Families and Friends

Side-by-side stolen from driveway

Whitesburg

Our family received the worst kind of news anybody could get this morning, the news of the death of a loved one. Mom’s sister, Linda Joyce Pennington Hall, passed away at 6:22 a.m. at the Greg & Noreen Wells Hospice Care Center in Hazard. She was admitted there last Thursday from Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital in Whitesburg. All us nieces […]

Bakery turns two years old

Hemphill

Check out our websites: www.blacksheepbrickoven.org and www.hemphillcenter.org and our Facebook pages, please. We will only be open until 12:00 noon on Saturday, July 4. Special orders can be picked up by then. We are hoping you have a blessed and safe Independence Day celebration. Our place is trying to get geared up to continue on to what appears to be […]

The Way We Were

Clips from available Mountain Eagle pages since our founding in 1907

What really happened July 4? By THE HISTORY CHANNEL The Fourth of July—also known as Independence Day or July 4th— has been a federal holiday in the United States since 1941, but the tradition of Independence Day celebrations goes back to the 18th century and the American Revolution. On July 2nd, 1776, the Continental Congress voted in favor of independence, […]

Almost anything beat picking berries

Points East

If we thought that harvesting, selling and preserving nearly two acres of strawberries was some sort of practical joke related to the start of “school vacation,” imagine how we felt about taking a break from picking berries to spend the afternoon hoeing vegetables until dark. “Go hoe the sweet corn, while you rest,” or “Run out there and stake 25 […]

Mornings are nippy, evenings cool faster

Southern Ohio

Happy summer everyone! At least in the day as mornings are nippy to me. Evenings seem to cool down quicker for some reason, at least where I live, as the river isn’t far from me. Oh well I always have a throw on the back of my computer chair, and the electric blanket is on the recliner. That has been […]

We broke the lock


I left Lackland Field, Texas, on December 17, 1950 for Sampson Air Base, New York, driving a 1946 Olds, arriving a few days before Christmas. I drove into the town of Geneva, New York, and stopped at a service station to ask for directions to Sampson. No one could tell me how to get there. Sampson was a Navy base […]

Moments and Memories of WHS


1946  Rotary Club dines at school lunchroom  Last Friday at noon the Whitesburg Rotary Club accepted an invitation from Miss Martha Jane Potter (Superintendent of Schools) to dine at the lunchroom at the Whitesburg High School. Some 24 members and guests were present for the dinner and enjoyed fried chicken, beans, potatoes, gravy, slaw, pickled beets, apple sauce, hot rolls, […]

Mrs. Campbell came across some unexpected fireworks

Cowan

Hello everyone – We have made it to July 2020. I hope this month is calmer than the previous months. A lot of towns have canceled their Independence Day fireworks and celebrations, and I’m glad that Whitesburg is planning to have fireworks. It’s a sense of normalcy. It’s scary how the virus is making a comeback. I remember in the […]

Reunion cancelled

The Greenup County Bentley reunion has been cancelled for this year. “Hope to see you all next year,” says D. Bentley. You are unauthorized to view this page.

Stories bring back family memories

Whitesburg

Well, another Father’s Day has come and gone, and this made 16 of them without my daddy, Marshel Tacket, and 14 without my father-in-law, Dawes Yonts. Both of these men were wise beyond their years. Men of that generation were a Jack-of-all-trades and taught their sons to be also. It amazes me sometimes what my husband knows about plumbing, electricity, […]


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