2017-08-02

Quilting to be featured in Back to Roots



Go to our Facebook page for announcements and pictures posted after each event at www.facebook.com/ pages/ Hemphill-Community- Center. We continue with the Back to Our Appalachian Roots Project. The next one is Saturday morning, August 5, from 10 to 12 noon. We are all looking forward to it. Thanks, as always, to the volunteers! Many hands make light work. Hemphill […]

‘Dunkirk’ is morality story



The movie “Dunkirk” recounts an astounding story of courage and self-sacrifice, without which Hitler might have won World War II. One can draw a straight line from Britain’s heroic solidarity in the war to the welfare state that emerged in peacetime. Set in 1940, the movie features two sets of heroes. One is the military forces. We see British soldiers […]

Struttin’ Time:

That special day is coming soon

The third Saturday in August has always held a special place in my life and in my heart. With the exception of one year, it has always been the day squirrel season opens in our Commonwealth. As a kid growing up in the coal camp of McRoberts, a time to hunt was always a welcome part of our lives. I […]

Veterans can shop in military Exchanges



In an article I wrote in The Mountain Eagle a short time ago, I mentioned that our veterans should have privileges to shop in our military Exchanges. Beginning on Nov. 11, a veteran can log onto the Exchange’s website at shopmexchange.com, and get tax-free shopping. If a veteran’s record has character of service data and that data meets the criteria […]

And it works!



I’ve finally found something that seems to be working when it comes to keeping rabbits and coons out of my garden. It’s called a “Solar Animal Repeller” and is sold by LTD Commodities for $9.99 plus shipping and handling. Points East What appears to be the exact same product, using the same technology, is sold by at least two other […]

Moments and Memories of Whitesburg High



1983 Magazine sales set new record In one of the most economically depressed years in recent times, the Whitesburg High School senior class managed to set a new record for magazine sales. This year, the seniors made 1,399 sales, for a total of $14,144. Many seniors complained that it was difficult to get people to buy, but somehow, they managed […]

Frank Boggs succumbs at 81



Frank D. Boggs, 81, of Clinton, Tenn., died May 23. He was a son of the late Harrison and Ora Boggs, formerly of Kingscreek. Mr. Boggs was graduated from Whitesburg High School, and served in the U.S. Navy, where he traveled the world. He was graduated from University of Kentucky with a degree in civil engineering, and started his career […]

The Way We Were



Clips from available Mountain Eagle pages since our founding in 1907 Thursday, August 4, 1927 Ward Renaker, manager of Kyva Motor Company of Whitesburg, and Joe Strother made a trip to Pontiac, Michigan last week and returned home to Letcher County this week in two new Oakland automobiles. Kyva is selling Oakland’s two-door sedan, the All-American Six, for $1,045. . […]

At the Farmers Market: Corn



For some of us, eating fresh corn off the cob is one of our top summertime, food-related experiences. Corn is one of the many great offerings at the Letcher County Farmers Market this month. Farmers harvest corn in July and August in Kentucky. You can boil, steam, roast, microwave or grill it. It is naturally sweet so try to avoid […]

Tara Couch dies at 34



Funeral services for Tara Candia Couch, 34, will be held today (August 2) at Cedar Grove Old Regular Baptist Church. Burial will follow in the Ray Campbell Cemetery at Hallie. A daughter of Roger Dean and Deana Jean Campbell Couch of Hallie, she died July 30 at her home at Hallie after a long illness. She was a granddaughter of […]