September 19, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Detroit police say man killed by two robbers

Authorities in Detroit are still looking for two men suspected of murdering a Letcher County man during an attempted robbery last Saturday morning.  Police say Jeremy Quintin Cornett, 37, of Jeremiah was killed about 10:20 a.m. More...

Features

My 1929 Model-A Ford Shay rumble seat roadster

During the early ‘80s a couple of men in Florida got permission from Ford to build the Model-A body with 1980 Mustang running gear.  More...

Education is the key to the drug problem

Well, here we go again.  The mere mention of locating a prison in Letcher County sets off a wave of opposition. You can hear many reasons why one should not be located here or anywhere near here.  More...

Coal jobs could rebound after 2020 in Appalachia with met coal dominant

Appalachian coal jobs are expected to decline over the next dozen years, but could rebound and even increase after 2020 as mine production stabilizes at lower levels, according to a new analysis by the West Virginia Center for Budget and Policy.  More...

Columns

Now here’s a tip

• “To clean the mouthpiece on the telephone in my home, I dip a soft toothbrush into rubbing alcohol, shake off any excess and use it to brush the holes in the handset clean. I do this weekly during cold and flu season.” — M. More...

Grandson’s driving contributed to engine failure

Car Talk

Dear Tom and Ray:  More...

The way we were

Clips from Mountain Eagle front pages over the past 50 years

Sept. 20, 1962  The University of Kentucky Board of Trustees voted to establish a two-year community college on the campus of the old Stuart Robinson School at Blackey. More...

Sports

Distance runners doing well

The Letcher County Central High School boys’ and girls’ cross country teams competed in the Southern Harrier Classic in Somerset on Saturday (Sept. 15). It proved to be another successful meet for the teams.  More...

Cavs will hit road in search of fourth win

The Jenkins Cavaliers hope to notch their fourth win of the season Friday night when they visit Jackson County High School in McKee.  The Class 3A Generals (1-3) enter the contest a week after notching their first win of the season at Trimble Co More...

UK’s Phillips ignores rumblings after bad loss

The challenge of playing No. 14 Florida on the road this week should shake Kentucky out of its funk.  Of course, the Wildcats could be bracing for another disappointment.  More...

Families & Friends

BIRTHDAY

— Kayla Jade Potter turned five years old August 6. She celebrated her birthday with a Monster High party at the Letcher County Recreation Center. More...

Reunions

To list reunions in The Mountain Eagle’s weekly reunion column, send information to Reunions, The Mountain Eagle, Box 808, Whitesburg, Ky. 41858. Information must be received by Friday to be included in the following week’s issue.  More...

Mountain Heritage Festival Pageant winners are named

Winners of the Mountain Heritage Festival Pageant held Sept. More...

Obituaries

Memorial held for Mrs. Isaacs

A memorial service was held recently for Eleanor “Tee” Ann King Isaacs, 71, of Okolona, Ky.  Born in McDowell, she was a retiree of Jefferson County Public Schools and a member of Cooper Chapel Road Baptist Church.  She was a da More...

Memorial service set for Anderson

Memorial services for Ronald Anderson, 69, of Ft. Pierce, Fla., will be held September 22 in Virgie. More...

Rites held for Frances Campbell

Frances Campbell of Lowell, died September 9.  The widow of Isaac Campbell, she was also preceded in death by three children Buddy, Mary Margaret, and Nancy.  She was a member of the Lowell Southern Baptist Church.  More...

Court officially puts $2 garbage rate hike aside for time being

A proposed ordinance to raise garbage rates was placed on hold this week after the Letcher County Sanitation Department’s budget deficit fell to $41,000.  More...

Judge denies Acker killer’s motion

Letcher Circuit Judge Sam Wright has denied the latest attempt by Donald Terry Bartley to avoid serving the rest of his life in prison for his role in the August 1985 murder of Tammy D. Acker and the attempted murder of her father, Dr. Roscoe J. More...

News

Photo

Logan Hall, winner of the Country Music Highway Road to Fame, walked one mile in Letcher County last week to raise awareness about unemployed coal miners. More...

Singer supports jobless miners

Logan Hall, 30, of Virgie in Pike County, walked one mile in each of seven counties located along U.S. Highway 23 on September 12 and 13. More...

Whooping cough at epidemic levels in Ky.; only 1 case is seen here

Whooping cough is at epidemic levels in Kentucky, but only one case has been reported recently in Letcher County.  More...

Opinions

The 47 percent

If one thing should be clear by now, it is that nothing a president or presidential candidate says is private. Assume every microphone is hot, every fundraiser is public, every side comment will be reported.  More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Oh, those pesky truth tellers

During a breakfast at the Republican National Convention, Neil Newhouse, pollster for Mitt Romney, made public what a lot of journalists already had figured out.  “We’re not going to let our campaign be dictated by fact checkers,&rdq More...

Speak Your Piece

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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

Kids eat too much salt

American children eat as much salt as adults — about 1,000 milligrams too much, or the same amount as in just one Big Mac. More...

Whooping cough vaccine loses punch

As the U.S. wrestles with its biggest whooping cough outbreak in decades, researchers appear to have zeroed in on the main cause: The safer vaccine that was introduced in the 1990s loses effectiveness much faster than previously thought.  More...

Restless legs can destroy your sleep

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: I have suffered with restless leg syndrome for 25 years. What causes it? Is there a cure? I do take Requip. Some say that having the veins in your legs stripped helps. Does it? — C.K.  More...

Entertainment

Mountain Heritage Festival releases schedule for the 30th time since inception

Event ranked among state’s Top Ten for 2012

The Mountain Heritage Festival has been recognized by Kentucky Travel Industry Association (KTIA) as a top ten festivals or events for fall 2012.  Chairperson: Lee Anna Mullins  More...

Local rock band will open WMMT series

September 20 will mark the debut of a brand-new concert series, WMMT’s Rock Live!, the station has announced.  Beginning this Thursday at 8 p.m., WMMT-FM in Whitesburg will regularly spotlight local rock and roll bands from throughout the More...

Author Robert Morgan will visit area for book signing

New York Times best-selling author Robert Morgan will be signing a reprint of his Oprah Book Club selection, “Gap Creek”, from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 30, at BookNotes Book Store in Pikeville. More...