Blues-rock band from Texas will perform two shows here

Amber Farris was inspired to become a guitar player and singer as a youngster after seeing Kentucky native Wynonna Judd perform at the Texas State Fair. A few years later, it was watching another Kentucky native in concert — Jim James of My Morning Jacket — that persuaded her to try singing in a more forceful style. Today, Farris has […]

Caudills to mark 68th anniversary


Last week, funeral services were held at Blair Branch Church for Marie Banks Caudill and, despite the deep snow, many family and friends were able to make it out to the night visitation and final service the next day. Love and prayers go out to Regina and Doug and their family and Lowell and Tina and family. The funeral for […]


Maggie Little turned five years old on January 22. She celebrated her birthday with a party at the Letcher County Recreation Center. She is the daughter of Phillip and Beth Little of Little Cowan. Her grandparents are Charlie and Glennis Little of Little Cowan, and Jan and Francis Sexton of Eolia. She is the great-granddaughter of Betty Terry of Eolia.

House OK’s $3.3 billion loan for teachers’ pension fund

The Kentucky House of Representatives has approved the largest loan in state history to help rescue the troubled teacher’s retirement system. The Kentucky Teachers’ Retirement System pays $ 144 million in benefits every month but only has a little more than half the money it needs to continue making those payments. House lawmakers approved a $3.3 billion loan earlier this […]

Coming events

This guide is published by The Mountain Eagle as a public service to help keep readers informed about entertainment events within driving distance of Letcher County. All dates are subject to change. Always check with the venues listed before traveling long distances. LETCHER COUNTY ROCK, POP, BLUES, RAP, CHRISTIAN, JAZZ SOMEBODY’S DARLING (blues-based rock band from Dallas, Texas); Fri., Feb. […]

Services held for Fred Davis

Fred Thomas Davis, 87, died February 14 at Pikeville Medical Center. A son of the late A.C. and Grace Davis, he was born in Coeburn, Va. He was the widower of Anna Taylor Davis and was also preceded in death by three sisters, two brothers and a granddaughter. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II veteran and […]

Weather cancels luncheon

Kentucky Laureate RHO Sorority met January 5 at the lovely home of Cheryl Hill. Hostesses Earlene Williams, Sally Caudill and Sandy Banks served a delicious beef stew, sandwich and dessert to the following, Vernell Mullins, Jo Champion, Ann Bradley, Shannon Mullins, Ann Estep, Ellen Compton, Mahala Frazier, Liz Lee, Ann Hall, Patty Nantz, Ann Reynolds and Jolinda Wright. Jolinda Wright, […]

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Call 633-7508 from 9 am Tuesday to 9 am Friday. In addition to the telephone and the U.S. Mail, The Mountain Eagle accepts comments to Speak Your Piece by electronic mail. Our address is: mtneagle@bellsouth.net After downloading and doing a quick review of the Bureau of Prisons’ Environmental Impact Statement report it’s clear there are areas that need further review […]

An Allmans’ embarrassment

1. What was the original title of “I Saw Her Standing There”? 2. Who wrote “Alfie,” and why? 3. Which group released “Straight from the Heart”? 4. What is “Big Yellow Taxi” about? 5. Name the song that contains this lyric: “Just tonight I stood before the tavern, Nothing seemed the way it used to be, In the glass I […]

Rites held for Barbara Mullins

Funeral services for Barbara “Bobbie Lou” Mullins, 80, were held February 24 in Whitesburg. Burial was in Green Acres Cemetery in Ermine. A daughter of the late Luther and Golda Stephens Johnson, she died February 21 at the Greg and Noreen Wells Hospice Center in Hazard. She was also preceded in death by a granddaughter; a sister, Carol Ann Johnson […]