Families and Friends

He wants to gather Chinese chestnuts, but your tree’s safe

By the time I was five or six years old and big enough to climb it, there was a young, fruiting, Chinese chestnut tree that grew just a few feet behind the porch in the backyard directly behind our house. My grandfather, Mose “Pap” Adams, had planted it and a nearby sibling as seedlings in the mid 1940s. The tree, […]

Winds cause damage

Southern Ohio

Hello everyone! It is hard to believe that January is half gone already. At least we haven’t seen a lot of bad weather. What am I saying? Winter has actually just started. Friday and Saturday the Ohio Valley area was predicted for severe weather, lots of rain on Friday night then winds could reach up to 60 miles per hour. […]

The Way We Were

Clips from available Mountain Eagle pages since our founding in 1907

THURSDAY, JANUARY 15, 1930 An 18-year-old milk truck driver was killed and two others were seriously injured Saturday when the truck collided with a passenger bus on the road at Potter’s Fork, above Haymond. Jenkins Dairy driver Albert Cox died after the truck he was driving collided with a bus headed to Whitesburg from Pikeville. Lester Davis, 12, of Jenkins […]

Larry Hatton working out at rec center


You all are not going to believe who is coming to workout at the rec center now! I saw him last week and his brother Billy told me he has been coming for awhile, but he has worked out and gone by the time I leave the Senior Citizens and go upstairs to work out. None other than Oma’s boy, […]

Our country singer knew Johnny Cash

We have bands who come to our place and perform for us old retired folks. This one older Western singer kept looking at my photo on our large wall where we have a sign on it that says, “Remember Our Vets.” At break time I talked to him. He served in the Air Force many years ago and was with […]

Moments and Memories of WHS

1954 Private Duane Yonts is now continuing his army career as a paratrooper in the famed “All American” 82nd Airborne Division at Fort Bragg, N.C. As a member of the 82nd, Pvt. Yonts will make periodic parachute jumps, receive advance training in military tactics, and participate in the training exercises and maneuvers held by the division throughout the year. Pvt. […]

Three babies join family


Hello everyone — I hope you enjoyed the lovely weather we had over the weekend. It was fantastic. I think I preferred Sunday’s weather since there was sunshine. If there’s sunshine, I can deal with the weather. Sandra K. Day, of Cowan, passed away on Jan. 7. She was the daughter of the late Clayton and Orpha Day. Sandra is […]

Highlights of F.N.H.S.

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School board honored

As Kentucky observes School Board Recognition Month in January, Letcher County is joining in the celebration. William Smith, Melinda Boggs, Robert Kiser, Lena Parsons and Shawn Gilley are among the more than 850 school board members in the state’s 173 local school districts being recognized this month for their service. “This is the perfect time to thank school board members […]

Beth Wright named general sales manager

Account executive Beth Wright was named in November as the new general sales manager for the radio market by Forcht Broadcasting Whitesburg. She will lead sales and marketing efforts for WXKQ 103.9 FM The Bulldog and WTCW 920 AM and 95.1 FM Real Country in Whitesburg. She served as the account executive for the stations for more than eight years. […]

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