November 21, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Features

Classic dishes for Thanksgiving dinner

The turkey may be the centerpiece, but a classic Thanksgiving dinner simply isn’t complete without a bevy of traditional sides. More...

Brown sugar-apple cider brine flavors turkey and keeps it moist

If you are going to go to the (admittedly little) trouble of brining your Thanksgiving turkey, be sure to set the bar higher than simply adding moisture. Granted, this is the primary goal of a brine. More...

Salad is easy to make, stands out on the table

A simple, but robust salad that stands out  To stand out in a Thanksgiving spread, a salad must be bold and flavorful. Yet it should not compete with the other flavors on the table. More...

Columns

Now here’s a tip

• Don’t throw away that damaged garden hose. Here are three great ideas: 1) Use as a weatherstrip along the bottom of your garage door. 2) Use sections to protect the blades on your ice skates. More...

Road trip idea will make good memories

Dear Tom and Ray:  More...

The way we were

Clips from Mountain Eagle front pages over the past 50 years

Nov. 16, 1962  More...

Sports

Jenkins, LCC teams preparing for tip-off

High school basketball season begins this week with all four of Letcher County teams lacing up their shoes and hitting the courts.  The Letcher County Central Cougars, who finished 19-14 last season after a firstround loss to Powell County in th More...

A few deserve our ‘immense’ thanks

As the passing show slows for Thanksgiving, there are people who parade through our lives to whom I am immensely thankful.  I am thankful for . . .  1. Joe “Joker” Phillips came this way. More...

Gabby’s fishing fever

Some spots seem to always hold fish

Most anglers have heard a good fishing spot referred to as a “honey hole.”  This is a spot where good fish can be caught on a regular basis, but these types of places do not just come out of nowhere. More...

Families & Friends

Oma Hatton marks birthday on Nov. 21

Whitesburg

Hello everyone, hope you are all doing well and enjoying these pretty days we are having. They may not last much longer, it’s nearing the end of November.  I got a call from my friend Anna Watkins in Florida. More...

Whitesburg native authors new book

Whitesburg native D.W. Brown is the author of a new book, “Lost Time”, available at Barnes and Noble bookstore or online at amazon.com.  Brown is a 20-year military veteran and served in Desert Storm, Iraq and Afghanistan. More...

Harveys mark 41st anniversary

Big Cowan

Hello everyone! Hope all is well on this beautiful Sunday morning as I write this.  It has been a busy week. I spent two days going to the heart doctor for tests and a two-day stress test. More...

Obituaries

Services held for Jim McGuire

Jim Ed McGuire, 71, of Jenkins, died November 13 at Wellmont Holston Valley Hospital in Tennessee.  A son of the late James Corbett and Beulah Blizzard McGuire, he was the widower of Lillie Mae Cable McGuire. More...

Rites held for Mary Caudill

Mary Virginia Caudill, 89, died November 13 at her home at Carcassonne.  A daughter of the late Solomon and Lonna Richardson Whitaker, she was the widow of Beckham Caudill.  She was a sister of the late Edgar Whitaker.  More...

Senior centers may see reductions here in fight over budget

If Congress can’t reach a budget deal in time to stop steep spending cuts, some Letcher County senior citizens centers could be closed or consolidated with other centers.  More...

Clinics expand to Jenkins schools

Children who attend schools in the Jenkins Independent School System will soon have the opportunity to receive medical care while at school.  The Jenkins Independent Board of Education and Mountain Comprehensive Health Corporation (MCHC) have en More...

Jobless rate stays same, number working grows

Letcher County’s unemployment rate remained at 13.5 percent in October despite the fact that eight more persons held jobs here than the month before.  More...

News

Letcher native ID’d 62 years after war death

When James Curtis Mullins was growing up in Dunham in Letcher County in the 1930s and 1940s, he knew that someday he would probably be a coal miner like his father, Corbett Mullins.  More...

$5 donation will provide a throw for patient or vet

Do you want to give back to others this holiday season, but aren’t sure what to do? For less than $5 you can buy a fleece throw, or lap quilt, for a nursing home patient or a veteran.  More...

Christmas decorating class

A decorating for Christmas with nature class will be offered at 5:30 p.m. on Nov. 29 at the Letcher County Extension Office located at 478 Extension Drive off of the Whitesburg Bypass and Stone Ave. The class will be taught by Vickie Caudill.  More...

Opinions

Patriot’s decision to quit MTR mines another example of woes coal faces

On November 15, Patriot Coal CEO Ben Hatfield stood up in federal court and announced what once might have seemed unthinkable: A major Appalachian coal producer is phasing out its use of mountaintop removal and all other forms of strip mining.  More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Bringing an end to ‘decline’ will also help end nastiness

What is the point of Barack Obama’s second term?   A president who has been pondering that question for a while might find the best answers by consulting what just went on in the campaign.  More...

Speak Your Piece

Speak Your Piece

Tell us what’s on your mind. No need to give your name.

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

Medicare premiums going up

$5 a month increase for 2013 less than expected, but still costly

Medicare premiums are going up $5 a month in 2013. It’s less than expected, but still enough to eat up about one-fourth of a typical retiree’s cost-of-living raise next year.  More...

Booze calories nearly equal soda’s

Americans get too many calories from soda. But what about alcohol? It turns out adults get almost as many empty calories from booze as from soft drinks, a government study found.  More...

Diabetes rates up

The nation’s diabetes problem is getting worse, and the biggest jump over 15 years was in Oklahoma, according to a new federal report.  The diabetes rate in Oklahoma more than tripled, and Kentucky, Georgia and Alabama also saw dramatic in More...

Entertainment

Looking for a nice gift? Try a coffee table book

Even people without coffee tables enjoy coffee table books as gifts, especially if they’re thoughtfully chosen rather than hastily snatched from a store shelf at the last minute.  The holidays bring fresh choices every year among large-for More...

Why did The Police color their hair?

1. Who first released “I’ll Never Find Another You,” and when?  2. What is the song “Lady D’Arbanville” about?   3. Why did the members of The Police all bleach their hair blond in 1978?  4. 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...