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. <b>SEALS — The 27th annual reunion of descendants of the late James Seals Sr. and first wife Mary Polly Ann Bentley Seals and second […]

Hall Cemetery

Malesa Hall is the contact person for all matters relating to the Hall Cemetery in Fleming-Neon. Her address is P.O. Box 58, Jackhorn, KY 41825, phone 606-821-8113.


To perform

Bluegrass Circle will perform from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Saturday, July 7, at the Country Cabin II in Norton, Va. The facility is located across Alternate Rte. 58 from the original Country Cabin, 1½ mile west of Norton. Admission for adults is $5, and $1 for children 2 through 11 years old. Beginning County Line Dance classes start Monday, July […]

Who’s the bigger jerk here?

Car Talk

Dear Tom and Ray: I need your help to settle an argument I have with my no-good brother-inlaw from Illinois. He always drives at night with his fog lights on in addition to his headlights. He says he can see better with them on. I tell him, “Sure, but what about the way they blind oncoming traffic?” He says if […]

The way we were

Clips from Mountain Eagle front pages over the past 50 years

July 5, 1962 Letcher County’s budget committee has submitted a proposed budget to Letcher Fiscal Court that would be about $11,000 less than last year’s. County Judge James M. Caudill says he and other officials have been over the figures and do not see how the $300,000 decline in tax assessments can be avoided. . County Jailer Ben A. Adams […]

Distances seem shorter now

As we travel down life’s pathway, we may sometimes think of the past and the way things have changed or at least the way they used to seem. In many instances things have changed only in our mind and the way we remember them. Even the trees are different. They were just little saplings as a barefoot boy, but are […]

Moments in time

• On July 22, 1598, William Shakespeare’s play “The Merchant of Venice” is entered on the Stationers’ Register. By decree of Queen Elizabeth, the Stationers’ Register licensed printed works, giving the Crown tight control over all published material. • On July 19, 1799, during Napoleon Bonaparte’s Egyptian campaign, a French soldier discovers a black basalt slab inscribed with ancient writing […]

Salome’s Stars

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Aspects favor socializing with family and friends, but an irksome workplace situation could intrude. No use grumbling, Lamb. Just do it, and then get back to the fun times. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) There’s still time for you Ferdinands and Fernandas to relax and sniff the roses. But a major work project […]

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