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Letcher County Judge/ Executive Jim Ward and the magistrates were elected to do what best serves the people of Letcher County. Selling a garbage franchise to a company does not best serve the citizens of Letcher County. You never get a good deal when only one bid is received. That is the equivalent of a no-bid contract. I agree with some of the other comments last week. If Mr. Ward and the magistrates can’t operate the garbage service using Letcher County employees at a reasonable cost they should be voted out and replaced with competent people in the next election. How can a company come into this county, pay a fee to the county to get the job, and still make a profit when our leaders claim they are losing so much money? We will have both jobs and money leaving the county if this happens. It sounds like Mr. Ward wants to make a profit without performing the service and pass the extra prices on to the citizens of the county. The county officials should not be trying to make a profit on the backs of those of us who do pay their bills. If this passes, I think all of us who are paying now should stop as a means of protest. I dread seeing the illegal dumps start multiplying again. Collect from those who don’t pay and raise prices if you must to break even, but don’t franchise the service out to outsiders.

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To a certain person: You are my true love and my only one. You are my angel and I love you.

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Funnily enough, the same issue of The Eagle that had the article about how our county officials claim ‘President Obama’s EPA’ is out to destroy the coal industry also had one about how coal mine employment in West Virginia is higher than it’s ever been before. A strange way to destroy an industry. Someone should read that second article to the fiscal court.

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I have read many articles in The Mountain Eagle over the years. Some were interesting, some not. Some were just written by someone wanting to blow off steam. Last week I read an article by Jerry Collins, who stated he has never had anything in his name. Why he drove more than 400 miles to attend a meeting that has nothing to do with him because he does not exist and never has is beyond me. His story continued by him saying he paid 2011 taxes in Letcher County and was asked to attend the meeting. Why would anyone ask a nobody (by their own admission) to drive more than 400 miles in a vehicle they don’t have to attend a meeting that has no affect on this nobody? It appears to me and maybe others that this man will spare no expense and will do or say anything to put himself in the spotlight. Wait a minute

I am sitting here myself writing about ‘nobody.’ This poor nonexistent man is now the burden of another state. Aren’t we lucky that he is from Letcher County? I heard a man once say that ignorance is not a natural talent, but one that must be practiced, and that some people make this their life achievement.

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To the people who were criticizing Jerry Collins of Millstone for addressing the Letcher Fiscal Court: If you have something to say to him, why don’t you just go down to his house or even call him? You can go down to the war memorial. He is the one in that picture with the sniper rifle in it with the starlight scope. Geez, I wouldn’t get within a 1,000 yards of him if I were you. I’m just saying.

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For those of us who keep up with the news in The Eagle and on television, it’s easy to figure out that the only magistrate we have who questions our county judge on anything is Wayne Fleming. Why do all the other magistrates stay quiet? They couldn’t be that stupid, could they? I guess if it wasn’t for Mr. Fleming, Judge Ward could just do whatever he wanted. We should all thank Mr. Fleming for two questions he brought up at this most recent meeting I just read about. One of his questions resulted in Judge Ward not telling the truth about the number of mining permits the federal EPA is supposedly holding up in our county. Mr. Ward said he knew of four when the truth is none in Letcher County are being held up. Why lie about something so silly? We also are in debt to Mr. Fleming for questioning why Mr. Ward was so quick to want to surrender our millions of coal severance tax money for a project that will do little but help Pikeville College at the expense of our own Whitesburg campus of Southeast College that is known as Coca-Cola U. This was a silly, misguided move that I’m afraid will hurt us one of these days. It’s hard to believe our magistrates fell for it after talking about it for less than five minutes. What happened to tabling an issue until more can be learned about it? Are we supposed to believe they fully understood what they were voting on?

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We’re taking applications for all the lonely women out here in the world who want to join our cult, better known as Mushroomville. In Mushroomville, the qualifications are for single or unattached women who must believe all the bull that men feed women. Applicants have to stay in the dark and can’t ever question anything. Please answer in next week’s paper.

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Kansas Republican Gov. Sam Brownback signed a measure that bans ‘sharia law.’ Why in the world Republicans love broadcasting how paranoid they are is beyond my understanding. Or are they just provoking more terrorist attacks? That would be even more asinine.

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I bet you’d like to know who that is calling you on the cell phone. Ask your sexy husband. I was going to talk to him the other day, but you had to be the one who answered the phone. See if you can figure it out. Have a good day, sweetheart.

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Has anyone heard any recent news about the investigation of Jack Blair’s death? Rumor has it that the FBI is about to indict someone.

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Where is the money going at Letcher Manor Nursing Home? The center doesn’t have enough wheelchairs for all of the patients and they have to borrow people’s wheelchairs. Somebody needs to check into why there aren’t enough wheelchairs for everybody.

