Summer school break almost here

It’s hard to believe another week has come and gone. It seems like time is just flying by these days, especially the weekends. Seems like just yesterday the kids were headed off to a new school year and now they only have three weeks left before summer break. I know my three grandchildren will certainly be happy about that. We […]

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 For the past two weeks a man in Stinking Branch has been playing his guitar so loud the whole hollow can hear it. […]

Find big bass hiding near bank areas

Gabby’s fishing fever

Bass are moving around a lot this time of the year. Spawning cycles and pre- and post-spawn movements cause bass to move from deeper water to shallow water areas. Feeding patterns and baitfish movement also will move bass around. Right now, most lakes are at full capacity and at or above summer pool. When the water is up some it […]

The Way We Were

Clips from available Mountain Eagle pages since our founding in 1907 Thursday, May 24, 1928 Local barber Arthur Hart died of apparent chest injuries after wrecking his automobile near the old coal tipple at Kona. Hart, 22, a barber and part owner of the City Barber Shop in Whitesburg, is believed to have fallen asleep at the wheel. A single […]

Second trial in Hogg murder appears headed for elsewhere

The second trial in the Michael Hogg murder case could be moved to another county. A hearing had been set to hear a change of venue motion filed by attorneys for Patrick Smith, however that hearing, along with an order to transport Smith to Letcher County, has been cancelled. A guilty plea is also possible, though the prosecution would not […]

Women are helping save the sport

Struttin’ Time:

This is a wonderful story about some of our local women who are helping save our beloved sport of hunting. They are Wildlife Women Inc. The first friend of mine to bring them to my attention was Donna Mason, who lives at Bill Moore Branch and spent one whole season chasing a monster buck (my memory can’t recall if she […]

Academy Awards began this month 90 years ago

This week in 1929, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences hands out its first awards, at a dinner party for around 250 people held in the Blossom Room of the Roosevelt Hotel in Hollywood, California. The brainchild of Louis B. Mayer, head of the powerful MGM film studio, the Academy was organized in May 1927 as a non-profit […]


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. SERGENT GRADE SCHOOL — The Sergent Grade School reunion will be held at the VFW Post at Pine Mountain Junction on […]

Winning Back Weeknight Cooking

Moms pride themselves on serving their families wholesome, homemade meals. But here’s the reality: 60 percent of moms think that coming up with dinner ideas is more difficult than getting their children to go to bed on time. Moreover, 61 percent of moms frequently order takeout or go out to eat because they don’t have the ingredients on-hand to make […]

It’s a good bet our lawmakers won’t get it right

LOUISVILLE If I were a betting man, I’d say the Kentucky General Assembly will screw this up, too. The U.S. Supreme Court ruled this week that a federal law banning sports betting in most states is unconstitutional. That could open the door for Kentucky and other states to legalize gambling on things like baseball and basketball and football and to […]