Salome’s Stars

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Be careful about doing someone a favor when you don’t know the full story behind the request. Don’t rely on someone’s unsubstantiated assurances. Insist on all the facts before you act. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) That workplace problem still needs your attention before you finally can close the book on it. Meanwhile, […]

Struttin’ Time

What will they think of next?

Just when I think I’ve heard it all, something else hits my blind side and I just shake my head and wonder, what else are the city slickers going to come up with when it comes to hunting? I thought they had run the gambit, with long range shooting, (killing animals at 800 yards or more), sitting in their offices […]

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 COUNTY ROCK, POP, BLUES RAP, CHRISTIAN KEVIN HOWARD; Thu., March 22 at Summit City. TIM LEE 3 […]

Linda Lucas home from vacation


Linda Lucas recently returned from a monthlong vacation in Tennessee, North Carolina and Florida. Linda’s granddaughter, McKenzie Callahan, a Davies County, N.C. cheerleader, competed in the National Cheerleading Competition at the ESPN Sports Center in Orlando, Fla. Also there were squads from eastern Kentucky. North Laurel Junior High won first place in its division. Madison Reed is a member of […]

Former Woodrock resident Gene Back dies


By the time this week’s Eagle comes out, we will officially be into spring. You can tell it, too, by all the beautiful spring flowers and trees that are blooming with pinks, whites, yellows and reds being the main colors. Our community was sad to learn that Gene Back, formerly of Woodrock, had died. He had moved to Gordon when […]

Lady Cavs beat Harlan, Clintwood

The Jenkins Lady Cavaliers picked up their third straight win of the season with a 3-2 win over the Harlan Lady Dragons on Friday night. With senior Kayla Stambaugh on the mound for Jenkins, Harlan led off the game with a single, but that would be all for them in their half of the first inning. In the bottom of […]

Graphic no-smoking ads begin

ATLANTA A graphic new ad campaign that began this week will try to shock smokers into quitting with the sometimes gruesome stories of people damaged by tobacco products. The new effort confronts a hard truth: Despite increased tobacco taxes and bans in many public places, the adult smoking rate hasn’t really budged since 2003. “When we look back on just […]


Mark 50th anniversary

Family and friends hosted an open house 50th wedding anniversary celebration for Mary Carolyn and Coburn Ison at their home in Indianapolis, Ind., on Saturday Jan. 28, from 1 to 5 p.m. It was a beautiful celebration and the Isons were very pleased that family and friends could enjoy their special day with them. Mary Carolyn Dixon and Coburn Ison […]