May 23, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Hutton will be sentenced by Wright on June 13

Formal sentencing is scheduled for June 13 for a former state championship high school basketball referee who was convicted on drug trafficking charges last week in Letcher Circuit Court.  The Letcher Circuit jury which convicted 61-year-old Tom More...

Features

Appreciate your mother

Now that Mother’s Day has come and gone signifying that another year has come and gone, many mothers who were here last year are no longer here.  More...

Decoration Day

It was the first time we had been back to the mountains since we laid Mother to rest beside Dad on top of this lovely mountain. The road up the hollow is better now than it was when I was a child. More...

My good friend and war hero

Sam Caddle, who I knew for 57 years, passed away this week at 91 years old. More...

Opinions

We can do more

It has been 23 years since the first person wrongly convicted of a crime was exonerated through the science of DNA testing. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

A major bore

When my kids were young, about the worst thing they could say about something was that it was capital-b BORRRING. You know how they stretch out the word, as in why say more? More...

Sports

40 years of highs (and some lows)

Celebrate moments from answering the bell 6,724 times  “Life isn’t a matter of milestones, but of moments,” Kennedy family matriarch Rose Kennedy said once.  Left to us to decide which is which? More...

Big catch

Jonathan Amburgey (right) needed a little help from his grandfather Chester Amburgey to land this 27-pound catfish he caught at Carr Creek Lak on May 12. More...

Gabby’s fishing fever

Bass are moving to deeper water

The bass fishing season is made up of three parts — pre-spawn, spawn and post-spawn, which is where are now in most of our lakes.  More...

Families & Friends

Kevin Day celebrated birthday recently

Whitsburg

Hello everyone. I hope you are okay and having a great day. It’s been a good week except for the funerals. They are always sad, especially if they are old friends.  More...

HATTON FAMILY

— Astor ‘Red’ Hatton and daughters Kathy and Jennifer are pictured all dressed up for the Easter Bunny. Both girls are mothers now. More...

Yvonne Sutphin in for a visit

Cowan

Yvonne Brown Sutphin has visited her sister, Linda Combs, and other family and friends. She attended the Mt. Olivet Old Regular Baptist Church and saw her niece and her husband, Dr. More...

Obituaries

Services are held for Gladys Hall

Gladys Juanita Hall, 82, of Neon, died May 16 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital.  Born in Wise, Va., to the late James Ballard and Mary Arizona Masters Baker, she was the widow of George Hall.  She was the mother of the late Georg More...

Vauldra Holbrook buried at Ermine

Vauldra Holbrook, 89, died May 16 at her home at Mayking.  Born in Letcher County to the late Joe and Betsy Adams Craft, she was the widow of Curtis Holbrook.  She was the mother of the late Ricki Fields.  More...

Phoebe Newsome dies at 84

Memorial services for Phoebe K. Newsome, 84, of Seco, were held May 20 at Grace Fellowship Baptist Church in Seco. More...

Breaking News - 5/24/2012 12:50 PM

Agrestic Music and Arts Festival announces music lineup - Free Access

 An all-day music festival will be held this Saturday in Whitesburg with proceeds benefiting the Letcher County structured classroom for autistic children.  More...

County officials blast federal EPA

Accusing the federal Environmental Protection Agency of committing “administrative malpractice” and “egregious overreach upon the coal industry,” the Letcher County Fiscal Court this week adopted a resolution demanding the age More...

Voters re-elect Nichols, Short; say no to Obama

A small percentage of Letcher County’s registered voters showed up at the polls Tuesday to give their nod of approval to two incumbents. A third current officeholder did not fare so well.  More...

Music festival will benefit class for autistic children

An all-day music festival will be held this Saturday in Whitesburg with proceeds benefiting the Letcher County structured classroom for autistic children.  The Agrestic Music and Arts Festival will begin at 11 a.m. More...

News

All Letcher students will eat breakfast free

All students in the Letcher County Public School System will eat breakfast and lunch free this coming school year.  “If we can break even, we can’t afford not to do this for our families,” Letcher Schools Supt. More...

City pool will open

The Whitesburg Municipal Swimming Pool will open Memorial Day weekend.  Opening day will begin at 11 a.m. and last until 6 p.m. More...

Aaron Tippin to play here

Country music performer Aaron Tippin will headline the Letcher County Mountain Heritage Festival in September.  Tippin, 53, will perform in Whitesburg on Saturday, Sept. 29.  More...

Columns

Don’t focuse on who’s to blame, move on

Car Talk

Dear Tom and Ray:  More...

The way we were

Clips from Mountain Eagle front pages over the past 50 years   May 24, 1962  More...

Salome's Stars

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) A heads-up alert to all free-spirited Ewes and Rams: Be wary of a deal that could result in compromising your independence. Check every detail before making a commitment.  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

Baby boomers face hepatitis C risk

For the first time, the government is proposing that all baby boomers get tested for hepatitis C.  Anyone born from 1945 to 1965 should get a one-time blood test to see if they have the liver-destroying virus, the Centers for Disease Control and More...

Antibiotic is linked to deadly heart risk

An antibiotic widely used for bronchitis and other common infections seems to increase chances for sudden deadly heart problems, a rare but surprising risk found in a 14-year study.  More...

Lung cancer CT scans for older heavy smokers only

New lung cancer screening guidelines from three medical groups recommend annual scans but only for an older group of current or former heavy smokers.  The advice applies only to those aged 55 to 74. More...

Entertainment

Comedy is king again on network television

Broadcast television networks are determined to make you laugh.  More...

The last band on ‘Ed Sullivan’?

1. Who were the musical artists on the very last episode of “The Ed Sullivan Show”? When was that?   2. Name the group whose debut album was titled “Surfin’ Safari.”  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...