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Moments in Time

• On Nov. 26, 1872, the Great Diamond Hoax, one of the most notorious mining swindles of the time, is exposed. Two Kentucky cousins had salted a mine with a few diamonds, and bank financiers rushed to invest. Some of the supposed raw diamonds actually had jewelers’ cut marks. • On Nov. 28, 1914, the New York Stock Exchange reopens […]

The Way We Were

Clips from available Mountain Eagle pages since our founding in 1907 THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 1928 Letcher County school teachers Leonard Morgan, Charlie Hall, and Hazel Hall were injured in a car crash while on their way to teach in Neon. The teaching trio left Ermine Monday morning bound for Neon when the car in which they were riding hit an […]

Now Here’s a Tip

• “We have a cookiemaking party every year, and we serve a nice lunch before launching into the cookies. This year, we decided to be very festive and used cookie cutters for napkin rings. They were raved about!” — B.L. in New Jersey • “Keep a stack of blank notecards and a pen wherever you like to sit around, like […]

SPEAKING OF SOAPS

RECAPS: NOVEMBER 19 – NOVEMBER 23 GENERAL HOSPITAL — Ava manipulated Franco. Monica spent the day with Oscar. Drew alienated Kim. Julian impressed Sam. Stella was taken aback. Laura took it all in. Stella grew introspective. Jordan was surprised. Maxi and Lulu reflected on the past. Spinelli helped Carly out. Nina tore into Ava. Laura had terrible timing. Oscar was […]

Strange but True

• It was way back in the 19th century that American author and philosopher Henry David Thoreau made the following sage observation: “Men have become the tools of their tools.” • If you were asked to name the U.S. state that is geographically closest to the continent of Africa, you might be tempted to say Florida. You’d be wrong, though; […]

Moments and Memories of WHS


1982 Whitesburg High School News by Bonnie McAuley Last week, I said I was going to spotlight some of the talented people on the high school hill and this week I have spotlighted Miss Sharon Burton for her poetry. Sharon is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Burton. She lives at Partridge, Ky., and is a junior at WHS. […]

Highlights of F.N. High School

Some of the members of the senior class:

1961 Eleanor Bentley: Girls’ Rifle Club, President, Future Teachers, Conservation Club, Pep Club, Library, President. Emil Cook: Science Club, Hi-Y Club. Betty Davis: Conservation Club, Tri-Hi-Y Club, Pep Club, Rifle. Phillip Higgins: Pep Club, Conservation Club, Letterman Club, Hi-Y, Football, Baseball, Track. Alma Jean Holt: Future Nurses Club, Girls’ Rifle, Tri- Hi-Y, Speech and Drama. Daniel Isaac: Hi-Y Club, Conservation […]

Growling Jetta likely has a problem with its leak test pump


Dear Car Talk: I have a 2008 Volkswagen Jetta with 140,000 miles on it. I bought it in 2009 with 20,000 miles on it. I’ve never had any major issues with the car. But within the past couple of weeks, it has started to make a “growling” noise when I turn the car off. It growls for about 10 seconds […]

Salome’s Stars

For week of November 26 ARIES (March 21 to April 19) A project benefits from your organizational skills that get it up and running. Your success leaves a highly favorable impression. Don’t be surprised if you get some positive feedback soon. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Spend time on practical matters through the end of the week. Then begin […]


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