Miss Southeast Pageant planned for February 8

An evening of pageantry and style will be presented on the stage of the Godbey Appalachian Center on the Cumberland campus of Southeast Kentucky Community & Technical College when coeds from each of the five campuses vie for the title of Miss Southeast. The Miss Southeast Scholarship Pageant is to be held Saturday, Feb. 8 beginning at 6:30 p.m. with […]

Speak Your Piece

Tell us what’s on your mind. No need to give your name.

Call 633-7508 from 9 am Tuesday to 9 am Friday. In addition to the telephone and the U.S. Mail, The Mountain Eagle accepts comments to Speak Your Piece by electronic mail. Our address is: mtneagle@bellsouth.net This is to a dope dealer in Woodrock: I have ratted you out. It won’t be long until they are knocking on your door, honey. […]

Rites held for Lawrence Fleenor Jr.

Lawrence ‘ Lonnie’ Fleenor, Jr., 55, of Prestonsburg, died January 14 from injuries suffered in a vehicle accident. Born in Whitesburg to the late Lawrence and Georgia Mullins Fleenor, he was a surveyor for Summit Engineering. Surviving are his wife Rita Carol Centers Fleenor; his son, Craig A. Fleenor and wife Tabitha of Lexington; four sisters, Janice Goode and husband […]


Scott Profitt turned 19 years old on January 17. He is the son of Ralph and Patty Profitt of Little Colley, and has a sister, Hannah, 7. His grandparents are the Rev. Conard and Carolyn Profitt of Isom, and Ralph and Karen Profitt of Whitesburg. He is pictured with his grandfather, Ralph Profitt, with whom he shares a birthday on […]

Hunker down, Mother Nature is at it again

Southern Ohio

Hello again! How is everything in your little corner of the world? I hope everyone is warm and your belly is full of something good to eat. Buckle your seats belts or hunker down as we are in for another ride with Mother Nature! Last year we had such a mild winter and I really believe we are paying for […]


RECAPS – JAN. 20 - 24

THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL — Ridge comforts a visibly upset Katie following her upsetting conversation with Brooke. Pam becomes concerned by the sudden change in Charlie’s attitude when she brings up the topic of the jewelry heist. Knowing how close that she is getting with Wyatt and Quinn, Liam humbly expresses his concern for Hope’s wellbeing. Wyatt has a […]

Salome’s Stars

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Seeing the silly side of some really ridiculous situations helps give the Lamb a new perspective on how to handle them. Some important contacts can be made this weekend. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Try to complete your outstanding tasks by midweek. This leaves you free to take advantage of new possibilities — […]

The Way We Were

Clips from available Mountain Eagle pages since our founding in 1908

Thursday, January 20, 1944 Virgil Smith, the Georgia farmer who predicted the correct date for the end of World War I, says the present war will end on Easter Sunday, 1944. Smith, who makes his predictions from dreams, said three months before the end of the First World War that it would be over on November 11, 1918. He even […]

103 years ago this week:

Many were predicting fire that destroyed block

Page 3 of the January 19, 1911 edition of The Mountain Eagle carried the story of a fire that destroyed a block of buildings in downtown Whitesburg, including the post office and telephone office.

Make the judges mine the coal

A Court of Appeals blames a coal miner who died of black lung for his lack of legal skills. If miners need to be lawyers, maybe it’s time to make judges work in the mines. I am shocked and disappointed at comments from the panel of judges in the decision handed down by the 4th District Court of Appeals in […]

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