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Now that the EPA has greatly prohibited new mining and damaged the industry which continually brings the greatest employment to Letcher County, how will you vote in November? Are your streams any cleaner than they were three years ago? Are the people you love working?

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This message is to all of the Speak Your Piece readers: This dude across the road plays his radio real loud during the daytime. I have called the police twice and they came over and wouldn’t do a thing about it. This is directed toward the sheriff ’s department. Why can’t you do something about somebody who carries on like that? That white boy is playing that funky music all day, every day and you all can’t seem to do anything about it. Now you tell me what I am supposed to do. Can I get a warrant for him? I have called the radio squad several times and they won’t even show up. I need to do something. This is sure driving me wild. If anybody has any ideas or suggestions, I would appreciate you letting me know.

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I want to give my brother like no other, Kevin Looney, a big-time shout-out. As of January 4, Kevin is No. 16 on ReverbNation’s national country chart, No. 19 worldwide, and No. 1 in Kentucky. He passed the Kentucky Headhunters at No. 52 weeks ago. He’s ahead of such acts as Sugarland, Tim McGraw, Trisha Yearwood, Diamond Rio, Shooter Jennings, Del-Rio, Hank Jr. and many more. He is closing in on Kenny Chesney, Trace Adkins and other big dogs. Let’s support Kevin Looney by becoming a fan at www.reverbnation.com/kevinlooney. Sign up at Reverb- Nation today and join the ‘Looneynation Fanwagon.’ If the local newspaper and radio stations would get behind him, I believe he would succeed in his quest. He will only put a positive stamp on Letcher County, and we know this county can only benefit from anything positive.

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After visiting the Letcher County School System’s website to check to make sure school was starting on Monday, all I have to say is if they want people to believe the magistrate who said the central office doesn’t want the public to know what’s going on, the website does nothing to change your mind. It is without a doubt the coldest most user-unfriendly website I ever visited.

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The Letcher County judicial system is one of the worst in the state and probably one of the worst in the nation. There is very little management or order, and almost no legal knowledge. Orders are sloppily written. People are ordered to court at 9 a.m., but it hardly ever gets started before 9:30 or 10 — and lots of the parties have to wait until late afternoon to get heard. The attorneys are equally hindered. They are at least paid for sitting there, but most would prefer to be doing more productive work. People deserve better than this.

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This is an FYI message to Brillo and Banana: Speak Your Piece is a public forum. Therefore, I will call Speak Your Piece anytime about anything that is on my mind. I will not be intimidated. I will not be controlled and I will not refrain from calling Speak Your Piece. It is up to The Mountain Eagle and the editor of Speak Your Piece as to whether or not they will transcribe anything I have called in, but that will not keep me from calling. Thank you, Brillo and Banana. Have a good day. Bye-bye. This is, as if you didn’t know, the M.P. speaking. So there you go. Do what you are going to go. Let’s go to court. How about it? This is the M.P. signing off.

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While sitting here getting my occasional fix of Fox News, I keep asking myself this question: Has there ever been an uglier pretty woman than anchor woman Megyn Kelly? Whenever I hear this woman speak I hear my grandmother telling me to remember that beauty is only skin deep. I’m now able to see that Grandma had people like Ms. Kelly in mind when she issued her warning to me. Megyn Kelly is one of the few women who is able to take sexy completely out of her beauty. She is also proof that being articulate doesn’t mean a person is intelligent.

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Those Tennessee ashes that were spread in a cemetery in Letcher County should have been flushed down the drain 65 years ago.

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This is a Letcher County taxpayer. I just went to the courthouse again and at 11:45 a.m. the doors were locked. How can you lock a taxpayer out that came to pay his taxes and tags on his vehicles? With all the ladies in the office they should be able to split their lunches up and not lock people out. It’s hard for people to get over there that work for a living and that is uncalled for. That is the second time that has happened to me. Winston Meade, you do a fine job, but I think you need to work the ladies around to keep the working people coming in to pay their taxes and not have to make another trip. That is uncalled for. Thank you very much.

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This is concerning the incident with the 17-yearold who hit the 14-year-old at the recreation center. The staff members are supposed to be there to see stuff like that happen, not be standing around for it to be reported.

