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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

To the woman who confronted me in J-Town and said she was affiliated with the KSP: You and your child and your brother need to quit harassing me through Speak Your Piece and sending me dirty e-mails. What you’re doing is going to get yourself tied up in court or jail. The best thing you can do is back off and leave me alone. I have not done anything. How about this? We show the checks your brother cashed while he was drawing unemployment while working. I’m pretty sure that would get him in trouble. Why don’t you opt in and back off. There is no reason to continue with confrontation when nothing has been done to you or your family. I wish you the best.

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To a certain person: It’s been almost a year since we first met. It’s been months since I have seen you. That hole you left in my heart is still there.

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This is a citizen who remains concerned about Mitchell Wright basically going free after pleading guilty to a misdemeanor and paying a $400 fine in the stolen grave markers case. If Mitchell Wright hadn’t bought those bronze veterans markers taken from the cemeteries, then Harley Slone couldn’t have sold them. It’s not fair that Harley is still in jail while Mitchell goes free.

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Beware boys, a certain woman is out on the hunt again for another victim, I mean husband. She will pave her way right into your heart and then reach around and grab your wallet. She wears sheep’s clothing, but she is not a sheep. Beware.

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To a certain authority figure: I trust you noticed the wall soon to be extended.

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Terry Adams is an intelligent, hardworking magistrate with ethical standards above reproach — a very good quality for a county magistrate. He is deliberate and thoughtful, and always votes for what he thinks will benefit the county, without ever being influenced by the opinions of others. This is also a very needed quality for a county official. His honesty and independence work to provide a needed balance on the fiscal court. His district, and the whole county, can be proud of this official.

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I have heard so much gossip about a certain nurse that I get tired of hearing it. She may be loose while off the job, but she is a good nurse at work.

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I just wanted to say that I am so glad that tennis is over at Letcher County Central High School. These kids had to go out and be there at 10 a.m. on Saturdays and didn’t get home until 11 p.m. at night. You talk about ridiculous. This is a little bit much.

(Did the kids not know what was expected of them when they signed up to play?)

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I wish that someone would buy that house and four acres of land and that big bird cage from that woman who calls the Swap Shop every day. A man named Larry is another one who is on every day, always wanting something that nobody has or trying to sell junk stuff. I wish they would allow one or two days a week for these people. It ruins the Swap Shop. It’s aggravating.

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Our old friend who drives the blue truck is back at the Boone Fork Senior Citizens Center. You can let the handclapping begin. He’s back. All of the women are tickled to death. When I miss they never say a word, but when he misses and comes back the handclapping starts.

(It sounds as if the women are trying to drop you a hint — and a not so subtle one at that.)

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This is the old May cat killer. Sorry I upset you people. Listen, I could care less how many cats or dogs you people have. Keep them at your house. Don’t let them get on my property and mess on my property. When I mow my grass it slaps it up on my car and on the side of the house. I don’t appreciate that. And yes I have a pet, a donkey back on the mountain. I have him fenced in. Most of my neighbors have never seen him. So do as I do and keep your pets at home. I’ve already killed four by the way. That big yellow one, I am going to have him mounted on the wall like a deer. So keep up the good work, neighbors.

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Can I hazard a guess as to why David Robinson is on the superintendent screening committee? He may be a genuine, full-blooded, administrative rubber stamp.

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If Jenkins Mayor G.C. Kincer can criticize a policeman for doing a burnout in a city cruiser, then he should be willing to take criticism for the things he has done, such as not working half of the time and being paid a salary. The people need to know what is going on in the City of Jenkins.

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Mayor G.C. Kincer and the City of Jenkins don’t need to buy police cars at taxpayer expense if all the police can do is hold the motors wide open and see how long they can spin tires before they blow the engine or transmission out of one. I’m sure the taxpayers don’t appreciate it.

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Who would have thought the time would come when the City of Whitesburg allowed the Upper Bottom neighborhood to become to blighted and deteriorated? And no, this is not about the special needs home, as that is one of the better-kept homes in the neighborhood. What has happened to our city government that it would allow homeowners to leave commodes out in their yards for months on end and garbage piled up every where? Several homes are falling in and becoming fire hazards, yet nothing is being done. What has happened to the once grand neighborhood?

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The stolen baseball equipment is probably at the house of the three time marriage loser if he hasn’t fenced it already. He used to brag about how he stole a car, some guns, and even appliances from the ex of his last ex. He’s just a common thief.

