2007-08-15 / Speak Your Piece

Speak Your Piece

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Call 633-7508 from 9 am Tuesday to 9 am Friday.

I think it's all fine and good that you're getting skate parks and things for the young people, but if you don't get them some clean drinking water they're not going to last to be old people. So I would appreciate it if you would get us some good water in this area. This is a pitiful sight, all this money going for all this other stuff. Get us some good drinking water, please. Thank you.

(A public water system for Letcher County wasn't even being talked about until 12 years ago when the Letcher County Water and Sewer District was formed. Since then, about 1,000 homes now have access to public water. About 700 more homes should be on-line by the end of 2007. Thanks to the effort of a group of private citizens who have worked quietly and tirelessly for years, a new project to put water into Craft's Colly is being advertised for bids this week. Bids will be advertised in the very near future for the construction of water lines in the Little Cowan area. So great progress has been made since these people began their work 12 years ago. Also, the money used to build skate parks and other things for young people has no effect on whether and when a community gets hooked on to public water. That money comes from different sources entirely.)

I live on Daniels Branch and my neighbor has been going to Leatherwood and getting pills and bringing them back and selling them. He also goes to Pikeville and gets pills and brings them back and sells them. He also allows a juvenile child to drive up and down the road. My other neighbor is selling pot wide open. I think something should be done about it. There's more traffic on this road than there is on 15. Thank you.

This is for the little thieves in the Wal-Mart parking lot who stole my fishing poles on Tuesday, August 7: I just wanted to let you know that you will be the one who didn't get away. Thank you.

To all you good Christians in Doty Creek: Don't you know you have a thief, liar and drug dealer living among you? They're not going to protect him too long and he's going to get exactly what he deserves. He's the one that's been breaking into all the churches.

To the guy who has been bringing his kids onto the mountain to party: Keep it up and you'll have them no longer. Thank you.

I think it's a shame that a woman on the right fork of Cram Creek is selling drugs and has her daughter selling drugs, too. Then there's the man who lives above them who is also selling drugs. When one is out the other has them. You've got even more drug dealers on up the road. I feel sorry for all children and families who are losing their way of life because of these drug dealers.

I would just like to make a point to the drug dealer who made the threats against the people of Cram Creek and Mayking about turning him in: You are about stupid, son. Me and my wife will turn you in every time we see a car pull into your driveway. Now it's going to get even worse. If I have to, I'll take videos of you and turn them over to UNITE or the sheriff's department.

They asked the little boy if he knew what was in the Bible. He smiled and said, 'Sure, Mom and Dad's marriage license and our birth certificates.' How true this is in most homes. Most Bibles are just taken to church once or twice a week. Some have dust on them and are used as a file cabinet. I shudder to think when I stand before God that this is all I have used His word for.

This makes about seven months since I lost my copper. I was told it would be made right by the man who runs the place. It's not been made right and time is wasting while inflation is going on. This is a concerned scrapper looking for his copper. If the man who said he would give me satisfaction reads this in Speak Your Piece, I want him to give me my money.

A certain man has four children and four grandchildren. His wife doesn't have any. He didn't help raise his kids. He didn't know if they had anything to eat or a place to lay their heads. It's all a big joke. The Bible says a man who won't provide for his family is lower than an infidel. Hell is going to be hot.

To a woman on Breeding's Creek at Redfox: You should see what your husband in Virginia is doing now. He's got his own dump truck business and his own paving business. What do you have now? Bills to pay and nothing else. You thought you got all his money that came out of his grandmother's property, but you did not. He knew what was up and that's why you didn't get it all. So have fun. He makes more money in one week than you make all year. Sooner or later it's all going to catch up with you and your mother.

If whoever put the comment in last week's paper about the smoking hot girl with the bad attitude taking up the habit of smoking is talking about a girl who lives near the Pike-Letcher line, she smokes more than cigarettes.

I was just told by somebody if I didn't change my ways I would end up living the rest of my life alone with nobody and no friends. I wonder what they were telling me. I'm getting up there in age pretty good, and I wonder if I should change how the hell I am or just keep on going the way I'm going and do my thing. I'm very discouraged right now. I know they read Speak Your Piece and I would like for them to read this and think about what they said. I am not going to change. I am going to be until I die. Anyone who doesn't like it can lump it.

To the guy making fun of the golf ball boobs: Instead of throwing shoes, she should have hit him with a golf club. Forget the fifty dollars, she should have sworn a warrant for you for your talk. Straighten up your thinking about other people.

