The way we were

Clips from Mountain Eagle front pages over the past 50 years

May 19, 1960 Letcher County has no first-class high school, the State Department of Education reported this week. Ratings of schools under a new set of standards adopted by the board were released. They show that there is no school in Letcher County with the rank of “comprehensive”, the highest rating given.  Both the Letcher Consolidated School buildings and […]

Odd braking sensation supposedly is normal

Dear Tom and Ray: Every time I am braking and go over a bump in our 2008 Prius (a frequent occurrence in hilly San Francisco), the anti-lock braking system kicks in. The problem is that when it does so, it feels like the brakes disengage for a second and the car goes faster. Our Toyota dealer tells me this is […]


ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Your Aries selfesteem level is high, as is your impatience to see more action come your way in the workplace. Good news, Lamb: It could start to happen sooner than you think. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Changing things now could upset a lot of people. But if you feel you’re acting because […]


RECAPS – 5/17-5/21

ALL MY CHILDREN Æ David imagined a loving future with Greenlee. Damon and Colby nearly made love, but he stopped things because he believed it wasn’t the right time for them. David and Greenlee conspired to make Erica look guilty of embezzling funds from the Miranda Center. JR made some headway with Marissa and she agreed to give him a […]

Strange But True

• It was American novelist, poet and painter — and prominent member of the Beat Generation of artists — William S. Burroughs who made the following declaration: “I don’t care if people hate my guts; I assume most of them do. The important question is whether they are in a position to do anything about it.” • If you wanted […]

Now here’s a tip

• “To get the kids involved in unpacking after a recent move, we used this fun bribe: After each box was emptied, the kids would be able to add it to a collection in the backyard. When they realized the fun they could have with these gigantic building blocks, they were VERY helpful.” — O.A. in Washington

Turning back time

Sometimes as we look back over our life, we may find ourselves slowly and every so gently turning back the time in our memory. We may see things which had long since been forgotten. We would no doubt see a time that was hard, but a lot simpler and more enjoyable. A time when people, young and old, could enjoy […]

Moments and Memories of WHS

Welcome new teachers. Mrs. Frances Dobbs: Graduated from Eastern Kentucky University in June, 1965 with a B.S. degree in mathematics. She taught last semester at Melbourne, Florida. She is married and has no children. Her husband is in the Air Force and leaves for Thailand in October. She plans to be a teacher and housewife. Her favorite food is pecan […]

South Mtn. Boys to play at Norton

South Mountain Boys will perform at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, May 22, at the Country Cabin II in Norton, Va. The facility is located across Alternate Rte. 58 from the original Country Cabin, 1½ mile west of Norton. Admission for adults is $5, and $1 for children 2 through 11 years old. For more information, call (276) 679-3541.

To perform

Croscutt from Pike County will perform from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m., May 22, at the Whitesburg American Legion. There will also be karaoke by Tony Shortt every Friday from 8 to 12 p.m. Everyone is welcome. Those attending must be over the age of 21.

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