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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 the good woman who lives in Coon Hollow. Let me take you away from all of that. I’ll treat you like a queen the way you should be treated. Don’t let him treat you like that. Signed, I really care.

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The closing of Beckham Bates school was the best favor that could have ever been done for the students attending that school. Going back there was like going back in time. Nothing had changed in the last half century. The only thing closeknit about that school was that little site-based council whose members refused to listen to any other point of view that did not agree. However they continued their humdrum routine, in broken English of course. Thank goodness it no longer exists.

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I think it is a shame that the children at Fleming- Neon Elementary School did not have anything as a going away present or activity when they had to leave their school. I think that is a shame.

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To a certain person: I love you a bushel and a peck and a hug around the neck. You are my angel and I love you.

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I think the people of our community know the truth about one of our fine, outstanding officials who has already split up many happy homes. He may not be as outstanding as you think. It seems that he is back at it again messing around with every woman he can. Well, Mister, you have been caught. I think something should be done about it or someone should have a talk with your wife. Everyone knows that she is too good of a person and a mother to deserve this.

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I am the little woman who put a piece in the paper awhile back. I am 54 now and I know God has a female or male out there to take care of me in this time of my life. You will know who you are. God will tell you. God works all things out to the good. I am still alone. I had to let the ones go that I had here staying with me. They didn’t work out. Here is how it is. Free room and board. I pay the bills. You will have separate living from me. You will have your own bedroom and use of kitchen and bathroom. Taking care of me consists of making me food to eat and bringing me drinks. Please reply if you are interested. Thank you very much.

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What happened to the pretty flowers that were in the barrels on Main Street in downtown Whitesburg? Now the barrels are full of cigarette butts. It would be nice to see flowers in them again.

(The woman who planted the flowers and took such good care of them, Becky Johnson, has moved away from Letcher County.)

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This gray is bothering you. I think you have a deeper issue than gray hair. See a shrink for your head.

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Going to church doesn’t make two women saints if they are going to get on the phone and gossip about everything they hear about people. They need to be praying for each other instead of talking about people.

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I think it is a shame they sell concessions at ballgames to raise money so the Arlie Boggs Elementary School kids could have a banquet at the end of the year, then deliver the news that they aren’t having a banquet. Where’s the money the kids worked so hard to raise?

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To the person who wrote the hillbilly heaven thing: That was pretty cool. I would like for the same author to do a pill head one. I am looking forward to it.

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This is from concerned property owners in Laurel Fork: If you have children or grandchildren who are traveling the property line of the EQT gas company, I am advising you to keep them out of there. We own through there and EQT does not own all of that property there. They only own what they have run for their pipelines. So if you don’t want your children taken to jail with warrants, and possibly adults too, then children and adults need to keep out of there. We are not turning loose for anyone to travel on the property. I’m hoping that the people who are taking care of the drug problem will keep an eye on that property. We don’t want any outside people on the property who would cause damage. I’m hoping they will protect it for us. If they need any information they can contact us property owners and we will cooperate with them. People, please stay off that property because you do not own that. EQT is out of here and gone. I’m sure they probably didn’t give you permission to travel that little bit of a property line that they’ve got for the gas line. Stay out and that will keep you out of trouble.

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Dean and Nina Cornett of Blackey are unsung heroes. I was proud to see the state recognize them for their hard work. They help so many people and never ask for any credit. A lot of their work goes unnoticed by many. Rest assured, Dean and Nina, that you have friends in Letcher County, and we thank you so much.

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Mom, you let mamaw and your so-called friends make all your decisions. You don’t worry about me, your child. You want your family back and they all changed your mind.

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Looking for a skilled guitarist who is dedicated to playing music. Must be willing to travel, work well with others, and have experience playing in front of a crowd. Hopefully, you have possibly recorded in a studio and are able to practice weekly on Fridays or Saturdays. If you are interested or know someone who may be interested, please send serious responses to themusiclife2012@live.com.

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I am calling in reference to the comment put in Speak Your Piece about Jerry Collins, formerly of Millstone. It was real informative. I don’t know why he raised so much cane about the garbage system when he doesn’t live here. He probably doesn’t pay taxes and just comes here for a visit. Thanks for letting us speak our piece.

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This goes out to the drone bee who steals all of the honey while the husband is away. In my way of thinking, you are a lowdown piece of trash. You are not a drone bee; you are a dumber bee. If I were you I would swing by the doctor’s office and see how many STDs or whatever they call it and see how many STDs you have. I guarantee you are not walking around disease free. And as far as that goes you might be living on those other men’s money and sitting back taking it easy but what about the times there is nobody. And some day your luck will run out because all these queen bees get tired of it some day. Apparently you have a mixed up idea of what love is. You have no love. You have no feelings. You are nothing but a cold piece of ice. I would hate to think I live my life off of other men’s wife and to beat it all you are proud of it. I guarantee the honey you get isn’t sweet. I’m sure there has been a lot of spoons in those honey pots.

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I think it is awful that someone would make rude and vulgar gestures at socialites. It’s just a disgrace.

