Virginia rock band, Sons of Bill, to play here

Sons of Bill, a Charlottesville, Va.-based rock band named in honor of the father of three of its members, will perform in concert at Summit City in Whitesburg on Friday night (July 16). The band has toured with rock and alternative country bands such as Reckless Kelly and the Drive-By Truckers and has performed at the Bonnaroo and Austin City […]

Benefit planned

The Seventh Sons will sponsor a benefit party for Sid Tolen, whose family suff ered a house fire. It will be held Saturday, July 17, at 8 p.m., at the Seventh Sons Clubhouse at Kona. Admission is $5, or any donation will be appreciated. For more information, contact any Seventh Sons member or call Rick, 855-9029.

Dance planned

Cemetery Road, a classic rock and blues band from Hyden, will perform at the Whitesburg American Legion Post at Pine Mountain, 142 Douglas Day Dr., Hwy. 119, Saturday, July 17, from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Attendees must be at least 21 years old. Karaoke night is every Friday night from 8 p.m. to midnight. For more information, call 633-2834.

Grand jury indicts 30

Thirty people are named in 33 indictments handed down by the Letcher County Grand Jury on July 7, including 11 people accused of drug charges and six people of burglary charges. Those indicted are: • Stanley Lumbert Cook — complicity to trafficking in a controlled substance. Cook, 57, of 84 Henry Hutton Road, Neon, is charged with acting with Brenda […]

Breaking news:

LeBron James is gone, Cleveland still standing

The morning after LeBron James announced that he was leaving Cleveland, parents began calling local pediatrician Shelly Senders’ office. “I talked to a lot of people on the phone and in the office,” Senders said. “It was clear that a lot of people, especially children, were suff ering. Parents were saying, ‘His room is festooned with LeBron posters. What do […]

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 SONS OF BILL; Fri., July 16 in Whitesburg at Summit City […]

Park to open

The opening and dedication of the Kingscreek Community Park will be held at 5 p.m., Saturday, July 17. Food and drinks will be provided. For more information, call Bill Meade at 633-9632 or Laverna Collie at 633-1633.

Hot days lead to do-nothing week

Hi all, I hope everyone is having a beautiful day. I sure hope it’s cooler there than here. It’s been a do-nothing week, as we are now having our fourth day of high-90 degrees. It’s hot and humid. Yeah, I know I wished for 80 degrees, I can stand up to 85, but over that is a bit much. We’ve […]

Alzheimer’s advances show need for better drugs

Scientists are reporting advances in detecting and predicting Alzheimer’s disease at a conference in Honolulu this week, plus more proof that getting enough exercise and vitamin D may lower your risk. There are better brain scans to spot Alzheimer’s disease. More genes that affect risk. Blood and spinal fluid tests that may help tell who will develop the mindrobbing illness […]

The future of marriage

Maybe it’s just a coincidence that the “Today” show and United States District Judge Joseph Tauro of Massachusetts reached essentially the same conclusion on the same day. But I’m one of those people who believe there is no such thing as a coincidence. No, I’d call it a trend in the right direction. The “Today” show, facing protests that its […]