Obama thanks No. 1 Wildcats for Haitian relief



COLUMBIA, S.C. President Barack Obama called Kentucky coach John Calipari to praise the program — and to caution the top-ranked Wildcats. The country’s No. 1 college basketball fan thanked Calipari and his players Tuesday for helping to raise more than $1 million as part of the “Hoops for Haiti” telethon. Then Obama counseled them to keep their focus and not […]

10-day stretch tests LCC girls



To say that the last 10 days have been tough on the Letcher County Central Lady Cougars is an understatement, said to coach Dickie Adams. During this stretch, LCCHS has seen its 14-game winning streak and No. 24 state ranking go down the drain. “We played perhaps our best half of basketball in winning (52-49) at Montgomery County (on Jan. […]

Gabby’s fishing fever

Now is the time to go fishing

With the cool weather a lot of folks think that they will have to wait several months to go fishing again. But this is not the case. For the angler that can stand the cold weather, there is a world of fishing opportunity. Several fish are active during the winter months, and some fish like smallmouth bass and stripper are […]

Struttin’ Time

Keeping an eye on issues in Tips on winter trips

There are some legislative bills we need to watch that are important to hunters. Remember, anytime the lawmakers are in Frankfort, we are in danger. As true sportsmen — and keep in mind that someone who kills out of season, or hunts without a license, or kills over limit, is not a true sportsman — we need to keep a […]

Has NASCAR seen the light?



Empty seats and slipping TV ratings have always pulled hard at the heartstrings — or should I say purse strings — of NASCAR. The sanctioning body has kept the Sprint Cup Series under its thumb for several years now and in the process many of the changes that it implemented hurt the racing that ultimately was responsible for filling those […]

Turkey season to open April 17



Kentucky’s 2010 spring wild turkey hunting season will open statewide Saturday, April 17, and close Sunday, May 9. The youthonly season will be April 3-4. The Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Commission, at its August meeting, recommended April’s second Saturday as a permanent general season opener, but the proposal has not yet completed the legislative approval process. The new license year […]

SKCTC names students to the Dean’s List



Students named to the Dean’s List for the fall 2009 semester at Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College are: Angel Lynn Adams, Dallas S. Adams, Katherine A. Adams, Kayla R. Adams, Larissa D. Addington, Matthew B. Amburgey, Amber D. Back, Steven Baker, Tonya L. Baker, William Arthur Baker, Christopher Douglas Bates, Robin R. Bates, Pam Michelle Bannett, Micah Shai Boyd, […]

Speak Your Piece

Tell us what’s on your mind. No need to give your name.

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.com Was it really worth it to leave home and move away from your sick daughter for another man? I guess it was to you ‘cause you don’t have a conscience for all the […]

President Obama, state your business



We have a friend whose response to any kind of waffling is a blunt three-word directive: “State your business.” That phrase kept coming to mind this week as we awaited President Obama’s first State of the Union address. He’s to deliver the speech on Wednesday evening, and we’re writing this on Tuesday, with nothing more than a vague idea about […]

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