March 7, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Features

Mountain neighbors need help

Killer tornadoes, including one which stayed on the ground for at least 60 miles after touching down in the town of West Liberty, swept through parts of eastern Kentucky on March 2. More...

Opinions

Flim-flamming the Keystone XL

Oil piped from Canadian tar sands would ship overseas, not supply U.S.

For Rep. Allen West, the skyrocketing price of gasoline is not just a policy matter, it’s a personal pocketbook issue. More...

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What Limbaugh is all about

Too bad the Republican candidates had to comment on Rush Limbaugh’s flaming attack on a female law student at Georgetown University. El Rushbo plays troubadour to the party’s right wing from his home in its entertainment wing. More...

Sports

Miller expects big play from UK bench

LEXINGTON   Senior Darius Miller expects No. 1 Kentucky to get even more production from its bench by the time the NCAA tournament starts. More...

Breathitt upsets LCC in tourney semifinal

The Perry County Central Lady Commodores successfully defended their 14th Region title Sunday with a 73-54 win over the Breathitt County Lady Bobcats in Jackson.  More...

Gabby’s fishing fever

Good reports from lakes all over

I have received reports from all over and several states of increased largemouth bass action. Everywhere from Tennessee to Alabama to all over Kentucky the bass action is starting heat up.  More...

Families & Friends

Howard family gathers for visit

Whitesburg

Hello everyone, hope you are all doing well.  We had bad news this week with all the tornadoes. It was so scary and our hopes and prayers are for those who were hit so hard. More...

Students named to Dean’s List

Letcher County students named to the Dean’s List for the fall semester at Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College are:  More...

Michaela Fields turns 14 on March 9

Big Cowan

Hello everyone. Well, it’s been another crazy week. Winds, rain, thunderstorms, sunshine, lightning and tornadoes in Kentucky, Virginia and Indiana — and now snow.  I hope all your loved ones are safe. More...

Obituaries

Death takes Mrs. Fields

Phoebe Fields, 93, died March 1 at her home at Little Cowan.  A daughter of the late Cleveland and Kate Smith Adkins, she was the widow of Nelson Fields and the mother of the late James C. Fields, William H. Fields, Richard B. More...

Emil Cook buried at Mayking

Emil Arthur Cook II, 68, of Potters Fork, died March 4 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital.  A son of the late Arthur I and Edith Slone Cook, he was married to the late La- Ree Kincer Cook and was a brother of the late Jeanetta McClellan More...

Nona Ann Hess, 55, succumbs

Funeral services for Nona Ann Hess will be held March 7 at Letcher Funeral Home. More...

Ex-mayor, others say site in Jenkins full of toxic waste

After years of speculation, the City of Jenkins may soon learn the extent of toxic waste pollution from the old mine repair shops which remain in the city center.  More...

Judge sentences Collier

Letcher County Circuit Judge Sam Wright followed the jury’s recommendation and sentenced a 32-year-old Jenkins man to 10 years in prison in connection with the shooting death of his neighbor.  More...

News

New plan gives grants to mountain students

FRANKFORT   Appalachian students would have a fresh source of money to pay for college under a measure approved by the House Education Committee on Tuesday.  More...

Students will perform play this weekend

The drama class of Cowan Elementary School will perform ‘Mulan Jr.’ at 7 p.m. on Friday, March 9, and Saturday, March 10, in the Letcher County Central High School auditorium. More...

MSHA missed problems at mine

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. More...

Columns

What to do when shop has butterfingers

Car Talk

Dear Tom and Ray:  More...

The way we were

Clips from Mountain Eagle front pages over the past 50 years   March 8, 1962  More...

SPEAKING OF SOAPS

RECAPS –3/5-3/9   More...

Speak Your Piece

Speak Your Piece

Tell us what’s on your mind. No need to give your name.

I was at the post office and saw someone put a calico cat out of a car and drive away. The poor little thing was terrified to be abandoned in a busy parking lot on the first of the month. It was pouring rain and she was getting wet and cold. More...

Health

Is it a migraine?

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: I have had headaches since I was 12. I am now 32. I hear people talk about their migraine headaches and wonder if I might have them. What makes a headache a migraine headache? I take aspirin for my headaches. More...

Medical bills can wreck credit

CHICAGO   Mike and Laura Park thought their credit record was spotless. More...

Finding unseen damage of traumatic brain injury

WASHINGTON   The soldier on the fringes of an explosion. The survivor of a car wreck. The football player who took yet another skull-rattling hit. More...

Entertainment

Band’s members overcame slow starts to headline tour

A group of buses and vans entered the snowy city of Cincinnati looking like the circus was coming. More...

What was Supertramp’s first name?

1. What was the name of the Alice Cooper band’s debut album, and when was that?  2. Name King Crimson’s first single to chart.  3. What was the original name of the band Supertramp?  4. More...

Coming events

This guide is published by The Mountain Eagle as a public service to help keep readers informed about entertainment events within driving distance of Letcher County. All dates are subject to change. More...