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Weeds. Weeds. Weeds. Has anybody been over Haymond Hill? Codell Gibson, I don’t know what you are doing as a magistrate, but it is ridiculous. These weeds are a danger. What do you do with that money? Bill Moore Branch is pitiful. Pave it. Do what you should as a magistrate and use the money to fix these roads and cut down on accidents. Mow the weeds on Haymond Hill. It is August and this road has not been touched in almost three years. Do your job.

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I think I am going to hold a sign outside your office and at a certain restaurant, because this is bull. They are paying no taxes, they are living for free and you don’t care. Our miners are out of job and we can’t get work. You won’t post it. Why not post their name in Speak Your Piece? That is all I’ve got to say.

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I’m curious about how much the city worker makes who drives around in the truck — the dude who is supposed to be over the other workers. I’d like to know how much he gets paid to sit at the park and ride around while all of the others are busting their hind ends and he gets credit for it. Anywhere you go, you’ll see him parked. That is pretty bad. I think the workers who work should get most of the time instead of the one who parks and sits.

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The mayor needs to get out and ride around more to see who is doing their job and who isn’t. I think it is a shame that the workers who work don’t get more time, but those who hide get all of the time they want. The ones who work the most should get the most time. Paying those who hide is paying someone for nothing.

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Hey, goggle eyes with the bobble head, where were you Sunday? You weren’t in church. Are you afraid somebody is after you? That is my son you are messing with.

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I saw a perfect 10 at Save- A-Lot the other day. She was beautiful. Kentucky sure has some pretty women.

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To a girl who lives at the Virginia line: People don’t like people who are twofaced, and definitely not sticks like you, so get over you.

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Well, once again the Letcher County Fiscal Court vehicle made a trip to Millstone.

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This comment is addressed to the person who is complaining about the cat woman with the cats on the porch: She has two cats on the porch and that’s all. They don’t crap on the porch. They come to your yard to do it. You need to clean your yard. You all need to lay off the drugs over there. Clean up your act first before you worry about other people’s cats.

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Hey, Ray Ray. I saw your picture in The Mountain Eagle. I just wanted you to know that I am so proud of you. I love you. This is your aunt in Hazard. I’m keeping up with you.

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I know you people probably won’t print what I say because you have been told not to, but it’s like this right here. I don’t care if you remain silent or not. I don’t give a damn if you live or die.

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Out-of-work coal miners draw more than $400 a week on unemployment, which is at least $20,000 a year. It’s sad that people can’t live on $20,000 a year when so many people have to live on less.

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To a certain caller: Can you be more specific about what post office?

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In mid-August on the first day we haven’t had rain or high humidity, our neighbors burn old stuff and stink the air up awful. I wish people would have courtesy for their neighbors.

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I’m sorry, but the two people at UZ who you are talking about have five children, three girls and two boys. You are right, in their eyes they only have one son and he is in prison. I think they only have one grandson. They don’t ever have any time, but let one of them need something and see how fast they go get it. Thank you from your other cousin. I hope God has mercy.

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Before you call in a comment, you should get your facts straight. Yes, they did fight and scratch, but your daughter gave as well as she took.

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I think the Mountain Motor Speedway is a big joke. I think 50 cents would be a high price to get into that place.

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I think it is a shame that the partner of the lady who passed away recently was not allowed to attend her funeral. It is a shame that her partner had to have a ceremony on her own for her grieving process. I don’t think it is fair. She is a sweet girl. They were together eight years. It is not fair. I have sympathy for the family, but it was selfish of them to not let her come. The girl would have wanted her partner to be there with her.

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It’s her cats and her porch, nosy tail. You know where you can go too, smart aleck.

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Now we know who the Hemphill hooker is and where she lives.

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I see the angel has written her version of what a mistress is. I think she has left out a few things.

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We’re told to call our elected officials honorable, but I say honest, hardworking, everyday people are far more honorable than elected officials.

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To a certain person: Your family and friends and people around you are talking about how much you overcharge. You buy these storage lockers at auction and then you will not price anything until you look it up on the computer. That is no way to do your family and friends. I heard you are constantly going around saying you are broke.

