2016-07-20

Driver’s license office closed



The Letcher Circuit Clerk’s driver’s license office will no longer be open on the first Saturday of each month. Letcher Circuit Clerk Margaret Nichols said the change in schedule is because of budget cuts.

Rites held for Elizabeth Stewart



Elizabeth Belle Stewart, 79, of Neon, died July 17 at the Greg and Noreen Wells Hospice Center in Hazard. She was the widow of Charlie Stewart. She is survived by a daughter, Vicky Ann Little of Fleming; two grandchildren, Beth Ann Hall and Tyler J. Little; and two great-grandchildren, Addison and Alli Hall. Funeral services for Mrs. Stewart were held […]

So just who are the ‘Z kids’ and what is ‘Z food’?



You can tell a person’s age by his teeth. No, not by whether they’re missing or yellowed (or, if they’re really old, wooden!). They key is what the teeth are sinking into. “Generation Z” — the little nippers born after 1995 — have already established different eating patterns from the rest of us. So reports Nation’s Restaurant News. I couldn’t […]

Janice Ramey dies at 76



Janice Ramey, 76, of Jenkins, died July 14 at Pikeville Medical Center. A daughter of the late Jesse and Belua Charles, she was a sister of the late April Ramey. Surviving are son, Kevin Ramey and wife Leann of Whitesburg; a daughter, Karen Hale of Jenkins; three brothers, Buck, Ed, and Dean; a sister, Pat; seven grandchildren, and nine greatgrandchildren. […]

Dock Adams succumbs at 77



Dock Berdine Adams, 77, died July 10 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital. A son of the late Cratis and Rosanna Craft Adams, he was the widower of Sheila Ann Adams. He was a brother of the late Delmon Adams, Cratis Charles Adams, Burtis Adams, Nanlou Mckenny, Mildred Combs, and Elanor Polly. Surviving are a son, Douglas Dock Adams of Jeremiah; […]

The Way We Were



Clips from available Mountain Eagle pages since our founding in 1907 Thursday, July 22, 1926 The town of Neon is rapidly putting on airs. The new post office, installed in a new building erected by the city for that purpose, stands out well as the most often visited place as business pride and activity continue to grow. There is now […]

The thrill of fishing lives



Prior to becoming so closely acquainted with Mr. Parkinson, fishing was my favorite hobby. I have been known to be out there wetting a line in December, January and February when most people were hunkered by their fires or huddled around their television sets. Of course it’s far more difficult to catch fish in cold weather than it is during […]

Joseph Pease services planned



Funeral services for Joseph William “Joe Joe” Pease, 34, of Ermine, will be held at 1 p.m. today, July 20, at Letcher Funeral Home in Whitesburg. Burial will follow in the Pease Family Cemetery at Ermine. A son of Teresa Noble Pease of Ermine and the late Rickey Joe Pease, he died July 16 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital. Surviving […]

NASCAR great battling dementia agrees to donate brain to science




LOUDON, N.H. He was one of NASCAR’s first superstars, but Fred Lorenzen’s memories of his Hall of Fame career have dimmed as he battles dementia. His Daytona 500 victory, the wins he piled up to become NASCAR’s first $100,000 driver, his life on the road, all have been largely extinguished. Lorenzen still has flickering moments when he remembers the days […]

Felony expungement law is now in effect

Required forms now available online


FRANKFORT For 27 years after his felony conviction for stealing car radios, West Powell became accustomed to bad news: getting fired from his job, or worrying about a background check in his degree program. But earlier this week, the 45-year-old got some good news when a photo popped up on his phone showing a judge had signed an order clearing […]