2016-06-01

HCTC holds graduation ceremony



In its graduation ceremony, Hazard Community and Technical College honored 515 students who received of 1,411 credentials. Associate in arts, associate in science, and associate in applied science degrees were awarded along with diplomas and certificates. Commencement was held May 7 at Perry County Central High School in the John C. Combs Arena. The Letcher County graduates are: Jacob Lee […]

Gabby’s fishing fever

Now’s the time for night fishing

The time is here for night fishing, especially crappie. At this time of year crappie can be fished for during the day or at night, but there is just something about night fishing that is just a whole different fishing experience. During the day, crappie move more and use their sense of sight to locate prey in shallow clearer water. […]

Rep. Combs reflects on past, looks to future




A little more than a decade ago, I made the biggest decision of my career when I put my name on the ballot for the Kentucky House of Representatives. Last fall, I made my secondbiggest professional decision when I decided not to run for re-election. There is a saying that your life consists of two dates and a dash, so […]

Services held for Corrine Caudill



Corrine Caudill, 83, of Indianapolis, Ind., died May 23 at the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington. She was a daughter of the late Earl and Alma Caudill Bryant. Surviving are a son, Kenneth Back of Indianapolis, Ind.; five daughters, Vonda Smith and husband Paul of Martinsville, Ind., and Mary Toon and husband Russel, Missy Romer, Sweila Bolinger and […]

WWES students portray famous Americans



West Whitesburg Elementary School fifth-grade students researched famous people in history and portrayed them during a living history museum held May 16 in the school library. Students in other grade levels walked through the exhibit and asked the historical figures questions about who they were and what they did that was significant. (Photos by Sharie Bailey)

Political Cartoon



Speak Your Piece



Call 633-7508 from 9 am Tuesday to 9 am Friday. E-m@il address 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 To a certain person: You won’t last forever at your new job. Sooner or later you will have to take a drug test. […]

Moments and Memories of WHS



1966 Song dedications: Paul Gibson to Sharon Terry, I’m Yours; James C. to Carolyn Buchanan, You Were on My Mind; Nina Morgan to Harold Fields, I Need You; Barbara K. to Larry M., If You Got a Heart; Patsy Branham to Larry H., Who’ll Be the Next in Line; Brenda Mc- Daniel to Bert Dykes, Save Your Heart For Me; […]

If you have any idea what’s making me sneeze, please let me know as soon as possible



On the last Monday of morning of May just after the sun came up and the dew had dried off the rose petals, I ventured out to the front porch, coffee in hand, plopped my carcass down onto our cherished Rufus Harrison platform swing and promptly began sneezing so hard that I feared my nose might leave my face. Points […]

Community Calendar



June 2 — Soup bean dinner, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Whitesburg Masonic Lodge. Cost is $5 for soup beans, cornbread, potatoes, kraut and wieners. Call 634-7593 to place order. . June 4 — Letcher County Central High School cheerleaders’ Dash for Disney 5K starting at 9 a.m. Registration at Whitesburg City Pool parking lot at 8 a.m. Pre-registration […]