Marlowe stories bring memories to many

There are so many people I talk to that mention the column and Marlowe Coal Camp. I guess it sounds like I lived and grew up there and to tell you the truth sometimes it feels like I did because of how much I have heard about it throughout my life. But, Mom and Dad never lived there after they […]

Visit from sons makes good day

Sunday was a good day for me and my sons. My older son David and his wife Denise came over for the evening. We enjoyed visiting for a while. Denise is a nurse and works in the Harlan hospital. She has been a nurse for many years in Harlan, Knoxville, Tenn., Nashville, Georgia, South Carolina and now back in Harlan. […]

Square dance planned

Carcassonne Community Center will host its September square dance on Saturday, Sept. 8, from 6 to 9 p.m. The dance is sponsored by Isom IGA. Music will be by Sunrise Ridge, and the callers are Randy Wilson and Peter Rogers. Admission is adults, $5; students 6-18, $3; children under six free with paying adult. Carcassonne is home to the longest […]

Doyle Caudill named to board

Doyle Caudill of Burdine has been appointed to the David A. Zegeer Coal and Railroad Museum Board. Doyle was graduated from Jenkins High School in 1968. He earned an associate degree of arts from Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College, and a bachelor of science degree in elementary education from the University of Virginia at Wise. He taught a year […]

Panel looks at growing black lung problem

Even as coal production in Central Appalachia has declined, and employment has plummeted, the rates of (pneumoconiosis) black lung disease have not only gone up, but the cases that are being identified are much more severe than in past years when more miners were employed. At Town Hall: The Black Lung Epidemic Sweeping Appalachia, which was held last Thursday at […]

TVA announces study to find if its coal plants have a future

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. The Tennessee Valley Authority has announced a new study to help it decide the future of coal fired plants in Tennessee and Kentucky. The Chattanooga Times Free Press reports TVA President Bill Johnson announced last week that the utility is projecting a decline in demand for electricity and is beginning a six-month study to assess its entire generating […]

The Way We Were

New school plans told

An architect’s drawing of the new Letcher Consolidated School was released by architect D.E. Perkins of Harlan in late August 1958 and published on the front page of the September 4, 1958 edition of The Mountain Eagle, which is pictured at right. Clips from available Mountain Eagle pages since our founding in 1907 THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 1938 Linefork area residents […]

Now Here’s a Tip

• Whenever I’m at the dollar store, I make sure to pick up an assortment of general purpose greeting cards. People really love to get snail mail. There’s just something about a colorful envelope addressed to you sitting in the mailbox that makes you smile. So I send cards for special occasions and often for no reason at all. The […]

Moments in Time

• On Aug. 31, 1888, the first known victim of London serial killer “Jack the Ripper” is found murdered in the city’s impoverished Whitechapel district. At least four more women were found murdered in similar fashion over the next few months. In 1892, with no leads found and no more murders recorded, the Jack the Ripper file was closed. • […]


RECAPS: AUG. 27 – 31 GENERAL HOSPITAL — Sonny considered his next steps. Griffin gained a little insight. Ava felt backed into a corner. Sam offered words of encouragement. Jordan got an idea. Oscar paid a visit to Sonny. Kim shared an update on Nelle. Julian attempted to put Brad at ease. Nina was under distress. Felicia received distressing news. […]

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