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December 21, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

CLASSICS NEVER GO OUT OF STYLE —

A fragile Santa Claus and reindeer display that many Letcher County residents remember from being displayed annually in front of the RC Cola bottling plant at Ermine for more than 50 years has found More...

News

Marlow Tackett appreciates all who helped

I caught up with Marlow Tackett at the recently vacated IGA store in Whitesburg Plaza on the eve of his ‘Christmas for the Needy’ program. The place was abuzz with family, friends, neighbors and volunteers. More...

Montessori school schedules Jan. 2 reopening in Whitesburg

The director of Mountain Montessori Preschool announced that the school will reopen in 2012.  After taking a break in 2011, the private, parent-run, non-profit organization will have a re-grand opening Jan. 2 at its Whitesburg location.  More...

Copper thieves hit AT&T again here

AT&T is seeking information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for the vandalism of AT&T aerial copper telephone cables in Letcher County. The thefts have occurred recently along Highway 160 and Highway 7.  More...

Columns

Now here’s a tip

• The end of the year is a great time to pick up next year’s holiday decorations at a discount. More...

Moments in Time

• On Jan. 5, 1643, in the first record of a legal divorce in the American colonies, Anne Clarke of the Massachusetts Bay Colony is granted a divorce from her absent and adulterous husband, Denis Clarke, by the Quarter Court of Boston.  More...

The way we were

Clips from Mountain Eagle front pages over the past 50 years  December 21, 1961 Expenditures of the Letcher County School System for year ended June 30, 1961, were $1,677,361. More...

Health

Shoveling snow can be hard on the heart

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: My husband is 73. I am sure he’s going to die this winter. He insists on shoveling our snow, and we have lots of it. He says it’s good for him; it gives him exercise. More...

Holiday weight gain a myth

The common assumption that people put on five pounds over the holidays has been studied and actually found to be a myth, according to scientists at Vanderbilt University. More...

Tips for healthier eating

• Drink more water throughout meals to help feel fuller, quicker.  • Be careful with portions (one-half plate should be fruits and vegetables, one-fourth proteins and onefourth grains.)  • Take a long walk after a meal; it is More...

Entertainment

The best TV shows of 2011

NEW YORK   Don’t look back.  More...

Which ’60s band did ‘Pretty Ballerina?

1. Which 1960s group released “Pretty Ballerina”?  2. Name the only Top 10 single released by the Mar- Keys.  3. This reggae group released “Fattie Fattie” and “I’ve Got a Feeling”?  4. More...

Beach Boys will reunite for tour

The founding members of The Beach Boys, one of the world’s most legendary bands in popular music history, will reunite for a global 50th Anniversary Celebration tour in 2012, the band announced on its website.  More...

Fiscal court will outlaw fake pot

The Letcher County Fiscal Court has approved the first reading of an ordinance that would ban the sale of synthetic marijuana here.  More...

Maynard Hogg was former sheriff

Former Letcher County sheriff and coal operator Maynard Hogg died Tuesday in a Lexington hospital.  Hogg, 86, of Kona, died at Central Baptist Hospital. More...

Woman gets probation after admitting she stole $32,000

A 56-year-old Letcher County woman was placed on supervised probation after confessing to stealing at least $32,000 from her former employer.  More...

Sports

Another racing Christmas

Even though it was back in the early ‘90s, it seems like only yesterday that I wrote my first letter to Santa on behalf of all of those wonderful individuals in the sport of Sprint Cup racing.  More...

Gabby’s fishing fever

Small ponds offer good fishing now

Most of the lakes in our area are now cold and muddy. Any experienced angler will tell you this is one of the hardest situations to catch fish in. Fish will become very sluggish and non-aggressive in this type of condition.  More...

Cougars in Florida after two wins here

The 5-1 Letcher County Central High School Cougars boys’ basketball team flew south Sunday to participate in this week’s four-day KSA Disney Holiday Tournament in Orlando, Fla.  LCCHS will be participating in the three-day, eight-tea 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

Oven warmed shoes for child

Merry Christmas from my heart to yours!  Oh how my heart is aching to head for the mountains as the weather sure has been nice. Oh yes, it is cold, but so what, it is December!  One morning it was warm enough to wear just a sweatshirt. More...

Moments and Memories of WHS

1984-85 School Year  The homecoming activities began on Oc. 26, 1984. At 5:30 the parade was held in downtown Whitesburg. At 6 p.m. the coronation was held at the football field. More...

Crowd enjoys potluck, party

We had a busy week at our center with lots of activities leading up to Christmas.  Tuesday, some of us went to Pikeville shopping. More...

Obituaries

Kingscreek native, 85, worked with Raytheon and taught at college

Funeral services were held earlier this month for Letcher County native Warren G. Boggs, 85, who died Dec. 2 at the Wellmont Hospice House in Bristol, Tenn.  More...

Services held for Gracie Lou Ison

Gracie Lou Ison, 91, died December 9 at her home at Jeremiah.  A daughter of the late Lenville and Mary Smith Adams, she was the widow of Elisha Ison, and the mother of the late Phyllis Watson. More...

Rites are held for Johnathan Sexton

Funeral services for Johnathan Dewayne Sexton, 30, were held December 19 at Letcher Funeral Home in Whitesburg. More...