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I think it is a shame that Arlie Boggs Elementary School staff tells students that they can’t bring iPods or cell phones to school, but the principal, teachers and lunch monitors carry them around. Are you teaching the children that it is okay to be a bully when you grow up? You are running over top of them and doing what you want to do and it is not fair to the students. The way I look at it, teachers and the principal shouldn’t be able to bring their iPods and cell phones to school either.

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I see our fiscal court wants to penalize the energy company if they switch to natural gas. I understand how we need to support our local workers, but we can help them much more by finding new jobs beyond coal, and training them for these jobs. Coal is coming to a ‘bust’ period. Between climate change and mountain top removal, the public will see it in a more and more negative light. Natural gas is cleaner and cheaper and will require less environmental regulation when burned (although fracking is controversial). If we are getting a new prison in here, with up to 400 new jobs, we need to try to ensure that our laid off miners are trained for these jobs, and that they are given a fair chance to get these jobs. We must diversify, or when coal does die, as it eventually will, this entire area will die with it. Then we will be nothing but flattened treeless mountain tops with empty Walmart buildings.

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The Mountain Breeze Apartments in Jenkins are being run like a prison. One man who I’m not even sure is supposed to be there is running around saying he is going to cite drug dealers. Word to the wise: He better just back off and leave people alone, because next time it won’t just be his tires getting slashed. The people in charge need to chill out and quit running that place like a prison camp. There are good people who live there.

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I wish you knew what your man was doing at work every night.

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You are my sunshine and you are as beautiful as the spring flowers that are blooming. You are my angel and I love you.

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I am calling about the police department in the City of Jenkins. They are starting to harass us again. I tried to contact the mayor and it is useless. I’d like to know what steps I can take. They are aggravating people. I live at the bottom of the Mountain Breeze Hill. Police are constantly following people in there.

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Obama, I voted for you the first time, but I voted against you this last time. You have rolled us back to the doom and gloom days of Ronald Reagan. Ronald Reagan hated working people. He hated a union man who had a good retirement. Ronald Reagan was a big drug dealer. I saw it on one of those TV shows when it happened. He and George Bush won and brought drugs into this country because he couldn’t get Congress and Senate to back his wicked ways of living. He called it the private sector. Yes, Obama, I am ashamed of you. You have rolled us back to the days of Ronald Reagan and made all of the working class people lose their jobs and put them on welfare. Reagan cost me the best job I ever had in my life. I wish I had the power to resurrect him and hang him on Fox News every day so people would have to watch it. And I would be right for doing it. I hope Reagan is rotting in hell burning right now.

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I am naming the month of May as ‘To Kill Thy Neighbor’s Cat Month.’ I am so excited. I can’t wait.

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To everybody in Letcher County that likes ‘The Beverly Hillbillies’: You need to ride through Crases Branch and look. We have the Beverly Hillbillies, the millionaires. We even have Grandma and Grandpa living in a camper in the yard. We have everything except for Elly Mae.

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It’s pretty clear that Jim Ward, Keith Adams, Codell Gibson and Bobby Howard don’t want people using that blasted old rec center, even though the taxpayers are paying for it. I commend Wayne Fleming and Terry Adams for making the motion that they did. They are absolutely right. And for all of the other fiscal court members, I think voters will remember this on Election Day.

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Anybody in Letcher County can beat Jim Ward. Anybody who runs against him could beat him. It should be no problem.

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Beware of a certain man who is homeless and lives in the mountains. He works cheap for people doing odd jobs, but while doing so he cases out the neighborhood. He worked for me. He didn’t steal from me, but he came back later and he did burglarize my neighbor. Be careful of who you hire to mow grass or do anything because he will come back and take everything you’ve got or he’ll take your neighbor’s belongings.

