Blaming Obama’s America 1st

WASHINGTON Can we govern ourselves in the next two years? Do Republicans have any interest in accomplishments that might even indirectly benefit President Obama? These questions were hanging over this week’s meeting between the president and congressional leaders, an encounter that could set the tone for the next two years. Grounds for optimism are thin. The most striking aspect of […]

Whitesburg church collects record number of shoeboxes

First Baptist Church in Whitesburg collected 141 more gift-filled shoeboxes for distribution to needy children worldwide than the previous year. Organizers were surprised when a total of 11,420 shoeboxes were sent to the church. “I am in awe of the people of southeast Kentucky and southwest Virginia,” said Lee Adams, a member of First Baptist Church of Whitesburg, who serves […]

Bluegrass Circle to play at Norton

Bluegrass Circle will perform at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 4, 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.


Pauline Spangler dies at 62

Pauline Lauren Lucille Spangler, 62, of Mayking, died November 1 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital. Born in Norfolk, Va., to the late Charles William and Mary Frances Kunz Curran, she enjoyed ce- ramics and working on her computer. She was a member of the St. Mary’s Church. Surviving is her husband, Robert Spangler. Everidge Funeral Home of Whitesburg had charge […]

Braddock disputes water bills

To the Editor: This is a rebuttal to the article appearing in the November 3 Mountain Eagle, commenting on the opening remarks when Mayor Dixon, with a shaky, cracking voice, said he was not going to take any grandstanding, and sputtered on. Mr. Farley said in the paper that Mayor Dixon called my name three times. I did not hear […]

Please pat me!

A revolt is apparently growing at the grassroots level — being fanned by politicians and rightwing talking heads — against the new procedures being used by the TSA to ensure that people with bombs and weapons don’t get on airplanes with you and me and our loved ones. If you ask me, it’s ridiculous. The revolt, I mean. Are people’s […]

Christmas auction set

The Letcher Volunteer Fire Department will hold its annual Christmas auction at the Blackey Senior Citizens Center at 7 p.m., Dec. 3. Proceeds will benefit ‘Christmas in Blackey’ for gifts and treats for children. For more information, call 633-0119.

Crosswalk is needed for deer crossing

Southern Ohio

Hello again everyone! I hope you each had a wonderful Thanksgiving with or without a fancy dinner. Sometimes I think back to growing-up days, and Mom would not have known how to fix a turkey. Thanksgiving was just another day. I can remember at Christmas, Mom would make a stack cake, but she made this delicious cake at other times […]

New firm looks to hire about 40 skilled workers

After several months of anticipation, a new industrial facility at Gateway Industrial Park in Jenkins has begun to take applications for 35-40 jobs that a company official described as mostly skilled labor. Joe Harris, regional Appalachian base manager for Ferus Inc., said the company is looking to hire 18 truck drivers with Class A CDL licenses plus Haz Mat and […]