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.


While this photo of a coal seam taken beside KY 1862 at Thornton Tuesday morning could be used to illustrate the current slump in the coal industry in central Appalachia, it also demonstrates that freezing temperatures have returned this week to Letcher County. (Eagle photo)

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