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Bummer. It’s bad enough to lose, but to lose to an academic university is intolerable.

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I think it’s a gawdawful shame that a grown man would steal his mother’s meds out of her own purse and lie drunk at the hospital while she is dying. There is nothing to a person who would do that. And then to have her die, only just to come up and cause a scene wanting her check and purse. She had to hide her meds under a pillow just so he wouldn’t find them. There has to be a special place in Hell for people like this. Hell is too good for someone who would do their own dying mother this way, and I hope how soon he splits it wide open.

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How in this world is the courthouse in Whitesburg keeping track of all the records and deeds? All the deeds don’t match the book and page number everybody else has. What can you do?

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To all truckers that haul around Linefork, Sand Hill, and Kingscreek: Look, man, you can’t expect us to be mind readers, alright? How are we supposed to know when you’re actually turning off as opposed to signaling us around you cause you’re backing up traffic? If you all don’t want that misunderstanding, don’t signal vehicles around you. And to the guy I infuriated yesterday: Sorry. I didn’t really see where you could be turning off, so it never occurred to me that might have been what you were doing. So I didn’t mean to be a jerk, it just kind of worked out that way. The funny thing is, I almost never pass those trucks. The one time I did, well, that’s Coal Truck Country for you.

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I am calling in about an incident that happened at the American Legion last weekend. I am a member of the Ladies’ Auxiliary, and have been a member for quite a few years. My husband is SAL (Sons of American Legion). We hadn’t been out in quite awhile and decided to go out that Saturday and went up there to the dance. I would be ashamed if I were a certain Class A member. I have never seen anybody as rude and obnoxious as this member who insulted at least 10 people. He talked to the poor little lady who works there like she was a dog. I’ve never seen anybody treat anybody with such disrespect, especially an elderly person. She asked him to leave real nice three times and he would not leave. He doesn’t know how close he came to getting a real good whipping over the way he treated that lady. He needs to reevaluate his life. And as far as us being stupid, dumb hillbillies like he kept referring to us in there, he better take a good look in the mirror. If I’m not wrong, he was also born and raised in Letcher County. I have never seen so much disrespect for a place or people. We will be back, but we will see that something is done about him.

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How is it right that the mayor of Jenkins can fire an employee for using a city gas card in his personal vehicle? At least he wasn’t putting wear and tear on a city vehicle. That’s a bit hypocritical, don’t you think? After all, the mayor uses a city vehicle. On one of the city council meetings I watched on the government channel, I heard the mayor say the cops shouldn’t go outside city limits to go calls because of wear and tear on vehicles. Maybe he should give up his chariot.

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So, the three-time marriage loser had to withdraw his suit. Just as I told you, she knows where the marijuana patches are. She can drop a dime on the law and wind up with the house any time.

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A friend and I were traveling the Pikeville bypass when we observed a car on the opposite side of the road with a police car with a blue light on behind it. The driver, an elderly man, was talking to the policeman. We wondered what was going on. We went down the road and turned and there was another police car there with a blue light on. As we drove by, we observed the two policemen changing a flat tire on the backside of the car. The motto of the Pikeville police is to serve and protect.

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Here I am again sitting in line at McDonald’s. It is 9:47 p.m. and I have been off work about two hours trying to get something to eat. I have been in this line for 10 minutes or more waiting to get my food. I don’t know why I even bother when Wendy’s is so much faster.

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Boy, I’d sure like to have a job like some of these local police. They spend more time at their house than they do at their job.

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Concerning the snake man, I think this is a joke and I would like to see where the snake man says he works. Does he care to show the public his work record?

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I think it was wrong to take money from the Whitesburg hospital like the county government did. We helped elect a man on Cumberland River for magistrate and he sits there and never says anything. That is our hospital and I think the people ought to step up and take up for it.

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To the 53-year-old woman who lives in a big house and wants to go home: I am a 50-year-old woman also and I would like to help you so you could go home. I will leave my telephone number at The Mountain Eagle office if you want to give me a call.

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This is to the people who called in about Todd Collier: Mind your own business. This is still a murder investigation. Quit bothering his mother on the deal. You are driving her crazy. Mind your own business.

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There are 317 accounts of angels in the Bible, but never a mention of a female angel. They are all males. And concerning Santa Claus and the Easter rabbit, there is no mention of either at all unless you want to count it as Jesus Christ when they speak of His coming.

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My neighbor’s house burned down over at Cumberland a week ago and I haven’t had time to thank those who helped save what they could. Breeze Trucking in Cumberland had a big water truck with a pump on it. They couldn’t save the house, but they saved apartments behind it. I just wanted to say thank you. We called down there and they didn’t hesitate to come. They work for Black Mountain Resources and were there in five minutes. The people who lost their house said they can’t tell you how much they appreciated the help.

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To a certain person: Yes, there is a new woman and she loves me like I used to wish you would.

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Letcher County really needed a raptor rehab when there are hundreds of people dying from drugs.

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To the lady that is 53 years old who is in a nursing home who needs help: I have taken care of the elderly for some time. Could you tell me what nursing home you are in and how I can get in contact with you?

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If you don’t know what pink slime is you better know. Google the article ‘Feds buying seven million pounds of pink slime for school lunches.’ You need to know where your meat comes from and what you are putting into your body.

