June 13, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Features

This Father’s Day give dad some extra help

You can probably think of a number of times when you asked your dad for a little extra help. Now, with Father’s Day right around the corner, is the perfect time to offer a little extra help for Dad. More...

Opinions

A task worth doing

Kentucky has 43 different kinds of special districts collecting taxes or fees to provide a variety of public services that, while not quite running the gamut from A to Z, at least go from A to W — ambulance service to watershed conservancy, air More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Government is the solution

Why don’t Democrats just say it? They really believe in active government and think it does good and valuable things. More...

Sports

Baseball’s draft should be model for NBA

Let us pause and examine the Major League Baseball draft, a pragmatic affair held last week with minimal hype. NBA drafters should be less greedy and so fortunate. More...

Caudill is 5-time champion

Blake Caudill became the five time Class A, Region 7 champion in the shot put and discus throw. More...

Logano wins ‘right way’

The Sprint Cup Series now schedules 36 races a season, and in recent weeks there has been plenty of discussion about whether the sport might be better served by reducing that number.   More...

Families & Friends

No copperhead is a good one unless it is a dead snake

Points East

Last week I was taking the scenic route home from Berea along White Lick Road. During one four-mile stretch of road I saw three copperheads at three different locations. More...

Mrs. Collins was known for her yeast rolls

Whitesburg

Hello everyone. Hope you are doing well.  The weather has been so nice, and I’ve been doing a lot of outside painting. I enjoyed it for a few days before I finally realized it wasn’t much fun. More...

TO WED

— John and Libby Honeycutt of Whitesburg, announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Phoebe Honeycutt, to Sgt. More...

Obituaries

Denson Van Jones dies in Florida

Former McRoberts resident Denson Van Jones died May 21 at Manatee Memorial Hospital in Bradenton, Florida.  Jones is survived by wife Virginia Mauk Jones; a son, Greg Bradenton; two daughters, Delana Webb of Wise, Va., and Lenita Waltman of Dozi More...

Service held for Walter Greer

Memorial services were held earlier this week for Walter Cline Greer, 89, of Burdine, who died June 6 at the Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital.  More...

Services held for Ruby Maggard

Funeral services for Ruby Jean Maggard, 76, were held June 9 at Everidge Funeral Home in Whitesburg. Mrs. More...

New alcohol laws would benefit city, Mayor Craft says

Whitesburg Mayor James W. Craft went on record Tuesday night in support of the June 26 voter referendum to extend alcohol sales in the city.  More...

70 jobs in Letcher cut as Alpha idles mines

About 70 coal miners in Letcher County and 15 in Harlan County are losing their jobs as the result of cutbacks in production announced by Alpha Natural Resources.  More...

News

Seven are sentenced after pleading guilty here

Six defendants were sentenced to supervised probation while one received a jail term after pleading guilty to separate charges in Letcher Circuit Court.  Those sentenced by Letcher Circuit Judge Sam T. More...

Relay for life event to be held at River Park

A Relay for Life event in Letcher County to benefit the American Cancer Society will be held June 15 at River Park in Whitesburg.  Money is raised during the year through various fundraisers including bake sales, carwashes, golf scrambles and ra More...

Break-in brings reward offer

A $500 reward is being offered to the person who provides information leading to the arrest and conviction of the people who broke into a Whitesburg store last week.  Whitesburg Police Chief Tyrone Fields said at least five cartons of Marlboro c More...

Columns

An idea that’s ahead of its time

Car Talk

Dear Tom and Ray:  More...

The way we were

Clips from Mountain Eagle front pages over the past 50 years

June 14, 1962  More...

Salome's Stars

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Information you need might be coming in sporadically, but at least what you’re getting is valuable. Continue to wait until more is available before acting on that career move.  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

Study: Hospitals are too noisy

Anyone who’s had a hospital stay knows the beeping monitors, the pagers and phones, the hallway chatter, the roommate, even the squeaky laundry carts all make for a not-so-restful place to heal.  Hospitals need a prescription for quiet, an More...

Even 7-year-olds known to hurt selves

Even children as young as 7 sometimes cut themselves on purpose, according to a small study believed to be the first to examine self-injury at such early ages . e study was based on  More...

Teens more likely are smoking pot than cigarettes

A government survey shows more teens are now smoking pot than cigarettes.  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that 23 percent of high school students said they recently smoked marijuana, while 18 percent said they had puffed More...

Entertainment

Opening night set for Little Shepherd of Kingdom Come

Opening night for The Little Shepherd of Kingdom Come outdoor drama is set for 8 p.m. on June 16 at Jenkins.  More...

Percy Sledge to sing here on 4th of July

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member Percy Sledge will headline the City of Whitesburg’s Independence Day celebration.  Sledge, a 70-year-old Alabama native, is known best for the soul anthem “When a Man Loves a Woman,” which he w More...

Aerosmith keeps things fresh with new tour, coming album

Aerosmith has flown with turbulence for most of their 40-year career, but as the group’s summer tour begins this week, things in the band seem to be absolutely blissful.  “We’ve already gone through all our problems,” Ste More...