The Way We Were

Clips from available Mountain Eagle pages since our founding in 1908 Thursday, March 19, 1925 Fire early this morning destroyed the powerhouse and tipple at Elkhorn Collieries Company at Thornton. The cause of the fire, which broke out about 3 a.m., is not known. The mines will be closed for between 30 and 60 days. . Letcher County voters will […]

Live bluegrass music planned at Hemphill

Fleming-Neon Senior Citizens Center News: March 17: St. Patrick’s Day, wear green. Bingo, lunch. March 20: The first day of spring. Yay!!! March 26: Potluck chicken luncheon. Regular Bingo, Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. Exercise Bingo, Fridays. Playing Rook daily. The Fleming-Neon Senior Center is open from 8 a.m –2 p.m. on weekdays. Lunch is served from 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. For […]

Easter programs are planned

The Whitesburg First Baptist Church choir and drama team will present “When I Survey the Wondrous Cross” at 7 p.m. on Saturday, March 28, and Sunday, March 29. The children’s choir will be present “Happy Day” in the morning worship service at 11 a.m. on March 29, which is Palm Sunday. On Easter Sunday morning, the church will have a […]

Many places have high waters

Happy spring to everyone! How’s everyone doing? We had a few beautiful sunny days, then came the rain after most of the snow has melted. Now there’s flooding through the Ohio Valley and every low-lying area, not just Ohio it seems, lots of places. I live close to a river, but thank God I’ve only had one serious scare several […]

When color television came to Letcher County

Sixty years ago this week — on March 17, 1955 — most Letcher Countians got their first look at a color television set when RCA Victor provided local dealer Salyer Radio Company of Whitesburg with one of only 20 color sets that were made available nationwide in hopes of getting the public acquainted the concept, which was very controversial at […]

Colon Cancer Awareness Month

Colon Cancer Awareness Month will be marked from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., March 26, at the Letcher County Recreation Center. The event, sponsored by the Kentucky Colon Cancer Screening Program, Kentucky Cancer Program and the Letcher County Health Department, will include a walk-through colon exhibit, free health screenings, wellness information, refreshments and door prizes.

County supports drug court plan

The Letcher Fiscal Court voted unanimously this week to approve a resolution supporting the expansion of Letcher County Drug Court. The resolution supporting the funding needed for the expansion was read by Letcher County Attorney Jamie Hatton, who said the county’s drug court is one of the most successful in the state with 51 participants who have completed a two-year […]

Students should learn about credit scores

Students should be familiar with credit scores, according to the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA). Your credit score is a three-digit number that has a long-lasting effect on your buying power. When you apply for credit, your credit score will be checked. The higher your credit score, the better the chances you will be approved. Although there are several […]

1961 prediction held true

Those attending the Home Furnishings Market in Chicago in June 1961 were told that TV viewers of the 1970s would see their programs on sets quite different from then, if designs that were being worked out were developed. A thin TV screen like the one is this photo is a feature of this design model. Another feature predcicted in 1961 […]

Caudill family reunion planned

The Caudill family reunion will begin at 11 a.m., May 25, at the Belvue Fire Barn in Belvue, Ks. It is hosted by Edward “Dude” and Brad Caudill, sons of Arnold Caudill of UZ. Those attending should respond by May 1 to Edward “Dude” Caudill at (785) 437-2453 or Brad Caudill at (785) 456-2911.