Sierra Bates makes dean’s list

Letcher County resident Sierra Bates was named to the dean’s list at Bluegrass Community and Technical College. Students named to the dean’s list have earned a grade point average of 3.5 or better.

Relay for Life raises more than $500,000 in the last five years

Half of a million dollars has been raised in Letcher County over the last five years to benefit the American Cancer Society. For the fifth year in a row, more than $100,000 has been raised on behalf of Letcher County Relay for Life. “ Without everybody participating, whether you bought a $1 paper star or an $8 chicken dinner, this […]

Color Me Crazy 5K set

Is finishing a 5K on your bucket list? What about having colored cornstarch splashed on you while exercising? The Mountain Heritage Festival is organizing a 5K called Color Me Crazy. The race starts at 9 a.m. on Saturday, June 29, at the old Whitesburg High School campus. It continues to the city walking track and on to the sewer plant. […]

Playing senior softball again

I recently visited the softball field where I’ve played senior softball for the last 33 years. I sat in the stands and watched my over-80 team warm up. When they saw me they asked me to play with them. I had not played in months, and knew I was not in shape. I told them that I would catch for […]

Speak Your Piece

Tell us what’s on your mind. No need to give your name.

Call 633-7508 from 9 am Tuesday to 9 am Friday. 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: This is to the woman who works at the unemployment office: I know you can do better than the guy you’ve got who has a […]

The Way We Were

Clips from available Mountain Eagle pages since our founding in 1908

June 17, 1943 Judge Z. Wells of Paintsville has been appointed special judge for the recount of ballots in the recent local option election. Information reaching The Eagle as press time approaches is that the “drys” have gained five votes, meaning that the margin of voters who voted to outlaw alcohol sales in Letcher County has grown to 39. In […]

Salome’s Stars

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Before you adventurous Arians charge right into those new projects, take a little time to learn where you’ll be going so you can avoid getting lost before you get there. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Your time is devoted to career demands through much of the week. But Venus, who rules your sign, […]


RECAPS – 6/17-6/21

ALL MY CHILDREN — Dimitri Marick talked about business matters with Brooke, including her designs for an online media division. He seemed to support those plans. Brooke was happy that and told him that what she needed to make this fly was a top notch division director who could keep JR in line. Meanwhile, JR was becoming more and more […]

Whitakers spend weekend at Jabez cabin

Blair Branch

Hello all! I hope this finds each of you doing well and that everyone had a nice Father’s Day. We did. Michael and Dalton went to the movies to watch Superman while Bailey went with me to Mom and Dad’s house. I fixed supper and made Dad a butterscotch pie because I know he loves them. We just pretended that […]

Reunions • Reunions

To list reunions in The Mountain Eagle’s weekly reunion column, send information in writing to Reunions, The Mountain Eagle, P.O. Box 808, Whitesburg, Ky. 41858. Information must be received by Friday to be included in the following week’s issue. COLLINS — The 10th reunion of the family of Henry and Rosilla Collins and Silasand Effie Collins will be held at […]

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