This guide is published by The Mountain Eagle as a public service to help keep readers informed about entertainment events within driving distance of Letcher County. All dates are subject to change. Always check with the venues listed before traveling long distances. ROCK, POP, BLUES RAP, CHRISTIAN JACKSON BROWNE; Fri., March 14 in Knoxville, Tenn., at Tennessee Theatre (604 South […]

Colson center working on Valentine’s display

Happy birthday wishes are being sent out to Debbie Isaac, Linda Lou Sturgill, Jack D. Sturgill, Drax Fouts, Katina Benton, Coolie Baker and Brooklynn Lucas. Brooklynn is the great-granddaughter of Coolie and Janice Baker. She was born January 25, 2007 on Coolie’s 69th birthday. That’s telling Coolie’s age! Get well wishes are being sent to Lawnie Isaacs Hall and Arthur […]

Singer-songwriters will perform here February 1

Singer-songwriters Jay Clark and Robinella will perform at Summit City Lounge this Friday, February 1, at 8 p.m. Although this will be Robinella’s first trip to Whitesburg, Clark has made numerous trips to appear on WMMT and perform at house concerts in the region. The concert at Summit City will feature both artists performing solo and sharing the stories behind […]

Looking out for people’s health

To the Editor: To the landowner who commented in Speak Your Piece: I’m Archie Fields of Cowan, also Amber Franks. So you are the owner of the land on Pine Mountain where the old county dump was located. I hate to see people’s health endangered, so I make it my business to inform anyone who might want to know. You […]

Kicking Butts

Everyone knows that smoking is bad for your health. However, as a person with diabetes, smoking carries special risks. You greatly increase the danger of diabetes-related complications. Smoking interferes with the timing and effects of insulin, making it difficult to control blood glucose levels. In addition, it raises blood glucose levels and further contributes to poor blood glucose control. In […]

Ruby Galloway has lived in North Carolina 44 years

North Carolina

This is a happy New Year greeting to Rose Ballard Durham and Emma Engle. Hope you both have a blessed year. I would love to have a picture of little Bennie. Kiss him for me. Pete and I along with others have had this virus. Each one at church had cough drops and I made the comment we were exchanging […]

Twisted Sister singer going country?

Dee Snider among those competing in CMT's 'Gone Country'

NASHVILLE, Tenn. Dee Snider, the tough-talking frontman for the metal band Twisted Sister, probably didn’t endear himself to country fans when he proclaimed over a spread of fried chicken and biscuits that he doesn’t like country music on the new Country Music Television reality show “Gone Country.” But that was before Snider, one of six contestants on the show vying […]

Pre-admission conferences set

Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College will hold a pre-admission conference for the nursing program at the Whitesburg Campus at 3 p.m., Feb. 14. No appointment or registration is required. Hazard Community and Technical College will hold a pre-admission conference for the practical nursing program at the Letcher County Area Technology Center in Whitesburg. The conference will be held Feb. […]

MSHA discovers fine assessment problem

Controversy involving Letcher operator leads agency to detect its own failure

A controversy involving a Letcher County coal operator is bringing attention to the failure of the federal Mine Safety and Health Administration to issue penalties for hundreds of citations issued since 2000. Over the last six years, the Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration did not assess civil penalties for about 4,000 violations, according to preliminary MSHA data. […]


Windshield washer has a foul odor

Dear Tom and Ray: I own a 2001 Jaguar Silverstone XKR. When I use the windshield washers, the smell is a cross between very bad breath and cow manure. I’ve emptied the tank several times and flushed it with Clorox, but it still puts out such an odor that if I’m at a stoplight and use the washers, the guy […]