Strange but True

• It was British writer and humorist Jerome K. Jerome who made the following sage observation: “It is impossible to enjoy idling thoroughly unless one has plenty of work to do. There is no fun in doing nothing when you have nothing to do. Wasting time is merely an occupation then, and a most exhausting one. Idleness, like kisses, to […]


RECAPS: MAY 21 – 25 GENERAL HOSPITAL — Valentin walked a fine line. Lucy was apologetic. Anna grew anxious. Peter stayed by Maxie’s side. Kiki was misunderstood. Peter felt deceived. Finn sought answers. Sam tried to help. Nina wasn’t interested. Kiki found comfort in an old friend. Valentin crossed Lulu. Dante had had enough. Drew paid his respect. Maxie was […]

Moments in Time

• On May 26, 1897, the first copies of the classic vampire novel “Dracula,” by Irish writer Bram Stoker, appear in London bookshops. In 1890, Stoker published his first novel, “The Snake’s Pass.” He would go on to publish 17 novels in all, but it was “Dracula” that eventually earned him literary fame. • On May 21, 1927, American pilot […]

Now Here’s a Tip

• When you replace batteries, write the date of installation on the actual battery with a permanent marker. • “Get a sock bag for your laundry room. In our house, all stray socks go in the bag. Sometimes I will find a lone sock in a dresser drawer or under the bed. Chances are good I’ll find its mate in […]

The Way We Were

Clips from available Mountain Eagle pages since our founding in 1907 Thursday, May 30, 1928 An area just outside of McRoberts known as Squat-low has been modernized and subdivided into Roaring Fork, said Squat-low “mayor” J.C. Reynolds, father of Letcher County Sheriff Morgan T. Reynolds. J.C. Reynolds said he named his “town” based on the characteristic posture of one of […]

Primary results ensure new clerk, 4 new magistrates

Letcher County has a new jailer and will have at least four new magistrates and a new circuit clerk. When the votes were counted Tuesday night, Bert Slone, a longtime deputy sheriff and currently school resource officer at Letcher County Central High School, fended off four opponents to win the Democratic nomination for jailer by 597 votes ahead of his […]

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