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Free videos of local events on Eagle website

The Mountain Eagle is now offering on-line videos to accompany many stories being featured. Like the Associated Press news videos that have been appearing on The Eagle’s website since its inception in 2007, the videos recorded by Eagle staff members will be available at no charge.

Among the recordings available at www.itscreams.com or www.themountaineagle.com is one featuring 11-year-old Jack Adams, who was featured in an August edition of The Mountain Eagle for his ability to play the banjo.

Eagle reporter Sally Barto filmed young Adams, of Blair Branch, playing his instrument with master banjo player Lee Sexton.

Added to the video gallery this week are four video clips produced by Appalshop of the late Sen. Edward M. Kennedy’s visit to eastern Kentucky on Nov. 23, 1983. Sen. Kennedy visited Mud Creek Clinic in Floyd County and held hunger hearings in Neon. Late Congressman Carl D. Perkins of Hindman is featured in some of the clips.

Also up this week is a short clip featuring The Kentucky Headhunters, the Grammy Award-winning country rock band from western Kentucky who appeared at the City of Whitesburg’s Labor Day celebration. Lead singer Doug Phelps can be seen talking about how he enjoys performing in small towns.

In last week’s edition of The Eagle, Mitch Whitaker, of Roxana, was featured as being the only “master falconer” in Letcher County. A clip of Whitaker talking about falconry can also be found in our video gallery.

“We hope to add video footage to supplement articles whenever possible,” said reporter Barto.

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