March 13, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Neon officials say town’s post office is a dirty ‘disgrace’

Fleming-Neon city officials say that if conditions do not improve at the town’s post office — which they labeled a “disgrace” — they will file a complaint with U.S. Rep. Harold “Hal” Rogers and the U.S. More...

Jurors accuse 22 here

The Letcher Grand Jury has indicted a convicted sex offender it says did not register when he moved to Kentucky in November.  James Edward Guinn, 26, 63 Tennessee Avenue, Whitesburg, is charged with failure to comply with sex offender registrati More...

Features

Cowan dance team returns to Atlanta to cheer for the Hawks

On March 7, the Cowan Elementary School Dance Team traveled to Atlanta to perform at the NBA game which was played March 9. More...

Top Letcher speller finishes 4th among top 65 contestants

Brooke Saurer, a 12-yearold from Partridge, placed fourth in the Kentucky Derby Festival spelling bee at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium in Louisville on March 9.  For placing fourth out of 65 students in the state spelling bee, Saurer, a sev More...

Served with a Navajo code talker

During the early months of World War II, the Japanese intelligence experts broke every code the U.S. forces devised. More...

Columns

The Way We Were

Clips from available Mountain Eagle pages since our founding in 1908

March 13, 1913  More...

Salome's Stars

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Congratulations, Lamb. This is the week to finish your project and then bask in your well-earned approval. (And if you like, you also can say “bah” to all those detractors.)  More...

SPEAKING OF SOAPS

RECAPS – 3/11-15

THE BOLD AND THE BEAU. TIFUL . Eric and Taylor feared Pam might do something outrageous because of her jealousy about their relationship. 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

Mummies had clogged arteries

Even without modernday temptations like fast food or cigarettes, people had clogged arteries some 4,000 years ago, according to the biggest-ever study of mummies searching for the condition.  More...

Heart-lung machines safe for elderly

One of the scariest parts of bypass surgery — having your heart stopped and going on a heart-lung machine while doctors fix your clogged arteries — is safe even in the elderly and doesn’t cause mental decline as many people have fea More...

Sciatica and pain

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: I have had sciatica for two and a half months. Even though I am better than at I was first, I am taking forever to fully recover. More...

Entertainment

Three days of music …

The City of Whitesburg was crowded on March 7, 8 and 9 with music fans attending three sold-out shows on Main Street. Above, St. More...

The Home Place

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Getting beyond green beer on St. Pat’s Day

Can we all just agree that unless you’re a frat boy (or girl), green beer belongs nowhere near your lips on St. Patrick’s Day? More...

Breaking News - 3/19/2013 3:53 PM

Suspect in wife's death being released on bond - Free Access

A 37-year-old Mayking man who was being held in connection with the March 14 death of his wife is being released on a “$50,000 full cash” bond after charges against him were referred to the Letcher County Grand Jury. More...

Breaking News - 3/14/2013 11:44 AM

Mayking woman found dead; husband faces charge - Free Access

A 35-year-old Mayking woman was found dead near Cram Creek Road early Thursday morning and her husband has been arrested and charged with first-degree wanton endangerment.The woman, who was found around 3 a.m. More...

Rescue of students may bring new rules for trail

After what had become an annual college tradition nearly became a disaster, local rescuers and a Kentucky Nature Preserve official are looking at ways to decrease the probability of hikers getting lost on Pine Mountain — and for ways to improve More...

News

Woman killed, another rescued in twin wrecks on icy Whitesburg road

Police say two wrecks — one involving a fatality — occurred on ice-covered bridges on the Whitesburg bypass within a 20-minute period.  Authorities say Felicia Ann Ramsey, 43, was traveling north on U.S. More...

City of Whitesburg sets spring cleanup

Whitesburg Mayor James W. Craft has proclaimed April as Spring Cleanup Month in the City of Whitesburg.  More...

Squirrels are looking for food

I think this March weather has been carried over from February.  The daffodils are blooming already, but I have seen them get covered with snow, too. More...

Opinions

Paul was right to question use of ‘drone law’

I’m not your usual Rand Paul fan. More...

Political Cartoon

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Is partisan ice breaking?

Just when our politics seemed destined to freeze into a braindead brand of partisanship, party lines started cracking up.   More...

Sports

Florida is pick in wide-open SEC tourney

Almost every team in the Southeastern Conference has at least some hope of taking home the tournament championship after a wild season in this league.  Florida. Tennessee. Kentucky. Mississippi. Alabama. More...

LCC game on the air

The Houchens Industries/ KHSAA Girls’ Sweet Sixteen State Basketball Tournament returns to E.A. More...

Cats win SEC awards

Kentucky’s Nerlens Noel has been honored with several Southeastern Conference awards.  The 6-foot-10 forward was named the SEC’s freshman and defensive player of the year, along with being named to the allconference first team and al More...

Families & Friends

Caleb Hatton preaches at revival

Whitesburg

Hello everyone, hope you are doing well.  How about all this pretty weather we are getting after the snow? I love it!  We had a lot of people dying last week including Barry Lynn Sturgill and Emilie Halcomb. More...

Remembering Mom’s big rock lettuce bed and setting it on fire

Points East

My favorite late winter/ early spring ritual, when I was growing up there in the head of Blair Branch was burning Mom’s big rock lettuce bed.   More...

ONE YEAR OLD

— Lillian Dalina Holbook celebrated her first birthday on Feb. 27 with a Princess party with family. She is the daughter of French and Dawn Holbrook of McRoberts. More...

Obituaries

Gracie Caudill buried at Blackey

Gracie Mae Caudill, 97, died March 8 at her home in Blackey.  More...

Minnie Mae Craft dies at 93

Funeral services for Minnie Mae Craft, 93, were held March 9 at Letcher Funeral Home in Whitesburg. Burial was in Haven of Rest Cemetery at Mayking.  More...

Services held for Hazel Adams

Hazel Adams, 93, died March 8 at Letcher Manor Nursing Home in Whitesburg.  A daughter of the late George M. and Sally Banks Adams, she was a sister of the late George M. More...