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 THE 23 STRING BAND; Thu., June 3 in Whitesburg at Summit […]

What comes around goes around

Hello once again! How’s everything in your little corner of the world? As I start to write this column I can feel the longing once more to head for the mountains that I love so much. I am finally able to bend over and work in my yard a bit without pain taking me to my knees. I better get […]

Blood pressure goal met but many still have it

CHICAGO Half of the 70 million Americans with high blood pressure are keeping it under control by taking medication, meeting a government goal set a decade ago and reducing their risk of life-threatening health problems, a study suggests. Almost one in three adults has high blood pressure. In 1988, only about 27 percent of them kept it under control. By […]

HCTC to off er coal training

Hazard Community and Technical College will offer an initial 24-hour surface class beginning Monday, June 7. Classes run two weeks Monday, Wednesday and Thursday of each week from 6 to 10 p.m. The instructor is Vance Arnold. Contact Dianna to register at 606- 487-3292.

We should ban the burqa

Belgium has banned the burqa, the head-to-toe veil worn in parts of the Muslim world. French President Nicolas Sarkozy wants his country to follow suit. What’s an open-minded person to think? The answer is, you have every right to regulate your world. Burqa-wearing is often forced upon women by men. By covering the face, it negates the woman’s existence, and […]

Bluegrass musical set in coalfields

NEW YORK An underlying disaster drives the memorable characters in “The Burnt Part Boys,” a warmhearted, bluegrass-infused, off -Broadway musical that follows several fatherless teenagers on a dangerous coming-of-age journey. Set in West Virginia coal country in 1962, the tuneful new musical features two brothers and their friends, most of whom lost their fathers in a coal-mine explosion 10 years […]


Report: Tobacco companies court young women

With half of all men in some developing countries already hooked on cigarettes, the tobacco industry is now courting lucrative new customers — young women, a new report says. About 80 percent of the world’s estimated 1 billion smokers are men, but more women are picking up the habit in some countries as flavored products and glossy feminine packaging cater […]

Marshall Stone buried at Kona

Marshall Glennon Slone, 62, formerly of Carlisle, died May 26 at his home at Kona. He was a son of Marion Paul Stone of Kona and the late Janice Delight Ruddell, and was the grandson of the late Anna Lou Conway, Marshall Hill Ruddell Sr., Callie Cleveland Shrout, and Glennon Cash Stone. He was captain of security for Murray Guard […]

Now here’s a tip

• “Here’s a great idea for sewers out there. Sew several towels together in a giant square for a family beach blanket. This works great, since it’s absorbent, and the large size gives you room for what our family calls a ‘sand border.’ That’s the area of the towel that get sandy from your feet.” — A.C. in California • […]