March 6, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Features

Keeping cool this summer will cost $$ for some

Three Letcher County air-conditioning and heating contractors are concerned that the escalating cost of Freon R-22 will place a hardship on residents whose air conditioning units need a replenishing of the gas refrigerant.  More...

Water restored for most Neon customers who were without

Water has been restored for Fleming-Neon Water Company customers living in Goose Creek, but about 15 to 25 households located in higher elevations in Neon are still having water problems, said water supervisor Chris Banks.  “We’re sl More...

Heroin deaths feared in Lexington

The coroner in Fayette County says there could be a bad batch of heroin in the area after three confirmed overdose deaths from the drug since Jan. 1.  More...

Columns

The Way We Were

The story of Col. Whitaker, war hero and commander

When the March 4, 1943 edition of The Mountain Eagle hit the streets, many Letcher Countians began learning for the first time about the outstanding military career of then-U.S. Army Air Forces Maj. More...

Salome's Stars

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) With your practical side dominant this week, it’s a good time to reassess your finances to see what expenses you can cut. Aspects also favor mending fraying relationships.  More...

SPEAKING OF SOAPS

RECAPS – 3/4 – 3/8

THE BOLD AND THE BEAU. TIFUL . Following a memorable evening together, Eric made an impromptu and sincere proposition to Taylor. Steffy and Thomas worried about Taylor after she failed to come home the night before. 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

Baby with HIV only 2nd cured

A baby born with the virus that causes AIDS appears to have been cured, scientists announced this week, describing the case of a child from Mississippi who’s now 2-1/2 and has been off medication for about a year with no signs of infection.&nbs More...

Study: Morning sickness drug is safe

There’s reassuring news for pregnant women miserable with morning sickness: A very large study in Denmark finds no evidence that using a popular anti-nausea drug will harm their babies.  More...

State officials try to fight infant mortality problem

Health care professionals and government officials from across the state are trying to address the large number of Kentucky babies that die in their first year of life.  More...

Families & Friends

Hubert Howard has hip surgery

Whitesburg

Hello everyone. Hope you are all doing well.  We had snow on Saturday morning, and I was worried about getting out to turn my news in. More...

ENGAGED

— Lisa Halcomb of Isom, and Tim Halcomb of Pound, Va., announce the engagement of their daughter, Victoria Halcomb, to Michael Watts, the son of Mike and Donna Watts of Roxana. More...

Maggards celebrate wedding anniversary

Big Cowan

Well folks, looks like Old Man Winter is not done with us yet. I woke up to a beautiful snow on Saturday morning. I’m just glad I didn’t have to go out.  My husband and son went out to have brakes put on the truck. More...

Obituaries

Services held for Barry Sturgill

Barry Lynn Sturgill, 55, died February 25 at his home at Craft’s Colly.  Born in Whitesburg, he was a son of Print Ivan and Joyce Spangler Sturgill of Craft’s Colly.  He enjoyed riding motorcycles, and was a member of the Knott More...

Emilie Halcomb buried at Linefork

Three-year-old Emilie Vinzwaila Halcomb died February 28 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital.  Born in Whitesburg, she was the daughter of Willie and Vanessa Collier Halcomb of Linefork, and a niece of the late Clay Collier .  More...

Ruth Bryant dies in Ohio

Funeral services for Ruth Carol Bryant, 72, of Fostoria, Ohio, were held March 5. Burial was in the Kansas Cemetery in Kansas, Ohio.  Born in Charleston, W.Va., she was a daughter of the late Little Clark and Maude Pritchard Snell. More...

Alpha says it’s not a part of any plan to hire 800 miners

Alpha Natural Resources is not “in any discussions or negotiations” to reopen any of its closed mines in eastern Kentucky or southwest Virginia, a company spokesman says.  More...

Jenkins pool opening set

People in Jenkins will be able to swim in the city’s new pool this summer if everything continues to go as planned.  Mayor G.C. Kincer told the Jenkins   More...

California authorities drive fugitive back west

A convicted sex offender who was arrested in Whitesburg in January has been extradited to California, where he is wanted on two felony charges.  More...

News

Film festival coming to Whitesburg

On Wednesday, March 6, the Rural Route Film Festival will come to the Appalshop Theater with a program of short films from around the world. More...

Recycled ‘owl’ contest set

The Letcher County 4-H Program will host a contest in which students will make owls out of recycled materials in conjunction with Letcher County’s Interactive Arts Festival for grades kindergarten through 12. More...

Children’s books sought

Throughout the month of March, donations of new or gently used children’s book will be taken for a children’s book drive. More...

Opinions

Fighting greed

Remember the 1950s horror movie “The Bad Seed”? Any remake should cast Monsanto in the title role, because whenever something scary is being done to our food, you can usually find Monsanto lurking in the shadows.   More...

Political Cartoon

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Is the sequester that awful?

The sequester may be “dumb,” as the president says, but one thing it is, is interesting. Especially the politics.  First off, it slashes defense spending, which Democrats want and most Republicans don’t. More...

Sports

Girls win 14th Regional championship

Vannah Breeding hit a three-point shot with only 13 seconds remaining Tuesday night to give the Letcher County Central Lady Cougars a come-from-behind 41-40 win over Perry County Central for the cham More...

LCC going to state!

The Letcher County Central Lady Cougars took an early 2-0 lead in Tuesday night’s 14th Regional final, then never led the game again until 13 seconds were left and Vannah Breeding nailed a three-pointer under pressure to give the Lady Cougars a More...

Vegas offers another first

During the warm-up laps at Phoenix on Sunday, FOX announcer Darrell Waltrip referred to Carl Edwards as “five-time.” The reference was a little play on the term that is often used when referring to five-time Sprint Cup champion Jimmie Joh More...

Entertainment

Big weekend of music awaits Letcher County

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The Who still rock

It had been 30 years since The Who had performed in the Bluegrass State during their “farewell” tour in 1982, but on February 16 the British rock legends brought their “Quadrophenia and More” tour to Louisville’s Yum! More...

Easter egg hunt March 30

Pine Mountain Settlement School will host its annual Easter egg hunt on Saturday, March 30. The group will meet in the school library and the hunt will begin at 1 p.m. More...