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The Way We Were

Clips from available Mountain Eagle pages since our founding in 1907

THURSDAY JANUARY 19, 1911 At midnight Tuesday, fire was discovered in the post office building on Webb Avenue in Whitesburg and in the rear of the rear of the Ira Fields law office and store building. When discovered, the blaze had already gained such headway that in a few minutes it had spread to the residence of Mrs. Mary Caudill, […]

Moments and Memories of WHS

1963 Whitesburg High welcomes new teachers Mr. Stephen Sexton returned this year to teach Algebra and Plane Geometry. He received his B.S. degree at Lincoln Memorial University and his master’s degree at the University of North Carolina. Mr. Sexton, 28 years old, is happily married to the former Glenda Brooks of Thornton. They have one son, Stephen Mark, age four. […]

Highlights of F.N.H.S.


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Wenning family celebrates Christmas in January


Hello everyone — I hope all are staying healthy and doing okay. I filled out the online questionnaire for the Letcher County Health Department for the COVID-19 vaccine. Now Mike and I wait for a response and an appointment. Today is my niece’s birthday. Happy 30th birthday to Jaimie LeeAnn Mefford. Years ago, Jaimie went to Eastern Kentucky University and […]

Bertha Turner marks 80th birthday with party

Southern Ohio

Hello everyone! For those who wanted a white Christmas, you got your wish. We did get a little snow in the Ohio Valley area Christmas Day, and it was gone. What I see on the computer is eastern Kentucky could be still celebrating Christmas as they have snow almost every day. Here it is the middle of January, and I […]

Molly Caudill to celebrate 100th birthday


Well, to get myself out of the dumps over all this political stuff, I have to dwell on what my pastor, Bill Jones, has been saying now for the last year or so. His message Sunday morning was simply this, God has taken care of us in the past, He takes care of us now and will take care of […]

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Check out our websites: www.blacksheepbrickoven.org and www.hemphillcenter.org and our Facebook pages please. We will reopen on January 28. In an effort to keep everyone safe we are doing carryout, curbside, and deliveries. You may put on your mask and come in to order and select from our products. You will always be welcome. You may special order by Monday. Remember […]

The Way We Were

Clips from available Mountain Eagle pages since our founding in 1907

THURSDAY JANUARY 15, 1931 The basketball team of Male High School of Louisville left Whitesburg by train Sunday morning after a hard-fought, 24 to 20, victory over the homestanding Whitesburg team the night before. While the game was tied 20 to 20 with only seconds remaining, the Male High team scored the final four points to seal the win. “Excitement […]

Dreaming of a fishing trip

Points East

It’s been at least 2-1/2 years since I’ve been fishing. I simply can’t manage to tie a hook on, thanks mostly to Mr. Parkinson and some other neurological issues, and I’m too stubborn to ask for help. Actually, I doubt that I could crank a reel handle or take a fish off the hook if I lucked up and caught […]

Moments and Memories of WHS

1976 World viewers Recently nine Whitesburg students, Mr. Burkich and several hundred other people from all over Kentucky made a trip to UK to the Worldview ’76. They listened to lectures, saw two films and discussed world policy. Those attending from Whitesburg were Rachel Breeding, Melody Moore, Joan Hall, Jimmy Hatton, Eddie Creech, Herbert Maggard, Gaither Frazier, Debbie Hammock and […]

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