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 VAN HALEN; Tue., April 22 in Cincinnati at U.S. Bank Arena. 1-513- 421-4111 […]

New show asks, who is most evil?

Evil is in the eye of the beholder. And that goes double for the pair of comic debaters squaring off during “Lewis Black’s Root of All Evil.” This new Comedy Central series is where you’ll find unlikely arguments for Paris Hilton being more evil than Dick Cheney. Or “American Idol” exceeding the evilness of high school. Or YouTube beating porn […]

Alan Jackson returns to country core

FRANKLIN, Tenn. Alan Jackson presses a plastic jug to his lips and takes a big swig. “I live about 10 minutes from here. This is all right. I’ll be home in time to watch the news I reckon.” Jackson, who once worked in an auto repair shop and still likes to get his hands greasy now and then, is talking […]

Services are set for Astor Lewis

Funeral services for Astor Lewis, 94, will be held at 2 p.m. today (Wednesday) at the Hurricane Gap Old Regular Baptist Church. Burial will be in the Astor Lewis Family Cemetery at Gilley. Born in Letcher County, he was a son of the late Jay and Martha Halcomb Lewis. He was married to the late Rosa Boggs Lewis, and was […]

Rites held for Clayton Hatton

Funeral services for Clayton “Claty” Hatton, 79, of Whitco, were held March 5 at Letcher Funeral Home. Burial was in the R.B. Caudill Cemetery at Whitco. A son of the late John and Mattie Mullins Hatton, he died March 2 at Letcher Manor Nursing Home. He was a brother of the late William Junior Hatton, David Senior Hatton, James G. […]

Polly Ann Gibson, 88, is buried at Colson

Funeral services for Polly Ann Duncil Gibson, 88, were held March 3 at Everidge Funeral Home. Burial was in the Colson Cemetery. A daughter of the late Ezra and Ella Pigman Everidge, she was born in Letcher County. She died February 29 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital. She was married to the late Floyd Duncil, and after his death married […]

Rites held for Lovell Creech

Lovell Creech of Big Branch, died March 1 at Letcher Manor Nursing Home. She was 95 years old. A daughter of the late William and Sarah Dixon Ison, she married to the late Mark H. Creech. She was the mother of the late George Donald Creech and Mark Edward Creech, and the stepmother of the late Burley Creech and Carl […]

Services held for Edna Mae Bentley, 99

Edna Mae Bentley died March 3 at the Masonic Home in Louisville at the age of 99. Born at Millstone, she was a daughter of the late Sherman and Ada Sergent Bentley. She was the widow of Willie D. Bentley, and the mother of the late William Leonard Bentley, Teddy Eugene Bentley, Walter Darrell Bentley, and Atha Delores Long. She […]

Plea okayed in ’98 death of newborn

Formal sentencing is set for next month in Pike Circuit Court for a mother who has pleaded guilty in the 1998 death of her infant daughter. Delania Hylton Fields pleaded guilty to third-degree fetal homicide on February 22. Letcher Commonwealth’s Attorney Edison G. Banks II will recommend that Fields be sentenced to 10 years in prison, with credit for the […]


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