October 10, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Features

Bike Nite is set for Oct. 13

Registration for Whitesburg Bike Nite will begin at 11:30 a.m. at Pine Mountain Grill on Saturday, Oct. 13. More...

Hunters class

A free hunter education course will be held from 6 to 9:30 p.m., Oct. 15 and Oct. 16 from 5 p.m. to completion, Oct. 18, at the Letcher County Extension Office. The class is valid in any state where certification is required. More...

Coal stocks rise on hope for a recovery

The tickers of coal companies occupied the top of the Standard and Poor’s 500 index Tuesday, with investors seeing a potential for miners to capitalize on cooler temperatures and higher natural gas prices.  More...

Columns

What to do if you find yourself in too deep

Car Talk

Dear Tom and Ray:  More...

The way we were

Clips from Mountain Eagle front pages over the past 50 years

Oct. 11, 1962  The October Letcher Grand Jury recommended that the state stop requiring indictments in child desertion cases before paying relief money to the deserted families.  .  Gov. Bert T. More...

Salome's Stars

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) You’re eager to Ram headfirst into that new project. But before you do, find out why some of your colleagues might not appear to be as gung-ho about it as you are.  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

Alzheimer’s drug has promise

Combined results from two studies of an experimental Alzheimer’s drug suggest it might modestly slow mental decline, especially in patients with mild disease.  More...

Study supports hormones for hot flashes

A new study may reassure some women considering short-term use of hormones to relieve hot flashes and other menopause symptoms. More...

Diet is no longer top way for treating gout

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: Will you give me information on the low-purine diet for gout? — C.J.  ANSWER: Years ago, before effective gout medicines were available, diet was the major treatment for gout. More...

Entertainment

Kiss ‘can still bring it’

Audio review

Kiss, “Monster” (Universal)   Nearly 40 years after first slapping on the makeup, donning the costumes and changing forever the way a live concert is performed, Kiss can still bring it.  More...

Stars were bright in Bowling Green

Concert review

Bowling Green, Kentucky was the setting for the Starry Nights Music and Arts Festival.   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...

Your tax bill will be arriving soon

Letcher County residents should start to receive their county tax bills sometime next week. More...

Board defends delay

Responding to criticism from the Letcher Fiscal Court, members of the Letcher County Board of Education say they set the latest yearly tax rates as quickly as they could while still following state law.  “This was the earliest date that we More...

News

Police Beat: A look at law-enforcement activity

This is the second 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...

WMMT seeks contributions

The WMMT on-air fund drive will be held through October 18.  More...

Food City Pageant planned

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

Who will help the coal miner?

With less demand for coal and fewer jobs for miners, the Appalachian coalfields need a Presidential candidate who can help the region build a new way of life. So far, neither party has supported policies that will help the coal miner.   More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

The campaign’s moral hole

Does our presidential campaign lack a moral core?   More...

Sports

For Joker’s football team it ‘got late early’

Joker Phillips takes his team on the road this week. More...

Cavaliers fall to 4-2

A late-game Pineville rushing attempt was stopped cold as Jenkins teammates Cole Brown, left, and Josh Puckett, bottom, teamed up to take down the ballcarrier in the Cavaliers’ 52-0 loss last F More...

LCC faces must-win game

The Letcher Central Cougars record fell to 1-6 after losing to district rival Harlan County 49-0 in the Friends of Coal Bowl. More...

Families & Friends

Komos Ison celebrates 87th birthday

Whitesburg

Hello everyone. Hope everything is going well for all of you.  There have been too many funerals this week for good friends. We need to keep their families in prayer.  More...

SPENCER FAMILY

— Tabatha Hatton Spencer is pictured with her son Jacob and her daughter McKaya. More...

BIRTHDAY

— Komos Ison, a lifelong resident of Kingdom Come and a retired coal miner, celebrated his 87th birthday Sept. 5 with friends and family. More...

Obituaries

Rites held for Blanche Hatton

Funeral services for Blanche Hatton, 85, of Whitesburg were held October 6 at Letcher Funeral Home. Burial was in Obie Fields Cemetery at Cowan.  She died October 4 at Letcher Manor Nursing Home.  More...

Services are held for Aggie Hatton

Funeral services for Aggie Lou Hatton, 75, of Whitco, were held October 6 at the Whitco Pentecostal Church. Burial was in Whitco Cemetery.  She died October 3 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital.  More...

Services held for Sara Nease

Sara Nease, 86, died October 5.  Born in Estill County to the late Jim and Bonnie Franklin Adams, she was the widow of Leonard H. More...