To list reunions in The Mountain Eagle’s weekly reunion column, send information in writing to Reunions, The Mountain Eagle, P.O. Box 808, Whitesburg, Ky. 41858. Information must be received by Friday to be included in the following week’s issue. . DAY — A reunion for the friends and family of George “Poppy” Day will be held at the Kingscreek Fire […]

Moments and Memories of WHS

Can you identify these WHS graduates? Answers at bottom of column. The following articles are from the 1928 Whitesburg Grade School newspaper, “Stray Shots”. The editorial staff consisted of the following: Teddy Kelly Fields, Editor; Woodford Webb, Associate Editor; Jimmy Blair, Mechanical Editor; every other student, reporters. From Mrs. Boggs’s room The following students were absent a few days because […]

Scandal has UofL ‘very nervous’

The seamy underbelly of college basketball has always existed, despite the halfhearted and mostly futile efforts by the NCAA to make sure everybody plays fair. Now that it’s finally been penetrated by real lawmen, the only question is how many people the FBI ends up taking down. The number stood at 10 Tuesday after federal prosecutors moved to arrest, among […]

Help for hurricane victims

Carty Funeral Homes of Jenkins & Fleming-Neon is joining the effort to aid the people of Texas who have been devastated by the recent impact/effects of Hurricane Harvey. They are coordinating a community collection of hygiene items and non-perishable food items that will be transported to Texas for distribution to those in need. For anyone desiring to get involved, items […]

Thelma Brown succumbs at 71

Funeral services for Thelma Jean Brown, 71, of Whitesburg, were held September 25 in Whitesburg. A granddaughter of the late Charlie and Bertha Perry, she was born in Whitesburg. She died September 23 at the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington. Surviving are her husband, Billy Royce Brown; three sons, Timothy Brown and wife Sandy of Partridge, Roger Brown […]

‘Obamacare’ survives another assault

WASHINGTON “Obamacare” lives on. Senate Republicans, short of votes, abandoned their latest and possibly final attempt to kill the health care law Tuesday, just ahead of a critical end-of-the week deadline. The repeal-and-replace bill’s authors promised to try again at a later date, while President Donald Trump railed against “certain so-called Republicans” who opposed the GOP effort. But for now, […]

Fiddlers play at Letcher County Picnic

Hello once again! Fall has officially arrived by the calendar, but summer is not giving up without a fight as it has reached 90’s in the Ohio Valley area. Needless to say I hope it stays for the next six months. Oh how I dread to see the cold hard winter months arrive. Tuesday, Vicki Power and I took a […]

Check-engine light signals a bunch of possible issues

Dear Car Talk: I have a 2006 Volvo V70 wagon with 119,000 miles. For the past two years, the check engine light has been on, and the car’s message panel says the engine system needs attention. I’ve taken the car to three reputable mechanics, including a Volvo dealer, and no one seems to be able to find a problem. The […]

Police locate electric meter like one stolen in Millstone

A thief stole the electric meter and a power disconnect box from the side of a church at Millstone last week. Deputy Sheriff Eugene Slone of the Letcher County Sheriff ’s Department said neighbors noticed the power had gone off at the Millstone Missionary Baptist Church about 10 a.m., September 20, and called a deacon to come check on it. […]