Reader shouldn’t take shop’s bad advice

Car Talk

Dear Tom and Ray: I have a 2002 Subaru Forrester. Upon my monthly check of fluids, I was shocked to see that there was no cooling fluid in the reservoir. I immediately took it to the shop, where they told me the head gasket was blown, and it would cost $2,000 to fix. After doing some research, I found that […]

The way we were

Clips from Mountain Eagle front pages over the past 50 years October 20, 1960 The fourth Letcher County Community Forest Fire Prevention meeting was held at Kingdom Come School and Lt. Gov. Wilson Wyatt and his wife Anne dropped in to report that 40 such community meetings have been held in eastern Kentucky since the Southeastern Forest Fire Conference in […]

Salome’s Stars

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Deciding to work out that pesky problem (even though you might have been bored, bored, bored with it) should be paying off right about now. Expect to hear some very welcome news very soon. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Unexpected news might cause you to rethink a previous conclusion. Don’t be bullheaded and […]


RECAPS – 10/18-22 ALL MY CHILDREN Æ Kendall testified in court that David had papers that implicated Greenlee in the attempt on Erica’s life. Zach told Kendall he was home permanently, but then he received a call and bolted. Natalia and Brot denied that they were interested in marriage, even though that wasn’t the truth. JR warned Marissa not to […]

The beaver dogs


Some time back, beaver were stocked in the small creek where I live. There wasn’t a lot of area to cover, so they were spread out a little thin. An old male beaver built a dam in the river next to one of my buddy’s barn. He kept looking around, but could never find a lady beaver to share his […]

Kids must play!

An empty swing, swaying back and forth. We all know what it represents. It is loss made visible — media shorthand for a missing child. Yet if you’ve been to any playgrounds lately, you may have noticed that empty swings are increasingly common for another reason. Playgrounds have been emptying over the past generation as kids head off to supervised […]


Our study today will be concerning the church, what is the church, and where do we find the church? Scripturally written of the church, Paul by the Spirit of God, teaches us by God’s ability, Salute one another with an holy kiss. The Churches of Christ salute you, Romans 16:16. What made these first century churches the churches of Christ […]

Moments and Memories of WHS

1986 brought changes to WHS This year at Whitesburg High has been one of many changes, but it has also been one of advancement. It was the year that the construction began for the new addition to the school. The first step in this construction was to tear down the band building. It was a sad occasion for all of […]

Moments In Time

• On Nov. 1, 1512, the ceiling of Rome’s Sistine Chapel, one of Italian artist Michelangelo’s finest works, is exhibited to the public for the first time. The most famous panel is The Creation of Adam, a painting in which the arms of God and Adam are stretching toward each other. • On Nov. 4, 1922, British archaeologist Howard Carter […]

Broadway’s greatest composers focus of free concert here Oct. 25; performance band’s first in Ky.

The Highland Winds and The University of Virginia’s College at Wise Jazz Ensemble will present the annual fall concert on Monday, Oct. 25, at 7:30 p.m. at Letcher County Central High School in Whitesburg. The concert is free and open to the public. The Highland Winds are under the direction of Richard Galyean. The Jazz Ensemble is under the direction […]

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