The way we were

Clips from Mountain Eagle front pages over the past 50 years July 27, 1961 Recruits are being sought for a new panic police force being established in Letcher County. Civil Defense Director W. Lovell Williams says the police unit will be open to any men 21 or over and especially needed are men with motorcycles. . Construction is schedule to […]

Smith, Sparkman, Amburgey families of Letcher County

To the Editor: My name is Debbie Caudill. I grew up in Rowan County, Kentucky. Most of my relatives came to Rowan County from Letcher County. I have been doing research on many families and will share any information that I have found with anyone who is also doing family history. I feel that it is important to know our […]

Fog is unpredictable

It seems that the fog of lately has been as unpredictable as the weather. Sometimes you can hit the road to go somewhere early or at night, and everything looks OK. But when you’re motoring along, all of a sudden the fog is so dense in places it seems as though you need to put it in fourwheel drive to […]

Salome’s Stars

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) A more harmonious aspect favors all relationships. Family ties with mates and children are strengthened. Libra is Cupid’s choice to win the amorous Aries’ heart. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) The bold Bull is ready to take on fresh challenges. Expect some opposition as you plow new ground — but supporters will outnumber […]


RECAPS – 7/25-29

ALL MY CHILDREN . Jackson wondered if the story Erica has told in Oak Haven might be true. JR had an encounter with Dixie, but wrote it off as a drunken haze. Brot found Dixie in the park, unaware of who she really was, and had her admitted in Oak Haven. Greenlee wanted David to recover so that she could […]

Adams, Thompson and Blair reunion set

Just a brief note this week since I don’t seem to know many happenings in the area. Don’t forget about the upcoming Adams, Thompson and Blair reunion. It will be Aug. 5 at 5:30 p.m. with the vegetable soup, then church at 6:30 p.m.. The reunion supper will be Aug. 6 at 6 p.m. at the top of Blair Branch […]



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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: I can’t believe that anyone can bury their mate recently and already be on someone else’s arms. What in the world is happening? . I would like to know who gave the two […]

Strange BUT TRUE

• It was 20th- century novelist, literary critic and academic C.S. Lewis, bestknown for his series “The Chronicles of Narnia,” who made the following sage observation: “We all want progress, but if you’re on the wrong road, progress means doing an about-turn and walking back to the right road; in that case, the man who turns back soonest is the […]

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