The Way We Were

Clips from available Mountain Eagle pages since our founding in 1907 Thursday, March 31, 1927 Whitesburg will field its own coalfield baseball team this spring and summer as players from the Marlowe and Sandlick camps will be combined and will play on the new diamond on the James P. Lewis Bottom. A pie and box supper was held at Marlowe […]

Rites set for James Bailey

James “Red” Bailey, 69, of Isom, March 25, 2017 at the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington. He was the son of the late Bill and Judy Logan Bailey, and a brother of the late Boyd Bailey and the late Fearby Boggs. Surviving are his wife, Justine Whitaker Bailey; a son, Anthony Bailey of Slemp; a daughter, Mallie Lewis […]

Moments and Memories of WHS

1955 Whitesburg Speech Class presents two plays, monologues On February 2 and 3, the Whitesburg Speech Class, under the direction of Mrs. W. B. Hall, presented to the grade school and the high school two one-act plays and two humorous monologues. A one-act drama, “Concert in the Park,” was done by “Burkie” Holbrook, Peggie Yontz, Buddy Fields, and Bert Back. […]

Firm announces closing of Jenkins facility by letter

Almost two years ago now, Healthcare National Marketing, Inc. took a chance to open a call center in Jenkins in Letcher County. This was the first expansion project ever for the company. Healthcare National Marketing Inc. has had the privilege of offering over 259 job opportunities since the opening date back in 2015 and invested more than a million dollars […]

Photography display at Appalshop

A native of Ohio, Addison Williams moved to eastern Kentucky with his wife several years ago. Initially, they had little thought of staying permanently, but have since, in his words, “fallen in love with the wonderful people, culture, and scenery of this area and consider it ‘home.’” Williams has presented his love for the region through the lens of a […]

Is beaten-up car with a rap sheet worth saving?

Dear Car Talk: My 2007 Silverado was stolen and used in some robberies. I was in Ohio, and upon learning that the police were looking for me, I contacted them and found out that my truck had been stolen and now has a rap sheet! My camper shell was removed and the mud flaps cut off. They must have done […]

A look at how Trump’s moves on coal will affect the industry across U.S.

BILLINGS, Mont. President Donald Trump’s move to roll back Obama-era regulations aimed at curbing climate change comes as the coal industry is reeling from job losses, bankruptcies, pollution restrictions and growing competition from natural gas, wind and solar. Trump this week ordered a review of the Clean Power Plan, which seeks to reduce emissions from coal power plants, and the […]

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 think it would be nice if everybody would quit bickering and just go ahead and till up their garden and plant their […]

Daniel Sandlin dies at 74

Funeral services for Daniel Sandlin, 74, were held March 25 at Kings Chapel Church in Whitco. Burial was in the Sandlin family cemetery at Dry Fork. Born in Whitesburg to the late Johnny and Marie Adams Sandlin, he was the widower of Anna Sue Slone Sandlin, who died February 7. He died March 20 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital. Mr. […]

One April snow is still remembered many years later

I’m not sure whether it was April 1987 or ‘88, but I’m thinking it was ’87, 30 years ago come April 17, when we had a late snow that dumped more than a foot of the heavy, white stuff on Harmon’s Lick, here in Garrard County. Points East I do recall in vivid detail that we’d had a very mild […]