Be well

The message of the Republican health care bill is clear. You have nothing to worry about — as long as you can be sure that you will always be well. And you must be employed by a company large enough and successful enough to provide health insurance, just in case somebody in the family trips and falls, or needs their […]

Roger Blair dies at 72

Funeral services for Roger Delane Blair, 72, of Whitesburg, were held June 25 at the First Baptist Church in Whitesburg. Born in Whitesburg to the late Estill and Golda Addington Blair, he died June 10 at the Greg & Noreen Wells Hospice Center in Hazard. He was a brother-in-law of the late Michah W. Hays. He was a member of […]

Moments and Memories of Whitesburg HS

1934 School days In spite of the rain and the clouds, many hearts were happy on Monday morning when Ercell Day and his peppy band struck the first notes of “Hail, Hail, the Gang’s All Here” and declared the Whitesburg High and Graded schools open for the year 1933- 34. On the rostrum were seated an intellectual, attractive and good-looking […]

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Cornhole tourney

The Letcher County Central High School cheerleaders will host a cornhole tournament starting at 6 p.m., July 4, at Riverside Park in Whitesburg. The cost is $10 a team, and there will be a food booth for beverages and food. For more information, call 606-821-5802.

Memorial service held for SKCTC teacher Dr. James McDannel

A memorial service for Dr. James “Jim” McDannel, 74, was held June 24 at Graham Memorial Presbyterian Church in Whitesburg. Born in Creal Springs, Ill., to the late Arvel and Ruby Turnage McDannel, he died June 19 in McRoberts . He was a brother of the late Howard McDannel. A professor at the Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College for […]

3 big lies about health care

To succeed in gutting health coverage for millions of Americans, Senate Republican leaders need to get a series of lies accepted as truth. Journalists and other neutral arbiters must resist the temptation to report these lies as just a point of view. A lie is a lie. Lie One: Democrats and progressives are unwilling to work with Republicans and conservatives […]

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 It’s Saturday night and I just ate three hot dogs and I am about to bust. . I’m just wondering why people in […]

Earl David Holt dies at 70

Earl David Holt, 70, of Copperas Cove, Tex., died Wednesday, June 14. Born in Jeff to the late Earl B. and Dorothy Roberts Holt, he was a brother of the late James Holt and a son-in-law of late Carl and Ruby Dick. He was retired from the U.S. government, was coowner of Mid-Tex, and was a U.S. Army veteran, obtaining […]

A nation obsessed with ticketing moms

A Nebraska woman taking her niece out of the SUV recently was shocked when the wind blew the door shut, locking her keys and the child inside. The aunt, the girl’s mom and two other relatives frantically tried to get the door open using a hanger and screwdriver, and when they couldn’t, they called 911. The cops arrived, broke the […]