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The City of Jenkins wants a coal miners memorial monument. If people would only travel to Jackhorn they would realize that Letcher County already has a beautiful coal miners memorial honoring all Letcher County coal miners. The people of Jackhorn worked very hard with others to erect this tribute for all of Letcher County. If there is money available for honoring our miners, use that money for the preservation of the Jackhorn memorial.

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Hey, Newt Gingrich. Are you going to pay for your moon colony by taking Obamacare away from poor kids in wheelchairs who would like to walk on Earth?

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I agree with the person who commented about Mark Vandyke selling bath salts at his Mayking store. If his product was legal, why doesn’t he let the people come in the store and quit being so secretive about his product? I have seen people taking that bath salt and their personality changes before your face. That stuff is dangerous. Everybody said that pot was bad for you, well the synthetic pot is worse. I have heard so many people had to go to the E.R. or have even committed suicide taken synthetic pot. I hope they ban this stuff in every state.

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I was picked up for traffi cking in a controlled substance, but my situation is worse than it should be. I got six months’ house arrest and five years’ probation. That’s fine. I deserve that, but the spot I’m in is my mother is 66 and has had a brain bleed. I take care of her and I also take care of my uncle who can barely get to the bathroom on his own. They can’t be left alone and I’m not allowed to even go to the store or take them to the doctor. I told the authorities I would rather serve my 90 days in jail if I couldn’t do anything for them, but I would hate to see them put in a home because I messed up. As long as I stay clean it looks like they could fix it so I could take care of my mother and my uncle. I really don’t think my mother will live three more months. I’m just in a mess, but I’ve learned a lesson the hard way. I have nobody I can get to help me and my family. Just thought someone might have some ideas.

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This is for the person trying to get in touch with Melvin Taylor: I live at Low Gap Branch and my phone number is 606-63 -1788. Feel free to call me any time. I will be waiting to hear from you.

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An innocent man has been in the Letcher County Jail since March of 2011. He is one of three individuals being held on a murder charge. A girl admits guilt on the robbery charge and admits they bought drugs with the money, and the guy is still being held. No gunshot residue was found on him, but was found on another guy, but still he is being held. The attorneys care not for this individual and only seek money. The justice system seeks only to clear its name in this mishap, so it too has fought hard to keep him there. There is no justice and for whatever reason this individual has yet to be released. May God’s hand be on this situation.

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I wanted to put this under the just wondering category. When do Texas A&M and Missouri come into the Southeastern Conference? Is it this fall? If so, does Kentucky play either one of them this fall in football? I didn’t know when they were officially allowed into it and got on our schedule. Just wondering.

(The University of Missouri and Texas A&M will officially join the SEC on July 1 and compete during the 2012-13 academic year. Kentucky’s football Wildcats are scheduled to play at Missouri on October 27.)

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Everybody knows a certain woman drove her exhusband crazy when he found out what she had done and what she had been with.

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I will never give another donation to the sheriff ’s department. I had some things that were stolen and it wasn’t even investigated.

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It’s a shame the law can’t stop them from making meth right here in Whitco. I know for a fact they are making meth, and the law needs to get up off their hind end and do something about it. It’s a dirty rotten shame something like this goes on in our community.

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Are drugs pulling your string? Are drugs making you a puppet? It’s time to say no, no, no.

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It’s 1:05 p.m. on Wednesday and The Mountain Eagle still has not been delivered in Neon. I just wonder how come you can go to Virginia and get them at 8 a.m. but can’t get them until 1 p.m. or 2 p.m. in Neon. They say it is the route man that goes up through Payne Gap. Well, it looks like to me he would go to Neon, Jenkins and then Virginia. Look into that.

. I don’t understand why all of these heavy people are jealous of tall, skinny people. If you don’t want to be heavy women, then don’t sit around and eat food continuously day and night. If you have respect for yourself, watch what you eat and don’t make fun of the women who are skinny. Some of them probably eat what they want, but don’t gain weight. Instead of making fun of them, why don’t you ask them how they do it? I’d say they would probably sit down and talk with you.

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Hey, Arch employees. Please quit throwing your garbage out in my neighborhood over on Franks Creek in Eolia. Our people over here aren’t able to pick it up.

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Anyone who knows anything about the Bible knows the snake man is a phony. The Bible doesn’t tell you to pick that snake up. If you’ll read the Bible, it is talking about spirits. Snake Man, you need to learn your Word.

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If you are high on dope, you really shouldn’t be driving the roads. I think it is stupid to do drugs and then drive. What if you kill someone?

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To the Blackey Day Committee: We all appreciate what you do. You all do a great job, but there is one problem. You have nothing for the little kids to do. You had inflatables last year. That is fine, but when the bigger kids get on it, the little ones can’t. You need to try to find something for the little kids to do.

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We have two families on Franks Creek in Eolia who pile their garbage on the creek bank so that it washes down on everyone else.

(Some neighbors, huh? Have you reported this to the county litter warden? You can reach him through the county judge’s office at 633-2129.)

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I’ll be safe when I get in the arms of my angel. I love you.

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I have a comment about this Imagination Library being just for children under five who live in the 41858 zip code. There are children all over the county who would appreciate this program and benefit from this program, so why are they being discriminated against? I think it is a really sad thing. I would like for them to change it and make the program available to all children in the county. Anytime you give a child a book, you are giving them the opportunity to read and explore. Everything is just for the Whitesburg area and it just isn’t fair.

