It is her right

It would be one thing if Carrie Prejean had auditioned to represent the United States in a capacity that required skills beyond working the catwalk in a bikini and negotiating steps in sky-high heels and an evening gown. Incidentally, those are not inconsiderable skills. But, no, when Carrie Prejean answered the question that made her famous, she was trying to […]

Wedding stamps

Two new wedding stamps have been released by the United States Postal Service. The one-ounce, 44-cent first-class wedding ring stamps feature a photograph of two gold wedding rings resting on a small white pillow. A slender ribbon of white silk unites the ring. The two-ounce, 61-cent first-class wedding cake stamps depict a three-tier cake topped with white flowers. The stems […]

Becky Johnson found Mayberry RFD in Whitesburg

Everybody has a story to tell and the very affable Becky Johnson of Whitesburg, with a little prompting, shared her story with me. Her name sounds like a typical, native mountain girl next door but when she speaks you know right away that she is a ‘furriner.’ She and her husband Art Menius (Men-e-us) came to Whitesburg less than two […]


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. LHS CLASS OF ’68 — The reunion of the Letcher High School Class of 1968 will be held Saturday, June 13, at […]


Cash in a Dash LLC Payday Advance of Whitesburg presented an authentic autographed baseball bat of Washington National Senators first baseman Nick Johnson to Letcher County Central High School baseball Head Coach Brian Dean on May 1. Johnson has been with the Senators eight years with a 272 career batting average and over 83 major league home runs. Jessie Wright, […]

2009-05-06 E-Edition

Praying for success

April 29 marked Obama’s first 100 days as president. In our view, two issues have dominated the Obama presidency so far. First was his decision to continue the Bush administration policy to borrow huge sums to restart the economy and initiate a budget to advance his social programs. The second was to commit American military power to escalate the conflict […]

Prom night can turn into a tragedy

The flowers are blooming, the trees are getting a new coat, the birds are singing, the redbuds and dogwood trees are in full bloom. Gardens are being planted and spring fever abounds at this time. It is all so beautiful and a gift from God for us to enjoy. In spite of all the beauty around us there is also […]

Jail inmates being trained for mine jobs

HARLAN, Ky. Jerry Elliott hopes to trade his jail jumpsuit and slippers for a hardhat and work boots when he comes up for parole later this year. Mining is one of the few bright spots in Kentucky’s otherwise dismal economy, and with coal prices high, officials have picked an unusual classroom — a county jail — to teach potential miners […]