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If anyone out their loves ‘hair metal’ music from the 1980s like I do you ought the check out the band Black Veil Brides. They’re from Hollywood and represent the candy metal sounds of the late Eighties very well. Give them a listen.

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How does Mitch Barnhart keep his job as director of athletics at the University of Kentucky? First, Marvelous Mitch takes the unusual action of promising the head football coaching position to Joker Phillips, a UK alum and all-around nice guy, when Rich Brooks, Barnhart’s first questionable hire, retires. Meanwhile, Tubby Smith walks out on UK’s basketball program. Instead of hiring a proven coach, Marvelous Mitch turns down John Calipari so that he can hire the human embarrassment known as Billy Gillispie to replace Tubby. After being forced to ditch Billy, Marvelous Mitch does his best once again not to hire Calipari away from Memphis, but he is eventually forced to do so by then- UK President Lee Todd. Meanwhile, Marvelous Mitch knows his decision to the football job to Joker is a unmitigated disaster, but refuses to do anything about it until the fans go on strike and stop showing for games in a manner heretofore unseen in UK history. By some miracle, Mark Stoops is brought on to coach the grid Cats and immediately starts showing just how bad Joker and his staff were at recruiting, which was supposed to be Joker’s strength. How bad was Joker at doing his job? Well, UK and Stoops just got a commitment for 2014 from Drew Barker, a true four-star, pro-style quarterback from Connor High School who had always dreamed of playing for the Wildcats but was headed to South Carolina — or Tennessee or Ohio State — because Joker apparently didn’t even know the kid could play quarterback even though he had been to Joker’s football camp. This is how bad Marvelous Mitch has allowed things to get at the University of Kentucky. For a while I felt sorry for Joker Phillips, but never again. Goodbye and good riddance. And please come and take Mitch Barnhart away with you.

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To the hypocrite manager at a certain store in Jenkins: Do you really think the restaurant down the road cares if you eat there, no more than the church would care if you left? I overheard your conversation with one of your delivery persons, and I’d be careful how I slandered another business while you’re on the job. I know what I would do. I would get a good lawyer and I would own that store and what little you have, and you would be the first person I fired. Oh what jealously will cause a person to do.

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I’d just like to compliment Letcher Circuit Judge Sam Wright and Letcher District Judge Kevin Mullins for getting these drug addicts on down to LaGrange instead of leaving them here in Letcher County and turning them back loose and letting them endanger somebody else’s life. I really appreciate that fellows. Keep it up.

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I am a proud NRA member and have been for over 25 years. I take exception to a comment made in last week’s Speak Your Piece. Nowhere, never, ever has the NRA said that criminals or people with mental problems should be allowed to possess a firearm. Whoever said that must not really care, or he is just a straight up antigun fanatic. The NRA is a fine organization. It does wonderful work and it is probably the best protector of our Second Amendment rights.

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To the city manager of Jenkins: At the city council meeting, neither you nor the mayor or anyone else mentioned that the police officer had changed the tires on the police cruiser before the burnout so that he would not damage the new tires. Are we to assume the office also dropped the transmission plus the motor and the rear end and put old parts on it so as not to damage them as well. So, Todd DePriest, can you please do better than this?

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I was looking at the front page of The Mountain Eagle about the police officer doing the burnout. I think it is retarded that people filmed this and complained about this. Heck, the police were intermingling with the community. I’d say 95 percent of the people loved it. It’s about time they do something else other than cruise around. Heck, I’d pay money to see it. Sell tickets and I’ll buy tickets. They misuse city funds every day on stuff we don’t need. One officer decided to have some fun with the community and everyone cheered him on and liked it. We have two grouches up here complaining about it. I bet we could take up a donation from the people who watched it to pay for new tires. The city council members need to interact with the community too instead of trying to make all of these laws and rules to try to take our money. Double kudos to the police officer who did the burnout.

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Wayne Fleming, how do you get people to call into Speak Your Piece and brag on you and throw off on Jim Ward? You need to wake up. Jim Ward is the best county judge Letcher County has ever had.

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What do you call a woman who has partied with seven men in one night while she was already pregnant? You’d think she would be ashamed to be seen with a man.

(Let. It. Go.)

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Our fears have been realized. A school board member has suggested that we interview every superintendent applicant from Letcher County. It is a blatant attempt to sway public opinion. What it really implies is lets ignore the suggested KSBA process, let’s ignore screening committee recommendations, and let’s do what we always do — hire one of our own. Let the chips fall where they may. What we’ll get is buffalo chips, not an educational progress.

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I still see that a certain person who draws SSI is out making $35 an hour and driving a big $40,000 truck hauling gravels. I think something should be done about it.

