Families & Friends

SKCTC holds program for high school students

In early June, 35 middle and high school students from Bell, Harlan, and Letcher counties participated in the 2018 Southeast Scholars Summer Program on the SKCTC Cumberland Campus. The seventh to 12th graders enrolled in academic classes that prepare them for college-level work. Classes include math, biology, and chemistry, as well as leadership, financial literacy, and diversity. Upon graduation from […]

Started Christmas shopping yet?

Hello everyone! Have you started Christmas shopping yet? It will be here before we know it. This morning I could feel a touch of fall in the air. The fog was so bad in the area where I live that it was way after nine in the morning before it lifted. I was supposed to go someplace. I cancelled my […]

Make exercise a habit

We all know we should exercise every day for better health. But fitting it in can be tricky with the demands of home, family and career. If you have fallen off the exercise wagon before, you know how easy it is once you miss one day to skip the next one. That’s why it is so important for us to […]


To list reunions in The Mountain Eagle’s weekly reunion column, send information in writing to Reunions, The Mountain Eagle, P.O. Box 808, Whitesburg, KY 41858. Information must be received by Friday to be included in the following week’s issue. STAMPER — The annual Stamper reunion for descendents of Kelly and Lavina “Sis” Stamper will be held at Ft. Boonesborough State […]


— Caleb Paul Fleming was included on the Dean’s List at Morehead State University’s College of Business and Technology for the spring semester. He is a graduate of the Craft Academy for Excellence in Mathematics and Science and is a junior majoring in accounting at MSU. You are unauthorized to view this page.

Visitors came from Idaho

I’ve not been writing for quite some time. Maybe I can get back to let all my readers hear from my area again. There have been so many things keeping me busy, and my health hasn’t been too good. I’m getting older and weaker by the weeks. I don’t get out much anymore. Just to the store, etc. We got […]

17th annual Charlie Company reunion

I just returned from my 17th annual Charlie Company reunion in St. Louis, Mo. Every year what’s left of us gather for good food and good times. These are the Vietnam veterans who served with Americal, 19th Brigade, Charlie Company. The group constantly searches for men who served with that company from 1966 to 1971, its time in Vietnam. There […]

Community calendar

August 18 — The Elkhorn Shrine Club will hold a four-wheeler poker run August 18, rain or shine, at Fishpond Lake. Sign-up will begin at 11 a.m. and the ride at noon. The cost is $10 per poker hand, and prizes are $100 for best hand and $50 for second best hand. Hotdogs, chips and soft drinks will be available […]

Unusual vegetables at Farmers Market

It surely was good to see Rose Collier and her family made it back safe and sound from their Myrtle Beach trip. She said they had a really good time but they got caught in the rain more than once as they were trying to find some seashells. The Letcher County Senior Citizens sure missed her while she was gone. […]

Shape note singers rattled the roof

Go to our Facebook page for announcements and pictures posted after each event, www.facebook.com/ pages/Hemphill-Community Center. Greetings all! The shape note singing was particularly awesome on Sunday with dinner on the ground. We hosted day two of the Double All Day Singing that took place in Letcher County on Aug. 11 and 12. The Saturday singing was at Calvary College […]

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