Whitesburg KY
Showers
Showers
56°F
 

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

No doubt liberals will use the Navy massacre to try to put a stop to mass shootings. Thank God we have the Republican Party to make sure anyone can get all the guns they want.

.

Should the airwaves be used to pump up the ego of a deputy just because it’s his birthday?

.

This is a victim of the police. I had a crime perpetrated upon me by a so-called police officer. I don’t have much to say about it except there are certain officers in the Perry County area that have a lot of blood to wash off their hands. Frauds are what they are. The Perry County Jail works in unison with the police and the police with the courthouse. They just sling people in jail, slander their name, and try to ruin them, but some make it out. Those are the ones the officials I am speaking of better watch. They pretty much hold their very lives in their hands.

.

I am someone who hates.

( Broccoli or Brussel sprouts?)

.

To Officer Tim Miller of the metropolitan Neon Police Department: If you don’t quit riding my bumper every time I come through your big town I’m going to make a citizen’s arrest. I have already lodged a complaint against you, so watch your step. Just because you have a badge and a gun doesn’t give you the right to break the law. Do you understand?

.

Listen, people of America. We have chicken fighting in this country, which people get in an uproar over and I agree with them about. We have people who fight dogs in this country and people get in an uproar over that. Yet, we can have 8,000 abortions a day in this country and nobody ever says a word.

.

U. S. House Republicans plan to vote on a bill this week that could push millions of people off national food aid programs that have expanded since the economic downturn, potentially burdening charities that help feed the hungry. This is called rubbing salt into the wound; they give us George W. ‘W’ Bush’s Great Recession to throw millions out of jobs, then they don’t want to help the victims. This is unusually cold hearted even for Republicans. Teabaggers will love it, though.

.

All who have loved ones in the Green Acres and Evergreen cemeteries need to talk to the owners and make sure they understand that we are not going to put up with our loved ones being put in a cemetery that has grass growing all over the gravestones. Everything is a mess. The weeds and grass are so tall at Evergreen Cemetery it is above your knees when you walk through it.

.

I want to know if anyone else has had problems with their lawyer not handling their case properly or continually dragging these things on and on. The lawyer can’t ever seem to get anything done except take my money. Is anyone else is having these kinds of problems in Whitesburg? If so, please respond next week in Speak Your Piece and tell us what we can do about it. Is there something we can file to a government office? We aren’t being represented properly. We don’t know what to do.

.

You can’t buy .22 shells at a certain store in Whitesburg, but you can go to the flea market on Sunday and buy them for three times the price they originally are sold for.

.

If the Whitesburg City Council wants to have an orderly meeting when it holds the first and second readings of the city’s occupational tax ordinance, its members should limit comments from the public to two minutes each and make sure people identify themselves as to whether they are citizens of Whitesburg. The ones who aren’t should still be allowed to speak, but the council will know they are the freeloaders — the ones who want to take advantage of the city’s services without paying for them. They also don’t vote in Whitesburg.

.

This is about someone asking in last week’s paper if anyone has seen Magistrate Terry Adams. Well, that is a good question. No, I haven’t seen him either, but I guess it’s because I live in the last house in the hollow. I can see the highway from my house, but I am still considered to be living in the last house in the hollow. I haven’t seen him either.

.

Is it true that four of the Whitesburg City Council members don’t work in the city and won’t have to pay that new tax they approved at last week’s meeting?

.

Ever who said the United States is going to turn into hell, you are right. It doesn’t matter who the president is, it is going to turn into hell. That is why we need to get born again and saved so we can go up and leave this world down here. It is going to turn into hell. You are right.

.

If you call and make a complaint about someone selling dope in Letcher County, the person you call about always seems to know quickly that you reported them for their drug-dealing habits.

.

What a shame the city has such budget problems. Reminds me of the time a lawyer gained the mayorship and sold himself a piece of city property for a measly dollar. Had I been mayor I would have done the honest thing and auctioned the property off to the highest bidder to help the city pay its bills. No wonder the nation laughs at Kentuckians.

