December 19, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Features

The twelve sites of Social Security

One of the most popular traditional holiday songs is “The Twelve Days of Christmas.” It’s been a holiday favorite since it was published in 1780. More...

Beshear bans new ‘fake pot’

Kentucky Gov. More...

Miner who reported unsafe conditions also broke mine safety rules, state maintains

The Office of Mine Safety and Licensing is asking that a miner who reported safety violations in Harlan County be put on probation because he worked in unsafe conditions.  Mackie Bailey faces a hearing in February with the state Mine Safety Revi More...

Columns

Hubby is starting to become a slowpoke

Car Talk

Dear Tom and Ray:  More...

The way we were

Clips from Mountain Eagle front pages over the past 50 years

Dec. 13, 1962  More...

Salome's Stars

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) It’s a good time for reunions with those very special people from your past. You could be pleasantly surprised by what comes to light during one of these get-togethers.  More...

Sports

Photo

The Bears soccer team members, coached by Lisa Cornett, are (left to right) Lori Meade, Ella Ison, Kelsey Goins, Luke Miller Macey Warf and Brody Griffith. More...

Cats look to be coming of age

Against another outmanned if feisty foe, Lipscomb, the Kentucky Wildcats are improved. John Calipari can circle-talk, make it complicated, but it isn’t. More...

Neal Brown bringing up-tempo offense to ‘old’ Kentucky home

Neal Brown plans to bring the ‘Air Raid’ offense to Kentucky. More...

Families & Friends

TACKET FAMILY

— Pictured is the family of Dorthy Tacket and late Marshall Tacket, grandchildren Joy Hampton, Blake Mason, Lidia Graves, Kenneth Holbrook, A.J. More...

Howard family plans Christmas party

Whitesburg

Hello everyone, hope you are all doing well.  Have you all been being good so maybe Santa will come see you? I’ve tried to be good.  More...

Head Start vists Ermine Center

Hello everyone from all of us at the Ermine Center.  We were all very saddened by the loss of Barbara Hall. She was a sweet and dear lady to all of us. We will sure miss her. More...

Obituaries

Services hed for Michael Rayburn

Funeral services for Michael Douglas Rayburn I, 62, were held December 16 at the Big Cowan Old Regular Baptist Church. More...

Rites are held for Velma Ison

Funeral services for Velma Ison, 91, were held December 12 at Everidge Funeral Home. Burial was in the Whitaker Cemetery at Roxana.  More...

Martha Ann Hampton succumbs

Martha Ann Hampton, 56, died December 9 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital.  A daughter of the late Hershel Sherman and Edna Clercie Sanders Keel, she was the widow of Michael Alan Hampton and a sister of the late Hearl Lenford Keel, Bi More...

Coal, gas cuts cost county $1.2 million in severance taxes

In addition to the severe effect it is already having on jobs and the economy in Letcher County, steep cuts in the production of coal and natural gas will leave the county’s governing body with $1.2 million less in severance tax receipts this y More...

Training for prison jobs coming

If indeed a new federal prison were built in Letcher County, nearly all of the 350 workers who would be hired there initially would need to bring some skills with them.  More...

Board member wants all schools to furnish Wi-Fi

A member of the Letcher County Board of Education has asked that the district come up with ways to upgrade the district’s computer network so that all students can access a wireless Internet connection in Letcher County schools.  More...

News

Replacement SS card

Question:  I applied for a replacement Social Security card last week but have not received it. When should I expect to receive my new card?  Answer:  More...

Are you ready for Santa?

Hello everyone. Just a few words from the Ovenfork Center.  I hope everyone is ready, or just about ready, for old Santa Claus.  We had our monthly potluck. It was a wonderful day. More...

Letcher Police Beat

Saturday, Dec. 8  • At 4:39 p.m., the Letcher County Sheriff ’s Office receives a telephone call from a Neon woman about an older-model blue Mustang doing burnouts and disturbing the peace. More...

Opinions

Is latest shooting the tipping point in gun-control issue?

The question surfaces each time a mass murder unfolds: Will this one change the political calculus in Washington against tougher gun control?  The answer, after the Virginia Tech killings, the attempted assassination of Gabby Giffords, the Color More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Woman says grandson, friends were unfairly placed in danger

To the Editor:  How would you feel if this happened to you?  On December 6, at approximately 9 p.m., this is what happened to my teenage grandson and three of his friends:  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

Dealing with holiday stress

Whether your holiday stress is caused by Christmas or New Year’s Eve, there are ways to ease the pressure so you can actually enjoy the holiday. Here are 10 tips for happier holidays. (P.S. They also work all year round).  More...

Lilly relaunches Alzheimer’s study

Eli Lilly’s experimental Alzheimer’s drug has flashed potential to help with mild cases of the disease, but patients and doctors will have to wait a few more years to learn whether regulators will allow the drugmaker to sell it.  Lil More...

Breathe easier during holidays

If you suffer from allergies, here are the top five tips for easier breathing this holiday season from Joseph Leija, MD, allergist at Loyola University’s Gottlieb Memorial Hospital near Chicago.  More...

Entertainment

Music writers select their top album picks for 2012

Music writers for The Associated Press have selected their top albums of the year for 2012.  Mesfin Fekadu’s picks:  More...

Who hit with ‘Cry Like A Baby’?

1. “Maybellene” was the first chart topper for Chuck Berry. What were the next three?   2. Name the group that that had a hit with “Cry Like a Baby” in 1968.  3. 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...