Coming events

This guide is published by The Mountain Eagle as a public service to help keep readers informed about entertainment events within driving distance of Letcher County. All dates are subject to change. Always check with the venues listed before traveling long distances. ROCK, POP, BLUES RAP, CHRISTIAN In Whitesburg THE FELICE BROTHERS with DAWN LANDES & THE HOUNDS; Mon., July […]


To Your Good Health

Case of stomach flu isn’t like the real flu

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: I have read your column for many years, but I haven’t seen anything about stomach flu. Will you write about it? Someone in my family of seven gets it every year, even in the summer. Does the flu shot protect you from it? — H.H. ANSWER: At one time, I conducted a crusade to erase the term […]

Services held for Hiram Stamper

Hiram Stamper, 91, of Jeremiah, died May 30 at Jewish Hospital in Louisville. A son of the late I.D. and Peggy Collins Stamper, he was the widower of Alta Adams Stamper, the father of the late Peggy Ramey, and a grandfather of the late Lonnie Majority. Surviving are five daughters, Rachel Fike of Indianapolis, Ind., Velma Caudill and Shirley Blair, […]

Holiday, weddings and funerals bring families together

Hello everyone! I hope everyone had a safe Memorial Day. I don’t want to use the word happy as to me this is a sad day as we pay tribute to our loved ones. Sometimes we forget. Maybe I should re-phrase that statement to say sometimes I forget to be thankful for all those who gave all to make this […]


Country, Colt Ford-style

NASHVILLE, Tenn. Don’t call Colt Ford a country rapper, and whatever you do, don’t call what he does on his newest album, “Chicken & Biscuits,” hip-hop. In fact, stop trying to pigeonhole him at all. Little riles up the 300-pound Georgian more than that, and a riled up Ford might ask you to step out back. “They have to put […]

Bake sale planned for June 11-12

A bake sale by the Local Advisory Council of Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital will be held June 11 and 12 at the Harry M. Caudill Memorial Library in Whitesburg. Homemade bread, rolls, cookies, and candy will be available for purchase during library hours. A drawing for a handmade quilt rack, a birdhouse donated by Jack Morgan, and a spring basket […]

Back pain often overtreated

WASHINGTON “Why did they cut you?” The shocking question came from a respected spine surgeon tracked down by Keith Swenson, who was still in severe pain after an earlier back operation. He didn’t know what to believe. Two other surgeons had urged more operations, diff erent ones. And Swenson, who’s from Howard Lake, Minn., is far from alone. Even though […]

Bertha Sizemore dies at 103

Funeral services for Bertha Sizemore, 103, of Neon, were held June 3 at Carty Funeral Home in Fleming- Neon. She died May 31 at the Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital. Born in Breathitt County, she was a daughter of the late William Isaac and Pearlie Burgett Hatton, and the widow of Alonzo Sizemore. She was the mother of the late Charles […]

Fishing tourney planned June 12

he fifth annual Isom Day Fishing Tournament will begin at 7 p.m., June 12, and continue until 7 a.m. June 13 at Carr Creek Lake. Registration will begin at 5 p.m., June 12, at the site. Participants may also pre-register at Breeding’s Plumbing and Electric in Isom. The entry fee is $100 per boat with a limit of two persons […]