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What? The Letcher Fiscal Court doesn’t want our power to come from anything but coal? Even though natural gas is cheaper and cleaner? So, in their wisdom the magistrates and county judge think it’s better to have a coal job, more expensive power bills, and dirty air for their families than to find something else to do that would be easier on the environment and cut their expenses? This is a perfect example of why so many people laugh at Kentuckians.

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I have read about people stealing power and telephone lines. I stress to every citizen in eastern Kentucky that if you see a man on the power pole who is not a Kentucky Power person or a TV person or a telephone person, just shoot the SOB right on the line and pole. I guarantee the thieving will be done then.

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I live at Mountain Breeze Apartments in Jenkins. I have a lot of problems with people calling the police and the social workers on me. To others who live here, just please mind your own business because you are starting to look kind of dumb. The police came to my house and searched my house for my child and he was not there. So whoever was calling needs to stop. Count your lucky stars that I do not know who you are. If everyone would please stop calling the police every time someone walks the wrong way that would be fantastic. God bless you all.

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I just want to tell my wife that I love her. She is super duper beautiful. She is my brunette huggie bear and I love kissing her rosie cheeks every day.

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The owl and the pussycat went to sea, but did they ever return? Julius Caesar crossed the Rubicon but what happened to him on the Ides of March in 46 B.C.? Where are the Greek gods and goddesses today? Did King Tut die from natural causes or was he poisoned? Did Little Larry solve the boomerang problem? It could happen to you. Beware the Midnight Phantom.

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Is it legal to own and operate a lawn care and pressure washing service while receiving disability and not being licensed to do business under that name through the state?

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First I want to say God bless to Terry Adams and Wayne Fleming for speaking for the poor people and the common people of Letcher County. Judge Ward, Codell and the other two could care less for the common people. If the rec center is going to be paid for, it is going to be paid for. Wouldn’t you much rather see schoolaged children getting to use that place than a bunch of overweight doctors and lawyers and want-to-be weightlifters? Let the kids go in that place. My goodness. The nerve of Jim Ward and Codell trying to talk down and challenge people to pay the poor kids’ way in. Ward has always had money. It’s poor people that the rec center should be for to help kids stay away from drugs. Have a little compassion for the common people of Letcher County.

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This is to the lame brain who said the Bible says that each time church doors are open you are supposed to be there three times a week. That’s what you call ‘adding to it.’ That isn’t exactly what the Bible says. I guess you go three times a week, but you’ve got a lot of working on yourself to do. You are gossiping and judging others and you are not supposed to do that. So work on yourself because I know a lot of people who go to church once a week and they sound a lot better than you do. It isn’t how many times a week you go to church, it is how you serve God. He is number one. You serve Him right seven days a week, not just three days a week. Do you understand, lame brain?

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I have a herd of cattle, a flock of sheep, a pride of lions, a pack of wolves and a gaggle of geese. Now, do I have a murder of cows or a murder of crows? Editor of Speak your Piece or anyone out there in Speak Your Piece land, please respond. This is the M.P. speaking. Thank you very much.

(Neither. You may have slaughtered the cows in your herd, but you never had a murder of crows to begin with.)

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Whatever happened to the anti-bullying law? I know this girl at Arlie Boggs Elementary School who is getting basically pushed around by these other girls. Finally, she tells them like it is and she gets sent to the principal’s office. The principal is too naive and blind to see that these others students are the ones who keep pushing this girl around and make it look like she is the bad one. Are you this blind? This is bullying and you all won’t do anything about it. I think you need to take a better look at the other students.

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To a certain woman: What a beautiful lady you are. What a precious person you are. I love your smile. I love your whole family. You are just plain old nice. Give me a call one of these days.

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The person who called in about Obama and the antichrist has already missed the boat. It was the previous president who started wars, killed hundreds of thousands of people for false reasons, spied on his own citizens, tortured people, and ran the U. S. Constitution through the White House shredder. President Obama is trying his best to get our kids out of those horrible wars and cares enough about people to want to help them get health insurance. Which set of policies sounds like what Jesus would do, and which what Satan would do?

