This wake-up call applies here, too

Southwest Virginia got a wake-up call recently. It came in the form of the driest of prose, namely the annual filings that utilities have to make each year with the state regulators. These filings — one by Dominion Resources, the other by Appalachian Power — spell out in tedious detail where their power comes from now and where the utilities […]

‘Please stop the insults,’ Trump supporter requests

During an interview last June in his New York office, I asked Donald Trump about his use of language that many considered insulting and divisive. “Will there be a pivot for you from the primaries to the general election campaign?” The candidate said “I agree” about the tone of the campaign and that he intended to pivot. “It’s starting very […]

Rites held for Lisa Ann Bates

Lisa Ann Bates, 41, died May 13 at her home in Colson. She was a daughter of Hannah Couch Wells of Colson and the late Bill Wells, and a sister of the late Arnold Wells. Surviving in addition to her mother are her husband, Worlie Bates; two sons, Johnny Gibson of Tennessee and Schuyler Bates of Colson; four daughters, Danielle […]


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. CANEY JUNIOR COLLEGE/ ALICE LLOYD COLLEGE — Former Caney Junior College and Alice Lloyd College students will hold a breakfast at […]

Foundation raises money for nonprofits

• Don’t let your keys sink in the pool, lake or ocean this summer. If you’re taking them with you, make sure you add a flotation device. They sell keychains just for this purpose. • “The dollar store is the best place for pool toys — they stock foam balls and all kinds of diving sticks and blow-up beach balls. […]


THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL — Thomas went on the defensive after Ridge unleashed his anger regarding Sally getting a second chance. Steffy began to worry that Thomas being under Sally’s spell would cost Forrester Creations millions of dollars. Sally paid a visit to Steffy with an apology and hope for them to become friends in the future. Bill vowed […]

The Way We Were

Clips from available Mountain Eagle pages since our founding in 1907 Thursday, May 12 & 19, 1927 Whitesburg citizen Joe I. Day killed a mad dog last Friday at the “section house” across the road from Will Maggard’s home, just below town. The dog, a large mongrel, was a stranger to the community. After it entered the house and ran […]

After James Comey

Some people live to pay retail. They love Saks Fifth Avenue and Tiffany & Co. and (of course) Target. But give me a discount shop any day. And make it rock bottom. I’m talking about the gummysquids from-Guam, happy-Halloween now-that-it’s-May, looks like Woolite-but-it’s-Woolbrite shops that make you feel so darn rich. I always find something I can’t live without — […]

Ex-coal mining CEO asks Trump to resist punishing coal execs who violate laws

CHARLESTON, W.Va. A former coal mining executive jailed for conspiring to violate federal mine safety standards asked President Donald Trump on Tuesday to resist attempts in Congress to enhance criminal penalties for coal executives who violate mine safety and health standards. Don Blankenship, who recently was freed from federal prison, also asked the president in a letter to re-examine a […]

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