Strange But True

• It was 18th-century French writer Sebastien Nicolas de Chamfort who made the following sage observation: “Conscience is a dog that does not stop us from passing but that we cannot prevent from barking.” • You might be surprised to learn that famed British author Aldous Huxley, bestknown for his dystopian novel “Brave New World,” was a consultant on Disney’s […]


THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL — Giddy with happiness, Hope shows off her engagement ring to a very pleased Brooke. Liam expresses his displeasure with Steffy that she gave Hope a sentimental object not intended for her. Upset that she stole her moment at the fashion show, and insecure about her past with Xander, Emma confronts Zoe and demands that […]

Now Heres a Tip

• “Want to make sure that your kids stay on schedule and get the right amount of sleep? Keep the TV off in the morning. Limit TV (and computer/game) time in the hour before bedtime. This works in our family.” — R.G. in Georgia • “I have lost more than 30 pounds in the past year. Every time I go […]

15 file for city, school offices

With next Tuesday’s filing deadline growing closer, a total of 15 candidates had filed to run for nonpartisan offices in Letcher County by the close of business on August 7. Just more than half of candidates who have filed so far are seeking seats on the Whitesburg City Council. Those who had filed by 4 p.m. Tuesday were Earlene Williams […]

Attorney says report ‘factually inaccurate’

A Tennessee attorney says an article published in the August 1 edition of The Mountain Eagle concerning the status of a court case involving Whitesburg dentist David A. Narramore was “factually inaccurate.” “Our law firm represents Mr. Narramore in connection with the pending allegations in Kingsport General Sessions Court, Sullivan County, Tennessee,” Kingsport attorney J. Matthew King writes in a […]

Coal tonnage falls, but mining jobs rise to total of 94

Coal production in Letcher County fell 46.1 percent for the three-month period ending June 30, but the number coal mining jobs increased by 16.1 percent during the same period. In its latest “Kentucky Quarterly Coal Report,” the state Energy and Environment Cabinet reports that coal mines in Letcher County produced 94,566 tons of coal during the second quarter of 2018, […]


— This Mabey Compact 200 Bridge was being erected this week over Rockhouse Creek at Perkins Branch near Jeremiah. Perkins Branch residents have been depending on a low-water bridge for access to their homes since the old bridge was washed out by flooding last spring. The Letcher Fiscal Court, using a grant from the Kentucky Department of Transportation, voted to […]

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Bible trivia


1. Is the book of Abram in the Old or New Testament or neither? 2. According to Acts 25, what title belonged to Agrippa? King, Queen, Saint, Apostle 3. Who asked God, “Who am I, that I should go unto Pharaoh”? Moses, Eve, Samuel, Abraham 4. From Acts 13, who was called, “A man after mine own heart”? Gideon, David, […]


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. . SEALS/SEXTON —The 31st annual Seals and Sexton reunion, descendants of the late James Seals Sr. and first wife Mary Polly […]

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