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I think Miley Cyrus is disgusting. Why doesn’t she just go ahead and tattoo nipple pasties and G-string panties and shave her head, then she will be naked as a jaybird? Maybe she will be happy on her way to the asylum.

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Crime is increasing a lot around here and it’s getting really scary. There are reports of wire and metal stealing and fencing, stealing of four-wheelers and farm equipment, and even the stealing of cattle, but there have also been armed holdups of public places, including fast food restaurants and one or more branch banks. This is dangerous stuff, which can cause serious injuries or killings. I haven’t seen very much news on what is happening on these cases. The Sheriff ’s Office Police Beat doesn’t seem to appear in the Mountain Eagle regularly and doesn’t seem to have any reports on these incidents when it does appear. That could be because they are being handled by the State Police. The two arrests that I have heard about were made by the State Police, and I heard that at least one of those arrested is back out on the streets. Are the others being investigated by someone? Are any arrests being made, by County or State Police? And is anybody being prosecuted? I hope this criminal element hasn’t gotten the notion that they are immune from the law.

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I don’t see how a certain store in Whitesburg stays in business. Nobody is at the cash register. Customers just stand there and wait. They are either not near the cash register or are on the phone fighting with their family.

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Santa here. If you’re a coal operator who laid your miners off at Christmas you are going to love your stocking stuffer. Oh, that’s right. You’ve already flooded the market and tried to blame the EPA for making you do less damage to the air and water after you’ve already ravaged the mountains. Demerit, demerit, demerit. Naughty list for you.

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Walking Tall John Hall, leave that pistol at home. I know you are in the right, but we’d rather have you walking tall than lying down there at Green Acres. Come on. Smarten up. I don’t even like cops, but I wouldn’t want the average Joe out there going around Walmart with a pistol on his side either. So leave that thing at home.

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’Twenty-five years ago, Christmas was not the burden that it is now.’ ‘There was less haggling and weighing, less quid pro quo, less fatigue of body, less wearing of soul; and, most of all, there was less loading up with trash.’ Nope, that was not written this year but in 1904 by Margaret Deland in Harper’s Bazaar. It has gotten much worse since then.

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To a certain person:I see your true colors were finally shown. It’s a shame that your daughter was lying in the hospital going through the worst thing imaginable and you never came to see her once. And the worst part is you work in the clinic a mere one hundred feet away. You say you love her but you proved that wrong. Hell would not have kept me away from my child in her time of need. You can pretend to be a Christian and loving mother all you want, but everyone got a glimpse of the real you. Shame, shame, shame.

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I hear that the county judge has proposed and members of the fiscal court have agreed to hire one of the magistrates that lost this election so he can eventually draw state retirement. Using taxpayer money to benefit a single individual when those kinds of favors are not available to the rest of us is highly questionable on its own. A lot of us who are losing jobs would love a county job so we can eat and feed our kids, but we didn’t get a chance at this plum. Our political system and our justice system around here seem to be based on cronyism, no matter what the Kentucky statutes require.

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To these certain kids who go to Letcher County Central: You love to sit and complain about this other girl and her family all the time. Honey, do you feel that low about yourself that you have to complain to everybody about this person? Before you stand there and talk bad about someone else, you better look in the mirror. You aren’t perfect either. People are tired of your drama and you are looking like a butthead.

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I would like to wish a very special young lady a very happy birthday. Alexandra, happy birthday, baby girl. May God bless you today and each and every day. Keep your head high and a smile on that pretty face. Happy birthday, baby girl. Kiss. Kiss. Love, Mom and Dad.

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Yes, I think the Cats will go undefeated this season, too, at least during the regular season. Why? They had the good sense not to schedule Duke or Arizona.

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This goes out to a lady: I told you about your best friend. I told you and told you and you won’t listen. I understand that things are complicated. I’m here. All you have to do is call or ask.

