2012-05-23 / Speak Your Piece

Speak Your Piece

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I called the sheriff ’s office and state police last week to report my medicine being stolen. They failed to ask me if my house was broken into. My house was broken into and all they said they could do was list it on the log. Well, that’s burglary. If your house is broken into and someone steals your medication, that is burglary and police need to investigate it.

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I am no longer responsible for anyone but myself. And yes, I am moving back to Florida.

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I called in a few weeks ago about the Whitakers not being in their stores in Jenkins anymore. I wonder if anybody out there has any memories of things in Letcher County that aren’t here anymore. One thing in Jenkins was the old Western Auto Store, where an aunt of mine worked for years. It’s not there anymore. What has happened to the Neon radio station? There are lots of things in Letcher County that are not here anymore that were around 30 and 40 years ago. I hope other people will call in with their memories of businesses and other things no longer here.

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I don’t think the county should contract out the garbage service. If another company can take it over and make money on it then I can’t see why the county can’t run it and make money on it. The smartest thing for the county to do is make sure everybody in the county pays a garbage bill. Then the county wouldn’t be in the red. The county needs to hire somebody to see whose garbage is being picked up and who is not paying a bill. Duh!

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While I was reading the article last week about the Jenkins City Council talking about the occupation tax, it struck me that the school is the 800 pound gorilla in the room. Here you have a school that is poor at best, doesn’t educate its students as well as the county schools, and sucks the life out of the town with its high taxes. I’d like to see a few people run for school board with the motto that they will try to dissolve the school system and go into the county. The kids would be better off anyway.

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Isom’s three-time marriage loser is thanking his lucky stars the daughter of a prominent Whitesburg businessman didn’t turn him in when he exposed himself to her while driving down the road on a date all those years ago. Another local man was criminally charged for doing the same thing recently.

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A caller asked how we feel now about President Obama? I got close to emotional to learn that we finally have a President who isn’t hateful to and dishonest about gays. So nice that at least one party has members who realize we don’t live in the Dark Ages any more.

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To a certain person: I just wanted to say that I miss you very much and I really wish you would call and at least leave a message saying you are thinking about me.

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God intended for marriage to consist of one man and one woman. It is abomination in God’s eyes for what Obama is standing for. You cannot be a Christian and stand for homosexuality. It’s just not Christian, and I will show anybody in the Bible where it says that. Read your Bible. God left those letters here to set a diagram for us to follow.

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I just want to give everyone a fair warning. Don’t call and order any pizza from a certain place when a chubby, brown-haired girl with glasses is working because she will burn your pizza. I have ordered from there for years now and have never gotten anything burnt. All the other girls do fine, but this new girl has burnt my pizza two different times. I will not order food from there when she is working, because she burns my food and then acts like it is no big deal.

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This is to social workers in Letcher County: You say you are there to help families to get their kids back, but the truth is you are nothing but liars who stab families in the back. You better remember that no one is perfect in this Godforsaken place. Also, are the lawyers in Letcher County so afraid of the social workers they can’t think for themselves? And to the district judge: You give children back to parents who abuse them or to parents who are doing drugs. When parents are working, going to school or passing all of the drug tests, they don’t get their kids back. Why?

(Question: Are there any facts about this situation you’re leaving out?)

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I am calling in reference to a Christmas tree at a certain church on Craft’s Colly. They need to take their Christmas decorations down.

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I am wondering why the sheriff ’s department hasn’t busted a doublewide trailer in the Hemphill area. They have been in business for a long time and have committed more crimes than selling drugs.

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I am wondering why all the pill heads hang out at a certain store. Most of the time they come out with just empty movie cartons. Is something going on?

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To a certain woman: Don’t you think it is time you tell your man you have no use for him other than him paying your bills and how much you degrade his family? You do so many things behind his back that he would be shocked if he ever found out. You might ought to be honest and truthful and tell him what you really are.

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To the lowlife who called in about the Whitesburg American Legion being a hotel: I would say you are referring to Granny. There are a lot of people who love Granny. Granny lost everything she had within an hour. I can’t believe anybody would stoop so low and say something like that. Yes, they let Granny stay over there a couple of nights. Granny does a lot for this club and you would not believe the people who love and respect her. You, lowlife person who called that in to Speak Your Piece, that could happen to you in a heartbeat. You may not be as lucky as Granny to have a place to go. When you go to bed tonight you lie down and think about what you said. You are envious, jealous person. Granny takes care of a whole bunch of us kids out there. There isn’t anything granny hasn’t done for us. She has bailed some of us out of jail. She has loaned us money. She feeds us. She always is there with an open ear. And Granny lost everything she had for 70 years. Her life was wiped out. How on earth can you stoop low enough to say something like that? I hope you can lie down and sleep at night. I wish I knew who you were. You might get an old-fashioned kicking. Granny, don’t let this bother you because we love you and we respect you. You probably got 500 homes that you could stay at tonight if you wanted to.

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To a certain person: You cannot hurt me anymore than you already have.

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Jenkins wouldn’t be so cash-strapped if the mayor would quit paying lead pipe man and the guy who never smiles unless a dollar is involved.

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I have heard of taking the high road, but the Jenkins City Council and Rick Damron took the top of the mountain. It just so happened that he couldn’t show up for the meeting and vote on that tax question. When you have family involved there is just nothing you can do but take the high road. Good job, Rick. That was not what you were voted in for. At least know we know where Chuck stands and Robert Adams and Amburgey. People, don’t forget that stuff come the next election.

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I think our county judge, county attorney and the magistrates need to dig a little deeper before mentioning our neighboring counties’ water bills and garbage bills. I have kinfolk that live over there, and after I saw that program on television I was asking them about it. A senior citizen I know said his garbage bill was $7.72 a month and the water bill is $10 a month. It’s nothing like they said on TV about neighboring counties being higher. They are actually a lot lower.

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To the people who run the jail: How could you hold someone who is handicapped and make them sleep on the floor?

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Two little birds sitting in a swing, neither one of them could sing. There is no doubt, I smoked you out and clipped your little delicate wing. This is the M.P. and this message has prior approval from a higher authority.

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To a certain person: Hey, baby. I miss talking to you in the mornings and evenings on the way to work. I haven’t heard from you in a while. I’ve been trying to call, but I get no answer and no one calls back. I miss you. I still love you.

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How do people say it doesn’t matter if they have money, a nice car and a nice home? I can remember some people when they didn’t have that and there sure wasn’t a smile on their face. There is now. Good for you.

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This is for the person who is upset with the restaurant employee who, he thinks, needs some dental work: To solve the problem, one, don’t visit the restaurant; two, leave a bigger tip so she can afford the dental work; third, use the drive-thru. If there’s no drive-thru, go to Mickey Dee’s. Just trying to help.

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I can’t believe what our county judge and magistrates are considering doing about garbage pick-up. If they privatize this, it is going to put our county back 20 years. We will be the garbage dump of Kentucky after having worked so hard to clean this place up. Things have changed some, but not enough. Our family has worked more than 20 years to clean our community by cleaning out the woods, streams and roadsides. We recycled when we took it to Jackson before the county started doing it. Can anyone remember the riverbanks, hollows, streams, roadsides and vacant lots? PRIDE has done a lot to help, but they will not be able to make any progress if this goes through. We all need to call Hal Rogers and ask for help. Our judge could print the names of people who won’t pay in The Mountain Eagle. I know people who have very little income who always pay. Why not put a lien on their property like they do with those who don’t pay their property tax? I will do all I can to defeat the judge and his magistrates if they vote to do this. They find the money for the things that get them votes.

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