Thanks are planned for Wings crew

It doesn’t seem possible, but it has been 10 years since we worked to get the medical helicopter to move into Letcher County. First Lifenet came, which later moved to Hazard Airport. Then we were blessed to build the helipad and hanger at the Jenkins Industrial Park at Jenkins. Wings medical helicopter crew moved in here, and I thank God […]


RECAPS – 5/20-5/24

ALL MY CHILDREN — Miranda gave AJ some unsolicited advice. She told him to figure out a way to make peace with his father. JR had holes in his memory and put Dixie on the spot when he asked about Marissa. He asked her if Marissa was still upset with him, and Dixie couldn’t bring herself to tell him that […]

101-year-old school will be senior housing

A 101-year-old school building located in downtown Jenkins is undergoing major renovations and will be converted into apartments for senior citizens, a senior citizens center and a television studio. Lexington- based AU Associates entered into a 50-year lease agreement in February with Letcher Fiscal Court to preserve and use the old Jenkins High School, located on Main Street. Construction costs […]

Jenkins used the jockstrap joke on us

Some of our 1944 Burdine basketball team members walked miles from their farms in the hollows to Burdine School. Our basketball court was dirt, and to play on it you had to watch out for the rocks and ruts after we had a hard rain. We never had anyone to coach us and tell us how to play the game. […]


Oma Hatton enjoys visit with sons


Hello everyone, hope you are all doing well. I have had a great week! My son, Astor ‘Red’ took me home with him to Georgetown, and I sure had a good time with him and his wife, Rosemary. They sure treat you good. I may just go back sometime. Just joking. I know I will. My son Rob and Gaby […]

Coal operator says he will open 7 new mines in Pike

A longtime coal operator plans to open seven mines in Pike County in a venture expected to create more than 250 jobs in a region where several thousand mining jobs have disappeared in recent years. Billy C. Smith said most of the coal extracted by his High Ridge Mining operation will be shipped to China to help fuel its economy. […]

Now here’s a tip

• If you keep aloe around for soothing your skin after too much time in the sun, take this tip from J.C. in Florida: Keep the aloe in your fridge; it keeps it cool, and it feels even more refreshing. • Want to eat more fruits and vegetables? Keep precut fruit and easy veggie dippers like carrots, bell pepper strips […]

Reunions • Reunions

To list reunions in The Mountain Eagle’s weekly reunion column, send information in writing to Reunions, The Mountain Eagle, P.O. Box 808, Whitesburg, Ky. 41858. Information must be received by Friday to be included in the following week’s issue. WRIGHT — The Alexander Wright reunion will be held June 1 at the first shelter at Fishpond Lake. Those attending should […]

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