Truth & Salvage Co. to play here; band is likened to Eagles, CSN&Y

Truth & Salvage Co. are so talented that rock star Chris Robinson of the Black Crowes jumped at the chance to sign them to his record label and produce their first album, an effort so good it has led critics to compare the band’s blend of country and rock music and four-part harmonies to stalwarts such as the Eagles, Crosby, […]

Cancer takes teen who inspired many

A Jeremiah teenager who has inspired many people in Letcher County because of his faith, positive attitude and love for others has died of cancer. Travis Uriah Morton, 17, died June 15 at his home. Travis, who had been diagnosed three times with cancer, was diagnosed in 2009 with stage four brain and spinal cancer. “Travis was an inspiration to […]

Banks family holds reunion at Mt. Victory


Duane and Anna Yonts attended the high school graduation of their grandson, Zachary Ferris, in Athens, Ala. Zachary will be attending North Alabama University in the fall. They also reported a good time visiting with Jeff and Amie and Joey and Donna. Rebecca Eskew, the daughter of Jill Eskew and the granddaughter of Carol Caudill, was graduated from Lakewood High […]

Dale Jr. gives a lesson to all in perserverance

OK, it’s just one win. The first in four years, no less. And as Tony Stewart pointed out, Dale Earnhardt Jr. returning to Victory Lane doesn’t exactly warrant a national holiday. But there is a level of importance to Earnhardt snapping his 143-race losing streak that goes beyond the immediate boost to NASCAR, which has been starving of late for […]

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 TRUTH & SALVAGE CO.; Fri., June 22 at Summit City in […]

New apartments will cater to female college students

Dorm-style living is now an option for female college students wanting to live close to home, but not at home with their parents. A 3,500-square-foot brick house located at 118 Hayes Street in Whitesburg has been renovated into dorm-style living, which could house eight to 10 students. The structure, which was previously a dental office, has been divided into living […]

Now here’s a tip

• Save the rubber bands from broccoli. You can put them around the body of a drinking glass so it will be less slippery as water condenses on it. • “I save the wrappers from my unsalted butter sticks in a baggie in my refrigerator. I use them to grease a pan when baking.” — M.M. in Wisconsin • Corn […]

Gabby’s fishing fever

A minnow and deep water will do fine

Some anglers have a type of fishing they really like and have a lot of confidence in the way they fish. One of my favorite ways to fish during this time of year is to fish for crappie in deep water. During the summer months, deeper water offers crappie cooler more and more stable water with much better oxygen levels. […]

Your body hosts 10,000 germs

They live on your skin, up your nose, in your gut — enough bacteria, fungi and other microbes that collected together could weigh, amazingly, a few pounds. Now scientists have mapped just which critters normally live in or on us and where, calculating that healthy people can share their bodies with more than 10,000 species of microbes. Don’t say “eeew” […]