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I don’t know what the deal is with this Letcher County Government Channel. They don’t show anything on there but advertisements and junk. It’s the same old thing over and over again — the fiscal court meeting that happened four or five weeks ago and parades that happened last year. Why don’t they show something new?

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I figured out who that goggle-eyed bobble head is, her and that turkey neck mommy of hers.

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I’m calling regarding that woman who wore the jogging pants with the stripes down the side and the big sloppy shirt. For everybody’s information, she wasn’t a poor, pitiful thing. She drives around in a big, red truck looking like Miss Piggy. And her husband looks like he is pregnant. She isn’t to be pitied.

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So, Representative Rogers voted for legislation to, as he calls it, ‘reign in the EPA.’ If you agree that our air and water are too clean and want to change that, vote Republican.

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I would like to say a big thank you to the people who placed picnic tables on Pine Mountain near the overlook. That was wonderful. I would also like to say a big thank you to the people who cut the grass near Arlie Boggs Elementary School.

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I think we should all go to the high school next Tuesday and show our support for the new prison. This county needs the jobs. Remember, the open house sponsored by the Bureau of Prisons will be held at Letcher County Central High School’s cafeteria between 5:30 and 8 p.m.

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It looks like the old gentleman at the Boone Fork Senior Citizens Center is back at it again. Every time he comes in the women just fall all over him. He is such a delight to these women. We don’t know what he has that appeals to these women. We’d just like to know if he would tell us what he has.

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I think it’s a shame how the cops stay on Cram Creek and keep knocking on a certain person’s door. They are in there, but they won’t open the door and arrest them even though they have warrants for their arrest. It is every freaking day. They need to do something about it.

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I think the Hemphill hooker works at Walmart.

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I think it is a shame that employees at a Whitesburg restaurant are paid cash money and don’t pay any taxes. They are driving brand-new cars and going around laughing at everybody else.

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I love you, Mammy. I love you, Randy. I love you Jayden, my baby sissy. I love Katelyn. I love my daddy.

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To a certain person: I seriously say all of these stories of you people liking your cousin starts with how they look. I really wonder if it’s love or lust. I will not judge anyone here, but I would like to know why does it start off with looks? If everyone got attracted to their cousin because of their looks then its lust. Please understand everyone, incest is wrong. It feels right you all say? Well, feelings go away; your experiences don’t. I would not recommend you looking at your family for a date. I recommend you all go out and find someone else. What if you all decide to have a kid and the kid has birth defects? Or what if the kid is picked on at school because their parents are related? Please, people, before you consider thinking about your future with your cousin, think about the consequences and what your family, friends and kids will have to endure.

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I don’t know how much the dog warden gets paid or how much people appreciate him, but that has to be a hard job. I had a fellow come out and pick up a dog today. He was kind and gentle. I just wanted to say that he was good at his job.

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I agree; calling Mitch ‘The Abominable No Man’ McConnell ‘ The Turtle Man’ is denigrating to Kentucky’s real Turtleman, Ernie Brown Jr. Besides, Mitch already has a perfectly good nickname even though admittedly it is harder to say.

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Whatever happened to the pill dragon in Perry County?

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This is the old cat killer. No, I will not be killing canaries in December, but I tell you what I am going to do. I’m going to put a live trap in my chimney and I’m going to catch old Santa Claus when he comes down it. I’m going to beat him until he can’t walk for lying to these little boys and girls about bringing them toys.

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If the creepy little man keeps doing things like running out of his office when I cycle by, just to see my legs, I’m going to take legal action against him for stalking. Only when women do it do I take it as a compliment.

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When we let God become anything less than our top priority, that is when we have failed.

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How do you know when someone is not well and needs help? What do you do when a person has lost his will to live and begins to take drugs that are highly addictive? What do you do when a person is lost in a sea of hating himself? How do you effectively convince him that life is worth living? How do you do this when they are mean and cruel to you when you try to bring these things up?

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I heard that a certain woman is going to sell her home to get rid of her past. She may sell her home, but I don’t think she will ever get rid of her memories of what she has done and what she has been with.

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In response to the person who called in about this Jenkins city government: In most places it is called nepotism, but in Jenkins it is called love. The council doesn’t do anything. The council members don’t say anything because they are afraid they are going to upset someone.

