Dry it, can it, freeze it or give it to a neighbor


Greetings from the hills and valleys of Eolia and Eolia Christian Community Outreach. Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and everyone that loveth is born of God . . . for God is love. 1 John 4:7,8 As summer is winding down the volunteers at ECCO are busily clearing out the remains of their gardens. […]

Museum to hold photo contest

To celebrate the Jenkins Homecoming Festival on August 21, 22 and 23, the David A. Zegeer Coal-Railroad Museum on Main Street in Jenkins will host a photo contest. The contest will be judged Thursday, August 21. The museum will also give away three old framed photographs, and two of the series of 10 postcards with old pictures on them. Registration […]


Thurman and Deranda Wyatt of Cromona announce the marriage of their daughter, Ashley Dawn, to Wesley Deran Hatton, son of Buddy and Billie Hatton of Sergent. The couple were married August 4 in Gatlinburg, Tenn.


Deborah Courtney of Harold and Randy Courtney of Pikeville announce the marriage of their daughter, Tonya Jade Burke, to James “Jimbob” Golliher, son of Mollie Pennycuff of Whitesburg and James Golliher Sr. of Tennessee. The bride-elect is also the daughter of the late Timothy Burke. The oceanfront ceremony was held August 8 in Myrtle Beach, S.C. After a honeymoon in […]

Caudill family welcomes new baby boy


Some of my news is a little behind. It sometimes takes a couple of weeks to get enough to put in. Clell Riley of Red Star, had to be taken to Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital a few weeks ago. He has cancer and was not doing well. He was put on a ventilator for a few days but is now […]


The descendants of the late Arthur and Nannie Lucas of Thornton held a family reunion July 26 at Cowan Community Center. Forty-five adults and 24 children from Kentucky, Indiana, North Carolina, and Tennessee attended, including the families of the late Vula Lucas Blair, the late Minnie Lucas Williams, Jean Lucas Fields, Billy Don Lucas, and Carolyn Lucas Vanover. The Lucases’ […]

Community Fair set

The annual Community Fair Day at Pine Mountain Settlement School will be held on Sept. 13. The fair will feature games, exhibits, a horseshoe tournament, food music, cakewalks, information booths, relay races, a book sale, craft displays, and a pig roast hosted by Nolen Lodge. Registration for exhibits will be from 9 to 11 a.m. Games and other activities begin […]

Reunions • Reunions

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. HOLBROOK — The Holbrook family reunion will be held Saturday, August 30, Labor Day weekend, at the shed behind the dam at […]

Applications being taken for relief help

Applications for the Kentucky Agriculture Relief Effort are now being accepted by the Letcher County Conservation District (KARE). The program assists farmers who have losses because of the drought. Applications are available at the Letcher County Conservation District office Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, call 633-4448.


Sawyer Jay Ison turned one year old on April 19. His sister, Hannah Elisabeth Ison, turned five years old on June 26. They are the children of Valerie and Jason Ison of Easley, S.C. Their grandparents are Carol and Roland Blair of Jeremiah and Don and Leanna Ison of Kingdom Come Creek. They are the greatgrandchildren of Clayton Shepherd of […]