2019-09-18

2019-09-18 E-Edition

Fed up on Thornton Creek

As drivers using KY 1862 at Thornton were greeted by this message last Friday (September 13), neighbors on the creek were left to wonder who had altered this large highway construction sign to deliver an anti-drug warning to those who may come to the area looking to buy the illegal drug methamphetamine. (Eagle photo)

Fiscal court moves forward with plan to open ATV trails to visiting tourists


The Letcher County Fiscal Court took a step forward this week toward the longtime goal of developing a trail system for all-terrain vehicles in the county, and connecting to trail systems in other counties and eventually in adjoining states. At its September meeting Monday night, the court voted unanimously to pay the $5,000 annual cost to be part of the […]

Lawsuit over planned prison set aside, but may come back


A lawsuit filed to stop a prison from being built in Letcher County has been dismissed “without prejudice,” meaning it can be refiled if the Bureau of Prisons resumes its effort to build here. Attorneys for the Department of Justice and the Abolitionist Law Center agreed to the terms of the dismissal. Marianne Cufone, an attorney with Green Justice, a […]

All signs point to a new home for Dairy Queen in Whitesburg

A sister company to the firm that owns the Dairy Queen Grill & Chill restaurant on Jenkins Road in downtown Whitesburg has applied for a permit to build a “quick service restaurant” on Hazard Road in West Whitesburg. Double Seven Development of Minneapolis, Minn., has applied for a floodplain permit from the Kentucky Energy and Environment Department to build a […]

Moments and Memories of WHS


1969 Nika Stallard wins essay contest Nike Rose Stallard, 18, a senior at Whitesburg High School, has been named winner of the local 1968 Employment of the Handicapped Essay Contest. Miss Stallard, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W.L. Stallard, Jr., will receive a $25 Savings Bond donated by the Kentucky Power Co. Also, her essay has been entered into the […]

Rites held for Flona Huston

Flona Gay Huston, 64, died September 10 at her home at Kona. Born in Whitesburg to the late Ellis and Faith Ann Elkins Hall, she was the widow of Carlos Huston. Mrs. Huston enjoyed cooking, canning, and gardening. Surviving are her partner of 10 years, Wesley Gentrey; three daughters, Pam Mullins and husband Donald of Kona, Kim King and husband […]

Rev. Steve Stamper, 75, dies

Funeral services for the Rev. Steve Stamper, 75, of Whitesburg, were held September 16 at Letcher Funeral Home. Burial was in Sandlick Cemetery. A son of the late Hassel and Lora Anderson Stamper, he died September 13 at Letcher Manor Nursing & Rehabilitation Facility in Whitesburg. He was the widower of Patsy Maggard Stamper, to whom he had been married […]

Annie Mae North dies at 66

Annie Mae North, 66, of Neon, died September 12 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital. Born in Paynesville, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Jim and Hazel Lester Brown. Mrs. North was a member of the Neon First Church of God. She enjoyed children and spending time with her family and friends. Surviving are her husband of 48 years, […]

Burning of our American flag


In early 1969 I had been in Germany just a few months, and my General called me to his office. Our boss in the Pentagon had just called him. We had military people in Italy The Pentagon wanted us to set up a small print shop there, a couple of printers who would only work days. Two of my printers […]