March 28, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Man, woman are indicted for stealing deposit while on the job at McDonald’s

Eight people have been named in nine indictments returned by the Letcher County Grand Jury, including two charged with stealing almost $4,400 while working at McDonald’s Restaurant in Whitesburg.  More...

Features

Earth’s deepest spot desolate, foreboding

WASHINGTON   The last frontier on Earth is out-of-this-world, desolate, foreboding, and moonlike, James Cameron said after diving to the deepest part of the ocean.  And he loved it.  More...

Opinions

Risky pay hikes for college bosses

Kentucky is part of an epidemic of Wall Street-itis that has infected higher education with obscene executive pay syndrome.  More...

Cartoon

Full Story

Romney and Dukakis

I’ve been waiting for it: the inevitable comparisons between the Massachusetts governor who ran for president (with my help) in 1988 and the former Massachusetts governor on his way to being the 2012 Republican nominee.   More...

Sports

UK’s Davis amazed by speed of success

LEXINGTON   Anthony Davis walked back into Kentucky’s hotel in Atlanta at the South Regional when a young girl approached.  More...

Lady Cavs take 2 of 4

The Jenkins Lady Cavaliers played in the Mayfield Ice Creamier Lady Eagles Classic in Johnson County Friday night.  More...

Gabby’s fishing fever

Bass, crappie, bluegill are biting

It is spring and time to start fishing for largemouth bass, crappie and bluegill. All these fish and others will move toward shallow water and cover to feed and to get ready for the upcoming spawn.  More...

Families & Friends

Shannon Banks celebrates birthday

Whitesburg

Hello everyone. Hope you are all doing well and enjoying the great weather.  We did have a bad storm Friday night, but I don’t think it did any damage. More...

AT THE RACES

— The Hatton brothers attended the Bristol races and stayed in Larry Hatton’s camper. More...

Redbuds are beginning of spring

Colson

What a beautiful place! Redbuds blooming and the green is popping out everywhere.  We are so blessed each day to see the beauty of the hand of our Lord and Savior. I love redbuds, and to me that is the real beginning of spring.  More...

Entertainment

Country stars help Lionel Richie

NASHVILLE, Tenn.   More...

Ex-Stones manager sued who?

1. Which all-girl group released “Soldier Boy,” and when?  2. What group released what became known as The White Album?  3. “For Those About to Rock” was a hit for which group? Where are they from?  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...

Grand jury says 11 copper thieves were a syndicate

Eleven people have been charged by the Letcher County Grand Jury with engaging in organized crime in connection with the theft of copper from AT&T telecommunication lines.  Charged with participating in a criminal syndication from December t More...

Field, courts to cost $1.5 million

The Letcher County Board of Education has voted to submit plans to the Kentucky Department of Education in Frankfort for the construction of a softball field, two tennis courts and a golf putting green to be built at the Letcher County Central High S More...

News

Budget negotiators take money from lt. gov.

FRANKFORT   Lawmakers looking for ways to balance a $19 billion state budget said Tuesday they’re eliminating a $30,000-a-year housing allowance for Democratic Lt. Gov. More...

Fight at motel involves five, results in arrests of two men

Two Whitesburg men were arrested Sunday evening for fighting at a Whitesburg motel.  Jerry G. Collins II, 28, of 10 Bulldog Drive, and Christopher S. McClain, 30, of 157 Smoot Creek, were both charged with seconddegree assault. More...

Jenkins board urged to feed kids breakfast while at their desks

At one time it was generally forbidden for students to eat at their desks in most schools, but as the importance of school nutrition has become more evident, things have changed.  More...

Columns

Don’t buy this mechanic’s song and dance

Car Talk

Dear Tom and Ray:  More...

The way we were

Clips from Mountain Eagle front pages over the past 50 years

March 29, 1962  State Senator Archie Craft of Whitesburg will take office as United States marshal for the Eastern District of Kentucky at ceremonies in Washington.  .  More...

Now here’s a tip

• “Technology can be really helpful, especially if you have very little storage area for papers. I had a trustworthy neighborhood teenager come over and help me scan in all my important documents. 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

Surgery reverses diabetes

CHICAGO   New research gives clear proof that weight-loss surgery can reverse and possibly cure diabetes, and doctors say it should be offered sooner to more people with the disease — not just as a last resort.  More...

Is it breast cancer?

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: The receptionist at my doctor’s office called to give me the report on a mammogram I had taken. She said that it showed calcifications and that the doctor wanted it repeated in six months. Why? More...

Study: Too much sedation in colon tests

CHICAGO   Few people want to be wide awake during their colonoscopy exams, but new research suggests too many are getting extra sedation treatment, costing as much as $1 billion yearly in potentially needless services.  More...

Obituaries

Madeline Draughn succumbs at 79

Madeline Fugate Draughn, 79, of Leburn, died March 22 at the Knott County Health & Rehabilitation Center.  Born at Vest to the late General and Ethel Conley Fugate, she was a sister of the late Delbert Fugate, Phillip Fugate, Garner Fugate, More...

Services held for Christina Smith

Funeral services for Christina Rena Smith, 28, of Partridge, were held March 21 at Letcher Funeral Home in Whitesburg.  A daughter of the late Glenna Reyna Creech Sturgill, she died March 17 in Cumberland.  She was a niece of the late Glori More...

Rites held for Collier, 89

Orville Collier Sr., 89, died March 20.  Born on Franks Creek at Eolia, he was a son of the late William Marion and Nancy Maggard Collier and the widower of Lela Scott Collier. More...