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I can’t believe that a piece of trash like Jeremy Davis is allowed to be living in a prison in eastern Kentucky after he killed elderly men and women to feed his drug addiction. According to what I saw on the Discovery ID channel, this man was a failure as a heavyweight boxer in Louisiana, but was quite good at terrorizing those older and smaller than him. His victims included two men from Louisville who were led to believe they were helping Davis and his harlot girlfriend. If there was ever a man who should get the needle, it is Jeremy Davis. Instead, he gets to live out his days at the Little Sandy Correctional Institute. Hopefully someone there is making life tough on him.

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Committing perjury is against the law. Anyone paying someone or otherwise influencing a person to lie under oath has committed a felony crime. We know what you are up to. I hope you don’t pay out too much so you’ll have enough left to make it worthwhile when I sue, sue, sue you, you, you.

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If you are sick, puke. If you have a headache, take two and call me in the morning. If you can’t stand the heat, get in the shade. If you are tired of the world, get yourself a dog. If and only if you need advice, I am here. By the way, if you feel down and out, get up and in. This is offered and presented very seriously with compliments of the M.P. This message has been preapproved. Thank you and have yourself a very nice day.

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Why doesn’t the Letcher County School System do something about the filthy language used by the coaches?

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We’ve been thinking for awhile and we’re wondering if there may be something to it. We just listened and they said Pikeville is going to get a new call station where people come and call all over the world. Could those people be behind all of these calls that we’re getting that we don’t want and don’t ask for? We tell them not to call again. We’re on the no call list. Could these people be behind all of this? Looks like it would be looked into because I am getting fed up with 100 calls a day unsolicited.

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I don’t think that I am the only one disgusted with the cable company. It’s not enough that they raised our bills to $60.69 I work all day long and miss my soaps. I’d like to watch them at night and they are replacing it with the Disney Channel. I don’t even have children.

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This is concerning the wet/dry vote. I am absolutely for it. To the person who put their comment or angle in the paper: The third paragraph was very well spoken. This place needs to move forward. Look around at the town now. It is dead, and I believe it will just give it life and I am absolutely for it.

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Only in America would Congress consider a billion dollar corporation deserving special small business privileges. Only in America would British Petroleum get money from the government instead of paying taxes. Only in America would the government worry about poor millionaires deserving help. Only in America would a presidential candidate who bankrupted a corporation for personal gain be considered a successful businessman.

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Let’s vote yes on the alcohol vote, because we can keep our money in the county where it should be and where it belongs and not going out to other counties and restaurants and at good steakhouses and places to eat. It is a person’s discretion whether they want a drink or not. It doesn’t change the community one way or the other. Please vote. Let’s let this town and county move forward. It is about time. This is the land that time forgot. Let’s let this be the land we can remember.

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I’d like to start a community wide conversation on how to get to the bottom of what is going on with our backwards way. Today I would like to begin with the Letcher County Recreation Center. Lately, The Eagle spoke and said this center cost $7 million we adults borrowed in the name of our kids. It is a much-needed facility and it gives the opportunity for something for our kids to do. But only those with the means and money can use the center at this time. I always enjoy when The Eagle speaks, and it did say we will be paying it off for quite some time. Since our kids will probably still be paying on this, they should definitely be able to use this. I would also like to say that I wouldn’t be surprised if much of our coal severance tax money is steered toward paying this. All of these kids need to use this facility. I propose a sliding-scale fee opportunity for the kids. Those with zero dollars for their family a month pay zero dollars to stay out of trouble and stay in shape and make smart choices. Those in the welfare state should pay a small percentage. Maybe we can get people who have money to fund some of these children. This is not meant as a personal hit on anyone, but we paid for this building and I don’t this can be argued about. Not only does the newspaper need to check on the recreation center and why kids have to pay to use it, we also need to check on the jail, because I am pretty sure the men are still peeing right beside where they sleep and eat. People are dying there and I know plenty of people who lie there saying they are dying and needing help. You have to go through several days of filling out official paperwork. Unless you stab yourself in the neck you won’t be taken out of that jail and you’ll end up like Mr. Cantrell and die.

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Dang. Where were all these hot female high school teachers when I was still there? We guys at Whitesburg High never had any beauties like Kacy Wilson of Florida or that bible school teacher (Nicole Jacques of Pennsylvania) hitting on us. What I can’t believe I just saw on CNN is the report that guys who had sex with these teachers then ratted them out afterwards. Has this world been taken over by nerds or what? As I remember, the only teachers in Letcher County who hit on anyone was certain coaches hitting on girls and generally getting by with it. Girls should rat on dirty old man teachers, but guys should be ashamed for telling on a teacher for helping them learn the facts of life.

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To Pooh: I’m not sure why you left me the way you did, but you took my heart and soul with you when you left. I didn’t get to say goodbye to you or our son, and it is killing me more and more each day. So please call me. I have accepted the fact that you become unhappy with me when you think you are going to be happy with another. And just like last time, I will always be here to catch you when you fall. Whether you realize your mistake and come back to me tomorrow or I never get to hold you in my arms again, please don’t make Bentley suffer. I don’t want to fight or argue about what has already been done. I just want to continue to raise my son in the excellent way that you know I have. And if at all possible, I want my best friend beside me when I do it. I love you more than life. Forever yours in Russell Springs, JMC.

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I think that redheaded woman in the trailer park needs to grow up and act like a woman and a mother and be a wife. She has a wonderful husband who takes care of her needs and his six kids. She needs to be looking in her own back yard before she starts thinking or saying anything about anyone else. I don’t need to say anymore. She just needs help — not a little, but a lot.



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