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Features

Helping the Canadians in rescue operations

When things heated up during the Berlin Airlift, 30 of our men of the Air Sea Rescue Service at Langley Fields, Va., traveled to Canada to train alongside and to strengthen partnership with the Royal Canadian Air Force Search-and-Rescue technicians a More...

Is state ready for heroin surge?

‘We’re having to educate ourselves about it,’ said UNITE’s Dan Smoot

Wes Oetinger’s drug abuse started in high school, with prescription pain pills from a friend’s medicine cabinet. It got worse when a motorcycle accident left him with a ready supply of opiate painkillers.  More...

Don’t hide from bills

If you are having trouble paying a bill, contact the company immediately to work out a payment plan. Whatever you do, do not ignore letters and calls from your creditors, according to the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA).  More...

Opinions

An energy policy that’s soaked in oil

Mitt Romney keeps trying to prop up his bad policy proposals with gimmicky political props that flop.   More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Neither should stand a chance

Normally, a president presiding over 8 percent unemployment and a country that sees itself on the wrong track wouldn’t stand a chance. More...

Sports

Hilltoppers vs. Wildcats is attractive matchup

Governor’s Cup Redux is coming Saturday in Lexington.   Coming in Week Three of the college season, this game has the entertainment value of any season opener and, it says here, a University of Kentucky vs. More...

Cavaliers hold Tigers at bay

Jenkins quarterback Andrew Oliver is wrapped up by a Paintsville defender during the Cavaliers’ 28-22 win over the visiting Paintsville Tigers on September 7. Jenkins is now 3-1 on the season. More...

Cougars still after 1st win

Letcher Central fell to 0-4 on the year after a 25-6 defeat at the hands of undefeated Montgomery County. The Cougar defense looked much improved from last week, but the offense was its own worst enemy. More...

Families & Friends

4-H wins ribbons at state fair

Blair Branch

Hello everyone! I hope this finds each of you doing well.  Michael and our boys are doing well. I’m doing a lot better than I was. I’ve had a head cold for the last three weeks, ever since we came back from the state fair.  More...

TO WED

— Eddie and Sallie Toler of Jackhorn announce the forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Mary Chantal, to Justin Blake Potter, son of Lisa and Billy Branham of Jenkins, and Jody and Connie Pot More...

BIRTHDAY

— Bailey McKenzie Couch celebrated his 11th birthday on August 21. He is the son of Michael and Alana Jo Couch of Jeremiah, and has a little brother, Dalton Maddix Couch. More...

Obituaries

Aldine Whittaker dies at 87

Aldine Suggs Whittaker, 87, died July 20 at her home in Alexandria, Va.  Born in Bakewell, Tenn., she was a daughter of the late William Preston and Sarah Jane Riner Suggs. She lived in McRoberts until she turned 14.  More...

Arnold Richardson rites held

Arnold Richardson, 83, of Colson, died August 27 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital.  A son of the late Tom and Maude Collins Richardson, he was the widower of Vicco Hall Richardson and the father of the late Gary Neil Richardson.  More...

Rites held for Gladys Bailey

Gladys Ann Bailey, 71, of Isom, died September 3 at Pikeville Medical Center.  A daughter of the late Ernest and Ada Barnett Watson, she was the mother of the late Debbie Cornett.  More...

Murder victim’s wife faces new charge after hooch found in jail cell

A Millstone woman accused of helping to murder her husband in June is facing new charges after she apparently attempted to drown her sorrows with “Gatorade wine.”  More...

Officials testy at Jenkins meeting

The September meeting of the Jenkins City Council was exceptionally contentious as Mayor G.C. More...

Grand jury charges 14 with drug trafficking

The Letcher County Grand Jury has returned 23 indictments naming 14 people on drug-trafficking charges.  More...

News

Sheriff says bronze markers stolen from the graves of vets

A Letcher County man who allegedly sold 12 stolen military markers to a scrap metal dealer in Isom surrendered to police Tuesday night.  Harley Jack Slone, 30, of Isom, was charged with violating graves and 12 counts of receiving stolen property More...

Car show a big draw

Automobile enthusiasts from as far away as Canada rolled through the streets of Whitesburg over the weekend.  They came to show off their vehicles at the Heritage 2K12 Truck and Car Show, which took place last Friday, Saturday and Sunday. More...

Shoebox ministry kicks off Sept. 16

The 2012 kickoff event for Operation Christmas Child will be held at 6 p.m. on Sept. 16 at First Baptist Church in Whitesburg.  The southeast Kentucky countdown event for the shoebox ministry will be held during the evening church service.  More...

Columns

Remember mom is usually right

Car Talk

Dear Tom and Ray:  More...

The way we were

Clips from Mountain Eagle front pages over the past 50 years   Sept. 13, 1962  Letcher County schools Superintendent Sanford Adams said he is making every effort he can to keep politics out of the county school system.  .  More...

Salome's Stars

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) This is a good time for the usually outspoken Lamb to be a bit more discreet. You still can get your point across, but do it in a way less likely to turn off a potential supporter.  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. More...

Health

New methods heal troops

Scientists are growing ears, bone and skin in the lab, and doctors are planning more face transplants and other extreme plastic surgeries. More...

Study: Ginkgo doesn’t slow Alzheimer’s

Taking the popular dietary supplement ginkgo biloba didn’t prevent Alzheimer’s disease in older adults, according to the biggest prevention study in Europe.  More...

Leg pain a sign of blocked artery

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: My wife’s doctor thinks she has intermittent claudication due to peripheral vascular disease. She also has diabetes. Would you describe it and its treatment? — S.B.  More...

Entertainment

Bob Dylan’s new album is amazing

Audio reviews

Bob Dylan, “Tempest” (Columbia)   “Tempest” is no doubt the best album you’ll ever hear from a 71-year-old.  More...

Subtly beautiful tunes from ex-Dire Straits leader

Mark Knopfler, Privateering (Mercury/Universal)   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...