Car Talk

Reader wonders why car’s wheel broke off

Dear Tom and Ray: Two weeks ago while traveling down a city street, my car, a Volvo S80, suddenly swerved and almost flew into a lamppost. A man driving behind me said he saw the right front wheel come off just before the car swerved. If he had not seen the wheel fall off , I would not have known […]

The way we were

June 3 1960 State Aeronautics Commissioner Phil Swift announced this week that the state has set aside funds for construction of a chain of airports for eastern Kentucky, including one at Whitesburg.  The general budget for Letcher County schools for the 1960-61 years us $1,133,000, Superintendent William B. Hall announced today.  The Marshall’s Branch and Beefhide schools, with […]

Now here’s a tip

• When frosting a cake, put a dollop of frosting in the middle of the serving plate, and then invert your cake onto it. It will keep the cake from sliding around while you frost. • “I try to keep a clean plastic no-spill cup in the car for each of my kids at all times. They don’t always remember […]


RECAPS – 6/7-6/11

ALL MY CHILDREN Æ Caleb was upset when Erica found a photo of a woman from his past. Liza offered Jasmine a bonus if she got Damon to cheat on Colby. Damon confronted Liza about her scheming and the sexual tension between them rose. Krystal and Jackson went to West Virginia to search for Erica. Ryan and Greenlee shared a […]

Coming events

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 In Whitesburg THE FELICE BROTHERS with DAWN LANDES & THE HOUNDS; Mon., July […]


Country, Colt Ford-style

NASHVILLE, Tenn. Don’t call Colt Ford a country rapper, and whatever you do, don’t call what he does on his newest album, “Chicken & Biscuits,” hip-hop. In fact, stop trying to pigeonhole him at all. Little riles up the 300-pound Georgian more than that, and a riled up Ford might ask you to step out back. “They have to put […]

Mary Chapin Capenter back after scare

NASHVILLE, Tenn. It’s no small miracle that Mary Chapin Carpenter is out with a new album and hitting the road again for the first time in three years. She suff ered a pulmonary embolism in the spring of 2007, a life threatening condition that occurs when one or more arteries in the lungs become blocked, and was forced to cancel […]

Appalshop tapes of bluegrass legends, Mountain Community Television to air

The Appalshop Archive will hold a free screening of vintage videotaped performances by Ralph Stanley, Ricky Skaggs, the Goins Brothers, and other bluegrass music legends, along with other highlights from Appalshop’s Mountain Community Television Collection (circa 1973–1978). The presentation will take place at the VA–KY Opry from noon to 2 p.m., June 10. Mountain Community TV was a cable access […]

Tyme to play

East KY Tyme will perform at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, June 12, 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.

Half runner beans travel to Indiana

Hello everyone. I hope everyone had a great week. For me, it’s really been too hot. I stay in most of the time because it’s cooler. I had my first experience with an upper G.I., and it wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be. There’s nothing seriously wrong, I just had a lot of acid reflux, which I […]

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