March 21, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

News

Hospital boss takes issue with criticism, vote by magistrates to deny coal tax use

Ripples from actions taken at last month’s meeting of the Letcher County Fiscal Court ran through the court’s March meeting and led to apologies and a heated exchange between a hospital executive and an elected county official.  More...

‘Friends of Coal’ plates popular here, elsewhere

Letcher County motorists have been doing their part to make the “Friends of Coal” license plates the most popular specialty plate in Kentucky except for collegiate plates honoring the state’s universities.  More...

Bee Liners still buzzing

My old squadron I was assigned to 60 years ago just made military history during the 21st Airlift Squadron’s 70th anniversary at Travis Air Force Base, Calif., on Feb. More...

Columns

Bible trivia

1. Is the book of 3 Peter in the Old or New Testament or neither?  2. When the seventh seal was opened there was silence in heaven for how long? 1 breath, Half an hour, Full day, 3 days  3. More...

Urea is a legitimate expense for Mercedes

Car Talk

Dear Tom & Ray: Can this be true, or are my wife and I just gullible? Our dealer claims that we need to add “urea” to our BlueTec 350 Mercedes engine. More...

The way we were

Clips from Mountain Eagle front pages over the past 50 years

March 22, 1962  More...

Speak Your Piece

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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

Hatton brothers attend Bristol races

Whitesburg

Hello everyone. Hope everything is going well for all of you.  I really enjoyed having my son Astor and his wife Rosemary in for a visit. All four of my sons, Rob, Astor, Billy and Larry, are in Bristol for the races. More...

Photo

Joe Harris (pictured at right), regional manager of Ferus, recently presented Matthew Corbett, a firefighter with the Jenkins Fire Department, with a check for $2,500 to purchase rescue and fire equi More...

Linda Lucas home from vacation

Cowan

Linda Lucas recently returned from a monthlong vacation in Tennessee, North Carolina and Florida. Linda’s granddaughter, McKenzie Callahan, a Davies County, N.C. More...

Obituaries

Services held for Euna Holbrook

Euna Fields Caudill Holbrook, 88, died March 16, at her home on Solomon.  Born in Whitesburg to the late James ‘Tinker’ and Jane Mullins Fields, she was the widow of Leslie Dale Caudill, and later married Cecil Holbrook, who also pre More...

Rites held for Ellis Mosgrove

Ellis R. Mosgrove, 64, of Washington Court House, Ohio, died, March 14, in Chillicothe, Ohio.  A U.S. More...

Eugene Back dies at 83

Eugene Back, 83, died March 13 at his home at Gordon.  A son of the late Loy Back and Cora Hampton Caudill, he was a preceded in death by a sister, Anna Bowen, and two brothers, Buford and Dempsey.  He is survived by caregivers Sonny and Di More...

PSC sets hearing here on Ky. Power rate hike request

Kentucky Power Company customers will have a chance to tell the state Public Service Commission (PSC) what they think about a proposed rate hike during a public meeting in Whitesburg early next month.  More...

Cable thefts continue

Thieves are continuing to steal telephone lines in Letcher and Knott Counties for the copper they contain.  AT&T spokesperson said 400 feet of cable containing an estimated 622 pounds of copper was cut down and stolen March 19 on Highway 15, More...

Opinions

Worth noting

The 2012 Kentucky General Assembly has sidestepped or fumbled most of the big issues and has accomplished little of importance. It has been a session of odds and ends, at best. A few, for better or worse, are worth noting:  More...

Cartoon

Full Story

What went wrong?

Don’t get me wrong. The killing of 16 Afghan men, women and children by an American soldier without provocation and without threat to his own life (or so it appears) was wrong. Completely wrong. More...

Sports

Wildcats have many weapons available

LEXINGTON   Every player in Kentucky’s seven-man rotation has led the Wildcats in scoring for a game this season.  That balance put opponents in a bind, wondering which star to focus on defensively.  More...

6-race suspension of Knaus is lifted by NASCAR officer

CONCORD, N.C. More...

Gabby’s fishing fever

Action hot in streams and rivers

As I drive up and down the roads in our area, I see a lot of fisherman already fishing in the local rivers and streams. According to most of the anglers I have talked to or heard from, the fishing is getting better as the water warms up.  More...

Health

Graphic no-smoking ads begin

ATLANTA   A graphic new ad campaign that began this week will try to shock smokers into quitting with the sometimes gruesome stories of people damaged by tobacco products.  The new effort confronts a hard truth: Despite increased tobacco ta More...

New cervical cancer test options told

WASHINGTON   Forget one-size-fits-all advice: New guidelines give women choices for cervical cancer testing that depend on their age.  Once recommended every year, many major medical groups have long said that a Pap test every three years i More...

Dandruff control

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: How does one eliminate dandruff? I have had it for months and have tried many, many shampoos without making any progress. I can’t wear a dark suit coat. I look like I’ve just come in from a snow blizzard. More...

Entertainment

Change in the Weather (Channel)

NEW YORK   The Weather Channel is in the midst of a transformation, one that can be traced in part to an idle afternoon Al Roker spent surfing the Web a couple of years ago.  More...

Who performed ‘The Voice’?

1. What group released “Bus Stop”? What is the song about?  2. Name the band that had a No. 1 hit with “The Voice.”  3. Van McCoy was best known for which dance tune?  4. More...

Tix on sale soon for Jack White’s Asheville show

Rock star Jack White’s solo tour will make a stop at The Orange Peel in Asheville, N.C., on Saturday, May 19. The tour is in support of White’s first solo album, Blunderbuss, which is scheduled for release April 23. More...