Two lives well lived


Den and Pel: Two Lives Well Lived is a two-volume book about the lives of two people who were successful because of their determination. Dennis and Pelma Dixon were born in the early 1900’s. Despite the many hardships they faced, they were able to earn college degrees, raise their children (while both taught school), be involved in community service and […]

Neon Fire Dept., Little League will start paying fees for trash pickup


After discussing options with representatives of the Fleming-Neon Volunteer Fire Department and the Fleming-Neon Little League, the Fleming-Neon City Council voted unanimously to begin charging the fire department the same $50 a month fee that other businesses in the city pay to have Dumpsters serviced. Until now, neither the fire department nor Little League has been charged for servicing the […]

Speak Your Piece

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 I am very impressed by the female prisoners who are out working very hard to pick up the cans, bottles, fast-food containers and other items left beside our roads by the sorry white […]

50th reunion

The Whitesburg High School Class of 1969 will hold a 50-year reunion. Call Debbie Bates, 633-4336; Patsy Banks Adams, 633- 4560; or Ernestine “Tiny” Owens for more information or to help the planning committee set up the reunion.

Student of the Month

On the Whitesburg Campus of Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College, Dawell Robinson has been chosen as Student of the Month for March. He plans to graduate this summer with an associate of science degree. Of his decision to enroll at Southeast, he says the convenient location played a big role. He also says that when he visited campus, “The […]

James Stewart dies at 74

James Edward Stewart, 74, of Letcher, died March 15 at the University of Kentucky Hospital in Lexington. A son of the late George and Reva Gilley Stewart, he was also preceded in death by two brothers, Bob Stewart and Ed Combs, Jr.; and a sister, Sandra Amburgey. Surviving are his wife, Glenda Fields Stewart; two sons, Greg Hale of Whitco […]

Services set for Linda Bennet

Funeral services for Linda Gale Bennett, 61, of Isom, will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, March 22, at Letcher Funeral Home. Entombment will follow in the Green Acres Cemetery at Ermine. Visitation will be 6 p.m. Wednesday and 6 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. The daughter of the late Delmon and Mary Arizona Mullins Moretz, she died March […]

Black Lung Assoc. to meet

The Southeast Kentucky Chapter of the National Black Lung Association will have its next meeting on Tuesday, March 26, at 2 p.m. at the Letcher County Health Department located at 115 East Main Street in Whitesburg. The meeting is open to the public and everyone is welcome to attend. Respiratory Clinics of Eastern Kentucky staff and local attorneys with experience […]

Fire destroys longtime Fleming building

No one was injured after fire swept through Bentley’s Drive-In in Fleming-Neon during the early morning hours on Tuesday, leaving it a total loss. The restaurant, which opened in September 2018, was on KY 343 in the Fleming section of town, next door to the Fleming-Neon Church of God and across the road from the old Boone Fork Senior Citizens […]

Well-known Whitesburg optician Bernice Williams succumbs at 88

Bernice Knotts Williams, 88, died March 13 at her home. A daughter of the late D.E. Knotts and Beulah Phillips Knotts, she was the widow of Dr. Charles H. Williams and the mother of the late Charlene H. Williams. She was an optician for many years and loved helping people Surviving are a daughter Debbie K Williams (Gregory Collins); a […]


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