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Speak Your Piece



I just wanted to say that I just started getting The
Mountain Eagle
newspaper. I don’t live in Kentucky, but I am so excited to come to Whitesburg to drink some of that great mountain spring water.

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This is a public service f.y.i. announcement on how to handle a fake who claims to be a deputy but doesn’t have the required credentials. To paraphrase President Theodore Roosevelt who led the Rough Riders up San Juan Hill, the way you do this is to speak loudly and carry a small stick. This is the M.P. and I thank me for this warning and thank you, Speak Your Piece, for this transcription.

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Somebody needs to check on the water system here in Jenkins, because we have plenty of water but now we are on a boil-water advisory for some reason. Somebody set around and let the clear well run dry. We need to explain to people why they had to be put on a boil-water advisory with people working right there at it when it happened.

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Conservatives say there is a financial shortfall for Social Security, and that benefits will have to be cut. This year they engineered a cut in Social Security taxes. If there isn’t enough money, how can less make things better? I think the hidden agenda of conservatives is to cut out Social Security completely.

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Hey, you good citizens of Jenkins. This is the water girl, the one who wants you to run 1,000 gallons out every month. Well, I’ve got another idea. I have been stuck in the head of this hollow for five days because they won’t come up and scrape it. I have missed two doctor’s appointments. I can’t get my medicines, which are high blood pressure medicines and ones like that. I can’t get to see my doctor to get my refills. I’m chronic, degenerative and terminal. Why are we paying city taxes? Why are we paying for city stickers? Let’s rebel. You can only fight as dirty as they can and we can do it legally. We can hire a contractor. Each hollow can chip in and we can have a contractor come up here and do it. Somebody could make some good money. Boycott your city stickers. That is all I can tell you. Dixon is gone. Praise the Lord. Now if the new one comes in and starts this, don’t pay for your city stickers. That is what we are paying for is to keep these hollows cleaned up. An ambulance could not get up here right now. Three of us are terminally ill at the head of the hollow. If we all stick together, they have to break at some point. We, the people, are the ones that have to stand up and fight. I will. Is there anyone else that will fight with me? Respond next week, please.

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I sure wish people could get to church on time. I mean, give me a break. Everyone is always saying better late than never. Everybody runs late every once in a while. But every Sunday? They disrupt service by slamming doors and come in hopping up and down. Please come to church on time.

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To the person who keeps calling the comment in about the poor puppy at UZ: Why don’t you take it to a vet? They will treat it for free and will put it in a good home. Instead of calling in complaining to Speak Your Piece, take it to a vet.

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I am calling about the water situation in Neon and Letcher County, where the water wells are sinking. People don’t realize it, but it’s the gas companies causing the problems. Think about the gas companies doing all the fracking and damaging the water wells. It’s also eliminating your water in Letcher County.

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Yes, Mr. James Wiley Craft. I will pay the $25 ticket. But my point is this, if there were four vehicles parked there, why was I the only one who got a ticket? Doesn’t seem right to me.

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You hold a place in my heart that no other one can fill. You are still my angel and I love you.

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I would like to give a big thank you to all the people who work for Asplundh. For weeks they have been cutting and clearing trees from under power lines at Craft’s Colly. I feel they deserve major credit for the fact that we still have electricity. And as for those of you on Craft’s Colly that wouldn’t let them clear trees on your property, I think that is just mean and coldhearted on your part. Bah humbug to you.

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To the girl who drives the green sports car: Honey, I think you better be keeping track of where your car goes, because we have seen it a lot of Moonshine Drive. It may pay to take a look on some things.

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To Charlie Dixon: I would like to know why you didn’t buy salt for Jenkins. If I or my family member have an accident because of this, the city will be sued. Thanks for being such a great neighbor.

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To a certain person: Nobody hates you, they just feel sorry for what you did with your life.

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I don’t know why the county won’t scrape these side roads, but we the people on Bill Moore Branch are fortunate to have a good neighbor named Jimmy Vance who gets out and scrapes our roads. Thank you, Jimmy. You are a good man.

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Sometimes Speak Your Piece doesn’t put in what I call into Speak Your Piece. That’s okay, because lots of times they do and I think it is one of the best newspapers that can be bought on the face of this earth. How many newspapers can you really call and speak your piece? Thank you, Speak Your Piece.

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Mayor Craft, we are giving you a choice. You can either stop the bike night, because it is going to lead to big trouble, or we are going to bring the wet/dry issue back up for a vote. It can be done every three years, and it only takes 74 signatures to have it brought back up for a vote. If we don’t hear anything about the bike night being done away with in a little bit, we are going to start getting petitions out and we are going to get the town dry again.

(What does ‘bike night’
have to do with the wet-dry
issue? The restaurant which
sponsors the event does not
sell alcohol.)

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Merry Christmas to Gwendolyn Pack, our niece Lesley Adams, the Paiges, all in Whitesburg Housing Project, the men and women in Letcher County Jail, all the people at our west Whitesburg nursing home. And I’m very sorry to hear of anther neighbor woman, Vivian Adams, passing away, as well. Dan, we know what that feels like. Please print this. I would appreciate it greatly. Thank you, Stanley Pack.

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I just want to tell my daughter and my family that I am very sorry for what I have done, and I accept all responsibility. I know this does not make what I did right, but I hope that this prison time will make me a better man. My sick actions are no excuse for my selfish gross desires. I pray that everyone in Whitesburg will forgive me and accept me back into the community when I do get released from prison. Sincerely, C.P.J.

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