March 14, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

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Blood drive set

The Kentucky Blood Center Bloodmobile will be at Whitesburg Plaza from noon to 6 p.m., Thursday, March 22. Blood donors will receive a “Bleed Blue in the Bayou” t-shirt. More...

Portal 31 to open for season

Portal 31, recognized as one of the nation’s best underground coal mining tours, will be open for visitation on Wednesday, March 21.  “We are excited to kick off a new year,” said Phyllis Sizemore, curator of the Kentucky Coal More...

Board to meet

The Letcher County Extension District Board will meet at the extension office at 5 p.m. on March 15. This meeting is open to the public.   More...

Columns

Now here’s a tip

• “I had to pick up a bunch of BBs that spilled in our garage. It was very aggravating, until I decided to get out my vacuum. I put a very thin sock (didn’t have any panty hose) on the end and tucked it into the hose. More...

Car stalling could be due to many things

Car Talk

Dear Tom and Ray:  More...

The way we were

Clips from Mountain Eagle front pages over the past 50 years

March 15, 1962  The state highway department says it has almost completed plans for the new Kentucky 15 route between Hazard and Whitesburg, and hopes to let a contract for construction of a five-mile section later this year. 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  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...

Health

Reproductive health fair March 26

A reproductive health fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., March 26, at the First Federal Building on the campus of Hazard Community and Technical College.  More...

Workshop planned

A diabetic workshop will be held at the Letcher County Extension Office at 1:30 p.m. on March 20. This workshop is free and open to the public. For more information, call 606-633-2362. More...

Not all chest pain is caused by the heart

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: I am a 38-year-old woman who has a very stressful job. It is also very well-paying, so I don’t want to give it up. I think it might be giving me chest pain. The pain comes and goes unpredictably. More...

Entertainment

To perform

Appalachian Strings will perform from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Saturday, March 17, at the Country Cabin II in Norton, Va. The facility is located across Alternate Rte. 58 from the original Country Cabin, 1½ mile west of Norton. More...

Pulitzer Prize winning playing at Pound

Montana Repertory Theatre will stage ‘Doubt: A Parable,’ at 7: 30 p. m., Wednesday, March 21, in the Performing Arts Center at Pound, Va. More...

Shiitake class

A shiitake mushroom class will begin at 6 p.m. on March 19 at the Letcher County Extension Office, which is located at 478 Extension Drive in Whitesburg. The class is offered by Shad J. More...

Voters will decide whether to expand alcohol sales in city

Voters in the City of Whitesburg will soon get to vote on whether alcohol sales should be expanded inside city limits.  A petition calling for the vote has been delivered to office of Letcher County Judge/Executive Jim Ward, whose responsibility More...

Grand jury indicts 10

The Letcher Grand Jury has named 10 people in 14 indictments including a Mayking man charged in a stabbing.  The grand jury says Robert Steve Hamilton Jr., 27, of 351 Crossover Road, stabbed Frank Collins on Oct. 18. More...

Opinions

Gas price blame defies reality

As if national Republicans didn’t already have enough to worry about, the economy — the issue to which they’ve clung like a drowning man to a raft — is showing signs of life.  More...

Cartoon

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Romney now has a woman problem

On the evening of Super Tuesday last week, a radiant Ann Romney stepped up to the microphone at a Boston rally and took her best shot at changing the subject.  “Do you know what women care about?” she said. More...

Sports

Words of caution for state’s tourney teams

Let’s roll out the jargon for the best three weeks in sports: Big Dance. Bracketology. Good draw. Bad draw. We were robbed.   More...

Lady Cavs win opener

The Jenkins Lady Cavaliers softball team opened their season with a 5-0 win over the 15th Region’s Belfry Pirates.  The game started as a pitchers duel as both teams went three up and three down in the first two innings. More...

Why Bristol is still best

If you have been reading this column for any length of time then you know this weekend’s stop on the NASCAR Sprint Cup schedule is at my favorite track.   More...

Families & Friends

The Home Place

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Time gets away from us

Whitesburg

Hello everyone. I can’t believe it’s time for our visit again. I hope all of you are doing well.  How about this weather? But it is March and we can enjoy it and hope it doesn’t turn bad on us.  More...

FIELD TRIP

— Pre-school students at West Whitesburg Elementary School recently took a field trip to Larry Adams Martial Arts in Whitesburg. More...

Obituaries

Rites held for Brandon Eric Arnold

Brandon Eric Arnold, 38, died March 9 at his home at Sandlick.  He was a son of Larry Richard Arnold and Estelene Bates Shepherd and the late James Edward Shepherd.  More...

Services held for Wanda Sexton

Wanda Faye Sexton, 60, died March 2 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital.  Born in Neon to the late Marcus and Emma Hall Collier, she was the widow of Robert Sexton Jr., and a sister of the late Albert Vance Jr. More...

Bruce Gilley Sr. dies at 80

Bruce Gilley Sr., 80, of Doty Creek, died March 8 at Hazard Appalachian Regional Hospital.  A son of the late Matt and Minnie Gilley, he was a brother of the late June Day, Gracie Cornett, Jim Gilley, Bob Gilley and Clyde Gilley, and a stepbroth More...