.

I think I know who the blonde in the black car who lives on a hill is. And to the man, no, it must not have been for you, because she doesn’t drive a Cadillac. It must be for somebody else. Just for the record, there are a lot of black Cadillacs out there. It didn’t say whether it was from Virginia or Kentucky. Someone else needs to be more specific. Not me.

.

I heard the other day that a certain couple would not help their son in Virginia keep from losing his place there. But let the one in prison need money and see how fast he gets it. I believe they would sell their soul for that one. I don’t have anything for one who would have sex with his family members. Everybody knows about it, so why try to keep it hid? Just wait until you stand before God.

.

I’m afraid there are little children on Bill Moore Branch that are in danger of child molestation. I hope I am wrong, but I don’t think I am. Proper authorities, please look into this. These are blessed little children.

.

To a girl who lives near the Virginia and Kentucky state line: You don’t have everybody fooled, young lady. You are the one who has to be a bully and a drama queen. You are like a wolf in sheep’s clothing, but your mama thinks you are perfect. Why don’t you tell your mama about bullying people at school? You are acting like a second- or third-grader. I think you need to grow up, because this girl is really getting fed up with it.

.

If teachers would stop socializing on the playgrounds this bullying stuff would be stopped. A child got hit with a football at a school because another student put him up to it. If teachers would pay attention, this wouldn’t happen. A fight broke out at a school the other day between two because this one boy kept bullying another kid. Finally the kid snapped. I don’t blame him. He shouldn’t get in trouble and be suspended because of it. I think it should be the other child, because he kept pushing this kid. Teachers, stay off your cell phones and notebooks and quit socializing. Pay attention to our children. It is time to stop the bullying.

.

I agree with, and hooray for, the complaint about the way the law has mismanaged metal theft. They have handled it the same way as the drug problem. They overload the jails with twobit users and try to avoid the wealthy and powerful distributors. They especially avoid those with political power, because the main goal of Letcher officials is to stay in office. The metal theft could have been stopped years ago by equal attention to the thieves and the markets that enabled them.

.

Someone was talking in Speak Your Piece about the junkyard coming into Neon from Jackhorn. What about the one at Neon Junction near the Dollar Store? I wonder if they even have papers to all of the vehicles that they own there. Somebody ought to check them out and clean that up.

.

This is concerning the comment about not seeing the magistrate of District Two. I don’t know where the constable is either. So that is two out of District Two that are missing. I don’t know where they are hiding.

.

I don’t want to be hateful or contrary, but I sure would appreciate it if whoever is driving that gray vehicle who lives above me in Whitco above the graveyard would slow down. I have grandchildren who ride their bicycles and you are going to kill somebody. It is dangerous for anyone to back out of their driveway the way you go off of this hill. There is no sense of you driving like that. You are going about 40 miles per hour down that hill. We have never had any problem with that until this last year. That is nonsense. Why don’t you straighten up and quit driving like that? What if it was your children playing outside? Wouldn’t you be afraid they would get run over if someone is driving like you do? Slow down. There is no sense in this. I hope you listen to me and pay attention to what I am saying. Slow down.

.

I am calling about the way things are being ran in Jenkins. Richie Farmer thought he could get away with all of his dirty work. Chum Tackett thought he could do the same thing. Do others think they can get by with what they are doing? Thanks for listening.

.

To the person who wants Jesus to come back soon because of President Obama: First, I hope Jesus reads Speak Your Piece, since you don’t think He already knows everything that’s going on. Second, are you the most worried about Obama getting us out of wars rather than into them like the last President did, or is it that he cares about his fellow citizens enough to want to make sure they have health insurance? Last, you all have been waiting for over 2,000 years for Jesus to return; for how much longer are you going to fall for that?

.

What can the alcohol tax be used for? If it’s for beautification of the city, why hasn’t the city kept everything looking nice?