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I want to wish a very special young man in Eolia, Isiah, a belated happy belated birthday. It was on August 5. You are such a joy and a loving person. May God bless you with many more years to come. You know what, you enjoy your birthday gift, AKA your Mustang. You drive it with pride. Your mom and dad love you very much. Hugs and kisses. Happy birthday, son.

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I have been going to a certain bank for 13 years. I’ve never had a bit of trouble until today. I got scrutinized like I was trying to rob the bank. My husband has stomach cancer and I try to do his bank business for him. I have been doing this for 13 years and I don’t know what the problem is. They need to have a little bit more respect for their customers. We don’t have an account. We can’t afford one. By the time we pay bills we are lucky we have a dollar to do anything with.

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Maybe the radio station doesn’t have any shame, but The Mountain Eagle certainly should have. Please don’t try to defend the sportscaster’s discourtesy, speaking in tongues and disagreement with almost every call made with an editorial reply that he is just being spicy. I have already heard too many educators disagree, so I still must say send the color commentator on his way.

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I just saw where the college football rankings came out. They have Ohio State ranked number two after they were undefeated last year. But Ohio State is in the exact same boat Notre Dame was in last year, so that tells you where they are versus Alabama. Ohio State doesn’t play anybody. Alabama plays Virginia Tech the first game, which will be a good game. They play the third game against Texas A&M at College Station. I don’t see how in the world you can put Ohio State up there when you are going on strength of schedule. Florida, South Carolina, Georgia and LSU all should be ahead of Ohio State. This is just one fellow’s opinion.

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Well, I guess everybody has heard about a certain nurse who put her picture on Facebook advertising herself for a man, but when the man came to see her he got scared and ran away because she is so ugly.

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I think our justice system in this county and in this country is all messed up. You got people like the guys who killed Tammy Acker still on death row. They should have been dead a long time ago. And all of these other people on Death Row should be dead already, too. This is ridiculous — keeping those Death Row inmates alive and feeding them. That is wasting our money, the government’s money, the state’s money and the federal government’s money. They look better than some of us do. That is a shame to our country, our nation, our state and our county.

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Lo and behold. Here comes the hippo. Looks like she came out of the ghetto.

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The more I read and hear about the Letcher County Board of Education’s appeal of the Attorney General’s opinion, the more it seems like it is a punitive measure against The Mountain Eagle in general and reporter Sally Barto in particular. I certainly hope that’s not the case, but if it is our school system is in a sad state of affairs.

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I cannot believe the people at the American Legion would do some poor old 70-year-old woman that way. Her place burned and she lost everything she had. People gave her stuff and bought her stuff, and they told her she could leave her stuff there no matter how long she kept it up there. Supposedly the bartender up there has gotten rid of Mamaw’s stuff. I think they should have to pay for her stuff or buy her stuff back because that is a disgrace to do a lady that way. She had a heart attack. She broke her leg.

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We can be proud of ourselves when we are civil when facing an idiot.

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This is to the person who put down the Midnight Phantom. If the Midnight Phantom is on cocaine then that is what you better get on. Keep on trucking, Midnight Phantom. We know you won’t back down. Good work.

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Why won’t the health department do something about the septic lines running in the creek in Laurel Fork?

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Why won’t Letcher County Judge/Executive Jim Ward and some of the magistrates get together and pass an ordinance that if you get the county-wide water that you have a legal, working septic system in place?

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If you’re interested in a better future for Letcher County, please show up at Letcher County Central High School on August 13 and and give your opinion to the Bureau of Prisons people who will be visiting here.

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To the Obama government: I can’t understand why you are against my daddy and other family and friends from being able to feed us. We are a family that has always been in and around coal mining. I am 12 years old and remember several years back when I would chew on coal that was in the yard to keep us warm in the cold months. Now you want us to get cold, and we probably will not have much to eat either if you don’t stop this war on the coal workers and their employers. Uncle John told me that it looks like he is going to get on welfare or join the tree huggers with their checks. I pray every night that you can turn your hatred away from us mountain people and let us be happy again. Coal was put here by Jesus so this country could use it for electricity and our counties could glow and have flatland like Charlie down in Florida, and to have more malls and food places. I pray for you to wake up and see what you are doing to the country I love. Thank you, Chelsea.



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