To the Whitesburg mayor and city council: It's time for your report card. I'll have to give you an A-plus for your initiative to allow the sale of alcohol in city restaurants. That is very progressive. However, I'll have to give you a D-minus for allowing a festival to come to our town and compete with the Mountain Heritage Festival and our Mountain Idol talent show. Worse still, you have a group producing the Riverside Festival who were banished from Jenkins and told to never step their feet in Isom again.

To a woman on Little Colley: Your daughter orders drugs off the Internet and sells them. She even tried to get your brother to fax a paper one time to get drugs to sell. Don't think the social workers won't know about this. They will be told soon enough. Ask your brother. He can tell you. Did you know that when she was married one time earlier she slept with two men at the same time in the same bed? Then she ran around on her latest husband with an earlier husband. What kind of daughter do you have?

After this term is over for Judge Ward it would be nice if there was a debate in Letcher County between him and whoever opposes him. There should be an open forum where people in the audience could as him any question they wanted. Then we could see who is really able to take Letcher County into the future. During the last election he didn't want to debate Judge Smith, so this time he can give us his vision for the next four years. This is an opportunity. This seemed to work in the Democratic Party debate the other night. Even I would take time out of my busy schedule to see this.

A person should never be ashamed of where they're from. Even though you might have to leave the mountains next year, never be ashamed of who you are or where you're from. Your culture might be different, your idea of fun might be different, and your accent might be different, but who you are and what you stand for is what makes you the person you are. You will always be you no matter what community you move to. The community you move to will accept you. After all, some of us have been successful and done pretty good for ourselves after leaving the mountains and we look forward to returning someday to our old Kentucky homes.

I just wonder how many pilots are in Letcher County. With all the improvements made to the Wendell Ford Airport in Hazard, why does Letcher County still want an airport? A guy in Frankfort asked me the same thing and wondered why anyone would fly into Letcher County when they could fly into the Wendell Ford Airport at the Breathitt-Perry line. I'm not at liberty to say who this gentleman is, but we were at a roundtable discussion in Frankfort. He is an official who is high up. I'm not knocking the need for an airport. I just think it's kind of funny.

(There are more pilots in Letcher County than you might imagine. And your friend in Frankfort must have been high period if he is questioning why a community that hopes to grow would want to have its own airport again.)

I want to thank Mr. Gilbert from Eolia for the comments he made to the Associated Press about the damages caused by mountaintop removal mining. We got to read the story in the Dayton Daily News.

This is a 39-year-old single woman looking for a nice man between 27 and 41. If anyone is out there, respond in next week's Speak Your Piece. See you later.

You have dinner coming up. It's sort of an important dinner and you're worried because you have to do all the work yourself. You need my fantastic chicken recipe. It calls for six chicken breasts, fully cooked. Remove the chicken from the bones. Take two cans of store-bought biscuits, quarter them and cook them in the chicken broth for five minutes and drain. Then add two cans of Cream of Chicken soup and four cups of cold water and stir. Then add one package of frozen carrots, one package of frozen peas, the white meat from your chicken breasts, and salt lightly. Then pour this mixture into a large casserole dish and bake it in the oven for 20 to 25 minutes at 350 degrees. It should serve between four and seven people. Broccoli and cheese sauce would go with this, as would a very rich lemon pound cake. Always add three or four extra tablespoons of lemon juice to your cake mix and frosting.

Boy the view sure has changed at the commonwealth's attorney's office. It's gone from beauty to beast.

I can't help but wonder if the low-cut pants are in style this year. I don't think I can stomach another year of seeing those chubbier girls wearing those pants with their little fat bellies hanging out. Nor do I want to see the boys wearing those pants with those huge bottoms anymore. Those are horrible sights. If that is fashion, I give up. When are people going to learn to be themselves? Can it happen? Can you wear clothes that look good on you and be fashionable, too. Quit following everybody else. It looks sickening.

Good luck to you people in Whitesburg. I hope you love hosting a festival being put on by a committee that was banned from Jenkins.

Mayor Dixon, you need to get your head on straight. Police protection is more important than the waterlines.

In reading the article on the rising abuse of hydrocodone, it made me think of the attack on OxyContin, which has resulted in people dying of cancer without being able to get this medicine for severe pain. Now the DEA is thinking about moving hydrocodone from Schedule III to Schedule II. Before you know it, people with legitimate pain problems won't be able to get pain medications. Our government might as well be communist or worse. We are losing all of our freedoms. Steve Dodgen should have shot his brains out, but he didn't have the guts. He needed to be in a psych unit, but he slid through the cracks.

To the jealous punk at the gas and go this past Wednesday: I'm there at the same place every day at the same time. Punk.

