The way we were

Clips from Mountain Eagle front pages over the past 50 years

July 7, 1960 Sanford Adams, former principal of Eolia School, will head the Letcher County public school system for the coming two years. Adams was elected to the post at a special meeting of the county board of education.  Coal miners will be cut off from hospital-medical and death benefits after being unemployed for a year under new eligibility […]

Is engine rev harmful or annoying?

Dear Tom and Ray: My wife and I live out in Southern California and have some … well, to be polite, interesting neighbors in our condo complex. One couple in particular is very proud of the Porsche 911 Carrera they’re leasing. The car probably is a 2007 (about a year older than the woman’s face … the rest of her […]

Salome’s Stars

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Starting something new is always exciting for the adventurous Aries. And here’s the good news: This time you might be able to get some assistance in helping you finish what you’ve started. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Put your daydreaming penchant on hold for now, and face the facts as they are, not […]


RECAPS – 7/5-7/9 ALL MY CHILDREN Æ Erica tried to get Caleb to let her run Cortlandt Electronics without him. Tad was unapologetic about punching Paul. JR went to the cottage to work on improving himself, then Annie appeared without warning. Erica gave up Fusion to Greenlee. David admitted to Greenlee that he was certain that he’d never be jailed […]

Strange BUT TRUE

• You might be surprised to learn that it was theoretical physicist Albert Einstein, one of the best-known scientists of all time, who made the following sage observation: “If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales.” • On average, a man’s beard grows […]

Now here’s a tip

• This is an easy doit yourself project: Cut a bleach or laundry detergent bottle in half. Use the handle to scoop pet poop, and the bottom as a receptacle. You can line the bottom with a plastic bag and do the whole back yard. Tie the bag and dispose of it in the trash. Store-bought scoops can cost as […]

Tyme to play

East KY Tyme will perform at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, July 10, at the Country Cabin II in Norton, Va. The facility is located across Alternate Rte. 58 from the original Country Cabin, 1½ mile west of Norton. Admission for adults is $5, and $1 for children 2 through 11 years old. For more information, call (276) 679-3541.


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 […]


Felice Brothers returning for Monday show