America’s doctor

At a duel, each man is allowed to choose a doctor to accompany him. At the most famous duel in American history — Alexander Hamilton vs. Aaron Burr, 1804 — both men chose Dr. Hosack. Um, who? David Hosack was a botanist/ doctor/friend of the famous and friend of the poor. He was born just before the American Revolution, and […]

Weed sprays, trash harming us

To the Editor: I recently hiked a portion of the Pine Mountain Trail, and I noticed how few people used it. Only about half-mile out the trail is a huge arch, and I wondered why I’d never heard about it. Another very nice trail is the Red Fox Trail. It is well marked with interpretive signs along the way, telling […]

The Way We Were

Clips from available Mountain Eagle pages since our founding in 1907 Thursday, June 14, 1928 A daredevil flying his airplane from Cincinnati, Ohio to Hendersonville, North Carolina was forced to crash-land Sunday near Mayking after “losing his bearings.” Pilot Graham Curry, of Henderson, had been using a railroad track below as a guide for the first leg of his flight […]

Here’s a Tip

• Freeze juice boxes to use as ice packs in a lunch box or cooler. No mess, and it makes a lovely slushy treat on a hot day. • In our beach bag, we include a change of loosefitting, comfy clothes for each kid. We package them in a gallon-size zipper-top bag, and when they change, the wet suit goes […]


RECAPS: JUNE 4 – 8 GENERAL HOSPITAL Maxie was moved to tears. Finn’s timing was impeccable. Drew made arrangements. Oscar stepped up. Mike got the attention that he needs. Sam asked for help. Valentin kept his word. Jason had doubts. Kim heard a different side of the story. Lulu struggled against a difference of opinion. Finn was supportive. Anna came […]

Moments in Time

• On June 6, 1683, The Ashmolean, the world’s first university museum, opens in Oxford, England. Today, the collection at the Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology ranges from the earliest implements of man, made about 500,000 years ago, to 20th-century works of art. . • On June 10, 1692, in the Massachusetts Bay Colony, Bridget Bishop, the first colonist […]

Strange But True

• It was the multi-talented Brit G.K. Chesterton — he was a poet, philosopher, dramatist, journalist, orator, lay theologian, biographer, and art critic — who made the following sage observation: “The men who really believe in themselves are all in lunatic asylums.” . • Those who study such things say that the word “daisy” started out as “day’s eye” and […]

SKCTC to host selling to World Expo

Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College (SKCTC) will host the 2018 Selling to the World Expo on Friday, June 8, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Located on the SKCTC Harlan Campus, this daylong event is open to the public and requires a $30 registration fee. The Selling to the World Initiative promotes an entrepreneurial culture for the digital economy […]

Serving wood fired pizza

Go to our Facebook page for announcements and pictures posted after each event. pages/Hemphill-Community Center. Friday night we turned out some of the very best wood fired pizza you could ever hope to sample. You will have to get you one and try it. Our loaf bread is so good with only the finest chemical free (drug free) ingredients. […]

Rabies clinic planned

A rabies clinic will be held in Perry, Letcher and Knott counties in June. The cost is $5 for rabies vaccination, six-year for dogs $7, and sixway for cats $15. The clinic is sponsored by the Kentucky River District Health Department. For more information call, the county health department. The schedule is: June 8, Perry County, Happy IGA 10 to […]

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