Our fear about child migrants

The numbers are small for a large country like this, but the alarm is big over the influx of Central American children coming over the southern border. People are merging this special case involving about 57,000 children with generalized anxiety about a broken immigration system that has resulted in an estimated 11 million illegal residents. At bottom are fears that […]

Car wash, yard sale

The Letcher County Central High School boys’ soccer team will have a car wash and yard sale beginning at 8 a.m. on August 2. The car wash and yard sale will take place in Long John Silver’s parking lot in Whitesburg.

‘App’ let’s mom see her sick baby

Christopher Keiderling was born July 1 and already has his own paparazzi. The Bowling Green baby is one of the first infants being viewed on The Medical Center’s NICVIEW, a camera system that streams videos from a camera mounted on the baby’s bed or incubator in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. The Medical Center is the first Kentucky hospital to […]

Centers join to form Fleming-Neon Center


Hemphill Community Center welcomes the newly named Fleming-Neon Senior Citizens Center. The Fleming-Neon Senior Center is made up of the former Colson Senior Program, the Boone Fork Senior Program, and the Hemphill Senior Program. We are very happy to have them utilize our facility at the Hemphill Community Center and hope it will quickly become home to each and every […]

The Way We Were

Clips from available Mountain Eagle pages since our founding in 1908

Thursday, August 2, 1934 Twenty-five men and women are in the Letcher County Jail this week, with the cost of keeping those who persist in breaking the law about 85 cents per person per day, or about $21 per day for all. The jailer’s claim for county and state is seldom less than $600 per month, which adds up to […]

Bluegrass festival at Roxana Aug. 2

The Mountain Shrine Bluegrass Festival will be held August 2 at Meade’s Farm in Roxana. Gates will open at noon and the show starts at 4 p.m. The event will include food, vendors, inflatables, and train rides for children. Performers will be The Bibbers at 4 p.m., Sunrise Ridge at 5 p.m., Blackpowder Express at 6 p.m., Mountain Melody at […]

Leaves already changing to fall colors

Southern Ohio

Howdy everyone! Once again I will say we are sure having fall weather with beautiful days and cooler evenings. As I walked through my yard there are several leaves that have turned golden and laying in the yard. By the time you read this column July will be just a memory. Happy birthday to my granddaughter Sarah Nottingham, who turned […]

Cornhole match

A cornhole tournament will be held at 2 p.m., Aug. 3, at the American Legion Post in Whitesburg. The match is sponsored by the Sons of the American Legion. For more information, call 634-1459 or 633-2834.

Health care jobs without extensive education grow

Not only is it possible to have a lucrative career in health care without a bachelor’s degree, jobs requiring less education are likely to grow in demand. Ron Crouch, director of research and statistics for the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet, compiled data specific to the future of health care for counties in the Barren River Area Development District […]

Services held for Raleigh Day

Raleigh Day Sr., 82, of Craft’s Colly, died July 21 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Healthcare Center. A son of the late Bertis and Viola Adams Day, he was the widower of Jessie Newman Day. He was also preceded in death by three brothers, Ralph Day, Billy Joe Day, and H.L. Day, and a sister, Dorothy Seals. Surviving are a son, […]