2011-08-24

Kicking off the season



Political Cartoon



To perform at Norton Aug. 27



South Mountain Boys will perform at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 27, at the Country Cabin II in Norton, Va. The facility is located across Alternate Rte. 58 from the original Country Cabin, 1½ mile west of Norton. Admission for adults is $5, and $1 for children 2 through 11 years old. For more information, call (276) 679-3541

Jury says gas firm must pay Letcher family $664,490



A Knott Circuit Court jury on Friday awarded $664,490 in damages to a Letcher County family against Chesapeake Appalachia LLC, a subsidiary of Chesapeake Energy Corporation of Oklahoma City, Okla. In 2007, Chesapeake built a compressor station on U.S. Army Corps of Engineers property near the Carr Creek Lake marina and laid 890 feet of natural gas pipeline from the […]

Summer Splash Down held at Ermine center



I guess I’d better let all you good friends out there know what’s been going on at our center at Ermine. The first days of the week we played Rook and Bingo and just talked and ate. Then Thursday, oh! what a day we had. We had our Summer Splash Down party. We had Oven Fork and Jenkins seniors, also […]

2011-08-24 E-Edition

Board stays silent after hearing pleas to keep school open



A citizen’s plea to the Letcher County Board of Education to keep Beckham Bates Elementary School operating drew no response from board members or other school officials during the board’s August meeting this week. Beckham Jent, a bus driver at BBES and a retired custodian, asked the board on Monday night to examine a petition with 286 signatures in favor […]

Obama: Go big, long, global



WASHINGTON President Obama has only one option as he ponders a world economy teetering on the edge: He needs to go big, go long and go global. Obama should not be constrained by what the tea party might allow subservient Republican leaders in Congress to do. He should state plainly, eloquently and in detail what he thinks needs to be […]

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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 Congress thinks it has problems. In my neck of the woods the house of ill repute burned down, the mailman eloped with the bootlegger’s wife, the meth lab blew up, and I dropped […]

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