Salome’s Stars

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Your honesty might upset some people, but you inevitably win more admirers for having the courage to tell the truth when others are more likely to scramble for cover. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Your efforts to defend your project begin to show favorable results. You should soon be able to win over […]



ALL MY CHILDREN — The gala event featured Opal doing interviews on the red carpet. Billy Clyde fantasized about being in the limelight there. Colby bragged about herself and David tried to get some positive press for his new bio-sensor. There was sexual tension between Brooke and Dimitri, but a gift from Adam to Brooke broke the mood. Lea held […]

The Way We Were

Trial, escape big news in ’52

This week in 1952, much of the county was still abuzz with talk about the wife of a murder defendant who helped foil an inmate’s escape from the decrepit Letcher County Jail the week before. Mrs. Carl Swanager was visiting her husband in the jail on Sunday, August 3, 1952, when she saw a prisoner — later identified as Charles […]

Clips from available Mountain Eagle pages since our founding in 1908

Thursday, August 10, 1933 Readers are asked to keep in mind that on August 19 and 20, the funerals of the four deceased wives of J.C. Brown will be preached at the family cemetery at Dry Fork. . Letcher County’s primary elections were held amidst much controversy Saturday and vote totals remained very slow coming in from the county’s 53 […]

Pine Mountain Trail Race set for Aug. 24

The Pine Mountain Trail Master of The Mountain 13.1 Trail Race will begin at 8 a.m. on Aug. 24 at Little Shepherd Trail. The race will begin at the parking lot just off US 119 in Whitesburg on top of Pine Mountain and travel 13.1 miles on a paved singlelane trail along the Little Shepherd Trail to Kingdom Come State […]

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. HATTON — The Hatton family reunion will be held at the Cowan Community Center beginning at 11 a.m. on Saturday, August […]

Dors Hall, 63, dies at Jenkins

Dors Hall, 63, died August 12 at his home at Jenkins. Born in Pike County to the late Hassel and Hazel Ray Hall, he was a brother of the late Ronnie ‘Little Red’ Hall, Harold Dean Hall and Georgia Ball. He was a custodian and bus driver for the Pike County Board of Education, and was a member of People’s […]

Horseshoe tourney set Aug. 18

The American Legion Post 152 of Pine Mountain, Whitesburg, will have a horseshoe tournament sponsored by the Sons of the Legion on Sunday, Aug. 18, at 1 p.m. Prizes will be awarded, and the entry fee is $5 per person. For more information call Allen Holbrook, 606-634-1459.

SKCTC scholarships given

The Scholarship Committee at Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College this year has given more than $116,000 in scholarships to students within the SKCTC service area of Harlan, Bell and Letcher counties. Members of the group include Patty Sokolowski, chairman; Leslie Carmack, business office; Charlotte Lockaby, financial aid; Debbie Young, Whitesburg campus director; Lee Ann Turner, faculty member; Kim Maynard, […]

Georgia Slone dies at 72

Funeral services for Georgia Slone, 72 of Hallie, were held August 10 at Letcher Funeral Home in Whitesburg. Burial was in Dixon Cemetery at Hallie. A daughter of the late Dave and Betty Hollins Dixon, she died August 7 at the Greg and Noreen Wells Hospice Care Center in Hazard. She was the widow of R.B. Slone. Surviving are two […]

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