New Jenkins City Hall almost ready

Jenkins Mayor G.C. Kincer and his administration hope to move into the new City Hall building in about three weeks. The Main Street building formerly served as an office building for the old Beth-Elkhorn Coal Corp. It was occupied most recently by the Jenkins Independent Board of Education. “It’s right in the center of the city,” said Kincer. “I think […]

Beshears had $166,224 in joint income last year

FRANKFORT Gov. Steve Beshear and his wife have publicized their 2010 state and federal income tax returns that show they had a joint income of $166,224 last year. Beshear released the documents Tuesday showing that he and his wife also reported $19,000 in charitable contributions. The governor said he considers it imperative that those who seek the state’s highest office […]

Infant dies

Four-month-old Tiannah Destiny Amelia Potter died April 14 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital. A daughter of Teddy and Kelly Howard Potter of Deane, she was a granddaughter of the late Teddy Potter. Surviving in addition to her parents are two sisters, Tinisha Potter and Tikaley Potter, both of Deane, and grandparents, Michael and Patty Howard of Deane, and Debbie Potter. […]

$250 scholarships now being offered

The Mountain Heritage Festival Scholarship Committee is now taking applications for four $250 scholarships for the fall semester. High school seniors and nontraditional students are encouraged to apply. Applications must be returned by May 10. Applications are online at or at the Harry M. Caudill Library in Whitesburg. For more information, call Lee Anna Mullins at 633-9644.

Auction is set

Whitaker Bank’s Relay for Life team will hold an auction at 7 p.m. on April 22 at Wildcat Auction in Scuddy, located beside R.W. Combs Elementary School. All proceeds will go to the American Cancer Society in memory of Johnny Pigman, a long-ime dealer and auctioneer. To donate an item, contact Kendra McIntosh or Becky Pigman at 633-8200.

Marcum funeral will be Thursday

Funeral services for James Edward Marcum Sr., 66, of Indianapolis, Ind., will be held at 1 p.m. tomorrow (Thursday), April 21, at Kings Chapel Church. Burial will be in Bates Cemetery at Ermine He died April 16 at his home. A son of the late Fred Marcum and Hazel Perry Adams, he was a brother of the late Jackie Wayne […]

Blood needed

The Kentucky Blood Center Bloodmobile will be at Whitesburg Plaza from noon to 6:30 p.m., April 28. The drive is sponsored by the Whitesburg Walmart. Blood donors must be at least 17 years old, and weigh at least 110 pounds. For more information, call (800) 775-2522.

Reunions • Reunions • Reunions

To list reunions in The Mountain Eagle’s weekly reunion column, send information to Reunions, The Mountain Eagle, Box 808, Whitesburg, Ky. 41858. Information must be received by Friday to be included in the following week’s issue. BENTLEY — The Otho Bentley family and friends reunion will be held at the homeplace at Millstone on June 24 and June 25 at […]

SKCTC given $500,000

Southeast Kentucky Community & Technical College students will benefit from a $500,000 donation from the Richard and Leslie Gilliam Foundation. Presentation of the gift was made April 14 in a ceremony held on the Cumberland campus. The gift, according to the college’s Director of Advancement, Susan Caldwell, will go into an endowment fund for student scholarships. “When we are able […]

Doing it two by two

Most of us remember the lyrics of an old song that began with “One for the money, Two for the show” and that might have been the most appropriate song for what took place at Talladega on Sunday. After Sunday there is no doubt that the old days of large packs of cars racing at either of the restrictor plate […]

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