Car Talk

Brake issue should be sorted out before move

Dear Click and Clack: I remember listening to your radio show, “Car Talk,” with my parents when I was a little kid, and hearing my mom say about a billion times that one of you had the same kind of car she had. That car was a Colt Vista, and now I drive one. And that’s the reason I’m writing […]

The way we were

Clips from Mountain Eagle front pages over the past 50 years

August 4, 1960 Whitesburg automobile dealer Sanders Collins asked the city council Tuesday night to take immediate action to dredge out the Kentucky River through the city. Collins said the river has filled in six feet in the past two years in places within town.  The Letcher County Garden Improvement contest was judged with J.S. Holbrook of Millstone taking […]

Salome’s Stars

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) A previous misunderstanding continues to taint the atmosphere to some extent in the early part of the week. But cooler heads prevail, and the situation eases by week’s end. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) While the artistic aspect of the Divine Bovine is well-served this week, that practical side is also getting the […]


RECAPS – 8/2-8/6 ALL MY CHILDREN Æ Angie told Jesse the truth about her medical condition and how her pregnancy would be affected. Caleb explained to Krystal why he decided to stay in Pine Valley and get even with the Chandlers. Ryan stumbled and had to return to the hospital. Liza confessed to Tad that she switched Damon’s medication for […]

Moments in Time

• On Aug. 20, 1804, Sgt. Charles Floyd dies three months into the voyage of Meriwether Lewis and William Clark, becoming the only member of the Corps of Discovery to die during the journey. Based on the symptoms described by Lewis and Clark, modern physicians have concluded that Floyd was probably suffering from acute appendicitis. • On Aug. 21, 1911, […]

Moments and Memories of WHS

Student graduates from WHS at age 13, Lillian Russell Fugate Webb Mayking, Ky., July 25, 1931 – A 13-year-old graduate is the contribution of this town, a mining settlement in the heart of Letcher County’s mountains, to the ranks of those unusually gifted and talented. She is Lillian Fugate, a daughter of Elbert Fugate, a farmer. A few weeks ago, […]

Now here’s a tip

• “If you are facing a dusty bookshelf and don’t want to just spread dust around, try this handy hint: Cover your vacuum cleaner hose with a leg of pantyhose, and vac the dust right off the shelves. You can stir it up with a feather duster, or get right on the books or shelf. The hose will let air […]

Taking things for granted

wrote before about the topic I write about in this article, and that is taking things for granted. We all do this on a daily basis without even giving it a thought. We may have had a special place to hunt and then it was obliterated when the coal was taken out without even leaving a trace of it. We […]

Group to perform

Bluegrass Circle will perform at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, August 7, 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.

Pearl Noble marks birthday in Ohio

Hello everyone. Hope you are all doing well and keeping cool. We have had a few showers that helped. I enjoyed talking with a good friend, Georgia Miller in Hazard. We got to be good friends at the Veterans Center where both our husbands were patients. They passed away close together. Georgia was so good to Clyde. I’ve been back […]

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