Community calendar



August 26 — The Fishpond Paddle Battle, a day of kayak fun and racing, will begin at noon at Fishpond Lake. Events will include a kids’ race, a one-lap race around the lake, and a three-lap race around the lake. Entry fee is $20 for adults and $15 for ages 12-15. Every participant must have his or her own kayak […]

Judge Ward wants library to share its space



Letcher County is looking for space to house a computer training center and provide workers with office space, if they don’t have a suitable Internet connection at home. Teleworks USA is a project of Eastern Kentucky Concentrated Employment Program (EKCEP). It trains or retrains workers to become telephone support personnel for work-at-home jobs, and currently has seven centers across eastern […]

‘Letcher County has lost beautiful person’



Hello again everyone! Oh my how times flies when you are having fun. Are we having fun yet? Southern Ohio We are having fall in August as the nights have turned cool enough for a blanket for me, and the fan is turned off. Mornings are so chilly that I’ve stayed in a couple of the mornings until I couldn’t […]

Two options for getting water to Eolia-Partridge



Two options have emerged that should boost the hopes of Cumberland River area residents for getting treated water soon. Bell Engineering, the Lexington firm that works with the Letcher County Water and Sewer District, is talking with the Kentucky Department of Water about an Abandoned Mine Lands (AML) application to fund an “interconnect” with the City of Cumberland that would […]

Service set for Stansberry



Memorial services for Jerry W. Stansberry, 72, of Murfreesboro, Tenn., will be held at 2 p.m., August 26, at the Pine Hill Cemetery in Corbin. Born in Harlan to the late Robert. W. and Irene Stansberry, he died May 12 after a battle with thyroid cancer. He had attended Whitesburg Grade School and was a member of the first special […]

Carl Parrott dies; was 94 years old



Funeral services for Carl Parrott, 94, were held August 19 in Whitesburg. Burial was in the Evergreen Cemetery in Whitesburg. A son of the late Silas and Callie Bentley Parrott, he born in Whitesburg. He died August 16 at Letcher Manor Nursing Home in Whitesburg. Mr. Parrott was also preceded in death by his wife, Lola Beatrice Trent Parrott, three […]

Alma Bolling succumbs at 100; Deane burial is set



Funeral services for Alma Meade Bolling, 100, of Deane, will be held at 11 a.m. tomorrow (August 24) at Carty Funeral Home in Neon. Burial will follow in the Meade family cemetery at Deane. Born in Deane to the late Rhodes Meade and Vina Huston Meade, she died August 20 at Letcher Manor Nursing Home in Whitesburg. She was the […]

The Way We Were



Clips from available Mountain Eagle pages since our founding in 1907 Thursday, August 25, 1927 Letcher County Deputy Sheriff Jesse Fulton, 39, was shot and killed Tuesday night while trying to make an arrest at Haymond. Being sought in connection with the shooting death is J. Kilpatrick, employee of Kelly & Shields road construction contractors. Little is known about Kilpatrick, […]

Clifton McBee dies at 81



Clifton McBee, 81, died August 17 at his home at Millstone. Born in Millstone to the late Pat and Rachel Salyers McBee, he was the father of the late Mitchell Dewayne McBee. He was a brother of the late Harold McBee, Darrell McBee and Wayne McBee, and a grandfather of the late Matthew Burns. Surviving are his wife of 62 […]

SPEAKING OF SOAPS



RECAPS: AUG. 21 – 25 THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL — Liam and Steffy argued about the situation between Thomas, Caroline and Douglas. Steffy thought it’s good for all of them. Liam thought it’s insane. Brooke confronted Sheila about the consequences staying in the Forrester Mansion could have on Eric and Quinn. Not quite believing that her former nemesis was […]


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