November 30, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Bear season opens here Dec. 10

A two-day quota hunt for black bears begins in Letcher, Harlan and Pike counties on Dec. 10, a week earlier than last year.  More...

News

Top mining official fired

By ROGER ALFORD The Associated Press   FRANKFORT  One of Kentucky’s top mining regulators was fired Tuesday, three weeks after Gov. Steve Beshear won re-election to a second term in a race in which coal was a central issue.  More...

Technology welcome

Fifth graders Hannah Sexton and Jayden Carrier (in photo at right) researched information about Laura Ingalls Wilder on their iPod touch devices during class Nov. 29 at West Whitesburg Elementary School. More...

Jenkins parade is set for Dec. 3

The Jenkins Christmas Parade 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...

Columns

The way we were

Clips from Mountain Eagle front pages over the past 50 years   November 30, 1961  More...

Turn signals can fail intermittently

Dear Tom and Ray:  More...

Speaking of Soaps

RECAPS – 11/28-12/2   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

Family gathers for Thanksgiving

Hello everyone. I hope all had a good Thanksgiving. I know we did.  It was the first time my brother, sister and I had celebrated Thanksgiving together since Mom and Dad died in 1992. We really enjoyed it. More...

Time sure does fly

Hello everyone, hope you are all doing well. It’s turned cold again after all the pretty days, but at least it’s not snowing.  We still have a lot of sick folks. I hope they will get better soon.  More...

Auction set

The Gordon Volunteer Fire Department will sponsor an auction Saturday, Dec. 3, beginning at 6 p.m., at the Gordon Fire House. Included in the auction are tools, toys, home goods, and baked goods. All donations will be accepted. More...

Entertainment

Coming events

LETCHER COUNTY   More...

The Doors had how many hits?

1. How many No. 1 U.S. hits did The Doors have?  2. Name the two main groups that Eric Burdon was in.  3. Remember when the group Fear was on “Saturday Night Live” in 1981? What happened?  4. More...

Music box sets for all on your list

Thinking of giving or asking for a box set of music for Christmas? Here are reviews of selected box sets released this year:   More...

County schools will begin enforcement of boundary policy

Decision on whether to separate middle, elementary schools expected on Dec. 19

The Letcher County Board of Education voted this week to start enforcing district boundaries when determining where students may attend school.  More...

Jenkins finds another principal

Students at Jenkins Middle High School have a new principal as the Jenkins Independent Schools Board of Education announced the hiring of a new principal at its November meeting.  More...

Supreme Court upholds Allen murder conviction

The Kentucky Supreme Court has upheld the October 2010 conviction of a Sandlick man accused of murdering his two-year-old foster child in March 2003.  In a unanimous ruling handed down Nov. More...

Opinions

Political Cartoon

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’Tis the season to be a grown-up

It’s that time of year for the annual question to divorced moms and dads:  What kind of parent will you be?   Will you be the mother or father who casts aside lingering resentments for the sake of your kids’ happy holidays? More...

Party regrets

The party season is now upon us, and with it comes a heaping helping of food, fun, friends and fury. Fury at the guests who assure you, “Can’t wait!” but then, apparently, they can.  More...

Sports

LCC expected to do well in 5-team district

Letcher County Central boys’ basketball coach Robert Hammonds feels his Cougar team has enough talent to compete for a Sweet Sixteen berth come March.  More...

Girls will play 3 at home in Dec.

In a reversal from last season, the Letcher County Central Lady Cougars will have three home games before the Christmas break. More...

UK coaches earned pay

Finally after many years of frustration, the University of Kentucky football team said to Tennessee, “If we can’t go bowling then neither can you.”  More...

Health

Health law shrinks ‘doughnut hole’

The Associated Press  WASHINGTON   Medicare’s prescription coverage gap is getting noticeably smaller and easier to manage this year for millions of older and disabled people with high drug costs.  More...

Doc is focus of Alzheimer’s study

MAHOMET, Texas   Dr. Dewayne Nash sat in an oversized leather chair and gazed out on his organic garden. He recalled a year-old scene in Dallas that changed his life. “It was like I was in a dream,” he said. A very bad dream.  More...

Antibiotics should end kidney infections

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: I am recuperating from a kidney infection (pyelitis). The doctor did a culture of my urine, which showed a gram negative rod. What kind of infection is that? — S.B.  More...

Obituaries

Dorothy York succumbs at 88

Dorothy Banks York, 88, died November 24 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital.  Born in Letcher County to the late Bill and Cindy Caudill Banks, she was the widow of George York.  She was a member of the Mayking Baptist Church, and e More...

Services held for Michael Predmore

Michael Allen Cody Predmore, 19, died November 13 at his home at Whitesburg.  He was born in Hazard to Charles Anthony Predmore of Vicco and Jill Stomp.  More...

Rites held for Miles Bentley

Miles Henry Bentley, 64, died November 25 at his home at Colson.  A son of the late Monroe and Myrtle Horn Bentley, he was a brother of the late Ernestine Rahe, Homer Monroe, Arnold Monroe, and Robert Monroe, Jr.  He enjoyed playing the ban More...