June 19, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Features

Three advance to ‘Road to Fame’ finals

Three Letcher County residents have advanced to the final round of the “Country Music Highway Road to Fame” contest.  Kori Breeding, Cory Harris and Shelley Young will be among 10 competing for the grand prize on July 13 at the Mount More...

Bear surprises Jenkins woman

Saundra Hall of Forest Hill Lane, Jenkins, was out mowing grass on June 8 when this bear came out of the mountains at 7:30 p.m. It was still daylight. More...

Relay for Life raises more than $500,000 in the last five years

Half of a million dollars has been raised in Letcher County over the last five years to benefit the American Cancer Society. For the fifth year in a row, more than $100,000 has been raised on behalf of Letcher County Relay for Life.  More...

Sports

UK coaches make visit to the mountains

Thanks to one of the University of Kentucky Athletics Association’s top donors, Greg Wells, and the good folks at his First Trust Bank of Hazard, the University of Kentucky’s three most recognizable coaches (Matthew Mitchell, Mark Stoops, More...

Gabby’s fishing fever

Top water lures are working well

I have heard from a lot of anglers lately about good top water bass fishing action. This is the time of year that bass will feed close to the surface and this works out well for bass anglers that like to fish top water baits.  More...

Turning right this weekend

This weekend the Sprint Cup Series will roll into Sonoma for the first of two road course races this season. The second road course race will take place later this summer in August at Watkins Glen and both will feature a new qualifying procedure. More...

Health

Book is honest look at addiction

The road to recovery has been long and harrowing for Tom Sizemore, but now the actor feels he’s finally back on track. More...

Study: Needle users need AIDS pill

Free HIV test offered here

With national HIV Testing Day scheduled for June 27, Kentucky’s local health departments are reminding citizens that testing for HIV is free.  More...

Animal bites

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: Will you tell me the best way to treat pet bites? I have three young children, and we live in a neighborhood where every family except us has at least one pet. Most are dogs. More...

Entertainment

10 don’t-miss TV shows for summer

No matter how fine the weather may be, you just can’t stay outdoors all summer. More...

Black Sabbath emerges from the dark with new hit album

Ozzy Osbourne and the members of Black Sabbath worked hard to create a dark aura around their band in the late 1960s, laying down a proto-metal blueprint for a legion of groups to follow.  More...

Background singers finally getting notice for making songs hits

For Merry Clayton, Lisa Fischer and Darlene Love, fame and fortune were just a shot away.  But they never quite hit the bull’s-eye.  More...

Court gives final OK to budget cuts for sheriff, seniors

In a marathon June meeting lasting nearly four hours, the Letcher County Fiscal Court finally agreed to accept the “as read” version of the county’s $9,462,339 budget for Fiscal Year 2013-14 with an amendment that guarantees that un More...

Appeal Court upholds one conviction, tosses other out

A man convicted of robbing a Whitesburg motel in 2010 won’t spend as much time in prison after the Kentucky Court of Appeals has reversed the conviction and sentence for retaliating against a participant in the legal process.  More...

News

Police Beat

Monday, June 10  More...

Color Me Crazy 5K set

Is finishing a 5K on your bucket list? What about having colored cornstarch splashed on you while exercising?  More...

Memorial service planned June 30

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m., June 30, at Colson Cemetery. Several pastors and singing groups will be at the service. Those attending should bring a lawn chair. For more information, call 633-5462.   More...

Columns

The Way We Were

Clips from available Mountain Eagle pages since our founding in 1908

June 17, 1943  More...

Salome's Stars

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Before you adventurous Arians charge right into those new projects, take a little time to learn where you’ll be going so you can avoid getting lost before you get there.  More...

SPEAKING OF SOAPS

RECAPS – 6/17-6/21

ALL MY CHILDREN — Dimitri Marick talked about business matters with Brooke, including her designs for an online media division. He seemed to support those plans. 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

Hazel Rayburn will be missed

Big Cowan

Hello everyone! Hoping all had a great week and hoping all the guys had a happy Father’s Day.  Sorry to hear that another great lady from Cowan, Hazel Rayburn, died. Her health had been up and down for the last few months. More...

Photo

Some Letcher County Central High School students and recent graduates are living with host families in Zwickau, Germany, and are attending school for two weeks. More...

The old hand pump

Up through the 1970s about the only people in the county who had water inside their houses were the ones within the city limits. Everyone else had either a dug or drilled well or a hand-operated water pump. More...

Obituaries

Robert Collins succumbs at 72

Robert Lee Collins, 72, died June 10 at his home at Jenkins.  Born at Dunham, he was a son of the late Andrew and Grace Collins and was married to the late Glenda Anderson Collins. More...

Services held for Wanda Sexton

Funeral services for Wanda Gayniece Marshall Sexton, 72, of Sandlick, were held June 14 at Everidge Funeral Home in Whitesburg. More...

Jeffery Stines dies at 55

Jeffery Keith Stines, 55, of McRoberts, died June 9 at Greg and Noreen Wells Hospice Care Center in Hazard.  A son of Lena Johnson Stines of McRoberts and the late Cecil Stines, he was a brother of the late Carl Cecil Stines, Jerry E. More...