‘Standby mode’ sucks energy, raises power bills

COLUMBUS, Ohio A force as insidious as Dracula is quietly sucking a nickel of every dollar’s worth of the electricity that seeps from your home’s outlets. Insert the little fangs of your cell phone charger in the outlet and leave it there, phone attached: That is vampire electronics. Allow your computer to hide in the cloak of darkness known as […]

Careful, it’s mating season for deer

Motorists in Kentucky are being urged to use caution during the upcoming deer mating season. Nationally, an estimated 500,000 vehicle collisions with deer occur on U.S. roadways each year, causing an average of $2,000 in damage per vehicle. Despite the popular misconception that hunters are flushing the deer out into the roadways in greater numbers this time of year due […]

We take the natural beauty of our mountains for granted

To the Editor: Ray and I had planned to drive across the Little Shepherd Trail to enjoy the beautiful fall foliage. So the day we planned our trip, it just happened to be raining. We didn’t let a little much needed rain stop us. We started our drive on 119 across Pine Mountain and I personally think Pine Mountain is […]

You may have benign tumor in your brain

MRI scans find brain abnormalities not as uncommon as we've believed

ATLANTA One in 60 older people may be walking around with benign brain tumors and do not know it. Even more may have bulging blood vessels in the head that could burst. These results come from a surprising new Dutch study that finds brain abnormalities are not all that uncommon. It is not clear how alarming this is. Most of […]


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 STEVIE WONDER; Sat., Dec. 1 in Nashville, Tenn., at the Sommit Center (501 […]


Tyme to play

East KY Tyme will perform at 8 p.m., Nov. 10, at The Country Cabin II in Norton, Va. The new facility is located across Alternate Rte. 58 from the original Country Cabin, 1 1/2 miles west of Norton. For more information, call (276) 679-2632.


Does light on the oil mean heavy on the mileage

Dear Tom and Ray: I am 12 years old and love your column and radio show so much! We have a 2006 Honda Fit. I heard one time on your show that if you use a lighter oil, you will get better mileage. Is that true? Will using a lighter oil increase our mileage? – DJ RAY: Yes, and we […]

Dylan Halcomb falls asleep at his birthday party


My mom, Jean, went up a few weeks ago and visited with Louise Dixon. She was doing well. She had been in the hospital recently. They enjoyed talking about old times on Elk Creek. Happy birthday to Geraldine Blair of Elk Creek. It was on Oct. 23. Dylan Halcomb of Elk Creek, had his first birthday party at the Blackey […]

Krauss, Plant form unlikely alliance

NASHVILLE, Tennessee Alison Krauss is a master at slipping into musical styles. As a singer, musician and producer, the bluegrass star has worked with artists as diverse as Sting, Brad Paisley, James Taylor, Phish, Dolly Parton and Alan Jackson. Her latest project, with former Led Zeppelin frontman Robert Plant, might be her most ambitious yet. Produced by T Bone Burnett […]