Families and Friends

Highlights of F.N.H.S.

1958  Morehead gets Hall of Fleming  Acie Hall, 6-6 Fleming- Neon High basketball star who averaged 24.3 points a game as a senior, has signed a grant-in-aid at Morehead State College. A rugged 210-pound youngster, Hall averaged 25 rebounds a game in his senior year. Hall is the second 6-6 high school star to sign at Morehead in the last two […]

Moments and Memories of WHS

1967-68  Eastern Kentucky Mountain Conference champions  Bouncing off a defeat last week, the Yellowjackets won their final game of the season with an easy 35-6 romp over the Elkhorn City Cougars. It was the homecoming game for Whitesburg and senior Margaret Hammonds was elected queen. Before last week’s Prestonsburg game, a memorial service was held for Danny Carl Collins, ex-captain of the […]

Read these books!

Points East

I had email last week from retired Perry County educator Mike Caudill, who now lives at Carcassonne in Letcher County. Mike is an avid reader and is doing his part to encourage folks to read while we are all supposed to be at home, riding out this COVID-19 virus epidemic. Knowing that I read a lot and often recommend books […]

The Way We Were

Clips from available Mountain Eagle pages since our founding in 1907

THURSDAY APRIL 4, 1940 Klair Back, son of Mrs. Ella Back of Whitesburg and the late C.H. Back, is a Flying Cadet at Randolph Field, Texas. He has completed his second phase of flight instruction and has three more months of advanced training ahead of him. He is a graduate of Whitesburg High School and attended college at Georgetown, Ky., […]

Letters, cards brighten up everyone’s day


Hello everyone – I hope everyone is staying healthy. Social distancing seems to be the way of life for all of us, especially with the extension until the end of April. It’s April Fool’s Day and it would be nice if this virus was just a joke. It seems to get scarier every day. I watched a little of “60 […]

Family can’t celebrate birthdays together


Mom and I are very thankful to God for all this pretty weather. I’m sure there are lots of children happy about it, too. They are going to be home now even longer than was first anticipated, so every day they can get out of the house a little bit will be helpful. I’ll start last week’s birthdays with my […]

Student of the Month

Courtney Ritchie, a second-year respiratory care student on the Whitesburg Campus of Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College, has been named the campus’s Student of the Month. She says that she chose Southeast because the faculty and staff “put the students’ needs before their own and focus on our strengths. Not only do they provide us with an excellent education, […]

Distance should be physical, not social


Some food for thought: All this talk of social distancing is frighteningly reminiscent of the Jim Crow South and apartheid in South Africa. Along with the social distancing is a tendency to ignore the plight of your fellow man. I think rather than social distancing we should be using physical distancing. I might have to stay six feet away for […]

Highlights of F.N.H.S.

1952-53  Flying High opens at Fleming-Neon  Everything is in readiness for the opening performance of “Flying High” tonight at 8 o’clock in the Fleming-Neon High School Auditorium, Director Madeline Thomas says. “Flying High”, a three-act comedy, has met with the most favorable response wherever it has been produced. Miss Thompson, who has had extensive experience in this type of work, says […]

Spring is showing all its colors

Southern Ohio

Hello everyone! How my heart, soul, and feet are wanting to get in my car and head to the mountains! Spring is coming alive in this area, as the white color of the Bradford pear is starting to show its beauty. The yellow forsythia is so breathtaking from a distance, and even more beautiful when you get close. There are […]

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