2015-07-29

LCC archers impress



The Letcher County Central High School archery team finished in 15th place overall at the National Archery in the Schools Program World Tournament in Tennessee. “We shot a lot better score this year,” said Mike Sexton, LCCHS head archery coach. “The competition is getting a lot tougher. We didn’t end up as high on the leader board.” Lakelyn Cole, an […]

Mountain Heritage Baby Pageant to be held Monday, September 14



The Letcher County Mountain Heritage Baby Pageant sponsored by the Mountain Heritage Festival Committee will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, September 14 at the Letcher County Central High School auditorium. All contestants must be residents of Letcher County. Applications must be accompanied by a $25 entry fee and must be received by Monday, August 31. For additional information, […]

Gospel singing planned



There will be an old time gospel singing on Sunday, Aug. 16, from 6 – 8 p.m., at the outside music stage in front of the Senior Citizens Center at Blackey. Admission is free, and those attending should bring their own chairs. Refreshments will be served, and in case of rain, it will be moved inside. For more information, call […]

The Mountain Eagle gets around



Because of the stories I write for The Mountain Eagle newspaper, I’ve got kinfolks coming out of the woodworks. I’ve got cousins I did not know I had. When I talk about my Vanover, Fleming, Short and Brummitt genealogy, I get letters and calls from all over the Untied States, and from one cousin from Canada that I did not […]

McRoberts girl, 12, ranked 8th-best in U.S. after her first year in the sport



A 12-year-old McRoberts girl recently placed twelfth in a world archery tournament in Nashville. Abigail Howard, a first-year archer for Martha Jane Potter Elementary School, is the only Letcher County grade school archer to qualify for the National Archery in the Schools Program World Tournament in Nashville, which was held June 23 and June 24. Abigail, pictured here with her […]

Mrs. Wright, 85, dies in Virginia



Audrey Orbena “Beanie” Wright, 85, died in Suffolk, Virginia on July 17, A daughter of the late John and Alka Mae Wright, she was born on Beefhide Creek. She is survived by two daughters, Debbie Ahluwalia and husband Virinder of Morgan Hill, California, and Tammy Scudder and husband Charles of Suffolk, Virginia; two granddaughters and three grandsons; a great-granddaughter; two […]

Bobbie Sizemore succumbs at 76



Bobbie Sizemore, 76, of Garrett, died July 26 at the Golden Years Nursing Home in Monticello. A daughter of the late Winford and Mertie Maggard Adams, she was the widow of Kenneth Sizemore. She was also preceded in death by a son, Kenny Lee Sizemore; a daughter, Linda Green; two brothers, James Adams and William Adams; and a grandchild, Gracie […]

All this idling is bad for wallets, and bad for the environment



Dear Car Talk: I write today to ask that you clarify the role of idling when it comes to gasoline cars, diesel pickups and large, over-the-road commercial vehicles. All the time, I see people sitting in their vehicles on a perfectly beautiful day, reading their mail at the post office, with their engines running, windows down or not. I see […]

‘Silly season’ doesn’t exist at Hendrick Motorsports



The calendar is just about to turn over to August and if you have been a fan of the sport for any length of time then you know that August is the “unofficial” beginning of the sport’s Silly Season. Now the Silly Season consists of all of the rumors that are circulating around the Cup garage about changes that may […]

Salome’s Stars



ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Avoid adding to the tension around you. Even a well-meant reaction against something you perceive as unfair could be misunderstood. Let things calm down, and then talk about it. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) It’s a good time for romance for unattached Bovines, and a good time for reinforcing the bonds between partners. […]