The way we were

Clips from Mountain Eagle front pages over the past 50 years July 11, 1957 Letcher County may have new voting machines for use in the Nov. 5 general election. County Judge James M. Caudill is entering into negotiations to lease-purchase automatic voting machines for use in the county. The Methodist Leaguers beat the Baptist Bobcats in a hard-fought Little League […]

Couple face assault charges

Police say a McRoberts woman was charged with firstdegree assault after she stabbed her boyfriend with a knife during an alcohol-fueled argument. The boyfriend is facing a misdemeanor charge of fourth-degree assault. Carlene Tackett and Clyde Maggard Jr. both were drunk on the night of July 5 when a “verbal argument” turned into a multiple case of assault, a spokesman […]

Martha J. Hall, grandson celebrated June birthdays


I’ve been sick and haven’t been able to write my news. I had to spend several days in the hospital. I am home now and feeling better and hope to be back on my feet again soon. On June 10, family and friends of Martha J. Hall met at her home at Ermine to celebrate her 98th birthday. Also celebrating […]

East KY Tyme to play

East KY Tyme will perform at 8 p.m., July 14, at The Country Cabin II in Norton, Va. The new facility is located across Alternate Rte. 58 from the original Country Cabin, 1 1/2 miles west of Norton. For more information, call (276) 679-2632.


MARRIED – Judy Hampton and Rick Branham were married June 22. She is a bakery manager at Food City and is the daughter of Tate and Inez Hampton of Eolia. He is a retired probation officer and is the son of Leland and Mary Branham of Coeburn, Va. They have a daughter, Lorie Rayburn of Bardstown; a son, Chad Stidham […]

Mrs. Caudill succumbs at 97

Atha Dora Bentley Caudill died July 8 at her home in Whitesburg. She was 97 years old. Born at Letitia, she was a daughter of the late Otho and Sadie Collier Bentley. She was the widow of Judge James M. Caudill. Funeral services were held July 10 at the First Baptist Church of Whitesburg. Burial was in the Caudill Plot […]

Salome’s Stars

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) You clever Ewes and Rams love nothing more than to rise to a challenge. So, by all means, if you feel sure about your facts, step right up and defend your side of the issue. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) You’ve done some great work recently. Now it’s time to reward yourself with […]

Bluegrass festival to feature diverse group of entertainers

The Cumberland Mountain Arts & Crafts Council is proud to produce the second annual Cumberland Mountain Bluegrass Music Festival July 12- 14 at the Little Shepherd Amphitheatre up on the mountain in Jenkins. Last year the crowd of nearly 600 attendees far exceeded our expectations. We are so encouraged by the turnout that we have expanded the event from two […]


ZACHARY RYAN FLEMING, an upcoming fifth student at Emmalena Elementary in Knott County, received four distinguisheds and two proficients on school test scores. He is on the academic team, third-fourth basketball team, fifthsixth basketball C-team, B-team and A-team. He also plays fifthsixth football and is a member of the 9 & 10-year-old All Star team for Knott County. The year […]

Nominations sought

The Jenkins Homecoming Days Festival Committee is seeking nominations for the Outstanding Citizen and Lifetime Achievement awards. Applications are available at the Jenkins City Hall and will be accepted until Friday, August 10. The awards will be presented during the festival, August 23-26. For more information, call (606) 831-2141 or visit www.ci.jenkins.ky.us.