Route 7’s ‘Antique Alley’ grows

Five different antique stores scattered on a four-mile stretch of Route 7 are beginning to attract out-of-town collectors to the Isom area. Gwen’s Country Attic, Addie’s Treasures, All In One Basket, Foolish Pleasures and Delana’s Little Shoppe make up Route 7 Antique Alley. “I predict that in about two years it will be a big tourism draw,” said Peggy Caudill, […]

80 years ago this week …

… the front page of The Mountain Eagle carried news of a fire aboard the SS Morro Castle which on September 8, 1934 killed 135 of the 549 passengers and crew members who were en route on the U.S. luxury liner from New York City to Havana, Cuba. The fire began in a storage locker about 2:30 a.m. on September […]

To play Sept. 13

Bob Knight and the North Star Band will perform at the American Legion Post #152 of Whitesburg at Pine Mountain Junction from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 13. For more information, call (606) 633-2834

Heart palpitations and sleep apnea

DEAR DR. ROACH: I am 26 years old, 6 feet, 3 inches tall and weigh 290 pounds. About two years ago, I had chest pain and palpitations. I saw a cardiologist, who performed an echocardiogram. It showed mild LVH and mild pulmonary hypertension. I had multiple EKGs, and my doctor says I have a clean bill of health. Are any […]

Food, craft vendors sought

The 50th Kingdom Come Swappin’ Meetin’ will be held Friday and Saturday, Oct. 3-4 on the Cumberland campus of Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College and event coordinator Michael Corriston says applications are now being accepted for vendors to sell food items and crafts. The fee for “amateur” food booths is $ 90 per space for both days plus $35 […]

Organizers say conference will look at region’s future

A Saturday night square dance at Carcassonne, including dinner at Mike and Marcia Caudill’s 200-year-old house, is among the events for the Appalachia’s Bright Future weekend sponsored by Kentuckians For The Commonwealth. Organizers describe the weekend as “a transition adventure, a multi-day tour and celebration that will give participants the opportunity to meet and learn directly from people and communities […]

The Way We Were

Clips from available Mountain Eagle pages since our founding in 1908

Thursday, September 13, 1934 All assets of the Apex Coal Company near Thornton will be sold at auction October 1 to satisfy debts the company owes to South East Coal Company. The assets consist of five parcels of property situated on the North Fork of the Kentucky River, just above the mouth of Thornton Creek. The first parcel consists of […]

Cornhole match

A cornhole tournament will be held at 2 p.m., Sept. 14, 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.

Testing and Diabetes Control

Keeping blood glucose at near-normal levels helps people with diabetes avoid long-term complications, which can affect the eyes, nerves and kidneys. Testing blood glucose lets you see how well your medications, eating plan and exercise routine are working to achieve this goal. Self-Monitoring Self-monitoring using a blood glucose monitor should be performed each day, at scheduled times determined by your […]

Flora Amburgey dies at 97

Flora Amburgey, 97, died September 1 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital. A daughter of the late Troy and Dora Thomas, she was the widow of Willard Polly, and later married Kelly Amburgey, who also preceded her in death. She was the mother of the late Carl Amburgey and Wilma Lucas, and was preceded in death by five sisters, Bertha, Lola, […]