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 would like to see Donald Trump’s son come to Letcher County, but nobody can come to our town because they don’t have any place to stay because we don’t have any hotels […]

Ina Campbell dies at 92

Ina Campbell, 92, of Blackey, died August 30 Hazard ARH Medical Center. She was a daughter of the late Siah and Nancy Fields Cornett. Mrs. Campbell worked at Quillen’s Drug Store for 35 years until its closing, doing what she loved, cooking for everyone. Her favorite pastime was sitting on her porch feeding and watching the deer in her yard. […]

The Way We Were

Music’s ‘Albert Einstein’ was here in 1959. He left with now-famous mountain recordings.

Clips from available Mountain Eagle pages since our founding in 1907 THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 1909 Dr. J.M. Bentley has moved his office to Ira Fields’s property above the Whitesburg Post Office and just below Major Webb’s store. . Someone is said to have “robbed” I.J. Adams’s ginseng patch at Millstone the other night. . “The people think they may get […]

SPEAKING OF SOAPS

RECAPS: SEPT. 2 – 6 GENERAL HOSPITAL — Willow told Kristina about her experience at DOD. Laura and Robert reconnected. Kevin & Ava faked a relationship in front of Scott & Lucy. Anna visited Jordan in the hospital. Finn told Jordan the antibiotics aren’t working. Cameron helped out at home. Julian was defensive. Sonny and Olivia discussed Dante. Gladys made […]

Bible trivia


1. Is the book of Joseph in the Old or New Testament or neither? 2. From Proverbs 22, what is foolishness bound in the heart of? Wicked, Poor, Child, Foolish 3. Who led the Israelites over the River Jordan? Moses, Joshua, Aaron, Elijah 4. Which Psalm begins, “O God, thou art my God”? 60, 63, 74, 117 5. What was […]

Are Canadian drugs in our future soon?


If you watch the news, you might have seen there’s a proposal underway that would allow states to import prescription drugs from Canada, where costs are lower. Drugs are cheaper in other countries because their governments control the prices. As it now stands, we can go across the border and bring back a three-month supply of our medications for personal […]

Moments in Time

• On Sept. 8, 1504, one of the world’s most beloved works of art, “David,” by Michelangelo Buonarroti, is unveiled to the public in Florence, Italy’s Piazza della Signoria. It reportedly took 40 men four days to move the 17-foot-tall, 12,000-pound marble masterpiece 1/2 mile to the site. • On Sept. 3, 1777, the American flag is flown in battle […]

Now Here’s a Tip!

• Mirrors make a room feel larger, because they reflect space, essentially doubling the visual area. But for maximum impact, experts say to hang your mirror on the wall adjacent to your window, not across from it. • Lunchbox season is here, finally. If you have an issue with odors remaining in your plastic food containers, here’s a fix from […]

Son’s visit is wonderful surprise



Mom wanted me to let everybody know what a wonderful surprise she got Saturday morning. Her only boy, Albert Tackett, with his wife Tonya Worley Tacket and their granddaughter Harlynn came home to Kentucky for two days. We had a Pennington/Adams reunion Saturday and they got to attend that with her, too. We knew they were coming home but Mommy […]

Events at Hemphill Center



Go to our Facebook page for announcements and pictures posted after each event, www.facebook.com/pages/Hemphill Community-Center or www.facebook.com/ Hemphillblacksheep. Check out our two new websites: www.hemphillcenter.org and www.blacksheepbrickoven.org. Our hearts are broken as we mourn with the family of Hemphill’s beloved patriarch Bill Blair. The best man in the world is now in Heaven with his beloved wife Mora. The camp […]


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