The Way We Were

Clips from available Mountain Eagle pages since our founding in 1907 THURSDAY, APRIL 1, 1909 Letcher County native William J. Caudill, after making for himself much fame and fortune in the new state of Oklahoma, is now investing heavily in New Mexico, where it is said he will soon make his home. An Oklahoma newspaper says Caudill could have been […]


RECAPS: MARCH 25 – MARCH 29 GENERAL HOSPITAL — Shiloh pushed his limits. Willow confessed. Alexis placed a call to Jordan. Michael shared his concerns about Kristina. Sam rushed to Kelly’s. Sonny and Alexis discussed their predicament. Sam chose sides. Dante was startled. Lulu made a terrifying discovery. Anna received a letter. Margaux was giddy. Sonny was discouraged. Liz called […]

Strange but True

• It was 20th-century French air force brigadier general and geopolitician — and bearer of the nickname “father of the French atom bomb” — Pierre Marie Gallois who made the following sage observation: “If you put tomfoolery into a computer, nothing comes out of it but tomfoolery. But this tomfoolery, having passed through a very expensive machine, is somehow ennobled […]

Now Here’s a Tip!

• “I like to make cubed potatoes for breakfast. To keep it simple to cook in the morning, I boil a big batch on Sunday to use throughout the week. I keep them nice and white by adding a quarter cup of vinegar to the cooking water. You can’t taste it at all, and there’s no browning, even by Friday.” […]

Moments and Memories of WHS

1970Appal Shop by Marty Newell In September of 1969 the American Film Institute established one of their community film workshops in Whitesburg. An OEO grant made the shop possible and furnished it with camera equipment, films and videotape equipment. Bill Richardson was employed as director of the Appalachian Community Film Workshop. Bill is from Indianapolis, Indiana and attended DePauw University. […]

My second career, marching

From my first days in the Army Air Corps, our instructor from Hazard took me under his wing. He taught me to march our flight, and everything our flight would need to know in the three months we were together. After our day was over, I would go out to the parade field and watch other flights march. Some were […]

Highlights of F.N.H.S.

1938Members of the faculty: Curtis Reed, graduate of the University of Kentucky. Mr. Reed has been the principal of Fleming High School since its origin in 1928. His work here has been a great success. Andrew L. Holbrook, Geography and Geology. Graduate of Eastern Teachers College. A loyal and ardent sponsor of the Senior Class, who has worked unlimitedly to […]

Retired mechanic needs a refresher

Car Talk

Dear Car Talk: For two years, my husband (a retired mechanic) had been driving my old 2003 Blazer two days a week. It has 135,000-ish miles on it. It has a coolant leak, so he only drove it around town — no more than a 20-mile round trip. He says he smells antifreeze when he drives it, but he doesn’t […]

Bible trivia

1. Is the book of 2 Chronicles in the Old or New Testament or neither? 2. In Luke 22, what “Mount of” did Jesus go to of which His disciples also followed? Carmel, Zion, Olives, Pisgah 3. What future Israelite leader as a baby was described as “exceedingly fair”? Solomon, David, Herod, Moses 4. From Judges 16, how many times […]

Salome’s Stars

For week of April 1 ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Putting yourself in someone else’s shoes isn’t easy for you. But if you do it, you’ll gain a better perspective of what you need to do to achieve your goals. Be open to new ideas. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) There are still some problems you might have […]

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