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I am proud to be from Kentucky. I don’t worry about the rest of the world’s opinion of Kentucky, because most of that opinion is because of ignorance. I am greatly concerned about our ignorance when we elect state officials and Washington officials. The fools that represent us to the rest of the country and world put Kentucky to shame. The people in Kentucky need to wake up and follow what has been going on. Let’s get people in office who will do the job for the working people and not the rich in Louisville. It is no wonder that we are looked at the way we are when our leadership is what it is in politics. People, let us take back what is ours.

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We’re fans of columnist Emma Lou Engle and her husband Red. We live in Florida and we were just wondering if they are okay after all of the health problems they have had. Would someone please inform us in Speak Your Piece next week if they are okay or what is going on? We appreciate this. God bless you.

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I want to speak my piece about State Representative Leslie Combs. I think she is the biggest put-on I have ever seen. She needs to go.

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I guess I am old-fashioned, because I could never love a loose woman who has partied with seven men.

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I think that County Judge Jim Ward ought to watch who he brings in to brag on that big monstrosity of a building that has been built in Whitesburg. They could have taken part of that money and built one in Jenkins, one in Blackey, one in Whitesburg and maybe one across the mountain in Eolia. The taxpayers will be stuck with that bill sooner or later. I think is a crying shame that we stood by and let this happen. The poor people were already stretched enough in Letcher County and we don’t have extra money to pay for all of these buildings that are unfortunately not having any public influence. It was too big of a building to be built in Whitesburg. People in parts of the county can’t go to Whitesburg every day with gas prices as high as they are.

(Just curious. Have you ever visited or used the facility?)

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I certainly hope the Letcher Fiscal Court doesn’t close our senior citizens center down here at Boone Fork. We have a really good time. Every day it is a rooting, tooting good time. It is worth admission just to see how everybody mingles together and how everybody gets along. It’s entertaining to see how the women fall over that one man who drives the blue truck.

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I would like to ask why all fifth-grade students were recognized by the principal at West Whitesburg Elementary School for winning gold medals in the county academic tournament except for one. Others had the same medal as the one student who was left out.

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To a certain woman: Everyone knows why you divorced your husband. It is because he found out what you had been with.

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This is James Rose from Jackson, Ohio. Audrey J. Thomas of Knoxville, Tennessee had a letter to the editor recently about Neon. I wonder if she would give us her address and phone number through Speak Your Piece so we could get in contact with us. She can call us at 740-286-5948. Either way, just so we can get in contact with her. Thank you so much.

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What do Rue Paul and Mitch McConnell have in common?

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I don’t think the constables have to worry about losing their jobs since they are something we don’t need. They aren’t going to do away with that.

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To the 14-year-old who said his or her mother dumped her because of her boyfriend: The child said the mother loved her new boyfriend, her house and her dog better. Baby, I am a mother and not all mothers are like that. If you need someone to talk to, you can talk to me. I may not be your mother, but I can always be there for you if you need someone. I would actually treat you just like I treat my own son. I hope life treats you well. If you ever need someone to talk to, let me know.

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This is the man who attends the Boone Fork Senior Citizens Center: I will let you borrow my GMC truck.

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Hey, neighbor, I figured you would comment about that hex I put on you. You are exactly right. No, I do not have any power of my own. The power I have comes from Satan the devil. Now you wait until the next full moon or maybe the next two or three. I’ll get out there in that graveyard and I’ll call up on Satan. He pretty much does what I want to because that is the way he works is through us humans. So you lie back down and nurse that broken leg. You are right. I can’t do it by my own power. I do have connections and I can get the job done.

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New changes on the ‘pill mill law’ do nothing for people with severe pain problems. Doctors are still hamstrung in giving out pain medications that help people with severe pain problems. I say vote out Senate President Stivers and House Speaker Stumbo and then we may have a chance of making this pill mill bill right.

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About the ‘ helping hands,’ you said it not me. I would pull you out of the mudhole.

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I don’t know who keeps complaining about my yard on Little Cowan, but it’s getting ridiculous. The first time there was trash in my yard from a garbage bag my dogs found, and as soon as the snow cleared I picked it up. Since then all that’s in my yard are toys. I have three- and five-year-old boys, and I don’t see the problem with their outside toys being outside. I would understand if I was leaving garbage out there but I’m not. So please leave my kids and our yard alone. You don’t own the yard and it’s not garbage, so get over yourself and stop worrying about where my kids leave their toys. It doesn’t matter how many times you call on me or how many times I pick the toys up, they are going to be all over the yard. You don’t like it now? Wait until summer when they get their new summer toys and are outside everyday. And why are you even snooping at my yard? There’s no big sign drawing your eyes to my yard every time you drive by. All I can assume is that you’re a snoop with no life, so you stick your nose in everyone else’s business. I make them keep their toys picked up in the house, but I don’t see the harm in them leaving their own toys in their own yard. Like I said, get a life and keep your nose out of my business.

(Sounds to us like you deserve a medal for actually providing your children with toys that make them want to get outside and play.)

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To the woman with the peg leg: You need to mind your own business or you’ll be paid a visit. Your son used your car in a crime.

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I think people at a certain location on Big Cowan needs to not worry about gossiping and running their mouth about other people. If you don’t stop, you are going to get paid a visit.

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To a certain person: You gave up your family for her?

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Someone recently commented about a crematorium in Speak Your Piece. Eastern Kentucky needs a crematorium bad, not just for Whitesburg but so that people from other southern areas can go there instead of Asheville, North Carolina.

