Families and Friends

Highlights of F.N.H.S.

1941  (These articles are from the 1941 Fleming High School Yearbook) 

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. […]

The Way We Were

Clips from available Mountain Eagle pages since our founding in 1907

iPhone introduced 13 years ago On January 9, 2007, Apple Inc. CEO Steve Jobs unveils the iPhone—a touchscreen mobile phone with an iPod, camera and Web-browsing capabilities, among other features—at the Macworld convention in San Francisco. Jobs, dressed in his customary jeans and black mock turtleneck, called the iPhone a “revolutionary and magical product that is literally five years ahead […]

Keeping warm took time and effort, but was all well worth it

Points East

Keeping the old house in the head of Blair Branch warm enough to keep us from freezing to death in January, required a lot more effort than did, for example, trying to prevent heat strokes in July. Every evening, just before dark, my brothers and I found ourselves packing in several buckets of coal to feed an open hearth fireplace, […]

Imogene Sexton will be missed


This past week our community lost one of Mom’s good friends and neighbor. Imogene Sturgill Sexton passed away on Jan. 1. I have mentioned her and her children many times in this column and requested prayers for them. I was able to go to her visitation and talk with her daughter Sandra Wilson Friday evening. As I’ve said many times, […]

Highlights of Fleming-Neon H.S.

1967  The senior trip  At 7 p.m. on Monday evening, April 24, 1967, families and friends gathered to see a laughing, happy group of 54 seniors, three sponsors, and Mr. Reasor, board two Greyhound buses for Washington, D.C. They were to travel all night and arrive in Washington around 6:30 a.m. Tuesday morning. The first thing on the agenda was […]

Cherry blossom trip is big Christmas surprise

Southern Ohio

Happy New Year everyone! Can you believe we are in another decade as 2020 will be here by the time you read this column? I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas with family and friends and Santa was good to all the little ones. There were too many things that have happened that I never did find the Christmas joy […]

Family holds surprise 90th birthday party

Lizzie Mae Wright spent Christmas holidays in Alabama with her daughter, Janet Albright, and son and wife, Darius and Sheila Wright, and all their families. Saturday, Dec. 21, Janet and her grandson, Richard Swagert, were taking her out to a restaurant, but when they got there, she had the biggest shock of her life. Darius and Sheila had her a […]

Benefit planned for Whiteheads


We are having a benefit at the Campbell’s Branch old school building on Linefork from 2 p.m. till ? on Saturday, January 11, for Wanda and Kenny Whitehead, who had a very serious auto accident on December 29. They are well known in lower Letcher County for all they have done including donations they have made to the community centers. […]

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