October 3, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

POLICE BEAT

Welcome to our newest feature

This is the first installment of “Police Beat,” a summary of calls for service to local law-enforcement agencies that are deemed to be public record under Kentucky state law. More...

Features

Our heritage from A to Z

The staff at Harry M. More...

Electronic payments: way to get your benefits

Chances are, if you receive Social Security benefi ts, Supplemental Security Income (SSI), or any federal payment, you receive it electronically. More...

At Mountain Heritage Festival

Kentucky Supreme Court Justice Will T. Scott joined coal miners who were invited to be a part of the 2012 Mountain Heritage Festival Parade in Whitesburg. (Photo by Chris Anderson) More...

Columns

Bible trivia

1. Is the book of Joshua in the Old or New Testament or neither?  2. From John 3, who asked “How can a man be born who is old”? Stephen, Nicodemus, Paul, Thomas  3. What notoriously wicked woman married King Ahab? More...

Is there hope for this stinky car?

Car Talk

Dear Tom and Ray:  More...

The way we were

Clips from Mountain Eagle front pages over the past 50 years

Oct. 4, 1962  Kentucky State Highway Commissioner Henry Ward said he had signed a contract for engineering work on a sevenmile stretch of the proposed Whitesburg-Hazard section of the Mountain Turnpike. 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

More flu expected this year

Time to get your flu vaccine — and a surprising new report shows babies and toddlers seem to be getting protected better than the rest of us.  Last year’s flu shot won’t shield you this year: Two new strains of influenza have b More...

Knee replacements are soaring

Just like age-defying baby boomers, older folks have seen a surge in knee replacement surgeries, driven partly by a desire to stay active and by jointdamaging obesity.  More...

Spinal stenosis affects many elderly people

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: I am 84 years old, and I have spinal stenosis, which is causing me pain. I would like to know more about it. Will you furnish more information? — T.P.  More...

Entertainment

3-D TV failing to catch on

Phil Orlins knows everything about producing TV in three dimensions. The ESPN producer has captured the undulating greens of Augusta National and the flying motor bikes of the X-Games for ESPN’s 3-D channel. 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...

Review: The Wombats are unique

Even though September 22 marked the Ohio State vs. More...

Jenkins residents to see taxes drop

The Jenkins City Council has voted to lower taxes on real property by 10 cents per $100. More...

Coal’s top need? Higher gas prices

When might the coal industry rebound and put more miners back to work? More...

News

Blackey Day almost here

Blackey Improvement Committee started early in 2012 planning Blackey Day Festival, and it seems we blinked twice and it’s almost here.  More...

Voters urged to mail early

With more than 25 million ballots expected to be mailed this fall nationwide, the U.S. Postal Service is urging voters to mail early this election season.  More...

Pageant slated for Oct. 13

The 20th anniversary Miss Food City Pageant is slated for Saturday, Oct. 13, at 7 p.m. at the Paramount Center for the Arts in Bristol, Tenn. More...

Opinions

Candidates’ plans to end U.S. deficit just don’t add up

Here’s the rap on the presidential candidates’ plans for cutting federal deficits: Mitt Romney’s is too bold and the numbers don’t add up, while President Barack Obama’s is too timid and his numbers don’t add up, e More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Defining the debate game

In this week’s debate, Mitt Romney has too much to do. President Obama has a great deal to lose. Romney’s is the most diffi- cult position. Obama’s is the most dangerous.   More...

Sports

Kentucky will depend on both freshmen QBs

Kentucky will lean heavily on two freshmen quarterbacks going forward with starter Maxwell Smith out indefinitely with an ankle injury.  More...

Teams face off in Hindman

The Knott Central offense and Jenkins defense faced off late in the game during the Cavaliers’ 28- 21 loss to at Hindman. Turnovers, including four fumbles in the first half, doomed Jenkins. More...

Half full or half empty?

It seems Big Blue Nation’s “deciders” already have Joker Phillips on the way to a buy-out and simply waiting until Big Blue Madness before sending Mitch Barnhart the memo.  With a bit of history in mind, we glance at the Decide More...

Families & Friends

Pridemore family holds reunion

Jeremiah

By the time this comes out it will be October, and that’s just hard to believe.  The trees are beginning to change color, and each day it seems they change at a noticeable rate. More...

Three receive college scholarships

Paige Lewis, Joshua S. Proffitt and Cassity June Riffe are the winners of the Roy R. Crawford Memorial College Scholarships given by Elkhorn-Hazard Coal Land, LLC.  More...

Linefork church to hold fish fry

Blackey

Cedar Grove Church is having a fish fry on Saturday, October 6 from 1 to 5 p.m. at the church at Linefork. It is $7 a plate, drink and dessert included. All proceeds go to help the church.   More...

Obituaries

Jessie Carol Lee Hall dies at 80

Jessie Carol Lee Johnson Hall, 80, died September 29 at her home at Jackhorn.  A daughter of the late Gad Johnson and Wilma, and the late Anna Leon Perry Cornett, she was the widow of Albrow Hall.  She was a sister of the late Margie Rice, More...

Services held for Phyllis Wright

Phyllis Ann Wright, 76, of Jenkins, died September 29 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital.  Born at Beefhide to the late Lonnie and Pearl Mc- Cown Mullins, she was the widow of Leon Wright.  More...

Nannie Frazier buried at Cowan

Funeral services for Nannie Frazier, 68, of Whitesburg, were held October 2 at Letcher Funeral Home in Whitesburg. More...