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I think it’s a shame and a disgrace what the judge and jury did to one of our prominent citizens in Jenkins. Poor old Chum worked all of his life to buy three homes and a Hummer and a Cadillac and a new pickup truck and stash a half million dollars. Now the court is going to send him to jail and take his retirement money. Is there no justice in this land? If this judicial system is allowed to go unchecked, next thing you know they will be coming down on another one of our prominent citizens in Jenkins, The Queen Bee. Wouldn’t it be a shame for her to have to pay back all she has stolen to build a new home in Tennessee?

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I watch the Jenkins City Council meetings on the Letcher County Government Channel religiously, and am still waiting for Councilman Terry Braddock to fulfill his campaign promises. He promised to get our city taxes lowered and he promised to uncover corruption in city hall and get all of us citizens a refund on our utility bill overcharges. I am still kicking myself for voting for him. How could I be so stupid as to believe those ridiculous promises?

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The Cumberland Mountain Arts and Crafts Council keeps making excuses why they cannot replace the Jenkins High School Cavalier mural they removed from the wall near the school. If the community waits until they have the spare money, it will never get done. Why don’t they just blame the individuals who are responsible, namely Terry Braddock and Don Amburgey, and make them pay for it out of their own pockets? I think it is time for the school board to file a lawsuit to get their attention.

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The junior high boys at Jenkins had an awesome football and basketball season and should be a force to be reckoned with when they reach high school next year. Larry Maggard and the other coaches have worked so hard with these boys.

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To a certain person: I meant what I said a long time ago when I told you I need you in my life. Please call me.

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This is to the 53-yearold woman who wanted someone to help her out: Would you please put your telephone number in the newspaper so I can call you?

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I would like to make a reply to the 53-year-old lady who was in a car wreck that needs someone to help her around her house. I’m 36 years old and I live in the Jenkins area and I have been looking for someone like that who I can help in some way. If she is interested, call me at 634-6992.

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It was so nice when the person’s home in Whitaker was burning and no fire hydrant worked. After the fire trucks and everyone left, the City of Neon’s water man was down here trying to figure out why the fire hydrants didn’t work. Hello. They are supposed to work when you need them. That is why we pay taxes and pay so much on our water and sewer bill — to have water when we need it.

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I have an antique push lawnmower and I was just wondering if anyone knows how a man can find out how old it is.

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Once again I called up Neon to talk to the Mayor of Neon to make a complaint and once again she is not there. She is never there. I think the poor old people of Neon need to vote her out.

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My name is Jessica Collins. You can reach me at 606-335-2247. I am interested in the job of helping the elderly one who was in the car accident. I do have experience and I would enjoy doing something like that. Please give me a call.

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Wow. Wouldn’t Mrs. Famous love to know who Mr. Famous was caught cuddling up with in Virginia the other day? Would it happen to be the same black-haired girl who pulls up in her yard to buy pills from him? Inquiring minds would like to know and I’m sure she wants to know, too.

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To the lady who said that her best friend isn’t her friend anymore: That is pretty dirty of you. You don’t know the whole truth. Her husband has the wool pulled over every one of your eyes. He acts on like he is this God-loving person. He is not. He is not the person you think he is. There is always three sides to a story — his, hers and the truth — and I think you all don’t know the truth. He keeps his son brainwashed and lies to him. He is the one who drove his wife to another man’s arms. It is his loss and another man’s gain. I say go for it, girl, because I won’t put up with him as long as you did. And I hope you have the best life you can with the other man you are with because you deserve happiness and not being miserable when you were married to that guy. To his family: You don’t know the whole truth. Before you judge my friend you better take another look at yourself and my friend, too.

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To the woman who is looking for someone to stay with her: I would like to know how to contact you, please. Please put in here how to contact you because I need a job. Thanks, honey bunny.

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I would like to wish a very special mammy a belated happy birthday on March 9. We love you, Mammy Sturgill. From your family. May God bless you many more to come. You rock on, Mammy.

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Grandma rocks.

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My message is to the people who may be thinking about running for public offi ce in Letcher County. The only chance you might have of winning an election in Letcher County is to get your face on the Letcher County Government Channel. If you don’t get your face on that channel, you will not win an election in Letcher County. Every time I turn on that channel I see four faces that just about stay on that channel, and they are all incumbents. They will not be defeated as long as they do that, because their faces are on that channel all the time and people will see that and they will vote for them.

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To the principal of Beckham Bates Elementary School: How would you feel if you were sickly and these other kids get to go the rec center because they don’t miss any school? That is good, but what if your child is sickly and cannot go. I wonder how the other parents feel about this.

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I want to speak my piece about eating out in Letcher County. They never get your order right if you call it in or go through a drivethru. The managers of these places don’t seem to care. What should be done? Put in some new places to eat and not hire these people? Oh yeah, Dairy Queen is all right. They get your order right.

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To the person who turned me in to the police for drinking at a place that I shouldn’t have been drinking: I wasn’t drunk, but, yes, you were right. You did just exactly what you should have done. You are a better person than me and I thank you.

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We want to wish a late happy birthday to someone who lives in Virginia and loves to sit on his throne and read Speak Your Piece. So, happy late birthday, Scott, from your family in Kentucky.



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