Molasses stir-off is early this year


What a chilly couple of evenings we had this past weekend. Long pants and sweatshirts time of year. I think it’s supposed to warm back up later this week, at least I hope so. We’ve been working in Dad’s (Don Pridemore’s) cane patch, getting it all stripped, topped, cut down and hauled to the cane mill at Blair Branch. Saturday […]

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. DAY — The George “Poppy” Day family reunion will be held Saturday, Oct. 18, at the Kingscreek Fire Department. Dinner will […]

Rock guitarist set to play here in November

Richie Kotzen, whose guitar prowess has landed him on the cover of Guitar World magazine, will perform at Summit City in Whitesburg on Wednesday, November 12. Tickets, $35 are on sale now but going fast. Kotzen’s latest album, The Essential Richie Kotzen, includes work from his 18 solo albums. Kotzen, who says he was influenced by both his mother’s album […]

American West featured in art lecture at Wise, Va.

An art lecture by Jeffrey Allison of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts will feature art and photography of the American West. Pro-Art Association and the University of Virginia’s College at Wise present and sponsor the lecture, part of the University of Virginia’s College at Wise Cultural Arts Series. It will be held Thursday, Oct. 9, at 7 p.m. in […]

Wise County Fling set

The Wise County (Va.) Fall Fling will be held Oct. 11 and 12. The event will include Appalachian arts and crafts, vendors, demonstrators, a chili cook-off, a5K race, and a Kids Korner. The Fall Fling will take place on Main Street in Wise, Va., and will feature traditional mountain music, country, bluegrass, gospel, as well as pipes and drums. For […]

Speak Your Piece

I am Joe Brown and I have not dropped out of the mayor’s race at Fleming- Neon. I am still in the race and my health is okay. I have nothing bad to say about anyone concerning the race. Thank you and God bless. It’s getting close to election day again. Voting is one of our remaining rights in this […]

What you should know about virus hitting kids

NEW YORK A wave of severe respiratory illnesses has swept the country, including parts of Kentucky, in the last two months, propelled by what was long considered an uncommon germ. The enterovirus 68 has caused serious breathing problems in many children, and now is being eyed as possible factor in at least four deaths, and muscle weakness and paralysis in […]

Franklin Fleming dies at 69

Franklin McKinley Fleming, 69, died October 1. Born in Burdine to the late Ralph Fred Fleming and the late Naomi Fleming Townsend, he was a brother of the late Ken Fleming. He was a former veterans representative for the State of Kentucky and a member of Church of God of Prophecy. He was a Sergeant First Class in the U.S. […]

Bible trivia

1. Is the book of Song of Solomon in the Old or New Testament or neither? 2. Whom did Zachariah not believe on telling him his wife would conceive? Jesus, Luke, Gabriel, Mark 3. From Numbers 27, who became Moses’ successor as leader of Israel? Aaron, Abraham, Elisha, Joshua 4. How many times is the phrase “holy ground” mentioned in […]

Services held for Bernice Caudill

Bernice Blair Caudill, 71, of Letcher died September 30 at the Hospice Care Center in Lexington. She was a daughter of the late Brady and Stella Elam Blair, and the widow of Charles Caudill and a sister of the late Bernard Blair and Faye Polk. Surviving are two daughters, Charlotte Caudill of Nicholasville, and Jeanette Johnson of Morehead; a brother, […]