January 4, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

News

Bald eagle visits Fishpond Lake

A bald eagle was photographed in flight over Fishpond Lake at Payne Gap on the afternoon of December 27. More...

Louisiana editor, paper are chosen to receive Tom and Pat Gish Award

Stanley Nelson and the weekly newspaper he edits, the Concordia Sentinel of Ferriday, La., are the winners of the 2011 Tom and Pat Gish Award for courage, integrity and tenacity in rural journalism.  More...

Need a turkey rifle?

Late yesterday afternoon, an hour or so before dark, my wife Loretta and I ventured from Paint Lick in Garrard County to Berea on Highway 21. More...

Columns

The way we were

Clips from Mountain Eagle front pages over the past 50 years   January 4, 1962  The Jenkins Public Library has received a $5,000 grant from the Book of the Month Club for the purchase of new books. More...

Car Talk

Likes car but not the feel of the road   Dear Tom and Ray:  More...

Salome's Stars

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Your batteries should be fully recharged by now, making you more than eager to get back into the swing of things full time. Try to stay focused so that you don’t dissipate your energies.  More...

Speak Your Piece

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Speak Your Piece

Call 633-7508 from 9 am Tuesday to 9 am Friday. E-m@il address   In addition to the telephone and the U.S. Mail, The Mountain Eagle accepts comments to Speak Your Piece by electronic mail. Our address is: mtneagle@bellsouth.net   More...

Families & Friends

The day the polecat got us

The dirt road out of Cane Branch was in the creek most of the way. The two miles walking to Burdine School was a real chore some days. More...

GRADUATE

— Danielle Nicole Bentley was graduated with a master’s degree in occupational therapy from Eastern Kentucky University on Dec. 17. She earned a 3.8 grade point average. More...

Kincaids and Caudills celebrate anniversaries

Some of my news is late. Sorry about that. Had too much going on with the holidays.  My sympathy to the family of Anthony Niece of Colley. He died on Dec. 16. He was 39. His son Aaron Niece lives on Elk Creek. Blackey   More...

Entertainment

Morning TV is changing

NEW YORK   Within the first minute of the “CBS This Morning” launch next week, producer Chris Licht promises, viewers will see something completely new to morning television.  More...

Concert review: Blood on the Dance Floor

While most bands were wrapping up their tours and heading home for the holidays, the “crunkcore” band Blood On the Dance Floor was embarking on a fivestop tour named “Tis the Season to be Killing.”  More...

She won a Grammy in 1983 …

1. Name the two famous rockers who died a week apart in the fall of 1970.  2. What was most memorable about Mitch Miller’s television show in the early 1960s?  3. Which group released “Fortunate Son,” and when?  4. More...

Letcher convicts get early release

 Nearly 1,000 Kentucky convicts are walking out of prison early as part of changes in the state’s penal code. Letcher Commonwealth’s Attorney Edison G. More...

24 overdose deaths reported here in ’11

Drug abuse contributed to 29 fatalities — including 24 deaths by overdose — in Letcher County in 2011, according to statistics released by the Letcher County Coroner’s Office.  More...

4 of 6 board members quit extension service

Four of six members of the Board of Directors of the Letcher County Cooperative Extension Taxing District have submitted resignation letters within the last week.  Dock Frazier, chairman of the district board, said he received the letters during More...

Opinions

Did you know your tax bill can be sold without notice?

Be warned, the record owner of property does not have to receive notice that the Sheriff is selling tax bills that give a third party a lien on your property. More...

Taking a second look at the death penalty

I still remember back in 1988 sitting in a Chinese restaurant when then-Gov. Bill Clinton took a napkin and listed on one side the Democratic governors who were against the death penalty and, on the other, those who were for it.  More...

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Sports

Wildcats hold off pesky Little Rock

LOUISVILLE  Chuck Guy went to the locker room believing Arkansas-Little Rock was poised to take down No. 2 Kentucky after outplaying the Wildcats over the first 20 minutes. The Trojans couldn’t handle what came next.  More...

Struttin’ Time

Son looks to be chip off the old block

As we start a new year, I am grateful for our readers and, of course, my friends Ben Gish and staff at The Mountain Eagle for their help in doing Struttin’ Time.  More...

Crew chiefs on the move

The start of every new Sprint Cup season requires some studying up on the part of the fans and in some cases those in the broadcast booth as there are always enough changes taking place both behind the wheel and on top the pit wagon to create confusi More...

Health

Stroke: Fast action saves brain cells

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: Six years ago, my father died of a stroke. My mother tried to rouse him from bed, but he responded with confusion and was unable to speak. She called for an ambulance. He was in the hospital only four hours before he died. More...

Beware of ‘preventive care’ costs

Example: Colonoscopy, if insured, is free unless polyps are removed

CHICAGO  Bill Dunphy thought his colonoscopy would be free.  More...

Avastin does little to fight ovarian cancer

Avastin, the blockbuster drug that just lost approval for treating breast cancer, now looks disappointing against ovarian cancer, too. More...

Obituaries

Rites held for Sarah Spencer

Sarah Francis Holcomb Spencer, 80, of Pert Creek, died December 30 at the Hospice Care Center in Hazard.  A daughter of the late Monroe and Nancy Bell Holcomb, she was the widow of Warren Spencer.  More...

Rites are held for Lucy Hogg

Funeral services for Lucy Hogg, 89, of Michigan, were held December 29 at Letcher Funeral Home in Whitesburg. More...

Allen Amburgey dies at 61

Allen Amburgey, 61, of Pinetop, died December 30 at Pikeville Medical Center.  A son of the late Lonnie and Hattie Adams Amburgey, he was a brother of the late Charles Amburgey.  He was a truck driver for the road department, and a well kno More...