Concealed carry class scheduled

A Kentucky concealed carry training course will be held from 1 to 9 p.m., July 20, at the Letcher County Cooperative Extension Office in Whitesburg. This training is required before applying for a concealed carry permit. For more information or to register, call Will Connelly, 633-5012 or (606) 335-9437, or e-mail

Ohio storm brings down trees, power lines

Northeast Ohio

Howdy, family, friends and neighbors, it’s me again coming to you from Lorain, Ohio. It’s been kind of a nice sunny day here but yesterday we really got a storm, lots of rain, thunder, lightning and winds up to 70 plus miles an hour. Kinda scary time! Lots of trees and power lines were down and debris blown all over. […]


Laquita Quillen announces the forthcoming marriage of her daughter, Tammy Quillen, to Robert Young, son of Ethel Young of Payne Gap and the late Elmer “Sodie” Young. The wedding will take place on August 2 at Payne Gap Freewill Baptist Church. The brideelect is employed at Holston Valley Medical Center in Kingsport, Tenn., and the bridegroom-elect is employed at Pepsi […]

Stuart Robinson School class of 1955

In the middle of May 1955, 49 students graduated at Stuart Robinson School, Letcher. From these, 18 became school teachers. We scattered all over the U.S. It’s a very sad time when we hear that one of our class members has passed on. It’s like losing a good friend. In 1994, I started looking for all the Class of 1955 […]


Isaiah Tate Dixon celebrated his fourth birthday July 6. He is the son of Chris and Candida Dixon of Hallie, and the grandson of Arvil and Lyvonne Dixon of Cornettsville, and Dana and Jewel Eldridge of Hallie. He is the great-grandson of Ruth Combs of Linefork, and Beatrice Whitaker of Hallie.  


Kyra Johnson turned six years old on July 10. She celebrated her birthday with a Hannah Montana swimming party on July 12 with her parents, Andrea and Brian Johnson, and family and friends.  

Reunions • Reunions • Runions

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. F-NHS Class of ’88 – The Fleming-Neon High School Class of 1988 will hold a 20-year reunion August 30 beginning at 6 […]

More than 100 present at Ison family reunion

Southern Ohio

Hello again, everyone! Gee, how time passes when you are having fun! Have you started Christmas shopping yet? Just a few short months and old Santa will be here again! It seems as if people try to celebrate Christmas in July! The annual reunion for the George and Polly Ison family, which is usually held at the home of Doug […]


Mr. and Mrs. James Dixon of Letcher, announce the engagement of their daughter, Marsha, to William C. Cannon, son of Mr. and Mrs. William C. Cannon Jr. of Concord, N.C. He and she are both 2006 graduates of Eastern Kentucky University. She has been employed by the university as an admissions counselor for the past two years. He is a […]

Scholarships being offered

Elkhorn-Hazard Coal Land, LLC, is now accepting applications for the Roy Crawford Memorial Scholarships to be awarded for the fall semester. There will be three scholarships of $500 each awarded to college students. Applicants must be residents of Letcher County, plan to work in eastern Kentucky upon graduation, and plan to enroll in a college for the fall semester. Preference […]

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