May 29, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

‘Horse playing’ in truck brings grand jury action

“Horse playing” with his pickup truck has resulted in a 45-year-old Neon man being indicted on one count of assault and five counts of wanton endangerment.  William Andrew Webb, of 149 Highland Branch, Neon, is charged by the Letcher More...

Features

More babies born to addicted moms

Health officials, health care workers and drug control professionals are talking about the problems surrounding Kentucky babies who are born addicted to drugs.  The Courier-Journal of Louisville reports that hospitalizations for addicted newborn More...

In nation’s top coal state, natural gas will fuel newest power plant

The next major power plant to be built in the nation’s top coalmining state will be fueled by natural gas.  Black Hills Corp. More...

3 states file suit to fight to EPA’s emissions rules

West Virginia’s governor and attorney general are joining two other states that are seeking to challenge federal environmental rules on greenhouse gas emissions.  More...

Columns

The Way We Were

Ads heat up as liquor vote nears Letcher County Bookmobile now operating More...

Salome's Starts

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Cheer up, Lamb. Your emotional impasse will lift once you allow your highly tuned sense of justice to guide you on what to do about an associate’s questionable behavior.  More...

SPEAKING OF SOAPS

RECAPS – 5/27-5/31

ALL MY CHILDREN — Evelyn and Opal got into a fight when Evelyn warned Opal that Pete was out to deflower her dear Celia. More...

Families & Friends

Broken arm got in way of perfection

On the first day of school a handful of children cry and say that they want to go home. This is expected.  What’s not expected is for a student to have missed only one day of school during 13 years. More...

GRADUATE

Hannah Rose Harris, daughter of Mike and Laura Harris of Lexington, was graduated May 24 from Paul Laurence Dunbar High School. She will attend Lindsey Wilson College in Columbia in the fall. More...

Isom, Darlene Fields to mark 50th anniversary

Big Cowan

Hello everyone! Hoping all had a good and safe Memorial Weekend.  I got mixed up and thought it was next weekend. Oh well, memory goes with age.  Lots of reunions going on. Talked to Roy Wayne Fields Jr. More...

Entertainment

To perform

Bluegrass Circle will play at Country Cabin II in Norton, Va., on Saturday, June 1. 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...

Onions offered

The Mountain Shrine Club is selling Vidalia onions for a fundraiser. A 10-pound bag costs $10. To order or for more information, call Mick Polly at 633-7339 or (502) 321-4308.   More...

Golf scramble will benefit softball team

The Letcher County Central High School girls’ softball team will host a golf scramble June 2 at Raven Rock Golf Course starting at 1 p.m. There will be a hole-in-one contest to win a 2013 Chrysler 200, sponsored by Tim Short Chrysler. More...

Board advised to look at cuts

The Letcher County Board of Education is being urged to consider making drastic reductions to future budgets.  “Definitely this time next year you are going to have to really look at reducing some expenditures to keep the district in the b More...

Worker held after iPods, Xboxes stolen

A McRoberts man has confessed to stealing more than $8,000 worth of merchandise including 20 iPads and 20 Xbox game consoles from the Whitesburg Walmart while he was a sales associate at the store.  More...

News

Prayer march planned June 2

A prayer march and gathering of Action Against Substance Abuse will be held Sunday, June 2. Registration will begin at 1:30 p.m. in Mountain Heritage Village in Whitesburg. The march will start at 3:45 p.m. More...

Auction set

The Linefork/Kingdom Come Community Center will hold an auction on the first and third Saturday of each month at 8 p.m. Concessions will be sold and all proceeds will benefit the community center.   More...

Nearly half of JHS grads will get scholarship help

The Jenkins Independent Schools Board of Education heard good news at its May meeting about the end of the school year and some strange news as well.  More...

Opinions

Political Cartoon

Full Story

‘Flimflam’ would take overtime pay

My state of Texas seems to have an inordinate share of nincompoops in public office. But it’s only fair that officeholders from other place be considered before deciding which state is the nincompoopiest of all.   More...

She thanked God …

It was a flash of joy against a relentless backdrop of despair. 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

Pikeville docs can call on Mayo

Physicians at Pikeville Medical Center can now call upon some of the world’s best medical minds if they find themselves needing a second opinion when it comes to diagnosing and treating serious illnesses in southeastern Kentucky.  More...

Teen births fall in most states

Birth rates still high for white teens in Kentucky

The nation’s record-low teen birth rate stems from robust declines in nearly every state, but most dramatically in several Mountain States and among Hispanics, according to a new government report.  More...

Pleural effusion is fluid around lungs

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: I had a little trouble breathing, so I saw my doctor, who ordered a chest X-ray. It showed fluid on the right lung. The doctor said he would have to do more tests to find out why the fluid appeared. More...

Obituaries

Mildred Collins, 84, succumbs

Mildred Doris Meece Collins, 84, of Tompkinsville, died May 25 at The Medical Center in Bowling Green.  Born in Somerset to the late Dorthy Gordy and George Meece, she was the widow of Homer Collins and a sister of the late Jo Ann Meece.  S More...

Rites held in Indiana for Elizabeth Harper

Elizabeth Ann “ Liz” Harper, 74, of Columbus, Indiana, died May 22.  Born at Cowan to the late James Harris and Dora Blair Wyatt, she was the was the widow of Bill Fairchild, Fulton Combs, Bond Leonard, Robert Young and Roy Harper.&n More...

Joel Cress succumbs at 67

Joel Cress, 67, died May 23 at his home in Pound, Va.  A son of the late Floyd and Nora Hendrix Cress, he was the widower of Mildred Ann Roberts Cress, a brother of the late Eva Johnson, and stepfather of the late Teresa Treadway.  He was a More...