Car Talk

Nervous mom of new driver wants electronic help

Dear Tom and Ray: I’m a concerned mom. Our spirited 16-year-old daughter will soon have her driver’s license. We subscribe to the Reaganesque philosophy of “trust but verify” when it comes to raising teenagers. Is there a covert car-tracking device or service that you recommend that would provide us with the ability to locate the vehicle on demand via e-mail […]

The way we were

Clips from Mountain Eagle front pages over the past 50 years

June 16, 1960 Letcher County at long last has taken definite action to replace its ancient and decrepit jailhouse. Fiscal court at its June meeting Tuesday instructed County Attorney F. Byrd Hogg to place on the ballot for the coming election a question of issuing bonds to pay for the new jail.  State Rep. Harry M. Caudill of Whitesburg […]

Salome’s Stars

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Making things more complicated than they need to be can be a problem for the typically orderly Lamb. Try to look for a less intricate way to accomplish the same goals. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Avoiding personal involvement in a troubling situation might be advisable at this time, especially since you probably […]


ALL MY CHILDREN Æ Caleb rescued Erica when she fell into a pit. Jackson found the plane wreckage. JR suggested he and Annie could have closure if they made love one last time. David and Greenlee were questioned about Erica. Bianca resented Greenlee’s erasing all traces of Erica at Fusion. Angie was concerned about her blurry vision and deteriorating health. […]

Looking back at life

I usually do my writing late at night when quiet prevails, but not this time because it’s almost noon. Being a diabetic sometimes causes one to have to alter the course they had planned, and this has happened to me numerous times, so here I sit with pen in hand. I can write about almost anything, but sometimes that ‘almost […]

Now here’s a tip

• Add a dry sponge to your crisper drawer to draw excess moisture that would otherwise spoil the vegetables. • “We had an unfortunate event recently in our upstairs bathroom. The toilet overflowed, and when we tried to turn off the water, the knob to turn it off wouldn’t budge. Here’s some good advice from the plumber, for which we […]

Moments in time

• On June 29, 1613, the Globe Theater, where most of Shakespeare’s plays debuted, burns down. The Globe was built in 1599 from the timbers of London’s very first permanent theater, Burbage’s Theater, built in 1576. • On July 4, 1776, in Philadelphia, the Continental Congress adopts the Declaration of Independence, which proclaims the independence of the United States of […]

Cellist to perform at Wise

A performance featuring Dave Eggar, a cellist whose musical selections cross all genres, will be held at 7:30 p.m., June 30, in the Gilliam Center for the Arts, located on the University of Virginia’s College at Wise. Admission is free and the public is invited to attend. Eggar was a musical prodigy as a child, beginning to play the cello […]

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 […]

Dierks Bentley takes chance

FRANKLIN, Tenn. If you want to get to know the real Dierks Bentley, pick up his new album. Everything Bentley loves is on display in “Up On The Ridge,” a record that breezily moves between genres and presents Bentley in a way the singer has never been seen before. “I’m not sure how you describe it — bluegrass, country, roots […]

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