June 18, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Fiscal court wants rules for aerial weed spraying

The Letcher Fiscal Court wants to require utility companies to give advance notice to property owners before weed-killing chemicals can be sprayed from the air.  More...

Features

Moments and Memories of WHS

The senior class of 1956 will present their class play, “ The Little Shepherd of Kingdom Come” on Tuesday, April 24, in the grade school auditorium. This play should be of great interest to everyone in this section of the state.  More...

Opinions

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Both candidates lack vision when it comes to coal

Twenty years from now, Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes and Republican Sen. Mitch McConnell will probably look silly and shortsighted. Kentucky’s major candidates for the U.S. More...

Baby, it’s hot outside

If you can’t stand the heat, get out of the living room.   More...

Sports

BIG CATCH

Lavada Cornett, 77, of Hallie, caught this 4¾ pound, 22-inch long largemouth bass at Cardinal Cove on Cherokee Lake in Tennessee.   More...

Hall signs with Union College

TO PLAY COLLEGE BASEBALL — Max Hall has signed to play baseball at Union College in Barbourville. More...

Health

Teens are drinking less, texting more, study says

American teens are smoking less, drinking less and fighting less. But they’re texting behind the wheel and spending a lot of time on video games and computers, according to the government’s latest study of worrisome behavior.  More...

Men who shack up get fewer checkups

Tie the knot, see a doc? A new study says men are more likely to get medical checkups if they’re married rather than just living with a woman.  And, surprisingly, more single guys see the doctor than men with live-in girlfriends.  More...

AMA: Cheerleading should be a sport because of its risks

The American Medical Association says cheerleading should be considered a sport because of its rigors and risks.  More...

Entertainment

Legion to host cornhole match

A cornhole tournament will be held at 2 p.m., June 22, at the American Legion Post in Whitesburg. The match is sponsored by the Sons of the American Legion. For more information, call 634-1459 or 633-2834.   More...

Strings to play

Appalachian Strings will play at Country Cabin II in Norton, Va., on Saturday, June 21. 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...

Nashville guitarist J.D. Simo considered one of today’s best

If you’re looking for things to do this coming weekend and see that SIMO is performing in concert in Whitesburg on Friday night, you may be wondering, “Who is SIMO and what type of music do they play?”  More...

Report says use of coal grew 3%; most of all fuels

New statistics show that coal has reached its highest market share of global energy consumption in more than 40 years, a leading British newspaper reports.  More...

Candidate calls for 5 debates in judge’s race

Letcher County Judge/Executive Jim Ward is being challenged to a series of five debates by his Republican opponent, Hatler Kiser.  More...

Plan offers cut-rate medevac flights to Whitesburg, Jenkins

Jenkins and Whitesburg residents who have health insurance will not face out-of-pocket expenses for emergency medical helicopter flights under an agreement the two cities have reached with Wings Air Rescue.  More...

News

Can cattle industry help save eastern Kentucky?

SOAR to hold ‘listening session’ in Whitesburg Thursday

Taking eastern Kentucky’s cattle industry to a new level was the idea most discussed at one of the first “listening sessions” of Shaping Our Appalachian Region, the effort to diversify and improve the economy of Appalachian Kentucky More...

Does the state have your property?

Kentucky State Treasurer Todd Hollenbach will be in Letcher County Tuesday morning to lead volunteers in search of the owners of more than $700,000 in unclaimed property.  More...

Hendrick dominates

The Sprint Cup Series has long been known as a sport where different organizations find a little something that gives them the edge on race day, and in the process they begin to not only dominate on race day but also in the point standings. More...

Columns

Salome's Stars

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Get your facts together and become familiar with them before you have to face up to that interview. The better prepared you are, the easier it will be to make that important impression.  More...

SPEAKING OF SOAPS

RECAPS – JUNE 16-20

THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL — Quinn was pleasantly surprised that fate had brought her the one person that she thinks can assist her in reuniting Hope and Wyatt. More...

Now here’s a tip

• Add a cinnamon stick or softener sheet to your vacuum bag when you change it. 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

FATHER’S DAY

On June 15, the staff of Letcher Manor Nursing Home and Rehabilitation Facility honored residents and their families with a Father’s Day cookout. More...

Fewer people attending memorials

Jeremiah

Didn’t find time to write last week. Sorry if anyone missed my column, or the lack thereof.  Bob and I recently drove down to Morehead to visit Bob’s uncle and aunt, Luther and Betty Jo Adams. More...

Senior citizens plan prom

Hemphill

Hemphill Senior Citizens Center for June:  June 19: Senior Citizens Prom hosted at and by Jenkins Senior Citizens.  June 26 will be the monthly potluck picnic at Fishpond Lake. More...

Obituaries

Rites held for Paul Ritchie

Funeral services for Paul Gene Ritchie, 57, of McRoberts, were held June 9 at Cornerstone Church in Whitesburg. Burial was in Green Acres Cemetery at Ermine.  A son of the late Coney Ritchie and Polly Ann Richey Ritchie, he died June 5. More...

Franklin Wright dies at 77

Funeral services for Franklin Delano Wright, 77, of Mayking, were held June 14 in Whitesburg. Burial was in Craft Cemetery at Mayking.  Born in Letcher County to the late Andy and Lula Stapleton Wright, he died June 11 at Mayking.  More...

Memorial service

A memorial services for Colson Cemetery will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, June 28. Those attending should bring chairs. Everyone is welcome. For more information, call Buell Craft at 633-5462.   More...