It’s persimmon season!

Fall provides a bounty of beautiful fruits and vegetables, including orange-red persimmons. Persimmons begin appearing in markets in late September and are available through December. If you’ve never had a persimmon, now is the time to try it as a snack, side dish or flavorful dessert. Ripe persimmons are a small, smoothskinned fruit measuring from 1 to 3 inches. Two […]

Moments and Memories of WHS

1983 Four going to clinic Four talented students from Whitesburg High School have been selected to participate in the All- Festival Band Clinic at Cumberland College in Williamsburg. They are Betsy Adams and Marsha Baily, who play the clarinet, and Ricky Sparks and Jeff Maggard, who play the trumpet. To be selected for this honor, it was first necessary to […]


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Prayers are sought for patients

Well, we thought Mom would be home by this time, but there have a few minor complications. We knew she would have problems with her bowels after all the pain medication, so we kind of expected all this. They did a CT scan Sunday and found no obstructions. They also placed an NG tube in her nose to relieve all […]

Six to lead Mountain Heritage Parade

The members of the Letcher County Convention and Tourism Commission have been named grand Marshals of this year’s Mountain Heritage parade, reflecting the new commission’s efforts in building overlooks and establishing tours and events in the county. The Mountain Heritage Committee announced the choice this week. The commission is made up of members Missy Matthews, commission chair and CEO of […]


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Edward Gibson dies at 83

Edward Gibson, 83, of Hallie, died September 20 at the Hospice Care Center in Hazard. A son of the late Johnny and Leona Hollins Gibson, he was the father of the late Venisha Rogers. He was also preceded in death by a friend, Lilly Eldridge. Surviving are his wife, Lonnie Dixon Gibson; a daughter, Zoni Hampton and husband Glen of […]

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 It was good to read recently the accomplishments of SOAR in eastern Kentucky. The region is making a considerable effort to overcome the […]


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Retired teachers to meet

The Letcher County Retired Teachers Association will meet at noon on Friday, Oct. 5, at Dairy Queen in Whitesburg. All Letcher County and Jenkins Independent retired teachers are invited to attend. In addition to normal activities, this meeting is dedicated to collecting school supplies for the students in the two school districts. Attendees should bring any school supplies they have […]