November 16, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Vets honored

Veterans Day celebrations were held last week at Letcher County Central High School at Ermine and at the Letcher County Veterans Museum in downtown Whitesburg. More...

Jenkins council orders cop cars to be kept in city

Jenkins police officers will be required to adhere to a policy of limiting their law enforcement activities to the city limits. More...

News

Gift-filled shoeboxes to go to needy children overseas

This is the ninth year First Baptist Church of Whitesburg has served as the Operation Christmas Child collection center for southeast Kentucky/southwest Virginia. More...

Recreation center will open Nov. 19

Letcher County residents will soon be able to start exercising in the new $7 million recreation facility in Whitesburg.  The grand opening of the Letcher County Recreation Center is set for 11 a.m. on Nov. 19.  More...

Letcher native faces charges in Scott Co.

A former Letcher County resident already in trouble in Mt. Sterling is now accused of breaking into several airport hangers in Georgetown.  Det. More...

Columns

The way we were

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

Car Talk

Portable potties: New fuel source?

Dear Tom and Ray:  More...

Speaking of Soaps

RECAPS – 11/14-18   More...

Speak Your Piece

Speak Your Piece

Tell us what’s on your mind. No need to give your name. Call 633-7508 from 9 am Tuesday to 9 am Friday. E-m@il address   More...

Families & Friends

Trees will soon be wearing white robes

Well, here it is Wednesday, the middle of the week, and a wet and cold day ‘tis. Leaves are really coming down. More...

Moments and Memories of WHS

Jack Taylor became band director at Whitesburg High School in 1953. This continues his story, which began last week in The Mountain Eagle.  More...

Christine Fields celebrating birthday

Hello everyone! I hope all is well. We’re still enjoying the nice weather while we can.  We went to Virginia on Saturday and stopped at a flea market, then went to Tractor Supply. More...

Entertainment

Mark Knight returning with Bang Tango’s 1st drummer, bassist in Dickey Betts’ band

When rock guitarist/singer/ songwriter Mark Knight was last in Whitesburg, he was fronting a band of top-drawer musicians that included Gov’t Mule drummer Matt Abts and session bassist Paul Ill.  More...

‘Walking Dead’ creator keeps it real

NEW YORK   When Robert Kirkman talks zombies, he sounds more like a diligent student of such creatures than the guy who creates them for an audience of millions.  More...

Did Lynyrd Skynyrd have a No. 1?

1. In 1964, the Shangri-Las had a No. 1 hit with which song?  2. Who was the Silver Convention?  3. Name the singer responsible for “The Monkey Time” and “Um, Um, Um, Um, Um, Um.”  4. More...

Breaking News - 11/16/2011 5:28 PM

Woman dies in wreck near Colson - Free Access

A Frankfort woman died in a single-car accident near Colson Tuesday evening, Kentucky State Police said in a news release. More...

Jury says parents are deadbeats

The Letcher Grand Jury indicted eight people on charges of flagrant non-support of children after cases were presented to the jury by the Letcher County Attorney’s Division of Child Support Enforcement. More...

Witnesses say cars were going fast before mishap

State police say Neon Rescue ambulance personnel saw two cars traveling at a high rate of speed just before one of the cars went off the roadway and struck a tree in Haymond Saturday, killing the driver and passenger.  More...

The Home Place

Whether you’re a first time host or seasoned pro, there are certain secrets to help ensure a holiday meal that is both elegant and effortless. More...

Opinions

Bank of America: Thinking of you

By JIM HIGHTOWER

One way you can tell that a bank is in trouble is that it suddenly starts buying full-page ads in large daily newspapers across the country that tell us what great shape it’s in and what a fine job it’s doing for our communities.   More...

Better cup-holders bring more happiness

“My cup runneth over,” says the Bible, expressing the joy of having more than enough. But these days, if you really want your cup to runneth above and beyond, what you needeth is more cup-holders.   More...

Defining poverty in the USA

The “poverty issue” opens a vast highway system of social and economic observations headed in every direction. Some say poverty is a national disgrace. Some say it’s the poor people’s own fault. More...

Sports

Phillips faces tough task

Where’s the darkest corner in college football this side of Unhappy Valley, Pennsylvania this week? Lexington, Kentucky.  More...

Lady Cougars need team effort

The beginning of the state high school basketball season is now just two weeks away and nearly all the preseason girls’ prognosticators have picked defending 14th Region champion Perry County Central to repeat in March.  Letcher County Cen More...

Letcher Central boys returning top players

Letcher County Central Cougars coach Robert Hammonds agrees that the 14th Region is going to be a strong and very competitive region this season.  More...

Health

Humans can sprout new blood vessels

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: I don’t remember you addressing this subject, so I thought I would write. In 1997, I had a mild heart attack and went on medicines. Six months later I had another mild incident that led me to angioplasty. More...

Should alcoholics get new livers?

CHICAGO  Some gravely ill alcoholics who need a liver transplant shouldn’t have to prove they can stay sober for six months to get one, doctors say in a study that could intensify the debate over whether those who destroy their organs by d More...

It’s hard to get pain pills in Britain

LONDON  In Britain, the popular U.S. painkiller OxyContin is considered similar to morphine and used sparingly. Vicodin isn’t even licensed. And at most shops, remedies like ibuprofen are sold only in 16-pill packs.  More...

Obituaries

Gladys Berchtold dies at 89

Former Letcher County resident Gladys Stallard Berchtold, 89, of Lexington, died November 9.  She was born near Keystone, W.Va., to the late Charles and Emma Beaman. More...

Services are held for Sherry Fields

Funeral services for Sherry Ann Fields, 60, of Seco, were held November 13 at Letcher Funeral Home in Whitesburg. More...

Services held for Ernest McCarter

Ernest Martin McCarter, 87, of Jenkins, died November 10 at Pikeville Medical Center.  Born in South Carolina to the late John Arthur and Lillian Groves McCarter, he was the widower of Thelma Rife McCarter and the father of the late Doug McCarte More...