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To Kevin Day at WXKQ: Are you hearing what the sports listeners are saying? Please don’t let nepotism cloud your vision. Do the right thing and you will spread a lot of good will in Letcher County.

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If the Letcher County Board of Education had any intestinal fortitude at all, its members would tell Superintendent Tony Sergent to stop making cuts to the school system programs. They know what they need to do. They need to make a tax adjustment with the rates in Letcher County and they are afraid the public will not support it. Let me tell you, the public will support the schools, so just do it.

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A certain man left his wife and two little boys for a little teenage girl after being married for 14 years. His sister paid for a hotel room for him to stay and his mother told him to stay with the girl. He went back home. He told me that he wished his mother had given him better advice and told him to go home to his wife and kids, yet she wanted him to stay with the little girl. What type of mother and sister would give such stupid advice? The man’s mother sure doesn’t love her grandsons or her sons. I would never tell my sons to leave their wives. Karma will come back to get you, sister.

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I read The Mountain Eagle last week and it had something in there about Mrs. Flint and the city wanting paid expense money for Riverside Days. I’d like to know what is done with that money, because I don’t know any charitable group that she gives anything to. That is why we got rid of her in the City of Jenkins. Could you answer that question for us?

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Hey, there Grassy Fork elbow. I hear you want to tangle with me. Well, bring it on.

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It is a dirty shame what goes on at a certain house at Whitco. The sorry social workers will not take that little child out of that house even though it is one of the drug-infested places around. It’s a dirty shame. The one who is over the house shouldn’t let this go on. He knows what is going on and he is too sorry to get off of his behind and come down there and run that bunch off. The social workers should have more get-up than to let that baby lie in that house and let those drunks come around that baby. If something isn’t done I’m going to call Frankfort and see what can be done. This is a disgrace to Whitco.

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I would like to wish my granddaughter Karma Noel Dollarhyde a happy first birthday. She turned one on August 16. Love you lots. From your grandmother Carolyn Cricket McPeeks Dollarhyde of Sevierville, Tenn. Her grandfather is Bobby Dollarhyde of Pigeon Forge, Tenn. Her parents are Brian and Tish Dollarhyde of Sevierville, Tenn. Her great-grandparents are Irene and the late Warren McPeeks of Mayking and Lisa Dollarhyde of Kingscreek and Robert Dollarhyde of Oregon.

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I would like to wish Deanna Caudill a very, very happy birthday. Her birthday was August 14. And you are one of the best friends a person can have. Thank you for always being there for me. I love you, girl. From Cricket.

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I am not a prophet. I am not a psychic. I am not clairvoyant, but as promised here is my prediction. Within the next 100 days an event will take place in Letcher County the likes of which has not been seen in recent memory. This may involve a county agency or system or a big change in the world of politics. On the other hand, it may be a natural disaster, if you get my drift. The good news is no one will be physically hurt or harmed, although every person in the county will be directly or indirectly affected. Mark my words. This is the Midnight Phantom.

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My. My. My. What happened to the big $100,000 comp settlement you were supposed to get? That won’t keep your man around long.

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Hey, Miss Bartender. Is it worth all the people you turned against and the way you did three of your friends to get that little measly job you got? They are going to do you just like they have done everybody else. You aren’t going to be there very long either, little darling. You think you own that place, but you don’t. The veterans and their families own it. It’s not even run like a veterans club anymore. You made a lot of enemies the way you did those three women. They thought you were their friend. You don’t have friends. All you think about is your greedy self. The last laugh will be on us girls. You wait and see. Have a good one, little darling.

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I appreciate all of the happy birthday wishes I got from everyone, especially all my friends. Oh, wait. Most of them forgot, but that is easy to understand considering just three or four days ago I wished their family happy birthday for their birthdays. That’s not big deal. I just don’t like being lied to.

