The way we were

Clips from Mountain Eagle front pages over the past 50 years

August 6, 1959 Russia and its premier Nikita Krushchev found their way into the discussion of Letcher County school problems at the Board of Education meeting Saturday. Supt. of schools W.B. Hall and Board Chairman Dr. B.F. Wright accused each other of trying to be the “Krushchev” of the county school system. J. Clyde Frazier of Whitesburg this week took […]

Female facial hair can be hormone-related

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: I’m a 26-year-old woman with an embarrassing problem. I’m growing a mustache. What causes this? I have started to shave, but I worry that shaving is going to make the hair grow faster and coarser. I see some hair on my breasts, too. What can I do about this? — V.K. ANSWER: Hair growth in females in […]

Ermine seniors go on shopping trip

The Ermine Senior Citizens Center had its weekly Bingo game last week, and lots of nice gifts were won. July 29 was our shopping trip to Wise, Va. We had two buses to take the seniors. We shopped at the Super Wal-Mart, Magic Mart, then we ate lunch at the steak house in Norton. It was Rhuford Hart’s birthday (Rhuford, […]

Lou Dobbs challenges CNN

NEW YORK He’s become a publicity nightmare for CNN, embarrassed his boss and hosted a show that seemed to contradict the network’s “no bias” brand. And on top of all that, his ratings are slipping. How does Lou Dobbs keep his job? It’s not a simple answer. CNN insists it is standing behind Dobbs, despite calls for his head from […]

Smith speaks in Washington, D.C.

Anna Smith, whose grandchildren attend Jenkins Head Start/Early Start, recently wrote about her experiences raising her grandchildren. Her letter was sent to Zero to Three, a national nonprofit organization that informs, trains and supports professionals, policymakers and parents in efforts to improve the lives of infants and toddlers. Because of her letter, Smith was invited to be on a panel […]

HCTC to offer mine training

Hazard Community and Technical College, part of the Kentucky Coal Academy, offers the following mine-related training both on and off the worksite: initial MET training, initial electrical training, initial underground and surface training, initial blasters training, MET retraining, electrical retraining, underground and surface retraining, blasters retraining, hydraulic training on basic and advanced hydraulics trainers, electrical training on Joy and DBT […]

Car Talk

Submersion in water might have fried air-bag system

Dear Tom and Ray: I live here in England (my wife is from New Jersey, and she introduced me to you guys). Recently my wife and I drove our “eBay special” Renault Laguna to Twickenham in Surrey. We parked not far from the river and went for a coffee. When we returned to the car an hour later (it was […]

Pregnant women, elderly, kids to get first flu shots

ATLANTA Pregnant women, health care workers and children six months and older should be placed at the front of the line for swine flu vaccinations later this year, a U.S. government panel has recommended. The panel also said those first vaccinated should include parents and other caregivers of infants; nonelderly adults who have high-risk medical conditions; and young adults ages […]


ONE YEAR OLD — Aubrey Patterson turned one year old on July 22. She is the daughter of Mallory Eldridge and Jamy Patterson of Whitesburg. Her grandparents are Mike and Karen Eldridge of Blackey, and Kaye and Ike Patterson of Whitesburg.

‘Let’s Make a Deal’ returning to TV

PASADENA, Calif. The game show “Let’s Make a Deal” is coming back to daytime television. CBS says that an updated version of the show will debut Oct. 5, with Wayne Brady as host. The network says that the premise of audience members trying to win cash and prizes by making “wacky deals” will be intact. Monty Hall, longtime host of […]