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Donnie Wright buried at Seco

Funeral services for Donnie Ray Wright, 73, were held June 20 at The Light House in Whitesburg. Burial was in the family cemetery at Seco. A son of the late Elijah and Tishie Quillen Wright, he died June 17. He was the father of the late Elijah Joseph Wright and Tisha Mary Wright, and a brother of the late Arlin […]

Services held for Wesley Dixon

Seven-year-old Wesley Emory Dixon, son of John and Jennifer Caudill Dixon, died June 27 at the Greg and Noreen Wells Hospice Care Center in Hazard. Funeral services were held June 30 at Letcher Funeral Home. Burial was in the Solomon H. Whitaker Cemetery at Carcassonne. He was preceded in death by paternal grandparents, Paschal and Louise Dixon, and a great-grandmother, […]

Vegetarian Diets and Diabetes

Is a vegetarian diet good for people with diabetes? Since vegetarian diets generally contain less fat (including saturated fat) and cholesterol, and include more dietary fiber, they certainly have some advantages over non-vegetarian diets. A vegetarian diet can: • Reduce the risk of cardiovascular complications associated with diabetes • Contribute to weight loss, which can improve type 2 diabetes in […]

Millions are spent on ‘war,’ but miners aren’t beneficiaries


Thanks to Lexington Herald-Leader reporters John Cheves and Bill Estep, we have learned of a huge spending blitz by “pro” and “anti” forces in the continuing “war” between the coal industry and environmentalists. For instance, while the pro-mountaintop mining organization Coal Mining Our Future was spending $1.1 million during a recent three-year period to further its cause, the environmental behemoth […]

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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 Well I just got my Mountain Eagle, and what a good one it is. I just read about the death penalty verdict the jury gave […]


Moments and Memories of WHS

1941 Whitesburg High graduate (Class of ’41), former faculty member dies <b>Mary Glenn Jenkins Passmore, widow of John Edwin Passmore, a pharmacist, died on Monday, April 29, 2013, in Salem, Va. She was preceded in death by her parents, Arch C. Jenkins and Minnie Thompson Jenkins, of Whitesburg; sister, Genevieve Jenkins Farley; and in-laws, Dr. Charles Granford Passmore (pharmacist, Kentucky […]

The original reformer

Let’s praise a struggling conservative reform movement seeking to disentangle the right’s cause from extremism and to make its ideas more compelling to a younger and broader swath of Americans. It’s a movement of diverse strands and competing motives. Some conservatives are looking for a much larger dose of reform than others. The change-as-little-as-possible wing would keep the same old […]

Irene Jent staying with her daughter


Seems I’ve been too busy to write lately. I guess we all get busy this time of year. A few of our neighbors who recently spent time in the hospital are Wendell Calhoun, Ina Campbell, and more recently, Geraldine Ison. Danny ‘Hoot’ Campbell and his brother, Donnie Reed, came in to visit their mother, Ina, when she was in the […]