2011-05-25 E-Edition


Nila Mae Turner buried at Cowan

Funeral services for Nila Mae Turner, 57, were held May 21 at Everidge Funeral Home in Whitesburg. Burial was in Obie Fields Cemetery at Cowan. She died May 19 at Pikeville Medical Center. Born in Letcher County to the late Isaiah and Lettie Sturgill Turner, she was a sister of the late H. Turner and Katherine Barbara Turner. Surviving are […]

Social Security information for those who serve in the military

On Memorial Day, it’s important to remember those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our nation. We at Social Security honor the heroism and courage of our military service members and mourn for those who have given their lives in defense of freedom. It’s also important to recognize those service members who are still with us, especially those who […]

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. DOTY CREEK SCHOOL — The eighth Doty Creek Grade School reunion will be held at the school on Saturday, June 18. Registration is at […]

Dr. Steven Vest becomes fellow

Dr. Steven Vest, a gastroenterologist with a medical practice in Norton, Va., has been given fellowship status in the American Gastroenterological Association. He has also been named a fellow in the American College of Gastroenterology and the American College of Physicians (internal medicine). To become a fellow, a doctor must be a member of the American Gastroenterological Association for 7 […]

Sparkman earns master’s degree

Dillard Sparkman of Jenkins, was graduated last month from Indiana Wesleyan University. He earned a master’s degree in business administration, applied management.

Bige Combs dies

Funeral services for Bige Combs, 73, of Isom will be held at 1p.m. today (Wednesday) at the House of Prayer. He died May 23 at Pikeville Medical Center. Burial will be in Adams Cemetery at Jeremiah. He was a son of the late E.B. and Alma Adams Clark. Surviving are his wife, Bernice Taylor Combs; a son, Todd Combs of […]

Jenkins school budget up some over last year

The Jenkins Independent Schools Board of Education voted unanimously to adopt a tentative budget of $3.7 million Monday evening at its May meeting. This year’s budget is up slightly from last year’s budget of $3.4 million. District Financial Officer Candala Gibson said it would be very tight because of various cost increases including a hike in retirement to 18.6 percent […]

Tight budget forces school teacher cuts

The Letcher County Board of Education has approved a tentative budget that cuts a number of teacher and staff positions to help make up for significant losses in state funding and the rising costs of diesel fuel and utility bills. Gary Caldwell, district finance offi cer, told the board at its May meeting that $915,000 is being budgeted for utility […]

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