September 4, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

FALL FESTIVAL FUN

Much of the fun of attending fall festivals is eating all the delicous fried foods that probably aren’t available on the home dinner table most nights. More...

Lawsuit charges driver negligent in fatal accident

A woman who survived a fatal traffic accident on the Whitesburg bypass in July is suing the driver of the pickup truck she says caused the wreck that left her seriously injured and killed her boyfriend.  More...

Correction

Mountain Eagle reporter William Farley erroneously reported last week that Ferus Inc. donated $100,000 to help the Jenkins school system buy iPad computer tablets. More...

Features

Kids just wanna have fun

Fall festival season in Letcher County allows boys and girls to do what they like doing best — have fun. These photos were taken by Chris Anderson over the past two weekends during the Jenkins Homecoming Days and Isom Days festivals.   More...

Opinions

Political Cartoon

Full Story

From line in sand to debate in Congress

I was just fine with the line in the sand. In a civilized world, there must be some line. If not chemical weapons, where?   More...

The truth about U.S. jobs

Webster’s dictionary tells us that Labor Day, which we celebrated earlier this week, was “set aside for special recognition of working people.”  More...

Sports

LCC takes 2nd straight; Hazard awaits

The Letcher County Central Cougars hope to cut down on costly early-season penalties and turnovers as they seek their third straight win later this week against the always-tough Hazard Bulldogs.  Coach Mark Dixon’s Class 1A Bulldogs (0-1) More...

Jenkins now 1-1

The Cavs won’t play again until Sept. 13, when they host the Class 2A Clinton County Bulldogs. (Photos by Chris Anderson)   More...

Gabby’s fishing fever

Bluegill offering plenty of action now

I have been able to take several bluegill fishing trips to Carr Creek Lake during the past few weeks. I have gone with friends and by myself. Each time I have caught some nice size bluegill in large numbers. More...

Health

September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

September has been named “Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month”, so that more women can learn more about this type of cancer. More...

Boys accepting HPV vaccine

When the HPV vaccine was first recommended for boys, health officials worried it would be an unusually hard sell. More...

Nine million use sleeping pills

Can’t get enough shuteye? Nearly 9 million U.S. adults resort to prescription sleeping pills — and most are white, female, educated or 50 or older, according to the first government study of its kind.  More...

Entertainment

Tryouts set for ‘Treasure Island’

The Greater Hazard Area Performing Arts Series will hold tryouts for Missoula Children’s Theatre’s “Treasure Island” on Monday, Sept. 9, from 4 to 6 p.m. More...

Top new band rocks Whitesburg

One of America’s hottest new rock bands, the Rival Sons of Long Beach, Calif., took time out of their tour with Sammy Hagar to visit Whitesburg August 29 for a sold-out show at Summit City.  More...

Dawson Creek to play at Jenkins

Dawson Creek, a bluegrass band, will perform at the amphitheatre in Jenkins on Friday, Sept. 6. The show will begin at 7 p.m.   More...

Breaking News - 9/9/2013 7:57 AM

School expected to reopen after threat scare - Free Access

Letcher County Central High School was closed temporarily this morning after school officials learned of a possible “threat,” but the school was later deemed to be safe and has reopened.Letcher Schools Supt. More...

Breaking News - 9/5/2013 9:50 AM

Woman dies of smoke inhalation - Free Access

A Sergent woman died of smoke inhalation after her home caught fire earlier this morning.Bettie Jo Fields, 66, of 92 Down Hill Drive, was pronounced dead at 7:48 a.m. by Letcher County Coroner Marty Baker. More...

Budget woes lead to layoffs of four in sheriff ’s office here

Four employees of the Letcher County Sheriff ’s Department were laid off Tuesday.  Those cut include a fulltime officer, a part-time officer and two office personnel. One of the office personnel was a fulltime dispatcher.  More...

Two charged after mishap at Sears

A Letcher County woman was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs after she backed her vehicle into the Sears store at Mayking late last week. More...

News

Woman’s suit says singer Marlow Tackett stole song

A Neon woman has filed a lawsuit against Pike County country music singer Marlow Tackett, charging him with violating copyright laws when he recorded one of her songs without her permission.  More...

Man, woman charged after vehicle backs into Sears

A Blackey woman was arrested Thursday evening after backing her car into the Sears store at Mayking.  Wendy Kimbley, 46, of 13179 Highway 588, was charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs (first offense) and More...

Police say man, 56, tried to sell brass gravemarker

A Jenkins man was arrested last week after police found a stolen brass grave marker in his sport utility vehicle.  David Michael Wyatt, 56, of 936 Premier Subdivision, was charged August 28 with receiving stolen property.  More...

Columns

The first mentions of Neon

The Way We Were

Neon marks 100th year   More...

Clips from available Mountain Eagle pages since our founding in 1908

Thursday, September 7, 1933  More...

Salome's Stars

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Aspects favor new romances for unpaired Ewes and Rams. Already-paired Arian twosomes experience renewed harmony in their relationships. Money matters also take a bright turn.  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

Sue Banks kidnapped for a week

Cowan

Bill and Shade Jones of Naples, Fla., were here Friday night to watch their nephew, Huston, play football at LCCHS on Saturday. They attended the wedding of Gerald Combs’s daughter, Dr. Elizabeth Combs, in Lexington. More...

Jacob Madden celebrates 11th birthday

Jeremiah

I’m hoping I didn’t miss the early deadline for Labor Day, and this column will come out Wednesday. More...

You can feel a change in the air

Eolia

Greetings to all from the Eolia Christian Community Outreach Center.  “But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk and not fai More...

Obituaries

Rites held for Lynette Kelly

Funeral services for Lynette Shannon Kelly, 74, of English, Ind., will be held at 1 p.m. today (Wednesday) at the Community Chapel Church of the Living God in Eckerty, Ind. More...

Eagle correspondent Emma Lou Engle dies

Emma Lou Sergent Engle, 86, northeast Ohio correspondent for The Mountain Eagle, died September 1 at her home in Lorain, Ohio.  More...

Rites held for Norma ‘Faye’ Banks

Norma ‘Faye’ Banks, 76, of Cowan, died September 1 at Hazard Appalachian Regional Hospital.  Born in Harlan County to the late Steve and Urah Goode Hale, she was the mother of the late Don Adams and Linda Adams. More...