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Transition from black market into legitimate status is worth trillions regardless. Some have become blinded by their stubborn, downright perverse refusal to recognize the truth. Marijuana is a medical plant.

To the parents in Jenkins who are liars: You should keep your kids at home and not let them on other people’s property, because they have been caught several times. I am just giving you a warning.

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Well, we certainly know who Archie Banks is going to support in the magistrate’s race. If you don’t already know, you can tell as time goes on.

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I just killed a dog with a gun. Come get me, cops.

(You forgot to say where
you’re located.)

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To the people taking their metal to Isom: Have you checked to see if you can get higher prices elsewhere? They will blow up on you if you ask questions.

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This is to the officer that responded to a robbery at Goose Creek apartments on Aug. 16, 2010: I think it is a shame that you beat a man. He did rob, but nobody deserves to be beaten. I hope you are happy about what you did, because you are the one that has to answer to God. You destroyed his life and other lives. I also heard what you did to someone else a few years ago. And the citizens of Letcher County are supposed to feel safe with a policeman like you?

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Do you think the Muslims would take the Statue of Liberty and put a veil on her and where she holds the torch, put a Koran? You give these people an inch, they will take a mile. Who do you think we have been fighting all of this time? Idiots, big dog. Do you hear me? Idiots.

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If our county judge thinks he has this race won, he is badly fooled. Until he gets these senior citizens centers run right, it ain’t happening.

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I was in the Letcher County Courthouse last week and I smelled smoke in a smoke-free building. The smoke was coming from the district court judge’s office. When the people are elected to these offices they somehow think they are above the law. I think it is a shame for this to be happening. After all, the building belongs to the voters of this county and the taxpayers. The office doesn’t belong to each individual. Shame on the ones who are smoking in the courthouse. This is a crime, and shame on you for doing it.

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I was in town the other day while they were setting up for Jenkins Homecoming Days. I was thinking, I am a grandmother now and my oldest grandson is 16. The sad part about it is there is nothing for kids to do at Jenkins Days except sit at the park with the old people or walk down the street. Where is the kids’ stuff ?

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I think Steve Peake should run for mayor of Neon and then maybe we could get a little progress there. Neon is nothing but a ghost town. We have nothing in Neon.

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I’d like to know why we can’t get a grocery store in the Deane area. Those who live here have to drive to Neon or Whitesburg. And what do you do if you don’t have a car? You are just stuck. So let’s get a grocery store somewhere in Deane.

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You are right. There should be some indictments issued, but they should be for harassment, vandalism, and breaking and entering.

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This goes out to all of the people that love to call Speak Your Piece and slander everybody that is running for these elections that are coming up in November: Why don’t you all quit slandering everyone? You all sound like a bunch of 12-year-olds that can’t get along. How would you like it if someone found some gossip out on you about what you did five years ago or maybe last week? Why don’t you all worry about yourselves and quit spreading tales? Quit acting like a bunch of teen-agers. Nobody is perfect. Everyone would get along better.

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I was just reading Speak Your Piece about Randy Blair being an employee of Equitable Gas Company. The editor said he was not an employee, so let me clarify. I am holding in my hand a contract prepared by Randy Blair for Equitable Resources. It says general contractor, but to me if the gas company is paying Randy Blair, that makes him an employee.

(Randy Blair is real estate
broker and businessman
who also works for a company

that negotiates leases
between natural gas companies

and property owners
who own the mineral rights
to the gas beneath their land.
While the firm for which Mr.
Blair works may contract
with EQT, he is not on EQT’s
payroll.)

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Every person that you meet knows something that you don’t. Learn from them.

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We would like to wish Hailey Kuracka a happy 17th birthday on Aug. 31. We love you. Your Kuracka family. Mamaw, Papaw and Dad.

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Come on, people. There is no way you can compare Judge Ward to Archie Banks. Jim has always been a hardworking family man. He started from the bottom and worked his way up in life. He has done more for this county than any other county judge, and continues to every day. If there was money in the budget to give the county workers a raise, Jim would. He would do so in the first place. All of these remarks are coming from Gerald Baker and his clan. Never heard of the man anyway. Go, Terry Adams, for District Two Magistrate.

