Gabby’s fishing fever

Nighttime is peak feeding time now

It is wide-open summertime right now with the very hot days making it hard to get out and enjoy outdoor activities like fishing. It will be a few months before it cools down some, so we have to look for ways to beat the heat. One way to beat the heat is to fish at night when the sun is […]

Soap updates

THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL — Eric urged Hope to offer Sally a job on her campaign. Thorne told a disheartened Katie that Wyatt had already moved on with Sally. Incredulous that Eric hired Sally, Ridge reminded his father of all of her past transgressions against Forrester Creations. Meanwhile, Hope cautioned her staff to be vigilant in protecting their designs […]

A celebration to remember

The City of Whitesburg held its annual Fourth of July Celebration and Fireworks Show Saturday night at River Park, and the event was a rousing success that will be remembered for years to come. This year’s musical guest was Carlene Carter, a member of country music’s royal family, the Carter Family. Ms. Carter, 63, wowed the crowd with a show […]

Struttin’ Time:

Join us for gathering at Labor Day

I would like to tell everyone about our coming reunion in the Daniel Boone National Forest, at Little Lick Campground. The reunion is for all the Letcher County hunters who hunted there until we stopped going as a group in 1998. I have been in touch with several who hunted with us, and the list already contains Dean Thompson, Tommy […]

Carcassonne to hold big July 4 celebration

In the late 1930’s, Carcassonne Community School hosted back-to-back Letcher County Fairs. This year the community will host the greatest Fourth of July celebration in recent memory. Activities and sign-ups begin at 3 p.m., with horseshoe and cornhole tournaments beginning at 4 p.m. The event will include concessions, souvenirs, and raffle tickets for sale, and free watermelon as long as […]

Grilled Caesar Steak Salad is great for holiday

Let’s say you wanted to land a luxurious rib-eye steak at the center of your Fourth of July picnic, but worried about being able to afford it. Here’s a simple way to make it happen: Instead of serving every guest a huge slab of steak, slice up a smaller portion, fan it out on the plate to make it look […]

Drum circle planned at Hemphill

Go to our Facebook page for announcements and pictures posted after each event, www.facebook.com/pages/ Hemphill-Community-Center. It is official. The sheep at Black Sheep Brick Oven Bakery are going to be producing pizza and baked goods Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays. You may call in for carryout or dine in. Our new hours will be 3 to 9 p.m., three days per […]


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. BOGGS — The Sam and Sarah Boggs family reunion will be held at the Flat Gap Community Center in Pound, Va., […]

A red, white and blue poke cake for July 4th

Although poke cake is usually in the form of a sheet cake, we thought it could make a beautiful and festive layer cake for the Fourth of July. For a cake that was red, white, and blue all the way through, we started by cooking blueberries and strawberries and then combining each with gelatin to create two colorful, brightly flavored […]

Rites held for Lake Crase Banks

Graveside services for Lake Crase Banks, 97, were held June 30 at the Watts Cemetery at Hallie. Born in Millstone to the late Marion Monroe Crase and Mary Alice Baker, she died June 27. She was the widow of Earnest Banks, and was also preceded in death by 17 siblings and half-siblings. Mrs. Banks was a homemaker, and for many […]