March 20, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Meeting grows heated after fire officials trade charges

An angry exchange between Henry Cook of the Gordon Fire Department and Gary Rogers of Letcher Fire and Rescue caused a good deal of tension at the March meeting of the Letcher County Fiscal Court. More...

Features

LCC students to present ‘Beauty and the Beast’

The Letcher County Central High School drama class will perform the musical production of “Beauty and the Beast” this week in the LCCHS auditorium.  More...

Hikers here on trail from Alabama to N.Y.

Two hikers recently walked portions of the Pine Mountain Trail as a part of their quest to hike the entire Great Eastern Trail.  More...

Opinions

Living With Guns: Reporter defends 2nd Amendment

Why does America have a constitutional right to keep and bear arms? Exactly what does that mean? Can we reconcile the individual right to own and use guns with the right of Americans to live in safety from gun violence? More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

‘The Dow’ versus ‘The Doug’

“It’s a sign,” exclaims a February Associated Press story — a sign that our economy is “healing.” “It signals that things are getting back to normal,” added a delighted market analyst. More...

Sports

Girls come up just short

To quote the English folkrock duo Chad and Jeremy’s “A Summer Song” from the mid-‘60s, “All good things must end . . More...

Photos

Gary Day of Charlestown Ind., formerly of Cowan, a retired union boilermaker, is pictured with white bass caught in the Cumberland River at Carthage, Tenn., on March 4. More...

Add 2013 to embarrassing UK moments

Those of us who’ve been around a few early-spring seasons know the University of Kentucky basketball’s Big Blue Nation has suffered a lion’s share of embarrassments and humble pie moments. Add 2013 to the list. More...

Families & Friends

Eolia Center has gospel singing

Whitesburg

Hello everyone. Hope you and your families are all doing well.  I can’t believe it’s time to write again. Can anyone tell me where the time has gone? More...

WED

— Archie and Tiffany Hamilton of Craft’s Colly, were married March 2 at Bear Foot Memories Cabin in Gatlinburg, Tenn. More...

The calendar says it is spring

Blair Branch

Spring!! We’ve finally made it, and I am so very happy. I absolutely love spring and fall. But summer and winter I could do without. More...

PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT

— Letcher County Central High School drama students (from left) Hannah Maggard, Ethan Riley and Noah Blair practiced their roles Monday for the play “Beauty and the Beast.” Public p More...

Man says he was hiding car when wife fell to death

Suspect is being allowed to return to work after posting $50,000 bond

A 37-year-old Mayking man charged with wanton endangerment after his wife died of injuries she apparently received after falling off a moving car told neighbors shortly after the wife’s body was found that he was moving the vehicle to a safe lo More...

News

Cantata, sunrise service set

The choir of Emmanuel Baptist Church will present an Easter cantata, “It Is Finished”, at 11 a.m., Easter Sunday, March 31.  The church will also hold a sunrise service at 7 a.m. More...

Rotary scholarship available

The Rotary Club of Whitesburg is now accepting applications for a $1,000 scholarship available to college bound high school seniors and current college students who are residents of Letcher County and working on their first degree. More...

Meeting set at Ovenfork

A meeting will be held at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, March 26, concerning the Cumberland Volunteer Fire Department. More...

Columns

The Way We Were

Washday in the 1940s

Several months ago I read an article that was republished from a 1920’s women’s magazine. More...

Salome's Stars

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Resist a confrontation with that irksome person. The matter will soon blow over anyway. Meanwhile, channel your high Arian energy into areas with more positive potential.  More...

SPEAKING OF SOAPS

RECAPS – 3/18-22

THE BOLD AND THE BEAU. TIFUL . 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

1 in 3 seniors dies with dementia

A staggering 1 in 3 seniors dies with Alzheimer’s disease or other types of dementia, says a new report that highlights the impact the mind-destroying disease is having on the rapidly aging population.  More...

Study: Knee therapy as good surgery

You might not want to rush into knee surgery. Physical therapy can be just as good for a common injury and at far less cost and risk, the most rigorous study to compare these treatments concludes.  More...

GERD and cancer

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: I have had heartburn for many years. I take Prilosec for it, and it works fine.  More...

Entertainment

Dawson Creek to play at Hemphill

Dawson Creek, a bluegrass band, will perform at the Hemphill Community Center from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m., Friday, March 22. Everyone is welcome.   More...

To perform

Mountain Melody will play at Country Cabin II in Norton, Va., on Saturday, March 23. 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. For more information, call (276) 679-3541.   More...

Obituaries

Darlene Weaver succumbs at 55

Darlene Mitchell Weaver, 55 of Fishers, Ind., formerly of Roxana, died March 11.  She was retired from REXNORD Corp. after 35 years.  She and her husband were the coordinators of the Mitchell family reunion for many years.  More...

Arthur Miles dies in Lexington

Arthur Miles, 78, of Waynesburg, died March 16, at the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington.  Born in Letcher County to the late Jonah and Ettie Sturgill Miles, he was the widower of Margaret Bruner Miles and the father of the late More...

Darrell Caudill buried at Cowan

Funeral services for Darrell Caudill, 66, of Cowan, were held March 14 at Everidge Funeral Home in Whitesburg. More...