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The Way We Were

Clips from available Mountain Eagle pages since our founding in 1907 THURSDAY, JUNE 24, 1909 Advocates of public education scored a major victory a few days ago when the Kentucky Court of Appeals upheld a state law authorizing a school tax to be set by county boards of education. The ruling also upholds the law requiring fiscal courts to collect […]

SPEAKING OF SOAPS

RECAPS: JUNE 17 – 21 GENERALHOSPITAL— Peter turned to Mac for help. Laura was more than happy to share her point of view. Jax declined an interesting offer. Julian was propositioned. Nina stopped by the hospital to see Curtis. Josslyn was unsettled. Robert was upset. Maxie got a lead on Dante’s whereabouts. Lulu misread a situation. Kim made a desperate […]

Strange But True


• It was American pastor, politician and activist Andrew Young who made the following sage observation: “Nothing is illegal if a hundred businessmen decide to do it.” • Tony Curtis, who co-starred with Marilyn Monroe in the famous film “Some Like It Hot,” once said that kissing Ms. Monroe was “like kissing Hitler.” Makes you wonder how he knew what […]

Moments in Time

• On June 21, 1788, New Hampshire becomes the ninth and last necessary state to ratify the Constitution of the United States, thereby making the document the law of the land. Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Georgia, and Connecticut were the first to sign. • On June 22, 1937, in Chicago’s Comiskey Park, Joe Louis wins the world heavyweight boxing title […]

Now Here’s a Tip!

• “ Line a flowerpot with a coffee filter to keep the soil from washing out the drain hole.” — R.L. in Georgia . • To dust baseboards and to help them resist dust in the future, try cleaning them with a dryer sheet. The residue left behind will repel dust better than if you were to use simply a […]

Moments and Memories of WHS


Some of the members of the senior class were: 1973 Our principal’s message Seasons come; seasons go. Each day dawns, quite like other days, yet different. In one day, or in one hour, an opportunity may come without its stamped value. Each day presents challenges. It is my sincere wish that each student of Whitesburg High School will face each […]

Bible trivia


1. Is the book of 3 Chronicles in the Old or New Testament or neither? 2. Job and which other Old Testament book mention the constellation of Orion? Psalms, Isaiah, Daniel, Amos 3. What prophet took a wife of whoredoms named Gomer? Hosea, Jonah, Amos, Micah 4. From Judges 14 what did Samson eat from the carcass of a lion? […]

Long-term parking doesn’t have to drain your power



Dear Car Talk: This September, I will be parking a 2016 RAM pickup truck in long-term parking at an airport for 3-5 weeks. Should I disconnect battery? Is that OK to do? What is the maximum amount of time I can safely leave the truck parked with the battery connected? Thank you. — Hank You can safely leave the truck […]

Trivia test


1. GENERAL KNOWLEDGE: What is the traditional stone associated with July birthdays? 2. MUSIC: In what state was singer-songwriter Tom Petty born and raised? 3. LITERATURE: Who wrote the short story called “The Sentinel,” which provided a starting point for the film “2001: A Space Odyssey”? 4. HISTORY: What was the only state that George McGovern won in the 1972 […]

Salome’s Stars

For week of June 24 ARIES (March 21 to April 19) A change of season reinvigorates the Lamb, helping to overcome the effects of a recent slower-paced period. This is a good time to restate your feelings for that certain someone. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) You might not like using your authority to correct a workplace situation, but […]


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