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Way back in the 1950s and 1960s my daddy would come home from the coal mine black all over. Us kids would have his water already hot in a number three washtub and we would argue and fight with one another over who was going to pull his socks off. Do people think about that kind of stuff today? I hope they do?

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I’m just wondering if Texas is still in this country. It’s a big state. I’m just wondering if it has skipped the country.

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I saw on Facebook where they have new things going on up on the mountain at the Legion. They said new faces and new management. From what I hear it is old faces and old management. It’s just a rerun. Well, my friends and I won’t be there because we don’t like reruns. We don’t like how they treated people when they were there before. I don’t know how many people they put in jail and called the cops on them. I don’t think anybody would be going where they call the cops on you when you leave. They even caused a man to lose his job and everything over that. You all have a good time up there with your new management. You all have a real good day. Bye.

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Thank you to Mayor James Wiley Craft and the Whitesburg City Council for trying to help us with the drug problem, but do you really think you will be able to help with boozers any better than you have with druggies? I think we have just added to the problem.

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A certain child molester from Dry Fork has finally been brought to justice and will soon be gone. Thank you.

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I don’t think it is right that a certain man is being paid only $12,000 for his work at a certain business. I don’t think $12,000 is enough. I think he should get a raise.

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Could someone please tell me why they haven’t fixed that big clock at Com- munity Trust Bank in downtown Whitesburg? I sure enjoyed looking at that clock when I drove through town.

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I want to know why everyone wants to gripe and criticize the Letcher County Recreation Center. It’s doing no harm to anybody. It’s a place for young people to go and work out and hang out. Anyway, I think it is time to get out of this town. If anyone has any sense they will join me in this.

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This little 12-year-old girl’s grandfather bought her a bicycle that she still has never ridden. She put it over to the side. Am I wrong for thinking there something wrong with this?

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The bombing in Boston shows how stupid our FBI, CIA, Homeland Security and all of these other government agencies are. They let one of the brothers who set the bombs go to Russia and then let him back in the country to kill innocent people. They are stupid. They are really, really stupid.

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Mary Sue, it has been eight years since you have been gone. I still love you dearly. I will see you in my dreams. Ed.

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I think it is a shame that these people who call themselves Christians get in Speak Your Piece and talk about other Christians. How do you think that looks to sinners? No wonder sinners call people like you hypocrites. Why would they want to get saved if they see you badmouthing other people? How do you think that makes you look now?

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To a pill head on Cowan: If I find anything else of mine stolen, the cops will be knocking on your door. I know who you are and you know who I am. You better quit.

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To a certain woman: I think everyone knows the reason why you keep your shades pulled atnight. It’s because of what you are doing and who you are doing it with.

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Will the Letcher County Board of Education ever change its mode of operation? We employ family/ friends as administrators, family/friends as teachers, family/friends as staff support, and family/friends as classified workers. As one former board member aptly put it, ‘As long as we openly practice academic incest, nothing will change.’ For all practical purposes, we operate in a closed environment. We have no outside educational or cultural influences. We have no outside academic expertise. We teach what has been taught over and over for years — basically a welfare mentality. We look far and wide for proven coaches. Why don’t we do the same for teachers and administrators? Are we going to look for a superintendent who has proven academic achievement successes in other places or is the search committee just a public showcase? In my opinion, we’ll probably wind up with a family/friend with less than adequate experience. Why? Because there are just too many votes to be controlled by one of the largest payrolls in the county. That’s what our school system is all about — political control.

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To the members of a certain church: What is going on? You have members getting up and walking out, and not coming back; you have members who are leaving and going to other churches and then you have those that just stay at home. Visitors who once came are no longer visiting. Once when a person walked into the church you felt love and fellowship. Now it is cold, the spirit died. You can sense a division within the body. You must heal yourselves before you can help others.



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