Families and Friends

Diaper giveaway to be held today


Letcher County has two residents that need to be recognized over and over again. I met Bessie many years ago when I had her granddaughter in Mayking Head Start. I knew they were wonderful people then but had no idea what all they did for Letcher County. Bessie and Lester McPeek work through God’s Love From a Diaper Bag at […]

Bob Caudill celebrates 90th birthday


Hello everyone – I hope all stayed safe during the ice storms and snowstorms that happened this past week (and longer). We were lucky in the sense we didn’t lose power. Our little corner of the world had better weather than other parts of Kentucky. I hope all are still staying healthy. Friends are having issues with the coronavirus and […]

Anna Nottingham used fresh snow for snow cream

Southern Ohio

Hello everyone! Is there anyone that would like to have snow? My son Keith Ballard says he would deliver snow free of charge. This area of the Ohio Valley area and surrounding places have sure seen our share. My daughter Anna Nottingham had nine inches, then we got another three or four inches. Anna is the only one of my […]

Tips on seed catalogues and healthy tomatoes

Points East

For those of you who want to save paper and who don’t want to spend many hours reading every sentence of several dozen seed catalogues, several readers have asked me to list the top three or four that I absolutely can’t live without. If I had to choose just one, It would be Twilley’s. They have the widest variety of […]

Can maple syrup really make your toes hurt?

Points East

A friend in Letcher County recently sent me several photos on Facebook of a sugar maple syrup and sugar operation that is in full swing at Southdown Farms in Ermine, just outside Whitesburg. I’m not sure what their visitation schedule is like, but you can find a ton of information on their website. You can also Google KY Maple Syrup […]

The Way We Were

Clips from available Mountain Eagle pages since our founding in August 1907

THURSDAY FEBRUARY 19, 1931 A “tonsil clinic” will be scheduled during the next few weeks by Seco Hospital physicians B.F. Wright and John W. Moss. The two doctors will perform 20 tonsillectomies on deserving boys and girls for a fee of $5 each to help cover the cost to the hospital. The doctors will perform their services free of charge. […]

When Hulk Hogan beat the ‘Macho King’ — with help

World Wrestling Federation champion Hulk Hogan, right, and world heavyweight boxing champion James Buster Douglas rejoice after they both defeated “Macho King” Randy Savage during the WWF Championship Title Match in Detroit on February 23, 1990. Hogan defeated Savage in the Main Event III to retain his title. Douglas was refereeing just two weeks after taking the boxing title from […]

Moments and Memories of WHS


Highlights of Fleming-Neon H.S.

1968 Christmas Pageant Mr. Honeycutt’s speech class is giving a Christmas Pageant as the Christmas program December 20. The pageant “Star Light Star Bright”, concerns the connotations that different people have upon visualizing the Christmas star. The Star is seen through the eyes of a child, Doris Johnson; a youth, Gordon Johnson; and an adult, Linda Fields. The Choral Choir […]

1948 Dunham High School

DUNHAM HIGH SCHOOL — Ninth grade and tenth grade classes in 1948. Front row sitting (left to right) Donald Hudson, Richard Fisher, Herman Gray, Booker Thomas, Wilbur Oden, Betty Thomas, Odell Stepney, Ruth Oden, standing first row (left to right) Hershall Gray, Mildred Leftridge, Collene Holyfield, Willie Helen Almond, Donald Hope, Laura Richardson, James Gray, Bobby Eatmon, Marsh Robinson, Rosetta […]

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