(The Whitesburg Rotary Club is the local sponsor of Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, an organization which helps provide ageappropriate books to preschool children through the age of 5. When the Rotary Club announced late last year that it was partnering with the Imagination Library, club representatives said their goal is to expand the program to families living in every zip code in the county. There’s no reason not to take them at their word.)

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To the person who commented to a certain slut about winning a ballgame: Do tell who you are talking about, because some of the rest of us might want to learn how to win a ballgame.

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We old and sick people of Eolia would like for Cumberland River Coal Company to have their coal truck drivers to quit making all of this noise and aggravating us to death. A lot of this noise would be stopped if they had their drivers pick their trucks up at the mine site. We have a lot of old and sick people over here that they are aggravating. This is a lot of extra traffic on us. They are traveling on the roads early in the morning and late in the evening.

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This message is for the good Christians at the First Self-Righteous Church: You have destroyed my life. Vengeance is mine, said the Lord. Vengeance is mine, said me. You know who you are and you know who I am. You are a bunch of hypocrites.

The whole county and the mother church will know what I know about the things you do.

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Most coal mines around here are having layoffs right now, which is very sad. They say it is because we had a mild winter and the power plants haven’t been using much coal. If they weren’t using much coal, how come our power bills have been so high for the last few months?

(Imagine how high your light bill would be if we were having a normal winter. Still, it’s hard to be happy about the lower bills when it means miners aren’t needed to supply the power plants with coal.)

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I live in Haymond and have to go to Food World to buy water to drink and to make coffee with. Why do we have to pay such a bill when the city water isn’t worth drinking? If you make coffee with the city water, you can see a big greasy spot on it. Ask anybody in Haymond and they will tell you.

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It’s very common for people to laugh and ridicule things they don’t understand. Such is the case with ‘Snake Man of Appalachia.’ It is easy to pick on people close to you. Few people see the bigger picture — the separation of church and state. It’s the same concepts that you may have read about recently in the Lexington Herald Leader about the Amish and their carriages. Church verses state. Same thing. Think about it.

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Everybody is making a big deal about the Snake Man. He has a car, a fourwheeler and a motorcycle, but no washer. Sell one of the vehicles and buy your wife a washer and your kids a birthday party.

(The Short family does indeed have a washing machine. It’s a wringer-type and was shown during the first episode.)

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I just went to a certain government office to drop off some papers. When I handed the papers to the receptionist, she got up and her clothes came up and you could almost see her butt. I have heard this office has gotten hard to work in. This woman is fairly young. She needs to get some clothes that fit her when she gets up out of a chair.

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I can’t help but think about this and the way it is being done and processed. A woman with assets valued between $30,000 to $45,000 at most had a child who is handicapped, but had to leave her home with her child and give it to her husband who was handicapped after she had deeded over her property. She owned the property and he got it put into his name because he felt more secure that way for him and his child. Any woman out there who falls victim to being taken like that has an IQ of absolutely zero. I have been taken like that twice. I do not care how much you love somebody, how much you trust somebody, how much you think you know someone, you can be booted out at any given day like a dog kicked to the curb. You might as well call the dogcatcher and say come and get this person. I’ve got everything they have now and the use for them is over so just come and get them and wipe them out. It would take somebody without a brain to trust another person 100 percent with all of their money and assets. Over and over I have seen it.

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I watch Comedy Central lot and they have some pretty neat comedians on there. Why don’t we have comedians in our town at the sports bar or at the Mexican restaurant or that other bar? We need to have a comedian somewhere. We need entertainment. I need something to make me laugh awhile and be able to meet new people. I don’t want to just go somewhere and drink and eat. I like to see what is new and what is going on. That might be something new for us to do.

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Wouldn’t it be wonderful if we all went into battle challenged? It is told by the most unimpeachable source, your King James Bible. The only fly in the ointment — you have to have faith. Every man has one destiny, heaven or hell. A soldier’s true strength — planned for the future, with all his foresight a precaution. Who lays it on the line on life’s highway?

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This is for Letcher County’s ‘Hell’s Kitchen’ narcotics trade: We’ve got a real problem here to persuade them to change their allegiance. Drugs are dangerous for everyone connected with them. Jeopardize you and yours. Just sit tight, poverty will get to you soon and that’s a fact. Are you going down a false path to your true destiny? Be no shrinking violet and no fool. Just say no, no, no to drugs or booze. Get on them like a cat on a mouse — so much for their insult. Your first loyalty is to you and God. Drugs are a sure road to hell and death. Please reason things out. Refuse to be puppets.

. If you need a fiancĂ© or a friend with benefits, come to Letcher County Jail and get a job or become an inmate. The guards share women and inmates. That’s Letcher County for you. The public needs to speak up. Write back to Speak Your Piece.

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To Danny Webb, Sheriff of Letcher County: Why shut down that business that is selling bath products to bathe with? Is it because they sell through a window at all hours, day and night? Well then, why don’t you shut down the window at the home in Whitco where they sell all of their drugs at all hours, day or night? Selling drugs through a window should be worse than selling bath products.

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I’d like to wish the following people a happy birthday during February. They are as follows: Dianna Barron, Jamie Pack, Opal Boggs, Dakota Fields, Joseph Pack, also Johnathan Pack. Thank you, Stanley Pack. E-m@il address

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