Fish tales

A friend of mine, who has not yet reached the age to qualify for a senior fishing license, does have an elderly lady relative in possession of said license who says she finally understands why it is so economical to purchase one in her old age, compared to what she had to pay before she turned 65. After sitting beside […]

School council election

In Kentucky, each school has a council composed of the principal, elected teachers, and elected parents who make many of the most important decisions about how their school will work. The council is a chance to learn about the school, work closely with teachers, and help make the school even more successful than it is now. The parent members of […]

Doesn’t auto makers make a non-slanted windshield anymore?

Dear Car Talk: Can you tell me where I could find a comparison between the slant of the windshield and the mileage achieved by the car? For 21 years, we drove a ‘91 Mercury Tracer with a moderately slanted windshield. The car averaged over 30 mpg all but two of the years we owned it. We drove it from coast […]

The Way We Were

Clips from available Mountain Eagle pages since our founding in 1907 Thursday, April 21, 1927 Six murder cases will be tried during the next term of Letcher Circuit Court, scheduled to start May 9. Also on the docket are the cases of 10 parents indicted for not sending their children to school and one case of horse theft. Excavation is […]

Carr Creek Lake cleanup set for April 29

The Carr Creek Lake Cleanup Committee will have its 41st annual lake cleanup on Saturday, April 29, from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. The committee will pay $1 for each full bag of trash collected. Food and beverages will be provided and, after the event, there will be a gift raffle for all participants. Several local donors have provided a […]

Moments and Memories of WHS

Lack of experience characterizes ’50 Whitesburg squad, Pigman says Take last year’s Yellow Jacket football team, graduate 10 regulars, and add a bunch of inexperienced sophomores and juniors to five returning lettermen and you have the problem which faces Coach Ray Pigman of Whitesburg High School. “I have no reason to be optimistic about this year’s team,” Coach Pigman said […]


RECAPS APRIL 17 – 21 THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL — Thomas and Coco watched in disbelief as they shared the feeling of betrayal from Sally as she proudly accepted accolades for the Spectra designs. Knowing that RJ had his hopes up for his parents to be reunited, Brooke consoled him by assuring him that everything would work out the […]


A $500 cash giveaway will be drawn at the Bluegrass Festival on May 20. This donation is $1 per ticket. All proceeds will benefit the Mountain Shrine Club. For more information, call (502) 321-4308.

Everett Sexton III dies at 43

Everett Kenneth Sexton III, 43, died April 14 at his home in Jackhorn. Born in Letcher County, he was the son of Edith Hollon of Asheville, N.C., and the late Everett Kenneth Sexton Jr. Mr. Sexton was a butcher for 17 years at Neon IGA, and was a member of the Sons of the American Legion. Surviving in addition to […]

Dinner, rose for mothers

Go to our Facebook page for announcements and pictures posted after each event, www.facebook.com/pages/Hemphill Community-Center. A schedule of workshops for the “Back to our Appalachian Roots Project” will be published in this column each week and on our Facebook page. Please register for workshops. This will ensure there is a place for you and free materials for you to work […]