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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 The City of Whitesburg is making positive steps in attracting tourism. However, Neon has failed to create much except overcharging folks for less […]

The Way We Were

Clips from available Mountain Eagle pages since our founding in 1907 Thursday, June 28, 1928 Ed Stratton of Neon, longtime conductor on the L&N Railroad’s “Short Dog” passenger train between McRoberts and Hazard, was shot and killed in downtown Whitesburg Sunday night by a fellow railroad employee. Stratton, 41, was shot five times while sitting at a table in the […]

Whitesburg council pays tribute to late member

At its June meeting, the Whitesburg City Council commemorated the loss of its longest serving member and announced that country music royalty in the form of Carlene Carter, daughter of the late June Carter Cash, will headline the city’s Independence Day celebration. The council also honored the late James Bates with the reading of a proclamation in commemoration of Bates’s […]

Common Heritage Exhibit closing reception June 28

A closing reception will be held at the Appalshop Gallery on Thursday, June 28, for Common Heritage, a multimedia exhibit of images and items from the family collections of eastern Kentucky residents. The event will also feature the surreal paintings of local artist Russell Griswold, whose exhibit closes on June 30. The reception will take place from 5 to 7 […]

Reader needs Ray’s help in ending neighbor’s dangerous behavior

Dear Car Talk: We had a new neighbor move into our neighborhood and homeowners association a couple of years ago. We all have our eccentricities, but this guy has a really odd habit, and I’m hoping you can help answer a question about it. This neighbor seems to believe that by turning off his headlights for the drive down the […]

Here’s more about bull tongue plows and shovel tongue plows to boot

As a result of last week’s barely mention, several readers have either emailed or flagged me down to inquire as to what on earth are bull tongue and double shovel plows? I mentioned, in the column, that both would be heavily used props if a movie was ever made about the summer, nonvacation months of my youth. Well, actually, I […]

Community calendar

June 22 — Karaoke willtake place at the AmericanLegion Post on Pine Mountain every Friday beginningat 9 p.m. Attendees mustbe 21 years old or older.For more information, call633-2834. .June 23-24 — Signingsby D. Charles Dixon of thenew two-volume book,Den and Pel: Two LivesWell Lived, the story ofDennis and Pelma Dixonof Jenkins, will take placefrom 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, June […]

Services held for Charles Oliver

Charles Daniel Oliver, 34, of Jenkins, died June 3. Born in Warren, Ohio, to the late George Washington Oliver and Ruby Burton Oliver, he was a brother of the late Hubert Wayne Sexton. He lived in Jenkins for most of his life and worked as a meat cutter at IGA in Pound, Va. Survivors included two brothers, Gary N. Sexton […]

When women’s dignity equals zero

The woman soon to be Rudolph Giuliani’s third ex-wife is not the most sympathetic of victims. Judith Nation cavorted openly with Giuliani while the New York mayor was still living with his second wife and their two children. The second Mrs. Giuliani learned she was being left while watching a news conference called by her husband. She obtained a restraining […]