2019-07-03 E-Edition

Veterans Museum adds new artwork

Letcher County artist Doug Adams was commissioned by the Letcher County Veterans Museum to sculpt this addition to the building’s awning near the east end of Main Street in Whitesburg. (Eagle photo)

Highlights of Fleming-Neon Hi

1947 Fleming High to be represented at Pikeville College Festival Fleming High School will be represented at the Eastern Kentucky Music Festival on Friday and Saturday at Pikeville College. Their music director, LaRue Bagley, will accompany the group on their trip to Pikeville. Mr. James E. Van Peursem is judge and guest conductor for the annual event, which will draw […]

Gibson reunion draws big crowd

Hello everyone. Time is going quickly and it’s already July. I hope July is a perfect summer month for you. We had Carli Charles of Xenia, Ohio, staying with us last week. Mike and I only had sons so having an 11 year-old girl around was fun. Carli and I had a manicure/ pedicure at Jenny Lea Academy one day. […]


• The 15th reunion of the family of Henry and Rosilla Collins and Silas and Effie Collins will be held at Pin Oak Shelter at Litt Carr from noon to 6 p.m., Aug. 3. Those attending should bring a covered dish. For more information, call Oscar Collins at 606-403-1209 or 606-821-2540; Russell Collins at 633-0758. • The Whitesburg High School […]

Rites held for Martha Caudill

Martha Back Caudill, 94, of Wardell, Va. died June 25, in an Abingdon, Va. Born in Blackey to the late Floyd and Rebecca Dixon Back, she had spent her early life in Kentucky, moving to southwest Virginia in 1967. Mrs. Caudill was the widow of R.D. Caudill, and the mother of the late Wanda June Caudill, who died in infancy. […]

Food not always what it seems

Well, right out of the starting gate I have to tell you a good one on my sisters, Lucille and Charlene, and Mommy. Charlene said she and Lucille both looked in this crab salad container in the refrigerator at Mom’s and they thought it was coleslaw. So, for dinner today Charlene planned on giving Mom some of the coleslaw with […]

The heat makes him miss late mornings, early nights

There are a couple of lines from my favorite song of this century that go like this: “Where the sun comes up about ten in the morning And the sun goes down about three in the day” The song, “You’ll Never Leave Harlan Alive,” has been covered by several big time country music artists, but none of the others come […]

CEO of Revelation, other coal firms, is confident situation will get much better

The CEO of one of the nation’s largest coal producers says he’s confident the company will bounce back despite the shutdown of several mines after it filed for federal bankruptcy protection. Milton, W.Va.-based Blackjewel LLC, the parent company of Revelation Coal, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection Monday in U.S. Bankruptcy Court for southern West Virginia. News outlets reported the […]

Services held July 2 for Mrs. Maggard, 89

Olga Wan Eva June Maggard, 89, died July 1 at her residence in Eolia. The daughter of the late J.D. and Vera Maggard, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Denise Bedwell; a son-in-law, J.D. Bedwell; and a grandchild, Jai Devon Bedwell. A former candidate for the office of Letcher County Judge/ Executive, Mrs. Maggard was also very active […]