Community calendar

July 4 — The second annual Fourth of July celebration by Rte. 7 Artisan Fellowship will take place at the gazebo on Clark Drive at the Upper Twin Bridge in Letcher beginning at 5 p.m. The event will include cornhole games, food, and bluegrass music. The celebration is a fundraiser for the Rte. 7 Artisan Fellowship. . July 5 — […]

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 […]

Ruth Mullins succumbs at 73

Funeral services for Ruth Daryl McFadden Mullins, 73, of McRoberts, will be held at 11 a.m. today (July 4) at the Seco Freewill Baptist Church. Burial will be in the McRoberts Community Cemetery. A daughter of the late Frank and Rosa Ellen Wright McFadden, she died June 30 at Parkview Nursing & Rehabilitation Center of Pikeville. Surviving are her husband, […]

Tammy Sandlin dies at 46

Tammy Sue Thompson Sandlin, 46, of Cornettsville died June 20 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital. A daughter of the late Wallace Thompson and Betty Szabo, she was a sister of the late Tommy Szabo Jr. Surviving are her fiancé, Andy “Cowboy” Combs; her stepfather, Thomas Szabo; two daughters, Crystal Michelle Skyles and Susan Marie Feltner; a son, Kenny Ray Sandlin; […]

Rites held for Mary Lou Marcum

Mary Lou Marcum, 87, of Big Stone Gap, Va., died June 22 at Holston Valley Medical Center in Kingsport, Tenn. Born in Fleming, she had lived in Elyria and Hamilton, Ohio, and in Big Stone Gap, Va., since the mid 1990’s. She was an accountant for Wooldridge, Lesnick and Tubbs in Elyria, Ohio. Mrs. Marcum was a member of the […]

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 What happened to the pride of so many of the people who live in Jenkins? Just drive up the hills and hollows and […]

AG opinion sides with protesters

FRANKFORT A legal opinion by the Kentucky Attorney General says state police and the state Finance and Administration Cabinet violated the law by limiting access to a group of protesters who repeatedly demonstrated at the capitol. Atty. Gen. Andy Beshear says the agencies failed to develop a new procedure that was properly vetted. The Poor People’s Campaign recently held a […]

New Orleans jazz comes to Whitesburg this Thursday night

The sixth of 10 Levitt AMP Whitesburg Music Series concerts will feature the sounds of New Orleans with the Nasty Nati Brass Band. Opening the show will be Ron Short and the Possum Playboys of southwest Virginia. The shows kicks off at 6 p.m. this Thursday (July 5) with the unique mountain meets zydeco swing of the Possum Playboys. The […]

Rites held for Geneva Akemon

Geneva Akemon, 69, died June 29 at her home at Deane. A daughter of the late Frank and Lillie Fairchild Hall, she was the mother of the late Eric Akemon. Surviving are her husband, Danny Akemon; a son, Steve Akemon and wife Jennifer of Deane; a daughter, Cindy Collins of Blackey; a sister, Jeanette Hall of Colson; and six grandchildren, […]

Jenkins ‘aqua yoga’ class is safe, fun

An enjoyable — and much easier — form of yoga is being offered in private each Saturday at the Jenkins City Swimming Pool in Jenkins. “Aqua yoga” is practiced in the shallow end of the pool, so even if you cannot swim you can still practice safely. The exercise is particularly good for those who wish to practice yoga but […]