ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Untangling personal problems might take more time than the impatient Lamb expected. B ut it’s important to hang in there until all those knotty situations are straightened out. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) You still need to work out last-minute snags in your dealings with a rival. Hold your ground despite a perceived […]

Study: Ginger eases chemo nausea

MILWAUKEE Ginger, long used as a folk remedy for soothing tummyaches, helped tame one of the most dreaded side effects of cancer treatment — nausea from chemotherapy, the first large study to test the herb for this has found. People who started taking ginger capsules several days before a chemo infusion had fewer and less severe bouts of nausea afterward […]

Reunions • Reunions • Reunions

To list reunions in The Mountain Eagle’s weekly reunion column, send information in writing to Reunions, The Mountain Eagle, Box 808, Whitesburg, Ky. 41858. Information must be received by Friday to be included in the following week’s issue. DOTY CREEK SCHOOL — The seventh class reunion for all who attended Doty Creek Grade School will be held at the school […]

Tennis camp set

The 34th annual Danny Wood Tennis Camp will be held June 22-26 at the University of Virginia’s College at Wise. The camp, which is open to boys and girls ages 7- 18, will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day. For more information. call (276) 328- 3300 days, or (276) 328-9349 or (276) 3939696 evenings.

Carbon tax plan could increase power bills

PADUCAH, Ky. Power costs in Kentucky and Illinois would shoot up under federal carbon tax legislation targeting states heavily dependent on coal-fired electricity. The nation’s third-leading coal producer, Kentucky would be the hardest-hit state for dollar increases for cooperative customers. Power companies would incur billions of dollars in added costs and pass those along to consumers. Average monthly bills could […]


RECAPS - 5/18-5/22

ALL MY CHILDREN — Jesse found the victim of a gunshot wound, and then fired at a fleeing suspect but hit another person by accident. Liza revealed her plan to fake a pregnancy so she can adopt Amanda’s baby and pass it off as her own. Someone confessed to the murder, but Ryan was doubtful that the confessor really was […]

Testing and Diabetes Control

Keeping blood glucose at near-normal levels helps people with diabetes avoid long-term complications, which can affect the eyes, nerves and kidneys. Testing blood glucose lets you see how well your medications, eating plan and exercise routine are working to achieve this goal. Self-Monitoring Self-monitoring using a blood glucose monitor should be performed each day, at scheduled times determined by your […]

Community would gather on Snell Mountain

Big Cowan

Sorry for not writing anything last week. I have been so busy I didn’t know whether I was coming or going. Hope everyone had a great Mother’s Day. The weather was beautiful but it was very difficult to find a place for lunch because it was so crowded. My sister, Kathy, and I bought plants for the ladies in the […]

AARP to meet

The Letcher County AARP Chapter will meet on Thursday, May 21, at 6 p.m. at the Blackey Senior Citizens Center. Those attending should bring a covered dish and food pantry items. The program will be local gospel singers. Everyone is welcome. For more information, call Berma Matthews at 633-7874.

House numbers should be in spots easily seen, emergency workers say

Police officers, fire fighters and other emergency workers are encouraging Letcher County residents to put their street addresses in a visible location so their homes can be found quickly when needed. “People need to number their houses and make sure their 911 signs stay up,” said Tony Watts, public affairs officer with the Kentucky State Police Post 13 in Hazard. […]