Robert Ison dies at 96



Robert B. Ison, 96, of New Castle, died May 13. A son of the late George B. and Ardelia Caudill Ison, he was a 1940 graduate of Kingdom Come Settlement High School in Linefork. Mr. Ison served as a staff sergeant during World War II in North Africa. He was graduated in 1948 from Georgetown College (Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity), […]

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 […]

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. 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. […]

SPEAKING OF SOAPS



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 — […]

EQT’s late tax payment helps court, schools



By SAM ADAMS County government, county schools and Jenkins Independent Schools and special taxing districts, all strapped by sharp decreases in unmined minerals taxes and severance taxes, got a windfall last week after an apparent change in the property tax assessment for EQT Gathering. According to documentation from the state Department of Revenue, Letcher County Schools received $1,041,152 in unexpected […]


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