Car Talk

Reader asks Tom and Ray’s advice on used car

Dear Tom and Ray: I’m 17 years old and trying to buy my first car, without fiscal help from my parents. I have about $4,500 to spend, but I’m trying to keep it under that. A neighbor is selling a 1993 convertible Olds Cutlass Supreme. It’s in fantastic cosmetic shape, there’s not a dent in it, it has a brandnew […]

The way we were

Clips from Mountain Eagle front pages over the past 50 years

May 12, 1960 Letcher County residents may attend the University of Kentucky next fall merely by crossing Pine Mountain into Cumberland. The university said today its new Southeast Center will open for classes in September.  In its “School Lunch Tips” pamphlet for May, the Kentucky Department of Education’s Division of School Lunch pays tribute to the lunch program at […]


ARIES (March 21 to April 19) You might not like some people’s idea of a surprise. But you could be in for a pleasant shock when someone finally sends a reply to a request you made so long ago that you almost forgot about it. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) It’s a time to expect the unexpected. So don’t […]


RECAPS – 5/10-5/14

ALL MY CHILDREN Æ David punched JR when he learned that JR cheated on Marissa. Ryan and Greenlee agreed to be friends. Amanda felt responsible for causing Natalie’s stroke and she feared that she was going to wind up like her mother. JR was peeved when Scott let Annie live in the gatehouse. David confronted Greenlee when he found her […]

Now here’s a tip

• “Our 4-year-old twins were recently in my sister’s wedding as flower girls. To get them used to their outfits, the dress-shop owner suggested they wear the dresses in 10-, 20- and 30-minute sessions in the two weeks preceding the wedding — during activities where they would not stain or otherwise damage the dress. They were more comfortable in their […]

Apply for Medicare on-line, it’s very quick

We’ve been telling people how quick and easy it is to apply for Medicare benefits online — even if you’re not ready to apply for retirement benefits. And our celebrity spokespeople — the television family of The Patty Duke Show — have been spreading the word in a series of public service announcements. Reunite with television’s favorite identical cousins, and […]

Strange But True

• It was British Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli who made the following observation: “My idea of an agreeable person is a person who agrees with me.” • Hunters, take note: The largest deer that ever lived was the Irish elk, which became extinct more than 7,000 years ago. Though it stood a remarkable 7 feet tall at the shoulders, the […]

‘Want to’ is here, ‘can do’ is gone

My last column from the funny farm was about gardening, which I always enjoyed doing as long as I was physically able. My ‘want to’ is still with me, but my ‘can do’ has gone and left me by the side of the road. I enjoyed my gardening besides — or I should say because — I could plant a […]

Moments and Memories of WHS

Whitesburg High School 1942 Senior Class Class Flower: Yellow Rose; Class Colors: Maroon and White; Class Motto: “To God, Thy Country, and Thy Friends Be True”. Class Officers: President-William Walter Hall; Vice-President- William Harlan Morton; Secretary-Madge Charleen Kincer. Whitesburg High news The Yellowjackets scored the first touchdown in the first quarter of the game. David Fields carried the ball for […]

Young foodies more exhibitionist

Young people immersed in food culture today are as likely to praise a fish taco from a food truck as filet mignon from a fourstar restaurant. They didn’t read Gourmet magazine — the longtime bible of highbrow culinary taste stopped printing last year. But they do follow blogs and websites that feature everything from straight recipes to goofy fusions to […]