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. LETCHER CO. ROCK, POP, BLUES RAP, CHRISTIAN BENT SENSES; Sat., July 31 in Whitesburg at Summit City (214 […]



Hall rites held

Gobel Hall, 78, of Deane, died July 22 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital. A son of the late James and Marilda Hall, he was the father of the late Elijah Curry Hall, and a brother of the late Daniel Hall, Frank Hall, Ronnie Hall, Harlas Hall, and Myrtle Hall, and an uncle of the late Viola Gail Hall. He was […]


In music, old is new

NEW YORK At a time of transition for their industries and careers, veteran musicians are seeking out ways to make something old seem new again. Current projects by R.E.M., Sting, Squeeze and Suzanne Vega illustrate some diff erent approaches artists are using to mine their cataloges for fresh business. All are more creative than the common begrudging approach to the […]

Colson Center has many events planned this week

I hope everyone had a blessed week. Arthur and Joyce Ann Sergent had company. Two of her brother Doug’s grandchildren were visiting and then her niece came and picked them up. Later Denny and Carol’s son Mark Hall came in. They enjoy their family and love every one of them. I enjoyed seeing Joyce at the wedding on Saturday. Our […]

Coal truck hits, kills black bear

Bear at Partridge seventh killed in traffic since May

A black bear was hit by a coal truck in Partridge last week, making it the seventh bear killed in traffic accidents in Kentucky since May, according to state wildlife officials. Mark Marraccini, spokesperson with the Kentucky Division of Fish and Wildlife, said two bears this year have died from traffic accidents in Letcher County, three in Harlan County, and […]

Services are set for Una Stickel

Una B. Stickel, 75, died July 26 at her home at Jeremiah. A daughter of the late Watson and Francis Adams Blair, she was the widow of Leonidas Joe Stickel. She was a sister of the late Ina Blair, Juell Casper, Reathie Adams, John Henry Blair and James Truman Blair, and an aunt of the late Jamie Adams, Buster Blair, […]

To perform

Mountain Melody will perform at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, July 31, 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.