June 6, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Court denies 2nd appeal in jail sexual assault case

The Kentucky Court of Appeals has denied a second request for a new trial from a former Letcher County Jail inmate convicted in 2006 for his role in the jailhouse assault and sexual abuse of a fellow inmate.  More...

Features

Alpha dog trains for mine rescue work

We’ve all heard of a canary in a coal mine, but what about a Dutch Shepherd?  Meet Ginny: the newest member of coal producer Alpha Natural Resources’ search-and-rescue team, trained to perform searches in both underground and surface More...

E.Ky. writer penned two of Hank Sr.’s biggest hits

When songwriter Herbert Paul Gilley died at age 27 in a July 1957 drowning accident in nearby Morgan County, his parents were so stricken with grief they burned his personal belongings, author Chet Flippo wrote in his 1981 biography of Hank Williams More...

Opinions

State plan insulting to teachers, parents

Kentucky’s kindergarten teachers should be insulted and taxpayers should be angry.  More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Can campaign be constructive?

What might a reasonable, constructive presidential campaign look like? More...

Sports

I’ll Have Another is chasing racing’s greats

Does I’ll Have Another belong in the Triple Crown club with horses such as Affirmed and Citation? With an eye on the weather forecast, we will see.   More...

Gabby’s fishing fever

Good clean fun with the family

This is the time of year a lot of people head to the lakes to go camping, boating, swimming and fishing — all great ways to spend time together with family and friends. More...

TOP PLAYERS

  — Three players from local high schools were named to the All-14th Region Softball Tournament team last week. More...

Families & Friends

FAMILY TIME

— Shane and Jamie Baker of Thornton watched their eight-year-old son, Jacob, and 12-year-old daughter, Trinity, fish the “Bill Doug Hole” in North Fork of the Kentucky River recentl More...

Our weather is full of changes

Whitesburg

Hello everyone. Hope you are all doing well and enjoying the weather.  We’ve had all kinds this week. We really needed the rain and after all the hot weather the cool weather felt real good, so we can’t complain. More...

BIG CATCHES

— Pictured above is Hunter Adams, 13, who caught this 11 pound, 6 ounce largemouth bass that was 24 ¼ inches long. More...

Obituaries

Services are held for Gloria Slone

Gloria ‘Mousie’ Collier Waddell Slone, 63, of McRoberts, died June 1 at Pikeville Medical Center.  A daughter of the late Monroe and Cletis Kiser Potter Collier, she was the widow of Edgel Slone.  She was sister of the late Luth More...

Rites held for Margaret Hughes

Margaret J. Hughes, 85, died May 29 at Indian Path Hospital in Kingsport, Tenn.  The widow of William W. Hughes, she had resided in Heritage Hall for several years.  More...

Geneva Day buried in Indiana

Geneva Nezelene Day, 82, died May 29 at her home in Seymour, Ind.  Born in Letcher County to the late Roy and Luanna Fields Maggard, she was the mother of the late Jennifer Day Froedge and Larry Day.  She was a sister of the late Charlotte More...

Miners, enviros catch ear of EPA

Hundreds of coal miners took part in a demonstration Tuesday in Frankfort, claiming that the U.S. More...

Patrol system targets areas, brings arrests

A Texas man is scheduled to appear in Letcher District Court this week to answer drug-related charges.  James Edward Taylor, 53, of Balch Springs, Texas, was arrested on June 2 after Letcher County Sheriff’s Deputy Scott Taylor said he obs More...

News

Town hires cops with alcohol funds

Helped by new revenue generated by expanded alcohol sales, a central Kentucky city has been able to hire three new law-enforcement officers and expects to put a fourth to work next month.  More...

Michigan man is guilty of sex crimes in Letcher

A 57-year-old Michigan man has been sentenced to two years in prison after recently pleading guilty to sexual abuse charges.  Maximo Hernandez Jr., address unknown, pleaded guilty to amended charges of third-degree sodomy and first-degree sexual More...

Hughes wins dramatic competition

Carlton W. More...

Columns

Dealer was sneaky with his offer

Car Talk

Dear Tom and Ray:  More...

The way we were

Clips from Mountain Eagle front pages over the past 50 years

June 7, 1962  More...

Salome's Stars

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Recently obtained information could open a new opportunity for a career change. But temper that Arian impatience and act on it only when all the facts are made available.  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. More...

Health

‘Smart bomb’ hits breast cancer

Doctors have successfully dropped the first “smart bomb” on breast cancer, using a drug to deliver a toxic payload to tumor cells while leaving healthy ones alone. More...

Watchful waiting for prostate cancer

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: I am an 80-year-old male whose annual physical exam was good. My wife and I have a good sex life. We’ve been married 61 years. More...

Pill slows prostate cancer’s growth

A hormone-blocking pill approved last year for some men with advanced prostate cancer now also seems to help a wider group of men who were given it sooner in the course of treating their disease. More...

Entertainment

Online ‘zombie’ talk grows after string of gory incidents

First came Miami: the case of a naked man eating most of another man’s face. More...

What group did ‘Walk Right In’?

1. Name the female vocalist who had hits with “Fever” and “Alright, Okay, You Win.”  2. Name the group that released “Walk Right In” in 1963.   3. More...

Mumford & Sons taking 1-day fest to Bristol, Va./Tenn.

Mumford & Sons have announced they will be in downtown Bristol, Va./Tenn., on Saturday, August 11 for a “Gentlemen of the Road Stopover.”  More...