Bear population at 163,000 in East

HARLAN, Ky. Bobby Koger was deer hunting on a Kentucky hillside when a black bear gave him the fright of his life. A 300-pound (136-kilogram) animal, apparently unhappy that an intruder was on his turf, came charging and didn’t stop until Koger raised his .50 caliber muzzleloading rifle and fired from point-blank range. A hunting companion who witnessed the attack […]

Yard sale set

A community-wide yard sale will be held at Whitco on Friday, July 3, and Saturday, July 4. To find the yard sale, cross the one-lane bridge behind the Crawford Engineering building and look for signs.

Strange But True

• It was American astronaut Buzz Aldrin, the second man to set foot on the moon, who made the following declaration: “I believe that every human has a finite number of heartbeats. I don’t intend to waste any of mine running around doing exercises.” • If you’re like the average American, you will spend approximately 8,760 hours of your life […]

Jobs’s liver transplant shows power of the rich

A celebrity like Apple CEO Steve Jobs scores a rare organ transplant and the world wonders: Did he game the system? The rich have plenty of advantages that others don’t. But winning the “transplant lottery” involves more than the size of your wallet — and true medical need. A Tennessee hospital has confirmed that it performed a liver transplant for […]


Hayden Clay Lucas and his brother, Kayden Blake Lucas, recently celebrated their fourth and second birthdays with John Deere swimming party. The favorite gifts received were two rabbits which they named John Deere Spongebob and John Deere Patrick. They are the sons of Gina Fields and Kevin Lucas of Whitesburg. Their grandparents are Robert Fields of Little Colley, and Dan […]

Band to perform

Raging River Band will perform from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m., Saturday, July 4, at Whitesburg American Legion Post 152 on Hwy. 119. Horseshoe tournaments are held every Sunday at the post, as well as pool tournaments every Wednesday at 7 p.m. (members only). For more information, call 633- 2834.

Cheer camp set for July 9

The Letcher Middle School cheerleaders will host a cheer camp for elementary students from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, July 11, at the school. The cost is $40 and will include lunch, a snack, shirt, and shorts. Applications are available at Whitaker Bank and Community Trust Bank at the Isom branches and main branches in Whitesburg. The deadline is […]

Book signing set

Gladys Annette Little Allen, author of “Footprints From the Cabin”, will be signing copies of her book from 1 to 3 p.m. July 5, at the Blackey Public Library. Allen grew up in Blackey and now lives in Morgantown, Ind. The book tells the life story of Alice Dixon Little — the author’s mother — and her parents, Eddy and […]

Moments and Memories of WHS

“On The Hill” by Phyllis Hall (This article appeared in The Mountain Eagle, January, 1956.) Hi! Well, we’re on the hill again after a two weeks vacation of parties, and just a whole lot of Christmas and New Year fun and joy. Santa was good to me and I’ll bet he did not leave anyone out. The seniors had a […]


Everyone loves a barbecue, but those fun summer get-togethers can derail your diet and possibly raise your blood sugar and blood pressure. This does not mean you have to give up barbecues just because you have diabetes. Instead, follow these hints so you can have a meal that is both delicious and healthy, whether you are hosting or are a […]