William King dies

Funeral services for William E. ‘Bill’ King, 67, will be held at 1 p.m. today (Wednesday) at Letcher Funeral Home in Whitesburg. Burial will be in Green Acres Cemetery at Ermine. A son of the late Willie and Polly Ellen Banks King, he died May 12 at his home at Isom. He was a member of the Whitesburg Masonic Lodge. […]

Charity bike ride set

Whitesburg Bike Nite will host a Shriner’s Charity Ride on Saturday, June 9. Registration will begin at 11 a.m. at the Mountain Shrine Building in Whitesburg, and the ride will begin at noon. The cost is $10 and the ride will last about four hours. For more information, call Mick Polly at (606) 633-5869 or visit WHITESBURGBIKENITE@ Yahoo.com.

Gabby’s fishing fever

Take me to the river — fish are biting!

It seems that everywhere you look now you see fishermen in the river — and doing good. I have had all kinds of good reports from river fishermen in the past few weeks. They tell me they are catching everything from catfish to bass to red-eyes. I have had reports of some nice catfish being caught in the Linefork area, […]

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 KELLY RICHETY; Sat., May 19 at Summit City. HAWTHORNE HEIGHTS with […]

Now here’s a tip

• Want to pump up a dying charcoal fire? Never use lighter fluid. Even if the coals look really gray, they could be hot on the inside. The stream of fluid CAN catch fire. It’s too dangerous. Put new briquettes in with the old, and start those using a long stick match. • “When grilling with charcoal, keep a clean […]