December 12, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Features

Natural gas will overtake coal as second most used fuel, Exxon reports says

Exxon says the energy renaissance in the U.S. will continue and predicts that North America will become a net exporter of oil and natural gas by the middle of the next decade.  More...

The Home Place

Gingerbread cake is rich, moist

There is no subtle way to say this. This cake screams Christmas.  More...

Cornish hen: A small scale, grand Christmas roast

Editor’s Note: Sara Moulton was executive chef at Gourmet magazine for nearly 25 years, and spent a decade hosting several Food Network shows.   More...

Columns

Make your car happy by putting it in a garage

Car Talk

Dear Tom and Ray:  My boyfriend and I disagree on whether to keep the car in the garage. He thinks it cuts down on the life of the car (something about cooling the engine). I think a car lives longer if kept in a garage. More...

The way we were

Clips from Mountain Eagle front pages over the past 50 years

Dec. 6, 1962  A three-inch snowfall brought a temporary halt to trips in Letcher County by roving bands of pickets. Workers at large rail mines have been off since Monday because pickets visited the mines and asked them to stop work. Gov. More...

Salome's Stars

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) An old adversary wants to make amends over the holidays. The decision is yours. But wouldn’t it be nice to share the upcoming new year with another friend?  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

Your gut is full of what?

The bacterial zoo inside your gut could look very different if you’re a vegetarian or an Atkins dieter, a couch potato or an athlete, fat or thin.  Now for a fee — $69 and up — and a stool sample, the curious can find out just More...

Drug cuts breast cancer deaths

Breast cancer patients taking the drug tamoxifen can cut their chances of having the disease come back or kill them if they stay on the pills for 10 years instead of five years as doctors recommend now, a major study finds.  More...

Living on thin air

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: Our 37-year-old daughter lives in Denver. She took her younger sister skiing where the altitude was 11,800 feet. Our younger daughter lives in Toronto, where the altitude is 250 feet. More...

Entertainment

Church to reenact Journey to Bethlehem

The Lewis Creek Pentecostal Church will present an outdoor reenactment of the events leading to the birth of Jesus. “The Journey to Bethlehem” will take place at the church at Partridge every 30 minutes from 6:30 to 9 p.m. on Dec. More...

Up-and-coming band will perform rock and soul here

St. Paul and the Broken Bones, a rock and soul band from Birmingham, Alabama, will perform in concert Saturday (December 15) at Summit City in Whitesburg.  More...

Stones show available here via pay-per-view

The Rolling Stones have announced that Bruce Springsteen, Lady Gaga and the Black Keys will join the band on stage for their final 50 & Counting concert at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey on Saturday (December 15).  More...

Prosecutor warns teenagers, adults about nude photos

Man, 19, is first to be arrested in probe into sexual poses of minors on phones

The arrest this week of a former Letcher County Central High School athlete is “just the tip of the iceberg” of an investigation into nude photos of minor girls being passed around on cellular phones, Letcher County Attorney Jamie Hatton More...

Neon to fix water, sewer plants

The Fleming-Neon City Council has selected Nesbitt Engineering of Lexington to serve as project engineer for upgrades to the Fleming- Neon water and sewer plants.  More...

Accused killer faces new count after needle found

A man charged with murder is facing a new charge after a hypodermic needle was found taped to a bunk bed assigned to him in the Letcher County Jail.  More...

News

Your S.S. statement is a gift to yourself

It’s very likely that during the holiday season you’ve been spending a bit of time and money getting gifts for everyone on your shopping list. Why not take a moment and give yourself a holiday gift? More...

Humane Society class slated

The Humane Society will hold a free class at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 13, in the auditorium at Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College in Whitesburg.   Participants will learn how to support legislation which will affect animals. More...

Hunter education test Dec. 22

A hunter education range/test day will begin at 10 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 22, at the Whitesburg Shriner’s Building. Those participating must have completed the classroom portion by alternative means and must bring a notarized affidavit. More...

Opinions

McConnell antics show reform need

Sen. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Vietnam vets still must fight

Rick Weidman can walk onto a stage and sense when he’s facing a crowd of Americans who think they have no reason to care about Vietnam veterans.   Weidman has been advocating for his fellow veterans nearly all his adult life. More...

Sports

Coaching decisions dominate sports scene

Kicking the can, uh football, down the road.   Charlie Strong is staying. Willie Taggart is going. Bobby Petrino, of all people, has been hired to replace Taggart at WKU. And, Mark Stoops has a staff in place a fortnight before Christmas.  More...

Coach not surprised by Cougars’ early success

The Letcher County Central Cougars improved to 4-0 last week with victories over Jenkins, Phelps and Powell County.  Despite graduating six of his top eight players off last year’s 19-14 team, the early success of this current pride of Cou More...

Struttin’ Time

Looking back at the year that was

It is that time again when we shut down the old computer and close out another year. Before we do that, looking into our rear view mirror is in order.  More...

Families & Friends

Sisters gather for lunch at Dairy Queen

Whitesburg

Hello everyone, hope you are all doing well. I’m doing fine except for allergies and cold hands and cold feet. I hope that’s not a sign you’re getting old. If it is, I’m taking that back.  More...

Photos

Caleb Cook (top) and Austin Cook (below) each killed a deer near the home of their grandparents, Shirley and Daniel Cook. More...

ONE YEAR OLD

— Drake Justin Stewart celebrated his first birthday on Dec. 14. He is the son of Bethany and Justin Stewart of Mayking. More...

Obituaries

Ray Blair, 79, dies in Indiana

Ray Blair, 79, of Columbus, Ind., died December 4 at Columbus Regional Hospital.  A son of the late Melvin and Crissie Hampton Blair, he was a brother of the late Rex Blair, Walter Blair, Billy Blair and Bruce Blair.  He was an auto mechani More...

Rites held for Winston Sturgill

Winston Sturgill, 77 died December 3 at his home at Eolia.  He was retired from A&P Food Store after 32 years, and was a member and deacon of the Eolia Baptist Church.  More...

Billy Maggard dies in Indiana

Billy Ray Maggard, Sr., 73, of Columbus, Ind., died November 29  Born in Letcher County to the late Archie and Ella Fields Maggard, he was a brother of the late Curtis Maggard, Vita Mae Maggard, Havis Maggard and Barbara Boggs.  He was reti More...