November 13, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Features

Students pleased to get letter from Prez

It had been almost two months since Arlie Boggs Elementary School fifth graders James Calton and Jacob Maggard mailed letters to President Barack Obama as part of a school project involving the literary character Flat Stanley, who can be mailed in an More...

Ben Gish died 50 years ago; was inventor of roof-bolting

If you were to ask people living in the coalfields today when and where the concept of roof-bolting was invented and first put to use in a coalmine, only a very few might know the correct answer: In Letcher County about 90 years ago.  More...

Book examines Mrs. Caudill’s help and work with husband

Book review

The Caudills of the Cumberland: Anne’s Story of Life with Harry  By Terry Cummins Illustrated. 386 pp. Butler Books. $24.95  Whatever happened to Anne Caudill, the widow of Harry Caudill from Whitesburg?   More...

Columns

The Way We Were

Clips from available Mountain Eagle pages since our founding in 1908

Thursday, November 11, 1943  More...

Salome's Stars

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) A project benefits from your organizational skills that get it up and running. Your success leaves a highly favorable impression. Don’t be surprised if you get some positive feedback soon.  More...

Speaking of Soaps

RECAPS – NOV. 11 – 15

THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL — Still respecting Hope’s reasoning for not wanting to get married, Liam makes another attempt to change her mind. 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

2 views of health cancellations

For Shonn Hild, a landscaper from Sullivan, Ill., the controversy over Americans losing their health insurance plans, despite a promise by President Barack Obama, is frustrating and personal. More...

Most won’t notice FDA’s trans fat ban

Heart-clogging trans fats were once a staple of the American diet, plentiful in baked goods, microwave popcorn and fried foods. More...

Early detection of colon cancer

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: The thought of colon cancer makes me cringe. My father died of it. Colonoscopy wasn’t done in those days. I’m interested in learning all the ways to diagnose colon cancer in its early stages. More...

Entertainment

Dinner, service is scheduled at Logan Church

Thanksgiving dinner and services will be held at 2 p.m., Nov. 24, at Charlie Logan Church near the Letcher-Knott county line. Those attending should bring a covered dish. For more information, call Bill Craft t 633-5462.   More...

Christmas bazaar set at Isom church

A Christmas bazaar will take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Nov. 23, at the Isom Presbyterian Church. Handmade items, candies, cakes, pies, jams, jelly and barbecue will be sold. For more information, call 633-7523.   More...

International Arts Festival set

The International Arts & Entertainment Festival will be held Saturday, Nov. 16, on the Cumberland campus of Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College. The annual event will begin at 3 p.m. with classes and lectures, followed at 6 p.m. More...

17 candidates have already filed to run for county offices

Seventeen candidates — including nine incumbents — have filed to run for Letcher County offices in the May election.  The offices of county judge/executive, sheriff, county attorney, jailer, county clerk, coroner, magistrates and con More...

Council moves forward with new occupation tax

The Whitesburg City Council updated and revised several city ordinances at its November meeting Tuesday night in an effort to comply with new state laws and to accommodate personnel needs.  More...

17 named in indictments

The owner of a Jenkins home where an alleged Georgia drug dealer was shot to death in March 2011 has been indicted by the Letcher County Grand Jury on an unrelated charge of receiving stolen property.  More...

News

Defendants get new hearing date in case of Fleming murder

A scheduled hearing for three people accused of plotting and carrying out the murder a Millstone coal miner and father in June 2012 has been delayed until next month.  More...

Watch for deer on roads

The cool weather caused by the longer nights of November have deer feeling frisky. More...

Book signing planned

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...

Opinions

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Political pundits finally must tell the truth or face fact checkers’ ire

The land of punditry, of which I am a resident, has grown from a relatively small group of people expected to research their opinions to a vast number of humans willing to share whatever’s on their minds. More...

Is being a mother wrong?

If you’re a conservative strongly opposed to abortion, shouldn’t you want to give all the help you can to women who want to bring their children into the world? More...

Sports

Cal’s Cats return home for 4 games

Now that Tuesday night’s prime time special between the nation’s top two teams in college basketball is behind us, the University of Kentucky Wildcats will return to Rupp Arena this weekend for an odd Sunday night tip-off (7 p.m./ ESPN 2) More...

Loss ends LCC’s season

The Letcher Central Cougar football season ended Friday night with a 49-6 playoff loss to Madison Southern in Berea. LCC played inspired football early on, trailing only 7-6 going into the second quarter to the heavily favored Eagles. More...

It’s down to Homestead

The NASCAR season comes down to one more stop on the schedule at Homestead-Miami Speedway for the Ford Championship Weekend. Champions will be crowned not only the Sprint Cup Series but also the Nationwide Series and the Camping World Truck Series. More...

Families & Friends

Forsythia bush is still blooming

Whitesburg

Hello everyone, hope you are all doing well. I’m enjoying this nice weather.  You won’t believe it, but I have a forsythia bush in bloom. It’s under an apple tree. More...

PAGEANT WINNER

Katey Allison Mynster, 22, won the title of Miss Black Gold Grand Supreme and Most Beautiful on Sept. 7 in Hazard. She now advances to the Kentucky State Finals Pageant Nov. 16-17, where she will represent southeast Kentucky. More...

David Stephen Caudill receives commendation

U.S. Marine Corps Lance Corporal David Stephen Caudill, son of David and Jackie Caudill of Letcher, recently received a certificate of commendation from Lt. Colonel K.L. More...

Obituaries

Services held for Mary Ann Baker

Mary Ann Baker, 47, of Thornton, died November 6 at the Greg and Noreen Wells Hospice Care Center in Hazard.  She was the daughter of Cora Baker of Campbranch and the late Ballard Baker.  More...

Rites are held for Wilma Campbell

Funeral services for Wilma Jean Campbell, 62, were held November 9 at Carty Funeral Home in Jenkins.  A daughter of the late Denver and Wonder Sexton, she was born in Knott County. She died November 6 at her home in Jenkins. More...

Services held for Eleanor Polly

Eleanor Faye Polly, 60, of Louisville, died November 6 at her daughter’s home in Granger, Ind.  Born in Letcher County to the late Cratis and Rosanna Craft Adams, she was a sister of the late Delman Adams, Charles Adams, Burtis Adams, Mild More...