October 31, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Romney clear favorite here as vote day nears

While Democrats outnumber Republicans in Letcher County, 11,921 to 3,751, Republican challengers Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan are expected to easily get the majority of votes here when county residents go to the polls next Tuesday to cast their ballots More...

Features

Dedication of World War II monument was historic event

They have been called the greatest generation and few would disagree. More...

Appalshop film looks at life of late Ky. civil rights leader

KET will broadcast the new Appalshop documentary “Anne Braden: Southern Patriot” four times through Saturday on KETKY (TVS Cable Channel 156; Intermountain Cable Channel 408).  More...

Consol planning layoffs over permit impasse

Consol Energy told 145 workers in southern West Virginia this week that it will start laying them off in late December because of a dispute over permits for surface mining related to the King Coal Highway project.  More...

Columns

Reader wants to build Frankenstein’s car

Car Talk

Dear Tom and Ray:  More...

The way we were

Clips from Mountain Eagle front pages over the past 50 years

Nov. 1, 1962  More...

SPEAKING OF SOAPS

RECAPS – 10/29-11/3

THE BOLD AND THE BEAU. TIFUL . When a frantic Bill learned that Katie actually kept her word by leaving him and their newborn son, he and Brooke tried to Taylor for assistance. More...

Sports

No. 3 Kentucky reloads with four freshmen

Kentucky lost six players from last year’s national championship team and is again projected to be title contender this season.  Yes, Wildcats coach John Calipari signed another talented freshman class.  More...

Pulaski awaits LCC

Fresh off a 62-29 win over Greenup County, the Letcher County Central Cougars are scheduled to begin post-season play Friday when they meet Pulaski County (7-3) in the opening round of the Class 5A playoffs. More...

Gabby’s fishing fever

Patience led to a good fishing trip

Looking at this nasty cold weather you would not expect to see many people on the lakes. Late last week, however, it was cool but a pretty nice day when my friend James Roberts and I went bass fishing for a few hours after work. More...

Families & Friends

Sisters gather for lunch together

Whitesburg

Hello everyone. Hope you are all doing well.  We are expecting a big weather change this week. Maybe some snow. More...

TO WED

— Mr. and Mrs. William and Josephine Richardson announce the forthcoming marriage of their son, William Jared, to Samantha Jon, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John and Debbie Rogers of Somerset. More...

Baptism planned Nov. 4

A baptism will be held at 1:30 p.m., Nov. 4, at Buck Creek Reunion Bottom. A service will follow at 2 p.m. at the Charlie Logan Friendship Church. There will be dinner on the ground at 4 p.m., and those attending should bring a covered dish. More...

Obituaries

Rites held for Ruth Stewart

Funeral services for Ruth Ellen Stewart, 77, of Jenkins, were held October 29 at Carty Funeral Home in Jenkins. Burial was October 30 in Potter Cemetery.  She died October 27 at Pikeville Medical Center.  More...

Norma Kaye Quillen dies at 48

Norma Kaye Quillen, 48, died October 24 at the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington.  Born in Garrett, Ind., to the late Bill and Eva Webb Hall, she was the widow of Geder Martin, and was later married to Vester Quillen, who also p More...

Timothy Slone succumbs at 52

Timothy Slone, 52, died October 25 at his home at Kite.  Born in Neon to the late Virgil ‘Pud’ Slone and Margie Hall Bentley, he was the widower of Kathy Dishman Slone and the father of the late Haley Slone.  He enjoyed working More...

Superstorm Sandy left 3,396 customers here with no power

Schools remained closed Wednesday and trick-or-treating was rescheduled until Friday as Letcher County coped with an unusual October snowstorm caused by Hurricane Sandy.  More...

Dunham park will get restroom

People using the county park at Dunham will no longer have to take their children home to use the bathroom or ask residents of nearby homes to use theirs as the Letcher Fiscal Court on Tuesday accepted Blair Construction’s bid of $19,440 to bui More...

News

Benefit to help Santa’s Train

A gospel singing to benefi t Santa’s Truck Train will be held at 2 p.m. November 3 at the Cowan Community Center.  There is no charge for admission, but donations are welcome. Concessions will be sold.  More...

SKCTC call center aids students

Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College, one of 16 institutions within the Kentucky Community and Technical College System, is among the first in the system to begin serving students and prospective students through the launching of a cent More...

To perform

Bluegrass Circle will perform from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Saturday, November 3, at the Country Cabin II in Norton, Va. The facility is located across Alternate Rte. 58 from the original Country Cabin, 1½ mile west of Norton. More...

Opinions

Saying good-bye to Senate bully

It’s too bad there’s no highlight reel of David Williams’s 13-year tenure as president of the Kentucky Senate.  More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

The heartland election

When Mayor Bobby J. 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. More...

Health

Study looks at mammograms

Breast cancer screening for women over 50 saves lives, an independent panel in Britain has concluded, confirming findings in U.S. More...

Aspirin fights colon cancer in some

Aspirin, one of the world’s oldest and cheapest drugs, has shown remarkable promise in treating colon cancer in people with mutations in a gene that’s thought to play a role in the disease.  More...

Hot flashes can last into the 70s

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: Will you please tell me if there is something I can take to get rid of hot flashes? I am 74 and have them all the time. I sweat terribly. More...

Entertainment

NBC comes back – finally

During NBC’s slow slide to near-irrelevancy in prime time over the past decade, a succession of entertainment executives sat in boardrooms plotting comeback moves that didn’t work.  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...