May 9, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Features

When to move your houseplants outside

Moving houseplants outside in late spring or early summer is good for them; they get better air circulation and light exposure. This also is a good time to repot your containerbound plants.  More...

Cooking the old-fashioned way

Once again my mind wanders back to a time of long ago. A time when there was honesty and honor in these beautiful God-made hills of home.  But in this day and age it is hard to find either. In days gone by a man’s word was his bond.   More...

My great-grandparents

My great-grandfather, James Tipton Short, was called ‘Beardy Jim’ because of the very long, heavy, black beard he wore. He served in the Civil War as a lieutenant.  More...

Opinions

World class jerk, but a criminal?

If this were a reality show and the question for the participants to decide was whether John Edwards was the most narcissistic man on the planet, the biggest liar, the worst husband and father, a self-absorbed egomaniac who betrayed the trust of his More...

Political Cartoon

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Little journals loom large

We know there are coffee lovers and tea lovers, as well as lovers of baseball, football, art, literature, music and cars. More...

Sports

Derby wraps up big week for star Davis

“Life is painting a picture, not creating a sum (of money).” — Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.  A bit of Holmes wisdom sets a rhythm for a post-Derby week, right?   More...

Girls will play college soccer

Letcher County Central High graduating senior soccer players Erica Adams (left) and Erica Meade signed agreements to play soccer at the University of Pikeville during a ceremony at the high school. More...

Gabby’s fishing fever

Some just prefer to fish at night

You are starting to see more and more boats on the lakes at night.  There are several reasons for this. One is to beat the heat and fish during the cooler time of the day. Several fish like the bass and crappie can be more active after dark. More...

Families & Friends

Church picnic at Carr Creek Lake

Whitesburg

Hello everyone, hope you are all doing well.  Here I come, ready or not. I hope you have the time to sit and have a cup of coffee with me. More...

Head Start students are graduated

Colson

Colson Head Start had its graduation ceremony and party at the Colson Senior Center. I was so happy to see all the children and their families. My greatniece Kaylee Grace Baker really had an enjoyable day. More...

NEW ARRIVAL

— Daniel Wesley Hill was born Feb. 27 to Rocki and Matt Hill of Lexington. He has an older sister, Elise, and is the greatgrandson of Oma Hatton of Whitesburg. More...

Obituaries

Services held for Verna McCall

Verna Faye McCall, 70, died April 29 at her home at Mayking.  A daughter of the late Watson and Martha Hart Adams, she was a sister of the late Opal Adams, Effie Gasiorowski, Vernon Adams, Coy Adams and Emory Adams.  More...

Linda White dies

Funeral services for Linda Carol White, 50, will be held at 11 a.m. today (Wednesday) at Everidge Funeral Home in Whitesburg. More...

Betty Sue Greer succumbs at 83

Betty Sue Greer, 83, of Burdine, died May 5 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital.  Born at Benham, she was a daughter of the late Henry Clay and Mildred Cannon Hall. More...

Garbage rates will rise if court gives bid to private firm

Prices would triple in some cases

The Letcher County Fiscal Court opened bids this week from companies interested in taking over the operations of the Letcher County Sanitation Department.  More...

Cash-strapped Jenkins debates occupation tax

The first reading of an ordinance that would impose a one-and-a-half percent occupation tax on full-time workers in the City of Jenkins drew some dissension at the May meeting of the city council.  More...

Woman, 35, pleads guilty to theft, abuse of corpse in murder case

The third person charged in the murder of a 70-year-old Jenkins man has pleaded guilty in Letcher Circuit Court.  Christina Hall Collins, 35, admitted to moving the body of Ralph Marcum after he was beaten to death with a hammer by John Pigg on More...

News

Owners of new furniture store say they saw a need and met it

A local business owner saw the need to open up a furniture store in downtown Whitesburg and did it.  “Letcher County didn’t have a furniture store and I thought we needed one,” said Kelvin Eldridge, owner of Sears at Mayking. More...

Coventry, ARH reach agreement to continue payments for treating Medicaid recipients

After a two-hour hearing in federal court, managed-care firm CoventryCares agreed to keep paying Appalachian Regional Healthcare for treating Medicaid patients at its hospitals through at least June 30 while negotiations continue.  More...

Injured dog, owner are reunited after ad appears in newspaper

An injured dog was reunited with its owner after the owner responded to an ad placed in The Mountain Eagle.  More...

Columns

Scary situation was fault of dealer’s shop

Car Talk

Dear Tom and Ray:  More...

The way we were

Clips from Mountain Eagle front pages over the past 50 years

May 10, 1962  The Whitesburg City Council has voted a $5 tax on every automobile owned and operated within Whitesburg by persons who either live or work within the city limits.  .  More...

Salome's Stars

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) A stubborn refusal to go ahead on a project mystifi es colleagues who expected more flexibility. But once you explain your position, they’ll understand and even applaud you.  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

Health fair at MCHC

Mountain Comprehensive Health Corp. will sponsor a health fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Tuesday, May 22, at the Whitesburg Medical Clinic at 226 Medical Plaza Lane. More...

Living alone with Alzheimer’s

Elaine Vlieger is making some concessions to Alzheimer’s. She’s cut back on her driving, frozen dinners replace once elaborate cooking, and a son monitors her finances. More...

Male breast cancer rare, but deadly

Men rarely get breast cancer, but those who do often don’t survive as long as women, largely because they don’t even realize they can get it and are slow to recognize the warning signs, researchers say.  On average, women with breast More...

Entertainment

Jack White taps a blues vein

Jack White is musing on his latest color scheme.  “What if blues musicians like Robert Johnson and Blind Willie McTell actually wore blue clothes?” White wonders, laughing.  More...

Who did the hit ‘3 O’Clock Blues’?

1. What bluesman had a hit with “3 O’Clock Blues” in 1952?   2. Which duo had hits with “Nobody I Know” and “I Don’t Want to See You Again”?  3. 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...