The Way We Were

Clips from available Mountain Eagle pages since our founding in 1907 THURSDAY, AUGUST 9, 1928 Citizens of Whitesburg and Letcher County met Wednesday night to protest against the state highway department’s plans for hard-surfacing the road between Ermine and Marlowe without also widening the stretch. It was only discovered earlier yesterday that the department does not plan to increase the […]

Nows Here’s a Tip

• Take the time to presort laundry in order to cut down on laundry time. Designate a day of the week to wash bulky items like towels or comforters, so that the increased drying time of these loads does not delay your normal washing. • “Cleaning ceiling fans can be a pain, as dust bunnies that pile up on the […]

SPEAKING OF SOAPS

RECAPS: JULY 30 – AUGUST 3 GENERAL HOSPITAL — Sonny felt helpless. Jordan assessed the situation. Kim urged Julian to live in the moment. Liz began to worry. Jason arrived in the knick-of-time. Jordan headed to the PCPD. Michael was disappointed. Lucas was confused. Finn was all in. Margaux stumbled upon an interesting piece of information. Carly had her doubts. […]

Community calendar

August 3 — The Whitesburg Masonic Lodge #754 will hold the third annual Golf Scramble at Raven Rock Golf Course at Jenkins. Registration is at 9 a.m. and a shot-gun start at 10 a.m. The cost is $50 a player, $200 for a team of four. Lunch will be provided. Proceeds will benefit a scholarship program and other community outreach […]

Bible trivia


1. Is the book of Ecclesiastes in the Old or New Testament or neither? 2. Who asked God, “Why is pain perpetual, and my wound incurable”? Moses, Jeremiah, Abraham, Noah 3. Where is “For whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap” found? Ephesians, Colossians, Galatians, 1 Timothy 4. With what did the seraph touch the frightened Isaiah’s mouth? […]

Moments in Time

• On Aug. 1, 1498, Italian explorer Christopher Columbus sets foot on the South American mainland for the first time, at the Paria Peninsula in present-day Venezuela. Thinking it an island, he christened it Isla Santa and claimed it for Spain. Columbus, a deeply religious man, believed that Venezuela was the edge of the Garden of Eden. • On Aug. […]

Moments and Memories of WHS


1960 WHS Speech Class presents comedy The WHS Speech Department, directed by Mrs. W.B. Hall, presented a oneact hillbilly comedy, “Comin’ Round the Mountain,” to the student body on December 4. Preceding the play, Chesta Sharon Webb did a serious monologue, “Cherry Blossoms,” and Marjorie Barnes did a humorous monologue, “The Perfect Weekend.” The play cast included Claudette Caudill as […]

Safe canning practices



Gardens are beginning to bear the fruits of your labor. Soon, it will be time to start thinking about preserving some of that excess produce for winter months. Safety is of utmost importance for those of us preserving food because improperly home canned food can lead to food-borne illness. Bacteria, yeasts and molds can grow quickly on fresh fruits and […]

Rites held for Verdell Sturgill

Funeral services for the Reverend Verdell Sturgill, 78, were held July 27 at Franks Creek Church. Burial was in the J.D. Maggard Cemetery in Eolia. A son of the late Augustus Kyle and Lavania Parsons Sturgill, he died July 23 at his home. He was a brother of the late Donna Cecil, and the pastor at Franks Creek Church for […]

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 If you people in Letcher County believe it’s going to get better around here you are crazy. We have citizens stupid enough to […]


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