People are going back to wood heaters

North Carolina

We are blessed with a cool morning. The stores are selling stove pipes. Winter is on his journey. People are going back to wood heaters. Our electricity is very high, so wood heaters are a blessing to have. Most of the gardens are gone and we are busy canning. I have most of mine done. By Rose Ballard’s column they […]

AARP to meet

The Letcher County AARP Chapter will meet on Thursday, October 16, at 6 p.m. at the Blackey Senior Citizens Center. Members should bring in all tickets for the quilt to be given away that night, and cans of food for the Food Pantry. Plans are being made for the fall trip to Renfro Valley on November 22 (changed from October). […]


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. DAY — The family of George "Poppy" Day will hold a reunion starting at 1 p.m., Oct. 18, at the Kingscreek Fire […]


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 LYNYRD SKYNYRD & TRACE ADKINS NEW YEAR’S SPECIAL; Wed., Dec. 31 in Pikeville […]

Landowners sue Ky. gas firm

HARRISBURG, Pa. Scores of people who own land above a potentially lucrative natural gas reservoir are seeking to void the drilling leases they signed and accused a land agent of guaranteeing a lower royalty than the amount allowed by state law. The landowners filed a lawsuit in federal court in Williamsport last week against The Keeton Group LLC of Lexington, […]

The way we were

Clips from Mountain Eagle front pages over the past 50 years

October 16, 1958 Some 50 leaders of business and government visited Letcher County and other areas of eastern Kentucky this week with an eye toward possible improvements to aid the economy of this part of Kentucky. The group ate lunch at the Pine Mountain Motel as guests of South East Coal Co., and then made a brief tour through the […]

Speak Your Piece

Tell us what's on your mind. No need to give your name.

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 I would just like to say that I am so tired of buying water when I could have city water this close to me on Copperhead Road. I am so frustrated that we […]

Blackey seniors enjoy potlucks

It’s been a while since I reported on our Blackey Senior Center. We have been busy doing things. We have good fellowship and enjoy each day; it seems like a family. We have taken several trips to Wise, Va. We went to the flea market and ate dinner. We have gone to Hazard shopping and to Whitesburg. We ate out […]

Church plans homecoming

The Little Leatherwood Church of God of Prophecy will hold homecoming and rededication services October 19 to 23 at 6:30 p.m. nightly, October 25, and October 26 starting at 11 a.m. On October 25, there will be a pig roast, volleyball, horseshoes, and games for children.

Clothing giveaway

A clothing giveaway will take place from 9 a.m. to noon., October 16, at the Veterans of Foreign Wars building in Whitesburg. Everyone is welcome. It is sponsored by the Letcher County Family Resource Centers, LKLP, and Migrant Education. For more information, call 633-3146 or 633-7546.