April 18, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Features

Are you happy? Positive outlook is good for heart

WASHINGTON   Be happy — it seems to be good for your heart.  Scientists have long known that Type A personalities and people who are chronically angry, anxious or depressed have a higher risk of heart attacks.  More...

Opinions

Economic development: Old, new issues for region

One old issue: despite the declining trend in the percentage of jobs provided by coal mining in Appalachia, both current and historic coal production will continue to influence economic development in the region.  More...

Women’s work

As it turns out, Hilary Rosen was wrong about Ann Romney not working a day in her life. She’s plainly working right now, as a strategist for her husband’s campaign, not a stay-at-home mom.  More...

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Sports

UK’s starting 5 declares for NBA draft

LEXINGTON   Kentucky’s starting lineup of three freshmen and two sophomores did most everything together. Now, they will go their separate ways in the NBA.  More...

Lady Cavs take 5th straight All ‘A’ title

The Jenkins High School Lady Cavaliers picked up their fifth straight All ‘A’ Classic Regional title last week and will play in the All ‘A’ State Tournament in Owensboro on April 28.  More...

Roush dominance continues

When Jack Roush looks at the Sprint Cup schedule each year after it is released, there is no doubt that the first two races he looks for are the ones at Texas Motor Speedway.  More...

Families & Friends

Aggie Hatton’s health is improving

Whitesburg

Hello everyone, hope you are doing well.  We’ve had another spell of cold weather and some frost. I’m afraid it got one of my plants. I didn’t think winter was through with us. I hope it didn’t hurt the gardens.  More...

TO BE WED

— Larry and Lavvona Dixon of Blackey, and Shrue Shutts of Georiga, announce the forthcoming marriage of their children, Keashia Dixon and David Michael Burns. More...

To perform

Appalachian Strings will perform from 7:30 to 10:30 p. m. Saturday, April 21, at the Country Cabin II in Norton, Va. The facility is located across Alternate Rte. 58 from the original Country Cabin, 1 ½ mile west of Norton. More...

Obituaries

Darwin Smith dies in Florida

Darwin Smith, 83, died March 31 at VNA Hospice House in Vero Beach, Fla.  Born in Hazard, he was the widower of Esta C. Smith.  He was the owner/operator of Baker Maytag Co. More...

Rites held for Earl Goodman

Funeral services for Earl Ray Goodman, 56, of McRoberts, were held April 16 at People’s Fundamental Baptist Church in Dunham. More...

Ida Mae Halcomb, 79, dies

Funeral services for Ida Mae Halcomb, 79, will be held at 11 a.m. today (Wednesday), April 18, at Everidge Funeral Home in Whitesburg. More...

County can’t use severance funds to pay for tap fees

The Letcher County Fiscal Court will not be able to use coal severance tax funds to pay hook-up fees for all county water customers.  More...

Prescription abuse bill goes forward

FRANKFORT   Unscrupulous doctors who overprescribe painkillers that are being widely abused in Kentucky could be more quickly identified and prosecuted under a bill approved by the House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday.  More...

Police say three men were going to steal mine cable

Two Letcher County men and a Perry County man were arrested and charged with trespassing on mine property at Franks Creek near Eolia, where they apparently were attempting to steal mining cable.  More...

News

Students to perform ‘Seussical’

Letcher County Central High School drama students will portray different literacy characters created by the late Dr. More...

Thieves strike at Isom

Merchandise located outside Super Dollar in Isom was stolen April 10 and items were also taken one day later from the Isom Vendors Mall, said Kentucky State Police Public Affairs Officer Tony Watts.  Watts said hand and garden tools, doghouses, More...

Jenkins board OK’s new plan for students in middle school before leaving for conference

The Jenkins Independent Board of Education voted unanimously this week to approve a plan to restructure the Jenkins Middle School by adding Grade 6 to Grades 7 and 8.  More...

Columns

The way we were

Clips from Mountain Eagle front pages over the past 50 years  April 19, 1962  More...

Easy fix for a time-traveling car

Car Talk

Dear Tom and Ray:  More...

Now here’s a tip

• It’s tough to eat homecooked meals as a single eater — most recipes are geared for multiple portions, and you probably don’t want to eat the same thing for five days straight. 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.  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

When medicines don’t stop heartburn

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: I am 25. I have a serious case of GERD. I’ve been put on four different medicines. They aren’t working.  I also have palpitations throughout the day. More...

Soaring pill sales fuel addiction

West Virginia has the highest rate of prescription drug overdose deaths in the U.S., and about 10 years after a prescription-pill-addiction epidemic began in Appalachia, the problem is so bad in the southern part of the state that police say they can More...

Pikeville teaming with Jewish Hospital

Pikeville Medical Center has now entered into an affiliation agreement with Jewish Hospital in Louisville for transplant care. More...

Entertainment

Full house greets NeedToBreathe

If you tuned into Jimmy Kimmel’s late night talk show on ABC on April 5 to catch Kimmel’s interview with University of Kentucky basketball standout Anthony Davis, chances are you watched NeedToBreathe perform their single “Drive All More...

Asking Alexandria worth the wait

When Asking Alexandria’s highly- anticipated Louisville concert was postponed from December 1 to April 7, fans of the band began counting down the days. More...

Who gave us ‘Blue Bayou’?

1. Which singer-songwriter produced “Blue Bayou”? What was the b-side on the record?  2. “Ain’t That Peculiar” was a hit for which artist?  3. More...