This guide is published by The Mountain Eagle as a public service to help keep readers informed about entertainment events within driving distance of Letcher County. All dates are subject to change. Always check with the venues listed before traveling long distances. ROCK, POP, BLUES RAP, CHRISTIAN JASON ISBELL with GRAYV; Sat., March 22 in Whitesburg at Summit City. Tickets […]

Court TV is now truTV

NEW YORK Court TV, R.I.P. The network that burst into public consciousness with the O.J. Simpson trial and other bigname courtroom dramas in the 1990s is now part of television history, renamed truTV to emphasize its prime-time action programming. Besides the name, there won’t be many immediate changes to what Court TV has become. The six remaining hours of legal-oriented […]

Jeremy Sisto cops role on ‘Law & Order’

NEW YORK When Jeremy Sisto got his first glimpse of the updated “Law & Order” opening, there he was, in a courthouse setting alongside his castmates, just like so many who had come before him. Sisto hums a few bars of the “Law & Order” theme, and recalls with a laugh: “There I am, walking with the others. And I […]

Beulah Mae Mullins is buried at Beefhide

Beulah Mae Mullins died December 22 at the Jenkins Community Hospital. She was 74 years old. Born at Dunham, she was a daughter of the late Hobert and Mary Alice Powers. She was married to the late Thomas Andrew Mullins. Funeral services were held December 24 at Letcher Funeral Home. Burial was in the Mullins Cemetery at Beefhide. She is […]

Mamie Engle dies

Funeral services for Mamie Engle, 84, were held December 26 at the Dixon Memorial Church. Burial was in the Smith Cemetery at Jeremiah. A daughter of the late Dan and Virgie Smith Adams, she died December 22 at her home. She was the widow of John Engle, and a sister of the late James Gid Adams, Blaine Adams, Margaret Caudill, […]

Coal production drops in ’07, but prices are rising

While coal production in Kentucky and other central Appalachian states dropped significantly in 2007, the region is expected to benefit in 2008 from a surging international demand for the power plant-quality coal that is mined here. The growing demand for central Appalachian coal in Asia and other foreign markets is some unexpected good news for an industry that saw production […]

Turner mourned as search begins

As the process of replacing the late Attwell Turner as a member of the Letcher County Board of Education begins, past and present school employees and officials are continuing to mourn his loss. As is required under state law, Letcher Schools Supt. Anna Craft notified Kentucky Commissioner of Education Jon Draud in writing on December 27 that a vacancy now […]

New schedule will take effect on January 9

Beginning with the January 9 edition, The Mountain Eagle will be available for sale to the public early on Wednesday morning instead of on Tuesday afternoon. The change is necessary because of a new printing schedule in Norton, Va., where The Eagle is printed. Mail subscribers who live in Letcher County will continue to get their paper on Wednesday.

How to make the most of grocery shopping

Most people pay for their groceries with three currencies – money, time and angst. Grocery stores are getting bigger and more complicated. Unless you have all day, wandering aimlessly through the store can be frustrating, and it can wreck your budget. “Start with a plan,” says nutritional consultant Susan Mitchell, “preferably a running grocery list that you add to at […]

Baked eggs with something extra

Skip the bagels and cream cheese. Instead, bake your smoked salmon with eggs for this simple, savory breakfast from “Easy Breakfast & Brunch” by publisher Ryland, Peters & Small. Baked Eggs With Smoked Salmon And Chives Start to finish: 20 minutes Servings: 4 Butter 8 ounces smoked salmon slices, chopped 1 tablespoon snipped fresh chives 4 eggs Freshly ground black […]

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