Heavy snow may be cause of damage to tire

Car Talk

Dear Tom and Ray: Last week my boyfriend and I went backpacking in Montana and woke up to more than a foot of fresh heavy snow. My 2005 FWD Pontiac Vibe got stuck in the parking lot, and we spun the front passenger tire a bit in the snow and gravel before we got it to move. We then proceeded […]

The way we were

Clips from Mountain Eagle front pages over the past 50 years December 8, 1960 Hopes for a state park on Pine Mountain have died a quick death with the announcement by Gov. Bert Combs of a $12 million park fund that does not include anything for Letcher County.  The Letcher County Board of Education said four new classrooms will […]

Hog killing time

All In Fun

It was summertime and the old farmhouse was hot. Even with the doors and windows open, it was just too hot to sleep. Grandpa had rolled and tossed all night. When morning came, he wondered what he would do on such a hot day. He fed his mule and hogs, then milked the cow and ate breakfast. He started to […]


RECAPS – 12/6-12/10 ALL MY CHILDREN Æ Frankie told Madison that she was pregnant with Ryan’s baby. Ryan and Greenlee moved in together. Randi urged Madison to take some time deciding what to do about the baby. Cara and Amanda met and struck up a friendship, unaware of their connection to Jake. Asher and Caleb had a moment of emotional […]

Salome’s Stars

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Although taking advice isn’t always easy for the headstrong Sheep, you might want to consider what someone you respect says about an upcoming decision. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) A new off er is tempting, but don’t be bullied into a quick decision. Rely on your keen Bovine business sense to alert you […]

Strange But True

• It was French playwright Albert Guinon who made the following sage observation: “There are people who, instead of listening to what is being said to them, are already listening to what they are going to say themselves.” • Most people at all familiar with the name Max Schmeling know him as the Great Nazi Hope, the boxer produced by […]


Oprah, Paul McCartney join top Kennedy Center artists

CBS will air annual gala on Sunday, Dec. 28

WASHINGTON Oprah Winfrey has come a long way since her childhood years in a Mississippi shack and in public housing with a poster of The Beatles on her bedroom wall. Earlier this week, she was honored with Paul McCartney, one of the Beatles she so loved. Stars from Hollywood, Nashville and Broadway gathered in the nation’s capital on Sunday to […]

Coming events

LETCHER CO. ROCK, POP, BLUES RAP, CHRISTIAN X-PLICIT; Sat., Jan. 1 in Whitesburg at Summit City (214 Main St.). 633-2715. DALLAS ALICE; Sat., Jan. 8 in Whitesburg at Summit City (214 Main St.). 633-2715. TIM LEE 3; Sat., Jan. 15 in Whitesburg at Summit City (214 Main St.). 633-2715. DAMON JOHNSON (guitarist for Alice Cooper and Brother Cane); Sat., Jan. […]

Tyme to play

East KY Tyme will perform at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 11, 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.

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