Rites held for Darrell Roberts

Darrell Clay Roberts, 60, of Conway, S.C., formerly of Cowan, died August 17 at the Conway Medical Center. A son of the late James and Dora Ramey Roberts, he was also preceded in death by a granddaughter, Olivia Jade Deatherage. Surviving are his wife, Angela G. Roberts; a daughter, Patricia Mae Roberts Deatherage of Conway, S.C.; two grandchildren, Ashlynn Renee […]


Brian Stanley, of Pikeville, is the newest black belt with Larry Adams Martial Arts. He completed his black belt rank advancement test on August 5.

Governor Bevin loses another round in fight over Medicaid

LOUISVILLE Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin lost another round this week in a legal fight over his efforts to revamp the state’s Medicaid program to require poor people to get a job to keep their benefits. The latest setback for Bevin came in his home state when a federal judge dismissed his lawsuit that sought a ruling validating the Medicaid changes. […]


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. HOLBROOK — The Holbrook family reunion will be held Saturday, September 1, at the Fishpond Lake shed at the dam. The […]

Car styling is largely dictated by fuel and safety requirements

Dear Car Talk: I was looking at a new car (finally bought the RAV4) and was reading reviews of lots of different makes and models. Many of the articles brought up styling, usually as a positive, for a given car. But when I was looking at crossoverstyle cars, they all looked pretty much the same. I mean, they look a […]

Rites held for Mia Cornett

Funeral services for Mia Nicole Cornett, 42, were held August 18 at Letcher Funeral Home in Whitesburg. Burial was in the Lilley Cornett Wood Cemetery at Hallie. A daughter of Jimmie Cornett and Marsha Smith Freeman, she died August 14 at her home at Hallie. She was a sister of the late Jonathon Allyn Cornett. Surviving in addition to her […]

Disaster washes onto the beach

Florida Gov. Rick Scott has declared a state of emergency over an environmental disaster that he insists has nothing to do with him. It’s true that red tide — an evil-smelling algae bloom now fouling the precious beaches along Florida’s southwestern coast — is an oft-repeated natural phenomenon. Thousands of dead tarpons, manatees, sea turtles and other large creatures’ floating […]

Trivia test

1. LITERATURE: InShakespeare’s “Macbeth,”who orders the deaths ofLady McDuff and her children? 2. GAMES: How muchdoes it cost to land on theIncome Tax square in thegame of Monopoly?3. GEOGRAPHY: Whatis the official language ofAngola?4. LANGUAGE: What isthe professional name of aperson who makes arrowsfor a living?5. U.S. PRESIDENTS:Which president first appointed Eleanor Rooseveltas a delegate to the U.N.?6. MYTHOLOGY: Whatis […]

Rites held for Clifford Stamper

Clifford Harold “Clippy” Stamper, 63, of Neon, died August 15 at Millstone. Born in Detroit, Mich., he was a son of Betty York of Pineville and the late Tensley Stamper and the widower of Joan Caudill Stamper. He was also preceded in death by three brothers, Allen Stamper, Erwin Stamper and Robert Stamper; two sisters, Teresa Pike and Sherry Pennington; […]

John Kincer dies at 39

John Graham Kincer, 39, died August 16 at his residence at Mayking. He was the son of Stephen Kincer of Mayking and Anna Jo Holbrook Fields of Mayking. Surviving in addition to his parents are a daughter, Olivia Joanna Kincer; a brother, Seldon Kincer of Mayking; a sister, Elizabeth Kincer of Mayking; a stepbrother, Todd Kincer of Ashland; and his […]