Services held for Michael Day

Michael Dee “Dopey” Day, 54, died November 21 at his home at UZ. He was a son of the late Henry Dee and June Elizabeth Gilley Day. Surviving are a son, Jeremy Day of Berea; a daughter, Heather Day of Whitesburg; three brothers, Kenneth Darrell Day of West Virginia, Bruce Day of Isom, and Jeffrey Dean Day of UZ; a […]

Gov. Bevin consolidates eight boards into only one

Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin has consolidated eight boards into one committee overseeing regulations for the state’s construction sector. The Republican governor said Tuesday the consolidation saves the state money and makes it easier for the construction industry to do business. His executive order creates the Housing, Buildings and Construction Advisory Committee. Its membership will include a cross-section of representatives from […]

Services held for Danny Collins

Danny Lee Collins, 42, died November 20 at his home at Isom. A son of Dan A. and Charlotte McKinney Collins, he was a brother of the late Gregory Stewart. Surviving in addition to his parents are his wife, Quindeana Cook Collins, and two daughters, Cerenity Danielle Collins and Madeline Alexis Collins, both of home. Funeral services for Mr. Collins […]

Rites held for Reba Bentley

Funeral services for Reba Jeanette Bentley, 85, of Burdine, were held November 23 at the Burdine Freewill Baptist Church. Burial was in the Jenkins-Payne Gap Cemetery. Born in Burdine to the late William Iru DePriest and Lillian Bell DePriest, she died November 20 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital. She was the widow of Palmer Bentley Jr., and the mother of […]

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 I am calling to inform the people around here about our child protection services. It’s a shame when your child is taken out […]

Brenda Sue Caudill dies at 63

Brenda Sue “Wanda” Day Caudill, 63, of Cowan, died November 23 at Hosparus Impatient Care Center in Louisville. A daughter of the late Elhannan and Pearlie Mae Day Halcomb, she was the widow of Donald J. Caudill. Surviving are a son, Neil Caudill and wife Mae of Cowan; three sisters, Hettie Adams of Whitesburg, Marietta Sipes of Indiana, and Sybil […]

Services are held for Patricia Whitaker Boggs

Pat ricia Whitaker Boggs, age 58, of Big Laurel, died Tuesday, November 22, at Harlan Appalachian Regional Hospital. A daughter of Joyce Whitaker and the late Charlie Whitaker, she was a nurse practitioner at the Redfox Clinic. Patty was one of the kindest, strongest and most stubborn person you could ever meet. She was a people- and animalperson. She built […]

Letcher County’s jobless rate falls some as 34 more get jobs

Letcher County’s unemployment rate fell to 10.3 percent at the end of October — down from 11.2 percent at the end of September — as 34 more jobs were filled here. The state’s latest unemployment statistics, released this week by the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet, show that unemployment also fell a tiny bit during the 12-month period that […]

Rites held for Jack Damron

Funeral services for Jack Damron, 87, were held November 26 in Pound, Va. A son of the late Willie “Buck” and Mary Roberts Damron, he died November 20 at Nashville Veterans Hospital. He was the widower of Annette Fleming Damron, and a brother of the late Fame Johnson, Bessie Stafford, Bill Damron and Avery Damron. He was a veteran of […]

In Memory of Otis Sexton