Appalachian Strings to perform at Norton

Appalachian Strings will perform at 7:30 p.m., April 19, 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- 3541.


Arius Holbrook Jr., grand generalissimo of the Grand Commandry of Kentucky, along with Dale Everidge, commander of Whitesburg Commandry No. 51; Brandon Moore, senior warden; and Gerald Hacker, past commander of the Whitesburg Commandry, presented a certificate of appreciation from the Knight’s Templar Eye Foundation and a plaque from Whitesburg Commandry to Johnny Hamilton, manager of Wal-Mart in Whitesburg, and […]

Customized stamps will let you personalize your mail

Once upon a time, you had to do something pretty remarkable, and be dead for at least 10 years, just to be considered for U.S. postage. Now you and your friends – and even your goodfor nothing Uncle Gary – can join George Washington and other American heroes on the front of your next envelope! Customized stamps are a creative […]

Sports in Kentucky

Basketball's fourth season underway

Basketball’s fourth season in Kentucky is now under way, the recruiting season that takes place between April 16 and mid-May. But first, Billy Clyde Gillispie’s name linked to Oklahoma State is like the newsprint and hot air spent on hyping Pyro at Keeneland and Tiger Woods at Augusta. A waste. The Gillispie to Oklahoma State discussion brings to mind lyrics […]

Election planned

American Legion Douglas Day Post 152 will have nomination of officers at 1 p.m., April 27. The election of officers will take place at 1 p.m., May 11.


Izabella Faith Gilbert turned two years old on March 28. She is the daughter of Thomas and Amanda Gilbert of Isom. Her grandparents are Bobby and Linda Kilbourne, Eolia, and Kathy Rodriguez, Hemet, Calif.


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 JUSTIN TOWNES EARLE (son of Steve Earle) with McCARTHY TRENCHING; Sat., April 19 […]

Haymond residents nearer to getting water, sewer

Residents of Haymond are closer to having new water and sewer services in their community. Engineer Ken Taylor of Kenvirons told the Fleming- Neon City Council at its April meeting that while he is still working on some easements in the area, Haymond residents will have the opportunity to begin signing up for water and sewer service from the city […]

Scholarships offered

The Letcher County Mountain Heritage Festival Committee will award four $250 scholarships. Scholarship applications are available at the Pine Mountain Letcher County Crafts Co- Op and Pine Mountain Grill. Applications are also available at www.mountainheritagefestival.com. The deadline for applications is May 10. For more information, contact Lee Anna Mullins at 633- 9644.

Tradition means very little today

Many of us are drawn to the sport of Sprint Cup racing because of the tradition that the sport has built up over the years. The traditions are many – Speedweeks in Daytona, the Coca-Cola 600 and short track racing at Bristol and Martinsville – but in many ways some of the old traditions in the sport are beginning to […]