February 8, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

17 are sentenced here after pleading guilty

Seventeen criminal defendants were sentenced by Letcher Circuit Judge Sam Wright after pleading guilty to a variety of felony charges.  More...

Bill would move pain pill prescription data to attorney general

House Speaker Greg Stumbo has filed a comprehensive bill aimed at attacking the state’s prescription drug problem on all sides, namely taking the data already collected from the 11 million prescriptions dispensed in the state and putting them d More...

News

Governor wants quick action on drug abuse

FRANKFORT  Prescription drug abuse deserves the same level of attention in the Kentucky legislature as some other issues that have captured most of the headlines over the past month, Gov. Steve Beshear said this week.  More...

Denial is over, now it’s time for coping with the disease

As longtime readers of this column know, I have moaned and groaned over the last two years about personal health issues related to my lack of balance and then, late last summer, I began losing almost all use of my right arm. More...

LCC speech team moves to state

Ten students from Letcher County Central High School will compete in the state speech competition.  More...

Columns

Car Talk

Getting parts for a discontinued car

Dear Tom and Ray:  More...

The way we were

Clips from Mountain Eagle front pages over the past 50 years   More...

Salome's stars

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Your ideas are finally reaching those who can appreciate them. But don’t expect any immediate reactions. That will come later. Meanwhile, a personal matter needs your attention.  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

Louse invasion drives mom buggy

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: I am going buggy — literally. My 5-year-old kindergartener has head lice. I discovered them because he started scratching his head. It makes me sick to my stomach to think about this. More...

Smart Dieting

“Lose 20 pounds in a week!” “Set you metabolism on fire with Metabo-Inferno!” “Lose while you snooze!” These sorts of crazy diet claims are all over the Internet, TV and magazines. More...

Girls more likely to suffer ‘hysteria’

ATLANTA  Fifteen teenage girls report a mysterious outbreak of spasms, tics and seizures in upstate New York. More...

Obituaries

Services held for Lavita Caudill

Lavita Caudill, 60, died February 3 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital.  Born in Letcher County, she was a daughter of the late Little and Mazie Whitaker Caudill.  She was a big fan of University of Kentucky basketball.  More...

Grower’s Market planned

People are starting to get seed catalogs and orchard catalogs in the mail, and all it takes is a few nice spring-like days as we have had recently and we get the urge to work in the sod and plant some seeds.  More...

Scholarship to be offered

A scholarship is available from the Amburgey Family Association. For more information, contact Margery P. Lammers, 720 6th Street, Bonneville, Mo. 65233, phone 660-882-2496, or by email at mjlammers@SBCglobal.net. More...

Jenkins council urged to protest UPike proposal

The Jenkins City Council has been asked to join Letcher County Judge/ Executive Jim Ward and District Five Magistrate Wayne Fleming in condemning a proposal to turn the private University of Pikeville into a state-funded university.  More...

Nude burglar charged with assault, sent for evaluation

A 22-year-old man who is accused of recently breaking into a Neon grocery store has been charged with assaulting a Letcher County deputy jailer.  Five days after Andrew Allen Michael Toothman, of Neon, was found naked inside the Neon Food World More...

Alpha layoffs affect Harlan, Knott coal mines

Alpha Natural Resources says its decision to scale back coal production and idle some mines will cost 168 Kentuckians and 152 West Virginians their jobs in the coming weeks.  Alpha spokesman Ted Pile said this week that another 52 Kentucky emplo More...

Opinions

The catastrophe of Citizen’s United

We have seen the world created by the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision, and it doesn’t work. More...

The purpose of primaries

If the goal of the primary process is simply to nominate a candidate, essentially to nominate the man or woman most likely to win in the end, then this primary season should be declared over. Clear the stage, and give it to Mitt Romney. More...

Komen blowup and November

The blowup at Susan G. Komen for the Cure set off a political alarm that Republicans dare not ignore. More...

Sports

To play Div. 1 soccer

Letcher County Central High School soccer standout Arianna Collins has signed to play soccer for the Morehead State University women’s soccer team. More...

Cats whip Gators

LEXINGTON  Doron Lamb struggled to explain why top-ranked Kentucky could roll so easily over No. 8 Florida. It’s much easier for the Wildcats to talk about their goal.  More...

It’s still about the points

Tony Stewart and Carl Edwards showed us last season just how important it was for a driver and team to get every point they could from each race. More...

Families & Friends

Larry Hatton is hospitalized at Whitesburg ARH

Hello everyone, hope you are all doing well and enjoying these pretty spring-like days. It sure doesn’t feel like February.  I’m sure not complaining. More...

Sickness hits many in Blackey

Happy birthday to Jessica Sparks of Blackey. It is on Feb. 10.  More...

Bakery brings business to town

I want to begin this week asking for prayers for the Elliot family. Hugh Elliot, formerly of Bullitt County just outside our area, and his two grandsons, Conner, age 7, and Austin, age 9, were killed in a house fire on Jan. 11 at Mr. More...

Entertainment

John Corabi, former singer for Motley Crue, here Friday

Rock singer and guitarist John Corabi, who is known best for his short but critically acclaimed stint with Motley Crue, will perform an acoustic show in Whitesburg Friday night at Summit City. Admission is $15.  More...

Atlanta Rhythm Section to play

Atlanta Rhythm Section, featuring original members lead vocalist Rodney Justo, bassist Paul Goddard, and keyboardist Dean Daughtry, will perform next Tuesday (Feb. 14) at 7 p.m. More...

Coming events

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