Viola Sexton of Mayking, shoes off her homemade ‘hillbilly windchimes’ on Whitesburg Day of the Mountain Heritage Festival. She has been setting up a booth at the festival for six years and says she enjoys seeing everyone come out to enjoy the festival.


Twins Shane and Shawn Brown celebrated their 11th birthday October 6. They are the sons of Lettie and Woodrow Brown of Millstone. Their grandparents are Martha and Finley Bates of Millstone, and Mary Sue and James Devlin of Golf Course Lane.


Trenton Wayne Tate is the son of Andrew Tate and Beth Cornett of Hattiesburg, Miss. He is the grandson of Dr. and Mrs. David Tate of Kaplin, La., and Gary and Sheila Cornett of Whitesburg.

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. DAY/MAGGARD — The family of Francis B. Day and Rachel (Maggard) Day will hold a reunion Oct. 18 and 19. All relatives, […]


Steve Damron of Jenkins, announces the forthcoming marriage of his daughter, Ashley Brooke Damron, to Brandon Scott Conley. The bridegroom-elect is the son of Cheri and Phillip Hampton of Kona, and Rex Conley of Jenkins. He is the grandson of Dalna Conley of Jenkins and the late Ivory Conley, and the late Mildred and William “Bill” Harlow. The bride-elect is […]


Jaime Hall and Chris Jensen were married September 6 at the Graham Memorial Presbyterian Church in Whitesburg. The bride is the daughter of James and Fran Hall of Mayking, and has a daughter, Haley Hall. She is the granddaughter of Jewel King and the late Jake King, and Leonard and Ruth Hall. The bridegroom is the son of Kurt and […]


Ashley Shae Benton, daughter of Katina and Tony Benton of Whitesburg, celebrated her 11th birthday on Oct. 2. In July, she attended the International Model/Talent Association Convention in New York. While there, she won a number of awards and met with talent agents from across the country. Last month, she flew to Los Angeles, Calif., and was offered a modeling […]

Clarence and Sara Ison mark 70th wedding anniversary


Today is surely October’s bright blue weather. There is not a cloud to be seen. Still a little nip to the air, though. We hope everyone is well and not getting the flu bug. We went last week and got our flu shots. We have taken them the last four or five years and have not had the flu. This […]


Brenda Ritchie of McRoberts, has received the Cecilia Lynn Anunson Scholarship from Cornerstone Church in Whitesburg. She is a graduate of Hazard Community College and is a student at Frontier School of Nursing in Hyden and is working toward a master’s degree in nursing to become a family nurse practitioner. She is the wife of Paul Ritchie and is the […]


On October 3, Travis Baker celebrated his 16th birthday. He is the son of Rodney and Alice Baker of Craft’s Colly, and the grandson of Rachel Holbrook of Craft’s Colly and the late Archie Holbrook, and Ronnie and Wanda Baker of Colson. He is the great-grandson of Mildred Baker of Colson and the late Bruce Baker.

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