The wonders of winter squash

I used to look at the hard, oddly shaped exteriors of winter squash and pass them by, mainly because I had no idea what to do with them. Then I discovered that winter squash are actually easy to prepare and are a healthy addition to any meal. They’re also a good source of vitamins A and C, potassium and fiber. […]

Community calendar

October 25 — A Halloween party and story time will take place at 4 p.m. at the Neon Public Library. . October 28 — A Halloween party will be held at 6 p.m. at the Harry M. Caudill Library in Whitesburg. Everyone is invited. The event will include food, games and a costume contest. . October 28 — A reunion […]

Smallmouth bass are on the move

Gabby’s fishing fever

Now is the time for smallmouth bass to be on the move as the water temperatures drop and the water starts to cool down. This lets bass know winter is coming soon and they need to feed heavy on shad and baitfish. That is good for fall bass anglers also, because active feeding bass are much easier to catch than […]

What’s the cause of acceleration before you stop?

Dear Car Talk: I just bought a used, 2010 Lexus GX 460 with 110,000 miles. It has an unusual problem: As I brake to approach stop signs and stoplights, the engine accelerates slightly. The engine speed will increase from 750 rpm to 1,100 rpm for a brief second or two as I come to a stop. After spending almost $200 […]


‘He ain’t heavy, he’s my brother’

Struttin’ Time:

We are now looking at our first black bear hunt in North Carolina in our rear view. Same story, just a different day. This, as I have wrote about in the past years, is without a doubt the most disorganized hunt that anyone has ever taken, ever. I keep asking myself, why put myself through this? I guess it reminds […]

Highway dept. presenting 5K run/walk

Walkers and runners who love haunted houses can sign up for “The Hills Have Eyes,” a 5K run/walk sponsored by Kentucky Department of Highways District 12 on Saturday, October 28, at the Pikeville Airport. Registration starts at 6 p.m. The race starts at 7 p.m. at the top of the hill. Participation is $15 per person for those who pre-register, […]

Thomas Sexton succumbs at 80

Thomas David Sexton, 80, died October 20 at his residence at Sandlick. Mr. Sexton was the widower of Rena Vaye Sexton, and after her death married Sheila Johnson Sexton, who survives him. A son of the late Harrison and Dixie Sexton, he was also preceded in death by a granddaughter, Rebecca Sexton; a grandson, Jamie Sturgill; two great-grandsons, William Ray […]

The Way We Were

Clips from available Mountain Eagle pages since our founding in 1907 Thursday, October 27, 1927 A 20-year-old Letcher County school teacher fell dead last week while directing the play of his pupils. Moses Webb was teaching in the Little Creek School near Hemphill last Friday when he apparently suffered a heart attack. A son of Enoch Webb of Fishpond, he […]

Miss Food City Pageant planned for October 28

The Miss Food City Pageant is slated for Saturday, October 28, at 7 p.m. Downtown Bristol’s Paramount Center for the Arts will again serve as the venue for the event. Miss Food City has become one of the most sought-after titles for young ladies throughout the region. The winner of the pageant will represent Food City during various company related […]