Senior Fellowship held each Tuesday at Hemphill Center

Go to our Facebook page for announcements and pictures posted after each event, www.facebook.com/ pages/ Hemphill- Community-Center. The shape note singing was awesome this past Sunday. We are learning together. Come learn with us. Hemphill Schedule of events: Senior Fellowship Tuesdays at 10 a.m., lunch and service provided by seniors for seniors. Hold on to your hat because this is […]

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 Let me tell you all a little story about the county being broke. Well, they wouldn’t be broke if they hadn’t spent on […]


Recaps: Feb. 27 – March 3 THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL — Having just finalized their wedding plans, Liam and Steffy called the family together to announce the destination for their nuptials. Ridge’s reaction to Steffy’s suggestion of the wedding wasn’t quite what she expected. Sally used her friendship with Thomas to her advantage by requesting he interview Coco for […]

Scholarships being offered

The Rotary Club of Whitesburg is now accepting applications through Friday, April 7, for a $1,000 scholarship and two $500 scholarships available to college bound high school seniors and current college students who reside in Letcher County and are working on their first degree. The winners will be notified in May and the scholarships will be awarded in August. Applications […]

Breeding presented with ‘Country Doctor’ award

Whitesburg native Dr. Van Breeding, who practices medicine at Mountain Comprehensive Health Care (MCHC) in Whitesburg, was officially honored as the 2017 Country Doctor of the Year Award by Sean Ebner, President of Staff Care. Staff Care is a medical placement and recruiting company based in California that specializes in Locum Tenens staffing and in placing medical personnel in rural […]

Salome’s Stars

Your 7-day horoscope for week of March 6 ARIES (March 21 to April 19) You’re correct to want to help someone who seems to need assistance. But be careful that he or she isn’t pulling the wool over those gorgeous Sheep’s eyes. You need more facts. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Your Bovine optimism soon will dispel the gloom […]

Scholarship available now for a KY high school junior

A rising junior at one of Kentucky’s public or private high schools will win a $500 scholarship and a photo shoot at his or her school through the “Promote Your School” scholarship contest, sponsored by the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA). The school must participate in the Kentucky Educational Excellence Scholarship (KEES) program. To enter, the student must submit […]

It’s seedtime again

Last Friday I received in the mail 10 packets of garden vegetable seed that cost me one thin dime shy of 30 dollars. Twenty-five bucks for the seed and $4.90 shipping and handling. When I was growing up, less money than that would have bought enough seed and nursery stock to plant the entire five or so acres we kept […]

Creative preschool pretend

“Mr. Bear, you said you wanted ice cream ON your spaghetti?” says a 5-year old scribbling on a piece of paper at his Little Italy Restaurant. “Maybe some carrots, too?” Pay close attention when children say “Let’s pretend!” and you’ll discover their joy in practicing life skills that will carry them into adulthood. Imaginative play rules the day in children’s […]

Rites held for Bobby Stamper

Bobby Gene Stamper, 80, of Millstone, died February 24 at Pikeville Medical Center. He was a son of the late William and Mandy Caudill Stamper, and was also preceded in death by two brothers, Fred Stamper and Elcie Stamper, and two sisters, Ruby Sexton and Patsy Stamper. Surviving are his wife, Paula Keselica Stamper; six children, Roger Stamper and wife […]