Reunions • 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. F-NHS CLASS OF ’78 — The Fleming-Neon High School Class of 1978 will hold a 30-year reunion from 7 to 11 p.m., […]

Giant spider is lurking in family’s root cellar


Greetings from the hills and valleys of Eolia and Eolia Christian Community Outreach. And above all things have fervent charity among yourselves: for charity shall cover the multitude of sins. 1 Peter 4:8 Chatting with the volunteers at the ECCO center about all the canning we’ve been doing this summer has brought back a flood of memories of childhood days […]

Lee Crase, 73, dies in Indiana

Lee Crase Sr., 73, of Columbus, Ind., died August 19. Born in Letcher County, he was a son of the late George Crase Sr. and Nora Caudill Crase. He was a brother of the late Glenn Crase, Russell Crase, Dania McDaniels, and Doris Crase. Crase was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force where he was a staff sergeant, and […]


Ground was broken in Jenkins for construction of a monument dedicated to the memory of veterans of World War II. Among those taking part in Friday’s ceremony were, from left, Charles Gallion, District One Magistrate Bob Lewis, Jenkins Mayor Charles Dixon, State Representative Leslie Combs, District Five Magistrate Wayne Fleming, Mary Ann Mullins (whose efforts led to the project being […]

Media Beat

'The Daily Show' does what others should be

It has become so routine that we expect it as part of the mainstream media landscape: A serious, highly prestigious media outlet devotes laudatory attention to the Comedy Central television program “The Daily Show,” and just about every journalist nods in agreement. The latest big instance came in a mid-month Sunday edition of The New York Times. The spread took […]

Speak Your Piece

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E-m@il address In addition to the telephone and the U.S. Mail, The Mountain Eagle accepts comments to Speak Your Piece by electronic mail. Our address is: mteagle@tgtel.com To all residents of Heritage Drive who have pets: How would you feel if you had no animals and had to clean after the neighbors’ animals constantly? The messes in the yard, the […]


Allyson MaKae Baker turned 11 years old August 21. She is pictured with her first deer, killed during Youth Hunt. She is the daughter of Susan Baker of Dry Fork and the late Michail D. Baker. Her grandparents are Trubie and Dora Cornett, and Micheal and Lula Baker. She is the great-granddaughter of Flora Amburgey of Dry Fork.


Letcher County 4-H’ers (left to right) Erica Webb, Destiny Sturgill, and Savannah Reynolds were a judging team in the State 4-H Horticulture Contest at the Kentucky State Fair on August 16. Savannah Reynolds was first in the state in the judging competiton and received a grand champion award. Erica Webb was second in the state and was given a reserve […]

Special services set

Bethel Community Church, located in Tom Biggs Hollow at McRoberts, will hold special services Saturday, Sept. 6, at 6 p.m. The speaker will be Johnny Collier and the singers will be Unity. Roger Bentley is pastor of the church. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Wreck on KY 15 fatal to Jeremiah woman

Funeral services are scheduled to be held today (Wednesday) for a 56-year-old Jeremiah woman who was killed in a traffic accident at Van earlier this week. Wanda Jean Akers, of Spring Branch, died of injuries she received after the car she was driving was involved in a head-on collision at approximately 3:55 p.m. on Sunday. Kentucky State Police say Akers […]