Hi-tech simulator helps students prepare for nursing aide careers

The Letcher County Area Technology Center has a new life-sized interactive human simulator to help students learn how to diagnose illnesses. “By having this new piece of equipment, we can expand the program,” said Vivian Back, instructor of the nurse aide and medical assisting programs at the Letcher County Area Technology Center. “He is so real life and he is […]

Take a name from Tree of Hope

The Tree of Hope has more names to distribute for those wishing to give gifts for children. For more information, call Tiffanie Brewer Combs at 606-335- 2976 or Alice at 606-335- 2931.

Arts and crafts meetings slated

Letcher County 4-H Arts and Craft meetings will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. on Dec. 11 and Dec. 18 at the Letcher County Extension Office, which is located at 478 Extension Drive off of the Whitesburg Bypass and Stone Ave. Arts and Craft Club is free and open to students ages 8 to 18. Call Vickie, 4-H assistant, […]


Christmas on the Hill planned for Dec. 13


Christmas on the Hill at the old Indian Bottom Church at the Frog Pond at Blackey will be at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 13. Ron Short and local performers will be there. Please bring finger food to share. You will be in for a treat. Everyone is welcome. For more information, you can call 606-632-3777 or 606- 633-2571. Rob […]

Dollar Store will sell beer

Whitesburg’s new Dollar General Store is expected to be the next retail outlet given a license to sell beer and malt-based drinks. Dollar General Partners placed a legal advertisement in this week’s edition of The Mountain Eagle stating its intention to apply for a malt beverage retail beer license no later than December 10, 2012 at its business located at […]

Salome’s Stars

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Make a start on that new workplace challenge. But get more information before you find yourself too deeply involved without knowing in which direction you should go. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) You might find things becoming tedious as your schedule slows down for the holidays. Use this time to get information about […]

Community Trust Bank honored as top SBA lender

Community Trust Bank, Inc., was recently honored with the Gold Lender Award by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) as Kentucky’s top SBA 7a lender in 2012. This is the fourth consecutive year the bank has received this award from the SBA. In federal fiscal year 2011- 2012, Community Trust Bank funded 62 SBA loans for more than $11.8 million. […]

Michelle Malone returning after release of 11th album

Acclaimed rock and blues musician Michelle Malone will be back in Whitesburg on Saturday, this time while touring to support her new album Day 2, Malone’s 11th studio effort. Malone’s concerts offer a mix of bottleneck slide guitar, blues harmonica, and trademark vocals that led a New York Times reviewer to label her recently as “the kind of singer and […]

To perform

Will Caudill & Route 7 will perform from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 8, at the Country Cabin II in Norton, Va. The facility is located across Alternate Rte. 58 from the original Country Cabin, 1½ mile west of Norton. Admission for adults is $5, and $1 for children 2 through 11 years old. For more information, call […]