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.


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 […]

Applegate irresistible as ‘Samantha’?

NEW YORK Christina Applegate has a couple of pieces of show-biz advice. “Don’t try to be different,” she says. “And don’t try to be funny.” One more thing: When you want to convey innocence and adorableness, think curls. Seems like her ABC comedy “Samantha Who?” is putting such tips to good use. It’s different and it’s funny, full of energy […]

Funeral services held for Brenda Anderson

Funeral services for Brenda Carol Anderson, 60, were held April 14 at Carty Funeral Home. Burial was in the Anderson family cemetery. A daughter of the late Alex and Edna Kiser Shephard, she was born at Camp Branch. She died April 10 at her home at Jackhorn. Mrs. Anderson had worked at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital as a CNA. She […]

Jane Harris dies

Jane Harvey McKinney Harris, 56, died April 9 at her home at Morehead after an illness of several weeks. Born in West Liberty, she was a daughter of the late Chester and Beatrice Fugett Harvey. Mrs. Harris was a CMA/CNA and worked at the Life Care Center for 29 years. She received her bachelor’s degree in sociology from Morehead State […]

Services held for William F. Back Sr.

Former Letcher County resident William F. Back Sr., 72, of Wheatland, Calif., died March 10. Born at Paintsville, he was a son of the late Custer and Ova Back and a grandson of the late William Riley Back. He was reared in Jenkins and the family later moved to Springfield, Ohio, then Sacramento, Calif. Back attended Sacramento Junior College and […]

Bobby Joe Ritchie buried in Virginia

Bobby Joe Ritchie, 75, of Jackhorn, died April 13 at Letcher Manor Nursing Home in Whitesburg. Born in Banner, Va., he was a son of the late John and Pearl Williams Ritchie. He was a member and former president of the United Mine Workers and was a retired Bethlehem Steel coal miner. He was also a member of the Church […]

Crime spree began with elderly man’s murder, cops say

After he allegedly killed an elderly Fleming-Neon man in Jenkins early Sunday morning and hid the body with the help of two friends, police say a 37-year-old John W. Pigg Jr. drove to a Thornton home and began assaulting his estranged wife and young daughter. After pulling the hair of his wife, Wendy, forcing her onto the floor and kicking […]

Trial won’t begin until late summer

Trial won’t begin until late summer A jury trial set to begin this week for one of two people charged with murdering of a 40-year-old Partridge woman has been postponed until the end of this summer. Because of a scheduling conflict, trial for Rosemary Fields McClain, of Ovenfork, has been rescheduled for August 25 in Letcher Circuit Court. McClain’s boyfriend, […]

Child’s death was accident, authorities say

Child’s death was accident, authorities say Authorities are ruling the cause of death of a toddler who died in Jenkins last week an accidental drowning. Kentucky State Police Detective Randy Combs said that eighteenmonth old Curtis Wayne Nicholas Bryce Anderson III, of McRoberts, "was outside and got into a creek" on April 9. The toddler was flown to the Johnson City […]