Scammers calling here

A Premium woman became suspicious of a telephone call she received Sunday when the caller demanded that she wire $20,000 to the Dominican Republic. The caller, who identified himself as Agent John Mc- Clenzy with the Maryland Drug Enforcement Agency, told the woman she had missed a court date and was to send $20,000 by Western Union to Louis Ramon […]

Dorthy Miles having health problems


Hello everyone, hope things are going good for all of you. I think all my family are all back from their vacations and settling back into the real world. I never left, so I’m still here. I was invited to go, but I’d rather be at home. My cousin Dorthy Miles is having some health problems and needs prayer. I […]

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. ADAMS/THOMPSON/ BLAIR — A reunion of the Adams, Thompson and Blair families will be held August 2 and 3 at the […]

Been gallivanting all over Letcher County

Southern Ohio

Hello once again. Did you have a good and happy Independence Day, better known as Fourth of July? I hope everyone is safe from the flashfloods that have been popping up all over the place. Several basements in this area have been flooded. Thursday morning I left my house at five in the morning. This wasn’t a preplanned trip to […]

Eli Brown enjoys his ‘big sandbox’


The Hop Gibson clan met at the Cowan Community Center for their annual reunion. A large crowd gathered from several states and everyone had a good time. We were happy to see some there for the first time, and some for the first time in a long time. We had the usual good visiting, feasting, silent auction and wheel of […]

Celebration of mountain heritage, culture planned

Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College will sponsor a festival of mountain heritage and culture on Saturday, July 20, from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. in the Edsel Godbey Appalachian Center on the Cumberland campus. The celebration will include traditional mountain foods, mountain music, heritage demonstrations, arts and crafts sales by area artisans, workshops, a farmers market, gardening demonstrations, storytelling […]

Blackey Senior Citizens’ open house draws crowd

Blackey Senior Citizens/ Blackey Community Center would like to thank everyone who came out Saturday, June 29, to our open house. We had a real good crowd and everyone seemed to enjoy themselves. We want to thank Summit Engineering for its generous donation for the food; Judge Jim Ward; State Representative Leslie Combs; Magistrate Keith Adams; D.J. Frazier for all […]

Virginia Brown wins award

Virginia Gibson Brown, youngest sister of Letcher County’s “The Gibson Girls”, received an award from the National Society of Daughters of the American Revolution. The award is in recognition of her efforts to promote historical preservation through her gift of embroidery and quilting. In April, Pine Mountain Chapter of the DAR entered a quilt designed and crafted entirely by Mrs. […]

Caudill family reunion

The Martha and Silas Caudill Reunion was held at Lake Cumberland State Resort Park June 28-30 with 60 plus family members attending from eight states. Jim and Linda Whitaker, Ida Sellers, and Kim Haas, the reunion hosts, had everything ready by Friday for a weekend of fellowship, food, fun and games. Friday evening, family members gathered in the lodge dining […]

LCCHS senior pictures scheduled

Letcher County Central High School seniors will have senior pictures taken July 22 to 24 by Jack Tester of Best Portraits. All seniors are asked to have their picture taken for Infinite Campus, yearbook purposes and so there will be a picture for the newspapers during graduation. The schedule is: Monday, July 22, 8:30 to 11 a.m., seniors last name […]