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What’s up with the county or state highway workers putting all this loose gravel down on blacktopped roads whenever it snows? Are they already out of salt?

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I don’t know why the TV company made us change to these boxes. Plenty of times we change to a certain channel yet it jumps to a different channel then we hit. The picture isn’t good. Please make this better, TVS Cable.

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Why don’t the road crews announce in the newspaper and on the radio when and where and how long they will be holding up traffic? I leave really early for work but still have been late because the crew was already working and had the road blocked. I appreciate the work you all do but please think of us others and please announce when road work is going be done at which location and how long the hold up will be so we know beforehand.

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Is the worst part of Donald Trump’s historically low approval rating the fact that only 40 percent of the people of our country approve of him before he even takes the oath of office or that 40 percent of our people approve of having as their president a narcissistic Russian-loving hatemonger who makes fun if disabled people?

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The Letcher County judicial system has failed once again. Now look what’s happened. Two people have lost their lives. If someone had done something this would never have gotten to this level. Thank you.

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Obama being as driven as the pure snow, according to the Democrat Party, and having no scandals during his eight years as president, just signed off with five other countries to let Russian send 130 tons of natural uranium to Iran. According to one expert, ‘the shipment could be enriched to enough weapons-grade uranium for more than 10 simple nuclear bombs depending on the efficiency of the enrichment process and the design of the nuclear weapon.’ Are the Iranians using the money they got from the United States to buy the uranium from Russia? Obama should be called a scoundrel. It’s a very nasty situation when you give the Iranians the power to light up that country and our country. This has rattled my chain.

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I live in exile in Upper Mud Creek, so I can’t call often. But I wanted to call and say the Whitesburg library has Jim Webb’s book. Now why doesn’t somebody get the Grundy library to get Jim Webb’s book? He can’t afford to give them to everybody in the country. Us poets have no money. That’s what sets us free.

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I would just like to say that I am so appreciative of Judge Jim Ward and the county sanitation department and road department for doing such a wonderful job here in McRoberts. We have the best sanitation department in the state, and the road department does a good job of keeping our roads clean. They have scraped them and put gravel on them and we are thankful for that. We just want to commend Judge Jim Ward for doing such a great job here at McRoberts.

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If you look around in a crowd and you hear these things and see these things in the newspaper and you know it’s true, it kind of makes you wonder who are you sitting around in the church house and who are you not? What part of the Bible do they not understand, apparently the part that says thou shalt not lie? They want us to believe they are the greatest Christians ever, yet they lied to the government about the deep mine they were running. I do not feel sorry for them in any way. You give an old dog enough rope and it will kill itself.

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It’s amazing how one place can pay 50 cents a pound for aluminum cans yet another place only pays 40 cents a pound.

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I sure like it when people get right to their driveway and then turn their signal light on. I’ve already followed two like that this evening — at Sandlick and Campbranch — and nearly hit both of them. Keep on waiting until you get to your driveway. You’re asking for it.

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I would like to know what wrong with the Letcher County law and the Kentucky State Police that keeps them from coming to the Mayking area and picking up the guy with headband and dark glasses riding the yellow four-wheeler with flags on it. It is illegal to drive a four-wheeler on the main roads.

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This is the magistrate of District Four and I could care less if you vote for me or not and I’ll grade whatever I want to grade first. Thank you.

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This is to the girl who was caught with drugs and drug paraphernalia: You are a disgrace to the human race. It’s a shame what you do to get your drugs. You might fool your parents, but you can’t fool anyone else.

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To Judge Jim Ward: What in God’s name took so long to turn off the valve and stop the water from flooding the courthouse?

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The rumor is that Donald Trump is going to let Putin rule the United States of America. I don’t think that will happen, but if it did I had much rather have Putin than to have Barack Obama. We’d be better off.

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I wish that girl at Jenkins would quit complaining about who comes to the ballgames and who doesn’t. Neither the Jenkins High School boys’ basketball coach nor the Jenkins High School girls’ basketball coach send their kids to school at Jenkins. Hush and just let it go.

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Not long ago I had a piece in Speak Your Piece about a car nearly running over a school bus: I just came into Pine Creek a few minutes ago and a school bus nearly ran over me. They need to slow their hefty hind-ends down.

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Well I guess it’s true the Letcher County Board of Education is a joke since apparently alcoholics are allowed to work as teachers.

