November 27, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Features

Rogers: ‘Urgency for hope’ never greater

The urgency for hope has never been greater for southern and eastern Kentucky.  More...

‘Smoldering debate’ over coal’s future

The smoldering debate over whether coal has a future in a lowcarbon world has flared up with new intensity in Warsaw, the site of this month’s annual United Nations negotiations toward a global climate treaty.  More...

Talking turkey with top man at Butterball

Turkey isn’t just for Thanksgiving, says Butterball CEO Rod Brenneman.  Whether it’s turkey sausage for breakfast, turkey medallions on salad for lunch or roast turkey and gravy for dinner, Brenneman says he eats the bird at least on More...

Columns

The Way We Were

Clips from available Mountain Eagle pages since our founding in 1908

November 28, 1963  More...

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Your Arian penchant for impatience shows, as you consider passing a problem-prone project on to someone else. Best advice: Stay with it and work out those snarls yourself.  More...

SPEAKING OF SOAPS

RECAPS – NOV. 25 – 29

THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL — Brooke goes to Katie with her heart in her hands and a request that Bill never get between their relationship ever again. 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

Study: Eat nuts, live longer

Help yourself to some nuts this holiday season: Regular nut eaters were less likely to die of cancer or heart disease — in fact, were less likely to die of any cause — during a 30-year Harvard study.  Nuts have long been called heart More...

Plantar fasciitis causes pain in heel

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: This is the second time I have had plantar fasciitis. The first time was more than five years ago. A doctor outlined a program for me, but I have forgotten the details. Will you give me a refresher course? — L.O.  More...

Kids are less fit than parents were

Today’s kids can’t keep up with their parents. An analysis of studies on millions of children around the world finds they don’t run as fast or as far as their parents did when they were young.  More...

Entertainment

Light show planned at Wise

Camp Bethel in Lights will take place from Thanksgiving Day to New Year’s Day on Sundays through Thursdays from 6 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. and on Fridays and Saturdays from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. Donations will be accepted. More...

‘Nutcracker’ to be performed

‘A Christmas Dream, The Nutcracker’ will be performed Friday, Dec. 6, at 7 p.m. and Dec. 7 at 2:30 p.m. in the Edsel Godbey Appalachian Center on the Cumberland Campus of Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College .  More...

Shooting match set at Haymond

A shooting match will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 30 at the top level of Skyview Park at Ramey Fork in Haymond.  The match will consist of 12-gauge shotguns. No fixed guns. Proceeds will go to the upkeep of the park. More...

Beshear, Rogers release agenda for S.O.A.R. meet

Job creation, entrepreneurship, tourism, lifelong learning, and leadership development will be among the topics discussed at the “S.O.A.R.: Shaping Our Appalachian Region” summit next month.  More...

Retirement doesn’t interest brothers, 79 & 80

Willis “Yogi” Caudill, 79, and his 80-year-old brother Charles don’t have plans to retire from Childers Oil Company any time soon.  When Willis Caudill says he will “retire when I’m 105,” you get the feeling h More...

News

3 more to run

Three more candidates have filed to run for offices in Letcher County in the May election.  Incumbent Wayne Fleming is seeking another term as magistrate in District Five.  Incumbent Richard Hall filed papers in the Letcher Court Clerk&rsqu More...

Police cruiser here to help food pantry

Help Kentucky State Police cram a cruiser with nonperishable foods for needy families this holiday season.  A KSP cruiser will be parked in front of Whitesburg Walmart from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. today (Wednesday). More...

Taking orders for calendars

Pine Mountain Settlement School is now taking orders for the 2014 Pine Mountain Grow Appalachia Calendar. The calendars, which cost $15 plus shipping, benefit the Pine Mountain Grow Appalachia project. More...

Opinions

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At McDonald’s: Low-paid workers, high-flying execs

Sometimes it pays just to go away. You could ask Jim Skinner about that.   More...

A nuclear end to denial

Those who lament the Senate Democrats’ vote to end filibusters for presidential nominations say the move will escalate partisan warfare and destroy what comity is left in Congress. More...

Sports

Fewer deer, elk killed here this year

A total of 432 deer have been killed so far in Letcher County during the fall 2013 hunting seasons, according to statistics from the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources. More...

Basement Bowl: UK vs UT

It’s been a long and disappointing — and now you can add the word embarrassing — inaugural season for first-year Kentucky football coach Mark Stoops and his regime.  More...

Gabby’s fishing fever

Try these baits to catch smallmouth

This is the time of year when many anglers love to be on the water to fish for the smallmouth bass. More...

Families & Friends

Oma Hatton celebrates birthday

Whitesburg

Hello everyone, hope you are all doing well.  I can’t believe it’s time to write again. Where has the time gone?  I know, it’s because I have been enjoying myself. I’ve been having a great birthday all week long. More...

RAIN DANCE

Members of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Pine Mountain Chapter celebrated Thanksgiving and Native American Month during their November meeting. Richard Smith, in full regalia, led the group attendees in a rain dance. More...

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in Harrison, Ohio

Southern Ohio

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!  Just think, Thanksgiving will be over and Christmas will officially be here, even though Christmas decorations have been in the stores with Halloween decorations.  This morning in the Harrison area it really More...

Obituaries

Rites held for Tina Halcomb

Tina Halcomb, 39, died November 22, at her home at Linefork.  Born in Letcher County, she was the daughter of Gillis and Rhoda Senters Halcomb of Craft’s Colly.  More...

Owen Gibson dies at age 41; is a son of county magistrate

Funeral services for Owen Gibson, 41, of Cowan, will be held at 1 p.m. today (Wednesday) at Faith Community Church in Whitesburg. More...

Ollie Sue Blair, 68, succumbs

Ollie Sue Blair, 68, died November 20 at her home in Whitesburg.  Born in Whitesburg to the late Watson Adams and Martha Hart Adams, she was the widow of Glen Blair, and the mother of the late Mark Shawn and Timothy Blair.  She was a sister More...