October 17, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Woman, children hurt in crash

A mother and two children were transported by helicopters to a Tennessee hospital after all three were injured in a wreck at Kona Monday afternoon. More...

Features

Coal would face problems even without Obama

Is the Obama administration wholly responsible for the high number of employee layoffs and other problems now confronting the U.S. coal industry?  More...

Coal state Dems run from Obama policies

Friends of coal are certain they know the enemy.  More...

Coalfield suffering

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Columns

I want to drive something I can understand

Car Talk

Dear Tom and Ray:  More...

The way we were

Clips from Mountain Eagle front pages over the past 50 years

Oct. 18, 1962  More...

Salome's Stars

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) This is a good time to speak out on a difficult situation. You’re known for your honesty, so people will listen and, perhaps, begin to make long-needed changes.  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

Study: Shots don’t lead to sex

Shots that protect against cervical cancer do not make girls promiscuous, according to the first study to compare medical records for vaccinated and unvaccinated girls.  More...

Does chocolate boost brain power?

Take this with a grain of salt, or perhaps some almonds or hazelnuts: A study ties chocolate consumption to the number of Nobel Prize winners a country has and suggests it’s a sign that the sweet treat can boost brain power.  More...

FDA expands drug warning

Two more drugs from a specialty pharmacy linked to a meningitis outbreak are now being investigated, U.S. More...

Entertainment

Jamey Johnson returns with tribute to songwriting legend

Hank Cochran was one of country music’s greatest songwriters. He was also an opportunist, something Jamey Johnson discovered when he met him at a mutual friend’s office several years ago.  More...

Sleigh Bells rock Orange Peel

Concert review

While many residents of Asheville, N.C., were settling into bed and preparing for the next day, vibrations of sound were emanating out of the city’s utmost music venue, The Orange Peel. 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...

PICKING A PUMPKIN

— Sophia Hogg, Scarlet Stamper, Alli Bailey and Anna Hatton carried pumpkins they picked out of a “pumpkin patch” during a 4-H event held at the Letcher County Extension Office on T More...

Rite Aid will be first to sell beer

Letcher County residents may be able to buy their first beer from a retail store as early as next week.  More...

Man charged with moving corpse of overdose victim

Police say a Colson man moved a corpse from his home on July 4 in an attempt to stay out of legal trouble.  Jimmy Dean Branson, 41, of 217 Buck Creek, was arrested October 15 and charged with tampering with physical evidence.  More...

News

Pink contest set

Zeta Zeta will sponsor the Wipe Out Whitesburg with Pink contest to raise money for the Susan G. Komen Foundation during October, Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Anyone can participate in the decoration contest by donating $25. More...

Pre-admission conferences set

Several pre-admission conferences have been scheduled for students interested in enrolling in the funeral service program at Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College.  The program is headed by SKCTC Professor Denise R. More...

To perform

Mountain Melody will play Friday, Oct. 19, at Hemphill Community Center from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. For more information, call (606) 633-2708.   More...

Opinions

The weird generational war

A weird war between the generations is growing, and the Republican candidates are the mongers.  More...

Go out and cast your vote

To the Editor:  More...

Sports

Cougars hope to build on late-game effort

Letcher Central’s record fell to 1-7 on the season but more importantly 0-2 in district play after a 41-22 loss at Perry County Central in Hazard.  More...

Cavaliers fall again, look to rebound

Jenkins senior Cody Childers threw a stiff-arm to the Hazard defense during a rushing effort in the Cavaliers’ senior night loss to Class 1A powerhouse Hazard, 42-14, last week. More...

Saved fuel may save title

Charlotte Motor Speedway’s Bank of America 500 came down to another one of those fuel mileage races that in this case may go a long way in determining which driver will end up becoming this season’s champion.  More...

Families & Friends

Woolly worm forecasts light winter

Whitesburg

Hello everyone, hope you are all well and happy. We’ve had some cool weather and some cold.  I saw my first woolly worm today, and it was light brown. More...

Speeding car causes accident

Bach Court

Saturday night, Tammy Maulk and family were heading to Dairy Queen for some late night food. More...

Middle Cowan reunion draws crowd

Cowan

Steve and Tom Dollarhide and Steve Boggs had a molasses stiroff at Bennett Combs’s last Saturday. More...

Obituaries

Hassel Griffie buried at Hallie

Funeral services for Hassel Griffie, 74, were held October 14 at Cedar Grove Old Regular Baptist Church. More...

Services held for Wallace Kincer

Wallace Kincer, 78, died October 8 in Mooresburg, Tenn..  Born at Kona to the late Hassel and Lula Craft Kincer, he worked several years in the coal mining industry.  He spent much time hunting with nephews Danny Wayne, Harold Dean, Bobby G More...

Johnny Mack Trent, 68, dies

Johnny Mack Trent, 68 of New Point, Ind., died October 15 in Decatur County Memorial Hospital in Greensburg, Ind.  Born on Cowan to the late Hager and Edna Thomas Trent, he was a brother of the late Rollin Trent, Harold Trent, Joan Hatton and Ja More...