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I read in one newspaper where there were going to be 800 coal mine jobs opened up, even as many as 4,000. At least 2,500 coal miners filled out applications. I was absolutely on cloud nine. I thought things were going to get good for us coal miners. Then to find out that it was a prank. I think all of us coal miners need to go to Norton, Virginia and find Mr. Eddie Joe Estep, all at one time, and ride up to his house and have a beer with him. That was very wicked and I am so disappointed. Shame on you, Mr. Estep.

<i>(If Mr. Estep was not being truthful about the job openings he claimed were available through his company, Professional Contracting of Norton, Va., that is shameful. However, it is equally sad that so many newspapers and television stations gave credence to Mr. Estep’s claims without verifying them first. In this day and age, being first with a story often overrides getting the story right.)

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Verlin Short and that bunch think they are something with those snakes. They’re nothing but a bunch of idiots. Also, that Caudill boy thinks he is something riding around on a fourwheeler. I have ridden a four-wheeler, too. I have also ridden in an airplane.

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Hey, Rand Paul, how about another filibuster to make sure our President won’t nuke any state that didn’t vote for him? And after that, one to make him promise he won’t turn Earth over to Martians? Then we’ll come up with something else to make you look even goofier.

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I really doubt this making the paper, but why have we not read anything about a certain official being accused of stealing from his employer. Also, the word is out that he was seeing another woman outside his marriage. If true, this just shows the kind of man I always thought he was.

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I wish these churches that go across the water and spend all the money on stuff over there would spend the money on poor people here at home. We’ve got people right here in this county who could use money. They build new churches when there isn’t anything wrong with churches we already have. I think people should help people at home instead of across the water.

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People beware. Do not buy any cars from a used car dealer in the Neon area. They apparently sell nothing but lemons. I have a personal friend of mine who had her grandchildren in the car when the engine caught fire because of the air-conditioner compressor. This dealer will not even honor even offer one cent toward getting it fixed. Also, this same woman’s daughter was in a pickup truck this used-car operation sold her. Again, she had the children in the car and it broke down on Pine Mountain with the transmission out. This man has nothing but junk.

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Why doesn’t the church on Madison Avenue in Whitesburg put that $64,000 they are sending to Haiti for children in Letcher County? We need help. We need food. We need clothing. Why send it to another country that doesn’t even believe in God? Give it to our children who need help also.

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I would like for the churches to know and understand that my tithes and offerings to them are to be spent for our people in Letcher County, not in another country. That is why I give.

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I would like to take this opportunity to wish my two favorite cousins a very special happy birthday and I would like to wish myself a happy birthday. We were so much older then. We are younger than that now. Happy birthday, Ritter Martin Cook and the other person, and to myself. This is the M.P. speaking. Thank you very much.

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To a certain person: My love never ends for you. You are my angel, and I love you.

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Suboxone: The cure is worse than the disease.

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The Tri-City News newspaper of Cumberland needs to come back out with Sound Off. A lot of people would appreciate it. You may have to sift through the material you get, but the Sound Off edition would be a nice addition.

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A reliable source told me that Ashley Judd is going to visit eastern Kentucky this summer. She is bringing Daryl Hannah with her and a couple of friends from the Sierra Club. The friend said they are going to visit Harlan County, Perry County and Pike County. They want to look over everything and see what needs to be revised. She is bringing her friends in to see what needs to be done. That’s the rumor.

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I wish my cousin Veronica would call me.

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I am a resident of Jenkins. I am just wondering if you can be mayor of Jenkins and live in Virginia. That’s what they tell us that our lost mayor is doing. We’re just wondering if this is legal.

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I watched the Jenkins City Council meeting on television and Chief Roland Craft explained how there is going to police officers available for students at Jenkins schools. It has not happened. I take it that he has become like the mayor and is going to tell us what we want to hear and take no action. I am fed up with it. We pay too much in city taxes in Jenkins and all they are going to do is write you up for a city sticker. Mayor Kincer, get on the ball, buddy.

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This goes to the rats who live on Village Drive. We know who you are.

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In the Bible, Matthew Chapter 24, it states that in later times people will go looking for Christ (the false christ). Well according to some people, like Jim Ward, Marty Baker, Dr. Van Breeding and others, the christ is already here. According to these people, this christ causes people not to sell or take drugs, causes people to be good to one another, he heals the sick, not sure about raising the dead, but has a profound effect on our court systems. Causing problems with our young people to vanish, causes domestic violence, robberies, divorces to go down in this county, not that the cause of any of this reduced court problems has anything to do with the fact that Jamie Hatton office is refusing to write warrants for people who need help. Jamie has forgotten who he is working for (the voters) not just the fiscal court. It is just as easy to say that Jim Ward and this new false christ has fixed just about all the problems in this county. The problem with all this line of bull that keeps coming from these worshippers of this false christ is that this christ is not real. He has no blood, no heart, no breath, no skin. No earthly body organs at all. He has a spirit about him for sure, because he has influenced so many people. The false christ I am speaking about is the new rec center in Whitesburg, Ky. To the worshippers of this building and all of its play toys, the facts are that it is just a stone building. Remember that God can at any time blow this false christ to the ground if He wants.

(With all due respect, who’s to say God didn’t encourage the building of the public recreation center in Letcher County as a means of doing something about the early deaths of Appalachian adults who die from illnesses caused by lack of exercise? Just saying.)

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I heard on the Tuesday morning Roundtable on the Whitesburg radio station that Knott County is going to have a goat conference, to talk about goats and to learn about goats. But if people would really want to listen to people that have the knowledge of a goat, they should visit the White House in Washington, D.C. as the people that live there have about as much intelligence as a billy goat’s back end.



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