Whitesburg KY

The way we were



July 4, 1957

Letcher Circuit Judge Courtney C. Wells has directed the July grand jury to investigate bootlegging in Letcher County.

“I am confident there has been some bootlegging going on in the county,” said Wells.

Jack M. Burkich will become principal of Whitesburg High School and will assume his duties soon, Superintendent W.B. Hall said.

This week The Mountain Eagle begins a new service – a television page. Programs from stations which can be received in the Letcher County area are carried together on the page in a handy form which can be clipped and kept near your television set.

July 6, 1967

All men enrolled in the Nelson Amendment program for unemployed fathers will get a full 50 weeks of work under the program as the result of new funds authorized this week.

The Department of Labor has awarded an additional $41,000 to the Leslie, Knott, Letcher, Perry Community Action Council, which operates the program in the four counties it serves.

The Department of Labor has awarded a total of $247,000 in federal money for the program, which provides employment and training for 89 men in the four counties.

Rump roast is on sale at the Whitesburg A&P for 89 cents a pound.

July 7, 1977 This issue of The Mountain Eagle could not be found.

July 8, 1987

Jenkins City Hall was the setting this week for a heated argument between Mayor Robert E. “Pud” Shubert and councilman-elect Wayne Fleming.

Fleming told The Mountain Eagle last week that the city gave away four steel “I-beams” from an old bridge at Joe’s Branch instead of using them to rebuild a bridge at Burdine.

A mountaintop near Isom is probably the best site for a new airport in Letcher County, a newly-appointed member of the Whitesburg Airport Board says.

Coy Holstein Jr., a Whitesburg attorney who is one of three new members on the board, says that since much of the necessary work has already been completed at the site it is probably a better choice than any of the other possible sites.

July 9, 1997

Fresh produce grown locally will soon be available for purchase here. The Grower’s Market, located beside Pine Mountain Crafts on U.S. Route 119 near Pine Mountain Junction, will have a grand opening Saturday, July 12.

Kentucky Criterion Coal Company will pay $465,354 in back taxes on unmined coal under a settlement agreement announced this week by Letcher County Judge/Executive Carroll A. Smith.

The Jenkins Independent Board of Education has employed former Wolfe County Schools Superintendent Ronald Cheek to head the Jenkins school system.

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