Hunting class set for Feb. 17 & 18

A free hunter education course will be held from 6 to 9:30 p.m. Feb. 17 and 18 and at 9 a.m. Feb. 19 at Hemphill Community Center. Upon completion, the class is valid in any state where certification is required. For more information, call Will Connelly at 633-5012 or 335- 9437, or e-mail willconn@tvscable.com.

E-m@il address

In addition to the telephone and the U.S. Mail, The Mountain Eagle accepts comments to Speak Your Piece by electronic mail. Our address is: mtneagle@bellsouth.net This is to some of my in-laws: The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has determined the maximum safe load capacity on my butt is two (2) persons at a time — unless I install […]

Tyme to play

East KY Tyme, a country/ bluegrass band, will play Friday, Feb. 18, at Hemphill Community Center from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Food will be available for purchase. Everyone is invited to attend. For more information, call Astor Taylor, (606) 633- 2708, or visit www.eastkytyme.comor East KY Tyme’s Myspace or Facebook page.

DNA tests could reveal proof of incest

LONDON Scientists conducting DNA tests on disabled children may inadvertently make startling discoveries of incest, sparking a range of ethical dilemmas that require guidance, doctors say. In a letter to the medical journal Lancet published, Arthur Beaudet of Baylor College of Medicine in Houston and colleagues point out several thorny issues DNA experts may confront when performing genetic tests on […]

Johnson receives training

Jenkins Independent School District Technology Coordinator Damian Johnson has been named an Apple Certified System Administrator after receiving nearly five weeks of training in Apple computers. Thirty-seven Kentucky educators recently completed the training, which is offered through Dataseam, which donates computers to schools. In addition to classroom work, the computers are used by researchers at the University of Louisville’s James […]


In praise of UK’s Extension office

I believe, very strongly, that the best thing the University of Kentucky gives to Kentuckians from Paducah to Pike County has little to do with basketball and football teams and how they fare upon on the grass there on football playing field or the hardwood courts where basketballs are dribbled and passed about or where women practice volleyball on the […]

Blood drive set

The Kentucky Blood Center Bloodmobile will be at Whitesburg Plaza from noon to 6:30 p.m., Feb. 24. The drive is sponsored by the Whitesburg Walmart. Blood donors must be at least 17 years old, and weigh at least 110 pounds. For more information, call (800) 775-2522.

Grammys still behind on rap

LOS ANGELES The Recording Academy week of Grammy festivities kicked off with the Grammy Museum’s first exhibit on the history of hip-hop, exploring rap’s triumphs over three decades while also presenting the academy’s own history with the genre. This year’s awards, however, were the lowlights in the Grammys’ complicated relationship with hip- hop. Eminem again found himself on the losing […]