Car Talk

A question of mechanics’ ethics

Dear Tom and Ray: I have a mechanics’ ethics question for you. I drive a 2009 Nissan Rogue. I love this car. I was getting ready for a road trip, and I realized that there were three minor recalls on the car and that it was time for the 30,000-mile service. So I take the car to the dealership, the […]

The way we were

Clips from Mountain Eagle front pages over the past 50 years

September 15, 1960 A petition bearing more than 1,000 names went to Gov. Bert Combs this week to ask special action to halt strip mining of coal in the eastern Kentucky coalfields. Most Letcher County officials were among the signers.  4-H Clubs throughout the county will display their products on Friday. Club members and clubs select their best products […]

A gift that keeps on giving

You probably don’t need an excuse to let your grandparents know how much they mean to you. But here is one anyway: September 12 was National Grandparents Day. Let your grandparents know about a new “twist” in the law that may make them eligible for Extra Help with their Medicare prescription drug costs, even if they didn’t qualify before. Take […]

Salome’s Stars

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Although practical situations continue to dominate this week, there’s time for the Lamb to indulge in the fun things in life — like maybe taking a special someone out for a great evening. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) This week favors relationships. Take time to renew old ones, and make time to go […]

Strange BUT TRUE

• It was American author and philosopher Eric Hoffer who made the following sage observation: “Rudeness is the weak man’s imitation of strength.” • If you were to have a perfectly dry mouth, you wouldn’t be able to taste a single thing. Researchers conducted an experiment in which they placed salt on a subject’s dry tongue, and the subject reported […]


RECAPS – 9/13-9/17 ALL MY CHILDREN Æ JR questioned Asher about the lies on his college transcript. Kendall feared Zach’s reaction to her facing criminal charges. Marissa blamed JR for being a bad role model for AJ. Madison believed she knew who was responsible for poisoning David’s drink. Angie’s loved one gathered to support her as she faced her health […]

Static to play

Whitesburg American Legion Post, Pine Mountain, Highway 119, will hold a dance Saturday, Sept. 11, from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Static will perform. Attendees must be at least 21 years old. Karaoke is held every Friday night from 8 p.m. to midnight. For more information, call 633-2834.

Tyme to play

East KY Tyme, a country/ bluegrass band, will play Friday, Sept. 17, at the Hemphill Community Center from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Food will be available for purchase. Everyone is invited to attend. For more information, call Astor Taylor, (606) 633-2708, or visit, or ‘Myspace.’

Cast members, actors sought

Cast members, actors and dancers ages four and older, are needed for the annual production of the ‘The Nutcracker, A Christmas Dream’ slated to be held in December at Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College. The show will be produced by Robyn’s Dance Academy of Harlan in conjunction with SKCTC. For more information, call (606) 573-4168.

Barter Theatre to stage ‘Forever Plaid’

’Forever Plaid’ will be presented at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 28 in the Jettie Baker Center at Clintwood, Va., by Barter Theatre. The program is presented by Pro-Art Association, The University of Virginia’s College at Wise and Mountain Empire Community College as part of the Dickenson County Cultural Arts Series, and partially supported by the Virginia Commission for the Arts […]

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