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Could you tell me if it is a conflict of interest for the Neon City Council to give Archie Banks’s brotherin law a contract to tear a building down at the city with taxpayers’ money? Isn’t that a conflict of interest?

(Magistrate Archie Banks
is not a member of Fleming-
Neon’s city government. So
there is no conflict.)

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See, there’s a diff erence between innocent people and drug-addicted meth heads that lie around your house all night trying to damage your property and try to harass you. And if the so-called super powers would be doing their jobs, this trash wouldn’t be going on to start with.

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I don’t think the taxpayers should be buying that assistant superintendent a new vehicle to drive all the way home to Floyd County.

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Hi, baby. It’s me. I’m sitting at rehab missing you. I found out that I get to come home next week, so hopefully I will be with your sister to see you soon. Just got done writing you a letter. I haven’t gotten one from you all week, but I guess they are holding the mail until tomorrow. I just wanted to tell you good night and I hope you get this soon in the paper. I love you and can’t wait to have your baby. Miss you so bad. I wish you would just come home and get this all over with. I love you so much. I don’t really know what to say on this phone. It is kind of weird. I’m kind of talking to myself but I know you will get to read it. I love you. Keep your head up. I’ll write you again tomorrow and hopefully I’ll be able to see you soon. I love you. Mama misses you, baby. Call me at my house next week. I should be out of rehab probably Thursday night or Friday night. I can’t wait to talk to you. You never told me if you got those ultrasound pictures. Let me know. I love you. I miss you bad. Bye.

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I was just calling in about some people that had a horse killed or something. I have been hearing tales of it, but I haven’t seen anything about it in the newspapers and I haven’t heard anything about it on the news. I was just wondering why, because you see everything else from stealing food at Food City to bigger things. I was wondering why this horse issue has never been in the paper.

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To that 70-year-old woman: You are going to have to give more information than that. Now who in the world could find you? There are those of us out here that are interested so tell us some more.

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This is the little diddle that works at the state highway that wants to wish his little sweetie from Oklahoma that works at the Letcher racetrack a happy birthday on Aug. 27. I sure appreciate it.

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This is an astonishingly bad reflection on the school system in Letcher County. According to my limited survey, the majority of teachers in Letcher County are incapable of pronouncing or don’t know how to pronounce the simple, little three-letter word, get. Get does not have a short ‘a’ as in gat. Neither does it have a short ‘i’ as in git. Get has a short ‘e’ as in get. The correct pronunciation is get, not gat and not git. Get it. Therefore my advice to teachers in this county is to occasionally consult a dictionary. I hope this information helps you to be more professional in the classroom and more eloquent in speaking, especially in public. The media are watching you and the public is watching the media and so am I. This is the M.P. speaking.

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I have raced for nearly 30 years and I was not impressed with the way the track officials at the Mountain Motor Speedway handled the $1,200-to-win open wheeled modified race. They knowingly let a car in that had illegal parts that didn’t meet the rules race and win the feature race. They were aware of the illegal parts before and after the race. The car was protested by at least four cars in the race and they let the win stand. Question number one, why have rules if you aren’t going to enforce them? Question number two, why would I want to race at a track where they knowingly let people cheat and still win? Question number three, how many drivers won’t be back after this incident? Thanks for the memories, Mountain Motor Speedway.

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I was just wondering if the county couldn’t afford to feed the seniors anymore at Blackey. We got a teaspoon of gravy, a teaspoon of applesauce, a bite of ham and a bite of biscuit today.

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I used to enjoy listening to WMMT in the mornings on my way to work and after I got there. They had interesting people on the shows and they played different kinds of music. Then they got rid of all the bright morning people and brought in someone who apparently thinks he is big in country music. Appalshop says it works to dispel myths about hillbillies, but it must not think much of us if this is the best it has to off er. Bring back intelligent people to the morning shows.

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This is to a lady that told me never to let anybody come between us: I didn’t. You did. You went chasing after your cousin’s ex-boyfriend as soon as she left and threw it up in my face that he helped pay your electric bill. That’s fine. From now on let him pay for your doctor visits, your prescriptions, your cigarettes, your beer, your liquor and anything else you want. And may the two of you get exactly what you deserve for all of eternity.

