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The Way We Were

A posse forms in Letcher County

Clips from available Mountain Eagle pages since our founding in 1907 THURSDAY, OCTOBER 17, 1929 A fight over a dinner bucket resulted in a mine foreman being shot and critically wounded at the Roxana Coal Company mining operation at Kingscreek. Mine foreman Stephen G. Raleigh, 45, was shot in the stomach area by Launsford Fields, a much younger man, after […]

SPEAKING OF SOAPS

RECAPS OCT. 7 - 11

THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL — Brooke and Shauna continued to fight over Ridge. Flo arrived on the scene and fueled the fire. Brooke called Flo a criminal, which caused Shauna to tell a lie about Ridge. Thomas shared his glee with Vinny over his first victory in breaking up Ridge and Brooke. Ridge attempted to convince Steffy that Thomas […]

You need a second pneumonia vaccine


Have you had your second pneumonia shot? Some of us either don’t know the vaccine comes in two parts, or we forget to ask for it a year later when we need the second dose. The two vaccines are called PCV13 (pneumococcal conjugate vaccine) and PPSV23 (pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine), according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The numbers […]

Moments in time

• On Oct. 9, 1635, religious dissident Roger Williams is banished from the Massachusetts Bay Colony by the General Court of Massachusetts. Williams had spoken out against the right of civil authorities to punish religious dissension. • On Oct. 13, 1775, the Continental Congress authorizes construction and administration of the first American naval force, the precursor to the United States […]

Now here’s a tip!

• Geometric patterns painted on walls are hot right now, and they can add interest to a room for a small price tag. One place where you don’t want to skimp, though, is on your low-tack masking tape. Buy a good-quality painter’s tape that will give a really clean line. Take the time to press it down so that no […]

Bible trivia


1. Is the book of Lamentations in the Old or New Testament or neither? 2. Protestant tradition holds that there are how many different women named “Mary” in the New Testament? 2, 4, 6, 8 3. Who said, “Thou are Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church”? Jesus, Aaron, Reuben, Joseph 4. Which mount was a contest […]

Moments and Memories of WHS


1990 New English teacher is welcomed on hill Whitesburg High School welcomed a new English Teacher this year. Replacing Mrs. Thomas is Ms. Debra Wright. Ms. Wright grew up at Payne Gap, Kentucky and attended Fleming-Neon High School. After graduation, she continued her education at Alice Lloyd College and Morehead State University, majoring in English and math. Although Whitesburg High […]

Get a car you’ll love for a long commute

Car Talk

Dear Car Talk: My husband and I plan to buy a newer vehicle soon. I commute about 45 minutes to an hour each way. My husband is just a mile from his job. We have a 2014 Fiat 500 with 75,000 miles, but we need a second vehicle because we are both on call for our jobs. If one of […]

I trained Air Force One’s crew


After my last duty at Hickam Air Base in Hawaii, I was assigned to the largest office building in the world at that time. I was in charge of the printing department in the Pentagon. When I walked into this place and was met by my new boss, he took me to a large room on the third floor. He […]

Highlights of F.N.H.S.


1954-55 From the September 1954 Fleming- Neon Hi Times: Welcome to F.N.H.S. Mr. John B. Morgan was born at Middlesboro, Ky. and his present address is Jenkins, Ky. He attended high school at Middlesboro and College at Georgetown from where he graduated in 1952. He has an AB degree. This is his first year to teach and he is teaching […]


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