June 20, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Plan for natural gas filling station in Pike OK’d by officials here

Would use ‘multi-county’ severance taxes

The Letcher Fiscal Court voted unanimously this week to support a request that multi-county coal severance funds be used to develop a natural gas service station in the Coal Run area of Pikeville.  More...

Features

‘Watermelon day’ will be here soon

July 4 will be here soon, and I hope everyone has a safe holiday.  This is one holiday our Congress couldn’t change, as well as Christmas and New Year’s, to get a threeday weekend. More...

Opinions

Thirty-seven words

It was 40 years ago that Congress passed the Education Amendments of 1972. Tucked into the bill was an amendment sponsored by then-Sen. Birch Bayh, which provided:  More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

About change or restoration?

He had just been through the roughest patch of President Obama’s re-election struggle and yet senior adviser David Axelrod seemed, if not quite serene, then at least amiably stoic.  More...

Sports

Wins would ease pressure on UK’s Phillips

With temperature gauges reporting mid-90s this week, it must be time for football.  More...

ALL STAR REP

— Kayla Stambaugh represented Jenkins High School and the 14th Region this past weekend at the East-West All Stars event in Louisville. More...

Dale Jr. gives a lesson to all in perserverance

OK, it’s just one win. The first in four years, no less.  And as Tony Stewart pointed out, Dale Earnhardt Jr. returning to Victory Lane doesn’t exactly warrant a national holiday.  More...

Families & Friends

Fresh peas bring much enjoyment

Whitesburg

Hello everyone. Hope you are all doing well and keeping cool. A good day to stay indoors if you are like me. I can’t handle the heat for long at a time.  More...

Packs celebrate anniversary

Big Cowan

Hello once again. I hope everyone had a great week.  I hope all the fathers had a great Father’s Day. I sure miss my dad. He has been gone 24 years and is missed every day. Jasper Fields died June 14, 1988.  More...

Banks family holds reunion at Mt. Victory

Cowan

Duane and Anna Yonts attended the high school graduation of their grandson, Zachary Ferris, in Athens, Ala. Zachary will be attending North Alabama University in the fall. More...

Obituaries

Services are held for Audrey Baker

Audrey S. Baker, 88, of Jenkins, died June 13 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital.  Born at Blackey to the late John and Ellen Morgan Sizemore, she was the widow of Kenneth Baker. More...

Barbara Huff buried at Kingscreek

Funeral services for Barbara Lou Huff, 68, of Kingscreek, were held June 13 at Kingscreek Community Church. More...

Rites held for Hobert Lucas Jr.

Hobert Cecil Lucas Jr., 60, died June 12 at his home at Coeburn, Va.  Born in Detroit, Mich., to the late Hobert Cecil Lucas Sr. More...

Breaking News - 6/26/2012 5:49 PM

Whitesburg voters approve alcohol sales - Free Access

For the second time in five years, voters in the City of Whitesburg have given their nod of approval to a ballot initiative concerning the sale of alcohol. More...

Funeral held for wreck victim, 28

Funeral services were held this week for a 28-year-old Jeremiah woman who was killed in a car wreck. More...

Arson suspect among 21 indicted on felonies

Twenty-one people are named in 23 indictments returned by the Letcher County Grand Jury, including a Jeremiah man charged with kidnapping his wife and burning their house.  More...

News

Judge orders miner permanently reinstated

Administrative Law Judge Margaret Miller of the Federal Mine Safety & Health Review Commission has ordered Cumberland River Coal Company (CRCC) to immediately and permanently reinstate coal miner Charles Scott Howard to his former position with t More...

Jenkins woman afraid husband’s killer will be released on parole

A 32-year-old Jenkins man who was sentenced in March to 10 years in prison in connection with the shooting death of his neighbor will be eligible for parole in September.  A Letcher Circuit Court jury convicted Samuel Todd Collier of second-degr More...

Cancer takes teen who inspired many

A Jeremiah teenager who has inspired many people in Letcher County because of his faith, positive attitude and love for others has died of cancer.  Travis Uriah Morton, 17, died June 15 at his home.  Travis, who had been diagnosed three tim More...

Columns

The dangers of running on empty

Car Talk

Dear Tom and Ray:  More...

The way we were

Clips from Mountain Eagle front pages over the past 50 years

June 21, 1962  More...

Salome's Stars

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Be prepared to face some challenges stirred up by an envious colleague. Your best defense is the Arian’s innate honesty. Stick with the truth, and you’ll come out ahead.  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

Your body hosts 10,000 germs

They live on your skin, up your nose, in your gut — enough bacteria, fungi and other microbes that collected together could weigh, amazingly, a few pounds.  Now scientists have mapped just which critters normally live in or on us and where More...

Experts: Diesel fumes can cause cancer

Diesel fumes cause cancer, the World Health Organization’s cancer agency has declared, a ruling it said could make exhaust as important a public health threat as secondhand smoke.  More...

Ways to control irregular heartbeat

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: Last fall, my heart started to jump around, and I took it that I had palpitations, although I wasn’t sure what palpitations were. It turns out I had atrial fibrillation. More...

Entertainment

Truth & Salvage Co. to play here; band is likened to Eagles, CSN&Y

Truth & Salvage Co. 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...