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I just heard that Jesus died for all of our sins and that we can sin all that we want to here on earth and that our sins are covered. Well, hallelujah, brothers and sisters. Does that mean that ones like Hitler and Stalin have gone to heaven too because their sins were paid for because Jesus died on a cross for us?

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Hey, scumbag. The only reason people don’t say anything to you is not because they are afraid of you. It’s because you’ll take them to court. Scumbag isn’t your name, but it is so close.

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This is to the preacher in the Jenkins area who likes to turn his back on people because he thinks they are beneath him: You are nothing but a servant of the devil, and you will find that out quick enough when you leave this world who your master is.

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I’d like to speak my piece about Archie Banks, the magistrate, and the way he treated that man in the fiscal court meeting. He was downgrading him because he was a grass cutter. I can’t believe a magistrate would say such a thing. I don’t believe he would listen to me. I am only a coal miner.

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I can’t find a place to live in the state of Kentucky. I have looked high and low and in every nook and cranny. I can’t find a place. Everybody is wanting sky dollar money, trying to get rich too fast. I have looked from Whitesburg to Perry County to Knott County. I’ve been over to Harlan. I can’t even find a place to live. It’s bad when nobody wants to lower the prices for somebody who is on disability. Trying to find a place to live is like looking for a needle in a haystack. If somebody out there has a place to rent for $200, no deposit, or $300, no deposit, I’ll sure take it. I’ll call you back and talk to you face to face. You all have a good day. Bye bye.

 Archie Banks is ignoring some of his best buddies. It will catch up with him sooner or later. He may need them on down the road.

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I’m just calling about an incident that happened to me at a local Walmart on Aug. 8. I was using the restroom after my purchase when a girl stole my purse right out from under my stall. There were no hooks on the stall door so I had to leave my purse on the floor. I was so shocked that I screamed. Luckily, my friend was on his way to help me when he heard me scream and saw a girl run out of the bathroom with two purses, one of them mine. As I came out running after her he had already stopped her and asked if she was sure that was her purse. Of course I yanked my purse away from her and alerted a Walmart employee of what had just happened. The manager was there and I told him several times to call the police. We went back and forth arguing when all of a sudden she just walked away. Not one time did the Walmart manager attempt to stop her or call for help. She just got away. I later called 1-800-WAL-MART and was able to make my complaint about the lack of assistance I received. I was later told that they explained to the staff that is over Walmart what to better do in these situations and someone is looking into identifying her. I was thankful for at least that. The way I see it is that Walmart catches shoplifters every day and gets their stolen items back and sends the thieves to jail. It should especially be important if a customer is violated that justice be served. Just a warning, never set your purse down in a public restroom. And to the girl who stole mine: You know who you are. You are lucky you got away. I just hope that the whole incident scared you enough to think twice about ever doing it again. Thank you.

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I have an answer to the situation that is going on at the nursing home facility in Cumberland. Some of these residents’ families should put some mini camcorders in the rooms so they can hear just how these nurses and nurse aides are treating their family members. It should be done because there are going to be a lot of people that are surprised.

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To the lady on a walker in LCJ: Your husband loves you very much. Just hang in there, it will be over soon.

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Please help me find my wallet, which I lost at Jenkins Homecoming Days after the Earl Thomas Conley concert on Saturday night. I lost the wallet while I was putting my eight-month-old daughter in a minivan. The wallet contained between $600 and $800. You can keep the money if you would be kind enough to return all the very important papers that were in it. Please mail it to me or leave it somewhere so I can get it. My name is Martie Carter, and my address is 65 No. 1 Bottom, Jenkins, Ky., 41537. Please help.

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To a certain stepdaughter who helps her mom and dad while they have been in jail: We appreciate everything you do. You are great.

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The lady on the walker, this is from your husband. He wants to thank the girl who’s in the cell with you for helping you take care of yourself. May God be with you both.

