Going on be gone? Get your mail held with just one click!

Going on vacation? Wonderful! Have a great time, and make sure and send a postcard or two to your friends and family! While you are gone, would you like the Postal Service to hold your mail to keep it from piling up? Think about it – nothing says, “Please rob our house while we’re gone!” like a mailbox full of […]

Stream monitoring trainings offered

On Saturday, June 16, Kentucky River Watershed Watch will offer two stream monitoring trainings at Lilley Cornett Woods in Skyline. The first training, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. will be a Phase 1 training to teach new volunteers how to take proper water samples. The second from 1:30 to 5:30 p.m. will be a Phase 2 training to teach […]

Media Beat

Dangerous gap in coverage

There’s a chilling wisp of deja vu in the air these days as officials from Washington and Moscow square off – on the subject of nuclear weapons and anti-missile “defense.” Twenty years ago, with leaders in the Kremlin preparing to officiate at celebrations of the Russian Revolution’s 70th anniversary, I attended news conferences that featured verbal duels between Communist officials […]


Rebecca Allen of Jackhorn, was graduated May 12 from Midway College with a bachelor of arts degree in elementary education. Her two daughters, Kayla Bates, 20, and Emily Allen, 13, and a friend, Imogene Fleming of Hemphill, attended the graduation ceremony. After the ceremony, her daughters treated her to dinner in Lexington. Rebecca Allen went back to school in 2003 […]


James Calvin Jones II celebrated his first birthday with a Winnie the Pooh party on June 3. His birthday was May 30. His parents are Tabatha Jones of Millstone and the late James Jones. He is the grandson of Vivian and Gary Hall of Millstone, and Martha Jones of Harlan and the late Hiram Jones.

Services are held for Michael Webb

Funeral services for Michael Webb, 43, of Redfox, were held June 9 at Letcher Independent Baptist Church. Burial was in the Wright Cemetery in Whitesburg. A son of the late Glenn and Geneva Webb and a brother of the late Edward Dale Webb, he was born in Whitesburg. He died June 7 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital. Surviving are three […]

The way we were

Clips from Mountain Eagle front pages over the past 50 years

June 13, 1957 The Whitesburg Youth Council Association has set as its chief goal the installation of a recreation center in the basement of City Hall. The proposed center would provide indoor facilities to give the community a well-rounded youth recreation program. The Mountain Eagle recently purchased a Heidelberg 10 by 15 Automatic Platen Press. It can print envelopes at […]

Blood drive set

A blood drive will be held from noon to 7 p.m., June 20, in the parking lot of Whitesburg Wal-Mart. The drive is co-sponsored by the Central Kentucky Blood Center. Donors must be at least 17 years old, weigh at least 110 pounds, and be in good general health. For more information, call Russell Cassady at (800) 775-2522.

Purchasing a car sight unseen is iffy at best

Dear Tom and Ray: We all know you should have a competent, trustworthy mechanic check out a used car before you buy it. This works fine when you, the used car and your mechanic are all in the same city. But how can you check out a used car in a city far from home, where you don’t know anyone? […]


Fredrick Keegan Jones was born May 22 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital. He is the son of Fred and Cathleen Jones.