April 20, 2011 RSS feed / News

Beshears had $166,224 in joint income last year

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$250 scholarships now being offered

The Mountain Heritage Festival Scholarship Committee is now taking applications for four $250 scholarships for the fall semester. High school seniors and nontraditional students are encouraged to apply. Applications must be returned by May 10. More...

Blood needed

The Kentucky Blood Center Bloodmobile will be at Whitesburg Plaza from noon to 6:30 p.m., April 28. The drive is sponsored by the Whitesburg Walmart. Blood donors must be at least 17 years old, and weigh at least 110 pounds. More...

SKCTC given $500,000

Southeast Kentucky Community & Technical College students will benefit from a $500,000 donation from the Richard and Leslie Gilliam Foundation.  More...

Judge Wright OK’s motion to delay Pigg murder trial

A jury trial which was scheduled to begin April 18 in Letcher Circuit Court for two of three people accused of beating a 70- year- old Goose Creek man to death more than three years ago has been continued.  More...

Sheriff Webb says counterfeit $50 bills are showing up again

A counterfeit $50 bill was discovered at the Ermine Double Kwik Monday and police are advising people to pay close attention when exchanging money.  “We were getting them from everywhere six months ago and it just stopped,” said Letc More...

Ramps becoming mainstream?

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US aims at its deadliest drug problem: painkillers

MIAMI The White House drug czar wants doctors, states and law enforcement working harder to stop America’s deadliest drug-abuse problem: highly addictive prescription painkillers. More...

Wolves plan scrimmage

The Letcher County Wolves football team will host a Meet the Wolves day at 2 p.m., April 30, at the Fleming-Neon football field. More...

Photography workshop set

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Offer solutions for monumental task

Dear Tom and Ray:  More...

YOUNG RIDER —

Bailey Couch is the son of Alana and Michael Couch of Jeremiah. He is the grandson of Allen and Sylvania Whitaker of Jeremiah, and Leo and Judy Couch of Bus. More...

Infant dies

Four-month-old Tiannah Destiny Amelia Potter died April 14 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital.  A daughter of Teddy and Kelly Howard Potter of Deane, she was a granddaughter of the late Teddy Potter.  More...

Auction is set

Whitaker Bank’s Relay for Life team will hold an auction at 7 p.m. on April 22 at Wildcat Auction in Scuddy, located beside R.W. Combs Elementary School. More...

Reunions • Reunions • Reunions

To list reunions in The Mountain Eagle’s weekly reunion column, send information to Reunions, The Mountain Eagle, Box 808, Whitesburg, Ky. 41858. Information must be received by Friday to be included in the following week’s issue.  More...

ROBOT MAKERS —

Gabriel Burns’s 4th grade math class at Martha Jane Potter Elementary School recently studied the many connections that mathematics has to real life in the form of applications. More...

‘Snowbound days’ called success

The Letcher County Public School System is one of four school districts in eastern Kentucky recently approved to allow students to have the option to attend school or complete assignments at home during “snowbound” days.  More...

James River acquisition done

RICHMOND, Va.   James River Coal Co. More...

UK students face possible six percent tuition boost

LOUISVILLE  University of Kentucky students would dig deeper tocovera6percenttuition increase next school year as part of a budget proposal that includes the first pay raises in three years for faculty and staff at the state’s flagship uni More...

Legg wants future voters to prove their citizenship

FRANKFORT  People would be required to show a birth certifi cate or other proof of citizenship before they could register to vote in Kentucky under a proposal by Republican Hilda Legg.  More...

Moments and Memories of Whitesburg High School

2004   Miss Yellowjacket: Brandy Sexton has been selected as Miss Yellowjacket for the 2003-2004 school year. Brandy is the daughter of Allen and Betty Sexton. More...

Lake cleanup set April 30

The 35th annual Carr Creek Lake cleanup will take place from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, April 30. The Cleanup Committee will pay $1 for each full bag of trash. Food and beverages will be provided. More...

Past tragedies recalled

As we turn through the pages of time of years gone by, we can see many things and many changes which have happened.  The event which bears on my mind the most is the school bus tragedy on February 28 in 1958 and how helpless those children were More...

Auction planned April 27

A sealed bid auction of surplus office equipment and other items will be held at the Letcher County Extension Office, 478 Extension Dr., Whitesburg. Items may be viewed and bids submitted on April 27, 28 and 29 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. More...

New hospice care center to open May 3 in Hazard

The option to die at home is one of the hallmarks of hospice care. But for some patients, being home at the end of life is just not possible. Perhaps the patient lives alone. Or his spouse also is ill. More...