2015-04-01

The Way We Were



Clips from available Mountain Eagle pages since our founding in 1908 Thursday, April 2, 1925 Between Saturday night and Monday morning, Whitesburg policeman Paul Collier arrested 13 men and boys for various offenses, mostly liquor. . The Star Transportation Company’s prices are: Whitesburg to Jenkins (or the reverse), $1.50; Fleming to Whitesburg, $1.00; Jenkins to Fleming; 50 cents. . Colonel […]

Clerk’s office closed for Easter



The Letcher County Clerk’s office will close at 12 p.m., April 3, and will be closed April 4 in observance of the Easter holiday.

Teen gives 75 dresses to students for proms



A Jeremiah teenager gave 75 semi-formal and formal dresses to girls her age who can’t afford to buy a dress to wear to prom or other special occasions. Courtney Jackson, with the help of her mother Daisy Jackson, organized a dress giveaway event that was held at the Blackey Community Center on March 28. “I was so excited to be […]

Roadside cleanup



The community roadside cleanup day will begin at 10 a.m., April 18. Volunteers will meet at the flagpole in front of Laurel House on the campus of Pine Mountain Settlement School. The cleanup will take place on Hwy. 221 from the intersection of Hwy. 510 to the Big Laurel community. Gloves and trash bags will be provided. For more information, […]

Group to play at Hemphill



Benny Jones & CMT Country will play at Country Cabin II in Norton, Va., on Saturday, April 4. The show will take place from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Admission is $5 for adults and $1 for children 2 to 11 years old.

Library of Congress acquires rare trove of Civil War images



WASHINGTON A Houston housewife who has quietly collected rare Civil War images for 50 years has sold more than 500 early photographs to the Library of Congress. The library announced the acquisition this week and is placing the first 77 images online. On March 27, 87-year-old Robin Stanford delivered the historic stereograph images from her collection to the library. Some […]

Easter egg hunt planned April 4



An Easter egg hunt will take place from 10 a.m. to noon, April 4, at the Whitesburg walking track. The hunt is hosted by Forgiven Ministries Church and children of all ages are welcome. For more information, call Pastor Ralph Hall at 821-5763.

Burn laws take effect



The Division of Forestry is reminding Kentuckians that it is spring forest fire hazard season. Since March 16, the division has battled more than 98 forest fires, damaging more than 1,320 acres. This week’s weather forecast is cause for concern. “The forecast for warmer, dryer weather this week has the division concerned about the potential for an additional increase in […]

Easter egg hunt is set



Pine Mountain Settlement School will host an Easter egg hunt at 1 p.m. in the library on Saturday, April 4. For more information or to donate eggs, call Judy Lewis at (606) 558-3586 or (606) 558-3571.

The cause must be found for disappearing brakes



Dear Car Talk: I’m 72, and I have a 2007 Ford Focus. At unpredictable intervals, my brake pedal goes all the way to the floor. This happens in wet weather every few months. It happened again last night. I had driven for about five or six minutes, and the pedal went all the way to the floor. My car just […]