August 1, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Jenkins gets new principal

Jenkins Independent Schools has a new elementary schools principal. At a special called meeting on Tuesday evening, Superintendent Deborah Watts announced that Stacie Helton Collins has been named elementary principal. More...

Features

Earnhardt Jr. featured in new ad campaign for clean coal

The American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity has announced the launch of a new ad featuring NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. The new campaign will air TV and radio ads nationally.  More...

Opinions

Where is Baltimore? Don’t ask call center located outside USA

I did something so unusual recently as to trigger the “fraud” section at my credit card company to freeze my account.  More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

The go-for-broke election

Here are the two great campaign mysteries at midsummer: Why does Mitt Romney appear to be getting so much traction from ripping a few of President Obama’s words out of context? More...

Sports

Reds get closer Broxton to bolster tough bullpen

Unable to upgrade their everyday lineup, the Cincinnati Reds instead strengthened the back end of their bullpen on Tuesday by acquiring closer Jonathan Broxton from Kansas City for a pair of minor league pitchers.  More...

Childress looks forward to grandsons’ future

When Richard Childress finally walks away from the Sprint Cup Series as an owner, he will be one of the few that can say he did it on his own terms.   More...

Dog days arrive

Hazy, hot and … you know. Must be time for college football players to report for “fall” practice. It’s dog days.   More...

Families & Friends

Storm cuts off electricity, phone

Blair Branch

Hello everyone. I hope this finds each of you doing well. Like the old saying goes, Michael, the boys, and I are as fine as frog’s hair.  More...

50th Anniversary Celebration

On a rainy Monday, July 26, 1962, Otis Gilliam married Doris Whitaker in Gate City, Virginia. Otis retired after 29 ½ years from US Steel and Arch of Ky., where he was a coal miner.  More...

Bardstown named ‘Beautiful Small Town’

Bardstown

I’d like to start off by announcing that Bardstown was chosen as “Most Beautiful Small Town in America” by Rand-McNally a few weeks ago.  This last couple of weeks has been one exciting thing after another, all of them not nece More...

Obituaries

James William Sapp succumbs

James William Sapp, 86, died July 28 at his home at Cromona.  A son of the late William Jennings ‘Bill’ and Dixie Lee Martin Sapp, he was the widower of Sadie Louise Sexton Sapp.  He was a brother of the late Frances Sapp Walker More...

Services held for Dorothy Ison

Dorothy Mae Ison, 70, died July 24 at the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington.  Born in Letcher County to the late Elbert and Rachel Blair, she was the widow of Harvey M. Ison.  She was the mother of the late Harvey J. More...

Hall rites held

Hershel Evin Hall, 14, died July 25 at his home in Fleming-Neon.  Born in Ft. Stewart Hinersville, Ga., he was a son of Kevin S. More...

‘Craziest’ case leads to indictments of 3

In one of the “craziest cases” involving inmates in the Letcher County Jail, three women have been indicted on charges of complicity to promoting contraband in the jail.  More...

SUMMER REIGNS

— Large sunflowers decorate the yard of a home in the School Hill section of Whitesburg, a neighborhood which overlooks the east end of Main Street. (Photo by Sally Barto) More...

News

Judge strikes down EPA rules for mines

The Environmental Protection Agency overstepped its powers by setting up water-quality criteria for coal mining operations in Appalachia, a federal judge ruled Tuesday.  More...

Coal now cheaper than natural gas

Hot weather outlook again boosts prices

As the temperature keeps rising, so does the price of natural gas.  More...

Vietnam veterans celebration is set

A Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans celebration will be held August 18 and 19 in Clay City. The event will begin at 11 a.m. on August 18 and will include a talent show and live music, and a poker run with registration at 11 a.m., August 19. More...

Columns

Don’t replace shocks based on mileage

Car Talk

Dear Tom and Ray:  While watching a baseball game, an ad on the backstop said to change your shocks at 50,000 miles. I realize this national shockreplacement company is trying to sell shocks. More...

The way we were

Clips from Mountain Eagle front pages over the past 50 years

Aug. 2, 1962  The Letcher County Board of Education has bought the residence of former Letcher County Sheriff Johnny Fulton to serve as an office building for the board and county school administration. More...

Salome's Stars

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Relationships continue to thrive, but watch for any telltale signs of potential problems. Take needed action now to set things straight before they become troublesome later.  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

A ‘50 Shades’ baby boom?

Will little Sophia and Jacob morph into baby Christian and Anastasia about nine months from now?  While it’s impossible to declare a “Fifty Shades of Grey” baby boomlet, some moms and moms-to-be attribute their pregnancies to s More...

Study questions CT scans to rule out heart attacks

If you’re having chest pains, an advanced type of CT scan can quickly rule out a heart attack. New research suggests this might be good for hospitals, but not necessarily for you.  More...

DASH will lower your blood pressure

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: You’ve written about the DASH diet in the past. The directions for it are quite general. Can you provide an itemized list of what is good and what is bad to eat? It makes things simpler for me. — F.L.  More...

Entertainment

Rock group Gaslight Anthem writes own story on new album

The guys in The Gaslight Anthem aren’t here to save rock ‘n’ roll.  More...

Who released ‘Havana Moon’?

1. Which singer/songwriter released “Masters of War,” and when? What was the song about?  2. Name the group that had a hit with “Too Much Time on My Hands.”  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...