Started Christmas shopping yet?

Hello everyone! Have you started Christmas shopping yet? It will be here before we know it. This morning I could feel a touch of fall in the air. The fog was so bad in the area where I live that it was way after nine in the morning before it lifted. I was supposed to go someplace. I cancelled my […]

Community calendar

August 18 — The Elkhorn Shrine Club will hold a four-wheeler poker run August 18, rain or shine, at Fishpond Lake. Sign-up will begin at 11 a.m. and the ride at noon. The cost is $10 per poker hand, and prizes are $100 for best hand and $50 for second best hand. Hotdogs, chips and soft drinks will be available […]

Jenkins to host Shelby Valley Friday night

The Jenkins High School Cavaliers, under new coach Kenneth D. OQuinn Jr., will open the 2018 high school football season this Friday (August 17) when they host Shelby Valley. The Cavaliers dress 13 players on the varsity team this year; seven of them are seniors, five are juniors and one is a sophomore. Jenkins will host Twin Valley High School […]

Sheila Stallard dies at 59

Sheila Stallard, 59, of Whitesburg, died August 7 at Hazard Appalachian Regional Healthcare Center. A daughter of the late Clarence and Dorothy Davis, she was the mother of the late Ralph Brandon Stallard and Jamie Leon Stallard. Surviving are two daughters, Tiffany Stallard Brown of Cowan and Tabitha Holbrook of Indiana; a brother, Jimmy Davis of Lexington; a sister, Dorothy […]

Make exercise a habit

We all know we should exercise every day for better health. But fitting it in can be tricky with the demands of home, family and career. If you have fallen off the exercise wagon before, you know how easy it is once you miss one day to skip the next one. That’s why it is so important for us to […]

Unusual vegetables at Farmers Market

It surely was good to see Rose Collier and her family made it back safe and sound from their Myrtle Beach trip. She said they had a really good time but they got caught in the rain more than once as they were trying to find some seashells. The Letcher County Senior Citizens sure missed her while she was gone. […]

Struttin’ Time:

Saturday will be a good day

I am as excited about this coming Saturday’s opening day of squirrel season as I have ever been. As I have traveled around I have seen lots of squirrels in every direction. Now let’s just make sure all of our equipment is in order. My dad loved to squirrel hunt and traveled far and wide to follow his favorite sport. […]

Bible trivia

1. Is the book of Lazarus in the Old or New Testament or neither? 2. What were the children who were making fun of Elisha’s bald head torn apart by? Two bears, Three lions, Seven serpents, Locust swarm 3. Who asked God, “Why is this people of Jerusalem slidden back by a perpetual backsliding”? Jeremiah, Jonah, Job, Joshua 4. From […]


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. STAMPER — The annual Stamper reunion for descendents of Kelly and Lavina “Sis” Stamper will be held at Ft. Boonesborough State […]

Shape note singers rattled the roof

Go to our Facebook page for announcements and pictures posted after each event, www.facebook.com/ pages/Hemphill-Community Center. Greetings all! The shape note singing was particularly awesome on Sunday with dinner on the ground. We hosted day two of the Double All Day Singing that took place in Letcher County on Aug. 11 and 12. The Saturday singing was at Calvary College […]