January 8, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

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Apartments for seniors to open soon

Senior citizens in Letcher County will soon be given the opportunity to move into new apartments in the same building in which some of them once attended school.  The 101-year-old building that once housed Jenkins High School is being converted More...

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More good news for independent judiciary system

My friend Greg Jarrett from Fox News was the first to point out the irony. A few days earlier, I had made the point that it was a George W. More...

Hidden consensus for justice

Why are we arguing about issues that were settled decades ago? Why, for example, is it so hard to extend unemployment insurance at a time when the jobless rate nationally is still at 7 percent, and higher than that in 21 states?  More...

Sports

Louisville has become ‘Stepping Stone U.’

Happy 2014, Charlie Strong.  Football in Texas is like football in Brazil, nationalized and a little nuts. Texas is a nation, isn’t it? More...

Boys keep getting better

Fresh off a respectable showing in the Pikeville Invitational last week, the Cougars appear to be making progress and are much improved from the opening week of the season. More...

LCC girls on road again

With their victory last Saturday at district foe Knott County Central, the Letcher County Central Lady Cougars are back on the plus side of the ledger with a 6-5 overall mark and 3-0 in district play. More...

Families & Friends

Ohio Valley turned into deep freezer

Southern Ohio

Happy New Year everyone!  It is a rainy, cold, dreary, gray day in the Ohio Valley area, which has turned into a deep freezer! Oh, what am I complaining about it? More...

DEER HUNTER

Loretta Lucas Blair of Indianapolis, Ind., killed this deer on Nov. 15. She says, “Not bad for a 78-year-old woman, not bad for a coal miner’s daughter. What do you think, Brother Neal?”   More...

Will Caudill & Route 7 to play

Will Caudill & Route 7 will play at Country Cabin II in Norton, Va., on Saturday, Jan. 11. The show will take place from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Admission is $5 for adults and $1 for children 2 to 11 years old.   More...

Entertainment

Contest to include digital photos, art

The Kentucky Department of Agriculture’s annual poster and essay contest will include a category for digital submissions this year . More...

Appreciation dinner Jan. 19

The Mountain Shrine Club in Whitesburg will hold an appreciation dinner from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on January 19. Dinners will include desserts and drinks. For more information, call 634-5898.   More...

Shooting match

A shooting match will be held at 2 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 12, at the American Legion. Straight guns only, no barrels over 36 inches, no scopes, no peep sites. All guns will be checked before each match. More...

Breaking News - 1/10/2014 12:45 PM

Murder charges referred to grand jury - Free Access

Detective Says Suspects Attempted to Get Inside Vehicle Carrying Injured Victims

Charges against two Pike County men accused in the New Year’s Day stabbing death of 24-year-old Michael Shane Hogg have been referred to the Letcher County Grand Jury for further action. More...

MCHC teaming with UK, ARH for cardiologists; Pikeville docs still here

The Mountain Comprehensive Healthcare Corporation (MCHC) and the ARH Cardiology Associates kicked off the New Year with a new partnership that is now offering MCHC patients local access to cardiovascular care backed by the UK Gill Heart Institute.&nb More...

News

KRADD to meet

The Kentucky River District Board of Health will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, January 14. The meeting will take place at Ponderosa in Hazard.   More...

From space camp to coal camp

MJP students learn similarities of two worlds

Students at Martha Jane Potter Elementary attended the “Mars Invasion 2030-From Coal Camp to Space Camp” at Hazard Learning Center last month. More...

FREEZE FRAMES

A state highway truck slid over a hill near Thornton Monday while AT&T lineman John Compton worked in Whitesburg.   More...

Columns

Historic smoking report was released 50 years ago

The Way We Were

Fifty years ago, ashtrays seemed to be on every table and desk. Athletes and even Fred Flintstone endorsed cigarettes in TV commercials. Smoke hung in the air in restaurants, offices and airplane cabins. More than 42 percent of U.S. More...

Clips from available Mountain Eagle pages since our founding in 1908

The Way We Were

Thursday, January 11, 1934  More...

Salome's Stars

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Although you’re getting kudos and other positive reactions to your suggestions, don’t let the cheers drown out some valid criticisms. Better to deal with them now than later.  More...

Speak Your Piece

Speak Your Piece

Tell us what’s on your mind. No need to give your name.

Call 633-7508 from 9 am Tuesday to 9 am Friday.  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   More...

Health

Reach for phone, crash your car

A sophisticated, realworld study confirms that dialing, texting or reaching for a cellphone while driving raises the risk of a crash or near-miss, especially for younger drivers. More...

Shingles rash gone, but pain lingers on

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: Will you please do a column on shingles? I have gone through 12 weeks of the nastiest, worst illness possible. I never hear anything on TV about it. — J.C.  ANSWER: I’ll have another go at shingles. More...

Child sleepless? Blame body clock

“Just one more story, please?” “I need a glass of water.” “Mom, I can’t sleep!”  When youngsters continually struggle to fall asleep at night, new research suggests maybe their body clock doesn’t m More...

Obituaries

Former teacher James Baldwin dies

James M. More...

Gerald E. Blair dies at 64

Funeral services for Gerald E. Blair, 64, were held December 30 at Blair Branch Old Regular Baptist Church. More...

Patsy Polly buried at Ermine

Funeral services for Patsy Ruth Polly, 76, were held December 20 at Everidge Funeral Home in Whitesburg. More...