June 5, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Man dies in bike-ATV mishap

Funeral services will be held Wednesday (today) for a Thornton man who died in an unusual motorcycle accident on Saturday evening.  More...

Features

Janie Frazier has helped Letcher Co. residents with Social Security for 40 yrs.

Janie Frazier is retiring after working at the Social Security Office in Hazard for the last 40 years.  “I really enjoyed being a public servant,” said Frazier. More...

Miners’ protest against Patriot bankruptcy reaches Ky.

Hundreds of coal miners rallied in western Kentucky Tuesday to protest planned cuts to union wages and benefits by Patriot Coal Corp. More...

Fleming-Neon faces reductions in money

The Fleming-Neon City Council will have to work with less as it crafts the city’s Fiscal Year 2013-2014 budget.  More...

Sports

Lady Cavs get most hits, but can’t score

The Jenkins Lady Cavalier outhit Estill County, four to two, but couldn’t turn the hit into runs as the Lady Engineers outlasted the Lady Cavs, 2-0, in the championship game of the 14th Region Fastpitch Softball tournament.  This game was More...

Cougars fall in state tourney

The Letcher County Central Cougars baseball team had its magical season end Monday night at Whitaker Bank Ballpark in Lexington with an 11-1 loss to the Henderson County Colonels.  More...

Stewart needed that victory

Tony Stewart and his Stewart- Haas Racing organization that also fields teams for Ryan Newman and Danica Patrick has not gotten off to the kind of start you would expect from an organization that won the Sprint Cup championship in 2011. More...

Health

Study: Clean all ICU patients

Infections in U.S. hospitals kill tens of thousands of people each year, and many institutions fight back by screening new patients to see if they carry a dangerous germ, and isolating those who do. More...

Avastin fails brain tumor study

New research raises fresh questions about which cancer patients benefit from Avastin, a drug that lost its approval for treating breast cancer nearly two years ago.  More...

Vinegar test can save lives

A simple vinegar test slashed cervical cancer death rates by one-third in a remarkable study of 150,000 women in the slums of India, where the disease is the top cancer killer of women.  More...

Entertainment

To play June 8

Will Caudill & Route 7 will play at Country Cabin II in Norton, Va., on Saturday, June 8. 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...

BBQ dinner set for June 7

The Cancer Crusaders will deliver barbecue dinners to Whitesburg area businesses from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on June 7. The cost is $8 for a chicken dinner and $10 for a rib dinner. To order, call Ken Sexton Jr. at (606) 671-7627. More...

A REFRESHING MOMENT

Jonathan McClain dug in for some cold refreshment from a Slushie-style drink during the annual Jenkins Kids’ Day event, which was held Saturday. (Photo by Chris Anderson) More...

Ex-Jenkins mayor says old ‘Beth-Elk’ site still a hazard

Almost three years after former Jenkins Mayor Charles Dixon brought environmental hazards associated with the old Beth-Elkhorn division shops to the Jenkins City Council’s attention, Dixon reports that very little has been done to correct the s More...

Drivers get an eyeful of 2 males on KY 15

Police say traffic came to a standstill one night last week on a Dry Fork highway when a 21-year-old Isom man and a juvenile male darted out in front of traffic, then jumped on the hoods of some vehicles and gestured at others while barely clothed.&n More...

News

State gas tax to rise 2.4 cents a gallon

The cost of gasoline will go up again in Kentucky, this time the result of an automatic tax increase written into law more than three decades ago.  Lawmakers were told in a meeting of the Interim Joint Transportation Committee on Tuesday that th More...

Police Beat

Friday, May 31  • At 4:30 p.m., a Letcher County deputy sheriff reports he is in pursuit of a vehicle with the license plate number of 653-HBE, heading in the direction of Cowan.  More...

Board to choose new superintendent from 7

The Letcher County Board of Education is scheduled to vote on hiring a new superintendent during a special meeting Wednesday.  The board plans to go into a closed session during a special meeting, which starts at 6 p.m. More...

Columns

The Way We Were

Clips from available Mountain Eagle pages since our founding in 1908   June 3, 1943  More...

Salome's Stars

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Your creative side is enhanced by indulging yourself in as much artistic inspiration (music, art, dance, etc.) as you can fit into your schedule. Take someone special with you.  More...

SPEAKING OF SOAPS

RECAPS – 6/3-6/7

ALL MY CHILDREN — Opal tried to brush off David when he came to the house looking for Pete, but he wouldn’t give up. He told her he wanted to work to save Pete’s company from going under. 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...

Families & Friends

FOOD AND FUN

Children attending the annual Kids’ Day event at Jenkins over the weekend took advantage of the treats available there. More...

Little fall keeps Oma Hatton home

Whitesburg

Hello everyone, I hope you are all doing well.  I can’t believe it’s time to write again. Time goes so fast! I don’t believe it went fast like that when I was young. We had to wait so long for birthdays and Christmas. More...

Strong families survive, and Social Security helps

In June we celebrate National Family Month, which is a great time to reflect on your family and how to make it stronger. As the U.S. More...

Obituaries

Jimmy Lay succumbs at 78

Memorial services for Jimmy Lay, 78, of Jenkins, were held May 29 and May 30 at Millstone Missionary Baptist Church. More...

Joy Amburgey, 83, succumbs

Joy Elizabeth Castle Amburgey, 83, died June 1 at Rose Manor in Lexington.  Born at Thornton to the late J. W. More...

Nancy Wise-Duty dies at 50

Funeral services for Nancy Andrianna Wise- Duty, 50, of Neon, were held June 3 at First Church of God in Neon. More...