April 10, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Features

Retire on your own terms

Most Americans are aware that they need to save for retirement. It is a topic that is easy to brush aside to a later date because although the subject is important, it may not seem urgent. More...

Howard can keep his job, court says

A panel of federal judges ruled last week that a Letcher County miner who was fired two years ago after alleging unsafe conditions at his mine deserves to keep his job.  More...

Turkey talk is subject of suit

Build a better turkey call and the birds — as well as competitors — will flock to your door.  More...

Columns

The Way We Were

Cook was among 4 here who came back ‘Battle of Bataan’

It was a Saturday night in April and members of a Whitesburg High School organization known as the Girl Reserves were busy with a banquet they sponsored yearly to honor the school’s football and basketball players. More...

Salome's Stars

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) You easily handle your tasks this week, thanks to those high energy levels that never seem to run down. But pace yourself, Lamb, for the demanding week ahead.  More...

SPEAKING OF SOAPS

RECAPS – 4/8-12

THE BOLD AND THE BEAU. TIFUL . Brooke and Bill learned that there was collateral damage that immediately followed their fallout with Katie. Maya was excited about her movie role offer and hoped it would be her big break. 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

The dangers of ‘alarm fatigue’

Constantly beeping alarms from devices that monitor the vital signs of the critically ill have “desensitized” hospital workers who sometimes ignore the noise, leading to at least two dozen deaths a year on average, a hospital accrediting More...

Kids with lead poisoning up

More than half a million U.S. More...

Clarification

In a recent story about Medicare purchases of power wheelchairs and scooters, The Associated Press reported that government inspectors say up to 80 percent of the scooters and power wheelchairs Medicare buys go to people who don’t meet requirem More...

Entertainment

Spoon River Anthology to be presented

A readers’ theater production of Spoon River Anthology is coming to the stage of the Edsel Godbey Appalachian Center at Cumberland.  Written by Edgar Lee Masters, it will be presented at the theater located on the campus of Southeast Kentu More...

Square dance

The Carcassonne square dance will be held Saturday, April 13, at the Carcassonne Community Center. The doors will open at 6 p.m. and the dance will take place from 7 to 9 p.m. More...

Bike nite set

Whitesburg Bike Nite will take place Saturday, April 13, in downtown Whitesburg. Main street will be blocked off for motorcycle parking only from 5 to 10 p.m.   More...

Obituaries

Rites held for Glendora Cornett

Glendora E. More...

Carlos Brown dies at 76

Carlos W. Brown, 76, of Cumberland, died April 2 at Tri Cities Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.  Born at Isaac’s Creek to the late Carlos Sr. More...

Services are held for Kelly Jo Crase

Kelly Jo Hall Crase, 33, died April 6 at her home at Ermine.  She was a daughter of Eddie Ray Hall of Little Cowan and Sharla Jo Craft of Thornton.  Surviving in addition to her parents are two sons, Luke Crase and Zach Crase, and a sister, More...

Eight will vie for supt.’s job

Names are being withheld

Eight people have applied for the position of superintendent of Letcher County Public Schools.  More...

Alpha CEO made $6.2 million

Alpha Natural Resources Inc. CEO Kevin Crutchfield received a pay package valued at about $6.2 million in 2012, down 8 percent from the previous year, according to an Associated Press analysis of a regulatory filing.  More...

Pay for coaches is not as high as some think

Since Mike Holcomb was recently named the new head football coach at Letcher County Central High School, some have speculated that he scored a six-figure salary. That is not so.  More...

News

Grant applications sought

The Center for Rural Development and Brushy Fork Institute are accepting grant proposals from Letcher County through April 22 for Appalachian Rural Development Philanthropy Initiative (ARDPI) mini-grants to fund philanthropic capacity-building activi More...

Child abuse prevention walk planned

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month. A child abuse awareness/prevention walk will take place from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., Thursday, April 11. The walk will begin at Whitesburg City Hall and continue to the Letcher County Courthouse.   More...

Letcher Co. police beat

Monday, April 1  More...

Opinions

Public has right to know truths

In a hearing earlier this week, the judge presiding over the trial in Colorado of accused mass murderer James Holmes deferred deciding whether Fox News reporter Jana Winter should be forced into the “Hobson’s choice” of revealing he More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Where are cops when they’re needed on Wall Street beat?

Wall Street bankers gone wild! Let’s tally some of their crimes:  JPMorgan Chase engaged in massive, systematic fraud to foreclose without cause or due process on innocent homeowners, tossing thousands of families into the streets.  More...

Sports

Lady Cavs back on roll as tournament begins

The Jenkins Lady Cavaliers improved their record to 10-3 Monday after defeating East Ridge High School, 5-4.  The Lady Cavs began play in the 14th Region All ‘A’ Classic against Hazard on Tuesday.  More...

Johnson was at his best while dominating field

Like most tracks that make up the Sprint Cup Series, Martinsville is a track where you want to sit on the pole, pick the number one pit stall and lead the most laps. More...

Ky. rolling over ‘Tobacco Road’

Congratulations to Coach Rick Pitino and the Louisville Cardinals — and to Vinny Tatum — this week for bringing the big trophy back to the Bluegrass for the second year in a row.  Yes, Vinny Tatum. More...

Families & Friends

Elsie Banks marks 98th birthday

Cowan

March 28, Elsie Banks celebrated her 98th birthday at the Pine Mountain Grill. Elsie is still celebrating life. She says she is blessed; she eats well, sleeps well, has no pain and takes no medicine. More...

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Three students at the Letcher County Area Technology Center participated in the State Skills/USA competition on April 2. More...

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The Interact Club of Jenkins Independent School celebrated Dr. Seuss’s birthday by participating in the Read Across American program. The officers of the club read Dr. More...