Finally, corporate exec likened to drug dealer

Within the context of all the misery and suffering brought on by the opioid epidemic, the filing of criminal charges against another drug trafficker may not seem like a big deal. But a case that surfaced in New York takes a significant leap in casting executives of drug manufacturers and distributors in the light that much of the public sees […]

Attorney escaped Holocaust, changed eastern Kentucky

PRESTONSBURG Far from his soon-to-be home in Prestonsburg, a Jewish attorney and Holocaust survivor got a phone call that would change eastern Kentucky forever. It was the summer of 1970. John Rosenberg and his wife, Jean, had recently decided to leave their careers at the U.S. Department of Justice, and opted for a road trip. They loaded a Peugeot with […]

The Way We Were

Clips from available Mountain Eagle pages since our founding in 1907 THURSDAY, MAY 13, 1909 A group of local political and business leaders left Whitesburg today for Frankfort, where they will appear before the Kentucky Board of Equalizers and fight against the state’s proposal to put a 10-percent raise on the assessed value of all property in Letcher County. . […]


RECAPS: MAY 6 – 10 GENERAL HOSPITAL — Sonny was horrified. Laura saw Robert for the first time in years. Lucy had her sights set on Kevin. Curtis shared an update on his search for Ryan. Peter faced his fears. Alexis was overjoyed. Michael was grateful. Jason was surprised. Anna struggled to reconcile what she knows. Peter surprised Maxie. Sam […]

Strange But True

• The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds new discoveries, is not ‘Eureka!’ but ‘That’s funny …’.” — Isaac Asimov . • If you’re planning a summer vacation in Maine this year, you might want to keep in mind that in that state, it’s against the law to tickle a woman under the chin with […]

Bible trivia

1. Is the book of Luke in the Old or New Testament or neither? 2. What just and devout man held the baby Jesus when Mary and Joseph presented Him at the temple? Cyrenius, Ham, Simeon, Zara 3. Which of these books comes before the other three in the Old Testament (KJV)? Nahum, Ecclesiastes, Lamentations, Daniel 4. What sign sealed […]

Beekeepers to meet

The Letcher County Beekeepers will meet May 14 at 6 p.m. at the Letcher County Extension Office in Whitesburg. For more information, call 606-633-2362.

Bike Nite planned

Whitesburg Bike Nite, sponsored by the Seventh Sons Motorcycle Club, will take place Friday, May 10, starting at 6 p.m. in downtown Whitesburg. There will trophies for events, games and a free bike show. For more information, contact Shelia at 606-335-7187.

Now Here’s a Tip!

• “If you have a flannelbacked vinyl tablecloth that gets a tear, don’t throw it out. You can cut it into rectangles to line a shelf. Use a thin bead of glue at the edges to keep them down, and it makes a nice liner. You can even use squares between pans as a scuff guard.” — T.A. in Ohio […]

Help sought with solar panels

Go to our Facebook page for announcements and pictures posted after each event, www.facebook.com/ pages/Hemphill-Community Center, or www.facebook.com/Hemphillblacksheep. Check out our two new websites: www.hemphillcenter.org and www.blacksheepbrickoven.org. The fund drive for the 4 Letcher Co solar projects is going on. Tax-deductible donations can be submitted via an online process. Be sure to specify it is meant for the Hemphill Community […]