The Way We Were

Clips from available Mountain Eagle pages since our founding in 1907 Thursday, August 30, 1917 “The Mountain Eagle is now read in 600 of the best homes in Letcher County,” editor Nehemiah Webb boasts in a front-page commentary as the newspaper celebrates the 10th anniversary of its founding in August 1907. “Does it come to yours?” . In an effort […]

Chester Rayburn dies at 81

Chester B. Rayburn, 81, of Liberty, died August 23 at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center in Danville. Born in Liberty to the late John Harrison and Cora Henderson Rayburn, he was a brother of the late Eula McAninch and Mildred Wethington, and a brother-in-law of the late Curtis Wethington. He was a grandfather of the late Joseph Rayburn. Mr. Rayburn […]

Robert ‘Mike’ Myers dies

Robert Otis “Mike” Myers, 76, died August 26 at his residence at UZ. He was the son of the late Robert and Dorothy Cobb Myers. Surviving are sister-inlaw, Martha Coate; brotherin law, James Coate; nieces, Damaris Hogg, Dawn Cornett and Amanda Martin; nephew, Clifton Coate; grandson, Conner Hall; granddaughter, Triniti Whitaker; and friend, Christopher Hogg. Letcher Funeral Home had charge […]

Cloudy windshield often means bad heater core

Dear Car Talk: I have a 2015 Yukon XL with a cloudy inside windshield. It looks perfectly clean until the sun or oncoming headlights shine on it. I have tried to wash it with glass cleaner, and also plain water. When I go to dry it, it streaks really bad. One time, when I took it in for service, I […]

Rites held for Jeanette Dollarhide

Funeral services for Jeanette Dollarhide, 84, were held August 27 at Letcher Funeral Home in Whitesburg. Burial was in the Dollarhide family cemetery on Big Cowan Creek. Born in Oscaloosa to the late Arthur and Rosa Caudill Ison, she died August 24. She was the widow of Jim Dollarhide. Mrs. Dollarhide was an active member of Cowan Community Homemakers and […]

Roots participants make butter churns

Go to our Facebook page for announcements and pictures posted after each event, www.facebook.com/ pages/Hemphill-Community Center. The Back to Our Appalachian Roots Project session on Saturday was great. We had more participation than ever before. Many thanks for friends both old and new who had great fun and broke bread together on Saturday. Our woodworking class made butter churns and […]

Moments and Memories of WHS

1966 Gardner Bates, Jr., Head Coach of the Yellowjacket football team, was born and raised in Letcher County. He went to Whitesburg High School and played guard for the Yellowjackets where he made the All-Conference team. He received his A.B. degree from Morehead State University where he was a 4-year letterman in football. He played on the 4th Army Championship […]

Board to meet

The next meeting of the Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College Board of Directors will be at 4 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 7, in the conference room on the Harlan campus. For more information, call Paul Bryant, Assistant to the President, at (606) 248-2001.


RECAPS: AUGUST 28 THROUGH SEPTEMBER 1 THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL — Steffy was floored when Ridge told her that Sheila’s now living with Eric and Quinn. Ridge expressed his curiosity about why Thomas picked up and went to New York and wasn’t coming back for the fashion show. Steffy covered and told her father it’s a good thing that […]

Lillie June Ellis buried in Virginia

Lillie June Ellis, 80, died August 22 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital. Born in Pound, Va., to the late Willard Francis and Lillie Victoria Bolling Hubbard, she was the widow of William Charles Ellis. She was a member of the Dunham Fundamental Baptist Church, and enjoyed crocheting and spending time with family and friends. She was the motherin law of […]