April 24, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Four small meth labs discovered at Burdine

Four methamphetamine labs were found in a wooded area near an apartment complex in Jenkins on Sunday about 50 yards away from where children often play.  “One of the residents was out looking for dryland fish and came across it and notifie More...

Features

Your number is your card

Often times, people decide they need to apply for a new Social Security card because they can’t find their old one. More...

Federal appeals court upholds EPA’s block on mining permit

The U.S. More...

Richie Farmer indicted

A Kentucky basketball icon whose jersey hangs from the rafters of Rupp Arena was accused in a federal indictment this week of misappropriating government funds during his tenure as head of the state Department of Agriculture.  More...

Opinions

Court’s resolution about coal draws response

To the Editor:  Earlier this month, the Letcher County Fiscal Court adopted a resolution that calls on us, the county’s voice in the Kentucky General Assembly, to do whatever we can to remove any possible state tax incentives a power compa More...

Is destruction of ‘Rec center’ their mission?

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Sports

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Josh Proffitt, Sam Sparkman and Steven Patrick are the winners of the Letcher County 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament. More...

Rotary, Chamber of Commerce partner for golf scramble May 8

The Rotary Club of Whitesburg and the Letcher County Chamber of Commerce are partnering for their first golf scramble. More...

Basketball camp set for May 28-30

The eighth annual Lady Cougar Camp of Champions basketball camp will be held at the Letcher County Central High School gymnasium May 28-30. Camp will start at 8:30 a.m. and end at 12:30 p.m. each day. More...

Families & Friends

Hoops star visits

University of Kentucky basketball star Nerlens Noel posed for a photo April 19 with Richard Johnson, a 5thgrader at West Whitesburg Elementary School. Noel, who is expected to be the No. More...

John L. Lewis made a difference in coal miners’ lives

Whitesburg

Hello everyone, hope you are all doing well. It’s been a busy week for me, but a good one.  We didn’t get to have our revival last week because of sickness. Bro. Jimmy Jewel’s sister had a stroke. More...

GRADUATE

— Amy Nicole Blair, daughter of Rich Blair, will graduate May 4 from Indiana University. More...

Obituaries

Roy Kiser succumbs at 81

Roy L. More...

Roscoe Profitt succumbs at 80

Roscoe Profitt, 80, died April 16 at his home in Whitesburg.  A son of the late Conley and Polly Seals Profitt Noles, he was the widower of Sarah Williams Profitt and a brother of the late Eugene Profitt.  More...

Brown rites held

Archie Wesley Brown, 38, died April 18 at his home at Whitaker.  A son of Archie Lee and Bertha Jent Brown of Whitaker, he was a brother of the late Rebecca Brown Cannon.  More...

Breaking News - 4/30/2013 4:18 PM

Letcher County fugitive arrested - Free Access

A Letcher County inmate who escaped earlier this month during work release has been arrested in Kingsport, Tenn. More...

School board plans to discuss budget matters in private

The Letcher County Board of Education has agreed to “put at rest” the idea of cutting employee health insurance and life insurance from next year’s district operating budget.  More...

Jenkins hopes to avoid layoffs

Jenkins Independent Schools Supt. Deborah Watts said cuts in funding are forcing the school district to consider teacher layoffs. More...

News

LCC field still not ready

The Letcher County Central High School softball team may soon get to play on the new softball field located adjacent to the Letcher County Area Technology Center.  “Everything is complete on the softball field except the sod,” said C More...

‘Fish’ hunt a success

The 29 “dryland fish” on the tabletop above were gathered by Robert Dean Smith and Robert Salyer one day over the weekend at Turkey Creek, Linefork. More...

Meeting set

A planning meeting for the Action Against Substance Abuse march will be held Sunday, April 28, at Cornerstone Church in Whitesburg. The meeting will begin at 3 p.m. The march is scheduled for June 2.   More...

Columns

Moments in time

• On May 8, 1884, Harry S Truman is born in Lamar, Mo. Upon President Franklin Roosevelt’s death in 1945, Truman became the 33rd president of the United States. More...

Trumped-up war between the generations being used in fight over entitlements

During the big health care fight, the right told older Americans that Obamacare was grabbing money from their Medicare and giving it to young people. More...

Clips from available Mountain Eagle pages since our founding in 1908

April 25, 1963  The state has issued a work order on construction of Fishpond Lake. More...

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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

Dialysis center coming

A new dialysis center being built at the industrial site in Jenkins could be finished by the end of this year.  The DaVita corporation is relocating the dialysis program from the campus of Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Healthcare (ARH) to the More...

Study links colic, migraines

The distressing nonstop crying in babies with colic is often blamed on tummy trouble, but a new study says the problem could be linked with migraine headaches in at least some infants.  More...

Readers comment on spinal stenosis

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: You have no idea how painful spinal stenosis is. Only oxycodone works. My doctor is afraid that I will become addicted. I am 75. I would rather die an addict than a person in constant pain. More...

Entertainment

Showing set

” The Mormons Next Door” will be presented at the Perry County Library auditorium in Hazard at 7 p.m., April 26, by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Hazard. Everyone is invited.   More...

Pancake breakfast

A pancake breakfast to support scholarships in the Letcher County 4-H Livestock Club will be held April 27 at Wendy’s in Whitesburg. The breakfast will take place from7 to 9 a.m. and tickets are available by calling 633-2362.   More...

Dawson Creek to play at Hemphill

Dawson Creek, a bluegrass band, will perform Friday, April 26, at the Hemphill Community Center from 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Everyone is invited to attend.   More...