Speak Your Piece

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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 This is to the woman who works at the unemployment office: I know you can do better than the guy you’ve got who has a […]

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Points East

If we could have placed a custom order for weather on Saturday, June 1, it could not possibly have been more perfect for walking and plain-old, laid-back enjoyment than what the good Lord provided. Oh, I’m sure that a lot of people, yours truly included, had spent some time in prayer that the weather would, at least, be tolerable, for […]

Happy Birthday, Mom and Dad

June 19, 1931

The Way We Were

Clips from available Mountain Eagle pages since our founding in 1908

June 17, 1943 Judge Z. Wells of Paintsville has been appointed special judge for the recount of ballots in the recent local option election. Information reaching The Eagle as press time approaches is that the “drys” have gained five votes, meaning that the margin of voters who voted to outlaw alcohol sales in Letcher County has grown to 39. In […]

10 don’t-miss TV shows for summer

No matter how fine the weather may be, you just can’t stay outdoors all summer. Who could handle all that sun block and fresh air? So it’s good news indeed that the networks continue to crank out new shows amid the usual warmweather reruns, in stark contrast to years gone by when TV took the sort of leisurely summer holiday […]

Jeffery Stines dies at 55

Jeffery Keith Stines, 55, of McRoberts, died June 9 at Greg and Noreen Wells Hospice Care Center in Hazard. A son of Lena Johnson Stines of McRoberts and the late Cecil Stines, he was a brother of the late Carl Cecil Stines, Jerry E. Stines, Danny Wayne Stines, Bennett Lee Stines, Joyce Faye Stines and Patsy M. Stines. He was […]