Car Talk

How to deal with an air bag surprise

Dear Tom and Ray: I hope you can help me. My rear passenger side air bag deployed, along with the passenger side mid bag and the window shield. There was no impact. I was moving at 35-40 mph on a smooth road with no potholes. I took the car to the dealer to get the problem fixed. They said it […]

The way we were

Clips from Mountain Eagle front pages over the past 50 years

July 14, 1960 Sanford Adams, newly elected superintendent of Letcher County schools, said today he is applying to the State Board of Education for the full quota of help due Letcher County under the state’s Minimum Foundation Program. Adams said he hopes to find qualified personnel to fill several jobs which are available to the Letcher County school system under […]

Salome’s Stars

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) A bit of Arian contrariness could be keeping you from getting all the facts. Turn it off , and tune in to what you need to hear. It could make all the diff erence this week. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Getting an answer to a vital question involving financial matters might take […]


RECAPS – 7/12-7/16 ALL MY CHILDREN Æ Erica told Jack about her experiences with Caleb in the cabin. Randi and Frankie were in financial straits. Madison believed her trip with Ryan to New York was a turning point for their relationship. Caleb kissed Erica. Marissa chaff ed at Scott hiring Annie to do PR for Chandler. Erica asked Jack to […]

Virginia rock band, Sons of Bill, to play here

Sons of Bill, a Charlottesville, Va.-based rock band named in honor of the father of three of its members, will perform in concert at Summit City in Whitesburg on Friday night (July 16). The band has toured with rock and alternative country bands such as Reckless Kelly and the Drive-By Truckers and has performed at the Bonnaroo and Austin City […]

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 SONS OF BILL; Fri., July 16 in Whitesburg at Summit City […]

Fewer watch late-night TV

NEW YORK Jay Leno and David Letterman are in the twilight of their days as late-night TV kings, and it’s not clear that any late-night comic will wield that kind of broad influence again. Late-night ratings sank over the past three months, despite the attention and extraordinary television created over the winter by the drama of Leno taking back “The […]

‘Friday Night Lights’ finally gets props

NEW YORK It might be late in the fourth quarter, but “Friday Night Lights” finally got some Emmy love. The acclaimed drama has been nominated for four Emmys this season, including lead actor and actress in a drama for Kyle Chandler and Connie Britton, who play the patriarch and matriarch of Dillon, Texas, the small town, football-mad world of “Friday […]

Strings to perform at Norton, Virginia

Appalachian Strings will perform at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, July 17, 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.

Ellie Mullins to mark birthday with pool party

Hello everyone. I hope everything is going well for all of you. I’ve had a good week and kept busy. I can’t believe it’s time for our visit again. Time goes so fast. I usually start my news on Fridays, and I forgot. Today is Sunday. My handwriting gets so bad I can hardly read it so I’ve been writing […]

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