TV’s ‘naked’ newswomen don’t come across seriously

On a recent “Meet the Press,” host David Gregory presided in a tailored jacket and tie. Panelists Al Sharpton, David Brooks and Ken Burns appeared similarly professional. But the two female panelists, Andrea Mitchell and Carly Fiorina, seemed ready for cocktails, not coffee, in form-fitting dresses, arms naked to the world. “Meet the Undressed” — or, to put it more […]

Who killed ‘Twinkies’ and all the jobs, too?

Born in 1930 in Schiller Park, Ill., the deceased was 82 years old at the time of passing, which ironically was the day before Thanksgiving. Having long enjoyed the sweet life, the end was a bit bitter, for the dearly departed’s estate had been mercilessly plundered in recent years by unscrupulous money managers. This left 18,500 surviving family members in […]

AC problem might actually be vacuum problem

Car Talk

Dear Tom and Ray: My name is Luke, and I am a musician playing double bass with a band based out of Norman, Okla. Our record label has thoughtfully provided us with a Ford E350 van for touring. Recently, we have upgraded our trailer to a larger and heavier one. While this makes it much easier to transport our gear, […]

The way we were

Clips from Mountain Eagle front pages over the past 50 years

Nov. 29, 1962 Whitesburg High School has been admitted to membership in the Southern Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools. Membership in the association places Whitesburg among the better-than-average high schools and permits some graduates to enter college without having to take special exams. . Repair work has been completed on two L&N Railroad bridges which were dynamited in Perry […]

Holing up potatoes

We got the corn, cushaws and pumpkins gathered here on the funny farm last time I wrote. Now we have to get the potatoes dug and holed up. We dig a hole that will hold about half of the crop and after putting the ‘taters in within six or eight inches of the top, we cover them with a layer […]

Cantata Dec. 16

Emmanuel Baptist Church of Jenkins will host a cantata, “The Best Gift of All”, at 7 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 16. Refreshments will be served after the cantata. Jeff Foster is pastor of the church.

Take a name from Tree of Hope

The Tree of Hope has more names to distribute for those wishing to give gifts for children. For more information, call Tiffanie Brewer Combs at 606-335- 2976 or Alice at 606-335- 2931.

Salome’s Stars

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Make a start on that new workplace challenge. But get more information before you find yourself too deeply involved without knowing in which direction you should go. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) You might find things becoming tedious as your schedule slows down for the holidays. Use this time to get information about […]


RECAPS – 12/3-7

THE BOLD AND THE BEAU. TIFUL . Rick was unable to convince Caroline that telling Hope the truth about Bill’s meddling might not be the best idea. In return, she convinced him that he needed to right the wrong between Hope and Liam. Brooke tried to come to grips with the content of a dream that she had the night […]

Moments in Time

• On Dec. 18, 1777, the new United States celebrates its first national day of thanksgiving, commemorating the American victory at the Battle of Saratoga after the surrender of Gen. John Burgoyne and 5,000 British troops that October. • On Dec. 22, 1808, Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony has its world premiere in Vienna. The concert venue was freezing cold and the […]

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