April 1, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Man, 65, pleads guilty in courthouse dispute

A 65-year-old Little Cowan man has pleaded guilty to harassment and menacing charges stemming from an altercation last month with Letcher County Judge/Executive Jim Ward.  Jack Cornett, of 310 Highway 2035, was arrested at his home March 2 after More...

News

Florida group against prison being built here

A Florida-based organization is publicizing a comment it filed this week opposing a plan by the U.S. Bureau of Prisons (BOP) to build a new federal correctional facility at Roxana or Payne Gap.  More...

Writer says ‘astronomy month’ is best enjoyed in rural areas

April is Global Astronomy Month, promoted by the international group Astronomers Without Borders. People in rural areas have an advantage in gazing at the heavens, in that stars and planets are easier to see in rural areas.  More...

Burn laws take effect

The Division of Forestry is reminding Kentuckians that it is spring forest fire hazard season.  Since March 16, the division has battled more than 98 forest fires, damaging more than 1,320 acres. More...

Columns

The Way We Were

Clips from available Mountain Eagle pages since our founding in 1908  Thursday, April 2, 1925   Between Saturday night and Monday morning, Whitesburg policeman Paul Collier arrested 13 men and boys for various offenses, mostly liquor. More...

Salome's Stars

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) A problem in getting a workplace project up and moving might upset the Lamb, who likes things done on time. But be patient. The delay could turn out to be a blessing in disguise.  More...

Speaking of Soaps

RECAPS: 3/30 – 4/3   More...

Speak Your Piece

Speak Your Piece

Call 633-7508 from 9 am Tuesday to 9 am Friday.  E-m@il address 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

Ike’s ‘tard,’ but Letcher Countians scored well

Okay, the mail is still coming in but I’m “tard” of fooling with this hillbilly/ Appalachian slang exercise because it’s “wore me plumb out.”  Points East   More...

Whitco church to hold revival

Hello everyone, hope you are all doing well.  This has been a sad week for a lot of families.  One of our Marlowe girls died, Irene (Adams) Amburgey. She was a daughter of the late Bonnie and P.W. Adams, and the wife of Homer Amburgey. More...

BOOK SIGNING

— A book signing was held for Freddie Adams, of Isom, on March 27 at the Harry M. Caudill Memorial Library. More...

Entertainment

Show to help Adams family

A music benefit for Keith and Diana Adams will be held at 7 p.m., April 3, at the Letcher Elementary School gymnasium. Special guests will be Taylyn Combs, Kori Breeding and Brian Campbell. The Adamses’ house was destroyed in a mudslide on March 5. More...

Library of Congress acquires rare trove of Civil War images

WASHINGTON A Houston housewife who has quietly collected rare Civil War images for 50 years has sold more than 500 early photographs to the Library of Congress. More...

Easter egg hunt planned April 4

An Easter egg hunt will take place from 10 a.m. to noon, April 4, at the Whitesburg walking track. The hunt is hosted by Forgiven   Ministries Church and children of all ages are welcome. More...

Letcher County has this region’s healthiest people

For the third year in a row, Letcher County continues to have the healthiest population among the coal-producing counties of southeastern Kentucky in 2015.  The “2015 County Health Rankings for Kentucky” are compiled by the Universit More...

Productivity of region’s miners better, but still lags far behind

Underground coal miners in eastern Kentucky and elsewhere in Central Appalachia mined coal at the rate of 1.37 tons per man-hour during the last quarter of 2014, while the region’s surface miners produced 3.23 tons of coal per manhour during th More...

Opinions

Rep. Combs likes new legislation

To the Editor:   This year’s legislative session may have lasted only half as long as those in even-numbered years, but that did not seem to diminish the amount of work the General Assembly was able to do.  More...

Imagine Cruz as prez

And away we go — off on another crazy cruze with Ted!  More...

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Sports

Saturday’s match too close to call

Sports in Kentucky

Final Four.  A fellow could pocket a modest fortune for times we’ve heard this Final Four: Ways to beat Kentucky.   More...

Gabby’s fishing fever

Crappie fishing is getting much better

The time is here for crappie fishing to start improving and to get better and better.  I have gotten all kinds of good crappie fishing reports on several lakes in Kentucky and Tennessee. More...

Struttin’ Time:

Risking cottonmouths to hunt wild boar

Well, I am back from Florida, and from all the e-mails I got, I see you missed “Struttin’ Time” last week.  Thanks for your questions as to why we were not in The Mountain Eagle, but remember I need to go places were there are More...

Health

Study: An apple a day doesn’t keep doc away

CHICAGO   An apple a day doesn’t necessarily keep the doctor away. That’s according to proverb-busting research that found daily apple eaters had just as many doctor visits as those who ate fewer or no apples.  More...

Many rural hospitals in state lack funds

FRANKFORT  As many as one-third of Kentucky’s rural hospitals are in poor financial shape, and the survival of some will likely depend on their willingness to adopt new business models, state Auditor Adam Edelen said this week.  More...

As patients face death, docs push straight talk on care

WASHINGTON  Dr. More...

Obituaries

Sharon Henson succumbs at 50

Sharon Gail Henson, 50, of Jenkins, died March 26 at the Greg & Noreen Wells Hospice Center in Hazard. Born in Raleigh, N.C., to Margaret Bentley, now of Jenkins, and the late James Henson, she was a stepdaughter of the late Harold Bentley. More...

Services held for Sarah Morgan

Sarah Morgan, 59, of Craft’s Colly, died March 28, at Hazard Appalachian Regional Hospital. Born in Letcher County, she was a daughter of the late Woodrow and Henrietta Partin Cole. More...

Rites held for Robert Craft

Funeral services for Robert L. Craft, 62, of Lexington, were held March 28 in Whitesburg. Born in Paris to the late Aaron and Leova Fugate Craft, he died March 25 at the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington. More...