January 16, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Jury returns manslaughter counts in 2 separate cases

Two Letcher County men are named by the Letcher Grand Jury in indictments charging each with second-degree manslaughter.  More...

Features

Conway touts Ky. crackdown on drug abuse

Kentucky is making progress in curbing an epidemic of prescription drug abuse, Attorney General Jack Conway told political leaders from across the nation Tuesday.  More...

AG: Benham broke law

The attorney general’s office has ruled that an eastern Kentucky city didn’t give adequate notice of a meeting at which a new mayor was appointed after the resignation of the former one.  More...

2 killed, 1 wounded in Hazard shooting

A gunman firing into a vehicle killed two people and wounded a juvenile Tuesday as they sat in the parking lot of Hazard Community and Technical College in Hazard.  More...

Opinions

Because of teachers, because of students

Like the rest of the world my mind has been locked on December 14, 2012, Newtown, Conn.  More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

There’s no decline, or retreat

We are about to have a major foreign policy debate in the guise of a confirmation battle over Chuck Hagel’s nomination as secretary of defense and the related argument over how long American troops should stay in Afghanistan.  More...

Sports

Boys on the road

The Letcher County Central Cougars (12-6) are in the midst of a five-game stretch of away games. The road has not been kind to the Cougars this year, where they are just 4-6. However, the team a perfect 8-0 at home this year.  More...

Girls back to work after Harlan upset

The Letcher County Central Lady Cougars, now 13-5, have been “enjoying” some practice time in the gym since last Saturday’s big win over Harlan County.  LCCHS returns to action Friday in Jackson against Breathitt County before More...

Gabby’s fishing fever

Mild weather was both good, bad

The mild weather of early January has made the fishing good for some fish and slow for other.  More...

Families & Friends

John Howard is back in Whitesburg

Whitesburg

Hello everyone, hope you are all doing well.  We are having great weather. It sure doesn’t feel like January, but I love it! More...

DECEMBER BABY

— Lillian Savanna Hope Collier was born Dec. 8 at Pikeville Medical Center. She is the daughter of Alisha Brown and Justin Collier of Jenkins. More...

‘Fire builders’ kept schools warm

Points East

I’m not absolutely sure what’s causing it, but I suspect that a substantial number of factors have combined to bring on global warming. More...

Obituaries

Pauline Frazier dies in Indiana

Funeral services for Pauline ‘Pod’ Whitaker Frazier, 89, of Dupont, Ind., were held January 12 in Madison, Ind. More...

Services held for Hazel Cook

Funeral services for Hazel Marie Cook, 83, were held January 14 at Lighthouse Community Church at Colson. Burial was in the Cook family cemetery at Colson.  A daughter of the late Henry and Ollie Givens Cook, she was born in Letcher County. More...

Margaret Honeycutt dies at 67

Margaret Elizabeth Honeycutt, 67, died January 10 at her home in Jenkins.  Born in Breathitt County, she was a daughter of Mollie Roberts of Jackson and the late Alfred Lee Roberts and was married to the late Chester Lee Honeycutt. More...

12 died by O.D. in Letcher last year, new report says

Drug overdoses in Letcher County fell by half in 2012 from the year before, but still resulted in 12 deaths, statistics released by the Letcher County Coroner’s Office show. More...

Neon’s water rates going up

Fleming-Neon Water District customers will see their rates go up in 2013. The Fleming-Neon City Council conducted the second reading of an ordinance that raises rates by 10 percent across the board. More...

News

Event set for Martin Luther King Jr. Day

The Cowan Community Action Group will hold a free breakfast and celebration ceremony in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday, January 21, at the Appalshop on Madison Ave. More...

Benham Inn to host mystery

The Benham School House Inn will host the interactive murder mystery dinner show “Till Death Do Us Part” on Friday, Feb. 15. The dinner and show will begin at 6:30 p.m.  More...

Classes to begin Jan. 20

Appalachian Challenge Academy classes will begin January 20. More...

Columns

Clips from The Mountain Eagle’s front pages for the past 70 years

Jan. 14, 1943  More...

The Way We Were

Defending Eastern Ky. in 1923

On January 18, 1923, The Mountain Eagle was six weeks away from its 16th birthday. It had been a decade since the railroad reached into Letcher County and coal mining began in earnest.  More...

Salome's Stars

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) You’re eager to take on that new opportunity opening up as January gives way to February. Now all you need to do is resist quitting too early. Do your best to stay with it.  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

Q&A: Flu shot still available?

Missed getting your flushot last fall? And all those “get vaccinated” ads? A scramble for shots is under way as late-comers seek protection from a miserable flu strain already spreading through much of the country.  More...

Hard smokers need cancer screen

After decades of qualms about lung cancer screening, the American Cancer Society says there now is enough evidence to recommend it, but only for current and former heavy smokers ages 55 to 74 and after a frank talk about risks and benefits.  The More...

Forget new mattress, see doctor instead

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: I have back discomfort upon lying down. It doesn’t matter where I lie or what position I’m in for my back to hurt and often one or both hips. Getting out of bed in the morning is hard and uncomfortable. More...

Entertainment

Valuable vintage cars star in ‘Gangster Squad’

To bring the story of mobster Mickey Cohen’s reign over postwar Los Angeles to life, the director of “Gangster Squad” employed Sean Penn, Josh Brolin, Ryan Gosling and more than 100 irreplaceable vintage American cars.  More...

Brad Meltzer delivers another winning novel

Book review

“The Fifth Assassin” (Grand Central) by Brad Meltzer   More...

Ticket sales are set

The following concerts have been announced and ticket sales begin soon:  LEONARD COHEN; Sat., March 30 at Louisville Palace Theatre in Lousivlle. Ticket sales begin Fri., Jan. 18. 1-502-583-4555, choose No. 1 from menu.  More...