Three sisters enjoy day together in Hazard

Hello again. How are you? I hope you are all well and happy. You know what? I had a good week, all week long. On Monday, July 16, Joyce Howard and I visited Clyde. He was having a pretty good day. I don’t remember Tuesday. On Wednesday, I got a nice surprise. My son, Rob’s, friend and partner, Jack Sparks, […]

Hindman Settlement School to host Writers Workshop

The Hindman Settlement School will host the 30th annual Appalachian Writers Workshop July 29 to August 3. The workshop staff includes a number of prominent national and regional writers, and the event includes readings by participants as well as music and dancing. All evening programs are held in the May Stone Building and are free and open to the public. […]

Say goodbye to that flooded car


Dear Tom and Ray: I was just in a flood, and my Honda Del Sol got flooded up to the hood latch. It was not running then, and I have not tried to turn it on since then. It was in the water for about six hours. Will my engine be ruined? Will my computer be ruined? If the answer […]

Bud Arnold marks 71st birthday with 2 cakes

Richard Brown of Jeremiah, was in a bad wreck on Hwy. 7 early Thursday morning. He hit a tree and had to be flown out to the University of Kentucky Hospital. He fractured his neck and hurt his leg and had to have surgery on it. They are not sure, but he might have to have surgery on his neck. […]


To list reunions in The Mountain Eagle’s weekly reunion column, send information in writing to Reunions, The Mountain Eagle, Box 808, Whitesburg, Ky. 41858. Information must be received by Friday to be included in the following week’s issue. WHS CLASS OF ’62 – The Whitesburg High School Class of 1962 is planning a 45-year reunion at the Mountain Shrine Club […]

Willmer Halcomb succumbs at 84

Funeral services for Willmer Halcomb, 84, will be held Thursday in Carlisle. Born in Gordon, he was a son of the late Irvin and Mary E. Halcomb. He was a graduate of Kingdom Come High School, Eastern Kentucky State Teacher’s College, and the University of Kentucky. He died July 22 after a short illness. Halcomb was an Army veteran of […]

Strange But True

• It’s often been said that necessity is the mother of invention – and for good reason. Here’s an example: The idea for the pull-top can originated when the inventor was at a picnic; he had forgotten to bring a can opener, so he had to use a car bumper. • Interestingly, the modern English word “mascara” – the makeup […]

Eight Years Old

Girls fall one game short of state title

Fleming-Neon made its mark but came up one game short of the Junior League State Softball Tournament title last week at Charlie Adkins Field in Paintsville. The Fleming-Neon 13- and 14-year-old all-stars had already been stricken with flulike symptoms, so a second-place state tourney trophy didn’t seem so bad after all was said and done. The flu-like factors combined with […]


B.J., Shanna, Miss Em and Gavin Adams of Carcassonne, went to Virginia Saturday evening to attend a wedding. Tara, the daughter of Rory Blair of Vicco and Loretta Mullins of Tennessee, was married. This news is from Mary Campbell. The Floyd and Rebecca Back reunion was held July 14. Ninety-six attended, Floyd and Rebecca’s children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, also nieces […]