The way we were

Clips from Mountain Eagle front pages over the past 50 years

September 1, 1960 Petitions are being circulated in Letcher County this week asking Gov. Bert Combs to call the Kentucky Legislature into special session to prohibit strip coal mining in the Kentucky mountains. Raymond Rash of Cromona, a retired coal miner who owns a 38-acre farm threatened by strip mining, has taken the lead in efforts to see that something […]

Car Talk

Radiator cap diagnosis sounds very suspicious

Dear Tom and Ray: My wife went to a quickie oil-change place, and they told her that her radiator cap needed to be replaced because it wasn’t holding pressure anymore. She called me and asked if she should let them replace it. I asked how much, and they quoted $15. I said no, and that I would take care of […]

Salome’s Stars



ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Careful, Lamb. Taking on too many tasks at one time can cause you to create more snarls each time you try to work your way through the tangled mass. Best to handle one job at a time. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Making bold moves is what Bovines do. But the best moves […]

SPEAKING OF SOAPS

RECAPS – 8/30-9/3

ALL MY CHILDREN Æ Marissa and JR broke the news to JR about their divorce. David appreciated Madison’s patience with him helping Greenlee. Angie experienced a long bout of blindness. David caught Ryan and Greenlee in their scheme to entrap him. Liza rejected Kendall when she asked Liza for legal advice. Caleb rescued Miranda from a fire and Bianca rushed […]

The generic race



Gallup is out this week with a new poll showing the generic Republican beating the generic Democrat in House contests by 10 points. The gap, Gallup points out, is the biggest one it has seen in midterm generic polls since it started doing them. It is substantially larger than the gap in 1994, when Republicans took control of the House […]

Most back pain stops on its own



DEAR DR. DONOHUE: I am a 78-year-old, semiretired man. I am very active and look a lot younger. I work part-time as a truck driver delivering auto parts to garages. Now I am out of work because of pain in my lower back. The pain runs down to my foot. I have been diagnosed with sciatica. My doctor sent me […]

Moments and Memories of Whitesburg High School



It seems that every generation of young people has its favorite “hangouts” to gather after school and on weekends to socialize with their friends, and enjoy the snacks, dancing and music. It might have been the nickelodeon, the jukebox or even a live band. One of the more popular gathering places in the late 1930’s and the 40’s was The […]

How people have changed



I have been thinking and wondering about how our people in Appalachia have changed, both physically and mentally. Long ago a body hardly ever heard the word cancer in a conversation. Not so in today’s day and age, because cancer is running rampant. As far as I am led to understand, there is no cure or prevention for this dreadful […]

Tyme to play



East KY Tyme, a country/ bluegrass band, will play Friday, Sept. 3 at 9 p.m., at the Russell County Fair in Castlewood, Va., and Saturday, Sept. 4, at the Bluegrass Festival at Beckham Combs Community Center at Vest at 6 p.m. For more information, call Astor Taylor, (606) 633-2708, or visit www.eastkytyme. comor Myspace.

Gospel singing set



The fourth annual Chosen Few gospel singing will take place Sept. 9-12 at Fishpond Lake. Free camping is available and free hot dogs and drinks will be served on Saturday. The singing will begin at 6 p.m. Sept. 9-10, noon Sept. 11, and 2 p.m. Sept. 12. For more information, call (606) 335-3201 or (606) 335-3104.


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