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Ten reasons why some people from Letcher County are the worst drivers in the world: 1. They are either too stupid to read stop signs or they are too pilled out to care whether they get killed or kill somebody else; 2. They are colorblind. At least it looks that way when they get around a red light; 3. Their lack of education makes it impossible for them to understand the difference between a parking place and a fire lane, a drop off (as in mail) or a thru street; 4. They don’t understand the difference between a two-lane road and a four-lane road. Hint: On a four-lane road, the left lane is for passing. The right lane is for crawling, sightseeing, and parking; 5. They can’t drive in parking lots. They are unable to understand directional arrows or the simple fact that when all the cars are pointed in the other direction, they are going the wrong way; 6. They love fast food, the greasier and more sodium-laden the better. But they must hate the wrappers, boxes, and other containers, because as they finish shoving it done their fat face, you can see a steady stream of fast food garbage coming out of their car; 7. They don’t know what that little stick on the left hand side of the steering column is for; 8. They just stop in the middle of the street, or highway to let somebody out; 9. They stop in the middle of the road to talk to somebody else who is also stopped in the middle of the road; 10. They think a cell phone is only for talking while they are driving. This list doesn’t apply to everyone, but is sure applies to enough people that the rest of us would like to shoot the ones to which it does apply.

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I have something to say. Whether it means anything is to be seen. As of now it’s never come to pass, but I think if the right amount of people in Letcher County would get together and bring it to the attention of the proper officials then maybe we could get something done. The officials and the people of Letcher County gripe, complain and pray that the war on drugs will someday end. They also say the more drug addicts and the more drug dealers that we arrest, the better things are, but that is so not true. All our officials in Letcher County do is send these people to prison. There are more drugs in prison than there are on the streets in Letcher County, and if we would band together as citizens and get these drugaddicted people help they would see a better life and we would, too. The old high school in Whitesburg stands there. A monument, yes, but it could be put to good use as a recovery center. There were two recovery centers close to Letcher County, one was in Pike County and one was in Hazard. They both have been taken away. There is nowhere for these people to get help and the answer is not to send them to prison. The answer is to find them help, a cure for their addiction. So if you want the war on drugs to end and you want our community to be a better place to live in, please think about it. Get them help. Prison is not the answer.

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I watched the magazine that published the letter to the editor saying Nancy Reagan ran the government for eight years through witchcraft and I also think that they should have named the airport the Nancy Reagan International.

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I did not know that an outhouse was a landmark and an heirloom and has so many fond memories. I just cannot understand how someone can keep one of those outhouses standing up.

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Back some time ago you came to my house early one morning. We made a deal with $50. I’m still around and I hear you are, too. I’m still in the phone book. Give me a call early in the morning sometime.

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Here we go again — more changes at Jenkins Independent School System. I see now that the student absentee ballot has been changed in the handbook. Funny thing is they say after the excuse you have so many days to have it in with the principal of that campus. Funny thing is there isn’t a principal at the high school. I wonder how long it is going to be before we have one.

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I won’t be coming back anytime soon. I won’t be coming back anytime soon. So bye-bye.

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Hi, Speak Your Piece. I don’t live in Kentucky, but I just wanted to say I love Speak Your Piece and your newspaper. And I’ll tell you one thing: Not living in Kentucky is hard because I can never fine Ale-8-One. I love me some good Ale-8-One. It’s very tasty and I love its gingerness and its flavorful taste. I hope you have a good day. Bye, Speak Your Piece.

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I just passed this church a while ago that had a big sign on the backside of a billboard that said ‘Appearing in person soon: Jesus Christ.’ It had something else written on the front. It looks like they would have given Jesus front-side billing instead of the back. Are they trying to hide Jesus? Looks like they would have put His name out front instead of on the back.

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This is to the woman who talked about how she was glad she didn’t have any daughters because all girls do is get out and get pregnant: Honey, this is a pregnant girl. I’m 17 and I’m married. How do you think you got pregnant — with your hand? I bet your sons get out and have sex with girls all the time. Pretty soon you will have some grandchildren. Will those girls be sluts, too?

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The Letcher County Fiscal Court is fixing to make a big mistake if they stop driving up the hollows and small private roads to pick up garbage. If they do that it won’t be long before the ‘Pamper trees’ start sprouting again. If the weather is too bad for the garbage trucks, just pick the garbage up the next week or the week after that. Judge Ward, please do not change our system. It will be a hardship on too many people.

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If you have loved ones in a nursing home please keep check on them. By all means check on them every day to see if they are being changed and turned. I went to visit my mother-in-law and found she hadn’t been changed since morning. She was drenched. She also hadn’t been fed. Of course, the nurse aide did come to feed her. The next day we went to visit a little bit after dinner. The nurse aide told me she tried to feed her, but she didn’t want anything. Well, I went back in there to feed her and she ate like she was starved to death. This tells us something, people. If you have loved ones in a facility, please keep check on them because the facility probably does not have enough help. They can’t keep enough help. It’s just a bad situation.

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I’m all for our police offi cers busting drug dealers Johnny Michael Mullins of Jeremiah, who has caused many children to go without food while he was charging their mommies and daddies $35 to $40 for an addictive pill that costs about $5 at one of the Florida pharmacies where he obtained them. However, I don’t see how the cops can justify charging a man with having prescription drugs that aren’t covered under this country’s scheduled drug laws. Isn’t that just clogging up our court system?

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The price of gas is going up so fast the people that have to change their signs manually just leave them blank. That way they don’t have to get out there with that big pole and change them every day.

