Open window brought breeze to sleepers

Hello everyone! As summer has arrived with some humidity and hot weather, it takes me back to childhood in the mountains of eastern Kentucky once more. There wasn’t such a thing called air conditioning and I really don’t recall any fans. Mom raised the windows, and of course there were no window screens or screen doors. Mom would leave the […]

Highlights of Fleming-Neon High School days

1956 Fleming-Neon Pirates down Kingdom Come to open tournament The Pirates from Fleming Neon ousted the Wildcats from Kingdom Come in the opening round of the 53rd District play at Whitesburg, Wednesday night by a score of 80-57. Long of Kingdom Come opened the ball game by hitting a hook shot to send his team into the lead 2-0. Johnson […]


Rites held for Rev. John Harms

Funeral services for the Reverend John Harms, 83, of Jenkins, were held June 17 at the Beefhide First Alliance Church. Burial was in the Haynes Cemetery at Jenkins. Born in Crookshank Saskatchewan, Canada to the late Abram and Agatha Friesen Harms, he died June 13 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital. He was graduated with a Doctorate of Divinity degree, was […]

Rites held for James Bartram

Funeral services for James Robert Bartram, Sr., 79, of Jenkins, were held June 20 at Polly & Craft Funeral Home in Jenkins. Burial was in the Payne Gap Cemetery in Jenkins. Born in Louisa to the late Dr. William “Jay” Johnson Bartram and Laura Ellis Bartram, he died June 15 at Letcher Manor Nursing Home in Whitesburg. He was a […]

Grisham releases a really fine beach read

“Camino Island: a Novel” (Doubleday), by John Grisham Book review The tale opens with a robbery and closes with a reconciliation. In between these bookends, “Camino Island” by John Grisham is populated with ruthless thieves, witty writers and enough intrigue to fill a bookstore’s mystery aisle. At the heart of the story is the theft of five priceless, yet heavily […]

Torrence Holbrook dies at 70

Torrence Holbrook Sr., 70, of Whitesburg, died June 13 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital. A son of the late James and Melva Mauk Holbrook, he was a brother of the late William Norman Holbrook. Surviving are a son, Torrence Holbrook Jr. of Whitesburg; a brother, Ernest Holbrook of Flintstone, Md.; and a sister, Naomi Browning of Woodstock, Va. Funeral services […]

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 love Speak Your Piece so much that my boyfriend got me a subscription for a gift. I live by Chicago, Illinois, and […]

Drive-By Truckers, Tyler Childers set Hazard date

Southern rock and eastern Kentucky country will share the stage on Sunday, September 24 when the Drive-By Truckers of Alabama and Tyler Childers, formerly of Paintsville, perform at the Hal Rogers Center in Hazard. The Drive-By Truckers have been performing since 1996, but their career took off in 2001 with the release of the double album Southern Rock Opera, which […]

5K run set

The Letcher County Central High School cheerleaders will host a Color Me Disney 5K run beginning at 9 a.m., June 24, at Fishpond Lake. The entry fee is $25 a person and there will also be group rates. Individuals can pick up sign-up forms from Community Trust Bank, LCCHS, and Whitesburg City Pool. For more information, call Emily Kincer at […]