Ordinance sets rules for selling alcohol by drink

In what Mayor James Wiley Craft called a “red letter day,” the Whitesburg City Council voted unanimously May 11 to approve Ordinance 2007-4, a measure which formally legalizes the sale of alcoholic beverages in the city for the first time since shortly after the end of World War II. The ordinance requires that sales be by the drink in restaurants […]

Closing saddens students

Last week 11 of the 12 students that make up the eighth-grade class at Kingdom Come Settlement School gathered around a computer and listened to “If Everyone Cared” by Nickelback hoping their principal, Linda Jarrett, would approve the song being played at their graduation ceremony. When it comes to their gradua- eighth-graders are paying close attention to details since this […]

Light vote expected

Letcher County and no one came out to vote? That won’t be the case literally next Tuesday. But it might be the case figuratively if voters here pay as little attention to the candidates for statewide offices as the candidates have paid to them. Of the 31 candidates whose names will appear on the ballot in the May 22 primary, […]

Pet pageant planned

A dog and cat pageant will be held at noon, May 26, in the Perry County Park. Pets will be judged on beauty, clothing, personality and crowd appeal. A portion of the proceeds will go to the Kentucky River Animal Shelter Spay Program. Deadine for entries is May 19. For more information, call (606) 436-6415 or (606) 233-1888.

When should spark plugs be replaced?


Dear Tom and Ray: How do I know when I should change my spark plugs? I mean, will my car do anything different? I was getting my oil changed, and the guy said I should change my spark plugs. How would he even know? Thanks. – Maureen RAY: Well, generally speaking, there are four reasons to change your spark plugs, […]

Authors will sign books at arts and crafts show

Gary Varner of Johnson City, Tenn., has written an interesting book entitled Let Me Tell You a Story about his life and career. Many of his stories have a humorous twist that keeps the reader turning pages and sharing the stories with friends. Gary was born in the Choppin’ Branch area of McRoberts in 1938 and lived there until 1945. […]

The way we were

Clips from Mountain Eagle front pages over the past 50 years May 16, 1957 Pork chops are on sale at the Whitesburg A&P for 69 cents a pound. Directors of the Whitesburg Lions Club voted Monday night to set aside $400 to start work on the club’s street-side park project. The club plans to landscape the park site, located near […]


RECAPS – 5/14 – 5/18 AS THE WORLD TURNS – Emma thanks surprised Gwen for taking the kids out for ice cream. Gwen realizes it was Cleo and confronts her. Cleo says she has a perfectly good explanation, but can’t fess up. Gwen and Will tell Jack about Cleo and he agrees to investigate. Carly hides when Jack questions Cleo. […]

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ARIES (March 21 to April 19) You Ewes and Rams will find your ideas cheered by a mostly receptive flock. Those few dissenters could well be turned around by your charm and powers of persuasion. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) It’s time for the bold and beautiful Bovine to shake off the dust of the past and shape up […]

Ride to benefit veterans

The second annual Veterans Memorial Charity Ride will be held Saturday, May 26. Registration will take place at 10 a.m. and the ride will begin at 11 a.m., leaving from the Eastern Kentucky Veterans Center in Hazard and traveling to Kingdom Come State Park. Proceeds will benefit the Veterans Trust Fund. The ride will continue through Cumberland, Whitesburg, and Isom, […]

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