January 23, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Police confiscate $13,000 in drug raid at Kona home

Police have confiscated more than $13,000 in cash and 475 pills from a Kona residence.  “When we made entry into the residence, a drug deal was actually in progress,” Letcher County Sheriff ’s Lt. More...

Features

‘A victory for all of us’

Representing Kentucky, the Letcher County Central High School Marching Band and the Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (JROTC) Cadets marched down Pennsylvania Avenue in the 57th Presidential Inauguration Parade on Monday evening.  More...

The Home Place

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Social Security helps people with HIV/AIDS

If you have HIV/AIDS and cannot work, you may qualify for disability benefits from Social Security. Your medical condition must be serious enough to prevent you from working for at least 12 months or expected to result in death.  More...

Columns

The Way We Were

Clips from The Mountain Eagle’s front pages for the past 50 years

Jan. 24, 1963  Letcher County residents received more than a million dollars in free food during the past two years, reported Ernest Adams, who is supervisor of commodities distribution for the county. More...

Salome's Stars

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) You might feel bolder as each new success falls into place. But caution is still advised through the end of the week. Until then, a step-by-step approach is best.  More...

SPEAKING OF SOAPS

RECAPS – 1/21-25  More...

Speak Your Piece

Speak Your Piece

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

I love the way the University of Kentucky Wildcats ran up the score on Auburn. More...

Health

‘Pacemaker’ to zap Alzheimer’s?

It has the makings of a science fiction movie: Zap someone’s brain with mild jolts of electricity to try to stave off the creeping memory loss of Alzheimer’s disease.  And it’s not easy. More...

Flu is taking a toll on the elderly

The number of older people hospitalized with the flu has risen sharply, prompting federal officials to take unusual steps to make more flu medicines available and to urge wider use of them as soon as symptoms appear.  More...

Soaking night sweats

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: This year I retired, at age 66. Since retirement I’ve been tormented with drenching sweats nightly. I mention the retirement because it’s the only thing in my life that has changed. Could there be a connection? More...

Obituaries

Services held for Sue Carol Sparks

Sue Carol Sparks, 74, died January 12 at her home at Cromona.  Born in Letcher County to the late Jasper and Ora Bryant Campbell, she was the widow of Bobby Gene Sparks.  She was a sister of the late Norma Wright and Richard Lynn Campbell.& More...

Larry Wayne Thomas dies at 63

Larry Wayne Thomas, 63, died January 12 at his home at Whitco.  He was a son of the late Chester and Allie Toler Thomas.  More...

Services held for George Isaacs

Funeral services for George Mikel Isaacs, 56, of Deane, were held January 21 at Everidge Funeral Home in Whitesburg. More...

Couple doesn’t want cemetery relocated over 22 miles away

A Letcher County couple is calling on the county’s governing body to help them stop the proposed move of a cemetery at Carcassonne to Green Acres Cemetery at Ermine, more than 22 miles away.  More...

Thieves targeting power lines

Copper thieves are now cutting power lines in Letcher County and police and power company officials say it creates a life-threatening danger.  Letcher County Sheriff Danny Webb said thieves have been stealing neutral conductor and ground wires i More...

News

Scholarship being offered

A scholarship will be available again this year from the Amburgey Family Association. More...

Reunion set

The annual reunion of Sergent Grade School will be held the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend, May 25, at the VFW Post at Pine Mountain Junction. For more information, call Arius Holbrook Jr. More...

Taylyn Combs to play Feb. 1

Taylyn Combs and band Sunrise Ridge will appear Friday, February 1, at Jenkins Masonic Lodge Hall, starting a Country Music Highway concert series, “23 Jamboree”, sponsored by the nonprofit Little Shepherd Outdoor Drama.  Doors open More...

Opinions

Who’s behind ‘Fix the Debt’?

Look out, the “fixers” are coming.  More...

Political Cartoon

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What do next 4 years hold?

Barack Hussein Obama’s task is not to manufacture a legacy but to leave his successors a nation that is more tranquil because it finally resolved arguments that roiled it for decades.   More...

Sports

LCC to face Knott

With victories last week over Breathitt County and Louisville Moore, the 15-5 Cougars will be at home for the next week. LCC hosts 11-3 Knott County Central Friday night with the top spot in the 53rd District standings on the line. More...

The good stuff and the not-so-good

Final scores have never intrigued me. The element that stays on after scoreboards are turned off is the “time spread.”   More...

Gabby’s fishing fever

Tube baits move faster than jigs

There are only a few baits that you can fish year-round in any type of water conditions and any color of water and at any depth and water temperature. One of these is the tube bait.  More...

Families & Friends

Doyle Day celebrates birthday

Whitesburg

Hello everyone, hope you are all doing well.  I hope none of you have the flu. They say it’s real bad this year, and the schools have been closed in some places. I try to stay in as much as I can.  More...

Pageant applicants sought

The annual Miss Southeast Pageant will be held Saturday, Feb. 9, beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the Edsel Godbey Appalachian Center on the Cumberland campus of Southeast Kentucky Community andTechnical College.  More...

Yontses visit from Anchorage, Alaska

Cowan

Lt. Wesley Yonts and wife Mollie have been visiting with family and friends at Morehead and in Georgia, and his grandparents Duane and Anna Yonts on Cowan.  Wesley is stationed in Anchorage, Ala. More...