Bible trivia

1. Is the book of Joshua in the Old or New Testament or neither? 2. From John 3, who asked “How can a man be born who is old”? Stephen, Nicodemus, Paul, Thomas 3. What notoriously wicked woman married King Ahab? Candace, Shiprah, Adah, Jezebel 4. From Esther 5, who was the wife of Haman of Persia? Naaman, Zeresh, Not […]

Jessie Carol Lee Hall dies at 80

Jessie Carol Lee Johnson Hall, 80, died September 29 at her home at Jackhorn. A daughter of the late Gad Johnson and Wilma, and the late Anna Leon Perry Cornett, she was the widow of Albrow Hall. She was a sister of the late Margie Rice, and a great-grandmother of the late Caleb James Wright. She was a member of […]

Kentucky will depend on both freshmen QBs

Kentucky will lean heavily on two freshmen quarterbacks going forward with starter Maxwell Smith out indefinitely with an ankle injury. Wildcats coach Joker Phillips said Jalen Whitlow and Patrick Towles will split duty for Saturday’s Southeastern Conference game against No. 20 Mississippi State. The young QBs are being forced into action with Smith needing surgery on his ankle that he […]

Convicted killer seeking new trial here

Five years after the Kentucky Supreme Court upheld her conviction in the November 2003 murder of a 19-year-old man, 54-year-old Kathy Ellen Walters Williams is back in court trying to get a new trial. In April 2005, a Letcher Circuit Court jury convicted Williams of murder in the shooting death of Forrester Caudill, whom Williams shot in the chest near […]

Moments and Memories of WHS

1976 Ring Dance 1975 King and Queen The seniors of 1976 patiently waited Thursday Night, Nov.6, 1975 as their rings were being given out by Mrs. Barker and Mrs. Ison. The ring dance was open and the seniors could invite anyone as a guest. The band was Angels from Norton, Va. About halfway through the ring dance, everything went serious […]

Essay contest winners named

Rachel Cook took first place in the Mountain Heritage essay contest with her work, “Heritage”. In second place was Christian M. Boggs with “A Tribute to the Past, A Commitment to the Future”. In the poetry contest, first place went to Mark Sexton for “Celebrate”. Rachel Cook was second with “The Mountain People” and Tessa Fugate-Caudill was third with “I […]

Speak Your Piece

Tell us what’s on your mind. No need to give your name.

Call 633-7508 from 9 am Tuesday to 9 am Friday. In addition to the telephone and the U.S. Mail, The Mountain Eagle accepts comments to Speak Your Piece by electronic mail. Our address is: mtneagle@bellsouth.net Friends and neighbors, just because we will vote against Obama here doesn’t mean this man won’t be re-elected as president if we don’t work to […]

Teams face off in Hindman

Power plant opens in Wise Co.

Gov. Bob McDonnell and Dominion Virginia Power officials are marking the startup of the Virginia City Hybrid Energy Center in Wise County. McDonnell joined leaders from the Richmond-based energy provider on Sept. 27 for a dedication of the 585-megawatt power station in St. Paul. The company first announced commercial operation of the plant in July as it works to meet […]

Fall is God’s coloring book

Big Cowan

Hello everyone! Fall is here. Just loving it. I always think of fall as God’s coloring book with all the trees turning and all the different shades. He supplies them with just enough rain and enough sunshine that we can enjoy them all year long. Man is unable to do that. Even in the winter, they are beautiful with all […]