2016-09-21

Speak Your Piece



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 Letcher County taxpayers beware. The Letcher Fiscal Court has gotten itself into a $1,300,000 shortfall and they’re planning to bail themselves out by raising payroll taxes and property taxes. They’re going to do […]

Services held for Cornett



Graveside memorial services for Brenda Sue Cornett, 68, of Arizona, were held September 21 at the Cornett Cemetery. She died August 15 at the Banner Baywood Hospital in Mesa, Ariz. Born in Dayton, Ohio, to the late Ellis and Helen Cornett, she had worked as a nurse’s aid and enjoyed crocheting and knitting. Surviving are her fiancé, Tom Connell of […]

2016-09-21 E-Edition

The Way We Were



Clips from available Mountain Eagle pages since our founding in 1907 Thursday, September 23, 1926 A man identified by officials only as a “foreigner” is said to have been intoxicated when he was killed after stepping into the path of a taxicab on Potters Fork. The cab, driven by 17-year-old Howard Collier, “was backing down the highway watching to the […]

Roger Cook dies at 61



Roger Dale Cook 61, of Whitesburg, died September 16 at Pikeville Medical Center. He was a son of Gyrtle June Cook and the late James Cook. Surviving in addition to his mother are his wife, Linda Cook; a son, Roger Devin “Bo” Cook and wife Bethany of Whitesburg; two daughters, Angie Lucas and husband Brian of Mayking, and Shawna Allen […]

Mrs. Bentley reminds us why we shouldn’t forget the elderly



Editor’s Note: Many present and former Letcher County residents will remember Helen Bentley for her work as a reading teacher in the Letcher County School System in the Sixties and Seventies. She is now 102 years old, Mrs. Bentley, also known for her belief in civic duty, once singlehandedly forced the L&N Railroad to send a repair crew to downtown […]

Vermillion service held



Funeral services for Judith Vermillion, 85, were held September 21, at the Whitesburg First Baptist Church. A daughter of the late Virgil and Geneva Preston Picklesimer, she died September 17 at her home in Whitesburg. Surviving are two sons, Douglas Scott Vermillion of Florence, and Karl Edward Vermillion of Peoriak Ill.; a daughter, Leann Vermillion Davis of Richmond; five grandchildren, […]

Moments and Memories of WHS



From 1941-42 Whitesburg Hi News- 1941-42: The Yellowjackets scored the first touchdown in the first quarter of the game. David Fields carried the ball for 55 yards. The score at the half was 6-0 in favor of Whitesburg. Starting in at the half, Whitesburg scored in the first three minutes, making the score 12-0. With five minutes left to play […]

Mrs. Slone dies



Margie Slone, 77, of Blackey, died September 18 at the Greg and Noreen Wells Hospice Center in Hazard. She was the daughter of the late Mckinnley and Matilda Combs. Surviving are a daughter, Linda Eldridge; two sons, Kenneth Wayne Slone and Billy Slone; a brother, Gene Combs; three grandchildren and six greatgrandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 12 p.m., […]

The Linefork community center is badly missed



My hands are so sore I can hardly write. Greetings to all the readers of The Mountain Eagle. Linefork Sunday, Sept. 18, I was watching TV when the news came of an explosion in New York City and other states, and stalking, etc. Everything is getting so scary, it sure makes me nervous. I just pray they find out who […]