Moments in time

+ On June 22, 1611, after spending a winter trapped by ice in present-day Hudson Bay, the starving crew of the Discovery mutinies against its captain, English navigator Henry Hudson, and sets him, his teenage son and seven supporters adrift in a small, open boat. Hudson and the eight others were never seen again. + On June 19, 1885, the […]

New laws take effect next week

New laws approved during the Kentucky General Assembly’s 2007 session go into effect on June 26. Among the measures slated to take effect that day are laws that will raise the minimum wage, make human trafficking a felony and give the Transportation Cabinet authority to raise speed limits on interstate highways and parkways. The Kentucky Constitution says that legislation approved […]

Ugly politics loom ahead

WASHINGTON There’s the brand, and then there’s the product. At the moment, the Democratic brand is pretty good while the Republican brand is badly scarred. But when it comes to product, Democrats still have a lot of development work to do. As they toil away, Republicans will be working just as hard to soil the Democratic name. It’s been clear […]


SECOND BIRTHDAY – Jesse Quillen was two years old June 14. He is the son of Jack and Krystal Quillen of Isom. He is the grandson of Jonas and Anna Caudill of Isom, the late Jackie Von Quillen of Deane, and Maxine Venters of Shoals, Ind.


TO BE WED – Danielle Caudill, daughter of Judy and Darrell Caudill, and Chris Sturgill, son of Cora Sturgill and the late Dewey Sturgill, will be married at 5 p.m., June 30, at the Eolia Baptist Mission.


PERFECT ATTENDANCE – Monroe Brock Jr., 12, of Jenkins, completed the fifth grade at Burdine Elementary School with perfect attendance. He will enter the sixth grade in August. He received a Terrific Kid award from the Jenkins Kiwanis Club. He attended 4-H Camp this year and will attend the Mountain Adventure Bible Club in Jenkins, and Trooper Island in July. […]

Services set for Helen Mulholland

Helen Lucille Mulholland, 80, of Mt. Pleasant, S.C., died June 14. Born at Sergent, she was a daughter of the late Roy R. Crawford Sr. and Regina Fairchild Crawford, and a sister of the late Roy R. Crawford Jr. and Virginia Lee Crawford. She was a graduate of Whitesburg High School and received a bachelor of arts degree from the […]

The way we were

Clips from Mountain Eagle front pages over the past 50 years June 20, 1957 Kendall Boggs will leave his job as principal of Whitesburg High School and grade school August 1. He will return to Cumberland where he taught for 13 years before he came to Whitesburg four years ago. Boggs will be principal of Cumberland High School. C.V. Snapp […]

Students earn honors

Several Letcher Countians have earned a high level of academic distinction at Alice Lloyd College for the 2007 Spring Semester. Named to the President’s List for achieving a grade point average of 4.0 (based on a 4.0 scale) were Damian Cole of Jeremiah; Anthony Ng of Whitesburg; Emily Sergent of Whitesburg; Brandy Sexton of Whitesburg. Named to the Dean’s Distinguished […]

Land of the free

Imagine you are living – legally, I should add – in a foreign country. Maybe you’re a student, living with your family, studying at a local university. One day, you are charged with credit-card fraud and making false statements. But you never go to trial on those charges. Instead, you are held in a military prison for four years and […]