Retiree wins huge jackpot

COLUMBIA, S.C. A retired South Carolina state employee who spent two bucks on the lottery was all smiles Tuesday as he claimed a $260 million Powerball jackpot. “For once in my life, I really experienced the old saying, pinch me to see if I’m still alive, or if this is real,” Solomon Jackson Jr. said. South Carolina Education Lottery officials […]

The way we were

Clips from Mountain Eagle front pages over the past 50 years

August 27, 1959 In celebration of its 50 years, the First Baptist Church, Whitesburg, will hold special services this coming Sunday, August 30. Twenty-one instances in which property was bought or work was done for the Letcher County Board of Education without proper advertising for competitive bids are cited by State Auditor Mary Louise Foust in an audit report released […]

Struttin’ Time

A friend's battle with cancer

I still remember the night of my first telephone call to Major Miller. I had a tag to hunt in Wyoming, and was waiting on my brother to make up his mind as to when we were going. Rick is the type that always makes the wrong choice, no matter how long he thinks on the project he is undertaking. […]

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. ADAMS — The annual (Red) John and Larrena Roark Adams family reunion will be held at the Carr Creek Lake Tailwater #2 […]

Breedings welcome new baby


James Earl and Alex Adams Breeding are proud new parents of a baby boy. He was born on Aug. 10, and his name is Porter Riley. Terry and Pam Adams and Bobby and Ann Breeding are the grandparents, and Jeanette Adams of Blair Branch is one of the greatgrandparents. Patsy, Barb, and little T.J. Howard of Atlanta, Ga., were in […]

Services are held for Corsie Collins

Funeral services for Corsie Valrea Collins, 84, were held August 24 at Graham Memorial Presbyterian Church. A daughter of the late General and Thelma Whitaker Croucher, she died August 21 at her home in Whitesburg. She was the widow of Bill Collins, and a sister of the late Carroll Croucher. Surviving are a son, Dr. Bill Martin Collins of Whitesburg; […]

Special election goes to Grayson Democrat

FRANKFORT A Grayson lawyer who had strong backing from the state Democratic Party was elected Tuesday to a vacant seat in the state Senate. Democratic Party officials see Robin Webb’s victory Tuesday as a step in their broader initiative to try to wrestle majority control of the Senate away from the Republican Party. With all precincts reporting, unofficial results showed […]


ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Changing your mind doesn’t come easily for Lambs, who place a high value on commitment. But new facts could emerge that might persuade you to rethink your situation. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) This is a good time to put that fine Bovine’s eye for beauty to work in redecorating your home or […]

Mountain Motor Speedway


Nine-month-old Jordan Nataleigh Sha Hughes was named queen of her category (0-11 months) in the Miss Riverside Festival at Whitesburg. She is the daughter of Kimberley and Johnathan Collier of Little Colley, and the granddaughter of Susan and Denver Polly of Neon, William Salyers of Payne Gap, Ronda and Robert Gibson of Kingdom Come Creek, and Jimmy and Sonja Collier […]