LCCHS student completes Rogers Scholars program

Letcher County Central High School student Andi Fields has completed the Rogers Scholars program at the Center for Rural Development. Lonnie Lawson, president and CEO of the Center, presented Fields with a certifi cate recognizing her accomplishment at an awards ceremony and graduation service July 16 at The Center in Somerset. Fields, 16, was among 37 high school students from […]

Car Talk

Suggestions for a fun business idea

Dear Tom and Ray: I am interested in purchasing a vintage/classic ice-cream truck such as the Divco for a new, gourmetice cream truck venture. I have found rusted, inoperable trucks for $2,000 and restored trucks for as much as $25,000. My first question is, Is this a reasonable truck to actually put back into service, and at what price? My […]

The way we were

Clips from Mountain Eagle front pages over the past 50 years

July 28, 1960 All of the Elkhorn Coal Company’s holdings in Letcher County have been leased to an out-of-state firm for strip mining operations. The entire Elkhorn property has been leased to Greer-Ellison Coal Company of Virginia and Tennessee.  State Librarian Margaret Willis told the Whitesburg Rotary Club this week that the state wants to help develop a first […]


RECAPS – 7/26-30 ALL MY CHILDREN Æ Angie learned that she was pregnant, but that the medication for her vision problems may harm the fetus. Liza lied to Tad about how Damon saw her undressed. David threatened to turn Greenlee in to the cops if she gave up on their marriage. Ryan questioned Greenlee about the state of her marriage. […]

Moments and Memories of WHS

2010 Whitesburg High School all-class reunion part three On campus with Betty Jo Taylor: The Black Kat would like to congratulate Kyleen Campbell for winning the National Merit Scholarship. A new club, The Junior Historical Society, is being organized this year. Students interested in history may join. We are glad to have the Folk Dancing Club going again this year. […]

Now here’s a tip

• For sunburned skin, try using cold mayonnaise as a balm. And next time, wear sunblock! • “Here’s how I remember to take my daily pills: I place the pill bottles by my coff eemaker. In the morning, I fix my cup of coffee and get all my pills together. Then I set the bottles on the opposite counter. In […]

Teens assume major roles in ‘Little Shepherd’ production

Outdoor drama begins at 8 p.m. every Saturday thru Sept. 4

Some are drawn to the fancy gowns with hoop skirts. Others like to perform on stage. A few were looking for something fun to do this summer. Whatever the reason, about a dozen Letcher County teenagers are volunteering this season with the outdoor drama “The Little Shepherd of Kingdom Come” at Jenkins. “I just like it because it gives me […]

Benefit concert set

A concert to benefit Phillip McCray, a Letcher County Central High School student suff ering from cancer, will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., August 7, at the Whitesburg Walking Track. Admission is $5. The event will include music, concessions, face painting, and kids’ games. For more information, contact Mikey Tolliver at 633-3192 or 634-8647. All proceeds will […]

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. LETCHER CO. ROCK, POP, BLUES RAP, CHRISTIAN BENT SENSES; Sat., July 31 in Whitesburg at Summit City (214 […]


In music, old is new

NEW YORK At a time of transition for their industries and careers, veteran musicians are seeking out ways to make something old seem new again. Current projects by R.E.M., Sting, Squeeze and Suzanne Vega illustrate some diff erent approaches artists are using to mine their cataloges for fresh business. All are more creative than the common begrudging approach to the […]

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