‘Smart bomb’ hits breast cancer





Doctors have successfully dropped the first “smart bomb” on breast cancer, using a drug to deliver a toxic payload to tumor cells while leaving healthy ones alone. In a key test involving nearly 1,000 women with very advanced disease, the experimental treatment extended by several months the time women lived without their cancer getting worse, doctors reported this week at […]

Annette Gail Damron dies at 73



Funeral services for Annette Gail Damron, 73, of Jenkins, were held June 2 in Pound, Va. She died May 31 at Pikeville Medical Center. A daughter of the late Seldon and Elsie Hill Fleming, she was a sister of the late Phyllis Bobbit, Charlotte Jane Fleming, Jason Fleming and Shirley Fleming. She enjoyed working in her flower garden, sewing and […]

Watchful waiting for prostate cancer



DEAR DR. DONOHUE: I am an 80-year-old male whose annual physical exam was good. My wife and I have a good sex life. We’ve been married 61 years. However, my PSA rose to 5.7. My family doctor sent me to a urologist, who suggested a biopsy. The urologist said my prostate gland is normal for my age and had no […]

Pill slows prostate cancer’s growth




A hormone-blocking pill approved last year for some men with advanced prostate cancer now also seems to help a wider group of men who were given it sooner in the course of treating their disease. In a study of nearly 1,100 such men, Johnson & Johnson’s Zytiga doubled the time patients lived without their cancer getting worse. The drug also […]

Online ‘zombie’ talk grows after string of gory incidents




First came Miami: the case of a naked man eating most of another man’s face. Then Maryland, a college student telling police he killed a man, then ate his heart and part of his brain. It was different in New Jersey, where a man stabbed himself 50 times and threw bits of his own intestines at police. They peppersprayed him, […]

What group did ‘Walk Right In’?



1. Name the female vocalist who had hits with “Fever” and “Alright, Okay, You Win.” 2. Name the group that released “Walk Right In” in 1963. 3. Which singer-songwriter is best known for “Come Monday” and “Margaritaville”? 4. Of all the cover versions of “You Send Me,” which artist took the song to the top of the charts? 5. “These […]

Mumford & Sons taking 1-day fest to Bristol, Va./Tenn.



Mumford & Sons have announced they will be in downtown Bristol, Va./Tenn., on Saturday, August 11 for a “Gentlemen of the Road Stopover.” Featuring local vendors and activities, the Stopover will begin with a concert at a unique site and end with a series of smaller events involving local businesses, venues, and, most importantly, local people. Mumford & Sons will […]

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. LETCHER COUNTY ROCK, POP, BLUES, RAP, CHRISTIAN THE STEEPWATER BAND with WAYNE GRAHAM BAND and VANLEAR BLACK; Fri., […]

Moments and Memories of WHS



March 1968 Black KatNew interns at WHS Mr. Frazier has four student teachers from Morehead State University. Mr. Robert A. Keathley from Martin in Floyd County and Mr. Dennis H. Phillips from Belfry in Pike County will teach from Feb. 5 to March 1 inclusive. Miss Joan Hale and Mrs. Raymond Madden, both from Redfox in Knott County, will teach […]

Caudill named Rogers Explorer



Brady Caudill, a student at Jenkins Independent School, has been invited to build his math, science, and technology skills this summer as a participant in The Center for Rural Development’s 2012 Rogers Explorers youth leadership program. He is the son of Lynn and Chris Gilliam of Jenkins. He was selected from 187 applicants from across southern and eastern Kentucky to […]


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