September 5, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Cops say thieves tried to enter Fleming home

The Letcher County Sheriff ’s Department is investigating a reported burglary at the home of homicide victim Dradrick “Drad” Fleming.  Deputy Matt Gayheart said nothing appears to have been stolen from inside Fleming’s mo More...

Features

Local college in line for award with $1 million prize

Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College (SKCTC) is one of 10 finalists for the Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence, the nation’s signature recognition of high achievement and performance in America’s community colleges More...

Waddles promoted

Whitesburg architect Jack Waddles is one of three men named as new partners with Summit Engineering of Pikeville.  Waddles, who had charge of designing the Letcher County Recreation Center in Whitesburg, has been with Summit for five years, serv More...

25 years on job noted

Judy Adams of Jeremiah displays a watch presented to her in honor of her 25 years of service at Hazard Community and Technical College. More...

Columns

My auto mechanic’s dog has fleas

Car Talk

Dear Tom and Ray:  Help! My mechanic has fleas! My mechanic has a “garage dog,” who is very old and droopy. I think he has fleas, because after I got my car back, I’m getting bitten in my car! More...

The way we were

Clips from Mountain Eagle front pages over the past 50 years

Sept. 6, 1962  More...

Salome's Stars

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Your ideas earn you the respect of your colleagues. But you’ll have to present some hard facts and figures if you hope to persuade those who make the big decisions to support you.  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

Ovarian cancer screening program at UK saves lives

September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month in Kentucky. Ovarian cancer is the fifth leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States, but Kentucky is ahead of many states by offering a free yearly ovarian screening program.  More...

Diabetic workshop planned Sept. 14

A diabetic workshop will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Sept. 14 at the Letcher County Extension Office, which is located off of the Whitesburg Bypass and Stone Ave. This workshop is free and open to the public. Call 606-633- 2362 for more information. More...

Wellness walks planned

The Letcher County Extension Office will host wellness walks at 8:15 a.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Letcher County Veterans Memorial Museum in Whitesburg. More...

Entertainment

50 shades of erotica for fall books

Fall book previews

The “Fifty Shades” phenomenon may only get hotter this fall.   More...

Browan Lollar returning with five-piece band

Former Jason Isbell and The 400 Unit guitarist Browan Lollar will return to Summit City in Whitesburg on Saturday (Sept. 8) with his new five-piece band The Grenadines. Special guests will be the band His Hopes Her Dreams.  More...

She sang ‘Torn Between Two Lovers’

1. The Otnorots, The Jordonaires and The Four Dukes finally settled on which new name for their group?   2. Name the group that had hits with “Get Ready” and “I Just Want to Celebrate.”  3. More...

Coal firm lists office for sale

Ten weeks after idling its steam coal mining operations in eastern Kentucky, United Coal Co. has put its large office building in Letcher County up for sale.  More...

Rites held for ATV accident victim

Funeral services were held in Berea last week for a two-year-old girl who died from injuries sustained in an all-terrain vehicle wreck in Jenkins on August 26.  More...

News

Music festival planned

The 44th annual Dock Boggs and Kate Peters Sturgill Festival will be held on Saturday, Sept. More...

Mountain Idol returns

The Mountain Idol contest — with a grand prize of $1,000 — will be part of the Mountain Heritage Festival again this year.  The contest is open to participants who are 16 years old or older. Tryout will be held at 2 p.m. More...

Pageant set

The Letcher County Miss Teen Mountain Heritage and Miss Mountain Heritage pageant, sponsored by the Letcher County Central High School cheerleaders, will be held on Saturday, Sept. 15, at the LCCHS auditorium. The pageant will begin at 6:30 p.m. More...

Opinions

‘Stop the madness’

“They are just agitated. They are screaming. Their faces — you have the grimace. More...

Much is at stake

At the August joint board meeting of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Sports

Cougars are no match for tough Franklin Co.

The Letcher County Central Cougars traveled to the state capitol to take on the undefeated Franklin County Flyers and leading Mr. Football candidate Ryan Timmons. More...

UK’s ‘D’ coach should resign his post today

As impressive as Louisville’s 32-14 win over Kentucky was Sunday, the spread reflects more the daylight between the two programs these days. Charlie Strong’s show is moving up. More...

COUGARS WIN SOCCER GAME

— Letcher County Central Cougars girls’ soccer midfielders Carlie Combs (13, center) and Kelsey Cornett (8, right) ran for the ball in last week’s matchup against Hazard. More...

Families & Friends

Rides, midway offered big fun at Isom Days

Letcher County’s fall festivals move to the City of Neon this week for Neon Days after stopping in Isom over the Labor Day weekend for Isom Days 2012 at the Isom Fairgrounds. More...

Old friends meet at restaurant for breakfast

Whitesburg

Hello everyone, hope you are all doing well.  We are still having beautiful weather here. Lots of other places are having a bad time. Our thoughts and prayers are with them. I hope things get better.  More...

I’ve been selling all my quilting supplies

Northeast Ohio

Howdy dear friends and neighbors. I do hope your week was a good one and sincerely hope the next one is better.  Are your gardens still producing and how is school going for everyone? More...

Obituaries

Services held for Ethel Morgan

Ethel Irene Morgan, 88, of Craft’s Colly died August 25 at Letcher Manor Nursing Home in Whitesburg.  A daughter of the late Mathew and Ellen Webb Stallard, she was the widow of Lacy Morgan.  She was a sister of the late James Edward More...

Thurman Cook dies at 60

Thurman Cook, 60, died August 24 at the Veterans Administration Hospice in Lexington.  A son of the late William and Mary Ann Cook of Cromona, he was the widower of Linda Carol Cook of Kite, and a brother of the late Anthony Cook of Cromona.&nbs More...

Rites held for Emmanuel Fuller

Emmanuel P. Fuller, 33, died August 23 at his home in Phelps.  Born in Pike County to Danny and Patricia Miller Spears of Kona, he enjoyed fishing and four-wheeling.  More...