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Post Scripts: Mountain Eagle – “It screams”

by Joe Snyder

Few people likely knew better than Tom Gish that there’s no such thing as a strictly local story.

As editor and publisher of The Mountain Eagle in Whitesburg, Ky., Gish and his wife, Pat, spent more than half a century tackling the previously untouchable stories of the Appalachian coal fields – unsafe mines and environmental degradation, pervasive poverty, plus police and government corruption. His recent death at

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