May 16, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Features

Legendary raid on Japan 70 years ago

Just a few days after the attack on Hawaii by the Japanese, President Roosevelt called his military together to come up with a plan to punish them for their sneak attack. More...

Opinions

Making chemical giants happy at our expense

Thanks to the blessings of nature and good farmers, you and I can enjoy such scrumptious delights as fresh corn-on-the-cob, popcorn and many other variations of this truly great grain.   More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Don’t fall for their ‘uniforms’

The Victorian era gave birth to a very unpleasant custom called slumming. Parties of swells in London and New York would descend on impoverished neighborhoods as a form of entertainment. More...

Sports

Have we gone too far with ‘hate’?

Some who are in love with athletics and become experts through the Internet are too often these days a collective of contrarians — some disagreeably disagreeable.  More...

Jenkins star signs to play two sports

Jenkins High School senior Kayla Stambaugh has signed with Alice Lloyd College at Pippa Passes in Knott County to play both softball and basketball. More...

Gabby’s fishing fever

Take me to the river — fish are biting!

It seems that everywhere you look now you see fishermen in the river — and doing good.  I have had all kinds of good reports from river fishermen in the past few weeks. More...

Families & Friends

Mother’s Day brings flowers for mom

Whitesburg

Hello everyone. Hope you are all doing well, and hope all you mothers had a great Mother’s Day.  I had a very good day, lots of pretty flowers from my granddaughter Wendy Day, and roses from Larry and Linda and Billy and Sandra. More...

Pat Large to mark birthday

Big Cowan

Hope all had a wonderful Mother’s Day and are thankful to be alive for another year. Makes us appreciate the wonderful mothers who have gone on before. More...

ONE YEAR OLD

— Noah Lee Sturgill celebrated his first birthday March 26. He is the son of Joseph ‘Opie’ and Kimberly Sturgill of Ermine. More...

Obituaries

Rites held for Carlos Cornett

Carlos Cornett, 51 of Linefork, died May 9 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital.  He was a son of Grace Polly Cornett of Linefork and the late Glen Cornett.  More...

William King dies

Funeral services for William E. ‘Bill’ King, 67, will be held at 1 p.m. today (Wednesday) at Letcher Funeral Home in Whitesburg. More...

Services held for Edith Mae Dorton

Funeral services for Edith Mae ‘Granny’ Stidham Dorton, 75, of Thornton, were held May 14 at New Beginnings Assembly of God. More...

Occupation tax OK’d in Jenkins

The Jenkins City Council on Tuesday night narrowly approved an ordinance creating a 1-1/2 percent occupation tax for people working inside city limits.  Council members Rebecca Terrill Amburgey, Robert Adams, and Chuck Anderson voted in favor of More...

Jury finds ex-referee guilty on drug charge

A state championship basketball referee could receive between five and 20 years in prison after a jury has convicted him of drug trafficking.  After deliberating for two hours and 58 minutes on May 15, a Letcher Circuit Court jury found Tommy Hu More...

News

Low natural gas prices to continue to hurt coal

Historically low natural gas prices will continue to bring serious harm to a large segment of the coal industry here and elsewhere in Appalachia for at least two more years.  More...

Chicken, rib dinners June 1

The Cancer Crusaders will hold a barbeque dinner from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on June 1. A chicken dinner is $8 and a rib dinner is $10. Dinners may be preordered by May 23 and delivery is available to businesses in the Whitesburg area. More...

American Legion to hold Memorial Day services

Memorial Day observances will be held Sunday, May 27, by members of Whitesburg American Legion Post 152 at 38 cemeteries in Letcher County. The schedule is:   More...

Columns

What’s making this old farm tractor stall?

Car Talk

Dear Tom and Ray:  More...

The way we were

Clips from Mountain Eagle front pages over the past 50 years

May 17, 1962  The Coffey House restaurant opened this week in Whitesburg in space in the Daniel Boone Hotel formerly occupied by the City Café. The new operators are Mr. and Mrs. Cossie Quillen and Mr. and Mrs. More...

Salome's Stars

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) You might have to turn your Arian charm up a few degrees if you hope to persuade that persistent pessimist to see the possibilities in your project. Whatever you do, don’t give up.  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

Young ignore skin cancer warnings

The warnings about skin cancer from too much sun don’t seem to be getting through.  Half of U.S. More...

FDA delays new rules for sunscreen

Sunscreen confusion won’t be over before summer after all. More...

Lack of fiber blamed for diverticulosis

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: I am a 55-year-old man who finally bit the bullet and had a colonoscopy. My doctor had badgered me to have one for the past five years. I don’t have cancer. I don’t have polyps. I do have diverticulosis. More...

Entertainment

Rock legend tells it all

Gregg Allman thinks about his late brother Duane every day. And once in a while, he can feel his presence.  “I can tell when he’s there, man,” Allman said. “I’m not going to get all cosmic on you. More...

Car, Scratch, Melt and Security?

1. Who had a hit with “There! I’ve Said It Again” and when?   2. Who wrote “Lyin’ Eyes”? Name the band that released the song.  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...