The Church is Jesus Christ

To the Editor: I am writing in reference to the article in The Mountain Eagle, Nov. 11, 2009, page 12, entitled ‘The Church by God’s Design’ by Robert Adams of the Church of Christ at Mayking, Kentucky. Mr. Adams, you asked the question, “How many of us know what the Church really is? I believe we will prove the Church […]

Sheriff ’s deputies help save horses, animals

Since becoming certified as equine investigators eight months ago, two Letcher County sheriff’s deputies have investigated at least 20 cases involving malnourished, lost or abandoned horses. The newest case involves two horses found on a road at Indian Creek on Nov. 20. “We asked people on Indian Creek and no one claimed them,” said LaShawna Frazier, one of the sheriff […]

Cool summer made coal stockpiles grow; more cuts may come

Despite large cuts in production, U.S. coal stockpiles have continued to grow in 2009. As supply of coal outpaces demand, industry officials are predicting more widespread production cuts in the next year, Kris Maher of The Wall Street Journal reports. A recent uptick in U.S. industrial activity hasn’t been enough to raise depressed coal prices in the major U.S. producing […]


Tyme to play

East KY Tyme, a countrybluegrass band, will perform at the Hemphill Community Center Friday, Dec. 4, from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. The group will also play at the Kingdom Come Community Center, located in the old Kingdom Come Elementary School building, on Saturday, Dec. 5. For more information, call Astor Taylor, (606) 633-2708, or visit www.eastkytyme.com.

Praises Meade

To the Editor: The Kentucky Department of Veterans Affairs and the Office of Kentucky Veterans Centers would like to take this opportunity to express our thanks to Letcher County Clerk Winston Meade for raising funds for the Paul E. Patton Eastern Kentucky Veterans Center (EKVC) located in Hazard, Ky. Through their “Hope for Tomorrow” program, the Letcher County Clerk’s Office […]

Wind firms claim to hire more workers than coal does

The wind-energy industry says it employs more Americans than coal mining. A new report from the American Wind Energy Association says wind industry jobs jumped to 85,000 in 2008, up 70 percent from the previous year. The U.S. Department of Energy reported coal mining employed close to 81,000 people in 2007, and Todd Woody of Fortune magazine reports reports coal […]


Nashville-based country rock band Halfway to Hazard delivered a holiday treat to its fans on Nov. 27 by performing a well-received acoustic concert at Summit City in downtown Whitesburg. Tickets sold out quickly for the show, County and Tolliver is from Knott County.

Finally, a better mousetrap has been invented — really!

Points East

The ultimate goal among amateur inventors when I was growing up was to invent a better mousetrap. The spring-loaded, fingerbreaking harness on top of a flat piece of wood that was tripped when the mouse or rat nuzzled the bait and made the trap spring to crush its body with a mighty copper bar has been the industry standard almost […]

Car Talk

Snafu changes reader’s opinion about car

Dear Tom and Ray: Last week I bought a used 2007 Mazda 3 with 43,000 miles for $10,800 at a dealership. I went through the financing process, signed the final purchase papers and called my insurance company to transfer my plates. As I hung up the phone with my insurance company, the sales manager came over to me and said […]