Car Talk

Car purchase was meant to be

Dear Tom and Ray: My grandmother once owned a 1963 Rambler. It was the only car she ever had — my grandfather bought it for her the year I was born (the car was brand new, and so was I!). She had that car until she passed away in 1994. When we were at her house going through things and […]

Seniors enjoy July 4 bash

I hope everyone had a blessed week. The Colson Center hosted a July 4 bash on Friday. The Boonefork, Jenkins, Ermine, Oven Fork, Kings Creek and Blackey centers were well represented. We had 106 beautiful people in attendance. Thanks to all the workers, staff and summer workers for doing a great job. We were treated like royalty. We had two […]


Tuition at SKCTC to increase

The Kentucky Community and Technical College System Board of Regents approved a four percent increase in tuition for in-state students attending Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College and the 15 other community colleges in the system last week. The board also approved a provision that allows students enrolled at Southeast and the other KCTCS institutions in fall 2010 or spring […]

Reunions • Reunions

To list reunions in The Mountain Eagle’s weekly reunion column, send information 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. ADKINS — Descendants of Peter and Louisa Adkins will hold a reunion August 7-8 at the homeplace of Harve and Callie Hall on Sandlick […]

A tune for Martha

I have an old classical guitar named Martha Ann that is almost as beat up as the one that Willie Nelson used to play on stage and from time to time, when I have the house to myself and know that nobody else is listening, I pull it out and try to pick like Willie, as best I can, ‘Blue […]


Chamber seeking nominations

The Letcher County Chamber of Commerce is seeking nominations for its annual “Unsung Heroes” Award to honor a volunteer who has made a diff erence in the community. Nominees will be recognized at the awards dinner on Thursday, August l9, at 6 p.m. at the Pine Mountain. Grill in Whitesburg. To nominate someone for the award, write a brief explanation […]

Tyme to play

East KY Tyme, a country/ bluegrass band, will play Friday, July 2, at the Hemphill Community Center from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Food will be available for purchase. Everyone is invited to attend. The group will also perform, along with other bands, at Lebanon Days in Lebanon, Va., Monday, July 5, starting at 1 p.m. For more information, call Astor […]

Wilted lettuce is good with onions

Today is Judy Fields of Cowan’s birthday. She is married to Astor Fields Jr. and has two children, Pam Taylor and husband Marvin Jr. and Grant Fields, and two grandchildren, Sierra and Greg Dollarhyde. Hope she enjoys her day and may God bless you, my sister in the Lord! I guess someone last week didn’t like my article in the […]