September 26, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Sheriff expects more arrests in stolen grave plaques case

Letcher County Sheriff Danny Webb is expected to appear before the Letcher County Grand Jury later this week to present evidence he has gathered while investigating the theft of bronze grave markers from cemeteries in the Isom and Jeremiah areas.&nbs More...

Features

The Home Place

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Forty years of helping people

The Social Security Amendments of 1972 created a new federal benefit program. More...

Rescue mission in the Atlantic Ocean

The 9th Air Force Air Sea Rescue Service at Langley Field, Va., was on call 24 hours a day. Our squadron lived in an old Quonset Hut that was built during World War I and was in the old area called “Shell Bank”. More...

Columns

Off-center steering wheel earns trip to mechanic

Car Talk

Dear Tom and Ray:  More...

The way we were

Clips from Mountain Eagle front pages over the past 50 years

Sept. 27, 1962  More...

Salome's Stars

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Although you love being the focus of attention, it’s a good idea to take a few steps back right now to just watch the action. What you see can help with an upcoming decision.  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

Better teen birth control urged

Teenage girls may prefer the pill, the patch or even wishful thinking, but their doctors should be recommending IUDs or hormonal implants — long-lasting and more effective birth control that you don’t have to remember to use every time, t More...

Testosterone is latest marketing push

“Are you falling asleep after dinner?”  “Do you have a decrease in libido?”  “Have you noticed a recent deterioration in your ability to play sports?”  “It could be Low-T.”  More...

Shaky hands not due to nervousness

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: Will you please provide information on essential tremor? Thanks. — D.C.  More...

Entertainment

Aaron Tippin promises a good time on Saturday

Country music singer Aaron Tippin said concertgoers can expect a good time when he headlines the Letcher County Mountain Heritage Festival on Saturday.  “It ain’t no stand on the stage and tap your toe type of show,” said Tippi More...

Buddy Guy is scared about the future of blues music

Ask Chicago guitar legend Buddy Guy about the future of the blues and he’ll give a depressing — but direct —answer.  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. Always check with the venues listed before traveling long distances.

LETCHER COUNTY  ROCK, POP, BLUES,  RAP, CHRISTIAN  AFTERSHOCK; Fri., Sept. 28 at Summit City in Whitesburg.  BAK 2 BAK; Sat., Sept. 29 at Summit City in Whitesburg.  More...

‘Working budget’ has small raise for teachers, workers

A “working budget” approved this week by the Letcher County Board of Education includes a proposed one-percent wage increase for all certified and classified employees.  The proposed one-percent wage hike, which is estimated to cost More...

QVC spree results in indictment

A shopping spree through television’s QVC has resulted in a felony indictment being returned against a Letcher County woman accused of obtaining and using a fraudulent credit card to rack up her purchases.  More...

News

Romney crushing Obama in key rural areas

Republican Mitt Romney holds a 14 percentage-point lead over President Barack Obama among rural voters in nine swing states, according to the National Rural Assembly Poll released this week.  The nonpartisan poll found that 54 percent of rural v More...

Chamber to sponsor program

The Letcher County Chamber of Commerce will sponsor a new leadership program for Letcher County under the direction of University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Agent Jason Brashear.  More...

Revival set at Jackhorn

A revival will be held at the Hemphill Baptist Church in Jackhorn with evangelist Cabel Howard. The revival will begin at 6 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 30, and will continue at 7 p.m. from Monday through Wednesday. Everyone is welcome. More...

Opinions

Thanks to Ohio, coal now an issue in race for the White House

Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama have wholeheartedly embraced coal on the campaign trail, despite past statements from Romney and Vice President Joe Biden that pollution from coalfi red power plants kills people.  More...

Political Cartoon

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Will election settle anything?

The most important issue in the 2012 campaign barely gets discussed: How will we govern ourselves after the election is over?  Elections are supposed to decide things. More...

Sports

Joker ‘preaches’ one game, ‘coaches’ another

After Saturday’s latest performance by once-top prospect Morgan Newton from behind center I’m trying to visualize what that close quarterback competition looked like that UK Coach Joker Phillips so vividly talked about for three weeks in More...

Cavs go on road to claim 4th win; Knott Co. is next

The Jenkins Cavaliers improved to 4-1 after traveling to Jackson County and defeating the Generals by a score of 21-0.  More...

Russell too much for LCC

Letcher County Central quarterback Zane Blair found himself under pressure for most of the Cougars’ loss to visiting Russell County on homecoming night at LCC. More...

Families & Friends

Mountain Heritage Festival brings out crowd

Whitesburg

Hello everyone. Hope you are all doing well.  I hope lots of you misplaced people will be coming to our 30th Mountain Heritage. It sounds like a lot of good things are planned. It always brings a large crowd and we are glad to see them.  More...

Seniors enjoy potlucks

Ovenfork

Hello everyone, it’s been awhile since we have written from the Ovenfork Center. I hope everyone is doing okay.  More...

Dixon Memorial Church holds memorial

Jeremiah

Oooh — cold mornings lately. Makes you want to sleep late. We broke down and turned the heat on Sunday night.  The Dixon Memorial Church held its memorial for deceased members last Sunday with a fair crowd in attendance. More...

Obituaries

Services are held for Isaac Cook

Funeral services for Isaac ‘Bud’ Cook, 71, of Payne Gap, were held September 21 at the New Beginnings Assembly of God in Jenkins. More...

Rites held for Claude Hall

Claude Martin ‘Shotgun’ Hall, 56, died September 17 at Holston Valley Regional Hospital in Kingsport, Tenn.  Born in Whitesburg to Willie and Alice Mae Castle Hall, now of Kingsport, Tenn., he was the widower of Francis Hall.  H More...

Creed Collier dies in Indiana

Creed Collier, 62, died August 22 at his home in Bedford, Ind.  Born in Hemphill, he was a son of the late Has and Mary Hall)Collier, Creed and the widower of Linda Combs Collier  He was a retired Letcher County school bus driver.  More...