June 13, 2018 RSS feed / Families & Friends

Preacher Bill Craft celebrates 85th birthday

I was thinking the other day about Preacher Bill Craft. Our family came in contact with him when I was a young teenager. He started having church services around Letcher County in the early 70’s or so. More...

Health fair planned

The Mountain Comprehensive Health Corporation and the Respiratory Clinics of Eastern Kentucky are sponsoring a Health Fair on Tuesday, June 19, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Whitesburg Medical Clinic located at 226 Medical Plaza Lane.  More...

Trivia Test

1. GEOGRAPHY: Which nation’s tallest mountain is called Fan Si Pan? 2. ASTRONOMY: About how many miles across is Jupiter’s Great Red Spot? 3. More...

When going to school was the real vacation

I was talking to one of my grandsons right before the end of May and I asked him if he had school the next week.  “Nope,” he said. “We’re already on vacation.”  “Vacation! More...

Community calendar

June 23-24 — Signings by D. Charles Dixon of the new two-volume book, Den and Pel: Two Lives Well Lived, the story of Dennis and Pelma Dixon of Jenkins, will take place from 9 a.m. More...

Garden contest set

A Prettiest Garden Contest will be hosted this summer by the Letcher County Extension Service Agriculture and Natural Resources Program. Any size garden is eligible, and people may enter their own or someone else’s garden. More...

Bible trivia

1. Is the book of Machpelah in the Old or New Testament or neither?  2. From 2 Samuel, who said, “How are the mighty fallen, and the weapons of war perished”? Saul, Simeon, David, Peter  3. More...

LCCHS student receive awards

Awards Day at Letcher County Central High School was held June 1. The scholarships awarded totaled $2,187,515.  Receiving Academic Team Awards were Katherine Braswell, Gavin Sexton, Corey Sparkman, and Brooke Saurer. More...

VIETNAM REUNION

— A reunion of people who served in Vietnam in 1968 and 1969 was held June 1-3 at General Butler State Park in Carrollton. Pictured are (front) Dan Cowan of California, Co. More...

Ian Paris is an accomplished young archer

Ian Paris scored 289 to finish second in the National Archery in Schools Program National Championships. In 30 shots, he hit 20 center circles.  More...

Windstorm damages roof, yard

Hello again everyone! As I’ve said so often before, grab a favorite beverage sit down and let’s chat a bit. I really hope your week has been good, since the weather is so nice — at least it is here in the Ohio Valley area.  More...

Reunions

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. More...

Bakery opening this Thursday

Go to our Facebook page for announcements and pictures posted after each event, www.facebook.come/pages/Hemphill- Community-Center. More...

Youth shine in kitchen with Super Chef Camp

Sauté, dice, chop, roast and whip! These are all cooking techniques Kentucky youth can learn through the University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service’s Super Star Chef camp 10 a.m. More...