2016-05-18

Letcher Manor hosts cookout for residents



Hello again. As I write this I am sitting at the patio table, enjoying the sunshine. It almost scared me this morning when I saw it, I’m so used to the gloomy, rainy mornings. Seriously, it is beautiful and makes the flowers and bushes just pop at you. Can there be any place on Earth as pretty as our own […]

Gigging workers



Pouty, whiney, spoiled-bratism is not nice coming from a fouryear old — but it’s grotesque when it comes from billion-dollar corporate elites like Uber and Lyft. The two internet-based ridehiring brats call themselves “ridesharing” companies, but that’s a deceit, for they don’t share anything — their business model relies on folks needing a ride to hire a driver through the […]

Lynn Clements dies at 70



Lynn Schuster Clements, 70, died April 11 in Savannah, Ga. She was a University of Kentucky Fellow, as were her three sons, and a Henry Stites Barker Fellow. Mrs. Clements was a member of the UK Women and Philanthropy, a lifetime member and volunteer of both national and local chapters of the UK Alumni Association, the Keeneland Pickers Band, UK […]

Rites held for Norma Huff



Funeral services for Norma Jean McHone Huff, 85, of Neon, were held May 4 in Neon. Born in Millstone to the late Claude Lee and Mammie Cowan McHone, she died April 30 at Lake Cumberland Medical Center in Somerset. The widow of Clyde Huff, Jr., she was the mother of the late Jimmy Donald Huff, and a sister of the […]

My childhood friend



After reading all the classified reports coming in from the Pentagon that the base at Sampson, N.Y. would close, I knew I had to get out of that place before the rush. With the location and the weather, the Pentagon was unhappy it opened the base in December, 1950, to train airmen for the Korean War. I asked for and […]

The Way We Were



Clips from available Mountain Eagle pages since our founding in 1907 Thursday, May 20, 1926 A mistrial has been declared in the “possessing whiskey” case against Letcher County Jailer Fess Whitaker. “Mr. Whitaker made the fight of his life to beat the case,” The Mountain Eagle reports. “He did not deny possessing the whiskey, but pled that at the time […]

Services planned for Kathy Dudoit



Kathy Strunk Dudoit, 60, died April 27 at her home in Honolulu, Hawaii. Born in Fleming-Neon to the late Jessie C. and Jack Strunk, she was the widow of Alan Dodoit and was a U.S. Navy veteran. Mrs. Dudiot was a very kind person and would do anything for someone in need. Any little animal in need of a home […]

Robert Spangler buried at Ermine



Robert Mitchell Spangler, 63, died May 11 at his home at Thornton. A son of the late George and Hazel Kincer Spangler, he was a brother of the late James Nelson Spangler. Surviving are his companion, Audrey Lucas; a son, Robert Lee Spangler of Midway; a daughter, Shileena Spangler of Newport, Tenn.; three brothers, George Spangler Jr. of Mt. View, […]

Artisan Center recommended for grants



National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Chairman Jane Chu announced The Appalachian Artisan Center (AAC) in Hindman as one of the recommended organizations for an award of $50,000 through the NEA’s Our Town Program to establish blacksmithing as an anchor to the emerging creative economy in eastern Kentucky. The Our Town grant program supports creative place making projects that help […]

Salome’s Stars



ARIES (March 21 to April19) Although you would preferto move forward at a steadypace, it might be a good idea tostop and reassess your plans.You could find a good reasonto make a change at this time.TAURUS (April 20 to May20) Just when you thoughtyou had everything plannedto the smallest detail, you getsome news that could unsettlethings. But a timely explanation […]