Couple to wed July 23 after ‘Carol Burnett’ engagement

An evening out turned into more than Rhonda Adams, daughter of Paul and Joy Adams of Mayking, bargained for when she and her date, Brian Shoemaker of Louisville, attended a concert featuring actress/comedienne Carol Burnett. One week before the concert, held at Indiana University in Bloomington, Shoemaker contacted the drama department at IU to ask for help with a plan […]

Calihan family suffers losses

Southern Ohio

Hello to everyone. Once again this area has been having a tremendous amount of rain. For a week or so it was so dry that my flowers were dying, especially my rosebushes. Several roads have been damaged in lots of places, though not as bad as it has been through some parts of Kentucky. I talked to Ann Calihan and […]

Potter, Mullins win scholarships

Sean Potter from Letcher County Central High School and Courtney Mullins of Jenkins High School have received this year’s Work Ethic Scholarship in the amount of $1,000 each from the Letcher County Chamber of Commerce. These students, along with approximately 30 other Letcher County Central and Jenkins Independent students, completed the work ethic program, which consists of subjective and objective […]

‘Lonesome Pine’ planned

’The Trail of the Lonesome Pine’ outdoor drama will be presented at 8 p.m., Thursday through Saturday at Big Stone Gap, Va. The pre-show entertainment is: Thursday, Todd Edens, Dryden, Va.; Friday, Kennady Ray, Jonesville, Va.; Saturday, Black Article with the Vandivers, Whitesburg. The pre-show will begin at 7:15 p.m. For more information, call (276) 523-1235.

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. THORNTON SCHOOL — The Thornton School reunion will begin at noon, Sept. 24, at Thornton Park. Those attending should bring a covered dish, old […]


Miller rites held

Funeral services for Lenox Miller, 71 were held June 24 in Clay City. Burial was in Combs Cemetery at Clay City. He died June 21 at his home in Winchester. Born in Perry County to the late Cornwallace and Canzalia Combs Miller, he was retired from the Laborers Union Local #189 after 42 years. Surviving are his wife, Mary Schmitz […]

Like it or not, Bachmann no flake

It pains me to have to point this out, but Michele Bachmann is not a flake. Politically, the conservative congresswoman and I could not be more different. To me, she’s the anticandidate — anti-choice, anti-gay marriage, anti-truth. Her willful dishonesty on a wide range of issues is breathtaking. She also sometimes comes across as not particularly learned. Earlier this year, […]


The agony of prudence

WASHINGTON Among Dana Carvey’s most brilliant sketches on “Saturday Night Live” were his dead-perfect impersonations of President George H.W. Bush, which made a permanent contribution to America’s political language. “Not gonna do it!” Carvey-as-Bush would say. “Wouldn’t be prudent!” What Carvey grasped is that Bush 41 was a conservative not so much by ideology as by temperament. Prudence really was […]

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