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Interesting how many politicians are declaring the sky is going to fall over the power bill increases to come. Votes are more important than logic. Look folks, if you want reliable power and clean air, you’re going to have to pay up. Many people spend more than the $ 22.25 average monthly power bill increase on cigarettes every week to destroy their lungs and the rest of their bodies. It’s 74 cents more a day, less than the cost of a soft drink. We need to have rational priorities. Look at everything else you’re spending money on. And consider yourselves lucky; there are many places around the world where people don’t have reliable power or clean air.

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To a certain teacher who was complaining that Letcher County only has muddy water to drink: Why are you complaining? Why won’t you just pack your clothes up, get in your vehicle and go back to where you came from and drink out of the toilet bowl?

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Christmas is all about the little Lord Jesus. I just want to thank Him today and praise His good name. Thank you.

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Residents in Upper Bottom in Whitesburg, you all have a drug dealer in your community. You need to keep a lookout and find where it is.

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Boy, this is a great feature.

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If hemp is legal we need to put hemp on every old strip job in Letcher County. Don’t think this is going to be the equivalent to a coal boom. It will not, but as the years go by it will help our economy.

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Police looking for stolen beehives and six-foot bear. That’s real funny. They should be looking for the bastard that broke into my house.

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I agree that Tyrone Fields is his own man, but it is a requirement as a police officer to have a driver’s license. It is a requirement that you must have a clean driving record. So if he is prosecuted it is just like a truck driver. When they get caught DUI no matter how good of a dude they are, they still lose their job. Nobody is saying that he is a bad person. He is one of the nicest cops that I have ever met, and I don’t even like cops.

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I’m calling to voice my concerns about the rate increase proposed by Kentucky Power. I think the Environmental Protection Agency, the EPA, should be the one to foot the bill for this since that is the reason the power company is claiming why our bills are going to be increased by 12.45 percent. My bill just recently went from $139 to $270 in one month. With another increase I don’t think most of us in this area will be able to pay that.

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A certain principal thinks she is the best principal in all schools. She has a lot to learn about how to run a school.

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This is in regard to the comment some idiot made about Tyrone Fields having a right to do what he wants when he is not on duty and not in Letcher County: That is just a blatant lie. He is a police officer. He took an oath and he should uphold that oath on duty and off duty. If anyone else had been asleep in a drivethru, they would have been taken to jail and kept there until they were bonded out. Why wasn’t Tyrone done this way? I think that is favoritism and I think that should be against the law. He should have gone to jail just like the local person and treated like a local since that’s what he was at the time.

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I would like to wish my angel a merry Christmas and a happy New Year. I still love you. You are my angel.

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I know that God has made perfect angels, but he has made one perfect one. You are my angel and I love you.

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Everybody in Letcher County ought to check their deeds in the courthouse and see if they are in there. Maybe Tolliver and them won’t get as much land as they think they will.

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I’d rather have names thrown at me than to fight for things that aren’t right.

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To certain church lady: Please stop embarrassing your parents and kids. You cannot fool everybody, especially God. Some of us know how you really are. As a Sunday School teacher, you set a terrible example for our kids.

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Merry Christmas to all the Fields generation, Little Cowan, Big Cowan, Kingscreek, the Sturgills too, including preacher Darrell , Kara, Miles Riley Junior, the Days everywhere, all the Banks families, especially Zelma Lou, our first cousin, Johnny Q. as well. Last but not least, all the inmates at Letcher County Jail. Have a good one now. Thank you, Stanley Pack.

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I heard a story about an old friend of mine who is in a nursing home. He had a major stroke, is paralyzed on his right side, his right leg had to be taken off, and lots of other problems. But against all odds, he is still here and fighting to get better. I would say that most people would agree with me in saying that it takes a vicious, cruel and coldblooded woman to take advantage of a person in this condition and not in a stable state of mind. She tricked him into selling his home and land, and now he has nothing and nowhere to go when he does get better. Needless to say, he never saw a penny of the money, and she has moved on to the next poor sucker who is crazy enough to fool with her. The devil will sure get this one in the end.

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