October 9, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

New health care law appears popular here

A middle-aged woman who works for one of Letcher County’s two public school districts walked into Mountain Comprehensive Health Corporation’s Whitesburg Medical Clinic earlier this week hoping the new federal health care law would offer s More...

Features

Coal’s decline is issue in Va. gov’s race

Coal has emerged as a defining issue in the race for Virginia’s governor, and the stark divide between Republican Ken Cuccinelli and Democrat Terry McAuliffe has grown wider with the release of new federal pollution limits on coal-fired power p More...

Miner wins $1 million Powerball lotto prize

A coal miner from West Virginia has won a $1 million Powerball prize.  The West Virginia Lottery said this week that David Feamster of Rupert, W.Va., matched five numbers, missing only the Powerball number. More...

Opinions

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Health care law off to good start across Kentucky

As Republicans shut down the U.S. More...

How safe are e-cig’s?

Suddenly, e-cigarettes seem to be everywhere. And with them have come a host of questions. Can e-cigarettes damage health over the long run, even though they appear to be better for smokers than regular cigarettes? More...

Sports

Grid Cats showed signs of improvement

The good news: The Wildcats play Alabama.  The bad news: The Wildcats play Alabama.   To the first, UK fans will see how a synchronized and efficient football machine executes. More...

Cavs fall to 1-5

Above, the Jenkins defensive line tried to stop a Knott Central ball carrier in the Cavaliers’ 46-20 loss to the Patriots on Friday. The loss drops the Cavaliers to 1-5 on the season, as they go on the road for the next two weeks. More...

Struttin’ Time:

Good friends are never forgotten

How time has flown by this year. As the miles go by in this journey we call life I catch myself thinking more of my past than I do of my future.  More...

Families & Friends

Bottom Fork Cleanup Coalition honored

A group of Letcher County citizens has been recognized for teaming up to keep their community clean.  The Bottom Fork Cleanup Coalition, led by Nathan Polly, earned the PRIDE Volunteer of the Month Award for October 2013. More...

Sharon Holbrook begins treatments

Colson

I have been in Richmond this week with our daughter, Sharon Holbrook. She began her radiation treatments on Monday. On Wednesday she had a bad reaction and liked to have scared me to death. More...

Remembering my first kiss

In the seventh and eighth grades at Burdine School, my teacher Dave Craft from Whitesburg made me captain of the patrol boys. More...

Obituaries

Rites held for Scott Holbrook

Funeral services for Scott Realan Holbrook, 36, were held October 6 at Everidge Funeral Home in Whitesburg. More...

Services set for Clifford Mullins

Clifford Harold Mullins, 69, died October 4 at his home at Neon.  Born in Bold Camp, Va., to the late Darwin and Ota Mullins, he was a brother of the late Madonna Sue Mullins and Yvonne Marie Miller.  He was a member of the Dunham Freewill More...

Services held for Bill J. Dingus

Memorial services for Bill J. Dingus, 84, of Seco, were held October 5 at Letcher Funeral Home in Whitesburg. More...

Accused killer found not guilty by Letcher jury

A Georgia man has been found not guilty of murdering a friend who died in Jenkins from a gunshot wound in March 2011.  After deliberating for an hour and a half Tuesday afternoon, a Letcher Circuit Court jury made up of 11 women and one man acqu More...

Jenkins school tax worries city

Last week’s decision by the Jenkins Independent School Board to raise its property tax rate to 79.9 cents per $100 has led to questions and a letter of concern from the Jenkins City Council.   More...

News

Night hunting coyotes with shotgun allowed

New regulations allow hunters to use a shotgun to take coyotes at night year round. Lights or night vision equipment can only be used from Feb. 1 through May 31.  More...

Don’t park your car in Blackey on Halloween

Halloween was a lot of fun when I was a young boy. When I was the age of about 13, we lived in Blackey. More...

Police say at least two stole copper from old RC plant

Police say at least two people broke into the Royal Crown Cola Bottling Company building last month and stole industrial copper.  Ronald Bentley, owner of the Ermine building, discovered an open door and broken glass in the office area.  More...

Columns

The Way We Were

Clips from available Mountain Eagle More...

Salome's Stars

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) A colleague might offer to open a door for you professionally. But before you walk through it, be sure this “favor” isn’t attached to an obligation you might find difficult to discharge.  More...

SPEAKING OF SOAPS

RECAPS – OCT. 7- 11

THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL — Once again caught in the middle between her quarreling sisters, Donna became the sole holder of a Spencer/Logan family secret. 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

‘Poop pills’ can save lives

Hold your nose and don’t spit out your coffee: Doctors have found a way to put healthy people’s poop into pills that can cure serious gut infections — a less yucky way to do “fecal transplants.” Canadian researchers trie More...

High blood pressure risk and medication

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: I have corrected my high blood pressure using medication, exercise and diet. My blood pressure is now between 105/65 and 110/70. More...

Doctors still overuse antibiotics

Repeated warnings that antibiotics don’t work for most sore throats and bronchitis have failed to stop overuse: Doctors prescribed these drugs for most adults seeking treatment at a rate that remained high over more than a decade, researchers f More...

Entertainment

To perform

Will Caudill & Route 7 will play at Country Cabin II in Norton, Va., on Saturday, Oct. 12. 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...

Benefit singing set for Oct. 19

A benefit singing is scheduled to begin at 5 p.m., Oct. 19, at the Campbranch House of Worship on Hwy. 931. Singers will include Harlan Sexton and the Gospel Grass Band, The Blessed Friends, Pat Large, and Sandy Potter. More...

Revival set

The Forgiven Ministries Church will host a revival Oct. 18, 19 and 20. Caleb Howard will speak at 7 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 18; Densmore Goodson at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 19, and Ralph Hall Jr. at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 20. More...