March 27, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Features

Craft co-op marks 20 years

In April 1993, a great new idea was brought to Letcher County – the idea to organize a co-op of handcrafters and open a shop where they could promote their skills and sell their crafts. More...

Lawmakers pass industrial hemp bill in Kentucky

Kentucky would be able to quickly license hemp growers if the federal government ever lifts a ban on the crop under a measure approved by the state Legislature on Tuesday.  “We have, in my opinion, put together a strong bill,” said H More...

State’s high court denies parole for 1 of 3 Acker killers

A man serving life in prison misunderstood his guilty plea by thinking that prosecutors agreed he would be released the first time he is up for parole, the Kentucky Supreme Court has ruled.  More...

Opinions

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Is nothing private now?

Two guys are at a conference, looking bored. On stage, there’s been talk about “dongles,” which, if you aren’t aware, are devices you plug in to laptops to get connectivity. Bigger ones are supposedly more powerful. More...

What about 7th Amendment?

Being wronged by a corporation is painful enough, but just try getting your day in court. More...

Sports

New grid coach says team will play hard

One of the most recognizable names in coaching in all of eastern Kentucky has been hired as the new head football coach at Letcher County Central High School.  More...

Drivers gave win to Busch after their tempers flared

Joe Gibbs Racing has enjoyed more than its share of success in NASCAR’s Cup Series over the years, but it also has had to deal with some of the more colorful drivers in the sport. More...

Who picked FGCU in tourney bracket?

All those who had Florida Gulf Coast picked to make your Sweet 16, raise your hands?  Hmmm. More...

Families & Friends

Jenetta Howard has bad fall

Whitesburg

Hello everyone. Hope you are all doing well.  I was sure glad to see Emma Lou Engle’s news back in. I’m so glad she is doing better and also her husband. I know it’s bad when both are sick. I hope they keep improving. More...

Breedings back from Florida

Jeremiah

Toby and Coleen Breeding have been back from Florida for a couple of weeks now. More...

Judy, Astor Fields to mark 41st anniversary

Big Cowan

Hello everyone! Hope all are feeling well. This virus has really been something else .  My son Chad and his family came in for the weekend from Greensburg, Ind. So glad to see them and hated for them to leave. Miss them and love them.  More...

Obituaries

Services held for retired coal miner Joan Johnson

Funeral services for Joan Fleming ‘Memaw’ Johnson, 73, were held March 24 at Hemphill Baptist Church. More...

Edwin Evans, 75, succumbs

Edwin Earl Evans, 75, of Whitesburg, formerly of Millstone, died March 14 at Hazard Appalachian Regional Hospital.  More...

Thomas Jordan succumbs at 54

Thomas Ranson Jordan, 54, of Jenkins, died March 21.  Born in Eden, Okla., he was the son of Mary Lynn Jordan.  He was a former auto mechanic and employee of Red Onion State Prison.  Surviving in addition to his mother are his wife, Va More...

Letcher ‘healthier’ than most other counties in region

Letcher County is the second most-healthy county in southeastern Kentucky, but still ranks behind 100 other Kentucky counties.  A new report of the national county health rankings shows Letcher and several other Kentucky counties have improved i More...

Jenkins board votes to put cameras on school buses

The Jenkins Independent Board of Education voted unanimously at its March meeting to begin placing video cameras inside school buses to monitor students and drivers.  More...

News

WHS class reunion planned

The Whitesburg High School Class of 1968 is planning its 45th class reunion. A cookout will be held on Friday, July 19, at the Whitesburg City Park with a dinner on Saturday, July 20, at Pine Mountain Grill. The cost is $40 per person.  More...

LCCHS speech showcase set March 28

The Letcher County Central High School speech team’s showcase is set for 6:30 p.m. on March 28. The showcase will take place in the LCCHS auditorium.   More...

Medication dropbox now available

Letcher County Sheriff Danny Webb said citizens regularly bring old or unwanted medications to the sheriff ’s department. More...

Columns

The Way We Were

Winning a battle in the War on Poverty

Mabel Kiser’s Millstone Sewing Center changed lives for the better   More...

Salome's Stars

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Rumors of a change in the workplace could make you a mite uneasy about going ahead with implementing your ideas. Best advice: Ignore the talk and proceed as planned.  More...

SPEAKING OF SOAPS

RECAPS – 3/25-29

THE BOLD AND THE BEAU. TIFUL . Katie was less than thrilled by the compromising position in which she found Brooke and Bill. Even with her mind on Rick, Maya agreed to go on a date with a very persistent Carter. 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

Fixing hearts without surgery

Have a heart problem? If it’s fixable, there’s a good chance it can be done without surgery, using tiny tools and devices that are pushed through tubes into blood vessels.  More...

Ky.’s leading cause of death is OD, but poll shows few know that fact

Drug overdoses, driven largely by prescription drug abuse, overtook motor vehicle accidents as the leading cause of unintentional deaths in Kentucky back in 2010 and remain the state’s leading cause of death.  More...

Ease up on the salt

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: My son, 57, salts most every food in his diet. He told me that his doctor said, “Eat all the salt you want.” I looked him in the eye, and it was hard not to believe him. More...

Entertainment

Dennis Cove Band to perform

The Dennis Cove Band will play at Country Cabin II in Norton, Va., on Saturday, March 30. 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...

Concert, dinner April 27

A organ and piano concert and dinner will be held April 27 at Pine Mountain Settlement School. Jim Whaley of Louisville, will prepare the dinner, which will be served at 6 p.m. The cost is $25. Deadline for reservations is April 12. More...

Easter musical drama planned

The First Baptist Church of Whitesburg will present “Once and For All”, an Easter musical drama. The drama will take place at 7 p.m., Saturday, March 30, and 11 a.m., Sunday, March 31.   More...