WINNERS HERE AND ELSEWHERE —



Republican gubernatorial candidate David Williams, left, and his running mate Richie Farmer, right, celebrated after they claimed the primary election victory in Lexington Tuesday. Williams has survived a primary election season and will challenge the popular Democratic incumbent, Gov. Steve Beshear, in November. (AP Photo/Ed Reinke)

Voters in Jenkins OK alcohol sales

Williams-Farmer win easily here

Residents in the City of Jenkins voted overwhelmingly to allow the sale of alcoholic beverages in restaurants that seat at least 50 people. The wet-dry initiative was the most talked about issue on Letcher County ballots Tuesday that also included races for statewide offices including the governor’s race. With 247 yes votes and 129 no votes, the majority of Jenkins […]

Youth will peform old-time music at benefit concert here



The Letcher County Passing the Pick and Bow Program will present its spring concert and fundraiser at the Appalshop Theater in downtown Whitesburg at 7 p.m. on May 20. The Passing the Pick and Bow program puts traditional mountain music into the hands of students young and old in southeast Kentucky. The performance will feature students from Martha Jane Potter, […]

Narramore attends workshop



Dr. David Narramore represented Letcher County at the TOUR Southern and Eastern Kentucky ( TOUR SEKY) annual three-day workshop held in Louisville, April 26-28. Participants learned how to take care of large tourism groups and to be motor coach friendly at the meeting. TOUR SEKY hosts one work-study trip a year The purpose of TOUR SEKY is to expand, develop […]

GOP picks Williams to face Beshear for Kentucky governor



FRANKFORT David Williams survived a primary election season filled with potential bombshells to capture the Republican nomination for governor in Kentucky and the right to challenge a popular Democratic incumbent in November. Williams, the often prickly state Senate president, easily defeated Louisville businessman Phil Moffett and Jefferson County Clerk Bobbie Holsclaw on Tuesday. He heads into what is expected to […]

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E-m@il address In addition to the telephone and the U.S. Mail, The Mountain Eagle accepts comments to Speak Your Piece by electronic mail. Our address is: mtneagle@bellsouth.net The radio said the odds of autisim is one in 110 where it used to be one in 5,000. Some allege that mercury causes autism. Is there not more mercury in the water […]

Reunions • 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. MITCHELL/ GENTRY/ WHITAKER — The Mitchell/ Gentry/Whitaker family reunion will begin at 11 a.m., July 24, at the Pin Oak Shelter at Carr Creek […]

Reva Williams succumb at 84



Reva May Hay Williams, 84, of Pound, Va., died May 14 at Heritage Rehabilitation Center in Big Stone Gap, Va. Born in Auxier to the late Ethel McClure Hay and Raymond Dewey Hay Sr., she was a member of the First Baptist Church in Jenkins, and enjoyed gardening. She was a sister of the late Orah Hay, Louise Hay, and […]

Music festival set for May 21



The Sugar Grove Opry Mountain Coal Bluegrass Festival will take place May 21 at the Kingdom Come Community Center. The free show will begin at 1 p.m. with an open state. The festival performances will begin at 1:30 p.m. and will include East KY Tyme, Will Caudill and Route 7, Mountain Melody, Salt Creek, Seven South, Wolf Creek Grass, and […]

Moments and Memories of WHS



November 1959 Black Kat There he stands like a mighty colossus, or rough, tough, roaring scoring halfback known as Roger Kincer. He is the record-breaking man of the E.K.M.C., he is the captain of our team. Roger is a senior from Mayking. He has played football for five consecutive years. He leads the state in scoring with a total of […]


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