Struttin’ Time:

A world seemingly gone crazy

Have you ever had a complete change of heart and mind over something you were going to do or say? This is one of those times. I sat down to write about trying to take a fishing trip with my friends, Dan and Nina Carte, owners of the DD Ranch in McArthur, Ohio. We have been friends for many years […]

Cousins are still best friends

Hi to all and much love. Hope all of my readers are doing well. I’m still not too well from all the problems I’ve had this whole year. My thyroid was a little on the high side, so the doctor gave me a lower does of medicine, and my vitamin B12 is low. It may be causing me to feel […]

Hattie Taylor dies in Georgia

Hattie Taylor, 92, died July 10 in Warner Robins, Ga. Born in Roxana to the late Lloyd and Nora Calihan, she was the widow of Robert B. Taylor and the mother of the late Roy D. Taylor. Mrs. Taylor was graduated from Whitesburg High School, and was an accomplished poet. She was a member of the Society of American Poets, […]

Chase clock is still ticking

Saturday’s race at Kentucky Speedway was the halfway point on the Sprint Cup schedule that now leaves only eight races left in the regular season before the Chase field of 16 drivers will be set with the opportunity to run for the title. Brad Keselowski’s win at Kentucky was his fourth of the season as he leads 10 other drivers […]

Rites held for Barbara Damron

Former Dorton resident Barbara Ellen Sturgill Damron, 79, of Nicholasville, died July 6 at Central Baptist Hospital in Lexington. Born in Jenkins, she was a daughter of the late Admiral Dewey “Skinny” and Elsie Ellen Cooper Sturgill and the widow of Fred Damron. She was also preceded in death a daughter, Deandrea Lynn; two sisters, Jeanette Reid and Lois Mills; […]

Rites held for Ralph Fields, 76

Ralph Fields, 76, of Cowan died July 5, at the Greg and Noreen Wells Hospice Care Center in Hazard. A son of the late Nelson and Phoebe Adkins Fields, he was a brother of the late James C. Fields, William Howard Fields, Richard B. Fields, and Delmer Fields. Surviving are his wife, Donna Arnold Fields; three children, Mark Miles and […]

Gabby’s fishing fever

Bass among most enjoyable to catch

Bass are one of the most enjoyable fish to catch. They are not as easy as bluegill or crappie to catch, nor are they as active as these fish most of the time. But when you do catch bass they are a whole lot of fun for several reasons. They are much bigger fish most of the time and will […]

Neon to list late payers

Delinquent taxpayers in the City of Fleming-Neon will soon be able to see their names and the amount of property taxes they owe to the city published in The Mountain Eagle. At a special called meeting on July 12, the city council voted unanimously to prepare a list of delinquent property taxes for publication. This will be the first step […]

Services held for Patty Stewart

Funeral services for Patty Sue Stewart, 71, were held July 12 in Whitesburg. Burial was in Green Acres Cemetery at Ermine. A daughter of the late Carlos and Oda Vance Amburgey, she died July 9 at her home at Mayking. She was a member of the Mayking Old Regular Baptist Church, and enjoyed cooking, gardening and fishing. Surviving are a […]

The Way We Were

Clips from available Mountain Eagle pages since our founding in 1907 Thursday, July 15, 1926 The community of Roxana “is the prettiest location for a growing and thrifty city,” an anonymous citizen of the community writes to The Mountain Eagle. “The coal on these creeks and towering ridges is untouched and the equal of any, if not the best for […]