June 7, 2017 RSS feed / Families & Friends

Memorial services are drawing fewer people

Hope this week’s column finds all well and enjoying the first week of June.  Recently, the Letcher Area Homemakers held their monthly meeting and had a ladies’ tea party. More...

PRESENTED WITH SCHOLARSHIP —

During the Letcher County Extension Homemaker Annual Meeting on May 22 at the Letcher County Extension Office, Luke Little was presented a scholarship from the Homemaker’s Association by Vernel More...

Many predicted Eric Conn would run away

FRANKFORT  At the time he was arrested for defrauding taxpayers of $600 million, disability attorney Eric Conn spoke multiple languages, had crossed the border 140 times in the past decade and had told at least six people he would flee the count More...

5K race will benefit search and rescuers

The Running Bear 5K will be held June 15 at Fishpond Lake.  Registration will begin at 9 a.m., with the run at 10 a.m. Entry fee is $20, and registrants will get a free Running Bear 5K T-shirt while supplies last. More...

Rain has been good for the weeds

Hello everyone, hope you are all doing well and enjoying the weather when it’s pretty. We had rain again Monday and it’s making the weeds and grass grow.  Everyone’s gardens that I’ve seen look good; I wish I had one. More...

Be wary of student loan repayment companies

If you owe money on federal student loans, you should be wary of sales pitches from companies offering to help borrowers lower their payments, warns the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA). More...

My first air show

May 6 and May 7, Travis Air Force Base, Calif., put on a great air show. It was called Wings Over Solano County.  The show featured the USAF Thunderbirds and many other aerobatics performers. More...

Community calendar

June 9 — A free healthy baby workshop will be held at noon at the Letcher County Extension Office in Whitesburg. All women attending will receive free baby items, and door prizes will be given. Lunch will be provided. More...

At the Farmers Market: Broccoli

With June comes the start of summer and an abundance of fresh produce available at the Letcher County Farmers Market. An in-season produce offering you may not necessarily associate with late spring and early summer is broccoli.  More...

The next six months will go fast

It seems that we just said goodbye and it is already time for another bit of ramblings from my little corner of the world.  I love the warm weather that spring and summer bring. More...

Memorial held for Kevin Boggs

Memorial services were held in Whitesburg Sunday for Kevin Leighton Boggs, 52, who died June 2.  A motorcycle enthusiast known for his friendly smile, Boggs was president of the Seventh Sons Motorcycle Club of Whitesburg. More...

Appalshop honored as a top arts center

Appalshop has been named to the 2017 Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Top 100 list. The list honors those who “create cultural movement,” according to the Center. “This year, the list takes on a renewed urgency and importance. More...

Job fair is scheduled

Bluegrass Solar will host a job fair Saturday, June 10, at the old Whitesburg Post Office.  The fair will include representatives from Star Solar of Louisville and Interapt, a coding and technical retraining company from Pikeville.  The job More...

Anderson was deputy sheriff for many years

Funeral services for former Letcher County Deputy Sheriff Clyde “Poppy” Anderson, 76, were held June 5 in Millstone.  Born in Letcher County to the late Bill and Ethel Anderson, Anderson died June 1 at the Bristol Regional Medical Ce More...

American Legion to hold Service Office

America Legion Post 104 will have its Service Office at the Neon City Hall from noon to 3 p.m. on the second Wednesday of each month. 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...

Bible trivia

1. Is the book of Galatians in the Old or New Testament or neither?  2. Which book could be summarized, “Pay attention, God has a master plan in the works that we need to be a part of ”? More...