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 BONNAROO 2008 featuring PEARL JAM, METALLICA, ROBERT PLANT & ALISON KRAUSS, THE ALLMAN […]

Lena Headey stars in new Fox show

Two-fisted, tender-hearted in the title role of Sarah Connor Chronicles'

NEW YORK The only complaint Lena Headey can muster about her new series is the title. It doesn’t exactly roll off the tongue. And to make matters worse, she confides that she and her co-stars amuse themselves by adding a lisp when they say it: “The Tharah Connor Chroniclth.” But by any name, however cumbersome, “Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles” […]

Wrestling show canceled

Pro wrestling is getting smacked down by the CW network. The long-running “Friday Night Smackdown” won’t be airing on the CW this fall, the network and World Wrestling Entertainment said. No reasons were offered. Although no details were disclosed for a new home for the show, candidates might include NBC Universal, whose USA cable channel already carries “WWE Raw,” and […]

Nelson Donald Froste, 89, dies

Nelson Donald Froste, 82, of Whitesburg, died February 10 at the Veterans Center in Hazard. Born in Letcher County, he was a son of the late Joseph Bascum and Rachel Froste. He was married to the late Opal Siegriest Jones. Froste was a 1942 graduate of Whitesburg High School and a Navy veteran of World War II where he was […]

Lettie S. Begley succumbs at 68

Funeral services for Lettie Faye Sexton Begley, 68, will be held at 11 a.m. today (Wednesday) at Little Brown Church in Tennessee. A former resident of Letcher County, she died February 10 at her home in Sharps Chapel, Tenn. She was the grandmother of the late Jamie Lee Kiser, and the mother-in-law of the late Michelle Begley. Surviving are her […]

Services planned for Georgia Fields

Georgia Ilene Fields died February 11 at the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington. She was 69 years old. Born in Letcher County, she was a daughter of the late Leslie and Lizzie Cook Webb and the widow of Clyde Fields. She was the mother of the late James Edward Bryant and Mary Ellen Collins, and a sister of […]

Services held for Barbara Stidham

Barbara Faye Stidham, 59, of Lancaster, died February 4. She was the daughter of the late Roscoe and Geneva Ison Stidham. Surviving are two sons, Barry Maggard, Lancaster, and Felix Maggard, Crab Orchard; three daughters, Shirley Yawn, Sandlick; Patricia Carpenter, Lancaster; and Bettina (Doodles) Guest, Danville; two brothers, Harrison Stidham, Lancaster, and Everett Stidham, Neon; and seven grandchildren. Funeral services […]

Services are held for Blaine Taylor Jr.

Funeral services for Blaine Taylor Jr., 72, were held February 12 at Everidge Funeral Home. Burial was in the Bill Adams Cemetery at Colson. A son of the late Blaine and Cindy Amburgey Taylor, he was born in Letcher County. He died February 9 at Jewish Hospital in Louisville. Taylor was a U.S. Army veteran. He was the widower of […]

Lavada Pennell dies

Funeral services for Lavada Sturgill Pennell, 86, of Cumberland, formerly of Big Cowan, will be held at noon, February 14, at the Tri-Cities Pentecostal Church. Burial will be in the Pennell-Sturgill Cemetery at Big Cowan. A daughter of the late George and Alabama Maggard Sturgill, she was the widow of Willie Pennell and the mother of the late Sallie Lavunda […]

Julia Deal dies

Julia Birman Deal, 54, died February 6 at her home in Cumberland. Born in Lynch, she was a daughter of the late John and Julia Veres Birman and a sister of the late Eddie Birman. Mrs. Deal was an assistant manager at Goodwill Industries of Kentucky. She is survived by her husband of 37 years, Bill Deal; three sons, Charles […]

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