November 23, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Help offered

Pathfinders for Independent Living, a nonprofit organization based in Harlan County, will give help to those wanting to change their Medicare Part D plans from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Dec. 6, at the Harry M. Caudill Memorial Library in Whitesburg. More...

Presentation set

The Whitesburg First Baptist Church Sanctuary Choir and drama team will perform ‘How Great Our Joy,’ Saturday, Dec. 17, and Sunday, Dec. 18, at 7 p.m. Everyone is invited to attend. A nursery will be provided.   More...

Fiscal court may focus its TV lens on county schools

The Letcher County Fiscal Court this week directed County Attorney Jamie Hatton to determine if there are any legal issues that would prevent the county-owned public access Channel 98 from covering meetings of the Letcher County Board of Education.&n More...

News

Hardwoods planted on reclaimed mine

The Associated Press  MIDDLESBORO, Ky.   Volunteers have planted hundreds of trees on reclaimed mine land in eastern Kentucky.  More...

4% more to travel this Thanksgiving

LEXINGTON  More...

HONORED —

Alicia Cook and Lisa Bates were guests at a lunch in their honor for Family Nurse Practitioners Week. More...

Columns

Now here’s a tip

• “I have added an additional shower curtain bar in my tub. I hang up my towels and washcloths there to air dry, and they are out of sight behind the shower curtain. It’s very convenient.” — A Reader, via email  More...

Car Talk

Husband’s shifting method shouldn’t hurt car

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.

I see a certain maintenance man is at it again. He is out in the parking lot blowing leaves around instead of being inside the apartments working. More...

Health

Prostate blood test far from perfect

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: I had my annual PSA test, and it came back 3.5 ng/ml. My doctor said anything below 4 is good.  My past scores have never exceeded 0.5. I am concerned with the rate of increase from last year. Need I be? More...

Avastan of little value, FDA says

WASHINGTON  The government delivered a blow to some desperate patients late last week as it ruled the blockbuster drug Avastin should no longer be used to treat advanced breast cancer.  More...

Help for elderly with eye disease

NEW YORK   Regulators have approved Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc.’s drug Eylea, an injection designed to treat a common cause of blindness in older people.  More...

Entertainment

Lovin' Turkey Leftovers

Make sure you buy a big turkey this year, because you’ll want plenty left over to make these tasty post-holiday recipes.  More...

Sheriff takes on drug cartels

“The Territory” (Minotaur), by Tricia Fields: Book Review   Readers get a taste of the fear experienced when Mexican drug cartels threaten a small Texas border town and its sheriff in Tricia Fields’ new mystery, “The Terr More...

First band censored on Bandstand?

1. What was on the B-side of the Beatles’ “Please Please Me” single when it was released in 1963? How about in 1964?  2. Which group is best known for “ Jailbreak” and “Whiskey in the Jar”? More...

Raymond Stewart visits from Indiana

Just a quick column this week, I’m writing at the last minute again.  Happy birthday to Janie Pridemore Caudill, who celebrated a birthday on Sunday, Nov. 20. More...

Jenkins parade will be Dec. 3rd

The Jenkins Christmas Parade is will begin at 6 p.m. on Dec. 3. Line-up will be in front of the old school on Main Street at 5:30 p.m. Santa will be at the firehouse at 7 p.m. to visit with children. Pizza and other treats will be served. More...

Jenkins bazaar set

Jenkins United Methodist Women will have a Christmas bazaar on Friday, Dec. 2 at 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Jenkins Public Library. Items will include baked goods, candies and other food items as well as crafts and a white elephant table.   More...

TROPHY WINNER —

Blake Watts, a student at Arlie Boggs Elementary School, holds the Walk for the Arts trophy he won this year. More...

Mining jobs at highest mark here in 14 years

Despite complaints about the Obama administration’s “war on coal,” new government data shows employment in the Appalachian mining industry is at a 14-year high.  The federal Mine Safety and Health Administration says the total More...

Opinions

President Truman answered letters from Blair Branch

When I was just a strap of a lad in the head of Blair Branch, before the first hard freezes came down in November, I knew one thing for sure. More...

Prison math

Even as Conrad Murray was marched off in handcuffs after his conviction earlier this month for involuntary manslaughter, legal analysts and the district attorney himself pointed out that Murray was unlikely to serve an “appropriate sentence.&rd More...

The angst in giving thanks

Americans typically eat more than 1,000 meals a year. But for many, Thanksgiving dinner seems to be the one that, like a magnet, gathers the iron shavings of every food anxiety. Why should that be? More...

Sports

Edwards shows class and dignity in loss

HOMESTEAD, Fla. More...

Could win over Vols save Joker’s career?

We have finally reached the last weekend of University of Kentucky football for the 2011 season. Didn’t think it would ever come, but it is upon us. More...

KHSAA announces proposed realignment of soccer regions

Letcher County Central High School’s boys and girls soccer teams would be placed into the familiar 53rd District and 14th Region under realignments proposed by the Kentucky High School Athletic Association’s Board of Control.  More...

Families & Friends

Cierra Jade Cook and dog mark birthdays

By CREDA ISAACS   I missed everyone last week. I wasn’t feeling the best. Clester and I both were feeling bad. Thank God we are much improved. We got our flu shots this week.  Special prayer requests for Darlene Collins Spears. More...

BIRTHDAY —

Eric Devon Maggard turned 12 years old on Nov. 1. He is the son of Sheila and James Maggard of Elk Creek, and has a brother, Joshua, and a sister, Jessica. More...

Moments and Memories of WHS

Awards Day 1974  More...

Obituaries

Services held for Bill Wells

Funeral services for Bill Wells, 82, of Campbranch, were held November 18 at Lighthouse Church. Burial was in Wells family cemetery at Colson.  He died November 15 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital. More...

Services held for S.A. Whitaker, 78

Stephen Anthony ‘S.A.’ Whitaker, 78, died November 19 at his home at Camp Branch.  A son of the late Steve and Flora Brown Whitaker, he was preceded in death by 11 brothers and sisters.  Surviving are his wife, Betty Gail Niece More...

Charles Stallard, 61, rites held

Funeral services for Charles Earl Stallard Sr., 61, of Craft’s Colly, were held November 21 at Letcher Funeral Home in Whitesburg. More...