February 6, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Indictments charge seven

Seven people are named in nine indictments returned recently by the Letcher Grand Jury, including a man charged with injuring four people while driving under the influence.  More...

Features

Beshear: Casino amendment questionable

Disagreement within the horse racing industry has made it questionable whether the Legislature can pass a constitutional amendment on casinos this year, Gov. More...

Lawmakers want rules for local taxing districts

More than 1,200 local taxing districts that have operated largely without oversight would be watchdogged under a proposal that House Speaker Greg Stumbo intends to personally usher through the Legislature.  The Prestonsburg Democrat filed a meas More...

Coalfields Expressway criticized

The Coalfields Expressway is an unnecessary highway being built solely to benefit the coal industry, the Sierra Club charges in a report declaring it one of the nation’s 50 worst transportation projects.  More...

Columns

Moments and Memories of WHS

1945  Hallowe’en Carnival Tops All Previous Carnivals   ”Nothing is too good for the school and our boys and girls,” the citizens of Whitesburg must have thought last week when they contributed $973.79 for candidates for K More...

The Way We Were

Clips from available Mountain Eagle pages since our founding in 1908

February 1, 1923  Friday evening near Ice an L&N Railroad motorcar on which were Supervisor Sudduth, Pat Logan and another man, was wrecked. Sudduth was probably fatally injured and the others seriously hurt. More...

Salome's Stars

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Stop being the wool-gathering Lamb, and start turning that dream project into reality. You have the ideas, the drive and the charisma to persuade others to follow your lead. So do it.  More...

Speak Your Piece

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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. More...

Health

Greens top food poison source

A big government study has fingered leafy greens like lettuce and spinach as the leading source of food poisoning, a perhaps uncomfortable conclusion for health officials who want us to eat our vegetables.  More...

True or false? Sex burns up calories

Fact or fiction? Sex burns a lot of calories. More...

Herpes outbreaks lessen over time

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: Please, give me all the information possible about herpes. I am a carrier. — D.N.  More...

Entertainment

To perform

Will Caudill & Route 7 will play at Country Cabin II in Norton, Va., on Saturday, Feb. 9. The show will take place from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Admission is $5 for adults and $1 for children 2 to 11 years old.  More...

The Home Place

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Beauty pageant planned

The Miss Southeast Scholarship Pageant is scheduled for Saturday, Feb. More...

Breaking News - 2/11/2013 10:03 PM

Supt. Craft to leave office - Free Access

Letcher Schools Superintendent Anna Craft has announced her retirement effective June 30. More...

Jenkins mayor says he’s not leaving job

Jenkins Mayor G.C. Kincer told the city council at its February meeting that “rumors of my demise have been greatly exaggerated” and said he is not going to resign as mayor. More...

Television crew told to leave cemetery area

Two coal company officials on Monday ordered a WYMT-TV news crew to leave property near a cemetery at Carcassonne that became a center of controversy after the January 21 meeting of the Letcher Fiscal Court.  More...

News

Dollar Store latest to get beer license

The Dollar General Store in West Whitesburg was issued a retail beer license on Tuesday, making it the seventh business in the city to be given permission to sell malt beverages.  More...

Four sentenced after guilty pleas

Four people were sentenced recently after entering guilty pleas in Letcher Circuit Court.  • Dustin Yeary, 28, 1521 Pine Creek Road, Mayking, was sentenced by Letcher Circuit Judge Sam Wright to five years imprisonment after Yeary entered g More...

Lack of money led to death

What is a human life worth? Apparently not very much.  I had three boys and one girl, but now I am minus a son who always had compassion for other humans. More...

Opinions

Rep. Rogers must use his position to help our jobless

Editorial

Could our own United States representative, Harold “Hal” Rogers, be completely clueless about the coal business and the hardships facing the region’s hundreds of out-of-work miners or was he just having a bad day?  More...

Political Cartoon

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Why I am just like you are

Recently, a reader wanted to know whether I was aware that Creators Syndicate, which distributes my column, identifies me as a “liberal” on its website.  Is this really the first thing you want readers to know about you? More...

Sports

Top teams await boys

The Letcher County Central Cougars will finish their regular season against some top-flight competition. LCC travels to highly regarded Breathitt County February 7, then hosts Hazard on Friday. More...

Girls capture top seed for tourney

The Letcher County Central Lady Cougars (19-5) are the topranked team in the 14th Region heading into the final week of the regular season.  The Lady Cougars, who are now assured of the top seed in district tournament play, visit Jenkins on Frid More...

Daytona changes coming

If you are a Sprint Cup fan there is nothing like walking into Daytona International Speedway for the running of the season-opening Daytona 500. More...

Families & Friends

Four sign scholarships

Letcher County Central High School volleyball players Katlyn Jent, Whitney Kincaid, Lakyn Mullins and Ashley Sexton recently signed letters of intent to play volleyball at Alice Lloyd College. More...

Abby Enfusse is Governor’s Cup winner

Whitesburg

Hello everyone. Hope you are all doing well and keeping warm. I woke up this morning to see about two inches snow. It was pretty but I could wait for it, I wasn’t in any hurry for it. More...

Head Start students

Shirley B. Sexton is pictured with some of the Jenkins Head Start students to whom she gave toboggans and gloves. More...

Obituaries

Services held for Edith Majority

Edith Majority, 86, died January 27 at her home in Knoxville, Tenn.  Born at Typo, she was a daughter of the late A.P. and Effie Williams and was married to the late James Majority. More...

Mattie Sizemore, 76, succumbs

Funeral services for Mattie Sizemore, 76, of Whitesburg, will be held at 1 p.m., February 7, at Letcher Funeral Home. More...

James Jackson dies at 52

James Lee Jackson, 52, died February 2 in Pikeville.  A son of the late James Lee Jackson and Barbara Brigham Harris, he was a brother of the late Janice Tackett, Sherry Tackett and Loretta Jackson.  He was a U.S. More...