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Judge/ Executive Jim Ward, Magistrate Bob Howard, Magistrate Woody Holbrook, Magistrate Keith Adams, and Magistrate Wayne Fleming, you ought to be ashamed of yourselves. To use the hardworking county employees as a political pawn in a sham scheme, giving them an unsustainable $2 an hour raise is beyond despicable — it’s downright evil. The other spending increases are foolishly irresponsible. These political stunts are exactly why you were voted out. Good riddance. I hope and pray the new fiscal court will be more responsible, working together to lead our county in a better direction.

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It appears this county has been run by a bunch of babies. An adult with an adult mind would not stick it to an incoming fiscal court in such a way that anyone can tell was out of spite. The past county judge showed his true colors by his actions. Woody Holbrook showed that he has been nothing but a weight to hold down a seat during meetings. If these men had cared for Letcher County and made decisions to benefit the county, maybe — just maybe — they could possibly get another chance down the road. But to show their ignorance in their ability to lead definitely proves the right decisions were made at election time. Gentlemen, and I use the term loosely, why don’t all of you pack up your belongings and catch the first garbage truck leaving Letcher County?

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I could be wrong about this, but I have it in my head that back years ago I saw on the news that Hal Rogers took five-million dollars of black lung money and sent it to one of these foreign countries where they have cheetahs. They are on the endangered list and his daughter liked cheetahs. I might be wrong, but I don’t believe I am.

(News reports about Rep. Rogers’s support for the Great Cats and Rare Canids Act did make the rounds back in 2011. In 2004, Rogers was one of 88 Republican and Democrat co-sponsors of the bill, would have protected 12 species of wild cats and dogs and enabled conservation groups involved in the protection of the wild animals to apply for grants from a pool of $5 million. In 2009, the bill passed the House by a margin of two-to-one, but was never acted on by the U.S. Senate. News coverage of the issue resulted in the Nambia-based Cheetah Conservation Fund, with which Miss Rogers was working at the time, to issue a statement denying that it had asked Rogers for any ‘money or political favors.’)

I think it is really bad what the fiscal court members who got beat in the election did to the new fiscal court that will be taking office. They should literally be ashamed of themselves, knowing that the county is broke. To me, what they have done to the new court is a really low blow.

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A woman who clerks at certain store in Jenkins is so rude and hateful to the customers. It takes little effort to smile and say ‘thank you’ to the customers. If you don’t like people, then work at another job — maybe the prison. Most of the workers at the stores in Jenkins are very nice and sweet.

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I want everybody to really think about that governor down there in Frankfort. Copay, copay, copay is all we hear from him when people can’t even afford to eat, let alone pay a copay.

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I wore cowboy boots for years. When I got older my legs started hurting me to no end. Me and my little hen were over at Wise and she bought me a pair of nice slippers. I put them on, my legs have quit hurting, and I’ve not worn those boots in two months. If your legs are hurting, please try it.

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A certain candidate for sheriff needs to come to Linefork and get his campaign signs and stickers. They are all over the place and he has never come and removed them. Thank you.

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We all fell for a certain woman’s story when she told us she didn’t have long to live and all that stuff just so we would give her money to help keep up her sorry son. Well, we’re not falling for it this time.

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I voted for Mickey Stines because he was the only one who came around campaigning. The other one was nowhere to be found.

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I am a retired disabled veteran. My retirement check is a paltry $1,200 a month. I was advised to put my life savings — what a joke — into certificates of deposit for some extra income. Well, the interest was so low I had to cash in my CDs and use the money to live on. In the latest edition of Consumer Reports, they advise that the average savings account paid 1.8 percent interest and a one-year CD paid 3.8 percent. What a joke.

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Why doesn’t Donald Trump sit down with Mueller, the special prosecutor? All he has to say is ‘I don’t know,’ ‘I don’t remember,’ ‘I don’t recall.’

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I know you can’t print this like I’m saying it, but that Governor Bevin needs a (darn) good (butt) kicking, and I would like to give it to him. He is trying to take away everything from the poor people and the people who are working for the schools, the police, and everybody else. I think he’s making a (heck) of a lot of people (darn) mad. You can print it your way, because I know you can’t mine. Thank you.

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To a certain person: Someone told me you said you got tired of me calling you all the time. Sorry about that. Well, you call me sometime. I’ll be looking forward to it.

