CLOSING ANNOUNCED —



Popular business says it can’t meet rules for selling alcohol, will close



Owners of a downtown Whitesburg restaurant who obtained a limited restaurant alcohol license almost fours years ago have announced plans to close the establishment. Amelia Kirby, co- owner and general manager of Summit City Coffee LLC, notified patrons by email and via Facebook that the doors to Summit City will close August 1. Kirby owns the business with her husband, […]

William Hall dies



William ‘Cookie’ Hall, 80, of Jackhorn, died June 11. Born at Jackhorn to the late Nannie and Mart Hall, he was a brother of the late Ghates Hall, Jessee Hall and Ballard Hall, and a grandfather of the late Rachel Hall. Surviving are his wife, Pearl Hall; three daughters, Diane, Shelia and Lucy Hall, all of Jackhorn; three sons, Jack […]

Donations sought



Boys and Girls Clubs are seeking donations of cars to benefit the organizations. The car do not need to be functional, only to have a title. The cars are picked up and sold at auction. For more information, call (800) 246-0493.

Services are held for Frank Godsey



Frank Godsey, 75, died June 18 at Letcher Manor Nursing Home in Whitesburg. Born in Jackson to the late Wiley and Evalee Jefferson Godsey, he was the father of the late Enoch Godsey and a half-brother of the late Wiley Godsey Jr. He was a member of Millstone Missionary Baptist Church. Surviving are his son, Joseph Godsey, Jenkins; a daughter, […]

Rites are held for John Craft



Funeral services for John Wilson ‘Johnny’ Craft, 92 of Jenkins, were held June 3 in Jenkins. He died June 1 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital, and was buried in Green Acres Cemetery. Born in Letcher County to the late Willie P. and Hattie Hall Craft, he was a brother of the late Paul Craft. He was retired as a welder […]

Mary Lou Fields, 81, succumbs



Funeral services for Mary Lou Fields, 81, were held June 18 at Everidge Funeral Home in Whitesburg. Burial was in Obey Fields Cemetery at Cowan. A daughter of the late William Grant and Jane Miles Fields, she was a sister of the late Douglas E. Fields, Donald Gay Fields, Fred Fields, Edneil Fields, Hattie Fields, and Helen Fields York, and […]

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. ROARK — The Roark family reunion will be held Sept. 3 at Muddy Branch at Kingscreek. For more information, call (606) 878-0867. BATES — […]

Speak Your Piece

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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 I think it’s a shame that they call the police on the least little thing that goes on around a certain place. Every dog has its day, so watch out. . You are […]

Strange But True



• It was 19th- century German philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer who made the following sage observation: “There is no absurdity so palpable but that it may be firmly planted in the human head if you only begin to inculcate it before the age of five, by constantly repeating it with an air of great solemnity.” • Those who study such things […]


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