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 TOM JONES; Sun., March 9 in Knoxville, Tenn., at Tennessee Theatre (604 South […]

‘Hannah’ body double creates flap

NEW YORK The body double was only on stage for a few seconds, and the switcheroo was relatively innocuous. But since it involved the “Hannah Montana” show – the sold-out tour for which tickets have been scalped for hundreds of dollars – even the use of a brief stand-in for its star, 15-yearold Miley Cyrus, was enough to cause plenty […]

Coal mining songs on tap at Letcher Central

Area residents will have the rare opportunity to hear songs about coal mining from two different regions of North America when performers from central Appalachia and the Atlantic Coast of Canada take the stage at Letcher County Central High School next month. Men of the Deeps, a choir of working and retired coal miners from the island of Cape Breton […]

Services are held for Roy Sturgill II

Funeral services for Roy “Bo” Sturgill II of Mayking, were held January 11 at the Millstone Missionary Baptist Church. Burial was in the Haven of Rest Cemetery at Mayking. Sturgill, 29, died January 8 after he was thrown from a rock truck he was driving at Cumberland River Coal Company’s Blue Ridge surface mine at Oven Fork. He was a […]

George Wyatt dies

George Edward Wyatt, 53, of Danville, W.Va., formerly of Jenkins, died Jan. 5 He was a son of the late George Wyatt Jr. and Anna Tompkins Wyatt of Jenkins. Surviving are his wife, Debbie Boggs Wyatt; a daughter, Lee Ann Adkins, Danville, W.Va.; a son, Patrick Wyatt, Danville, W.Va.; a granddaughter, Carlie Gail Adkins; three brothers, Willie Wyatt, Tennessee; Thurman […]

Services held for Reubena Rains, 96

Reubena Elizabeth Burns Rains died January 4 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital. She was 96 years old. Born at Beattyville, she was a daughter of the late John and Ethel Brown Burns and was married to the late Victor Rains. She was the mother of the late Donnie Victor Rains, Ethel Louise Rains Ratliff, and Hazel Mae Jeanette Rains Cote; […]

Services are held for Kelly DeSimone

Funeral services for Kelly Paul DeSimone, 84, of McRoberts, were held January 7 at Holy Angels Catholic Church. Burial was in Powell Valley Memorial Gardens at Big Stone Gap, Va. A son of the late Vincenzo and Anna DeSidora DeSimone, he was born at Burdine. He died January 5 at the Pikeville Medical Center. DeSimone was a U.S. Army veteran […]

Marsha Collins dies in Indiana

Former Letcher County resident Marsha Rae Collins, 65, of Greenfield, Ind., died December 31. A daughter of the late Bob and Laura Mullins Williams, she was a sister of the late Bobby Williams. She and her husband, Cherry Collins, co-owned Sugar Creek Antique Mall for 15 years. Surviving in addition to her husband are a son, James Collins and wife […]

Services held for Burtis Adams, 59

Burtis Darrell “Ski Daddy” Adams of Sandlick, died January 9 at Hazard Appalachian Regional Healthcare Center. He was 59 years old. He was a son of the late Cratis and Rosanna Craft Adams, and a brother of the late Charles Adams, Mildred Combs, and Nan Lou McKinney. Funeral services were held January 13 at Letcher Funeral Home. Burial was in […]

City announces plans to annex two new areas

The City of Whitesburg will soon be growing larger. At its January meeting last week, the Whitesburg City Council approved the hiring of Letcher County Surveyor Richard Hall to survey an area between Pine Mountain Junction and Ermine in preparation for it being annexed into the city. Craft said the area includes the Pine Mountain Grill and an area beyond […]

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