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A few months back I was heading through Mayking toward the Dollar General Store when a Jenkins City police car came across the bridge at well over 100 miles per hour, went across the yellow line and almost hit the car in front of me. If the police cruiser had hit the car I was driving, it would have killed my family and I. The guy who was with me besides my family is a cop from Hazard. He was very upset about this incident, so we contacted the proper officials. We have two mayors in this county who are letting little kids drive police cars, and they are going to kill somebody. They are little children who don’t know how to act and they are about to get in trouble. These officers aren’t experienced enough or strong enough to help us if we need protection. Our taxes are paying for protection, not for children to play.

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Does anything know anything about one of our drug dogs in Letcher County? Was it killed or did it die? It has been a few months back, but I’d like to know if anybody knows anything about it.

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This is the pregnant hippopotamus who works at a certain facility. You keep on screwing with my granddaughter and I will get you for child endangerment. You go around fighting and you know you are pregnant and that she can’t hit you back. You just keep it up and you will find out that my granddaughter has a posse of her own. That little boyfriend of yours has it coming, too. I’m going to my granddaughter’s supervisor and I’m going to tell her what you have been doing.

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Did I read in The Mountain Eagle that a school board member said that the school board should interview all superintendent applications from Letcher County? This is a strange view coming from a school board member who is not even from Letcher County. Maybe we should only elect Letcher County natives to the school board. Does he speak only what he thinks he wants the public to hear? Has he ever taken a courageous stand on anything? This school board member has long overstayed his usefulness on the board.

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How many mayors do we need in the City of Jenkins? We need a clean sweep at City Hall.

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I’m interested in renting a condo or a home near Tampa, Florida if possible. If anyone has something available for rent in that area please give me a call at (606) 633-4415.

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Wake up, Will Smith. It is time to get a life. You have done enough damage to the Letcher County School System.

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I was reading the story in The Mountain Eagle concerning the burnout a Jenkins police officer did at the recent car show. It sounds like this council member or a member of his family must have gotten a ticket and is trying to take it out on the police chief and the rest of the police department. If I’m not mistaken this same guy was cheering it on last year.

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I wonder if the guy who pushes his dog around in his stroller is married or not.

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To a certain person: Seriously? Is this really the extent of your intelligence? We are tired of playing your little game. We will wait for one last serious response. Then we do what we feel must be done.

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Dear Speak Your Piece: When the war on drugs begins to affect old people with pain, cancer patients with pain and cancer patients dying with extreme pain — all people who can’t get medicine to help their terrible pain — then it’s time that people like Hal Rogers, Steve Beshear and others are voted out for good.

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I’m calling to confess my love to someone who lives in the Whitesburg area. Don’t be ashamed. There is nothing wrong with being gay and being married. Your wife wouldn’t get mad. I love you, and like I said there is nothing wrong with being gay. Just be truthful to her. Maybe she won’t hate you for it.

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I’m offering a $200 reward for the recovery or information leading to the recovery of my missing Chihuahua. He has been missing now for around eight months. He is black with a white chest and a slight limp on a hind keg. His name is kibbles. I have recent information that he has been renamed Spike by the person who is holding him. Without definite proof, I can do nothing. Kibbles was last seen in the Tunnel Hill area in the company of a Tunnel Hill woman. All I want is for my child to get her dog back. He is very loved and greatly missed. If the person who has him is reading this, please know that all I want is for him to be returned home where he belongs and that I will have no hard feelings, only respect for you taking care of him for us. He was not mistreated, only lost. He loves car rides and accidentally got in a friend’s truck and jumped out at a local gas station unseen. If you return him home to us, the reward money will be yours. For any information, please call 634-6910. Thank you and please keep an eye out for Kibbles.

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To a certain person: Is that a mailbox in your front yard or a guest house?

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I’m not like every man. I don’t lie to my angel and my angel knows that I’m not lying. I’m with my angel and I will be with her. And I love her.

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To a certain authority figure: On your recent visit, did you notice the wall soon to be extended?

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To the people who call themselves Christians: I think us Christians should help those who need help. God bless you. Think about that. Talk to the Lord about it.

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To the man who calls himself a preacher: I’m wondering how you don’t drown when it rains and your nose is stuck in the air. You know who you are.

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I’m excited about the rumor of the ‘Peyton Place’ TV series being resurrected after a 50 year absence. The name Peyton Place has become synonymous with infidelity. It is a dubious honor that the first series will be based on some of the current happenings in Jenkins?



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