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 RUSH; Mon., June 30 in Cincinnati at Riverbend Music Center. Tickets on sale […]

‘Lipstick Jungle’ premieres Thursday

Critic: Like 'Cashmere Mafia,' new show doesn't measure up

NEW YORK “Cashmere Mafia”? “Lipstick Jungle”? As titles go, these are lively, inviting and interchangeable – although “Lipstick Jungle” evokes the business world as a jungle tamed by women, which is pretty much the opposite message of the show (“Cashmere Mafia,” too). But never mind all that. From a creative standpoint, “Cashmere” (Wednesdays at 10 p.m. on ABC) comes across […]

Barbara Thomas, 69, dies in Dayton, Ohio

Former Letcher County resident Barbara Francis King Thomas, 69, of West Carrollton, Ohio, died January 22 at Hospice of Dayton after a long illness. She was a daughter of the late Luther E. and Ossie L. King, and a sister of the late Carolyn Basham, Nell M. King, Vivian M. King and L.C. King. Surviving are her husband, Elvin G. […]

Services held for Gearldine Combs

Funeral services for Gearldine Combs, 83, were held February 1 at the Blair Branch Regular Baptist Church. Burial was in the Combs Cemetery at Isom. A daughter of the late Dewey and Martha Maggard, she died January 30 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital. She was the widow of James “Jr.” Combs, and the mother of the late Millard Combs. She […]

Michael L. West buried in Irvine

Michael L. West, of Cromona, died January 29 in Whitesburg. He was 45 years old. Born in Dayton, Ohio, he was a son of the late Eugene James and Elzie Gertrude West (Mullins). He enjoyed fourwheeling and working in his yard. Surviving are three sisters, Rose Sturgill, Pennsylvania; Joanne West and husband Ron, Utah; and Teresa Trosper and husband Joe, […]

Services are held for Daniel Craft

Daniel Van Craft, 76, of Louisville, died January 29 at Sts. Mary and Elizabeth Hospital. A native of Letcher County, he was retired from Navistar International after working there for 30 years. Surviving are his wife, Janice Webb Craft; a son, Jeffery Craft and wife Krissy, Louisville; a granddaughter, Danielle Craft, Louisville; two sisters, Dallas June Craft, Louisville, and Nellie […]

Letcher still in drought

Letcher and Harlan are the only two counties in Kentucky still affected by drought conditions, a University of Kentucky agricultural meteorologist says. Except for the small corner of southeastern Kentucky where two counties are located, Kentucky is poised to enter the 2008 spring planting season with plenty of water on hand, said Tom Priddy, who studies the weather for the […]

Valentine photo deadline is near

The Mountain Eagle is again offering readers the opportunity to let everyone see their favorite Valentine – in full color. This year, Valentine photos will be published in the February 13 edition. Color photos will be published at a cost of $14, and need to be in our offices at 41 North Webb Street in Whitesburg by 5 p.m. this […]

Man hopes sign warns others to watch timber

A Letcher County man is trying to settle a timber dispute in the court of public opinion rather than in a court of law. Mitchum Whitaker, of Roxana, has taken the unusual step of placing a sign on his property to bring attention to his not being paid for several large oak trees he says were taken from his property […]

City suspends restaurant’s drink license

Action against Starlite Café taken after raid and arrests

The City of Whitesburg on Monday temporarily suspended the Starlite Café’s license to sell alcohol, two days after after three people were arrested and several others were cited on alcohol-related charges. Anthony Cowden, owner of the West Whitesburg establishment, has been ordered to appear before the state Board of Alcohol Beverage Control (ABC) in a hearing that will determine whether […]

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