Ruth Kimbley dies in Ohio



Ruth Ann Kimbley, 82, formerly of Blackey, died May 6 at the Covington Care Center in Covington, Ohio. A daughter of the late Radford and Pauline McKinney Wheeler, she was the widow of Andrew Kimbley. She was a sister of the late Estill Wheeler, Jr., and a half-sister of the late Robert Bryant. Surviving are thee sons, Thomas Kimbley and […]

Services held for Virginia Childers



Virginia Anne Childers, 57, of Jenkins, died May 10 at the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington. Born at Jenkins to the late Lester and Bessie Sexton Gilley, she was a grandmother of the late Garren Childers and a sister of the late Paula Artrip. Surviving are her partner, Joe Powers, of Wise, Va.; a daughter, Sherry Mc- New […]

SKCTC to offer summer classes



The Creative Development Center at Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College will offer several summer classes. The local program will join with Bruce Parsons of the University of Pikeville (UPike) to offer one SKCTC class and one UPike class. The courses will deal with photography, writing and smartphone and web-based application development. Some scholarships will be available. For more information, […]

Tournaments at American Legion



Horseshoe tournaments and cornhole tournaments will be held June 1 at 2 p.m. at the American Legion Post in Whitesburg. The matches are sponsored by the Sons of the American Legion. For more information, call 634- 1459 or 633-2834.

Board to meet



The Kentucky River District Board of Health will meet at 6:30 p.m., June 3. The meeting will take place at Ponderosa in Hazard.

• 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 11th reunion of the family of Henry and Rosilla Collins and Silasand Effie Collins will be held at Pine […]

Political Cartoon



State must fix its tax system



This is an election year in a poor state, five years into a slow recovery from a devastating recession. No wonder everyone is talking about jobs. Political talk about jobs is often just that — talk. But two recent economic reports offered insight that candidates and officeholders should take to heart. One says that places with an educated, trained work […]

The truth about being Mom



Ah, motherhood. From the moment I first laid eyes on my children, all I wanted to do was bathe, feed and burp ‘em. Every diaper was a discovery. Once they were old enough to talk, I hung on their every word all day, every day, until their precious heads hit the pillows tucked into cases I’d monogramed in their favorite […]

Why kids are fat



Fat, fat, fat. That’s what you keep hearing about our kids today — news that is simple, straightforward and sad. But then comes the jumble of reasons. Could it be high-fructose corn syrup? A lot of folks say yes. No, they scream yes. But others put the blame on fats. Or salt. Or carbs. Or, inventively, artificial sugar, the kind […]


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