2016-11-23

Facebook’s embrace of fake news leads to a ‘good-bye’



Dear Facebook friends, If you don’t see me gushing over the pix of your Thanksgiving pies, take no offense. It’s not that your pie is a bore (though, frankly, it is). And it’s not because I unfriended you. It’s because Facebook has become a platform for fake news stories that can determine the outcome of political elections. In doing so, […]

Rites held for Gregory Amburgey



Gregory “Flash” Amburgey, 60, of Cornettsville, died November 13 at Hazard Appalachian Regional Healthcare Center. He was a son of Sue Fields Amburgey of Premium and the late Ted Amburgey. Surviving in addition to his mother are his wife, Frances Campbell Amburgey; a son, Gregory Amburgey and wife Karen of Jeremiah; two daughters, Melinda Cook and husband Michael of Dry […]

Moment and Memories of Whitesburg High School



Ronnie Amburgey b. 5-2-1943: Favorite TV Program, Flintstones; Favorite Actress, Jane Mansfield; Favorite Song, “Mother- In-Law”. Linda Banks b. 9-24- 1943: Friend, Still looking; Favorite TV Program, Bonanza; Favorite Actor, Paul Newman; Favorite Song, “Blue Moon”. Willia Caudill b. 2-11- 1943: Friend, Eugene Sparks; Favorite TV Program, Tall Man; Favorite Actor, Rock Hudson; Favorite Song, “Where The Boys Are”; Advice […]

Election results raise concerns over future of Medicaid expansion



The election of Donald Trump and continued Republican control of Congress have compounded worries about the future of health care for the 440,000 Kentuckians who gained it from the expansion of Medicaid, especially those in depressed rural areas, Phil Galewitz reports for Kaiser Health News and NPR. On top of Gov. Matt Bevin’s request for changes in Medicaid, Trump and […]

Carl Schebler dies at 81



Carl Schebler, 81, died November 17 at his home at Linefork. He was a son of the late Millard and Stella Schebler. Surviving are a son, Steven Schebler of Batesville Ind.; four stepsons, Rick Holbrook, Gary Halcomb, Marvin Halcomb and Ronnie Halcomb, all of Linefork, two daughters, Stephanie West of Indianapolis, Ind., and Karla Bauman of Brooksville, Ind.; three stepdaughters, […]

Salome’s Stars



Your 7-day horoscope for week of November 28 ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Keep those sharp Sheep eyes focused on a hazy situation. As things begin to clear up, you’ll find a sharper picture emerging, showing something you will need to know. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Watch your expenses through the end of the month. Later, you’ll […]

The Way We Were



Clips from available Mountain Eagle pages since our founding in 1907 Thursday, November 23, 1916 New through daily train service was inaugurated between Whitesburg and Lexington, via Natural Bridge. The train leaves Whitesburg at 12:37 p.m., arrives in Winchester at 7:40 p.m., and in Lexington at 8:30 p.m. The Whitesburg-bound train leaves Lexington at 6:45 a.m. and arrives in Whitesburg […]

Esma Gibson dies at 93



Esma Sexton Gibson, 93, died November 17 at her home at Colson. A daughter of the late Hasadore and Elizabeth Sexton, she was the widow of Norwood Gibson. She was the mother of the late Duane Taylor, and a grandmother of the late Nathan Stamper. Mrs. Gibson was also preceded in death by nine siblings, Gladys Sexton, Bessie Sexton, Sarah […]

2016-11-23 E-Edition

The night we learned ‘who done it’