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I’d like to wish a very happy birthday to a young man who is very special to us in our lives. You were brought to this world on August 5, Isaiah Sturgill. We want to wish you a happy, blessed birthday. We love and miss you so much. Have a great birthday, son. Love and prayers from your two great, wonderful parents and your mammy and pappy. We love you. Happy birthday.

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Apparently, Representative Leslie Combs must have come across Little Cowan Road like someone suggested. Read the sign at the mouth of Little Cowan. It says rough roads. Someone came out and painted white lines on the edge of the highway and there is nowhere in some places to put the paint because the road is so far gone. They didn’t fill in the holes where a big Mack truck could be buried. So apparently Little Cowan is forgotten like it has always been.

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Mitch McConnell is being accused of trying to block ‘Obamacare.’ Well, he should block it, because it’s a total disaster. He is also accused of pushing for higher interest rates on student loans. Not so; liberal propaganda only. Also not true are the claims that Mitch McConnell is not for the coal miners and is playing up to the Sierra Club and the American natural gas industry, which some erroneously claim to be his biggest supporters. Neither the Sierra Club nor the natural gas industry has anything for Mitch Mc- Connell. In fact, they are against coal and the large trucks that move our coal and logs to market. Mitch McConnell can’t be against everything that Harry Reid has blocked as president of the U.S. Senate, with 325 bills lying on his desk. You can’t be against legislation that never comes up for a vote. Wake up, people. Watch CBS and Fox News and learn something about what is really going on.

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To Letcher County Sheriff Danny Webb: Please do something about the fourwheelers and dirt bikes on Low Gap Branch. They ride around with no mufflers on the four-wheelers and dirt bikes. They are speeding outrageously. There are a lot of old people and sick people who live in this hollow. Please do something.

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You wonder why your post is broke? You kicked out about 45 senior citizen veterans — some of them are retired coal miners with big families — and then you raised the prices to two dollars a beer. That’s above bootleg prices. It’s not a dry county anymore. Lock your doors and chalk it up to bad management. Maybe someone else can get you a Florida trip.

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Mitch McConnell was making thirty grand a year before being elected to the Senate. Thirty years later he’s worth thirty million. Ask yourself, just what is the pay for a sanator? A million a year? Really?

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I thought it was against the law to burn garbage in Letcher County, but I guess it’s not. More people burn garbage now than ever before.

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They lecture American people about high blood pressure. Well, high blood pressure is caused by salt intake. Salt intake is increased in nearly every food you buy at the grocery store.

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I heard that somebody killed somebody for digging up ginseng. They have stolen about $15,000 worth off of me. When you steal a man’s ginseng that is the same as coming into his house, taking his TV and stealing his car. If it doesn’t belong to you, keep your fingers off of it.

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Mitch McConnell has been in office for 30 years. He has done nothing for us. Now, he is hollering ‘war on coal.’ The truth is we can’t compete with the coal we have here. They can’t sell it to make a profit. Get your head out of your rear and don’t let him fool you.

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To all of you people who have health insurance because of the Affordable Care Act: You better get out and vote for someone who will help you. You better be careful. If you vote for the wrong one, you won’t have it. If you don’t get out and vote, you don’t deserve it.

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You sent about 50 senior veterans a letter saying that because of federal regulations you had to discontinue their membership at the Legion post. I wrote a letter to find out more about that federal regulation. After about five months I got an answer. Guess what? No such regulation exists. I don’t know your reason for lying, but I think we got scammed. We need some answers from you or do we need to get the proper authorities to investigate for us?

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Coal has been on the decline in eastern Kentucky for the past five years primarily because of market forces. The easy coal has been mined. The demand for what is left cannot justify the cost of mining it. Mitch McConnell very cynically keeps spouting the tired mantra of the coal barons about a ‘war on coal.’ There is no war on coal. There is a realization that we cannot continue to allow 50-60 year old coal fired power plants to keep on spewing a toxic brew into the atmosphere that is having a detrimental impact on the environment and is toxic to the health of those living under the plume of those plants. One example of the toxins being emitted is Dioxin, which in parts per billion can have a catastrophic impact on human health. Mitch knows darn well he can’t bring any coal mining jobs back, but continues the illusion like the Wizard behind the curtain.

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To a certain person: Why are you so intimidated by me? What in the world do I do? What in the world can you say I do? Well, I play my music a little bit too loud in my car. I go the speed limit. I do not drink beer often — one beer about every two months doesn’t make me an alcoholic. Why don’t you look in the mirror and look at your face before you start on other people? If you lined up my faults against your faults, yours would be 10 to nothing. You need to lay off of me. Why you are jealous I have no idea. The only thing that I know is I try to be the best person that I can be. If I want to play my music a little bit loud in my car that is my business. Why don’t you get over yourself, you two-faced backstabber?

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To a certain someone in the data conversion group: If you can’t get this straightened out about this address book conversion and causing all these problems, I’m going to have to tell Willie. You know who you are.

