An alcoholic’s child

If you are the adult child of an alcoholic parent, there’s a lot I’m going to say here that you probably already know. Nobody needs to tell you how a nameless fear in childhood can fuel an obsession in adulthood. For example, maybe you always want to sit with your back to the wall. In a restaurant, in a meeting […]

Reunions • Reunions

To list reunions in The Mountain Eagle’s weekly reunion column, send information in writing to Reunions, The Mountain Eagle, P.O. Box 808, Whitesburg, Ky. 41858. Information must be received by Friday to be included in the following week’s issue. ADAMS —The George M. and Sally Adams family reunion will be held Saturday, Oct. 5, in the dining hall on the […]

Test may identify viruses

It happens too often: A doctor isn’t sure what’s causing someone’s feverish illness but prescribes antibiotics just in case, drugs that don’t work if a virus is the real culprit. Now Duke University researchers are developing a blood test to more easily tell when a respiratory illness is due to a virus and not a bacterial infection, hoping to cut […]

Do push-button starters have built-in protection against grinding the starter?

Car Talk

Dear Tom and Ray: I have a push-button start on my car. When I start the car, I have found that you just need to push the button and let it go, and the car starts. However, my husband insists on keeping the button pushed in until the car actually starts. I say that this is like “grinding the starter” […]

The Way We Were

Clips from available Mountain Eagle pages since our founding in 1908

September 23, 1943 Marion Combs, 49, was found dead near his home at Whitco on Wednesday morning. Mr. Combs died after being hit by a freight train. . Citizens of Whitesburg were surprised Sunday when an Army caravan consisting of four or five large trucks and trailers came from Middlesboro and Harlan. The purpose of the surprise visit was to […]

Hayride planned

Pine Mountain Settlement School will host a fall party and hayride at 1 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 26. Participants will meet at the library. Refreshments will be served. For more information, call Judy Lewis, community coordinator, at (606) 558-3586 or (606) 558-3571.

So-called good cholesterol helps get rid of the bad

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: I have a yearly checkup with a number of blood tests. All has been well for a number of years, except for my HDL cholesterol. I am a 62-year-old woman, and my HDL has hovered around 39. I watch my diet carefully, exercise daily and have taken and am still taking niacin, but the HDL refuses to […]

NAMI walk set Sept. 28

The National Alliance on Mental Health Hazard will hold the third annual NAMI Hazard Walk from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sept. 28. The walk, hosted in partnership with Kentucky River Community Care and ARH – Hazard Psychiatric Center, will take place at Perry County Park in Hazard. The event will include pet contests, expression contest and spirit award, […]

Whitesburg daycare center reopens after 6 days away

After a non-profit daycare center was closed for six days, cofounders of the center decided to reopen and try to tough it out during hard financial times. “We were always committed. We just got overwhelmed,” said Bonita Adams, a cofounder of Appalachian Early Child Development Center. “We still have a desire for the kids and that is the most important […]

Concealed carry class set Oct. 5

A concealed carry class will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Oct. 5, at the Blackey Community Center. The class enables participants to apply for a concealed carry permit. For more information or to register, contact Will Connelly at 633-5012 or willconnelly@yahoo.com.