November 7, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Voters select new board members and city officials

Two new members were elected to the Letcher County Board of Education in Tuesday’s General Election. More...

Clerk accused of helping boyfriend rob gas station

Police say a Fleming-Neon convenience store clerk helped her boyfriend and another man rob the store two weeks ago.  Carly Austin, a clerk at the Double Kwik Marathon, took $1,452 in cash from the register around 9:25 p.m. on Oct. More...

Features

Social Security helps veterans, active duty military every day

November 11 is more than just a national holiday; Veterans Day is a time to honor the men and women who risk their lives to protect our freedom. We at Social Security ask you to join us in saluting the men and women of the armed forces. More...

Fruit and vegetable myths

There are many myths and old wives tales concerning fruit and vegetable crops that have become part of Kentucky lore. Several myths that still exist today involve grape coloration and fall frosts.  More...

Opinions

Every Day is Veterans Day

To the Editor: b>When people think of veterans, they often think of warriors, but Hurricane Sandy offers just the latest reminder of the significant humanitarian and often times life-saving work performed by our veterans on a daily basis.  More...

Stocks should await thieves

I thoroughly enjoyed the article by Steve Brewer in the Oct. 24 issue of The Mountain Eagle. It seems as though he likes a thief about as good as I do.  But I don’t think I would go to the extremes which he suggested, though. More...

Sports

New UK coach must commit to stopping run

It’s now the long good-bye for UK Coach Joker Phillips, who was fired after his team fell to 1-9 on the season after losing 40-0 to Vanderbilt. More...

Cougars fall in playoffs

The 2012 Letcher County Central football season ended last Friday night in the first round of the playoffs with a 56-22 defeat at the hands of Pulaski County. More...

Williamsburg stops Jenkins

The Jenkins High School’s once-magical 2012 football season ended November 2 when Williamsburg High School defeated the Cavaliers 60-6 in the opening round of the Class 1A playoffs.  More...

Health

Glen Campbell’s journey filmed

Movie documents singer’s descent into Alzheimer’s

When diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, country star and former Arkansas resident Glen Campbell chose not to retreat into privacy.  Instead, he was open about his fate, having fans join him on the last leg of his life’s journey via More...

Leeches, maggots get medical use

Leeches and maggots are making a medical comeback.  Often described with the more elegant term “biotherapy,” leeches and maggots can play a critical role in curing wounds by doing what they do naturally — sucking blood or nibb More...

Shocking heart back to normal

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: My husband has had many medical problems. Earlier this year, he developed atrial fibrillation. A cardioversion was performed and worked for about five minutes. Then his doctor prescribed amiodarone. More...

Entertainment

Festival drew top acts

Less than a month before New Orleans would host its 14th annual Voodoo Festival, plans were rattled when the festival’s main headliner Green Day announced its withdrawal from the three-day music event so that lead singer Billy Joe Armstrong cou 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...

Will Caudill & Route 7 to perform

Will Caudill & Route 7 will perform from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 10, 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...

Sexton wins coin toss - Free Access

Tom Sexton on Thursday became the sixth person elected to the Whitesburg City Council. More...

MAKING SURE THAT EVERY VOTE COUNTS

— Tallying the votes in the offices of Letcher County Clerk Winston Meade after the polls closed Tuesday night were, from left, Randi Mullins, LaShawna Frazier, Donna Slone and Sue Dunn. More...

Copper thieves get probation

Six people were sentenced in Letcher Circuit Court recently, including two men who were placed on supervised probation after pleading guilty to stealing copper telephone wire belonging to AT&T.  Guilty pleas resulted in two other defendants More...

News

Speeders, tall trees bother Jenkins council

Members of the Jenkins City Council want something done about vehicles speeding through the town and trees growing too close to utility lines.  More...

EKU wins mock trial tourney

Two Letcher County residents are among the members of Eastern Kentucky University’s Mock Trial Team, which took first place in the Robert E. Sanders Kentucky Classic Tournament on Oct. 26- 28. More...

Square dance

The Carcassonne Community Center square dance will be held from 8 to 10 p.m., Saturday, November 10. Music will be by Lee Sexton, Ron Smith and Jack Adams with caller Erin Cokonougher-Stidham. More...

Columns

There’s no easy fix for this oil leak

Car Talk

Dear Tom and Ray:  More...

The way we were

Nov. More...

Salome's Stars

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Restless Rams and Ewes might want to let others finish a current project while they start something new. But if you do, you could risk losing out on a future opportunity.  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...

Families & Friends

WED

— Patsy Browning and Scott Campbell were married October 31. The bride is the daughter of Zella Browning of Crases Branch and the late Joseph Browning. More...

We take having water and electricity for granted

Whitesburg

Hello everyone. Hope you are all doing well.  I want to offer my sympathy to the family of Shirley Collins. I didn’t know she was a neighbor of mine when she was growing up. More...

TO BE WED

— Andia Adams, daughter of Terry and Pam Adams of Jeremiah, and Ryan Potter, son of Teresa and Johnny Earl Potter of Dorton, will be married at 2 p.m., November 10, and Jeremiah Missionary Bapt More...

Obituaries

Christine Sexton dies in Florida

Christine Gibson Sexton, 73, of North Port, Fla., died November 5, at Capital Regional Medical Center in Tallahassee, Fla.  Born at Colson to the late Charlie and Polly Sexton Gibson, she was the widow of Lenville Sexton Jr. More...

Rites held for Scott Shepard

Funeral services for Scott Jordan Shepard, 26, of Mt. Morris, Mich., were held October 20. Burial was in Flint Memorial Park.  A son of Beverly Adams and Scott Shepard, he was born in Flint, Mich. More...

Services held for Patricia Trent

Patricia Anne Sumpter Trent, 68, of Whitesburg, died October 31 at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center in Kingsport, Tenn.  A daughter of the late Boyd and Geraldine Sumpter, she was a sister of the late Joseph Boyd Sumpter.  More...