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To the high maintenance woman with the perfectly coiffed hair: You twisted your little beanie buns to lure a rich old man in high places. You gave up a nice home with a doting husband who treated you like a princess and catered to your every whim. I hope you enjoy your last five months of status and prestige. Both of you had better be preparing yourself financially and psychologically for the downfall, because both of you will be given walking papers.

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To all high school graduates: If you can, you need to get right back in school. I’m telling you that the economy is bad. Times are bad and a $6-an-hour job isn’t going to help you any. I don’t care if you go to a vocational school; I don’t care where you go to school, but you need to get in school. That is your future for the rest of your life. You can be poor all your life and have nothing or you can tough it out for four years and be something. Those are mighty hard words, but it is true. You need to get right back in school and do something. There are loans and grants to help you further your education.

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Do you vote or have you just quit taking the time? Do you feel you still live in a Christian nation? Do you feel you still have the freedoms your parents had? Does your pastor speak of the times we are now in or just ignore all the Bible prophesies that are now being fulfilled? Do you feel the government is taking your freedoms one by one in the name of doing good? Do you believe in abortion? Do you believe this president tries to ignore all the things going on in our country? Is he against Israel? Is he for Hamas? Remember the country that doesn’t stand with Israel is not heeding God’s command. When you feel there is nothing you can do, you can still vote. This is a time as never before to stand for your Christian rights and vote as a Christian, not as a Democrat or Republican. Teach your children about God and standing for what is right and not just taking the easy way. Do they read good history books? This is really important. Spend time talking with them, and listen to them. They are the future. Keep the faith.

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There are some special districts that do serve an important and necessary function — such as 911 emergency number and fire protection. They were established by sincere people. There are some special districts formed for political reasons; they make jobs for special reasons. A public discussion on special districts is a ‘no-no.’

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This is my opinion. I believe that Senator Mitch McConnell has done an excellent and brilliant job in the U.S. Senate over the past 30 years, and I believe that he has done all the requirements that the job of U.S. Senator calls for a U.S. Senate member to do. As for bringing jobs to this region of the state, it should be the ‘job’ of the people who live here to create, on their own initiative, jobs in the private enterprise sector. It is the constitutionally guaranteed right and privilege of any U.S. citizen to do that without first being subsidized by federal grant money. You should pray that Mitch McConnell is reelected.

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Greetings in the name of Jesus. It is a sad time in America. Our nation is being destroyed by ungodly politicians who have rejected the laws of Almighty God and have brought a reproach on our nation. The American people are tired of the lies of global warming and the destruction of the coal jobs. We need to burn more coal and burn plenty of it. Global warming is a lie. Read Genesis 8:22. Cold and heat shall not cease. The American people surely could have not been so gullible as to elect the people who are destroying our nation. If the American people have elected such foolishness as we have in government offi ces, then they deserve everything that is going on for being so deceived in voting these ungodly people in offi ce. The Congress does not need to work with the President until the President does something right. If the President would do something to help our nation instead of destroy it, then Congress would work with him. We have a lying news media that lies to cover up the foolishness that is going on in the White House. It sickens me how our nation is being destroyed by lying Democrats. Democrats are for men laying with men. They are for murdering children and calling it abortion. They are for destroying coal jobs. Alison Grimes is a Democrat, so don’t believe lying Democrats. All she wants is your vote. Do you like what the Democrat in the White House has done to our nation? America’s leaders had better repent before God rains fire out of heaven on the ungodly.

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To my sexy man: Hey, it’s your baby girl. I know it’s been a long time and a lot of things have changed, but I also know that true love is forever and that I’ve never stopped loving you. You will always be the love of my life. I would give anything if we could change the past. I know you’ve moved on and that you’re married now (I was the one who was married before, but I was still there for you and wanted you.) I can’t help but wonder if you still think about me or if there is any chance left for us. I need you, baby, and I still love you. I have lost everything except for the love I have for you. I still have your name on me and I still want to be your wife. I hope you read this because I know that you will know who I am. Please respond here or write me and let me know your thoughts either way. I hope you’re happy and I wouldn’t want to ruin your marriage but I’m still here and I still love you more. Always and forever, your baby girl.

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To one eleven: I know you were sent from heaven. You are like a star that shines so bright. I can’t wait for you to hold me tight. When I first seen you through the glass I knew you would make my time pass. I love to hear your voice every day. I hate that you are so close, but so far away. Anyway keep on knocking. When we get out we’ll be rocking. Love you.

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Mr. Jenkins Mayor, where did you get the Jenkins water tested? Take a cup of ‘Mother Nature’ water and a cup of Jenkins water. Then you will know what ‘pure’ is.

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To Speak Your Piece: I would like to say some things about Gordon. The people of Gordon do not have much, but there is a very good park kept so good and clean, and it is used by so many families. There is a wonderful fire department that is doing so much with accidents, truck wrecks and 911 calls. I really like to see these good men sitting at the firehouse. It shows a sign of life. There are some good people at Gordon. God bless you all. We will help you pay the light bill. A Man.



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