Sales are brisk as beer hits shelves

Beer sales have been moving briskly in Whitesburg since late last Friday afternoon, when the Food City grocery became the first retail store to begin selling alcohol legally in Letcher County since 1943. “We had a very good weekend,” said Shaun Marcum, store manager of Food City in Whitesburg. “It’s what I expected, maybe a little better.” Food City is […]


RECAPS – 10/22-26 THE BOLD AND THE BEAU. TIFUL . Thomas grew increasingly angry when he witnessed firsthand Caroline’s reaction to his attempt to win her back. Rick humbly confessed to Caroline his involvement in keeping Hope and Liam apart. Brooke found comfort from Eric when she confided in him her sadness following the failure of her marriage to Ridge. […]

Services held for Kathleen Tyree

Kathleen Tyree, 79, died October 15 at her home in Marion, Ohio. Born in Whitesburg to the late Finley and Nancy Cornett Lucas, she was the widow of Clarence Tyree. She was an avid gardener and cook Surviving are two sons, five grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, and a sister in South Carolina. Funeral services were held Oct. 15 in Marion, Ohio.

Open house at MCHC’s clinic here

An open house was held Oct. 17 at Mountain Comprehensive Health Corporation’s Lois A. Baker Center for Women’s Health in Whitesburg.

Bluegrass music

Dawson Creek, a bluegrass band, will perform at the Hemphill Community Center, Friday, Oct. 26. The show will take place from 7:30 to 10 p.m.

Former Jenkins man killed after argument in Nashville

The man who police say killed former Jenkins resident Christopher Shane Toth during a dispute in Nashville, Tenn., last week was being held in a mental health facility this week while the death investigation continued. Toth, 42, was killed on the night of October 18 during a dispute with 29-year-old Clayton Davenport outside Davenport’s home at 1415 Ocoee Trail in […]

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Call 633-7508 from 9 am Tuesday to 9 am Friday. E-m@il address 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 I was reading the article about people opposed to poaching ginseng. I only dig ginseng when the season is open. I live in […]

Fun to watch kids play and use imagination

Big Cowan

Hello everyone. Hoping all had a good week. We took our youngest granddaughter, Kayla, back to Lexington on Saturday to meet up with her dad. Her two-week break went too fast. She was so quiet we hardly knew she was there. She used to be mouthy, talking all the time. We will miss her. Letha Dollarhyde had a birthday last […]

Jail inmate is charged

A Letcher County Jail inmate was charged with third-degree assault after she allegedly injured a deputy jailer. An arrest citation says Sabrina Brock, 19, of 354 Pert Creek Road, had inmate Bessie Smith by the throat when Deputy Jailers Joseph Pease and Lisa Pease answered Smith’s call for help and entered cell 104 at 1:05 p.m. on Oct. 18. The […]

Singer Taylor Swift learning to accept ‘a lot of trade-offs’

NASHVILLE, Tenn. On Taylor Swift’s new album, “Red,” there’s a song where the 22-year-old superstar sings about a fictional one: a famous singer who spends years under the glare of the spotlight, then ditches her uncomfortable fame for a life of solitude. It sounds like Swift might be mapping out her eventual exit plan on “The Lucky One,” which depicts […]