December 28, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Library displays ‘origami’ work by local woman

A retired Whitesburg woman enjoyed making paper airplanes with her grandson so much that she decided to experiment with making other things with paper. More...

News

BOWLING TEAM —

General Cunningham, Everett Vanover’s boss for many years and a hero bomber pilot in Europe who flew many missions during World War II, gives an award to Everett Vanover and his bowling team on More...

My kidney stones

This morning I had an ultrasound of my kidneys. I’ve had kidney stones most of my adult life. I’ve had three operations and one basket catch, and have passed many stones over the years.  More...

Jenkins board clarifies policy on tardy students

The Jenkins Independent Board of Education voted unanimously to approve a clarification of language in the Jenkins Middle School handbook concerning the number of times a student can be tardy.  More...

Columns

Car Talk

Higher rpms definitely are less efficient

Dear Tom and Ray:  More...

The way we were

Clips from Mountain Eagle front pages over the past 50 years   December 28, 1961  More...

Speaking of Soaps

RECAPS – 12/26-30   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...

Health

New hydrocodone pills worry abuse experts

NEW YORK   Drug companies are working to develop a pure, more powerful version of the nation’s second most-abused medicine, which has addiction experts worried that it could spur a new wave of abuse.  More...

Lupus targets young women

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: I recently tested positive for lupus, about which I know nothing. Please furnish me with some information. — E.L.  More...

Rare disease makes swallowing hard

OKLAHOMA CITY  Layla Payton recalls when doctor number 20- plus threw up his hands in frustration and told her she was anorexic.  He said all he could do was send her to a psychologist. Then he strode out the office door. More...

Entertainment

Unborn son’s struggle inspires Christian rocker

PERRYSBURG, Ohio   Told that his unborn son had only half a heart and little chance to survive, the lead singer of the Christian rock band Sanctus Real began pouring his fears and doubts into music.  More...

Breaking News - 12/28/2011 2:53 PM

Suspect wanted in attempted robbery near Jenkins - Free Access

Authorities are looking for the driver of a small tan car — believed to be a Toyota Corolla — who is wanted in connection with an attempted robbery near Jenkins Wednesday morning. More...

Letcher jobless rate continues to drop

Employers in Letcher County hired 19 new workers between October and November as the county’s jobless rate fell from 9.9 percent to 9.6 percent.  Letcher County’s labor force increased to 7,909 last month, up from 7,890 the month bef More...

Captured robber to face charge here

An accused bank robber who was arrested in Virginia late last week after being on the run for 14 days will face additional charges in Letcher County, an official said Tuesday.  More...

Beshear orders study to weigh need for state university in Pikeville

FRANKFORT  A proposal to create a new state university in Pikeville will undergo a review, a critical first step in what proponents believe could provide an educational and economic stimulus to the mountain region.  More...

Opinions

Wee paws are back in home

Last December, I knew.  Gracie the pug had followed me around the house like she always did during my Christmas blitz, but she moved slowly, full of sighs. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Middle class aided its own decline

This was the Year of the Middle Class — as in, its falling incomes, loss of job security and anger. The global economic forces fueling the decline, such as foreign competition and computers, have been well reported. More...

Sports

Stewart was year’s top story

Trying to decide on my list of the top-10 NASCAR stories of the year seemed to be a little tougher this year than in seasons past. More...

Gabby’s fishing fever

Crank baits are working well now

Winter is here, but the warm weather we’ve been having can make for some strange fishing patterns. One thing now catching bass on most lakes is the crank bait.  More...

Cheap tickets from a cheap NFL team

The Cincinnati Bengals haven’t been anywhere near the vanguard of the NFL for two decades now, a stretch that began not coincidentally when club founder Paul Brown died and son Mike took over.  Yet the Bengals might be again — for al More...

Families & Friends

Try to remember why we celebrate

Hello everyone. Hope you had a most joyous Christmas with family and friends and I hope the Jolly Old Man in the red suit filled your stockings with everything you wanted. More...

Viola Grinnell dies in Texas

Viola Compton Grinnell, 84, died December 4 in Wichita Falls, Tex.  A daughter of the late Morgan and Margarett Compton, formerly of Neon, she was the widow of Bob Grinnell.  Surviving are a daughter,   More...

Moments and Memories of WHS

Gail Potter  More...

Obituaries

Amy Ruth Wilson dies at 59

Amy Ruth Collins Wilson, 59, died December 22 at her home in Lawrenceburg.  A daughter of the late Ronald Reed and Madeline Williams Collins, she was born in Cincinnati, Ohio.  More...

Rites held for Lennon Hammock

Funeral services for Lennon Hammock, 83, of Whitesburg, were held December 27 at Whitesburg First Baptist Church. Burial was in Green Acres Cemetery at Ermine.  A son of the late John C. More...

Services held for Iva Lou Frankin

Iva Lou Maggard Franklin, 79, of Peebles, Ohio, died December 21 at Eagle Creek Nursing Center in West Union, Ohio.  Born in Letcher County to the late Jesse Randall and Lydia Collins Maggard, she was graduated from Ohio University, and was a fo More...