Stop war on baby boomers!

When things get dull, enterprising rousers of rabble promote a war against something or other to gain attention. The war against the baby boom generation is already in full swing. One book about the Americans born between 1946 and 1964 has “Generation of Sociopaths” in the title. And a recent piece in The Atlantic goes for their throats as “grandparents […]

Rep. Hatton looks toward Year Two

As difficult as it is for me to believe, this week marks the end of my first year as a state legislator. It has been a deeply rewarding experience, one that has given me the opportunity to meet so many great people, both here at home and from across the Commonwealth. I have thoroughly enjoyed partnering with them to make […]


Moments in Time

• On Jan. 5, 1643, in the first record of a legal divorce in the American colonies, Anne Clarke of the Massachusetts Bay Colony is granted a divorce after being deserted by her husband, Denis Clarke. • On Jan. 2, 1811, Timothy Pickering, a Federalist from Massachusetts, becomes the first senator to be censured. Pickering was accused of violating congressional […]

Highlights of Fleming-Neon HS

1940 Fleming High School News by Pearl Welch, Julia Frazier and Frances Fields Hooray for Fleming! It seems that we have started out the year right with two victories in succession. Fleming defeated Wheelwright Saturday night by a score of 12-0. We hope that the boys will continue their good work for the other games. We will play Prestonsburg here […]

Services held for Joan Sparks

Joan Brown Sparks, 71, of Nancy, died December 24 of injuries received in an automobile accident. Born in Hardburly, she was the daughter of Mildred Brown of Nancy and the late Lawson Brown, and the widow of Ronnie Sparks. She was also preceded in death by a son, Randy Sparks. Mrs. Sparks was a 1963 graduate of Whitesburg High School […]


THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL —CBS aired a repeat episode that originally aired on March 23, 2017. Liam is left with an immense wave of anxiety after learning Steffy went to Dr. Campbell for a paternity test. He presses an emotional and distraught Steffy to reveal why she would need such a test. Rick and Nicole discuss Lizzy and Rick […]

Strange but True

• The unknown soul who made the following sage observation must have been a keen observer of events: “A politician can appear to have his nose to the grindstone while straddling a fence and keeping both ears to the ground.” • In the 17th century, a Frenchman opened a coffee shop in London and sold chocolate, newly imported from the […]

Now Here’s a Tip

• If you’re redecorating, take this tip into consideration: To make a space feel more modern, mix metal accents — for instance, brass hardware with stainless steel appliances! To make a room feel bigger, us a contrasting color on the trim wood to draw the eye up and down. Mirrors multiply light in any room, and open shelving is the […]

The Way We Were

Clips from available Mountain Eagle pages since our founding in 1907

Thursday, January 5, 1928 Police are searching for a man they say is responsible for the shooting deaths of a Burdine couple and the couple’s nine-yearold daughter. Authorities are looking for Dan Gary, who is charged with murdering his brother and sister-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. George Gary, and his young niece, Ruth Gary, inside the family’s Burdine home on December […]

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