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Yes, I saw in Speak Your Piece where people were putting Marlow Tackett down for the things that he did because they didn’t get everything they wanted, including new toys and hams. These people should not have been there to begin with. It is a shame that you cannot help the needy because of the greedy. Thank God for what Marlow and his helpers did.

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To the woman I will always love: We have been apart now for nearly three years and it never gets easy. It just seems to get harder, especially around Christmastime when I don’t get to see my kids or grandkids anymore. I will always miss you and love you.

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How can Grandma live with herself after what she did when she was 18 years old and pregnant? She took seven men to bed. If she has a conscience, I hope she can live with it, but I don’t think she has a conscience. She has done a little bit of everything when she was young and she has to live with it for the rest of her life.

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To a certain elected county official who claims to be a good Christian man: I believe you need to stay away from the pill whores that we all know about and have been caught time again and time again.

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To a doctor in Knott County: Why do you keep hooking all of our younger children on pain pills? Don’t you ever think that you have children and grandchildren out there that could get these same drugs on the street?

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To a certain person: Good morning, beautiful. How was your night? To me it was beautiful with you by my side. Come a little bit closer, baby. Rainy Mondays, love Wednesdays, come Fridays, oh my God it was a beautiful weekend. I wish I was still with you. I mean that. Anytime you want to be there, all you have to do is show up at my doorstep. I love you. Bye.

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To the person who keeps commenting about the lady who drives the Jeep: Why don’t you just call them up on the phone and have a chat of your own instead of going through the paper?

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I saw in Speak Your Piece where somebody was grumbling and wondering what happened to their stuff that went to Marlow Tackett. If you were going to grumble about it and wonder where it went, why didn’t you keep it home and let it rot instead of giving it to people who needed it? I wouldn’t have taken it up there if I was going to grumble about it. It is a shame you donate to people and then grumble and wonder where it went and who got it. It is a shame. Marlow Tackett does such a wonderful job and then you all have to get in Speak Your Piece and talk about him.

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To the person who commented ‘to the love of my life’: No one knows who you are or who you are talking about. Are you a lesbian? Are you a harlot? Are you a male scoundrel? Who are you?

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If those people continue to be allowed to bring their dogs to school at Jenkins at Burdine Elementary Schools, I have two pit bulls on the leash I will bring. A couple of girls walk in every evening carrying their little lap dogs. If their dogs are allowed, mine are allowed. My dogs are harmless.

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I don’t believe there’s a snowball’s chance in torment that Margaret Nichols will be defeated in a race for Letcher Circuit Court Clerk.

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To a certain person: You are the love of my life. I can’t tell you how much I love you. Happy New Year and I hope this year is better than 2011. And I love you and you are my angel.

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Some of you are not happy unless all the cameras are up and rolling and the lights are on. I for one would like a break. Knock it off.

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The sad truth is there is always one or two people who show their hind end and the rest of us have to pay. I am saying to them, quit showing your hind end.

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As a graduate of Jenkins High School, I go home quite often. In August 2011, I missed seeing my beloved Cavalier on the wall. Later on through The Mountain Eagle, I found out why. Terry Braddock had painted over it with Don Amburgey giving him his okay. Who are these guys to deface a beautiful piece of art? Not to mention our beloved mascot? Did they pay for it to be painted there? No. Did they own the land it was on? No. Did they talk to the city council about the change? No. Did they talk to the Jenkins School official about the change? No. They just did it. Had Terry and Don been 16-year-old children, they would have been arrested, put in jail, and their parents would have had to bail them out, paid fines, gone to court, paid a lawyer, and they would have had this on their records. As it is, nothing has been done other than the Jenkins School offi- cials came to the city council and asked it to be put back. City council sits with the ball in their court. They’ve turned their heads. Pitiful. Our children had to endure such indifference from the city, Mr. Braddock and Mr. Amburgey. They should be made to put back — at their expense not the taxpayers’ — the proud Cavalier that was standing so tall and wonderful on the wall. Mr. Kincer, the mayor, Mr. Braddock, a city councilman, and Mr. Amburgey, I suggest you get a meeting and announce that the artist who did the other one will begin painting as soon as the weather permits. From a member of the Committee to Replace the Big Green Man.



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