Art auction planned



The second annual Boone Art Auction will be held at 6 p.m., December 22, at the Appalshop Theater, 91 Madison Avenue, Whitesburg. There will be a $5 entry fee and the auction will include items by national and local artists. The event will also feature live music by Nicholas Jamerson of Sundy Best, The Local Honeys, and The Golden West […]

Strange But True



• It was 20th-century American author and journalist Emily Kimbrough who made the following sage observation: “Remember, we all stumble, every one of us. That’s why it’s a comfort to go hand in hand.” • In Finland, it is traditional to pay a visit to the steam baths on Christmas Day. Nice and clean, Finns then put on new clothes […]

Seniors view Bristol Christmas lights




We had some really bad news this past week at Letcher County Senior Citizens. One of our special members (well I guess they are all special), Rose Collier, whom Mom and I have gotten really close to over the past seven months, wasn’t there for a few days. When I asked about her I found out her son that lives […]

Another Veterans Day has passed



I’m ashamed of myself. I was asked to march with our veterans in a parade again this year, and to meet with my Disabled American Veterans. I did neither. During my 27-year military career, I had the distinct opportunity to meet veterans over most of the world. I’ve met Americans who’ve represented the highest levels of service to our country. […]

Lions Club to hold auction



The Whitesburg Lions Club will hold a silent auction from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., Friday, Dec. 8, in front of The Thirsty Heifer in downtown Whitesburg during the Christmas Parade. Some of the items to be auctioned may be viewed on Facebook under Whitesburg Lions Club, and bids for items will be accepted. For more information, contact any Lions Club […]

Bible trivia



By WILSON CASEY 1. Is the book of Matthew in the Old or New Testament or neither? 2. Where did the angel Gabriel appear to Mary saying, “Blessed art thou among women.”? Nazareth, Tyre, Ninevah, Gazi 3. From Luke, the reason Jesus was born in Bethlehem was that His “father” had to attend … ? Feast, Fast, Sacrifice, Census 4. […]

Raymond Lee, 74, succumbs



Funeral services for Raymond Edison Lee, 74, will be held December 9 at 11 a.m. at Polly & Craft Funeral Home in Jenkins. Burial will be in Green Acres Cemetery at Ermine. Born in Garysburg N.C. to the late Julius and Lucy Vick Lee, he died December 1 at his home in Jenkins. Mr. Lee was a grandson of the […]

Speak Your Piece



Call 633-7508 from 9 am Tuesday to 9 am Friday. E-m@il address In addition to the telephone and the U.S. Mail, The Mountain Eagle accepts comments to Speak Your Piece by electronic mail. Our address is: mtneagle@bellsouth.net I’m calling in about that photograph of Raven Rock that was in the paper. Isn’t that beautiful and something to see? I’m just […]

Eric Conn is captured, being returned to Ky.




A fugitive Kentucky lawyer who disappeared six months ago before facing a prison sentence for his central role in a massive Social Security fraud case has been captured in Honduras and will be returned to the U.S., officials said. Eric Conn was captured Monday by a SWAT team as he came out of a restaurant in the coastal city of […]

Road to Patridge now open



The new section of U.S. 119 South from Eolia to the Harlan County line is open to traffic. Paving, striping, guardrails and signage were just completed on the new highway, which will cut travel time from Whitesburg to Cumberland by about 10 minutes. With the opening of the new road, only one section is left in that highway plan to […]


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