The Way We Were

Clips from available Mountain Eagle pages since our founding in 1907 Thursday, December 8, 1927 The Indian Bottom Church of Regular Baptists celebrated its 117th birthday on Sunday. The church was organized in 1810 — two years before our second war with Great Britain — by Simeon Justice, William Solberry, and Elecious Thompson. . Letcher County Deputy Sheriff Jim Maggard […]

Now Here’s a Tip

• Trying to open a stuck jar? Tap the sides of the lid on the counter or floor on all sides, and the jar will magically open. Try it! • “Every year, we host a Christmas party. To make the house more accessible, and to make guests more comfortable, we put little tags on the door to the bathroom and […]


RECAPS: DEC.4 – 8 THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL — Regretting that she slept with Bill and concerned that it will ruin her marriage to Liam, Steffy contemplated how best to tell her husband that she slept with his father. Ridge was shocked when Brooke confronted him about the seemingly intimate moment she witnessed between he and Quinn. He became […]

Community calendar

December 8 — The Whitesburg annual Christmas Parade will be held on December 8 on Main Street. Line-up will begin at 5:30 p.m., and the parade will start at six. . December 8 — The Letcher County Retired Teachers Association will meet at noon at the Letcher County Extension Office in Whitesburg. Members are asked to bring nonperishable food items […]

Kenneth Polly dies at 69

Funeral services for Kenneth Darrell Polly, 69, of Jenkins, were held December 1 at St. George’s Catholic Church in Jenkins. A son of Anna Williams Polly and the late Lester Jay Polly, he was born in Jenkins. He died November 29 at Pikeville Medical Center. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Earnest Lee Polly and Billy Wayne Polly. […]

Santa will come for breakfast

Go to our Facebook page for announcements and pictures posted after each event, pages/Hemphill-Community Center. The Breakfast with Santa is our annual community Christmas event. Santa will be there in all his glory. Bring children from birth to 99 as we celebrate the birth of Jesus in our community with great fellowship and gladness. Some of our greatest cooks […]

Services held for Nellie Vance

Nellie Collins Vance, 80, died November 27. A daughter of the late Celis and Lilie Cornett, she was the widow of Paul Collins and later married Edward Vance, who also preceded her in death. She was a sister of the late Paul Cornett, Jimmy Cornett, Gene Cornett, Mack Cornett, Barbara Lewis and Christine Shepherd. Mrs. Vance was a member of […]

Hayden King succumbs at 87

Hayden King, 87, died November 27 at his home in Lexington. Born in Kite to the late Ray and Elizabeth Adams King, he was the widower of Sarah Katherine King to whom he was married for 46 years. The father of the late Mark DeWayne Farris, he was retired as a machinist from Square D Company. Surviving are two daughters, […]

Rites held for Roger Howard

Funeral services for Roger Howard, 49, of Whitesburg, were held December 4 at the Seco Pentecostal Church. Burial was in Green Acres Cemetery in Ermine. A son of Rosa Webb Collier of Whitesburg and the late Junior Robert Howard, he was born in Pineville. He died November 30 at the University of Cincinnati Hospital. He was preceded in death by […]

Nikole Lee chosen a Rogers Scholar

Nikole Makenna Lee has been named a 2017 Rogers Scholar, one of only two students chosen for the honor at Letcher County Central High School. The program was developed by the Hal Rogers Center for Rural Development and provides scholarship opportunities to southern and eastern Kentucky high school juniors. It focuses on leadership, technology, entrepreneurship and community service. Winners are […]

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