May 2, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Police: Man started blaze while wife, baby in house

Police say a Jeremiah man set his house on fire while his wife and infant were inside the home.  More...

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Summer and David Powers of Boggs Pharmacy and Boggs DME in Jenkins are the newest members of the Letcher County Chamber of Commerce. Both are graduates of Jenkins High School. More...

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Letcher County Fiscal Court received $20,590.40 from the Kentucky Association of Counties, a dividend payment from the KACo Workers Compensation Fund, which provides workers compensation insurance co More...

Fund-raiser

Bethel Community Church at McRoberts, is holding a fund-raiser and selling Knickerbocker pictures. The pictures will be taken the weekend of May 25. For more information, call Roger Bentley at 832- 1593 or Regina Vanover at 634-9548.   More...

Columns

It’s time to let this car go

Car Talk

Dear Tom and Ray:  More...

The way we were

Clips from Mountain Eagle front pages over the past 50 years

May 3, 1962  Basil Hall of Blackey has purchased Kermit’s Super Market from Kermit Combs of Whitesburg, who has operated the store for the past 23 years. Hall has worked at the store “off and on” for about 20 years. More...

Moments In Time

• On May 19, 1715, the colony of New York passes a law making it illegal to “gather, rake, take up, or bring to the market, any oysters whatsoever” during May, June, July and August. 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

Drug can reverse overdose

WEST BRIDGEWATER, Mass.   Steve Wohlen lay on his front lawn, blue, unconscious and barely breathing, overdosing on heroin.  His mother ran outside, frantically assembling a pen-like canister. More...

Here’s how diabetes is diagnosed today

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: I have a friend whose glucose tests taken in the morning range from 140 (7.8) to 200 (11) and are never in the normal range. He is constantly thirsty and has other diabetes symptoms. More...

Smart Dieting

“Lose 20 pounds in a week!” “Set you metabolism on fire with Metabo-Inferno!” “Lose while you snooze!” These sorts of crazy diet claims are all over the Internet, TV and magazines. More...

Entertainment

15 bands to play benefit here

Fifteen bands are scheduled to play at a music festival benefiting an autism class in Whitesburg.  More...

Dance at VFW

The Whitesburg VFW will host a dance with the band AfterShock from 9 p.m. until 1 a.m. on Saturday (May 5).   More...

Beach Boys happy together

BURBANK, Calif. More...

Glut in natural gas costs 62 jobs here

A natural gas production boom that has created a glut in supply has resulted in the loss of 62 more jobs in Letcher County.  Houston-based Baker Hughes Incorporated, formerly known as BJ Services, said the employees would be laid off permanently More...

Store owners among 22 indicted

The owners of a Mayking store which closed after it was raided in March for selling synthetic marijuana and hallucinogenic “bath salts” have been indicted on charges of trafficking in a controlled substance. More...

Opinions

Gross inequity

What are these phantasmagoric money machines that they call “private-equity firms?” They’re much in the news these days, because a fellow who was a privateequity magnate is presently running for president.  More...

Political Cartoon

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Newt’s great adventure

Every four years, there is one presidential campaign that is much more fun to watch than the rest, even if it has no realistic chance of success. I loved watching Mike Huckabee four years ago. More...

Sports

Who will win the Derby? No one knows

In name, Kentucky’s first Saturday in May is international. The “Run For the Roses.”  More...

Tourney unkind to Jenkins

The Jenkins Lady Cavaliers traveled to Owensboro on Saturday to play in the All “A” Classic state tournament.  The Cavs played Danville, Nicholas County, and Gallatin County. More...

Eldridge gets post-season honor

Kelah Eldridge has been chosen to the Lexington Herald-Leader’s Second Team All-State squad. More...

Families & Friends

Efford and Yvonne Sexton mark anniversary

Colson

Happy anniversary to a very special couple, Efford and Yvonne Sexton Tackett. They are one of the happiest couples ever and I love them both. More...

Rayburns honeymoon in Letcher County

Cowan

There will be a Bible School at Little Cowan Church on May 7 through 11 from 9 a.m. to noon. Everyone is welcome.  Kevin and Melissa Rayburn were in Letcher County for their honeymoon. More...

GOVERNOR’S SCHOLAR

— Kevin Brashear of McRoberts, a student at Jenkins Middle High School, has been named a Governor’s Scholar. More...

Obituaries

Inez Pratt dies

Inez Pratt, 72, died April 23 at her sister’s home in Whitesburg.  A daughter of the late Erbie Pratt and Nick and Maxie Blair Pratt Wright, she was born in Whitesburg. More...

Elsie Green Lucas, 64, dies at home

Elsie Green Lucas, 64, died April 29 at her home.  A daughter of the late Bert Green Jr. and Edith Polly Green, she was the wife of Bruce Lucas Sr.  She was a member of the People Fundamental Baptist Church.  More...

Lloyd Brown started Dry Fork Market

William Lloyd Brown, founder and longtime owner of the Dry Fork Market and former Letcher County magistrate, died April 16 after a brief illness. He was 87.  More...