October 19, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Features

Achievement gap lingers in Kentucky schools

LEXINGTON  Three statewide groups say that a review of state test scores shows that achievement gaps continue to hinder Kentucky’s overall education progress.  More...

Opinions

Autumn pears stir sweet memories

Last Saturday, around noon, the weather was as sunny and perfect as an autumn day can be. I asked Loretta to walk out to our little seven-tree orchard to check on the pear tree. More...

Santorum broadly right with remarks about family

WASHINGTON  More...

Citizens protest, Rogers responds

About 50 people, including several from Letcher County, rallied in front of the Somerset office of U.S. Rep. Hal Rogers on Oct. 14 to protest what they say is a lack of representation in Congress on their behalf.  More...

Sports

DISTRICT CHAMPIONS —

The Letcher County Central High School girls’ soccer team defeated Perry Central 4-1 on October 13 to claim the District 32 championship. More...

FIVE NAMED TO ALLDISTRICT TEAM —

These five Letcher County Central girls’ soccer players were named to the 2011 All District Team after they helped to defeat Perry Central to win the 32nd District Tournament October 13. More...

Cougars play much better in tough loss

The Letcher County Central Cougars lost a hard fought contest to rival Perry County Central by a score of 13-7. More...

Families & Friends

Ohio has had first frost

Hello everyone! We sure having some beautiful weather in the Ohio Valley area. I can hardly keep my eyes on the road while driving for looking at the beautiful colors. More...

Two ladies that helped me in school

During the war years of 1943 and ’44 before I went into the military as a young teenager, things were tough in the Far East and Europe. Living on a farm in Cane Branch was also tough. More...

Presentation set for Nov. 5

Healing for Hurting Women will be presented by New Freedom Worship Center in Jenkins beginning at 8 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 5. Introductions will be by evangelist Doriss Williams and music and ministry by Minister Patricia Stover and Wjulana Benson. More...

Entertainment

Coming events

LETCHER COUNTY   More...

Can Suboxone work to save singer Justin Townes Earle?

NASHVILLE, Tenn.   More...

Flashback

1. This band was once named The Detours and then for a short time The High Numbers. 2. Name the artist who released “I’m Gonna Get Me a Gun.” 3. Which single artist released “Ruby Baby” and when? 4. More...

Fiscal court learns of progress, delays on county water projects

Call it the tale of two water systems — one that is growing much closer to completion and the other that is being delayed longer than expected.  More...

Ex-drug counselor enters guilty plea in oxycodone case

A former drug counselor whose salary was paid by Operation UNITE has pleaded guilty to conspiring to distribute nearly 1,000 tablets of the powerful narcotic oxycodone and is scheduled to be formally sentenced in federal court in January.  More...

News

Region can’t compete without broadband, say locals, others

Rural America needs better broadband service so communities can help rebuild local economies and help America compete globally, the head of the federal Rural Utilities Service said during a public hearing about the expansion of rural broadband in Whi More...

Autumn beauty

Whether it’s a sunrise on  Thornton, a double rainbow in West Whitesburg, or ducks and mallards swimming in Fishpond Lake surrounded by trees of many hues and colors, autumn is always beautiful in Letcher County.  (Eagle photos)   More...

Critters gathering winter food

Looks like fall is here to welcome the frost and snow, which will follow before we realize it is time to hibernate. Don’t we wish?  More...

Columns

Car Talk

Broken dipstick may not hurt engine

Dear Tom and Ray:  More...

The way we were

Clips from Mountain Eagle front pages over the past 50 years  October 19, 1961 Members of the Whitesburg Municipal Housing Commission have chosen the architectural firm of McCloney, Tune and Clark to handle a proposed public housing project for More...

Now here’s a tip

Halloween can be a spooky good time for children and adults alike, but the cost of costumes can be downright scary. More...

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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

New scanners reduce time patient is inside

Pikeville Medical Center will soon be the only hospital in the world with two 320-Slice CT Scanners, the fastest, most accurate scanner available.  Before installation of the first new scanner, PMC‘s most advanced scanner was the 64 Slice More...

Letcher mine gets notice from MSHA

Federal regulators have declared a small underground coal mine at Deane a repeat violator for failing to report injuries or underreporting lost work time.  The Mine Safety and Health Administration announced last week it has placed the Dennis Cr More...

Rec center ribbon cutting is set

How many times have you heard someone say there isn’t anything fun to do in Letcher County? Soon the Letcher County Recreation Center will open its doors offering several options for fun and entertainment.  More...

Obituaries

Service to be held for Hugh ‘Jack’ Strunk

Hugh “Jack” Strunk, 83, died June 24 at his home in Houston, Tex.  More...

Services held for Charles Isaacs

Charles Isaacs, 72, of Bristol, W.Va., died October 6.  Born in Deane to the late Riley and Dove Hall Isaacs, he was a brother of the late Ruby Hutchinson and Kenneth Isaacs.  He was a crane operator and worked in construction for more than More...

Adams rites held

Johnny D. More...