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I’m amazed at our wonderful tax dollars paying these want-to-be cops at the Social Security office in Hazard. They woke my son up who had been at work all night with coal dust all over him and took him outside and told him he could not be sleeping there drunk. Really? Are you that blind that you can’t recognize that a man has been up all night? It is almost 1:30 p.m., and he has still not been in bed and he fell asleep. If that’s the case then you have bigger problems than worrying about trying to protect somebody in that little office.

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To the nice woman I met in Food City last Monday: If you would like to meet again and maybe exchange phone numbers, I will be in Food City again Friday at noon.

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It’s a shame somebody doesn’t want to take care of their own cats. It looks like somebody is going to have to come take care of them. You know how it is? When you try to run a card game, you can’t play with your cats. It looks like we are going to have to have the man who takes care of cats to come down here and take care of three cats at the poolroom. By the way, it’s a shame they haven’t shut that place down. It looks we are going to have to get the governor or somebody to come check it out.

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It’s strange and weird. I went to school with a boy at Neon and I can’t believe on how he turned out. Married, has two kids, a new home and doesn’t work. He sits back on his butt and allows his mom and dad to pay for everything because he is too good to work at McDonald’s or a grocery store or even Lowes. He is so lazy. Get off your butt and quit depending on others to support your family.

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I don’t know if anyone will be able to help me or not. I am the daughter of Steve Engle and trying to find my uncle Teddy Engle. His sister’s name was Lydia. Brothers were Golden, Bob and Lawrence. When my grandma, Virgie Mae Combs Engle, was alive I lived with them. My grandmother took real good care of all of us. She took such good care of her children. Her husband — my grandpa — died when my dad was 11 and grandma had to take care of all of her children. She had 10 but two died when they were young. I don’t remember her ever complaining. I still think of the home we had in Whitco. I would love to be able to let my brothers and sisters know that I found Teddy. I haven’t been able to find where the others are buried, but would like to let my siblings know that he is still alive. He is the only one left. Any help you can give me would be appreciated. Tammy

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In memory of my brother in-law, Kerney Brock. We sure miss you, but know you are in a better place. Until I see you again, your sisterin law, Trulia.

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I think it is a shame that while a woman is in the hospital for a few days, her husband has his girlfriend shacked up at their house. The three of them in this situation are all to blame. The wife is dumb enough to not see it going on and for letting it happen. She may just not care. The husband has cheated on his wife and is using that little girl. To the girlfriend believes everything he tells her: He has been with his wife for years. Do you honestly think he is going to give all of this up for you? He may tell you that, but truly he doesn’t love and care for you as much as he says he does or he would be with you. You are a sweet young lady, but honey, a married man would tell you anything to keep you there. I hate to see you get heartbroken, and he is just playing with your heart.

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Either some people need glasses or they can’t read. I have ‘No Trespassing’ signs up. Do I have to go get some glasses so they can read or do I have to call the sheriff and let him put some knots on their heads so they can read? I can do either one. It’s no problem.

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This is the news from Indian Creek. The blind is leading the blind. They can’t see. They can’t hear. They don’t ever think. They are all going to land in jail together.

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To a certain woman: It’s good you send your church a big check every month, but that doesn’t take care of all of the parties you have been in.

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I’m calling in regard to the most recent fiscal court meeting. I think Gary Rogers should be banned from attending the fiscal court meetings. Every time he comes up there all he does is start an argument with someone. He runs his mouth and accuses people of stuff. He acts like the fiscal court should bow down and kiss his feet because he thinks he rules all of the fire departments. It just shows his ignorance. I think Jim Ward should reprimand him for coming up there and acting that way.

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Dear Speak Your Piece: I was watching the county government channel recently and saw where our county government is dire straits. You can blame this on Obama and Beshear. Obama and his EPA hit men are out to destroy coal. Beshear just doesn’t want to help counties. These people are Democrats. Remember, they are Democrats. Next time you vote, vote Republican.

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This is the old cat killer. I am going to suggest that August will be Kill Thy Neighbor’s Dog Month. Now, the reason I suggest this is because my little five-yearold daughter was out in the yard and my neighbor’s dog growled at her. It ran her back into the house snapping and biting at her. What am I supposed to do? Have respect for my neighbor? How come my neighbor doesn’t have respect for little five-year-old children. I suggest August should be Kill Thy Neighbor’s Dog Month. Which one do most of you all agree with? I’m betting you all are going to agree with my little fiveyear old daughter. Have a nice day.

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To the person who said they saw a red flag: That’s a little bit broad don’t you think? Can you be a little more specific? Exactly what red flag did you see? And what is this person supposed to be doing that is so bad or whatever that you would have to turn them in? And what kind of person tells an adult ‘shame on you’? It sounds like you are talking to a little kid or something. It’s ridiculous.

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I would like to know when if ever Fleming-Neon is going to clean up the water. It needs filtered very badly. I read several months ago when they were going to filter their water and they had money to do that with from grants.

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I know my father would turn over in his grave if he knew what my mother is doing when she moves in with her other daughter.

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We need the Harlan County UNITE here on Smoot Creek, because the Letcher County UNITE isn’t doing anything about the drug problem.

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The Letcher County school board has stuck it to the public again. The board members have just given nearly $10,000 in fees to the Kentucky School Boards Association for a superintendent search that was largely ignored. Surely they could have found some educational resources on which to spend the money. Take for instance textbooks. I certainly hope their constituents will have long memories, but of course the voters of Letcher County never have been big on holding public officials accountable. I’m sad that we don’t have a recall provision in our election process. There would be several members of the school board who would be open to challenge.

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This is to the person who called into Speak Your Piece wondering why mine inspectors didn’t get laid off because they didn’t do anything: Well, they do a lot. They are busy day and night staying away from their families cleaning up the messes that the mines had left behind. That’s why they are working. It will take 20 years to clean the mess up that they have made. That is why the gas companies come in, because there wasn’t enough coal gotten out to heat home with.

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I’m so mad because they never did tell me how to get to Sesame Street. Ha!

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I just wanted to say happy birthday, Poppy. I hope you had a good one. I love you.

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I would like to encourage everyone to sign the petition to have prayer back in public schools. Although we can pray anywhere we please and the lying ACLU organization cannot stop us from praying to our God, there are people in hell that pray and we can pray that the ACLU organization will repent of their sins and pray and ask Jesus to forgive their sins so they won’t have to go an eternal hell, and there be praying for all eternity. I can pray anywhere, but there is one place I don’t want to ever pray and that is in hell. For if you go there your prayer is never answered. Your prayer may be heard by billions in the lake of fire and you may hear billions praying for one drop of water to cool their tongue, but their prayer is too late. Pray now while you have a chance. Hell is a real place and real people go there because they reject the only One who can save them. His name is Jesus. Seek the Lord now while you can, for soon the Lord will return and we need to be ready to meet God.

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To a certain lady: I would love to get together, at least one more time for old time’s sake. Our short time together was very special. The clue to let you know this is me is RMVH. Just let me know when and where. I can hardly wait.



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