Bluegrass Chamber to visit Whitesburg

The Greater Lexington Chamber of Commerce and Lexington Mayor Jim Newberry will sponsor a trip to eastern Kentucky on Oct. 12 and 13. The group will stop at Letcher County Central High School at 3:15 p.m., Oct. 12, for 40 minutes. Letcher County native Woodford Webb, a member of the Lexington Chamber of Commerce, will speak. They will then visit […]

Jessica Boggs wins school scholarship

Jessica Boggs of Whitesburg has received a Presidential Scholarship from Campbellsville University. Boggs is the daughter of Stephen and Brenda Boggs and a 2007 graduate of Letcher High School. The Presidential Scholarship is a competitive scholarship open to freshman with a 3.5 GPA and a 30- 32 on their ACT or a 1980-2160 on their SAT. There are five Presidential […]

When caution takes courage

WASHINGTON At a White House dinner with a group of historians at the beginning of the summer, Robert Dallek, a shrewd student of both the Kennedy and Johnson administrations, offered a chilling comment to President Obama. “In my judgment,” he recalls saying, “war kills off great reform movements.” The American record is pretty clear: World War I brought the Progressive […]

Letcher golfer in state tourney

Letcher County Central High School senior Matt Baker is in Bowling Green this week competing in the KHSAA Boys’ State Golf Tournament. Baker advanced to Bowling Green by winning the 10th Region Golf Championship with a score of 72 on the Paintsville Golf Course last week. Letcher Central’s golf team is coached by Brett Richards.

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. PHILLIPS-MULLINS — The Phillips-Mullins second annual potluck luncheon will be held at noon, Oct. 10, at the Flat Gap Community Center in […]

AfterShock to play

The AfterShock Band will host a dance at the Whitesburg Veterans of Foreign Wars, Saturday, Oct., 10, beginning at 9 p.m. Membership is not required to attend the dance.

Blood drive set

A blood drive will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Oct. 14, in the student lounge at the Whitesburg Campus of Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College. The drive is sponsored by the Central Kentucky Blood Center. Donors must be at least 17 years old, weigh at least 110 pounds, and be in good general health. For more […]

LKLP to receive federal grant to help make housing repairs

The LKLP Community Action Council, a nonprofit that serves Leslie, Knott, Letcher and Perry counties, will receive $60,000 from the federal government as part of a program to make repairs and improvements to rural housing. Kentucky will receive nearly $400,000 being awarded to Kentucky through the U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development Housing Preservation Grant program.

One soldier dies; another’s mother prays

Whenever she reads an online notice that another American has died in Iraq or Afghanistan, Donna Faye Caudill posts the same response: “Praying for the soldier’s family.” Every time I read her response, I know that she is thinking about her son Army Spc. Ben Caudill. This ritual began soon after I signed up for the Department of Defense “casualty” […]

Cougars wounded by hungry Black Bears

The Letcher County Central Cougars were riding high after knocking off Perry Central last week to go 1-0 in district play, but this was followed by a new week and a new opponent. The Harlan County Black Bears at 3-2 and 0-1 in district play were just itching to get a shot at knocking off the Cougars on their own […]