It's wonderful that school has started. We as parents want to go ahead and thank the principal at Letcher for putting up the gate between the two school buildings. You say it was put there for safety. Well, it has been safe there for about the last 40 years if I can remember. And we really want to thank you for talking about attendance being down right after talking about the gate. Huh. Reckon this is a way to make parents have to get their kids there on time? Get a life. What about grandparents who are disabled? Are they supposed to call you each day so you can unlock your wonderful gate? I don't think so.

(Here's hoping that new gate is not going to keep you as upset as the single-gender classes did at Letcher.)

To a certain woman in Gordon: If you're so nosy and know everything then why don't you know what your husband is doing when he's supposed to be at work? You should check in to that.

I'm just calling in to tell you people who are doing illegal stuff that if three of you are doing it and only two get caught there might be something wrong. Some people are good at 'narcing' and staying out of trouble. If you're in this category I would be checking things out and doing something about it if you know what I mean. Once a narc always a narc.

Please stop burying your head in the sand. You need to start taking care of that renegade woman and take care of her now.

There are four women on Craft's Colly who enjoy life with no strings attached. They would like to meet somebody who is not on drugs or alcohol. They have to be clean, well mannered and must know how to treat a lady. If interested, be at the Hemphill Community Center on Friday night.

To M.B.: If your man G. wouldn't tell everybody that he meets up with that he is no longer seeing you, maybe you wouldn't have that problem. And doesn't it count for something when his name and another woman's name are on a marriage license in the county clerk's office and yours isn't? So what's your hold on him? From a woman in another county.

To a so-called preacher man who is supposed to be disabled: What will you do when pictures of you working all the time are sent in to the disability people? Ha ha.

They need a four-lane highway from Dunham to No. Six Hollow to make sure that all the druggies get their drugs on time.

I've been with this guy for nine months. I really do like him and I think he likes me. It's been really fun getting to talk to him and everything. He's really special to me and I love him so much.

You know what, Mr. Drug Dealer? Your smart-aleck little friend is going to get you in trouble. I heard you've been in jail. Well, get ready to go back.

To a certain someone: I was just wondering what you did with that twenty dollars I gave you. I know for a fact you didn't spend it on singing lessons, hint, hint.

I wish those cheese eaters from Jenkins, Rockhouse and McRoberts would stay off the CB. I can't talk to anybody because the cheese eaters get drunk and get on there cursing and trying to fight everybody. You can't have conversation with anybody on the radio. People need to watch what they say.

Rumor has it that the sale on Railroad Hill did excellent this past weekend. So, you guessed it, there's going to be another one. This week's specials are Lortab 7.5 on sale at two for $18; OxyContin 100 milligram for $82. Come check them out. They'll leave the light on for you. Oh yes, there's going to be a live band there singing their new hit song, 'Save a Horse, Ride a Pillhead.' This weekend all UNITE agents get an additional 13 percent off all purchases. Y'all come now, y'hear.

To a woman in Gordon: Your husband bought me a new SUV. So if you think he's spending all that drug money on you, think again.

I live in Clay City, Kentucky and I love this paper. That article Billy Reed wrote about Fletcher was just great. I buy this paper every time I get up that way. You guys are doing a heck of a job.

(Thanks for the compliment.)

To Erica, the most loving, caring and gorgeous wife any man could ask for: When I wake up every morning and see your beautiful face I look up and thank God above for sending me a beautiful angel from he heavens. Not only have you saved my life, you have also given me a baby. I asked God for a gift and He answered my prayer. He gave me my family back. Thanks for believing in me so I can believe in us. Scotty.

I'm a resident of Jenkins and I just want to speak my piece about this Jenkins festival they are having down in Whitesburg at Riverside Park. Who makes the money from this? Who keeps the books? Who is on the committee?

Thanks, preacher man, for leaving your wife all alone. I'm with her now. I could have never found a better woman or a better looking woman. Thanks for leaving her behind for me.

Looking for a reliable man in his early fifties or up to sixty. Need someone to move in and help with the bills. If interested, meet me at Wal-Mart at 9 on Friday morning. See you there.

I did have my CB boxed up for a whole two days. You have to give me credit for that.

I am so sick of hearing people talk about social services. It's good-for-nothing people like you who have their children taken away and put in homes where people murder them.

