Cecil Webb Jr. dies at 88

Cecil “Sonny” Henry Webb, Jr., 88, died July 2. Born in Wise, Va., to the late Cecil Henry Webb, Sr. and Beatrice Hylton Webb, he spent his early years in Whitesburg. He was the widower of Myrtle Bates Webb, and the father of the late William Webb. He was graduated from the Virginia Military Institute and received a master’s degree […]

Trump proposal for climate, coal moving forward The Associated Press

The Trump administration is advancing a proposal that would replace President Barack Obama’s principal attempt to cut U.S. greenhouse gas emissions with a new rule expected to go easier on the ailing coal industry. The Environmental Protection Agency disclosed Tuesday that it sent the new rule to the White House for review. The document itself was not released, but President […]

Kentucky once had its own cave rescue story heard around the world

The entrapment and rescue of 12 teenage Thai soccer players and their coach in a cave may seem like a novel or a suspense movie to much of the world, but to those familiar with Kentucky history, it is chillingly familiar. For those who haven’t seen this — and there can’t be many who haven’t — the 12 boys — […]

Firm says it will reopen mine here

A mining company owned by West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice and with a long history of unpaid taxes and unpaid employees says it will hire 150 people to work at previously closed mines in Letcher and Pike counties. A&G Coal is currently seeking a permit amendment to add 44.1 acres to a mine on the Letcher- Harlan county line that […]

Rites held for Charles Adams

Charles Adams, 73, died July 3, at his home at Mayking. A son of the late Grant and Corine Spangler Adams, he was a brother of the late Lloyd Adams and Benny Adams. Surviving are his wife, Ann Lucas Adams; a son, Charles A. Adams of Mayking; a daughter, Sarah Elizabeth Hall of Knott County; a brother, Larry Adams of […]

Anita Corns succumbs at 63

Anita Kay Corns, 63, died July 2 at her home in Whitesburg. A daughter of the late Steve and Susie Tyree Stamper, she was a sister of the late Betty Lou Slone and Norma Jean. Surviving are two sons, Sidney Quillen of Premium, and Jason Johnson of Jenkins; three daughters, Christy Quillen of Isom, Sharla Quillen of UZ, and Anna […]

Tina Davis buried at Jackhorn

Funeral services for Tina Jean Davis, 51, were held July 6 at Carty Funeral Home of Neon. Burial was in the Fields family cemetery at Jackhorn. Born in Jenkins to Jo Ann Hall Fields and the late Wesley Dean Fields, she died July 2 at her home at Jackhorn. She was the former wife of the late William Davis, and […]

Highlights of Fleming-Neon H.S.

1948 Class history Part II Suddenly their first year on the hill was completed and they were on vacation, eager to see September arrive. Approximately 70 people more experienced in the world of learning enrolled as the sophomore class of 45-46. Many were curious and eager to find out if all they had heard about Enlow’s algebra room was true. […]

Jewell Sergent buried at Kona

Funeral services for Jewell Lee Sergent, 64, were held July 1 at the Bill Moore Branch Holiness Church at Kona. Burial was in the Bill Moore Branch Cemetery. Born in Harlan County to the late Denver and Edna Mae Paul Morris, she died June 28 at her home in Cumberland. She was the widow of Minton Vernon Sergent, and a […]

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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 cost of gasoline in Kentucky is an average 63 cents higher than it was a year ago. That’s over $10 more for […]