October 5, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Rest home shut down

A court-appointed receiver and state officials decided to shut down a Jenkins personal care home after a lease agreement couldn’t be worked out with a potential owner.  More...

Jenkins to offer gas service to residents

Some Jenkins residents may be offered natural gas service as early as next spring, Mayor G.C. Kincer said this week.  More...

Court sets fees for rec center

Individual citizens who wish to use the new Letcher County Recreation Center will have to pay usage fees ranging from $1 a day to $250 annually under a schedule approved this week by the Letcher County Fiscal Court.  More...

News

Lady Cougars win on senior night, assured of spot in regional tourney

Letcher Central junior Julie Cornett fires the ball across the net in the Lady Cougars’ senior night win over Shelby Valley on Monday. More...

Meth education campaign begins

Dangers posed by methamphetamine are not limited to those who make or use the highly addictive drug, and that should concern everyone, a panel of professionals agreed during a recent forum unveiling a new statewide educational campaign.  More...

100 disability conditions fast-tracked

Here’s some important news if you’re applying for Social Security disability benefits for yourself or a loved one. There are 100 conditions which qualify for an expedited process known as Compassionate Allowances.  More...

Columns

Now here’s a tip

• There are many uses for empty Tic Tac containers. Here are three: Wrap with pretty paper and use as a tiny vase for a single-stem flower. Or, use them to separate small scrapbooking supplies. More...

Moments in time

• On Oct. 19, 1869, work begins on one of the most ambitious Western engineering projects of the day: a 4-mile-long tunnel through the solid rock of the Comstock Lode mining district in Nevada to divert water. More...

Speaking of Soaps

RECAPS – 10/3-10/7   More...

Speak Your Piece

Reunions • Reunions

To list reunions in The Mountain Eagle’s weekly reunion column, send information to Reunions, The Mountain Eagle, Box 808, Whitesburg, Ky. 41858. Information must be received by Friday to be included in the following week’s issue.  More...

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

Families & Friends

Watauga Lake provides get-away

Sorry I didn’t have a column last week. We decided to get away for a few days.  Don and Coreen Pridemore, Bob, Kenny Joe and I, Bonita Adams, Liberty and Noah Campbell all went to Watauga Lake in Tennessee. More...

PAGEANT WINNER —

Morgan Dennise Profitt is the four-month-old daughter of Pauletta and Benji Profitt of Neon. She participated in the Mountain Heritage Pageant and was the winner of the 0-6 months category. More...

Moments and Memories of WHS

Coach Ray Pigman eulogizes senior  Yellowjackets  More...

Obituaries

Services are held for Della Meade

Della Meade, 96, of Deane, died September 29, at the home of a niece at Deane.  Born in Knott County to the late Columbus and Ida Bates Hall, she had lived most of her life at Deane.  She was the widow of Orville Meade, and was a member of More...

Rites held for Roscoe Brown

Roscoe Brown, 49, of Cromona, died October 1.  Born in Jenkins, he was a son of the late Clarence and Bernice Hunsucker Brown and a grandson of the late Lucy Potter.  He worked providing maintenance for homes.  More...

Jeannette Collins, 65, services held

Funeral services for Jeannette Collins, 65, of Craft’s Colly, were held October 2 at Letcher Funeral Home in Whitesburg. More...

Breaking News - 10/7/2011 10:59 AM

Funeral services not yet complete for miner - Free Access

Funeral services were incomplete Friday for a 23-year-old mine electrician/repairman who died early Friday morning in an underground mining accident in the Letcher County community of Partridge, located near the Harlan County line. More...

BIG FOOT … AND HAND —

Maxine Bates Quillen held foot and hand patterns in downtown Whitesburg which are believed to be the actual size of those belonging to her late great uncle, Captain Martin Van Buren Bates, who was al More...

Bronze statue planned to honor county’s giant

An Isom woman wants a life-size statue made of her giant great uncle, who was seven feet, nine inches tall and weighed more than 500 pounds.  Maxine Bates Quillen, fundraising chair of the Letcher County Historical Society, is trying to raise $8 More...

Opinions

GOP debates help Democrats

It’s not that easy to find good news these days, at least for Democrats.   More...

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Sports

GIRLS WIN AGAIN

— Senior defender Brandy Porter (25) helped Letcher Central’s girls’ soccer team defeat Perry Central last week in Hazard. More...

Long losing streak finally stops at 24 as Cavs beat Knott County

WRAPPED UP IN HIS WORK — Jenkins quarterback Kevin Brown is overtaken by the Knott Central defensive line during the Cavaliers’ win over the Patriots on Friday night. More...

Mistakes shake Chase

The 10- race schedule that makes up the Sprint Cup Chase that determines the season’s champion is both a sprint and a marathon. More...

Health

Many ways to treat atrial fibrillation

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: Will you please discuss heart fibrillation? I take a medicine for high blood pressure. Medicines for atrial fibrillation made me wild. I also take warfarin for the fibrillation. I’d appreciate any information you have. More...

Parents skip, delay kids’ shots

CHICAGO  By age 6, children should have vaccinations against 14 diseases, in at least two dozen separate doses, the U.S. government advises. More...

Medicare enrollment begins, ends early

Medicare enrollment begins and ends early this year. The annual period to sign up or make changes to your plan begins on Oct. 15, 2011, a month early. More...

Entertainment

‘Justified’ wants to portray cops in real clothes

The producers of the FX series “Justified” have reached out to Kentucky police agencies to come up with a more accurate portrayal of officers.  The show is about a U.S. More...

Flashback Pop Rock & Soul Trivia

1. Which group released “In Memory of Elizabeth Reed” in 1970?  2. In what consecutive years were these Elvis singles released: “Heartbreak Hotel,” “All Shook Up” and “Don’t”?  3. More...

Ex-Isbell guitarist to play Friday with Lauderdale in show at Summit City

The music of Muscle Shoals, Alabama returns to eastern Kentucky Friday night when Browan Lollar, former guitarist with Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit, debuts his new trio at Summit City in Whitesburg. More...