December 5, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Features

The Medicare age is still 65

If you’re in your sixties, you probably know that the age to receive full retirement benefits has changed. But it’s important to remember that the age to begin receiving Medicare has not — it is still 65. More...

Opinions

Looking other way didn’t pay this time

It is not unusual for mining companies to be fined for safety violations, and if those violations are believed to be a major cause of a mining accident resulting in deaths and/or serious injuries to miners, then those fines can be quite steep.  More...

Prosecutors signal a bold new move

Federal prosecutors have signaled a bold new move up the corporate ladder in their investigation of the Upper Big Branch mine disaster that killed 29 West Virginia coal miners in 2010.  More...

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Sports

Wrestling tourney

The Letcher County Central High School wrestling team will host the second annual Ben Fisher Memorial Wrestling Tournament at the old Whitesburg High School at 10 a.m., Dec. 8. For more information, call 606-875-1452.   More...

Can Stoops succeed where other couldn’t?

For times Big Blue Nation citizens live in, Mark Stoops is a reasonably good hire as Kentucky’s new football coach. More...

LCC girls capture first two

Lady Cavs fall on road at Hazard

An experienced and talented Letcher County Central Lady Cougars squad opened their season at home with a couple of easy victories. Despite hosting two less-talented teams, the Lady Cougars’ offensive firepower and depth were impressive.  More...

Families & Friends

TO BE WED

— Bill and Carol Lewis of Neon, announce the forthcoming marriage of their son, Jody Lewis of Norton, Va. The bride-to-be is Chelsea Ratliff. More...

Della Maggard, Oma Hatton mark birthdays

Whitesburg

Hello everyone, hope you are doing well.  We are having some nice weather now, but it changes so fast we’d better not get used to it.  Late happy birthday to Della Maggard on Nov. 20. My birthday was the day before, the 21st. More...

Children enjoy Christmas gifts

Eolia

Greetings to all from the Eolia Christian Community Outreach Center.  “For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counselor, The mighty God, T More...

Obituaries

Services held for James Combs

James Earl ‘Jud’ Combs, 69, died November 14 at his home in Thomastown, Ga.  Born at Millstone to the late Rheuda and Stella Reynolds Combs, he worked as a hairdresser for most of his life.  He was preceded in death by brothers More...

Jesse Ray Fox buried at Ermine

Jesse Ray Fox, 54, of Haymond, died November 20 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital.  Born in Jenkins to the late Alvin Leon and Dixie Howard Fox, he was a grandfather of the late Kamryn Reece Fox.  He was a U.S Army veteran  More...

Rites are held for Otis Sexton

Funeral services for Otis Sexton, 81, of Jackhorn, were held December 3 at the Neon Church of Christ. More...

Dollar Store will sell beer

Whitesburg’s new Dollar General Store is expected to be the next retail outlet given a license to sell beer and malt-based drinks.  More...

Late woman’s daughter, grandchildren indicted

Four among 12 charged by grand jury here

A daughter and three grandchildren of an elderly Neon woman who died last month have been indicted on charges of complicity to the abuse of an adult and complicity to the neglect an adult.  The indictments of Teresa Maggard, 50; Serenna Maggard, More...

News

Holing up potatoes

We got the corn, cushaws and pumpkins gathered here on the funny farm last time I wrote. Now we have to get the potatoes dug and holed up.  More...

Cantata Dec. 16

Emmanuel Baptist Church of Jenkins will host a cantata, “The Best Gift of All”, at 7 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 16. Refreshments will be served after the cantata. Jeff Foster is pastor of the church.   More...

Take a name from Tree of Hope

The Tree of Hope has more names to distribute for those wishing to give gifts for children. For more information, call Tiffanie Brewer Combs at 606-335- 2976 or Alice at 606-335- 2931.   More...

Columns

AC problem might actually be vacuum problem

Car Talk

Dear Tom and Ray:  More...

The way we were

Clips from Mountain Eagle front pages over the past 50 years

Nov. 29, 1962  Whitesburg High School has been admitted to membership in the Southern Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools. More...

Salome's Stars

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Make a start on that new workplace challenge. But get more information before you find yourself too deeply involved without knowing in which direction you should go.  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

Experts: No ‘edge’ from Viagra

The idea that NFL players might use Viagra to gain an edge on the field left Chicago Bears linebacker Lance Briggs practically in tears — from laughing.  He wasn’t the only one.  More...

‘Asperger’s disorder’ dropped

The now familiar term “Asperger’s disorder” is being dropped. And abnormally bad and frequent temper tantrums will be given a scientific-sounding diagnosis called DMDD. More...

Get cancer vaccine for young girls

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: Please advise about the Gardasil vaccine. My granddaughter just turned 18 (to date, no sexual activity — really) and begins college next year. Her doctor is pushing the vaccine for her and for her just-turned-14 sister. More...

Entertainment

Michelle Malone returning after release of 11th album

Acclaimed rock and blues musician Michelle Malone will be back in Whitesburg on Saturday, this time while touring to support her new album Day 2, Malone’s 11th studio effort.  More...

Bon Jovi talks tour, struggles

Jon Bon Jovi has been with his band for more than 30 years, so he could be considered something of an expert when it comes to the durability of rock stars. Still, even Bon Jovi is mystified at how the senior set is dominating on the stage.  More...

What songs did Tony Burrows sing?

1. When and where did the Bee Gees make their American television debut?   2. Which one-hit group recorded “Please Love Me Forever” in 1961?  3. What is singer Tony Burrows best known for?  4. More...