Colliers celebrate anniversary


Traffic for a holiday was not as it used to be. I don’t know how people are supposed to make it. I’m not saying I’m old, because I’m not. I remember when my parents bought gas and it was 50 cents a gallon. They complained back then. All the old people have probably rolled over in their graves. With diesel […]

Reunions • Reunions

To list reunions in The Mountain Eagle’s weekly reunion column, send information in writing to Reunions, The Mountain Eagle, Box 808, Whitesburg, Ky. 41858. Information must be received by Friday to be included in the following week’s issue. MEMORIAL MEETING – The 102nd annual June Meeting memorial and family reunion will be held Saturday and Sunday, June 28 and 29, […]

Oma Hatton welcomes Memorial Day visitors


Hello, everyone, hope you are all doing well. I’m enjoying this nice weather and it was good hearing the hard rain on Friday night. I like it when it rains at night and the sun shines the next day. I was glad to see my son, Rob, and his children, Dr. Kevin Hatton and his daughter Rocki Hill and her […]


Nancy and Bobby Richards are pictured with their daughter and son-in law, John Scott and Lacy Endicott, and their grandchildren, Haley and Aaron.  


Pictured are Dr. Kevin and Adriene Hatton of Lexington, and sons William and Loren. Kevin Hatton is the son of Robert Hatton and the late Joan Trent Hatton, and the grandson of Oma and Clyde Hatton.  


An American flag hangs above photgraphs of soliders on display at a potluck dinner May 22 at the Ermine Senior Citizens Center.  

Letcher County natives head home for holiday

Northeast Ohio

Howdy from Lorain, Ohio. It’s a sunny, cloudy, breezy day here. I’ve done some to the conclusion that Mother Nature is storing up all the warm weather to send it down on us at one time. I’m ready! Warm and warmer is my kind of weather. I’m writing this early because at or around four o’clock in the morning we’ll […]

Whitakers attended convention

Joyce Whitaker, acting president of the Letcher County Retired Teachers Association (LCRT), recently attended the annual state convention of the Kentucky Retired Teachers Association (KRTA) in Louisville along with her husband, Charlie, co-chair of the membership committee. Also in attendance were 400 leaders from 118 other local associations in Kentucky. The theme of the convention was “Renew Your Commitment to […]

Anglers raise funds

Hospice of the Bluegrass – Mountain Community held its 14th annual Open Bass Fishing Tournament on May 18 at Grove Marina on Laurel Lake. Anglers from Kentucky and Tennessee joined to raise money for Camp Hope, a weekend retreat for youth who have experienced the death of a loved one. Winners of the event include: first place, Teddy Lloyd Benham […]

Raising retirement age is a mistake

Almost every day we hear complaints concerning the lack of jobs in our area. It’s true that we are not overloaded with jobs in Appalachia, but still, we should be proud of our heritage. Proud to call these old hills our home. Some people like to put us down simply because they are ignorant themselves. As for the lack of […]

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