Santa: Please bring Jimmy …

This is one of my favorite columns of the year as it has been a tradition of mine for more than 15 years to write a letter to Santa on behalf of everyone involved with NASCAR. It really doesn’t matter if they have been naughty or nice, the important thing is that at least you ask the round man in […]

It’s about giving

Sports in Kentucky

Christmas week. For a kid Christmas is about gifts. Receiving. For grown-up kids it’s about gifts also. Giving. For seniors it’s holiday sparkle and glow on faces of kids of all ages. This week, a Yuletide salute to Givers. You’re one, right? • Kentuckians facing hard times of their own still slipped dollars into Salvation Army pots, adopted Christmas Angels, […]

Take precautions when changing a tire

Car Talk

Dear Tom and Ray: I am a Peace Corps volunteer in eastern Madagascar, and somehow I’ve been able to download you guys in my small bamboo hut in the middle of the rainforest. You two would love the way they keep these ancient old Fords running! But here’s my question: How safe is it to jack up and change a […]

The way we were

Clips from Mountain Eagle front pages over the past 50 years December 22, 1960 Many Letcher County families are facing a barren Christmas. Whitesburg ministers and other workers who deal with poor families said some people could be without food on Christmas Day. A ministerial association committee has spent hours trying to determine which families need help the most and […]

Squirrel hunting

All For Fun

Grandpa loved to hunt, and he really didn’t care what he hunted just as long as he was out in the woods. He liked to hunt with all the grandkids when he could. We were always trying to get the best of him in a gun trade or trying to beat him in a shooting match. Neither one was easy […]

Salome’s Stars

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) A hectic period begins to wind down. Take time to draw some deep breaths and relax before getting into your next project. A long-absent family member makes contact. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) You’re eager to move forward with a new challenge that suddenly dropped in your lap. But you’d be wise to […]


RECAPS – 12/20-23 ALL MY CHILDREN Æ Greenlee discovered that Madison was pregnant. Caleb won back Cortlandt Electronics. Annie stunned J.R. when she blurted out that she was in love with him. Erica was charged with manslaughter for shooting David. Kendall was emotional about having Christmas without Zack, then found a box of gifts Zack had bought before his death. […]

Moments in Time

• On Jan. 9, 1768, Englishman Philip Astley stages the first modern circus in London. Astley, a former cavalry sergeant major, found that if he galloped in a tight circle, centrifugal force allowed him to perform seemingly impossible feats on a horse’s back. He invited the public to see him wave his sword in the air while he rode with […]

2010’s worst moments?

If 2010 made you feel like you wanted to hide in a closet and bury yourself under all the coats, then you were probably just trying to escape the storm of sleaze hurled this year by some of entertainment’s finest — or maybe you were just the woman Charlie Sheen called for that infamous late-night hookup. Either way, 2010 may […]

DVD revisits music of Roscoe Holcomb

Video review

Roscoe Holcolmb, “The Legacy of Roscoe Holcomb” (Shanachie) Odds are you haven’t heard of Roscoe Holcomb. If you’re a fan of American music, though, his is most certainly a voice worth hearing. Holcomb was the “high lonesome” singer of eastern Kentucky, a man whom performers from John Cohen to Bob Dylan to Eric Clapton (and to Jim Morrison of The […]

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