June 21, 2017 RSS feed / Families & Friends

Open window brought breeze to sleepers

Hello everyone! As summer has arrived with some humidity and hot weather, it takes me back to childhood in the mountains of eastern Kentucky once more.  More...

Strange But True

• It was 19th-century journalist and women’s rights advocate Margaret Fuller who made the following sage observation: “A house is no home unless it contains food and fire for the mind as well as the body.”  More...

Cooking classes to begin Thursday

Go to our Facebook page for announcements and pictures posted after each event, www.facebook.com/ pages/Hemphill-Community Center.  More...

Receptions to welcome new SKCTC president

The Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College (SKCTC) Board of Directors will host three community receptions to welcome Dr. Vic Adams, who became SKCTC president on June 1. More...

Cursive could return to classrooms

Kentucky students would be required to learn cursive for the first time under revised state standards under review that also include new standards for calculus.  More...

GOLF SCRAMBLE WINNERS —

A golf team fielded by Community Trust Bank won the Letcher County Chamber of Commerce/Whitesburg Rotary Club Annual Golf Scramble held June 2 at Raven Rock. More...

Tunnel rats were small men

The tunnel rats were American, Australian and New Zealand soldiers who performed underground search and destroy missions during the Viet Nam War.  Tunnel rats were generally, but not exclusively, men of smaller stature (5’6” and unde More...

Bible trivia

By WILSON CASEY   More...

5K run set

The Letcher County Central High School cheerleaders will host a Color Me Disney 5K run beginning at 9 a.m., June 24, at Fishpond Lake. The entry fee is $25 a person and there will also be group rates. More...

Brooke Saurer raising funds for band trip

Brooke Saurer, daughter of James and Valerie Saurer, of Partridge, is a sixyear member of the Letcher County Central High School Band program, and an eight-year band student. More...

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. More...

Community calendar . . .

June 24 — Cross Country Bluegrass will play at the Country Cabin in Norton, Va.; from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Admission is $5 for adults and $1 for children 2 to 11 years old. For more information, call 276-679-3541.   More...

Amburgey family reunion planned

The Amburgey family reunion will be held on Saturday, July 22, and Sunday, July 23. The Saturday dinner will be held at Knott County Central High School and the cost is $15 per person. It will begin at 6 p.m. More...

The cat came back

A fellow by the name of Harry S. Miller is generally credited with writing a song in 1893 that goes something like this:  “Oh the cat came back. More...

Church sells delicious baked spaghetti dinners

Hello everyone, hope you are all doing well and enjoying the pretty weather here or enjoying vacation and having a good time there and ready to get back home and getting caught up with everything there.  More...