Right Fork Ramblers to play at Hemphill

Go to our Facebook page for announcements and pictures posted after each event, www.facebook.com/ pages/ Hemphill- Community-Center. Black Sheep Bakery and good drug free (chemical preservative free) bread is coming… Weekly Quote: If you want to be happy, set a goal that commands your thoughts, liberates your energy, and inspires your hopes. Andrew Carnegie Schedule of events: Feb. 23, 7:30 […]

Bible trivia

1. Is the book of Jude in the Old or New Testament or neither? 2. From Acts 17, at what church was Paul accused of turning the world upside down? Antioch, Smyrna, Thessalonica, Galatia 3. How many days did it take Nehemiah to complete the wall around Jerusalem? 6, 52, 100, 1000 4. From Genesis 3:15, the snake is supposed […]

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 Weren’t the blooming Pamper trees lovely during the recent flooding? Does Letcher County have a litter warden? If so, is it an appointed […]

Citizens urged to attend Thursday meeting about best way of getting water to Cumberland River area

After getting through the extreme cold weather in January with very little damage to water lines, the Letcher County Water and Sewer District wasn’t so fortunate in the recent floods. At the district’s February meeting, District Manager Mark Lewis told the Board of Directors that flooding caused by the recent heavy rains caused a number of problems and district work […]

Flood damage top talk at court meeting

After a week of dealing with flooding and damage caused by high water, the Letcher County Fiscal Court discussed the problems it faces to make county roads and bridges safe and functional again. Judge/ Executive Jim Ward praised the long hours and hard work he said was put in by county workers who were already understaffed, and the willingness of […]

Moments and Memories of WHS

1989 WHS Mountain Heritage float This year Whitesburg High School did their float as a Sailboat. Its title was Success Begins in the Mountains. Mrs. Roark was the leader and organizer, Mrs. Thomas spent her planning periods helping, Mr. Holbrook did all of the measurements, Mr. Roe helped with organizing, Mrs. Barker helped buy materials, and Mr. Richardson and his […]

Remembering Steve

On February 26, if he had lived, our beloved Steve would have been 47 years of age. We remember Steve as a fun-loving son who loved everyone and didn’t make derogatory remarks about anyone. He loved everyone and tried to be a friend to everyone. We remember how proud he was being a coalminer and being able to provide anything […]

Community calendar

February 24 – Right Fork Ramblers will play at Country Cabin II in Norton, Va. The show will take place from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Admission is $5 for adults and $1 for children 2 to 11 years old. March 17 — A spaghetti dinner fundraiser will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. at American Legion Post 104, 104 […]

Services held for Calvin Coots

Calvin Coots, 65, of Viper, died February 16 at Hazard Appalachian Regional Hospital. A son of the late Hershel and Lucy Shell Coots, he was the father of the late Jessica Coots Pigg and Regina Isaacs, and a brother of the late Ernie Coots. Surviving are his wife, Carolyn Coots; a daughter, Cassie Orender of Viper; a son, Terry Hatton […]

Mary Campbell succumbs at 95

Funeral services for Mary B. Campbell, 95, were held February 19 at Letcher Funeral Home in Whitesburg. Burial was in the Pearl Dixon Cemetery. A daughter of the late Floyd and Rebecca Back, she died February 16 at the Lee County Care and Rehabilitation Center in Beattyville. The widow of Troy Campbell, she was the mother of the late Carl […]