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I just want to set something straight. Strip miners are not coal miners. Coal miners go into the earth to mine coal, and strip miners tear the tops off mountains to get little tiny seams of coal that aren’t worth mining. The closest thing to a strip miner is an equipment operator on a road job, but they aren’t coal miners. So strip miners, quit hiding behind the term coal miner. You aren’t, and coal miners, stop defending these land rapers.

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To my two little girls: Daddy loves you and will be out soon. So be good for Mommy. See you soon.

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To Mom and Dad: This is from your son. Sorry for what I put you through. Thank you for sticking with me.

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You know what grinds my gears? 1. White SUVs — have they taken over Letcher County? 2. Stopping at the lights at the bridge at Mayking while on my motorcycle, and a truck pulls behind me so close I could have lit a cigarette on its hot motor. 3. People who don’t use their turn signals on their vehicles. 4. Hot flashes. 5. People who drive up to a ‘drive thru’ window at a pharmacy — and wait! It’s ‘drive thru’ for a reason! You’re supposed to leave your script and come back later to pick up your meds — keep the line moving.

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You have always been nice and kind to me, and I appreciate it. From now on I will try to be like you.

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I was driving on the bypass on August 25 when I saw a garbage truck in Whitesburg pull off the shoulder into oncoming traffic in front of not only cars, but an 18-wheeler, almost causing a wreck. The 18-wheeler had to go completely off the road to miss him, almost hitting and ramming a car in its path into the garbage truck. This same truck cut me off in the parking lot of Family Dollar just last week. I ask anyone else who has had something similar happen to them to please comment in Speak Your Piece next week. This way, maybe we can get the attention of whoever is in charge of the department.

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This is to the county employee who said that Mr. Lucas didn’t speak for him or her: I know he didn’t want to speak for anyone except for himself, but he was chosen to do so. I think someone should speak for you because you evidently don’t have the balls to speak for yourself. No one showed up to even back him up except for the ones who were there at the last court meeting in July. Where are all of you when the going gets tough?

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The maintenance or lack of maintenance at the Green Acres Cemetery this summer has been a disgrace. The grass has been so high that when they did finally mow, or attempt to mow it this last time, it just piled up in heaps of old, brown, dead grass all over the cemetery, and because it was so high, it has absolutely destroyed the looks of the headstones. Flowers are all over the place. I realize the wind does blow bad there, but it doesn’t blow the flowers in piles. I will say family mem- bers should have enough respect to put old flowers in the bins provided. The branches are sticking out in the road and scratch the cars when you are trying to get around the cemetery. Now, maybe some good news. I just called the Attorney General’s Office at 502- 696-5300. They are sending me a complaint form to fill out, and said they would do everything they could to help. If you have a loved one buried there, would you please call and get a form to fill out and see if we can’t get this cemetery back to looking like it did before it was sold to the current owner.

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We need drug treatment in eastern Kentucky instead of lining the pockets of some law enforcement. It cost $400 the first office visit to see a doctor, and $100 weekly for Suboxone. This is robbery. We have no one working for the addicts. UNITE and all law enforcement do not want to stop the drug problem because their money would stop. It is unbelievable the money some of these people are making. This money should be helping drug addicts in drug rehab. This is taking everything Mom and Dad, Grandpa and Grandma have, trying to help the kid.

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This is to the lady that was in Food City on Saturday, around 5 p.m.: You wore a semi-sheer shirt, and I believe you had on glasses. You were talking to a guy in front of the meat counter. I just wanted to say that you are one pretty little lady.

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The interesting thing about the ‘defense of coal’ crowd is their combination of arrogance and ignorance. They seem to think that by plastering their vehicles with Friends of Coal stickers they now own the road, parking lots, and just about everything else. Look for it. If a person cuts you off , pulls out in front of you, or just plain acts like they own the road, they will have at least one and probably two or three Friends of Coal stickers and probably a license plate, too.

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It really is funny how the chickens come home to roost. When this fiscal court we have now was running for election, they had a number of local big mouths turn against Carroll Smith and the magistrates who voted for the smoking thing. Now the court has made some of the local loonies mad and they have turned on the ones who hand fed them their lines last time. Karma?


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