.

To the witch who got her troll to move back in across the creek from her: You really know how to do it, don’t you. Guess what, Wicked Witch of the West, enjoy it while you can because your troll is going to be moving back out again and he is going to get exactly what he deserves.

.

Such fine Christians you are. And one of you calls yourself a preacher? You’re a joke. You are a bunch of lying manipulative hypocrites. Leeches is all you are, a waste of space on this planet. You didn’t even have the decency to pretend to be a Christian and call your son-in-law that recent weekend. That’s all right, your true colors are about to be exposed. I have enough evidence on you that you will be disgraced in this community. I wonder how your ‘friends’ at work will feel when they hear how you talk about them and the things you have said about them. I wonder what your church will do when they find out what’s been going on. You will burn in hell for everything you have done.

.

I just got through reading my Mountain Eagle and I enjoy it a lot. I don’t understand how a city can have a lawyer for a mayor and have a city attorney too. Jenkins has a mayor who is not a lawyer, but he acts like one. And we have a city attorney, too. Why can’t they get anything done about these city stickers and things? They are just like the cook who needs to get out of the kitchen if the cook can’t stand the heat. If the mayors can’t stand the heat, I don’t know why they don’t get out of the business. We taxpayers are footing their bills.

.

We need emergency room service 24 hours a day, seven days a week at Jenkins ARH hospital.

.

Okay, sports fans. It has become painfully clear that WXKQ has no intention of making changes on its sports broadcast, so our only choice seems to be goodbye WXKQ. It’s adios amigos. Hasta la vista.

(No disrespect intended, as you are entitled to your opinion, but why the anger directed at local sportscasters who are paid very little, if any, for the work they do? Those who cover high school sports in miniscule market areas like ours do it as a labor of love.)

.

I understand the City of Whitesburg has to have tax money to provide services, but I hope that it is used wisely. With a 1.5 percent payroll tax it should generate lots of money.

.

While watching pro football this season I can’t help but wonder how many gallons of steroids these NFL football players must be shooting up with. Why can’t the NFL crack down on the steroid abusers like Major League Baseball has? Baseball requires the most skill of all the Big Three professional sports, yet it has become the only sport to seriously crack down on the use of performance-enhancing dope. Why can’t pro football and pro basketball follow suit to protect the integrity of their games?

.

Jenkins Hospital has saved my son’s life, and others would love to see the hospital back again or at least a 24-hour emergency room at the Jenkins clinic.

.

Funny how the people who said we would be welcomed as liberators in Iraq are now calling Obama naive. And with absolutely no self-awareness of how flamingly hypocritical this proves them to be.

.

I have no problem paying the new tax as long as the City of Whitesburg gets audited.

.

That black Cadillac lady lives in Norton and is from Florida.

.

I’d just like to second the motion on the brick house with all the wood around it. I think they need to clean it up, too.

.

I’m going to be like everybody else in District Two. I’m going to quit hauling my garbage off and quit paying a garbage bill and start burning mine like everyone else. You can’t even sit on the porch, open a window or do anything for people burning garbage. Nobody out there is going to do anything about it either. Let it rip.

.

It’s the talk of the town. We need our hospital in Jenkins back. Please get it back. We need it.

.

Is it true that the City of Whitesburg hasn’t been audited in five years?

.

Somebody keeps commenting to a blonde in a black car. That could be anybody. Everybody is assuming it is a certain car. It could be a Chrysler or a Toyota or whatever. Why don’t you just mind your own business and quit worrying what car or what it does? I’d say you’re lying anyway, or you’d tell what kind of car.

.

I’ll tell you what, before the city starts cutting out a part of my paycheck I want to see an audit done on the city finances. How are they going to be held accountable for the monies they take in from this? How are they being held accountable for the monies they get from the liquor taxes? Don’t come grabbing at what little money I work for until the city is audited and explains the reason for this extra taxing of folks who don’t even live within the city limits.



Leave a Reply