Hospital workers asking for community’s support

To the Editor: I am proud to serve our community as an employee at Appalachian Regional Healthcare’s Whitesburg location. My co-workers and I strive to deliver excellent patient care day in and day out. I am also proud to serve as president of the United Steelworkers Union at USW Local 14568. Our local represents more than 200 hourly workers at […]

Sexual Assault Awareness Month

March is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, and the theme is “Sexual Violence: Know more, know more so you can stop rape.” For information about activities, events, or information about sexual violence or services available to victims, contact Kentucky River Community Care’s Rape Crisis Center at (606) 435-0849, the 24-hour crisis line at 1-800-375-7273 or the 24-hour hearing impaired line at […]

Poll shows Paul, Mongiardo have leads

LOUISVILLE Republican Rand Paul and Democrat Dan Mongiardo have strong leads in their U.S. Senate primary campaigns, according to a new statewide poll. The Courier-Journal/ WHAS-11 Bluegrass Poll found Paul, a Bowling Green doctor, leads Secretary of State Trey Grayson 42 percent to 27 percent in the GOP race. Mongiardo, the state’s lieutenant governor, leads Attorney General Conway by a […]

4-H Clubs to meet

There will be a meeting of the 4-H Poultry Club at 4 p.m. on March 16. A meeting of the 4-H Livestock Club will follow at 6 p.m. Both meetings will take place in the Letcher County Extension Office in Whitesburg.

Quilters working at Ermine Center

Hello sunshine, goodbye to snow. I hope all you seniors are glad to see the sunshine instead of all that you know what. I don’t want to mention the name too much as it may come back. We at Ermine Center had another great week. Most of all our seniors showed up the past week, and the quilters got to […]

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. ROCK, POP, BLUES RAP, CHRISTIAN In Whitesburg STOLL VAUGHN; Thu., March 11 in Whitesburg at Summit City (214 […]

It counts to be counted in Census

Every 10 years, since 1790, a count is made of all persons living in the United States. Mid-March is when everyone can expect to receive a 2010 Census questionnaire in the mail. The form for the 2010 Census is one of the shortest in history and, with just 10 questions, should take only about 10 minutes to fill out. All […]

Highway departments performed remarkably

To the Editor: Between frigid temperatures and snowstorms, the winter of 2010 will be one we will not quickly forget. Snow and ice, compounded with the freezing temperatures day after day, have caused hazardous roads in most communities, including Breathitt, Floyd, Knott, and Letcher counties. However, the county and state road departments performed remarkably, working around the clock to keep […]

Meeting planned

There will be an emergency called meeting of the local chapter of the Paul Collins Chapter of Disabled American Veterans (DAV) at 6 p.m., Friday, March 12, at Dairy Queen in Whitesburg. This meeting is being held to prevent the local DAV Chapter from being closed. For more information, call R.C. Day Jr., 633-2739.

Moments In Time

• On March 28, 1814, the funeral of Guillotin, the inventor and namesake of the infamous execution device, takes place outside of Paris. Guillotin had built the guillotine to show the intellectual and social progress of the Revolution; by killing aristocrats and journeymen the same way, equality in death was ensured. • On March 23, 1839, the initials “O.K.” are […]