January 30, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Football coach leaves LCC after only 1 year

A Letcher County Central High School football coach who pledged to build up the program has left after coaching one year.  Paul Rains, 50, resigned as LCC’s head football coach on Monday and was announced as the new coach of Paul Laurence More...

Features

What must happen for coal to rebound

The top official at Norfolk Southern Railroad says at least three things must happen before the demand for U.S. More...

Slump reaches western states

Industry giants Arch, Peabody face problems in Powder River Basin

Hundreds of millions of tons of coal, packed into seams up to 60 feet thick, are still to be had beneath the rock-strewn hillsides speckled with snow that rise up along the remote Montana-Wyoming border.  More...

Georgia Power looking to cut coal use

Georgia Power is looking at ways to reduce its reliance on coal for producing electricity, and hints about its plans could be released this week.  The utility, a division of the Atlanta-based Southern Co., is set to release a 20-year energy plan More...

Columns

The Way We Were

Clips from available Mountain Eagle pages since our founding in 1908   January 28, 1943  More...

New Haymond Theatre opens on Saturday, Feb. 1 …

… said a front-page headline on the January  30, 1947 edition of The Eagle. More...

Salome's Stars

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) It could be risky to push for a project you believe in but others are wary of. Never mind. If you trust your facts, follow your courageous Aries heart and go 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

Big health changes due in 2013

Buying your own health insurance will never be the same.  This coming fall, new insurance markets called exchanges will open in each state, marking the longawaited and much-debated debut of President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul.&nb More...

Stomach bug keeps spreading

A new strain of stomach bug sweeping the globe is taking over in the U.S., health officials say.  Since September, more than 140 outbreaks in the U.S. have been caused by the new Sydney strain of norovirus. More...

Shingles pain lingers after rash is gone

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: Two years ago I had shingles, and I now suffer the aftereffects of it. The sores went away in a month, but the stinging, burning, throbbing pain is still with me. I cannot wear clothing over the affected shoulder. More...

Obituaries

Mrs. Halcomb, 75, succumbs

Funeral services were held Monday for Cora Napier Halcomb, 75, of Linefork, who died January 24 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital after a brief illness.  More...

Services held for Gladys M. Bryant

Gladys M. Bryant, 74, of Green Bay, Wisc., died January 23.  Born in Kentucky to the late Delmon and Nettie Hunt Ratliff, she was the widow of Clyde Bryant.  She was preceded in death by three siblings, George, Vondel and Edith.  More...

Raymond Frazier succumbs at 88

Raymond H. Frazier died January 24 at his home on Cowan. He was 88 years old.  A son of the late Fred and Dora Sumpter Frazier, he was married to the late Nell Miles Frazier.  Funeral services were held January 26 at Letcher Funeral Home. More...

State awards liquor licenses to 2 stores

Almost seven months after Whitesburg residents voted overwhelmingly in late June to expand alcohol sales from restaurant-only, officials with the Kentucky Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control in Frankfort have issued two retail liquor package lic More...

Alert salon workers tip police to actions of man on lam from California

A convicted sex offender who was arrested in Whitesburg last week is expected to appear in court Thursday to declare whether he will fight extradition to California, where he stands convicted of raping a woman by force or fear.  More...

News

Letcher County school board elects new leaders

The two newest members of the Letcher County Board of Education have already been promoted to chairman and vice chairman.  More...

Interested in applying for black lung?

The Respiratory Clinics of Eastern Kentucky will host a coal miner outreach event in the banquet room of the Pine Mountain Grill from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. More...

GED classes

The Eolia Christian Community Outreach, located at Eolia, is investigating providing GED classes with tutoring available. An estimate of the number of people interested in taking these classes is needed. More...

Opinions

Do our senators need new careers?

For a guy who claimed to hate career politicians — and spent much of his 2010 Senate campaign bashing them — Sen. Rand Paul sure acts like one.  More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Hillary teaches by example

So many times during Hillary Clinton’s testimony last week before Congress, I wanted to place one hand on the shoulder of every teenage girl in America, point at the TV screen with the other hand and whisper:  This. More...

Sports

All District Team

Jenkins High School students named to the All District Football Team are (left to right) senior Koty Sexton, junior Josh Puckett, and seniors Charlie Cox and Josh Collins. More...

LCCHS wrestling team medaled

The Letcher County Central High School wrestling team participated in the Payless Duals at St. Paul, Va., on Saturday, Jan. 19.  Ten schools participated in the event from Virginia and Kentucky high schools. More...

Girls continue roll

The Letcher County Central Lady Cougars have won six of their last seven games against top-flight competition.  More...

Families & Friends

Fieldses have new grandbaby

Big Cowan

Hello folks. Hope everyone is surviving the cold weather and the ice. Sure has been a mess and so sorry for the ones that have to be out in the cold.  More...

Honor students recognized by HCTC

Charles Carter Shuffler of Hallie and Karen Ashley Stidham of Whitesburg were named to the President’s List at Hazard Community and Technical College for the fall semester. More...

BIRTHDAY

— Seth Douglas Burke will turn 8 years old on Jan. 31. He is the son of Doug and Debbie Burke of Isom. His grandparents are the Rev. More...