April 11, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Features

Forget spring cleaning; scrub down your budget

Spring is officially here. That means it’s time for spring cleaning!  More...

State’s docs want limits on access to patient files in drug abuse bill

FRANKFORT   House Speaker Greg Stumbo called Tuesday for lawmakers to support legislation aimed at curbing prescription drug abuse despite opposition from the Kentucky Medical Association.  More...

Opinions

The ROBS Act

‘Small’ equals $1 billion in sales?

Hallelujah, Washington has finally heard the people’s cries for jobs! In an urgent bipartisan push, Democrats and Republicans have joined hands across the aisle to pass the JOBS Act.  More...

Cartoon

Full Story

When liberals aren’t wimps

ELON, N.C.   Conservatives are not accustomed to being on the defensive.  More...

Sports

Rains introduced as new Cougars coach

Letcher County Central High School’s new football coach is no stranger to turning around football programs.  More...

It’s time for ‘what’s next?’

While we wait for embattled Arkansas football coach Bobby Petrino’s lips to move again, these things...  For Hoops fans in Kentucky, today is a Bill Murray Groundhog Day ... More...

Gabby’s fishing fever

Bring out your top water baits

The early spring fishing season is here at last, and nothing is as fun to most anglers as catching a nice bass on a top water bait.  More...

Families & Friends

We should enjoy life and appreciate it

Whitesburg

Hello again everyone. Hope you are all doing well and enjoying the pretty weather and all the pretty flowers and the trees in bloom.  I hope winter is over, but it will probably come back. More...

Eggs were hidden and found all day

Colson

I hope everyone had a blessed Easter. It warmed up very nice and I love the weather.  Randy, Jennifer, Jared and Ethan Isaacs spent the weekend with us. More...

GIRL SCOUTS VISIT THE EAGLE

— Troop 1193, made up of students from Martha Jane Potter Elementary School, visited The Mountain Eagle on April 5. More...

Obituaries

Charles Pryor buried at Dema

Charles Roy ‘Slick’ Pryor Jr., 48, died April 5 at his home at Dema.  Born in Chicago, Ill., he was a son of Rosa Pryor of Dema and the late Charles Roy Pryor. More...

Rites held for Daryl Rickard

Col. Daryl B. ‘Rick’ Rickard, U.S. Air Force Ret., 67, of The Villages, Fla., died March 23.  Born in Meadville, Penn., he was a career serviceman in the U.S. Air Force, where he served for more than 25 years. More...

Christina Rena Smith dies

Christina Rena Smith, 28, of Partridge, died March 17 at Cumberland.  She was a daughter of the late Glenna Reyna Creech Sturgill, and a niece of the late Gloria Adams and Judy Rose.  Funeral services were held March 21 at Letcher Funeral H More...

Citizens tell PSC they can’t afford electric bill hike

Several Kentucky Power Company customers told the Kentucky Public Service Commission (PSC) that a proposed 30 percent rate increase would be difficult to afford.  More...

Coal exports have surged to highest level since 1991

U.S. coal exports reached their highest level in two decades last year as strong demand from Asia and Europe offered an outlet for a fuel that is falling from favor at home.  More...

News

Flood cleanup continues in several communities

While all roads closed by flooding last week are now open, there is still “a lot of work to do” before things get back to normal in the communities of Little Colley, Camp Branch, Colson, Sandlick and Smoot Creek, Letcher County Judge/Exec More...

New water projects dominate Whitesburg council meeting

Water improvement projects dominated the April meeting of the Whitesburg City Council as a bid was awarded for construction of the city’s new raw water intake and the council voted to enter into an agreement to enlarge lines in the Upper Bottom More...

Cornetts win environmental award

The Kentucky Environmental Quality Commission, which annually honors Kentucky individuals and organizations for outstanding environmental stewardship, will this year present a Lifetime Achievement Award to Dean and Nina Cornett of Blackey.  More...

Columns

Many dual exhausts are just for looks

Car Talk

Dear Tom and Ray:  More...

The way we were

Clips from Mountain Eagle front pages over the past 50 years  April 12, 1962  More...

Moments in Time

• On April 27, 4977 B.C., the universe is created, according to 17th-century German mathematician and astronomer Johannes Kepler. 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

Girl, doctor fight freak injury

It wasn’t anything out of the ordinary for spunky eight- year- old Hannah Click to hop on the go-kart with her 23-year-old sister to take a couple laps around her family’s Knott County home.  More...

Whooping cough’s unwelcome return

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: My husband has had a cough that seems to have lasted forever. He saw several doctors. Each gave him a different diagnosis and different treatment. None worked. The last doctor believed he had whooping cough and tested him for it. More...

THE NUMBERS GAME: Knowing Your Blood Pressure

You may know that high blood pressure puts you at risk for many serious complications with diabetes. You’ve probably been told repeatedly to work at keeping your blood pressure at a reasonable level.  More...

Entertainment

Books, films look at ‘gas rush’

ALBANY, N.Y. Dairy farmers-turned-shale millionaires. Rural widows gypped by smooth-talking landmen. Revitalized communities. Exploding wells. Dreams realized and hopes dashed. More...

Small crowd hears sounds of ‘Joy’

On this night there was only a small number of people waiting outside Asheville, North Carolina’s Orange Peel Social Aid and Pleasure Club. More...

What were the Blue Velvets?

1. What were The Blue Velvets?  2. Which male artist was known as the Prince of Wails?  3. What did Michael Jackson, Lesley Gore, Miles Davis and Frank Sinatra have in common?  4. More...