Alleged sex offender among 14 accused in indictments

The Letcher County Grand Jury has indicted a Letcher County resident on three charges of sexual abuse of a minor. The grand jury charges Roger Derek Johnson, 30, of 8977 Hwy. 317, Deane, with two counts of masturbating in the presence of a person under 12 years of age, and one count of masturbating in the presence of a person […]

Salome’s Stars

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) There might still be some uncertainty about the decision you made. But a quick check of the facts should reassure you that you’re doing the right thing. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) The tidy Taurean needs to be a little more flexible about accepting some changes to those carefully made plans. You might […]

Work longer, protect memory

New research boosts the “use it or lose it” theory about brainpower and staying mentally sharp. People who delay retirement have less risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease or other types of dementia, a study of nearly half a million people in France found. It’s by far the largest study to look at this, and researchers say the conclusion makes sense. […]

Moments and Memories of WHS

1964 One of the many activities of the senior trip to Washington, D.C., was the opportunity to attend the Casino Royal Night Club, which was located at 14th and H streets in Washington, D.C. This smart restaurant/night club, featured delicious and appetizing Chinese and American foods. The seniors were entertained by John Gary, well known singer, recording artist, television host […]

Restaurant will have its own BBQ pit

Owners of a barbeque restaurant that will open soon in downtown Whitesburg pride themselves on homemade recipes and slow cooked meats. “Everything we are doing is made fresh daily,” said Charles Hall, one of three founders of Hillbillies BBQ LLC. “There is nothing coming off of a truck precooked or anything like that. Everything is cooked on a wood fire […]

Katydid is sign fall is on the way


Last week, while working on the carport at night, I saw and heard my first katydid of the season. I have forgotten what the old saying was about how many weeks until frost after you hear the first katydid, but it’s a sure sign fall is on its way. Also, the cooler nights make us think of an early fall, […]

10 early signs of dementia

Memory problems that are often dismissed as a normal part of aging may not be so harmless after all. Noticing you have had a decline beyond the occasional misplaced car keys or forgotten name could be the very earliest sign of Alzheimer’s, several research teams are reporting. Doctors often regard people who complain that their memory is slipping as “the […]

Blackey Festival adds new events

The Blackey Day Festival is shaping up to be a real special event. We are adding new events every year. Last year we opened our Blackey Day Festival on Friday afternoon, and it was such a success we decided to continue opening on Friday afternoons with music, food and fun from 4 to 8 p.m. Oct. 11. Our Saturday Blackey […]

History society to discuss 1927 deaths

Blair Branch

Hello all! I hope each and every one of you had a great week and are doing well. Wasn’t the weather on Sunday wonderful? We definitely picked the perfect day to have a gettogether with the family to celebrate our boys’ birthdays. Thanks to everyone who came over to have cake and ice cream with us. Josh and Callie Blair’s […]

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. PINE MT. ASSOCIATION — The Pine Mountain Association of Alumni & Friends will hold its annual homecoming at Pine Mountain Settlement […]