Whitesburg to celebrate July 4 this Saturday with fireworks, concert featuring Carlene Carter

Country musician Carlene Carter will perform in Whitesburg this Saturday night (June 30) as the headlining act for the city’s annual Fourth of July celebration and fireworks show. Carter, the daughter of June Carter Cash and country star Carl Smith, and stepdaughter of Johnny Cash, is scheduled to take the stage at 8:30 p.m., about 5-1/2 hours after River Park […]

Political candidate charged in sex case could stay on ballot

The Letcher County Democratic Party is scrambling to figure out what it can and can’t do about the November election ballot after the party’s nominee for magistrate in District 3 was indicted on child sex abuse and child pornography charges. Since the candidate, Emory “Fudge” Mullins, has not been convicted of a crime, County Democratic Chairperson Carolyn Lewis said she […]

Two charged with theft, exploitation

The Letcher County Sheriff ’s Department has charged two employees of a children’s home with forcing a special needs person to give them signed, blank checks, and using credit cards belonging to the home’s owner to buy clothes, jewelry and other items. Police in Clay City arrested the two after they were entered into the National Crime Information Computer system. […]

Robinson’s speed interests Alabama

Vaught’s Views

It’s not a trip for everyone, but for Western Hills standout Wandale Robinson it was a long trip that was worth every mile he spent on the road. He recently made an unofficial visit to Ohio State to visit with the coaches. He then headed to Florida State for another unofficial visit and worked out there. He came back home […]

Gabby’s fishing fever

You can’t beat small water fishing

With summer here again and a lot of traveling going on, we just took a trip to the state of Georgia to see family and friends. We are lucky to have family that lives on a small lake. We have fished this lake many times and always have had a good time and caught plenty of fish. Over the years […]

Struttin’ Time:

Want to join squirrel hunting trip?

I have been asked a few times recently when my next hunt is. Well, I hope it is the third Saturday in August, the day squirrel season opens. For many years, a whole group of us from Letcher County would load up and head to the Daniel Boone National Forest, formerly named the Cumberland National Forest. We would hunt on […]

Create an Accessible Lifestyle, Enhance Independence with Mobility in Mind

If you’re like the majority of the population, mobility is something you take for granted. However, once you or a loved one encounters an illness or disability that results in dependence on a wheelchair, your perspective is likely to change dramatically. Mobility is a major factor in a person’s independence, but when illness or injury hinders free movement, even a […]

Insurance firms submit rates

FRANKFORT Insurance carriers have submitted proposed rates to the state’s Department of Insurance for the 2019 individual and small group health insurance markets, according to a state news release. The individual market preliminary filings confirm two insurers will serve the Kentucky market. Anthem Health Plans of Kentucky has requested an average rate increase of 3.5 percent across 13 different plan […]

The Way We Were

Clips from available Mountain Eagle pages since our founding in 1907 Thursday, July 5, 1928 Emery “M” Adams, 26, died Sunday morning at the Seco Hospital of burns he received in a car wreck Saturday night at Whitesburg. The wreck occurred when Adams was attempting to turn his car at the end of the concrete road above the W.I. Vermillion […]


To list reunions in The Mountain Eagle’s weekly reunion column, send information in writing to Reunions, The Mountain Eagle, P.O. Box 808, Whitesburg, KY 41858. Information must be received by Friday to be included in the following week’s issue. MITCHELL/GENTRY/ WHITAKER — The Mitchell, Gentry, Whitaker family reunion will be held July 21 at the Pin Oak Shelter at Carr […]

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