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Dear Speak Your Piece: No one I know of has mentioned anything about Kentucky Pain Management at Hazard, Prestonsburg and Pikeville being shut down by who knows who. What happened? I hear they owed $2 million in back taxes and were shut down by the IRS. That line doesn’t hold water. A pain clinic with as many outlets as they had could pay $2 million in taxes like it was nothing. Who is doing this to sick people? I think they’re getting to be afraid of hurting people out of fear of what they are doing. I think it is the DEA or state government or some jerks like that. I think they ought to have the guts to say who they are instead of blaming it on someone else.

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Where’s the money coming from to pay for this prison? I would like for the Letcher County Planning Committee to tell us that. They haven’t been able to tell us so far.

(Neither the Planning Commission nor anyone else has made a secret of the fact that President Obama signed a bill into law in December 2015 that allots $444 million for construction of the prison. Once the prison is built, the U.S Bureau of Prisons will operate it.)

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It’s an amazing how you have to travel all the way to Virginia to go to an Ollie’s Bargain Outlet. It is pure sorriness that our magistrates and county judge/ executive won’t bring this store to Letcher County so all of us people can go shopping in it. There’s a good store building going to waste where the Super Dollar Store used to be in Isom. No wonder everybody’s young ones are getting on dope. We need to bring jobs to this county.

(When did it become the responsibility of a county’s elected officials to open retail outlets?)

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To the jailer of Letcher County: You are running the jail as if were a gulag or a concentration camp or a mental institution. You are about to get a big surprise when I file suit in open court enumerating all the violations you are committing or are allowing to be committed by your underlings. The jail is grossly overcrowded. Inmates are bedding down on the floor. Inmates are being forced to buy clothing and other necessities that are supposed to be furnished by the county jail. I shall file a motion that calls for a decree ordering you to conform with and comply with all regulations as set forth by the Department of Corrections. You must cease and desist these illegal practices. The watchdog is watching you.

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This is the Midnight Phantom with a question: Is it more advantageous to conform to the demands of society or to be a disestablishmentarian? Thank you very much for your answer.

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I do so hope my cousin in West Virginia isn’t dragging his feet on selling the house.

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Splash, splash, splash. That is the sound of Donald Trump taking backwater when he learns that he cannot deliver on all of his campaign promises. Glub, glub, glub. That is the sound of Donald Trump drowning in his cesspool of campaign bull poop. Never before in history have so many people been hoodwinked by a silver-tongued demagogue with a plethora of unrealistic promises. Within a few months of his tenure as president he will become a modern day Humpty Dumpty, and even his Republican cronies won’t be able to put him back together again. His campaign slogan, ‘Make America Great Again’ has already been reworded to read ‘Make America Sick Again.’ How can any human being be so arrogant and insensitive to tell 20 million people who now have health care that they should not have affordable health care. Regardless of the cost or where the funding comes from, every human being deserves affordable health care. The United States spends more money militarily than any other nation in the world but we can’t (won’t) care for our sick fellow human beings. The United States would do well to copy the healthcare systems of other progressive nations.

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It would be good for John Kerry if he would keep his mouth shut when it comes to Israel. The land belongs to Israel and they can do as they please with it. Notice how sick the Democrats are. They try to blame Russia because they lost the election. Why don’t you Democrats look at yourselves? It’s your fault the American people voted against you because of your ungodliness and filthy ways. God is angry with this nation for rejecting the laws of Almighty. America had better repent quickly before God rains fire out of Heaven on the ungodly.

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I understand that deliveries must be made to the businesses on Main Street, but there are back roads that could be used for deliveries that would not block traffic on Main Street. Got that? Main Street traffic is backed up for half an hour at a time for deliveries — deliveries that could be made from a back road. What are the mayor and the chief of police thinking? They allow this to happen two or three times a day. When traffic is blocked, people will go into the oncoming lane to pass the trucks, and that’s dangerous. It’s one thing if that was the only road available, but it’s certainly not.

( The backstreets of Whitesburg are now and have been for many decades too narrow to accommodate most delivery trucks. That is not the fault of the businesses operating in town or the trucks that help supply those businesses. How would you get an 18-wheeler onto the street behind the Letcher County Courthouse? And if you think the problem is bad now, imagine how it was before the Whitesburg bypass opened in the early 1980s or even further back when parking was allowed on both sides of Main Street.)



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