Driver program set for August 19

The Letcher County AARP Chapter will sponsor a Driver Safety Program class on Tuesday, August 19, from 12 to 4 p.m. at the County Extension Office in Whitesburg. Sherrill Slone, DSP certified instructor, will be teaching the class. This class has recently been approved in Kentucky to be taught in a four-hour session and is accepted by most automobile insurance […]


William and Glenna Halcomb are celebrating their 31st wedding anniversary today (Wednesday). The couple were married on July 16, 1977.

Music at Norton, VA

Appalachian Strings will perform at 7:30 p.m., July 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.

$4 gas may help rural towns as shoppers stay local

THOMASVILLE, Ala. Residents in once-sleepy Thomasville have started complaining about traffic jams on Route 43, which runs right through the town. Much of the new traffic is coming from shoppers, squeezed by $4-per-gallon gas, who are staying closer to home instead of driving 100 miles each way to the nearest malls in Mobile or Montgomery. “I just don’t drive as […]

McConnell’s threat to Medicare system

Last week Sen. Mitch McConnell recklessly threatened the Medicare system, but was stopped cold by a coalition of Senate Democrats, the American Association of Retired Persons, the American Medical Association and service groups including the Military Officers Association. AMA president Nancy Nielson warned that the country was on “the brink of a Medicare meltdown,” given a 10.6 percent cut in […]

A great BBQ sandwich that doesn’t require heat

When life demands a no-cook meal, it doesn’t have to come from a takeout box. Or at the expense of good nutrition. For example, the shredded meat of a store-bought rotisserie chicken can be used to create a number of quick, wholesome meals. The key to keeping it healthy is to always remove the skin, which contains large amounts of […]

Large crowd attends funeral of Coy Morton


Hello, everyone. Hope you are all doing well. It’s that time again for our visit so grab a cup of coffee and sit down and let’s talk. I’ll look over you if you don’t answer me when I speak. People tell me my column is just like me talking – I guess that’s who I am. I guess Emma Lou […]

AARP sets picnic

The Letcher County AARP Chapter will have its annual picnic on Thursday, July 17, at 6 p.m. at Tolliver’s Pond at Jeremiah. Dinner will be potluck of side dishes, desserts, and canned drinks. Staff from the Louisville AARP office will be attending. Members expected to attend and bring a guest. For more information, call Berma Matthews at 633-7874.


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 READNEX POETRY SQUAD (HIP HOP); Wed., July 16 at 8 p.m. in Whitesburg […]

Man accused of selling poisonous snakes

A 36-year-old Mayking man is scheduled to make his first appearance in court next week to answer nearly 80 charges filed against him after a two-year undercover investigation focusing on the illegal possession, importation and buying and selling of reptiles in Kentucky. Verlin Ray Short, of 49 Cleo’s Loop in Pine Creek, is scheduled to be arraigned in Letcher District […]