From the pages of Letcher County's pre-eminent weekly newspaper, The Mountain Eagle. As read by our very own poet-savant, Wiley Quixote.

Speak Your Piece: 12.02.15

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In the latest edition of Letcher County’s weekly, anonymously- and publicly-expressed set of hopes, wishes, fears, desires, & lamentations, Speak Your Piece: 

Everyone knows what you do, you certain man, when the sun goes down!  Hey Rep. Rogers — you’re no doctor!  And have you ever walked the floors at midnight?  If so, you have a nice day!  And more!

Our thanks as always to The Mountain Eagle.  You can hear Wiley Q. (pictured, beneath the ballcap) read Speak Your Piece live each Wednesday near 5 o’clock on WMMT, and you can hear previous installments at our streaming archives.

Speak Your Piece: 02.04.15


In the latest edition of the weekly trip ’round the rickety wooden rollercoaster that is Letcher County’s weekly anonymous expression of opinion, advice, & admnotion, Speak Your Piece:

Hey, you complaining about the “vulgar dancing” at the community center–you’re no Elvis!  Allegations of local corruption!  And let me get this straight–we’re not allowed in your bathroom, but you’re allowed in ours?  And more!

Our thanks as always to The Mountain Eagle.  You can hear Wiley Q. (pictured, beneath the ballcap) read Speak Your Piece live each Wednesday near 5 o’clock on WMMT, and you can hear previous installments at our streaming archives.

Speak Your Piece: 01.07.15

In the latest edition of Letcher County’s weekly spelunk down into the cavernous depths of its own anonymously-expressed opinions, cares, notions, and suppositions, Speak Your Piece: 

Someone who calls himself Walking Tall John Hall!  Someone else who found out who stole their weed trimmer!  And hey you–why don’t you do something about that jet-black hair and come off that hill?

Our thanks as always to The Mountain Eagle.  You can hear Wiley Q. (pictured, beneath the ballcap) read Speak Your Piece live each Wednesday near 5 o’clock on WMMT, and you can hear previous installments at our streaming archives.

Speak Your Piece: 10.15.14

In this week’s trip down the highways and holloways of Letcher County’s anonymously-expressed opinions, Speak Your Piece:

Admonitions for that woman in Pistol City to have some decency and stop putting that stuff on the internet!  Accusations of Poor Grammar levied upon county officials!  Vote for Grimes!  Vote for McConnell!  Stop giving that guy money when he comes to the funeral home!  And more vague gossip of all kinds!

Our thanks as always to The Mountain Eagle. You can hear Wiley Q. (pictured) read Speak Your Piece live each Wednesday near 5 o’clock on WMMT, and you can hear previous installments at our streaming archives.

Speak Your Piece: 03.26.14

SYP March 26 – 2014

In this week’s tumble into the germy, multicolored plastic ball pit of Letcher County’s weekly exercise in the anonymous expression of mostly-vague opinion, Speak Your Piece: Thank you for you for the tomatoes and noodles and whispers and kisses!  Hey, Old Man in Blackey–what’s your problem?  These young people only know how to microwave!  And more!

Our thanks as always to The Mountain Eagle.  You can hear Wiley Q. (pictured) read Speak Your Piece live each Wednesday near 5 o’clock on WMMT, and you can hear previous installments at our streaming archives.

Speak Your Piece: 03.12.14

SYP March 12 – 2014

In Zeno’s paradox of Achilles and the tortoise, the existence of motion itself is fundamentally thrown into question–if, given a head start, the sprinting uber-athlete Achilles can never even catch up to the methodical, lumbering turtle, then what does that say about our perception of space, motion, and the passing of time itself?

And just as generations of students and plutocrats alike have confronted this philosophical test case without satisfactory resolution; and, just as Achilles confronts the tortoise in the distance and attempts to catch up;  so do the citizens of Kentucky’s Letcher County confront their own problems and concerns on a weekly basis, by way of anonymous opinion delivered to that county’s newspaper of record.  But just like Achilles’s tortoise, the problems are never actually overtaken, the weekly concerns never cease, the turtle remains in the distance, and Speak Your Piece continues to be filled each Wednesday.

In this week’s installment: Just what are those mysterious, “hideous, unpainted structures” in Jenkins?  Mitch McConnell will help coal miners!  Mitch McConnell won’t help coal miners!  I tried to catch a black cat, “but it took off faster than a dose of salt through a widow-woman”!  And more!

Our thanks as always to The Mountain Eagle.  You can hear Wiley Q. (pictured) read Speak Your Piece live each Wednesday near 5 o’clock on WMMT, and you can hear previous installments at our streaming archives.