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Thanks to our county judge and fiscal court for once again making us look ridiculous. Getting mining permits approved won’t help when companies are laying workers off because of the mild winter and cheap natural gas. And believe it or not some of us value clean air and water more than money.

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I would be ashamed to run against our present Letcher Circuit Clerk. Who do you think you are? You sure got showed up, didn’t you?

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Jenkins finally made the National Enquirer. Everybody look for the May 28 issue of the National Enquirer with John Travolta on the front and the idiot from Jenkins stealing gas on page 38.

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I know a woman at Ice that is trading pain pills as quick as she gets them to a man at Van. If she doesn’t stop it, I’m going to report her myself.

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I suffered a seizure while my husband was driving me to the Hazard hospital. The police pulled us over on the way because they said the exhaust was loud and a light was out. They failed to call for medical assistance for me. And once they ran my husband’s name and saw he had previous DUIs, they gave him another DUI. They admitted to it in court and he still got bound over to a grand jury in Hazard. It is ridiculous that the police could stand up on the witness stand and lie four different times. The lawyer caught them in four different lies and they still bound him over. That is absolutely ridiculous. The police here shouldn’t act like God. I should have had medical attention. They failed to turn on their cameras. They didn’t give him a sobriety test. There were no narcotics or beer in the car. First, they said they smelled beer on his breath. Then they said it was drugs because they found his medication. His medication is for him to live every day because he is sick. He was not a DUI. They have no proof of the DUI, yet they still continue to charge him.

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I visited a certain health care provider on May 22 was put through all kinds of you know what. They were belligerent to me because I do not have a medical card or any type of medical insurance. They refused to give me any type of prescriptions for my pain that I am having. I am not a drug addict. I am still in pain. I wouldn’t send my dogs and cats to that place.

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To the little old man and little old lady on Defeated Creek who drive the S-10 pickup trucks: You all need to slow down now.

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It looks like some of you Republicans can get down off your high horses and start looking at your own little Hal Rogers. He is pushing these homes that have solar panels for heat and everything else. Looks like he is trying to outdo and overcome coal, too. Let’s watch what he is doing and get off of the other people’s hind ends.

I sure would like to speak my piece to a certain person. You don’t help clean the Whitco cemetery so why do you want to complain? You’ve got people who are buried there, but you don’t put a dime in on getting it cut. Why are you complaining? There was a little bit of brush was piled up beside the cemetery and you couldn’t give them time to even move the brush. I think people like that are greedy. At least respect the ones who keep the cemetery clean.

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This is to the good woman in Coon Hollow: You haven’t answered, but I knew you wouldn’t, but I will always be waiting. Let me show you what a good life can be. I just want to take care of you. Signed, I really care.

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Really, children will always tell you the truth. One told me the truth today. She was eight years old. Her uncle who was a preacher tried to molest her and she fended him off and outdid him. At age 13, he hit her up again and tried to molest her. She fended him off again. What a good girl she is. He believes in hell fire and eternal torment and he is dead and gone. I wonder where he is.

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To Weedhead and Rapunzel: You opened the can of worms. Now you have reopened the can of worms. Now, dance to the music. Do you get my drift?

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Why does a certain offi cer spend so much time at a certain restaurant? We attended a meeting the other night and it lasted a couple of hours. She was there when we got there and she was there when we left. Are we paying her salary? She was in uniform. Is she afraid someone is going to rob the place or is there not anything else more important going on? Curious minds would like to know.

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To the ones who don’t want to hear about my angel: If you don’t want to read it, don’t buy the paper because I love her and I am going to put it in there. If you had an angel like I’ve got, you would want the world to know it, too.

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Mr. President, now that Russia has a Roman candle that will shoot 4,000 miles and carry four nuclear warheads and doesn’t put much heat out the exhaust, what are we going to do about that? And about these homosexuals and lesbians, there is nothing you are going to do about that. You are sending us to hell in a hand basket, Mr. President. You know that.

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If I was President Obama and got to be president another four years, the first thing I would do is crack down on the food stamp program, welfare, SSI and other entitlements in Kentucky. Here we live in a state where more people draw food stamps, welfare and disability than don’t, and the ignorant people continually vote against Obama and other Democrats whose party worked to get them these benefits in the first place. Note to idiots: If it wasn’t for Democrats, your sorry behinds would not be able to live off the government for free while the rest of us go to work for a living. Go ahead and vote for Mitt Romney for president. I hope he wins and the Republicans starve you sorry fools to death. You stupid idiots don’t have a clue.

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I’ve noticed on Facebook that you spend more time with your sister up in Neon and McRoberts taking pictures than you do taking care of your home and your husband. You just go on running the roads. It’s plain to see that you don’t care anything about him. I’ll be happy to clean his house and cook him supper any day of the week.

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<b>To my mom: You get out and talk about dad and say he took me. He never took me. You ran me off with that guy. I will never be around you as long as you are with him. I hate him and you choose him. Don’t get out and lie on a good man like my dad.



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