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I’m your ex- husband. Adolf Hitler is a better man than the one you traded me for. He is a piece of trash, because he claimed to be a preacher. Adolf Hitler never claimed to be a preacher, so that makes Adolf Hitler a better man than the husband you have now.

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Hip hip hooray for Lt. Brian Damron for catching a man in the Jeremiah area for selling drugs. I hate to tell you, but there is more than just one drug dealer in the Jeremiah area. There are many more, so why aren’t you catching them?

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I am disappointed that the Atlanta-based group Connor Christian and Southern Gothic have announced they will not be playing at Summit City in February as had been scheduled. I saw CCSG perform in Whitesburg the two previous times they were here and I was excited to learn they were coming back for a third time. The band is extremely talented and has great stage presence. CCSG has become my favorite band that plays at Summit City and now it looks like I won’t get to see them play live anytime soon. At least they have a new album coming out in February. Anyone have any idea on why they canceled their scheduled concert?

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I am so glad the Republicans have rediscovered the U. S. Constitution after allowing George W. ‘W’ Bush to run it through the White House shredder for seven years. Apparently it took them two years to piece it back together. Interestingly, they didn’t read the original in which people of African descent were counted as 3/5 of a person and slaves were not allowed to be considered free if they escaped to the North, among other things. But, I’m scratching my head about how they can claim to love it while trashing the Fourteenth and Seventeenth Amendments.

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Thanks to the state and county road workers who have diligently worked around the clock to keep the roads clear of ice and snow this winter. Keep up the good work.

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Now that the police got the creep at Jeremiah for selling those addicting drugs, maybe they can go over into Knott County and get that woman who goes by the name Sonya and sells real Oxy 30’s and fake ones, too.

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I can’t believe the tourism department paid to put a sculpture in Whitesburg which blocks a driver’s view to oncoming traffic into downtown. I like art, but couldn’t they find a better place to put that big star?

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There still aren’t enough textbooks to go around in some classes at LCCHS. You would think that staff would make textbooks a priority and find the funds to make sure all students have the books they need to learn.

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If the county stops driving to individual homes to pick up trash that will be like throwing the baby out with the bath water. I’m sorry the new mini-packer truck got wrecked, but one accident on an icy road should not bring such a major change to the way our garbage is picked up.

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Is it true that the old post office in Whitesburg is in poor condition?

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Well now, two weeks in a row you didn’t print anything I had to say. Wondering if you will this time. I’d like to wish Archie and Margaret Fields happy 21st wedding anniversary as of New Year’s Day, 2011. Okay? I would also like to wish Linda Brown a happy birthday on January 8, and to Carol Stines, Betty Trent (our cousin), and Charles Pack (our nephew) on January 20. Would be greatly appreciated if you all print this? Also, happy new year to all the Sturgills on Big Cowan. That’s all. Thank you, Stanley Pack.

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In the Speak Your Piece column on December 22, there was a message from someone who left the initials C.P.J. This message was not sent in by C.P.J. This was sent by someone who is still conspiring against these people, including Social Services, court officials and family members. They have told lie after lie destroying these people’s lives and taking their children away from them. C.P.J. did not molest his daughter and has done nothing to apologize ‘ to the people of Whitesburg.’ Whoever wrote this false message is the one who has sick and gross desires to keep making C.P.J.’s life miserable and will stop at nothing to do it.

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A Mexican in the Atlanta, Georgia area burned his repossessed house on or about December 24 this year, supposedly to burn it down on himself and his six-year-old daughter. She ran out of the house and he ran off somewhere. Having lived among these people for many years, I know how they operate. It is my opinion that this man wanted to destroy the house and receive sympathy. Otherwise, why did he not stay in the house when the little girl ran out? I have an ad from 2007 Laredo Bargain Book. It says: ‘CLH Tiene su casa en Lomas Dol Sur. Financiamiento directo unico. Programa especiales para mexicanos con trabajo pero no credito, tambien mal credito. Enganches en pagos de 3-6-9 meses. (956) 753-CASA.’ In English this says: CLH has your house in South Hills. Direct financing only. Special programs for Mexicans with work but no credit, also bad credit. Down payment in 3, 6, or 9 months.’ They also had one under CLR. These people used tactics like car salesmen to convince people that they could make the payments. In many cases they falsified the income of the buyer. They then sold the signed contracts to the greedy bankers and CEOs. Then your tax dollars bailed out the bad business judgments of these intelligent business people. In 2002, I heard George Bush call for 5.5 million new minority homeowners. By 2005 it was implemented and the housing boom peaked in 2006 and continued into 2008. Then came the crash, because most of these people could not make the payments. The buyers really only ended up back where they started, and the real losers are you, the taxpayers, and your children. To add to the burden, your Senator Mitch McConnell voted for Nancy Pelosi’s ‘Dream Act’ which would give amnesty to millions of illegal aliens at a cost of billions of dollars in a virtually bankrupt county.

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To the person who made the comment that said ‘we don’t hate you’ and something about what they did with their life: I would not want a certain psychotic pathological liar to think I would care what she does. We sure don’t, and anyone who aids her in her lies and nonsense is just as psychotic as she is. I don’t care who they are.

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As long as the main roads are clear they expect the parents to get their children to school even though the buses are not going to run the secondary roads. If it’s too slick for the buses, it’s too slick for cars, especially if you don’t have an SUV. My kids won’t be there if it’s too slick. After talking with other parents, theirs won’t be there either. Anna Craft, I thought as our superintendent you cared more for children than that.



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