August 29, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Features

If 2013 is your lucky year to retire, prepare now

Do you plan to begin receiving Social Security retirement benefits early in 2013? If so, now is the time to prepare. We recommend you apply up to four months before you want your retirement benefits to begin.  More...

Romney nominated; wife Ann is star speaker at event

Former Massachusetts Gov. More...

Beshear focusing on career, technical ed

Gov. More...

Columns

Tips for hiding valuables in car

Car Talk

Dear Tom and Ray:  More...

The way we were

Clips from Mountain Eagle front pages over the past 50 years

Aug. 30, 1962  More...

Salome's Stars

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) A change that you’d hoped for is down the line. But you still need to be patient until more explanations are forthcoming. Continue to keep your enthusiasm in check.  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

Dr. Stigers, pediatric dentistry board chief, has roots here

Dr. Jenny Ison Stigers was installed as President of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry recently in San Diego, California. Dr. Stigers is an Associate Professor at the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry.  More...

Docs: Circumcision is best

The nation’s most influential pediatricians group says the health benefits of circumcision in newborn boys outweigh any risks and insurance companies should pay for it.  In its latest policy statement on circumcision, a procedure that has More...

Arthritis pain

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: My 88-year-old relative has high blood pressure and atrial fibrillation, both of which are well-controlled by medication. She is mentally sharp but has developed arthritis in various joints. More...

Entertainment

Elvis!

Elvis impersonator Doug Church will perform at 9:30 p.m., Friday, August 31, at Isom Days. More...

Isom Days Schedule of Events

Wednesday, Aug. 29 Carnival opens Thursday, Aug. 30 Food and craft booths open 7 p.m. Talent Show 8:30 p.m. Play Friday, Aug. 31 Food and craft booths open 5 p.m. Bits and Pieces Bluegrass 6:15 p.m. More...

Linkin Park, Incubus, MUTEMATH

Concert review

The Honda Civic Tour made its seventh stop of this year’s 15-date tour in Cincinnati Ohio’s Riverbend Music Center recently. More...

Letcher schools losing students

Student enrollment in Letcher County Public Schools is leveling off, according to Terry Sturgill, director of special projects.  The district total enrollment for the 10th day of the current school year was 3,258, down 49 students from this time More...

Father held after ATV wreck kills daughter, 2

A two-year-old child died from injuries sustained in an all-terrain vehicle wreck in Jenkins on Sunday evening and the child’s father, who was operating the ATV, was charged with second-degree manslaughter.  More...

News

Help offered for veterans

A veterans benefits field representative will be at Mountain Comprehensive Health Corporation in Whitesburg from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. More...

Blackey Day schedule set for Oct. 12-13

We the Blackey Improvement Committee, are really excited about our Blackey Day celebration.  We have had such a good response from our Blackey Day 2011, that we decided to extend Blackey Day to begin on Friday, Oct. More...

Revival at Seco

A revival will be held at the Seco Pentecostal Church with Glennis and Joyce Morris. The revival will begin at 7 p.m. on Sept. 6, Sept. 7 and Sept. 8, and at 6 p.m. Sept. 9. An oldfashioned dinner will take place at 11 a.m., Sept. 8. More...

Opinions

Can state maintain ‘racing capital’ title?

In the last decade, owners of horse racing tracks have spent millions of dollars lobbying members of the Kentucky General Assembly to allow expanded gambling in the tracks.  More...

State should update unfair liquor laws

State government should not keep laws on the books that create unfair advantages for one business over another, but that’s what Kentucky has with a complicated web of outdated liquor laws.  More...

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Sports

CAVS WIN FIRST TWO

— Jenkins senior Cody Childers cuts through defenders during his team’s 38-16 win over Allen Central at Jenkins on Friday night. More...

Breathitt too tough for young Cougars

The Letcher County Central Cougars fell 54-16 to No. 4-ranked Breathitt County Friday night. The Cougars fought valiantly in the second half, but couldn’t overcome the slow start that saw them fall behind 31-0 at halftime.  More...

Gabby’s fishing fever

Mild weather improves fishing

The humid weather appears to have moved on and is being replaced by the milder weather that we are having now. This is a big relief for most of us and also helps out the fishing.  More...

Families & Friends

Halls celebrate 53rd anniversary

Whitesburg

Hello everyone, hope you are all doing well and having a good week.  I want to offer our sympathy to Bro. Earnest Brock and family. He lost two brothers and a nephew in about one month.  More...

FIRST BIRTHDAY

— Brent Hunter Halcomb turned one year old on August 23. He is the son of Iva and Brent Halcomb of Hazard. More...

Orlando Collins to mark birthday

Orlando Collins will celebrate his 95th birthday with family and friends on Sept. More...

Obituaries

Patricia Meade, 69, dies at home

Patricia Day Meade, 69, died August 27 at her home at Kingscreek.  A daughter of the late Quentin and Verna Fields Day, she was a grandmother of the late Heather Mitchell.  More...

Rites held for James Sturgill

Funeral services for James Sturgill, 62, of Kingscreek, were held August 28 at Faith Community Church in Whitesburg. More...

Services held for Fess Hall

Funeral services for Fess Hall, 83, of Kite, were held August 22 at the Rebecca Old Regular Baptist Church at Kite. More...