November 6, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Features

‘Flat’ trots globe with students

Students from Arlie Boggs Elementary School are learning about places scattered across the globe from people who live in these locations, thanks to a literary character named Flat Stanley.  More...

The Home Place

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Do-ahead mashed potatoes to save time and sanity

One of the most stressful parts of hosting a large dinner party is figuring out how to time everything so all the food arrives at the table piping hot and at its prime.  More...

Columns

Moments in Time

• On Nov. 18, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln boards a train for Gettysburg, Pa., to deliver a short speech at the dedication of a cemetery. The Gettysburg Address became one of the most famous speeches in American history.  More...

The Way We Were

100 years ago this week, Letcher County was all abuzz with talk about that week’s election.

Clips from available Mountain Eagle pages since our founding in 1908   Thursday, November 6, 1913  More...

Salome's Stars

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Although your energy level is high, be careful not to commit to too many projects at this time. You’ll do better focusing on just a few tasks rather than spreading yourself too thin.  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

Help for Medicare recipients

Pathfinders for Independent Living will present options for recipients of Medicare Part D coverage and for those wishing to enroll in the plan from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Nov. 20, at the Harry M. Caudill Memorial   More...

Feds post food allergy guidelines for schools

Food allergies in children are up 50% from late ’90s

The federal government is issuing its first guidelines to schools on how to protect children with food allergies.  The voluntary guidelines call on schools to take such steps as restricting nuts, shellfish or other foods that can cause allergic More...

Throat sore? It’s probably not strep, and an ‘app’ may help you be sure

Debating whether to seek a strep test for that sore throat? One day there could be an app for that: Researchers are developing a home scorecard that aims to prevent thousands of unnecessary trips to the doctor for this common complaint.  More...

Entertainment

Johnny Cash’s music at Pound

Troupe America’s “Ring of Fire: The Music of Johnny Cash” will be presented in the Performing Arts Center at Pound, Va., Monday, Nov. 18. More...

Book signing set at Blackey for Dixon book

D. Charles Dixon will sign copies of his recently published work at the Blackey Public Library at 4 p.m., Nov. 17. He is the author of a five-volume series, “A Journey of a Lifetime, A Pictorial and Written History of the Dixons.”  More...

Square dance

The Carcassonne square dance will be held Saturday, Nov. 9, at the Carcassonne Community Center. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the dance will take place from 7 to 9 p.m. Music will be by Lee Sexton, Jim Buchanan and Jack Adams. More...

Police have talked with 50-plus drivers of vans after report

Police have questioned the drivers of at least 50 white vans traveling in Letcher County since a woman was nearly abducted while running alone on the Whitesburg bypass Friday evening.  More...

Police officer shortage affecting City of Jenkins

A shortage of police officers in the City of Jenkins is hampering efforts to keep students at Jenkins Independent Schools safe as they arrive at and leave school. More...

News

City, Veolia may agree on new plan to settle old debt

State to give amnesty on road funds if proper documents are filed soon

Attorneys for the City of Whitesburg and Veolia Water North America-South are negotiating to ease collection efforts Veolia began in August after the city fell behind in making monthly payments on a $1.05 million debt owed the company after it stoppe More...

Veterans to be honered in event at high school

A Veterans Day program will be held in the Letcher County Central High School gymnasium at 9 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 11.  Veterans planning on attending the event are asked to register by calling 633- 2339.  More...

Man charged after incident at Walmart

A Jenkins man was arrested Sunday night outside the Whitesburg Walmart and charged with public intoxication.  More...

Opinions

War without honor

To the Editor:  We returned home from the war with a lot of pain and grief. Our bodies all shot up, our minds were incomplete. No one ever asked if we were OK. No one did not care, we were soldiers anyway.  More...

Political Cartoon

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Black lung victims are the sacrifical lambs of the coalfields

“The first priority and concern of all in the coal mining industry must be the health and safety of its most precious resource — the miner.” — First sentence of the 1969 Federal Coal Mine Health and Safety Act   More...

Sports

Letcher Central limps into playoffs

The Letcher County Central Cougar football team finished the regular season with a 4-6 record after falling to visiting Breathitt County 53-22, but still qualifies for post-season play that begins this weekend.  More...

Cavs to travel for playoff game

The Jenkins Cavaliers will travel to Whitley County Friday night to take on a tough Williamsburg High School team in the first round of the Class A football playoffs in Kentucky. The Cavaliers’ 56-0 loss to Betsy Layne Nov. More...

A ‘Rupp’s Runt’ speaks

Larry Conley was a newsmaker again. Pardon the mix of sports clichés, but the popular (and my favorite) Rupp’s Runt hit for the cycle at a basketball game last week. v Single. More...

Families & Friends

Roger and Pat Miles mark 50th anniversary

Jeremiah

Sorry I didn’t have a column last week, just hadn’t heard much to write about. Sometimes I just don’t see many people during the week.  More...

BIRTHDAY

Alice Kincer of Bottom Fork celebrated her 90th birthday Oct. 30 with a party at Pizza Hut with family and friends. She is the daughter of the late Lee and Lona Kincer of Bottom Fork, and a sister of Maxie Wilcox, Dixie Sparks and Major Sparks. More...

REUNION

Among those attending the Thornton School reunion were the children of Edgar and Julia Lucas, Sheila, Jolene, Coetta, Neal, Claudette and Loretta. Not pictured are Fern and Shelby.   More...

Obituaries

Rites held for Mike Mullins

Mike “Fuzz” Mullins, 60, of Pound, Va., died October 3 at Indian Path Hospital in Kingsport, Tenn.  A son of the late Stewart R. More...

William Branham dies at 94

William Patton Branham, 94, of McRoberts, died October 14 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital.  Born in Pike County, he was a son of the late Lorenzo and America Johnson Branham and the widower of Flonnie Tackett Branham. More...

Services held for Gary Lucas

Gary Wayne Lucas, 62, of Dry Fork, died October 15 at Highlands Medical Center in Sparta, Tenn.  He was a son of the late Earnest and Evelyn Bernice Blackburn Lucas.  Surviving are four brothers, Charles Lucas of Premium, James Lucas, Jerry More...