UK, UT fans to compete

Big Blue Crush — the annual blood drive competition between University of Kentucky and University of Tennessee fans — is Nov. 17-21. A blood drive will be held from noon to 7 p.m., Nov. 19, at Whitesburg Plaza. The drive is sponsored by Whitesburg Al- Mart and the Central Kentucky Blood Center. Last year, Tennessee won the competition which generated […]

The Connection to play Nov. 15

The Connection, a rock/country band, will perform at 9 p.m., November 15, at the Whitesburg American Legion. Membership in the Legion is not required to attend. For more information, call Bo Conn at 821-6177 or the American Legion at 633-2834.

Tour of Highland Winery/B&B and Farm scheduled

In this world there are dreamers and there are doers. Alone, they may accomplish little but in concert they are the ‘stuff’ that makes up the American entrepreneurial spirit. Jack Looney and his wife Sandra of Seco are the epitome of this formula. “My wife and kids have all of the good ideas,” said Jack. “I’m the doer; everything we […]

Medicare prescription drug plan enrollment to begin November 15

The next open season for enrollment in the Medicare Part D prescription drug program is rapidly approaching. Newly eligible Medicare beneficiaries, and current beneficiaries who are considering changes to their Medicare Part D plan, should mark their calendars for November 15. The “open season” will run from November 15 to December 31. The Medicare Part D prescription drug program is […]

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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 I heard all you Obama supporters up and down the street last night with your loud music. You’re going to find out what kind of president you got just shortly. I want to […]

Creative Casseroles

If you’re tired of the same old casserole recipes or if you swear you’ve never had a good one, it’s time to get creative. Beatrice Ojakangas has written over 20 cookbooks, and her take on casseroles just may change the way you think about these comforting standbys. “Today’s casseroles have a greater variety of flavors,” she says, “and they’re fresher, […]


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 […]

Water bills to be cut

Local officials say residents and businesses connected to the Whitesburg Municipal Water System will not have to pay for water they weren’t able to use after a drinking water advisory was put in place during the first week of November. Whitesburg Mayor James W. Craft proposed at Tuesday night’s city council meeting that the city council grant water customers a […]

The way we were

Clips from Mountain Eagle front pages over the past 50 years

November 13, 1958 The Letcher County Chapter of The National Foundation has used up all available local polio-fighting funds and has had to turn to the national headquarters for help. Tom Gish, chapter chairman, announced the receipt of a check for $6,000 from the national headquarters of the March of Dimes organization. The fall conference of Lunch Directors of Southeastern […]

Autism support group planned

Autism Support of Letcher County will be meet at 6 p.m., the first Thursday of every month, at the First Church of God at Neon. The next meeting is December 4. The meeting is open to anyone interested in autism or who deals with autism. For more information or for childcare at the meeting, call Linda Collins at 855-9026 or […]