The way we were

Clips from Mountain Eagle front pages over the past 50 years April 5, 1962 The Letcher County library will hold an open house in celebration of National Library Week and the opening of a campaign for $5,000 to buy books. . Mr. and Mrs. Fred Coffey and Mr. and Mrs. Cossie Quillen have bought the City CafĂ© from Mrs. Windus […]

Kentucky is king again

College basketball’s grand cosmos is in alignment once more. As appropriate as Alabama reclaiming universal football supremacy, Kentucky is king of basketball again. Old order to new – that is, Adolph Rupp admirers to kids who paint their faces and mug for ESPN cameras – an eighth NCAA trophy stands in the big-windowed display case at Craft Center next to […]

Autism awareness event set

Hindman Elementary School will host the third annual Knott County Autism Awareness and family involvement evening from 6 to 8 p. m., April 19. The event will feature autism awareness activities, music, a family panel, information booths, and children’s activities. For more information, call Beverley Johnson at (606) 785-5872.

Ads bringing results

ATLANTA More than twice as many people called a toll- free number to help them quit smoking the week after the launch of a $54 million ad campaign that shows graphic images of diseased smokers, federal health offi cials said. Calls to 1- 800- QUITNOW totaled more than 33,000 the first week of the ad campaign. The phone line received […]


Polly is inducted into Hall of Fame

Whitesburg native Paul W. Polly was recently inducted into the Paris (Ky.) Greyhound Hall of Fame, which honors those who have contributed to the academic and athletic tradition of Paris High School. In addition, Polly was recognized for his positive influence and impact on others. Polly is a graduate of Whitesburg High School where he excelled in football, basketball and […]

Hendrick still looking for 200

Sunday’s running of the Goody’s Fast Relief 500 from Martinsville looked as if it was going to be the race that would give Hendrick Motorsports its 200th win in the Cup series. The race had been dominated by HMS drivers Jeff Gordon and Jimmie Johnson as Gordon led 328 laps and Johnson was on the point for 112 laps, but […]

Berry plants being offered

The Letcher County Extension Office has live fruit plants for sale. Strawberry plants are $8 for a bundle of 25, red raspberries are $4 per plant and black raspberries are $4 per plant. Call 633-2362 for more information or visit 478 Extension Drive off of the Whitesburg By-Pass and Stone Ave.

TV sets sail with Titanic specials

From dramas to docs, the Titanic centennial won’t escape TV’s notice. On special programming, viewers will be welcomed aboard the doomed luxury vessel, hear stories of its passengers and crew, and explore the legacy of its tragic end. If you don’t feel like heading for your local movie house to see James Cameron’s “ Titanic” rereleased in 3-D splendor, you […]