The early spring blooms of a Bradford pear tree were in full beauty pelted with a late-season snow. The accumulation melted in the heat of the sun which began to shine about 30 minutes later. The tree is located beside Community Trust Bank. (Eagle photo)

Ex-teacher enters pleas in sex cases

Formal sentencing is scheduled April 23 for a former Letcher County band teacher who has pleaded guilty to 37 counts of third-degree sodomy. Thomas Pike, 44, of Dunham, who has taught high school band at Whitesburg, Letcher County Central and Jenkins, also pleaded guilty to unlawful transaction with a minor. In return for the plea of guilty, Letcher Commonwealth’s Attorney […]

Three Days Grace rock Pikeville

The rock band Three Days Grace, from Ontario, Canada, were bathed in light as they performed at the East Kentucky Expo Center in Pikeville on March 22. From left are guitarist Barry Stock, drummer Neil Sanderson, bassist Brad Waist, and frontman Adam Goutier. (Photo by Chris Anderson)


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 ROWDY FRYNDS TOUR featuring Hank Williams Jr. and Lynyrd Skynyrd; Fri., May 16 […]

‘General Hospital’ celebrates 45 years

In this 1981 photo provided by ABC, Elizabeth Taylor, portraying Helena Cassadine, left, and Rick Springfield, portraying Dr. Noah Drake, center, are shown on the set of the ABC daytime series, "General Hospital" with Executive Producer/Director Gloria Monty. (AP Photo/ABC) LOS ANGELES It’s been 45 years since "General Hospital" began dispensing heavy doses of drama to TV viewers. Since 1963, […]

Warren Stambaugh buried at Whitaker

Funeral services for Warren Glenn Stambaugh, 42, of Jenkins, were held March 21 at New Freedom Worship. Burial was in the Wright family cemetery at Whitaker. A son of James Russell Stambaugh and Sue Carol Webb Stambaugh of Payne Gap, he died March 18 at Holston Valley Hospital in Kingsport, Tenn. He was a member of the Sons of the […]

Services are set for Anna Auvil

Funeral services for Anna Rae Auvil, 66, of McRoberts, will be held at 1 p.m. today (Wednesday) at the Neon First Church of God. Burial will be in Green Acres Cemetery at Ermine. A daughter of the late Cephus Ray and Bonnie Frances Burgess Shortt, she was born at McRoberts. She died March 22 at Pikeville Medical Center. She was […]

Services are held for Ronnie Joseph

Ronnie Joseph, 52, died March 15 at his home in Jenkins. Born in Prestonsburg, he was a son of the late Dayton and Geneva Adkins Joseph. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Herman Jr. and Paul, and three sisters, Mary Rose, Mary Margaret, and Josephine. Joseph was a member of the Highland Avenue Freewill Baptist Church in Prestonsburg, […]

Services set for Harold Sparks

Funeral services for Harold Dean Sparks, 85, will be held at 11 a.m. tomorrow (Thursday) at the Deane Baptist Church. Burial will be in the John Bentley family cemetery at Deane. A son of the late Henry W. and Lucinda Sparks, he was born at Deane. He died March 22 in Shelbyville, Ind. Sparks was a veteran of World War […]

Sheryl Bolling dies

Sheryl May Nelson Bolling of Eolia, died March 17 at the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington after a long illness. She was 50 years old. She was a daughter of Dorothy A. Nelson of Wise, Va., and the late Dr. Pierce D. Nelson. She was a granddaughter of the late Daniel H. and Ivy M. Nelson, and the […]

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