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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 a certain person: I see that you are finally making some progress getting the trailer moved off my property. Your little niece got into my mailbox and opened my private mail. She sat right there and told on herself and said, ‘Oh. I must have looked at it wrong.’ She opened my private mail. It was my land taxes. She is going to be prosecuted. Watch what you do and you better be getting your trailer moved soon off of my property.

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To a certain person in Buck Creek: We know you are selling pot and pills. You have been reported.

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We want to wish Logan Blake Guthrie a very special happy first birthday on November 6. Happy birthday, Honey Bun, this is for you: Wow so it’s already been a year/ You’ve been with us here/ And boy has it been amazing/ What a beauty we’ve been raising/ You’re auntie’s little honey bun/ We’ve had so much fun/ It won’t be long till you start to walk/ We can’t wait to hear those precious mumbled jumbled words when you try to talk/ Right now your favorite word is I/ You keep going I, I, I like you’re stuck on repeat/ You know we’d listen to your little cute mouth all day long it’s so sweet/ It’s so cute watching when you wave bye-bye/ The first year baby it’s been wonderful we can’t wait for all the rest/ Because with you it’s going to be the best. We love you so much. From Mommy, Sissy, Bubby, Auntie, Uncle, Mammaw, Papaw, and Great Mammaw.

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Letcher County residents are being offered free classes at the Letcher County Adult Education Center located on the Southeast Community College Campus. All classes are free. If you want to earn your GED, get ready to go back to college, increase your skills for employment and to be able to help your kids with homework then come by and sign up today. Classes are Monday through Thursday, 8:30 a.m. until 4 p.m., and to better serve Letcher County extended hours are offered Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. Now is a time to come in and sign up for GED classes as you can now earn your GED for just $10 per testing module. Call 606-633-0279, extension 13353, for more information. Classes also offered on Calvary Campus and Neon Library.

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Last Tuesday was ’80s day for dress up for students at a certain school. I think that is wonderful for kids to dress up like that, but I don’t understand why a teacher would come to school who is supposed to be a nice role model for the children and be dressed in a pair of short shorts. She had a pair of thin tights on but I think it is very inappropriate for a teacher to come to school dressed like that. If the kids have to go by the dress code, then the teachers should have to also.

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I heard that there was a woman who sat her dad out on the porch in Kingdom Come when it was cold last week. She said she was done with him. I think her family should call the elder abuse hotline.

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I’m calling about the comment that was in last week’s Speak You Piece about the man who cheated on his wife with another woman for 17 years. I think it may be me. In the comment you said that you knew me. If you know me, call me and tell me what you know. If you don’t want to call, put the woman’s initials that he cheated with in next week’s Speak Your Piece and put the wife’s initials in the paper. If you know me, then you know my telephone number. It’s in the phone book.

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This goes out to the little girl who drives a Kia. Do you think that you are the only one who comes up that hollow to see that old man? I’ve seen you at 10 different locations with 10 different people.

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Any poor, middle class, laid off person who votes for Rich McConnell deserves it, but the rest of us certainly don’t. Vote rich. Vote Mitch. Stay poor.

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A journalism tip for the Community News- Press and the Banks brothers: Facts are news and opinions should be in the opinions section, not masqueraded as facts on the front page. That is unethical.

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I used to pay $30 a month for birth control. Now, there’s no charge. Thank you, President Obama.

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I know most of us will be glad to have the election over so that we don’t have to listen or see campaign commercials. In the meantime I’d like to ponder these thoughts: First, if a candidate accuses a rival of buying votes by putting gravel on a person’s driveway but can’t or won’t prove it, can that candidate be sued for slander? Second, who cares if the UMWA endorses a candidate? I know they endorsed a certain candidate for the U.S. Senate, but they also endorsed a presidential candidate who said that ‘If somebody wants to build a coal-fired power plant, they can. It’s just that it will bankrupt them.’ So excuse me if the UMWA’s endorsement means absolutely zilch to me. I don’t claim that the other candidate has done a thing for coal, but I’d be shocked if a union were to endorse anyone other than a Democrat no matter what sort of views that candidate may actually have on coal. I don’t care who you voted for, but neither of these two will do a thing to help coal jobs in Kentucky. Third, I wonder just how quickly all of these campaign signs will come down now that the election is over. I wish we had a law on the books that would fine candidates if their signs were still up after a short period. People complain about the garbage on the sides of the road but these signs are just as bad or worse. Thanks, Speak Your Piece, for letting me vent.

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Hello, Speak Your Piece. This is old cat killer. I haven’t heard from you in a long time and I haven’t been able to get through. I hope everything is all right. I encourage everyone to get out and vote. I do appreciate Speak Your Piece.

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I wonder what gives a Letcher County sheriff ’s deputy the right not to follow any kind of traffic law. I just followed one all the way to the Kona intersection right in front of the school and the deputy never gave a turn signal. I guess they think they are above the law.

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Regarding the comment in last week’s Speak Your Piece about letting your kids sleep with dogs, you need to locked up and that it is filthy. There could be a bad situation there. I have a housedog that is cleaner than some children I know. My dog sleeps with me. Just because the dog sleeps with a kid, that is nothing. If it’s a big old pit bull, it’s mean and nasty. Then I can understand that. You need to reword your comment because not all dogs are filthy and nasty. I know that for a fact. My family has dogs that aren’t filthy and nasty. You need to reword your comment because I could bet you $10 that my dog is probably cleaner than your kids.

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I don’t live in Jenkins and I don’t know what goes on up there. To me, G.C. Kincer is a very good man. My mother used to baby-sit for his children years ago and I think the world of all of them. They have been good to us.

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I attended the Letcher County football game against Harlan County. There was the most beautiful woman there. She had short, blond hair pulled back in a ponytail. She was by far the most beautiful woman there that night. I do not know who she is. She sat in Row H. I hope to see you again at another game.

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Where in college basketball can you find 10 McDonald All-American basketball players who can’t shoot the basketball? At the University of Kentucky. They can only dunk the ball. They can’t even shoot free throws decently. Oh yeah, why did UK hire Calipari? Was it to put the players in the NBA? Or was it to win the NCAA championship?

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I would like to ask the board of education and people like Tony Sergent how they can say they are doing their best for the children? Well, what about the bullying on the buses? The sex and the drugs that you have been told about numerous times? Why can’t you hire monitors to ride in the back of the bus? Well LCCHS, I am taking this to Frankfort. I am building my case as this article is being written. I will not go back to the hateful little fuzzy brown-haired woman who works in the main office at the high school. I had to take my son off the bus and hire someone to take him to school. Oh, but we will get the best for sports, but not monitors.

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Thanks for voting for Alison Grimes or not for Mitch McConnell. Thanks for coming to the Carcassonne square dances.

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