CDC off ers contraception advice for some ill women




ATLANTA U.S. health officials have for the first time released contraception safety guidelines for more than 1 million women who have had weight-loss surgery or have certain medical conditions. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines says it’s safe for women with medical conditions to use most contraceptives. But the CDC issued some warnings, including some concerning birth control […]

Car Talk

Attack of the stuck distributor

Dear Tom and Ray: It was a rainy afternoon … I had driven a couple of miles when the car stalled. I opened the hood and stared at the engine. What else is there to do? After 15 minutes and a few more tries, the engine started and I limped home. It was really wet a few days ago, and […]

The way we were

Clips from Mountain Eagle front pages over the past 50 years

June 2, 1960 John William Craighton Collins, who was famed in the late ‘30s as the “boy mayor” of Whitesburg, was the recent guest at Blackey of his father, John D. Collins. Bill Collins was a senior at Whitesburg High School in 1936 during the primary election. As a lark, Bill’s classmates proposed him as a candidate for mayor. They […]

Salome’s Stars



ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Choosing to work with someone you once thought might have been disloyal is a courageous move. The logical next step is to talk things out so there’ll be no reason for raising suspicions again. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Take your time making a decision about a personal or work-related relationship. New facts […]

Strange But True



• It was multi-talented Sir Francis Bacon — he was a statesman, lawyer, scientist, philosopher and author — who made the following sage observation: “If a man will begin with certainties, he shall end in doubts; but if he will be content to begin with doubts, he shall end in certainties.” • One of the most highly praised actresses of […]

Patch Work

Get ready for ‘4G’ hype


NEW YORK Cell phone companies are about to barrage consumers with advertising for the next advance in wireless network technology: “4G” access. The companies are promising faster speeds and the thrill of being the first on the block to use a new acronym. But there’s less to 4G than meets the eye, and there’s little reason for people to scramble […]

SPEAKING OF SOAPS

RECAPS – 5/31-6/4

ALL MY CHILDREN Æ Caleb was concerned about Erica’s deteriorating condition, while Jack continued to search for Erica. David decided to find Erica before Jack. Colby offered to make peace with Liza as long as she stayed out of Colby’s relationship with Damon. David tried to convince Greenlee to not attend Jake and Amanda’s wedding. Annie claimed that JR was […]

Tyme to perform



East KY Tyme, a country/ bluegrass band, will play Friday, June 9, at the Hemphill Community Center from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Food will be available for purchase. Everyone is invited to attend. The group will also perform at the Clinch River Days Festival in St. Paul Va., Sunday, June 6, at 3 p.m. For more information, call Astor Taylor, […]

Coming events



This guide is published by The Mountain Eagle as a public service to help keep readers informed about entertainment events within driving distance of Letcher County. All dates are subject to change. Always check with the venues listed before traveling long distances. ROCK, POP, BLUES RAP, CHRISTIAN In Whitesburg THE 23 STRING BAND; Thu., June 3 in Whitesburg at Summit […]

Bluegrass musical set in coalfields




NEW YORK An underlying disaster drives the memorable characters in “The Burnt Part Boys,” a warmhearted, bluegrass-infused, off -Broadway musical that follows several fatherless teenagers on a dangerous coming-of-age journey. Set in West Virginia coal country in 1962, the tuneful new musical features two brothers and their friends, most of whom lost their fathers in a coal-mine explosion 10 years […]


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