Services are held for Gloria Slone

Gloria ‘Mousie’ Collier Waddell Slone, 63, of McRoberts, died June 1 at Pikeville Medical Center. A daughter of the late Monroe and Cletis Kiser Potter Collier, she was the widow of Edgel Slone. She was sister of the late Luther Junior Potter, Betty Lou Holmes and Lois Jean Potter, and the stepmother of the late Ivalean Blair. Surviving are a […]

Golf Classic set for June 9

The Lillian Faye Simpson Southeast Scholarship Golf Classic, an annual event that generates funds for scholarships for students wishing to attend Southeast Kentucky Community & Technical College, will be held Saturday, June 9, at the Sleepy Hollow Golf Course in Cumberland. The event, an 18-hole, four-player scramble competition, will get under way at 9:30 a.m. with registration set from 8 […]


Black bear killed after it eats murderer

Canadian conservation officers have euthanized a black bear that ate the remains of a convicted murderer. British Columbia Environment Minister Terry Lake said this week the bear’s description matched that of one seen guarding a cache that contained the remains of Rory Wagner, 54. Examinations of fur at the scene as well as teeth and claw marks confirmed the bear […]

Mumford & Sons taking 1-day fest to Bristol, Va./Tenn.

Mumford & Sons have announced they will be in downtown Bristol, Va./Tenn., on Saturday, August 11 for a “Gentlemen of the Road Stopover.” Featuring local vendors and activities, the Stopover will begin with a concert at a unique site and end with a series of smaller events involving local businesses, venues, and, most importantly, local people. Mumford & Sons will […]

Rites held for Margaret Hughes

Margaret J. Hughes, 85, died May 29 at Indian Path Hospital in Kingsport, Tenn. The widow of William W. Hughes, she had resided in Heritage Hall for several years. Surviving are two daughters, Linda Sturgill and husband Delbert, Eolia, and Marie Barlow, Collinsville, Va.; four sons, Bill Hughes, Carterville, Ga., Howard Hughes, Martinsville, Va., and Richard Hughes and Sturgill Hughes, […]

Family Folk Week planned

The McClain Family Band will headline Hindman Settlement School’s 35th annual Appalachian Family Folk Week from June 10 to 15. The weeklong event celebrates traditional music, crafts, storytelling and folk dancing. Traditional music and dance programs will take place each evening at the May Stone Building on the settlement school campus. All evening programs are free and open to the […]


Perfect day for tractor pull

The weekend was nice, sunny, and just the right temperature. It was perfect for the tractor pull they had at Isom. West Whitesburg The Kids’ Day they had at Jenkins sounded like fun also, all the rides and contests they had. I liked the watermelon contest. Thelma Brown is having a birthday party at Bach Court’s gazebo on June 9. […]

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 THE STEEPWATER BAND with WAYNE GRAHAM BAND and VANLEAR BLACK; Fri., […]