Jack Stallard, 83, succumbs

Funeral services for Jack Stallard, 83, will be held at 10:30 a.m. today (Wednesday) at Everidge Funeral Home in Whitesburg. Burial will follow in the Whitaker Cemetery at Seco. Born in Letcher County to the late John M. and Laura Jane Bentley Stallard, he was the widower of Bonnie Vance Stallard. He died July 19 at Countryside Manor Nursing Home […]

Rites held for Charles Yeary III

Charles Franklin ‘Tiger’ Yeary III, 39, of Little Colley, died July 16. He was a son of Charles Franklin Yeary Jr. of Little Colley, and Rosetta Kiser of Millstone. Surviving in addition to his parents are two sons, Travis Ross of Winchester and Landon Yeary of Pine Creek; a brother, Matthew Yeary of Little Colley; a grandmother, Pauline Yeary of […]

Ruth Banks succumbs at 92

Ruth Banks, 92, died July 21 at her home at Whitesburg. Born in Letcher County to the late Tom and Lizzie Boatright Williams, she was the widow of Eli Bank and attended Mayking Old Regular Baptist Church. She was the mother of the late Shannon Rose Banks, and a grandmother of the late Alex Ross Banks. Surviving are a son, […]

Salome’s Stars

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) A longtime situation starts to move into a new phase. The question for the uncertain Lamb right now is whether to move with it. Facts emerge by midmonth to help you decide. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) A talent for organizing your priorities allows the Divine Bovine to enjoy a busy social life […]


RECAPS – JULY 22 – 26

ALL MY CHILDREN — Cassandra had trouble coping with the reality that she is pregnant. She hated the fact that this baby will do nothing but remind her of all the times she was used by men while she was in captivity. Jesse had to confess to Angie and the police that Uri was still alive. He was arrested for […]

Sheriff ’s department will guard schools again

The Letcher County Sheriff ’s Department is again in charge of providing security for schools that belong to the Letcher County School System. The designation became official for another year Monday night when the Letcher County Board of Education voted 3-0 to hire two school resource officers — one male and one female. The motion was introduced by Board Member […]

Rites held for Don Webb, 74

Funeral services were held in Lexington Tuesday for former Letcher County resident Donald Woodford Webb Sr. Webb, a retired Lexington attorney and real estate developer, was the husband of Julie Howser Webb. He died on July 19 of complications from Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF) disease. Webb lived in Vero Beach, Florida. He was 74. Webb was born in Hazard on […]

Clips from available Mountain Eagle pages since our founding in 1908

July 25, 1963 Alfred Adams tells about his family’s move from their mountain farm on Little Cowan to the town of Fleming, where they thought life was so easy and full of excitement. “Fleming was a good town in those days and we loved it,” he writes. . Mrs. Harry M. Caudill of Whitesburg, and six others have been named […]

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: mtneagle@bellsouth.net To a certain man in Red Star: You keep selling my son and my daughter drugs and I will have the whole mess arrested. . […]

The tornado at Isom

The date was June 11, 1953, and I was 15 years old. I was staying overnight at the home of Tom Boring at Isom, and the house was right beside the old Isom Grade School building, near where the rodeo arena is now. (Tom started the Missionary Baptist Church at Blackey.) We got up that morning and hoed a while […]

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