptop computers and Apple iPad tablets to ac More...

Robber still at large

Police are still looking for a robber who took prescription drugs from a Neon pharmacy at gunpoint last week.  Kentucky State Police said a man armed with a semi-automatic handgun entered the Family Drug Store on Main Street and demanded pharmac More...

Opinions

McConnell should follow own advice

Two longtime Southern senators cut very different profiles on the national stage recently.  Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., showed real leadership in this time of gridlock and partisanship by giving up a power position in the Senate.  More...

A step in right direction

Is it too much to hope that we are beginning to see Kentucky’s junior senator transform from an ideologue content on fighting losing causes to a pragmatic politician focused on making life better for his constituents?  More...

Disgusted by them all

Two events just days apart have brought renewed attention to the two most important bridge projects in Kentucky: The replacement of the Sherman Minton Bridge across the Ohio River on Interstate 64 in Louisville, and the Brent Spence Bridge across the More...

Columns

Now here’s a tip

• A Tip From JoAnn: I like bottled water, but it’s expensive and creates a lot of waste. I have plenty of reusable bottles, but bottled water always seemed more convenient and, frankly, better.  More...

Car Talk

Air conditioners and hairstyles

Dear Tom and Ray:  More...

The way we were

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

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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. Our address is: mtneagle@bellsouth.net   More...

Health

Misuse of bug spray brings illness, death

ATLANTA  Bedbugs don’t make you sick. More...

Gifts of baby formula draw fire

CHICAGO  Jessica Ewald brought more than a new baby boy home when she gave birth earlier this year. More...

Potency after prostate cancer varies

CHICAGO  A new study addresses one of the most worrying questions faced by men with prostate cancer: What are my chances of losing sexual function after treatment?  The answers vary greatly by age, sexual potency before treatment, PSA leve More...

Obituaries

Rites held for Robert Walker

Robert Nicholas ‘Nick’ Walker, 30, died August 26 at his home in Louisville.  A son of Mary Elizabeth Walker of Louisville and the late Robert Powell Walker Jr., he had worked for Liberty Auto Parts.  Surviving in addition to hi More...

Charles Mullins buried at Pound

Charles ‘Hippie’ Mullins, 54, died September 24 at his home in Jenkins after a long illness.  A son of the late Rev. Emmitt and Janet Mullins, he was a brick and block mason/carpenter.  More...

Rites held for Bennett Stines

Bennett Lee Stines, 64, of McRoberts, died September 19 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital.  He was a son of Lena Johnson Stines of McRoberts, and the late Cecil Stines, and a brother of the late Joyce Fay Stines, Patsy M. More...