Hey, Bonnie, hope you're doing OK out there by yourself. Wish I was there with you comforting you through this hard time in our lives. Believe in me, doll. You will see the beach or freedom again, to fly like the eagle again. If it takes my last breath to do it, I'll be there waiting for you with a big kiss. Your poem was beautiful, doll. Baby, get your life straight and remember me forever. P.S. You better be good. Please stay one in a million for the rest of your and my life. I love you. My heart cries for your voice and your love. You are sweet as snake venom. Love always, Outlaw.

There's a bad drug-dealing problem and a problem with stolen property being hidden in Bill Moore Branch. I wish someone would do something about it. Everything has to be locked up, chained up, and guns ready. Everyone is tired of the drug deals all day, and being ripped off constantly.

If there is a court watch, I would like to join it and help out. If there isn't, I hope somebody is working on setting one up. I would be glad to help on that, too. I am a senior citizen and I believe this would be a much better use of my time than going to a center every day. I couldn't do it every day, but I would take my shift. I have some ideas. Every time an important case is opened, a file should be set up and records should be kept on everyone involved in it, from the arresting officers through the district judge and circuit judge. If we're ever going to get a handle on this crime wave and have a civilized place to live , we're going to have to make people accountable and that means officials as well as criminals.

All I keep hearing in Speak Your Piece is drug dealing on Cram Creek. Please be more specific. We potential customers need better directions. If the cops can't find them, how do you expect would-be customers, already stoned, to find a location in an area we're not familiar with? It's getting hard to find any good pills on the lower end of the county anymore since the UNITE gang moved in and cut all prescriptions for the eastern part of the state. I used to steal narcotics off of my cancerstricken grandmother, but no more. I've been forced to move to the black market. Thank God I live in Letcher County. By the way, should I be giving thanks to Jesus, Allah, Buddha, Confucius, or the Martians that landed at Roswell? Anyway, I've not been so addicted to something so bad that I'd pay such exorbitant prices since they enacted Prohibition. I know what you're thinking. Yes, my grandmother is old. We made all of the local thugs rich with the insane profits they were making off of us. How I joyed in seeing them buying their follies, spending my hard-earned money I had used to buy their illegal poison drink. Only those in the desolate areas that were so backward to accept the new anti-Prohibition changes were lucky enough to continue bootlegging their intoxicating brews - think Kentucky, and Letcher County more specifically. It brings back memories to now see local pill kingpins in their jazzy Hyundai's. Well, those feds ruined everything when they overturned Prohibition in 1933. Drinking, to me, was never the same, and I put down the bottle once I knew that my hard-earned dollars were going to causes such as education and feeding the poor, taxes, you know, and not to the neighbor up the road, who always kept us entertained with the excitement of buying things we could never afford. I lived a comfortable life for a few decades, but I kept hearing about thugs in other areas of the country getting rich by selling things the government didn't want us regular people to have. How I longed to someday give these thugs some of my hardearned money. I'd show the feds then, huh. Well, my lucky day finally came. Seems some of the local thugs became aware of how some of the legal prescriptions could make their neighbors crazy as a loon. Crazy enough to give them their whole paycheck for some of these new goodies. I've not been a witness, but I've even heard of sexual favors being substituted for these new treats. I've found new heroes.

UNITE was a bad idea and its efforts are counter-productive. Its huge salaries do nothing but siphon off money that could be used in better ways. The only good idea UNITE ever had was court watch, which is working really well in Manchester under some churches, but it never went anywhere in Letcher County because of political opposition. I think an honest court watch is a great idea and if someone has something going on this I'd like to know so I could help. If you know anything about this, please put the information in Speak Your Piece.

We want to say hi to Granny, Uncle Jimmy, Aunt Ethel, and everyone else. From Katrina and Anissa.

To my papaw in Pittsboro, Ind.: You need to quit smoking.

Anyone who calls for a court watch just doesn't understand the situation. The average person doesn't have the knowledge or experience to report on court proceedings and would just confuse and complicate things. Court processes should be left to the professionals who are highly trained and experienced in these matters.

I just wanted to tell everyone in Bill Moore Branch that I did not burn that trailer. Yes, I whipped that girl, but I did not burn the trailer. The reason I whipped her was because she and her boyfriend were cursing out my mother for no reason, right after my father passed away. My mother does not deserve to be treated that way, and she won't be as long as I'm around. You thought it was so funny to rub it in because my dad died. We are sick and tired of everything that we have put up with for the past two or three years because of you two. None of us had ever done anything to either of you, but you just didn't know when to quit. Everyone in Bill Moore wants to run their mouth about what they think happened even though they don't have a clue. You people have no idea what all has happened. She jumped on me first. You wouldn't have gotten whipped if you'd respected my mother. And jumping on my back, right after a serious horse riding accident, was not a good idea either.

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