Better be on lookout for Haley Barbour



The Drudge Report headline declaring that “Murdoch Gives $1 Million to Haley Barbour” is not technically accurate. In fact, News Corporation (full disclosure: I’m a contributor to Fox News) gave $1 million to the Republican Governors Association, of which Barbour is the chair. But the headline caught my attention because if there’s one Republican I’m worried about going into what […]

The real JetBlue heroes




The JetBlue flight attendant who theatrically quit his job by cursing out a “rude” passenger and exiting via an emergency slide has become a working-class hero to many. But Steven Slater’s story didn’t hold up for long. It now appears that the gash allegedly caused by someone slamming an overhead bin into his head was there before the flight. Slater […]

The way we were



Clips from Mountain Eagle front pages over the past 50 years August 18, 1960 A three-member commission has completed division of Letcher County into three magisterial districts instead of the present eight. The change will take place at the next election for magistrates, which will be held in 1961.  A&P Food Stores has started construction of a new modern […]

Salome’s Stars



ARIES (March 21 to April 19) This could be the time to try soothing whatever bad feelings might be lingering ‘twixt and among colleagues, friends or family members. But be sure you do so without favoring any side. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) An idea is only an idea until you put that clever Bovine mind to work to […]

Strange But True



• Conservative author and commentator William F. Buckley Jr., a graduate of Yale University, once made the following controversial remark: “I’d rather entrust the government of the United States to the first 400 people listed in the Boston telephone directory than to the faculty of Harvard University.” • The first auctions in recorded history were held in 450 B.C. in […]

Car Talk

Mower jump-start can be done, if you know what you’re doing

Dear Tom and Ray: This question isn’t about a specific car, but is a general equipment question. Of course, during the winter, my riding lawn mower has gotten no driving time, and thus the battery has died. I was wondering if it is safe to jump-start the lawn mower with my car, and if you have any tips on how […]

Now here’s a tip



• With school back in session soon (if it’s not already), you can save resources and money by reusing sandwich bags. It seems like such a small thing, but if you’re using the baggie for a sandwich, then just wrap the sandwich in a paper towel (which you can then use as a napkin) or a piece of waxed paper […]

Moments in Time



• On Aug. 30, 31 B.C., Cleopatra, queen of Egypt and lover of Julius Caesar and Mark Antony, takes her life following the defeat of her forces against Octavian, the future first emperor of Rome. Although Cleopatra had no Egyptian blood, she alone in her ruling house learned Egyptian. • On Aug. 31, 1888, Mary Ann Nichols, the first victim […]

SPEAKING OF SOAPS



RECAPS – 8/16-8/20 ALL MY CHILDREN Æ Annie and JR convinced Scott and Marissa that they had not slept together. Jesse watched Angie’s sonogram with her and they were both emotional. JR tried to reach out to Marissa but she was too tied up with guilt to respond. Zack questioned Kendall, Ryan and Greenlee about their plot against David. David […]

Daryle Singletary to headline Riverside Days Sat., Aug. 21



On Saturday, August 21, country star Daryle Singletary will headline the Riverside Days festival in Whitesburg, sponsored by the City of Whitesburg, Coca-Cola, and the Riverside Days Festival Committee. The three-day festival will be held at Riverside Park next to Whitesburg ARH Hospital beginning on Thursday, Aug. 19. Singletary first hit the charts in 1995 and has several hits including, […]


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