2011-03-30

Panel is formed to study possible Rupp renovation



LEXINGTON Kentucky’s storied basketball program regained bragging rights over its rival down the road by ending its Final Four hiatus. Now civic leaders are setting their sights on perhaps outdoing Louisville’s new arena. The day after Kentucky clinched a Final Four berth, Lexington Mayor Jim Gray appointed a 40-plusmember task force Monday to study the future of Rupp Arena, the […]

Currys, Ryans mark anniversaries



Hello from the Ovenfork Center. We sure have had some beautiful weather. We had our potluck, and had about 50 people. Janie Frazier from the Social Security Office was here with some very helpful information. Our director, Trenda Kincer, came and we were glad to have her. Our seniors went to Kingscreek Center for March Madness, which was full of […]

Moments in time



• On April 17, 1790, American statesman, printer, scientist and writer Benjamin Franklin dies in Philadelphia at age 84. Deeply interested in science and technology, his inventions include the Franklin stove, bifocal eyeglasses and the lightning rod. • On April 11, 1814, Napoleon Bonaparte, emperor of France, abdicates the throne and, in the Treaty of Fontainebleau, is banished to the […]

Connie Schultz

You benefit, too

Last week marked the 100th anniversary of the fire that killed 146 workers, most of them women and girls, at the Triangle Shirtwaist Co. in New York. As conservative lawmakers across the country attempt to infect the electorate with anti-union fever, the anniversary is a timely reminder of the early role women played in America’s labor movement and how all […]

2011-03-30 E-Edition

Gabby’s fishing fever

Bluegill fishing is picking up

There are some things for sure that show spring is here. One is the dogwoods in bloom and another is the bluegill fishing getting good. I have received several reports of good bluegill fishing in ponds and area lakes. The warm weather has moved bluegill in toward the bank and shallow water areas. When bluegill move up like this, they […]

Moments and Memories of WHS



Whitesburg schools have record-breaking enrollment The Whitesburg High School and Grade School got off to a good start Monday, as school began for the students of the city. All schedules have been arranged for the classes and enrollments are now complete. There are 16 teachers in the high school and 10 teachers in the grade school and they are faced […]

Speak Your Piece



Call 633-7508 from 9 am Tuesday to 9 am Friday. 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 I’m calling on the comment about The Mountain Eagle, ‘It Screams!’ Yes, it does, because if you live in Laurel County where I […]

Froma Harrop

When government was a bear

Are conservatives right that our government has become overbearing? Is it true that the rights of the individual, enshrined at the dawn of the Republic and cried over by Glenn Beck, are being smashed by the modern state? One doesn’t have to be a conservative to list offensive government interventions. (I don’t think the feds have any business ripping up […]

Struttin’ Time

Join me for a spring turkey hunt

You ready to take a trip and leave the cool weather behind? Get in my truck and let’s go to Florida. We will be doing a three-part Struttin’ Time. First the journey. I can’t help but notice how our way of life has changed, not in my opinion, always for the best. We are in the truck, and I hand […]