Benefit planned for Robert Mullins

There will be a benefit for Robert Mullins of Isom, from 3:30 to 8:30 p.m. on October 5 at the Hemphill Community Center at Jackhorn. He has stage two throat cancer and has to have seven weeks of radiation and chemotherapy. He is married to Judy Breeding Mullins and his daughter and family are Andrea Meade and Chuck, Jeremy and […]


Joseph and Kimberly Sturgill were married August 29. She is the daughter of Randy and Marilyn Branham of Ermine. He is the son of Rodney Sturgill of Eolia and Angie Sturgill of Whitesburg. The couple are residing at Ermine.


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; Fri., Nov. 7 in Whitesburg at Summit City (214 Main […]

Man convicted in traffic deaths wins on appeal

The Kentucky Court of Appeals has ruled that a 24-year-old Letcher County man was wrongly convicted of six criminal charges filed against him after his wife and two other passengers in his car were killed in a traffic accident near Whitesburg nearly three years ago. 26, a three-judge Court of Appeals reverses the April 2007 conviction of Jason Ray Ison […]

Patriot Coal idles mine in W.Va.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. Patriot Coal is idling a West Virginia mine due to high costs. St. Louis-based Patriot said this week the closure of a companion surface mine slashed productivity and forced up costs at the remaining underground mine in its Jupiter Complex in Boone County. Patriot’s also blaming a shortage of skilled miners, increased federal safety inspections and difficult geology. […]


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Conference set

Eastern Kentucky University and Hospice of the Bluegrass invite you to attend the conference “Quality End of Life Care: It Takes a Team”. The conference will be held Thursday, October 2 from 8:15 am – 4:45 pm at the First Federal Center on the campus of Hazard Community and Technical College. Contact hours will be provided for clinical disciplines, as […]

Birthday parties held at Eolia Park


Greetings from the hills and valleys of Eolia and Eolia Christian Community Outreach. Be content with such things as ye have. Hebrews 13:5 We were happy to meet and welcome Kevin and Christy Thacker from Pikeville to our Bible study. Kevin is a minister and taught from the Book of Revelation, asking us “What do you think heaven will be […]


Ariana Bailey celebrated her third birthday at home with a Dora party on August 2. She is pictured with her fouryear old sister, Rebecca Bailey. They are the children of Sharie and Randy Bailey of Kona. Their grandparents are Carol and Bill Lewis of Neon, and Paulene Bailey of Isom and the late Bill Bailey.

Newman was a rare breed of star

Paul Newman couldn’t have existed today — at least, not the way we came to know him. Sure, the talent would have been there, the classic good looks, the magnetism, the easy charm. But the privacy he demanded (and won), which helped establish and solidify his mystique as a bona fide movie star, never would have been afforded him in […]