June 27, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Features

Personalized Social Security statement available online

If you would like to get a Social Security Statement, which provides estimates of your future benefits, it is now available online at www.socialsecurity.gov.  More...

Fourth of July is a time to reflect on our great nation

To the Editor:   The Fourth of July is a time to reflect on the history of our great nation, what has made it great and vow to keep it that way. The setup of our government and the functions have made it great. More...

Columns

Driving like a maniac does have consequences

Car Talk

Dear Tom and Ray:  More...

The way we were

Clips from Mountain Eagle front pages over the past 50 years

June 28, 1962  More...

Salome's Stars

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) You clever Ewes and Rams love nothing more than to rise to a challenge. So, by all means, if you feel sure about your facts, step right up and defend your side of the issue.  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

Leaves of three, let it be

Exposure to poison ivy leads to doctor visits for many here

“Leaves of three, let it be,” were the words of wisdom my 15-year-old cousin Meg said to me upon learning I had suffered a bad allergic reaction to poison ivy.  More...

Obesity course urged

The American Medical Association has agreed to support legislation that would require classes in causes, consequences and prevention of obesity for first through 12th graders.  Doctors at the meeting shared sobering statistics and personal stori More...

Programming ear to end dizziness

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: From the minute I get out of bed, I have attacks of dizziness. I don’t know what brings them on. I’m afraid these spells are going to make me fall and break something. Do you have any thoughts that could help? More...

Entertainment

Bring on Bonnaroo 2013!

“They got their Sasquatches, they got their Coachellas, but they don’t got their Bonnaroos.” These words were said by Young the Giant front man Sameer Gadhia during the band’s set at Bonnaroo on the Sunday that ended the festi 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...

To perform

Blue Stone River Band will perform from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Saturday, June 30, at the Country Cabin II in Norton, Va. The facility is located across Alternate Rte. 58 from the original Country Cabin, 1½ mile west of Norton. More...

Whitesburg voters OK wider range of alcohol sales

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...

July 4 edition will print early

The July 4 edition of The Mountain Eagle will go to press on Monday, July 2, and be for sale on newstands and delivered to the post office on Tuesday, July 3.  Deadlines for news and advertising submissions are Friday, June 29. More...

News

Despite layoffs, jobless rate stays lower here

Letcher County’s workforce received a lot of bad news and some good news during the last week.  More...

Jobless can find assistance here under one roof at ‘Benefits Fair’

If you are facing financial hardship because of the recent downturn in the coal industry or other factors, Whitesburg-based Mountain Comprehensive Health Corporation is extending a hand this week to help you find any assistance to which you may be el More...

Percy Sledge headlines local July 4 celebrations and fireworks displays

Fireworks celebrations are planned in three Letcher County communities to commemorate Independence Day.  A fireworks display paid for by the Isom Days Committee will begin at dark on July 3 at the Isom Fairgrounds.  More...

Sports

Kentucky’s top sportsmen left huge mark

A magazine headline said “The Best Sports Moment in the History of Your State is ...”  More...

Gabby’s fishing fever

Night is best for summer bass fishing

Right now the weather and the water temperatures are very high and hot. This makes it uncomfortable to get out during the day and fish. After the sun has set the temperatures cool some and give the bass angler a chance to do some good fishing. More...

All eyes again on Ky. track after last season’s debacle

Early last July, all of the eyes of the racing world were finally going to be on Kentucky Speedway as it was time for the first-ever green flag to be waved to signal the beginning of Sprint Cup racing in the Commonwealth. More...

Families & Friends

Archie Fields home from hospital

Big Cowan

Hello everyone. More...

TO WED

Gregg and Kelle Jones of Bend, Ore., announce the forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Haley Amelia Vlach, to James Owen Sizemore of Whitesburg. The ceremony will be July 21 at Sunriver Resort in Oregon. More...

Larry May completes training

Air Force Airman 1st Class Larry S. May has completed basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Tex.  More...

Obituaries

Vivian Day buried in Indiana

Vivian Ruth Day, 80 of Scipio, Ind., died May 10 at University of Cincinnati Hospital.  Born in Whitesburg to the late Jonah and Margie Shephard Hogg, she was a sister of the late Thomas Hogg, Ronnie Hogg, Bernadine Hands, Matilda Warden and Eva More...

Rites held for William Paul Collins

Funeral services for William Paul Collins, 87, were held June 22 at Letcher Funeral Home in Whitesburg. Burial was in the Collins Cemetery at Mayking.  He died June 19 at the Somerset Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.  More...

Services held for Eva Bentley

Funeral services for Eva Cook Bentley, 98, of Cromona, were held June 26 at Letcher Funeral Home in Whitesburg. More...