Governor names Jimmy Craft new circuit judge here

Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin has appointed Whitesburg Attorney James W. “Jimmy” Craft II to fill the unexpired term of Letcher Circuit Judge Sam Wright. “I am pleased to appoint Mr. Craft as Circuit Judge for the 47th Judicial Circuit,” said Bevin. “His experience in serving his fellow citizens is exemplary and demonstrates the type of commitment needed to succeed in […]


RECAPS JULY 4 – 8 THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL — Liam’s unexpected discovery completely changed his view of his father, marriage and his stance on a desired future with Steffy. Wyatt and Steffy planned for a family Fourth of July party that does not include one particular member: Quinn. Unaware of her intentional exclusion from the festivities, Quinn planned […]

Getting OD antidote with pills may cut visits to ER

WASHINGTON Overdoses don’t happen just to heroin addicts — patients who legally use strong painkillers called opioids are at risk in the nation’s epidemic, too. A new study says when patients were prescribed an overdose antidote along with those medications, they made fewer painkiller-related visits to the emergency room. Hospitals and first responders have long used the antidote naloxone to […]

Break in weather lets the show go on

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 Here we go playing this stupid game here at the traffic light near the old Whitesburg High School. Traffic is stopped both ways […]

Cowgirls on the mini-farm

“We need a mini-farm,” my wife said, “where can we spread out and do more things. So we bought one. It had 13 acres. There were three with 135 large trees around the house, 10 acres of open field, an apple orchard and a four-bedroom house out in the country. My 15-year-old stepdaughter said that since she was born in […]

Man’s death was natural, coroner says

An Eolia man died of natural causes inside a convenience store bathroom early Sunday morning, said Letcher County Coroner Perry Fowler. Homer T. Sharp was pronounced dead at 5:45 a.m. on July 3 at the Ermine Double Kwik. Sharp, who was in his early 30s, suffered from a health condition that results in death for most victims before they are […]

Senior Fellowship was a great success

Check out our Facebook page for announcements and pictures posted after each event, www.facebook.com/ pages/ Hemphill- Community-Center. The Senior Fellowship was a great success the last week of June. The monthly potluck held on the fourth Tuesday of each month was great fun, with great company and great food. Friday Nite Pickin’ was great with Will Caudill and Rt. 7. […]

Moments and Memories of WHS

Class of ‘46 Trip to D.C. The graduating class of 1946 at Whitesburg High School took a senior trip to Washington, D.C. and their teacher, W.L. Stallard, wrote this description of their trip when they returned. It appeared in The Mountain Eagle and is reprinted here. On Thursday, April 25, 1946 the Senior Class of Whitesburg High School accompanied by […]

Dr. Sizemore dies at home

A longtime Whitesburg optometrist died July 1 at his residence in Isom. Dr. William Dwayne Sizemore died of a blood clot, said Letcher County Coroner Perry Fowler. Born in Hazard, he was a son of the late Walter Raleigh and Hallie Davidson Sizemore. Funeral services for Sizemore were held Monday at First Baptist Church in Whitesburg. Burial followed in the […]