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Call 633-7508 from 9 am Tuesday to 9 am Friday.

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I’m looking for a Ford F-150 truck body that will fit a six cylinder with fourwheel drive. Please call 633- 2151. I’m in desperate need of one.

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There was a spill in Pike County. A chemical went across a road into a creek. Nothing was done. The state representative said people can just live with it. Maybe they won’t live with it.

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People, how many drug roundups did you see before election? How many gravel trucks did you see before election? They will come out and talk to you before election, but after it is over it is like they don’t want to see your face until next election. It’s like they go into hibernation. Think hard when you go to the poles this time, people.

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This is the Harley guy responding to the person who commented about my bike in Speak Your Piece: I’m not like you. I work for a living. I’m not particularly proud that I own a Harley. I’m proud that I get up at 4 a.m. and go to work and earn a living, not so much for you as a thief. Just make sure that the next time that you steal a Harley that it is not at my house, because you might end up with buckshot in your butt.

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I think that when children play ball, the coaches should get together and hold a league-wide party. Some teams get trophies and pizza and other teams get nothing. I don’t think that is fair to the ones that don’t get anything. I think that is poor coaching when the kids don’t get anything after playing for six weeks. That is something that should be looked into. They either should all get something or all get nothing.

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This is the old cat killer. You cat lovers have set two more cats out on me this week. Anybody got any good suggestions other than what I will do and don’t want to do? It’s like rats and cockroaches. Every now and then you’ve got to do something.

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They need to go to the Dry Fork area and round up a drug dealer there. He is taking his poor old mother’s pain medicine and is selling it. Why do they let people like that go? They need to go and arrest a few of them.

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Everyone, please vote against Letcher County Judge/Executive Jim Ward. He is worthless and his deputy judge is worth even less.

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Larry Jones would have been a lot better fire chief at Gordon than the other ones. Kingscreek is a better fire department than Gordon is now. At least they have a fire chief who knows what is going on.

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Who is the idiot who said in Speak Your Piece that they were rooting against the University of Kentucky all year and that they were glad that the University of Connecticut won the national championship in men’s basketball? If they don’t like Kentucky, they need to move their behind out.

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I guess blue jeans and T-shirts aren’t fancy enough for you anymore. I guess we got to dress high for society.

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To all informants for the Letcher County Sheriff ’s Department: You think nobody knows who you are, but we all know who you are. Remember, there is rat poison all over this county. Somebody is going to get hurt.

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I have been driving up and down Craft’s Colly for almost a year now. I have never seen such rude people. They fly on this little narrow road. I’m just waiting on one of them to wipe my car out and when they do they better have real good insurance because I am going to sue them to death. You all need to slow down and have some respect. There’s a lot of elderly people that drive in and out of this hollow. When one of you hits me I am going to take you to court. You can count on it.

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A certain car wins the race. The father’s girlfriend is congratulating them and her husband is the mother’s ex-boyfriend. Only in Letcher County.

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This is to the Appalshop bunch in Whitesburg: I think you all are just a bunch of deadbeats trying to get out of work and be productive in society.

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To the nice young lady at the post office in Jenkins: Thank you for paying for my postage. You asked me if I was a veteran. Yes, I am a veteran and served in the U.S. Navy from 1951-55. I currently live in Lurray, Va., and am visiting my brother who lives in Payne Gap. Thank you for your generous donation to me. Sincerely, Ernest R. Blevins.

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Is it true that two county officials were in court on April 7, 2014? I think the voting public has a right to this information. Please set the rumors straight. Thank you.

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Is it true the broom closet bandit dumped the mistress and wife for a beach bunny?

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Please donate $2 a foot or more if you want to help our church at Neon. Mail your money to me, or give it to me in person, okay? Will be greatly appreciated. Bless you and thank you, Stanley Pack.

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Coal is not your friend. Big coal uses miners until they are injured, then tries to avoid paying their medical needs. In the old coal camps, a miner’s family was thrown out on the street when he was killed or injured. Where is ‘Friends of Coal’ for all the miners who now need help?

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Yes, let’s make sure women can’t make as much money as men. If they did they might start thinking they’re equal to us. You don’t want your mother, wife, sisters, or daughters to think that. Vote Republican.

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I would like to thank the Kentucky Division of Forestry for not letting the woods on little Cowan get so out of control that it burnt up the hardworking fireman from the fire department. You know, the ones that never set foot on a wild land fire. I agree Little Cowan and the rest of the county probably would have burned to the ground, but thankfully those forestry firemen were hiding on Pine Mountain for four days, suffering through the smoke and protecting our county. I mean, some can only protect Sandlick structures and others Whitesburg structures, but those men in the woods were picking up the slack and protecting our homeland. So hats off to the Division of Forestry for all the hard work and long hours they put forth battling the blazes that no local fire department would dare to endure. Some departments are in it for the name, but the Division is in it for the flames. Great job, guys.

(Have you ever donated your time and effort to a volunteer fire department?)

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When I vote in May I’m going to remember how Randy Hall has generally treated people when they’ve walked into his office the last three years. He sits back there at his desk with his legs crossed and looks at you like they just let you out of jail downstairs while one of his girls waits on you. Of course right now, he all but serves you ice cream with that whine of his for your vote.

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Are you ready for the Letcher County Court Clerk’s office to be run by an honest, professional, cleancut man that will never treat you any way but professionally and respectfully? Then I urge you to vote for Stanley Holbrook. He will be a breath of fresh air in Letcher County politics.

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A recent study shows that thousands of Kentucky kids don’t have enough to eat. Congress just passed a budget that cuts food assistance to poor kids because if they can be starved out they won’t grow up to vote Democratic. Vote Republican.

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I found it very interesting that the editor of Speak Your Piece commented on the misplaced apostrophe in a lengthy commentary on the balance of power in government, but neglected to acknowledge the factual content of the commentary itself. Your liberal bias is showing guys. And we in the coal community haven’t forgotten how you feel about the industry that provides most of our jobs either.

(Apparently, something has been affecting your reading comprehension, as there was no political intent in the reply to that comment. And we’ll put our roots in the ‘coal community’ up against yours any day. The current ownership of this newspaper has always been proud of its long connection to the coal industry, dating to 1917 when our family patriarch (the current editor’s grandfather) came to Letcher County from Muhlenberg County to start a long and noteworthy career in mining. A newspaper doing its part to insure that coal — the overwhelmingly dominant industry in the community the newspaper serves — is mined in a safe, responsible manner that is respectful of the environment and the miners who do the hard work does not make that paper ‘anti-coal.’)



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