Singers entertain Ovenfork seniors



We have been having such a good time here at the center. Dec. 21 we had our Christmas party. Everyone who drew names exchanged their gifts. Everyone had nice gifts, and it was a lot of fun. We had our three wonderful singers again, which was so uplifting. They were Jerry Banks, Darrell Caudill and our magistrate, Bobby Howard, and […]

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Bardstown is still waiting for snow



We are still waiting to see snow. Some of us want it, some of us don’t and I for one wanted it while the kids were on their two-week break during Christmas and now I’ve changed my mind. It has been quite a busy time with the hustle and bustle of the holidays, of course New Year’s is a little […]

Whatever happened to Ike Tackett?



During the Second World War, all the mines in Letcher County were running full force. The Northern factories badly needed the coal from eastern Kentucky. If they wanted to, the men could work seven days a week. My dad, Curt Cornett, worked in the mines at Marlowe. He married my mom, Thelma Ruth Hughes, who was the oldest daughter of […]

Rites are held for Lucy Hogg



Funeral services for Lucy Hogg, 89, of Michigan, were held December 29 at Letcher Funeral Home in Whitesburg. Burial was in the American Legion Cemetery. A daughter of the late Riley and Lula Barnett Mullins, she died December 25 in Novi, Mich. Surviving are her husband, Corbett Hogg; two sons, James Hogg of Van Buren Township, Mich., and Jerry Hogg […]

Allen Amburgey dies at 61



Allen Amburgey, 61, of Pinetop, died December 30 at Pikeville Medical Center. A son of the late Lonnie and Hattie Adams Amburgey, he was a brother of the late Charles Amburgey. He was a truck driver for the road department, and a well known bluegrass musician and teacher. Surviving are his wife, Christine Madden Amburgey; two sons, Timothy Brian Amburgey […]

Not good news from Engles



Wishing each and every one a fantastic new year filled with much happiness, health and all good things. And I do hope everyone is well and hope your Christmas was everything you hoped it would be. Was Santa good to you? Before I forget, I want to wish our great- grandson Damian a belated happy birthday, which was on December […]

Concert review: Blood on the Dance Floor



While most bands were wrapping up their tours and heading home for the holidays, the “crunkcore” band Blood On the Dance Floor was embarking on a fivestop tour named “Tis the Season to be Killing.” Crankcore is a music genre that combines crunk hip-hop, “screamo” and post-hardcore metal. The tour began in New Mexico and ended across the United States […]

She won a Grammy in 1983 …



1. Name the two famous rockers who died a week apart in the fall of 1970. 2. What was most memorable about Mitch Miller’s television show in the early 1960s? 3. Which group released “Fortunate Son,” and when? 4. Singer James “Shep” Sheppard was a member of what two early groups? 5. Which group released “So Far Away” and “Walk […]

Coming events



About this guide This guide is published by The Mountain Eagle as a public service to help keep readers informed about entertainment events within driving distance of Letcher County. All dates are subject to change. Always check with the venues listed before traveling long distances. LETCHER COUNTY ROCK, POP, BLUES RAP, CHRISTIAN X-PLICIT; Sat., Jan. 7 at Summit City. ATOMIC […]


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