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Many times I have had friends from out of town ask me, where can I get some of that good ol’ Kentucky mountain moonshine? I think that would be a great name for the product to be produced in the distillery to be founded in Whitesburg. ‘Good Ol’ Kentucky Mountain Moonshine’ with a footnote saying, ‘made with a recipe unchanged in 300 years.’

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This message is for outgoing mayor G.C. Kincer, incoming mayor Todd De- Priest, the Jenkins City Council, the Jenkins Police Department and the citizens of Jenkins: Where is the ‘Tommy Gun’ that was once locked safe in the old city hall? A local gun collector says the gun is worth anywhere from $ 10,000 to $35,000 depending on the age, serial number and condition. The gun is priceless because of its historical connection to our city. The local police department kept the gun during the era when there was labor strife when the United Mine Workers were organizing Consolidation Coal Company’s labor force. It belongs to the citizens of Jenkins, and this citizen will not rest until returns to City Hall. The only logical solution to this scenario is for the gun to be put in safekeeping where no one can steal it, or sell it to the highest bidder and put the money in the city’s treasury. The Dave Zegeer Coal- Railroad Museum would be a good place to keep it on display.

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Tyrone isn’t any better than anyone else when it comes to the law. He’s no better than we are.

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Who let the pigs out? Oink, oink. Beware, she’s supposed to blow into Whitco.

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This is a comment about the Hazard City Police catching Tyrone Fields. First of all, you wouldn’t catch a Hazard city cop passed out at a Taco Bell. Second, I don’t think WYMT did anything wrong. Third, the Hazard City cop didn’t treat him any different except taking him to the hospital. Had it been a normal person they would have been taken straight to jail. Good for the Hazard city cop.

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This goes out to Tyrone: Remember when you took me to jail because you said my eyes didn’t look right after I passed every sobriety test that you gave me? I told you then, brother, what goes around comes around. And you got yours.

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I saw in the newspaper where equipment was stolen worth more than $10,000. How come just a couple of people got the blame for it? Looks to me like they all should be in trouble, even the buyer.

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Did everyone get their free kit from AEP for the year? If you have already joined their BOHICA Club (Bend Over Here It Comes Again) by paying this month’s obscene bill, you get a free jar of Vaseline for the rest of the year. It would be good to see some of you put what you paid this past month in here. We have an empty trailer with the breaker turned off on the pole outside, but the bill the past three months was $17, $9, then $7. You have to pay when you don’t use any electricity for some reason. I plan to e-mail and ask them if they charge you for the pleasure of having their line and pole on your land, which is reverse in my way of thinking. I guess one will have to pull the breaker under the transformer on the hill and see why he is still getting a bill. Anyone else have this problem?

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This goes out to the 51- year- old lady who thinks it is alright to go out and party and go to big, fancy parties and concerts and whoop it up like she is some teenager: You better get your act together.

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Go Cats!

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To a certain woman: You have to be the dumbest human being who ever drew a breath. I didn’t know you and your husband had split up. He is with a little bitty short blonde-haired girl. She is pretty, too. She’s not the only one. There’s about three or four others. One used to run a restaurant. One is from Ingram’s Creek. One went to the Norton hotel with him. There is a video of that. Think real hard. You are getting ultimately screwed both ways.

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This is to the lady who is trying to figure out who her husband has had an affair with for 17 years: You are way too pretty and way too nice to be treated like that. You can be my treasure, darling. The first initial of your name is G.

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I sure was embarrassed the other night when the Whitesburg coaches took their boys off the court at an away game and went home because one of the boys got a technical called on him. It sure did make us look bad. We can never teach sportsmanship to our boys as long as we’ve got coaches that act this bad. I’m embarrassed.

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To those being screwed by Kentucky Power Company: My mother called them after her power bill had jumped by $ 120 in this past month. Look on your bill under what may be listed as your asset rider transfer, I think, but one never knows what all the taxes and codes are for, as they like it to be that way. My mother was told $42 dollars of her bill was to help them buy their new plant. Mine was $14, so we are paying them I guess to buy their plants from parent company AEP, cover their interest and be assured that the new power bills we be as much as 30 to 50 percent more than they are now. In short, within a year you can pay your mortgage cheaper than your electric bill, and some are now. So everyone lay on their collective behind and wait for it. We have no politicians that care. If everyone would get together (which is the same chance as pigs flying) and not pay the extra charge for one month, then the company or someone would pay attention. By the way, you are paying enough school tax to have gold plated schools and Albert Einstein to teach. I have a friend in Canada I am trying to get to let me move there and only pay half the bills. Plus they have about half the rules crammed down their neck from the government. Never mind. Go back to watching a ball game — until you no longer have power.

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To the sweet lady, Bonnie Ingram: Evelyn Maxie was my stepsister. She passed away a few years ago. Her husband still lives in Mississippi and was still doing okay the last time I talked to him. I wish I had your phone number. You seem like a sweet person. I would love to talk to you. Thanks again.

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I’m sick of hearing about the cop who got caught for DUI. There was a comment in last week’s Speak Your Piece that said ‘just because you are a cop doesn’t mean you’ve got to quit living.’ I disagree with that because when normal people get caught …

(Oops. One side of the answering tape ended before this comment was finished and no one was in The Eagle’s offices on Thanksgiving to check it and change it.)

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Thank you for putting the recipe for homemade rolls in last week’s paper. They were delicious and will be my go-to recipe for rolls from now on. I highly recommend them to everyone.

(You are very welcome.)

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When making threatening comments to people in Speak You Piece, it only shows you don’t have the courage to tell them to their face. It shows no self-esteem, no morals, and being enraged with jealousy because you think someone is above you. Saying negative things about someone that’s not the truth will come back around, and you will worry yourself to death. Saying lustful things about someone who’s married that’s proven does not return your feelings, talking bad about your partner, trying to look like a victim, shows poor character.

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I pulled into a local ‘fastfood’ restaurant’s line with three cars ahead of me at 10:03 this morning. I didn’t pull out of line until 10:19. Really? Sixteen minutes to get a cup of coffee and a biscuit? I understand that I could have gone inside and gotten a cup, but with only three cars in line I was willing to wait so as to not get out in the cold and rain. Fast food, indeed. I won’t be back there for my morning coffee.

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This is to the pretty lady with the beautiful blond hair who lives on Solomon Road, Whitesburg: Hi, baby girl. I just wanted you to know that the 20 years I spent with you were the best years of my life, and I’m sorry for all I put you through. Please forgive me. I love you more than I can ever say. I miss you and I hope one day when I get out of this mess I’m in that you will give me another chance. My life will never be complete without you. I love you. Remember March 26, 1994 and Feb. 14, 2000? They were the two best days of my life. Would you please put this in Speak Your Piece? Thank you.

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I am writing to comment about the children who have had their pictures in the paper after killing their first deer. I congratulate them. However, this is to the ones who took them hunting: This must be your first time hunting, because when I read the paper I noticed right off something was wrong with the picture. It was gun season, get it? The child had to be wearing orange on his head, back and front. I’m a hunter and I know I read the book. If you had read the book you would have known. It is on page 13 in the July 2014/ February 2015 Kentucky Hunting Book. I’m sorry, but if that was my child and I was taking him hunting, I would cover him in orange. After this, I hope hunters stop and check what they and their kids or friends are wearing before going into the woods to hunt. And please make sure you can see clearly what you are shooting at before you shoot. Thanks. From Tammie.



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