30 old-style coal plants planned, built since ’08

WYODAK, Wyo. Utilities across the country are building dozens of old-style coal plants that will cement the industry’s standing as the largest industrial source of climate-changing gases for years to come. An Associated Press examination of U.S. Department of Energy records and information provided by utilities and trade groups shows that more than 30 traditional coal plants have been built […]

Services are held for Delmer Fields

Funeral services for Delmer J. Fields, 65, were held August 15 at Millstone Missionary Baptist Church. Burial was in the Fields family cemetery at Little Cowan. Born in Letcher County, he was a son of Phoebe Fields of Cowan and the late Nelson Fields, and a brother of the late Richard Fields and Howard Fields. He died August 12 at […]

Coming events

LETCHER CO. ROCK, POP, BLUES RAP, CHRISTIAN AUTOMATA; Sat., Aug. 21 in Whitesburg at Summit City (214 Main St.). 633-2715. VELVET TRUCKSTOP; Sat., Aug. 28 in Whitesburg at Summit City (214 Main St.). 633-2715. BENT SENSES; Sat., Sept. 4 in Whitesburg at Summit City (214 Main St.). 633-2715. WAYNE GRAHAM; Sat., Sept. 11 in Whitesburg at Summit City (214 Main […]

Replacement Social Security card

Question: I can’t find my Social Security card. How can I get a new one? Answer: First, consider whether you really need a new card. You need to apply for a replacement Social Security card only if you don’t know your Social Security number or, if you need to show your card to a new employer. If you decide that […]

Learn to preserve garden seeds

Are you interested in learning how to preserve seeds from your garden harvest for future planting? If you’re among those who would like to use seeds from this year’s crop when planting time begins next spring but you’re not quite sure how to do it correctly, you now have the opportunity to learn how. A “preserving seeds class” will be […]

Rites are held for William Breeding

William Harold Breeding, 75, died August 12 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital. Born in Appalachia, Va., he was a son of the late W.R. Breeding and Jesse Fannon Dorton, and was married to the late Judy Jones Breeding. Breeding was a social worker and the owner and operator of the A-B Milk Company. He was a member of VFW Post […]


Blake Shelton pops top on his second ‘six pak’

NASHVILLE, Tenn. Blake Shelton has a new album out and a song in the top five of Billboard’s country charts, yet all anyone wants to talk about is his upcoming wedding to Miranda Lambert. He can’t blame them. “I love talking about it,” Shelton said. “I mean, I’m proud. I get to marry Miranda Lambert. That’s awesome.” So before we […]

Ermine seniors learn about crime

I don’t have much news from Ermine Center this time as we didn’t do a lot this past week. I guess the weather was too hot. Jack and Betty Newsome have been on a vacation in Tennessee. They bought a pontoon boat and took it to the lake. Tuesday was our regular day for Bingo, and we had some really […]

Revis running

Laura Revis is a candidate for a seat on the Jenkins Independent Board of Education. Her name was not included in a list of candidates appearing in the Aug. 11 edition of The Mountain Eagle.

Raymond L. McCool buried at Big Cowan

Funeral services for Raymond Lewis McCool, 57, were held August 17 at Everidge Funeral Home. Burial was in the W.L. Sumpter Cemetery at Big Cowan. A son of Freda McCool of Big Cowan and the late Raymond McCool, he was born in Letcher County. He died August 14 at his home in Whitesburg. McCool was a 1971 graduate of Whitesburg […]