Families and Friends

Jenkins students honored

Students named to the third nine weeks honor roll at Jenkins Middle High School are: Sixth grade 4.00 grade point average: Jacob Estep, Carley Franklin, Jayden Potter, Kaiden Quillen and Anthony Wyatt. 3.00-3.99 grade point average: Hunter Anderson, Kameron Branham, Braidon Canter, Katie Collins, Haley Cook, Ashley Fields, Ben Reyes, Kevin Slone and Brandon Wyatt. Seventh grade 4.00: Morgan Brown, […]

The Way We Were

Clips from available Mountain Eagle pages since 1907.

THURSDAY APRIL 6, 1911 Otto Hartt was shot early Saturday morning by his 15-year-old stepson at the Hartt home on Rockhouse, at the mouth of Garner Branch. Details about a motive for the shooting remain conflicted, but police arrested Hartt’s wife, Polly, along with boy, who is her son. Doctors Fitzpatrick and Venters were able to perform lifesaving surgery on […]

‘The Red Fox of the Mountains,’ Pt. 2

Dr. Marshall B. Taylor was one of the most unique characters to live in the mountains of eastern Kentucky and southwestern Virginia. He stopped in the small town of Donkey, located on the Pound River in Virginia. Donkey had a violent history with as many as 50 murders within a few years. The name of the town was later changed […]

Moments and Memories of WHS

1977 Senior band members Mark Baker, Robert Bird, Elizabeth Casolari, Jeanne Caudill, Cecelia Collins, Mary Crawford, Ransom Holbrook, Gina Howard, Sabrina Melton, Daveena Sexton, Gary Sturgill, Phillip Waller. Senior Field Director: Cecelia Collins. Senior Majorettes: Liz Casolari, Jeanne Caudill. Senior football players Ricky Bates, Jeff Cook, Spencer Fields, Johnny Isom, Nicky Mason, Steve Meade, Eddie Morgan, Tim Wright, Roger Yonts. […]

Dunham H.S. memories

Graduating Class of 1947 — Dunham Colored High School. Standing (left to right), Wm. E. Brown, Eddie Joe Cooper, John Edward Adams, Spurgeon Mark Foster. Sitting (left to right), Alberta Ellis, Eloise Glover. Class Motto: Our Aim, Success, OurHope, to WinClass Colors: Green and GoldClass Flower: Sweet PeaClass President: Alberta EllisValedictorian: John Edward AdamsSalutatorian: William E. Brown You are unauthorized […]

Highlights of Fleming-Neon H.S.

1961 Dedication To a man esteemed with our heart, a loyal man, an impartial worker, and a noble friend, a determined man weaving dreams into reality, who has built well for Fleming-Neon High School, its faculty and student body. To Mr. Reasor, a graduate of our school, a teacher, and now our beloved principal, we affectionately dedicate this 1961 Buccaneer. […]

USAF — A great way of life

They decided some of us needed more schooling on the jet engine used in the F-86D. Four of us were sent to Wright-Patterson AFB for two weeks for this school. On the weekend, I went home with my uncle, Raymond, who lived in Dayton, Ohio. A2C Kelly was what we call “goosey”. Walk up behind him and touch him on […]

Families enjoying Easter egg hunts


It was so good to be in church this year on Easter Sunday. Letcher Independent Baptist Church was as full as it could have possibly been and still be within restrictions. It was so good to have Kyra Stepp Noel and her husband back in our service. They both have had some health problems, but were able to sing for […]

Fields family enjoys being together again


Hello everyone — April weather is going to get better every day. I know we’ll have more rain but I’m ready for the warm days. I hope all had a chance to be with family and friends for Easter. Our son Brad and his wife Becky came in for a few days. They surprised us by coming in on Wednesday […]

Five-year-old Jaylah Fuller collects food donations

Five-year-old Jaylah Fuller, daughter of Jeremy and Jamala Fuller and a student in Autumn Fields’s pre-school class at West Whitesburg Elementary School, spent the entire month of March collecting food donations for the citizens of Letcher County. Jaylah asked her church members, of Jeremiah Missionary Baptist Church, to bring donations that were in turn taken to Calvary Campus to be […]

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