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I’d like to ask the Mayor of Jenkins about the conditions of being mayor. One of the conditions of being mayor is that you’ve got to live in the town where you are mayor. It’s not only a condition; it’s the law. You can’t live over in Norton, Va., and be mayor in Jenkins. It is against the law. And as far as Whitesburg, a lot of people are angry over the bridge being named for Bates, including me. It should have been named after a war hero. This stuff is upsetting to me.

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Hello, hi, and howdy! Okay, sing along if you want to: The Louisville Plugger went to Fancy Farm, e-i-e-io. And on that farm he gave a speech, e-i-e-i-o. With Obama this and Obama that, he swung out innuendo like a baseball bat, ei e-i-o. Okay, enough of the tomfoolery. While watching the festivities at Fancy Farm, I heard one of the political experts mention that ‘Rich McDonald’ will raise $30 million for his campaign and his opponents will try to do the same. I thought to myself, ‘Dang! Why would someone spend $30 million for a job that pays only a fraction of that? All together $60 – $70 million will potentially be spent on Kentucky’s Senate race. It is a shame that this enormous amount of money can be raised for this election, and yet our schools are in dire need. Some of the school systems are struggling in eastern Kentucky. It is a shame that overworked and underpaid teachers have to pay out of their own pockets for school supplies. It is a shame that six students have to share the same textbook because their school district can’t afford to purchase more books. It is a shame that the state had to take over the Jackson School District — no, that’s scary because the state can’t manage itself! Maybe some of you heard about Kentucky’s Emergency Management Office misusing the taxpayers’ money on frivolous pur- chases — and don’t even get me started on former Secretary of Agriculture Richie Farmer! One school in Frankfort is actually asking the Duck Dynasty family for financial help. I guess that leaves Honey Boo-Boo and the Turtle Man for you others schools in Kentucky to run to for help. While I’m at it, what happened to all of that lottery money that was supposed to go towards education? Why take coal money to renovate Rupp Arena when it should be spent in those struggling counties? $60 – $70 million spent on a Senate race while Kentucky’s most precious resource, its children, suffer. It just goes to show the real value of education in Kentucky. I’ve come to the conclusion that politics are a rich man’s hobby, a game to be played by megalomaniacs and millionaires with their own self-serving agendas. Until next time, I’m on the inside looking out.

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You can call the sheriff ’s office and they will not come. They were called August 12 to come to Whitco and they would not come. They were told you cannot get through Whitco for the drug selling and drug buying — Suboxone, pain pills, diet pills, fake pot, Neurontin and real pot are sold. People were parked halfway in the road at a certain house to the point regular traffic could hardly get by the cars and trucks. Red cars, brown cars, white cars, white trucks, red trucks, SUVs, it’s wide open. Good job, Letcher County Sheriff ’s Office, for getting rid of dope dealers. Why do we call anyway? It’s a waste of time.

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I think the public needs to be on the lookout for a male person who is going around scamming people. I was in Dollar General Store on Morton Blvd. in Hazard. He came up to my daughter and asked her what my name was. She said, ‘Ona.’ She thought I knew him. But no. He said, ‘Hello, Ona. I’ve not seen you in a long time.’ He said, ‘I used to work with your husband. How is he doing?’ I said, ‘My husband has been dead over 21 years.’ He said, ‘I heard he was, but I wasn’t for sure.’ He then said, ‘I work for TECO Coal Company and I don’t get paid until Friday. My grandson just got killed in a car wreck up at Vicco, and they flew my grandfather out to Lexington to UK.’ I said, ‘What is your name?’ He said, ‘David Colwell.’ I doubt if that was his name. He then said, ‘Will you loan me $40 to go see my grandpa before he dies? I will pay you back Friday.’ I said, ‘I don’t have $40 to loan you. I had to borrow money to get some groceries myself.’ So he said, ‘OK. Teresa up at the checkout will give it to me.’ The lady at the checkout said no. She also said the man told another man at the checkout a few days before that it was his wife who was killed or dying, and it’s no one. The city police said they have had several reports, and they are on the lookout for him. If he approaches anyone and asks for money, please notify the police. I have already reported him to city and state police in Hazard.



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