Meanwhile, in West Virginia …

Morgan Paul’s evening last January 9 began as it usually does after a full day as director of Boone-Madison Public Library in West Virginia. First, she changed out of her work clothes. Then she made a little dinner. She doesn’t remember whether she used any tap water to do that. After that, Paul clicked onto her computer to check out […]

Hubert Caudill, 84, dies in Indiana

Funeral services for Hubert O. Caudill, 84, of Sunman, Ind., will be held today (January 22) in Batesville, Ind. Burial will be in the Little Memory Baptist Cemetery. Born in Jeremiah to the late Chloe and James Caudill, he died January 17 at Ripley Crossing in Milan, Ind. He was the father of the late Sandra Caudill, and a brother […]

Moments and Memories of WHS

This week’s column is from “The Last Black Kat” newspaper that was distributed during the 2005 all- class reunion held in Lexington. Several of the WHS graduates shared some of their fond school day memories with their classmates and some of these are being shared with our readers today. Eva Lou Everidge Davis, class of 1955 She lives in Cincinnati, […]

… Major changes are needed

After decades of suffering environmental torture at the hands of polluting industries, West Virginians might regard a chemical spill that poisoned the drinking water of 300,000 residents — and is still scaring folks after the dangers have presumably passed — as a last straw. But there never seems to be a last straw for them. Though some state legislators have […]

Learn signs of drug abuse

The abuse of addictive pharmaceutical drugs is on the rise, according to Narconon, and families are asked to learn the signs of drug abuse. For a free brochure on the signs of addiction for all types of drugs, call (800) 431-1754 or visit DrugAbuseSolution.com.

Services held for Michael Bentley

Michael Keith Bentley, 55, of McRoberts, died January 4 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital. A son of Don and Jean Bentley of Seco, he was the widower of Donna Bentley and a brother of the late Donna Ratliff. He was a certified heating, ventilation and air conditioning technician and worked for several large companies for which he traveled throughout the […]

Make the judges mine the coal

A Court of Appeals blames a coal miner who died of black lung for his lack of legal skills. If miners need to be lawyers, maybe it’s time to make judges work in the mines. I am shocked and disappointed at comments from the panel of judges in the decision handed down by the 4th District Court of Appeals in […]

The ‘Promise Zone’ and E.Ky.

You don’t need another person telling you the challenges facing eastern Kentucky. You’ve either read the stories, or, if you reside in the region, you witness them every day. Now is the time to focus on opportunity, assets and collaboration. That’s where we’ll begin as we lead and administer the recently announced federal Promise Zone, which is comprised of Bell, […]

Vets reunite for final time

I was at Travis Museum checking out the old planes that have been restored; some were near 100 years old. Fifteen World War II veterans from the 14th Air Service Group and 987th Signal Company, also known as the Flying Tigers, held their last reunion on Sept. 5, 2013, at the Travis Heritage Center. The 14th Air Service Group was […]

103 years ago this week:

Many were predicting fire that destroyed block

Page 3 of the January 19, 1911 edition of The Mountain Eagle carried the story of a fire that destroyed a block of buildings in downtown Whitesburg, including the post office and telephone office.