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Dear Speak Your Piece: The U.S. House of Representatives, when the Democrats take control, is the worst thing economically that could happen to America. It’s probably all over now.

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The Democrats in the House and Senate saw that Trump was going to be a great president, so they said, ‘Let’s destroy that.’ Now, if the Democrats get a president in office the Republicans are going to try to destroy him. So this kind of government is not going to work anymore. We need a new form of government.

(A re-formed government that returns to the days of bipartisanship would be a good start.)

I can disprove evolution by asking your one question: Do you have a mommy and a daddy? Then somebody made you. The Bible says He made them male and female. Later.

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I was at the fiscal court meeting last Monday night and found out that I sure am glad we got rid of the five dummies who voted to do all of that spending. It didn’t hurt new Judge/ Executive Terry Adams as much as it did the people of Letcher County. We cannot afford things like that. We are broke and it’s because of the county judge we now have, Jim Ward. It is a shame to see what they did last Monday night.

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You can get about anything you want through that Letcher County Fiscal Court right now — that is, until after the first of the year. They must have a lot of money they need to get rid of before the end of the year.

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Back during the summer, the parking lot at the Walmart shopping center was resurfaced. There were some bad holes in the lower part of the lot. I’m sure they spent a lot of money on that project, but those holes are coming right back. I just wonder if the people who own this can get someone to come back and redo the job, especially those holes, before it gets so bad again. Thank you.

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To a certain person: You need to talk to your neighbor about what’s going on when you go to work. This is concerning your wife and your other neighbors. You need to come home early so you can find out what’s going on. Just because you found out once doesn’t mean it’s over.

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I read in the paper about the drug bust down on KY 588 and the meth. It’s a guarantee that if they found meth it originated on Pert Creek. That’s the meth cartel. The old strip mine between Pert Creek and Cram Creek is to the meth community what the Ho Chi Minh Trail was to the North Vietnamese. Pert Creek itself is home to Letcher County’s ‘most wanted’ criminal.

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All through my life I have heard people talk about killing this one and killing that one and killing someone for the price of a hamburger. If people just realized how foolish they sound when they say this. It was terrible when the people killed Dr. Acker’s daughter and the killers do deserve to die. But in Letcher County we have people raping and molesting kids on a daily basis. If you really care that much, then take it upon yourself to make a statement and go to prison for killing one of these child molesters. It is there if you want to do it. All of the bad people aren’t in prison. They still walk among us.

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I’ve noticed in the paper the last few weeks where people are concerned about the campaign signs that are still hanging around Letcher County. I am just wondering if there is a law that says they have to take them down by a certain time after the election. If that is a law and it has to be enforced by Jamie Hatton, our county attorney, then he needs to start with his sister. Angie Hatton has signs hanging all over the county as well. The signs from several other candidates are still up as well. It looks like all the candidates, even the ones who lost, would have enough gumption about them to get out and pick up their signs. If they want to use them some other time, then that is fine.

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It’s Jesus’s birthday. Santa Claus gets the glory and Mommy and Daddy get the bill.

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I made a special trip to The Mountain Eagle office to deliver a couple of things for Speak Your Piece. You did not print it. Was it too stupid or too ignorant for you? Thank you very much. Good day.

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To a certain person: If you didn’t want your dad to do what he did and let other people get by with what they did, you shouldn’t have told him you were still dating that person you worked with in Whitesburg.

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To a certain person: Ask your wife why your son doesn’t look like you.

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I think I’m in love with Nancy Pelosi for the way she stood up to Donald Trump. Our president (your president) is trying to extort Congress to budget five billion dollars to build a wall along the nation’s southern border to keep immigrants out of our country. Congress has already appropriated 1.3 billion dollars for border security. Trump threatened to shut down the government if he didn’t get his way but my hero, Nancy Pelosi, let him know that Congress will not allow him to bulldoze his agenda. Why is it so important to him to build the wall? So he will be able to fulfill a ridiculous campaign promise. Even if he was allowed to build a 2,000-mile-long wall, that would not keep a person from scaling the wall with ladders or digging underneath it with shovels. So why waste five billion dollars for a hare-brained idea? We would still have to provide border patrol. That money can be better spent for universal health care for the poor, the sick, the indigent and the disadvantaged people in our wonderful country. That little 78-year -old woman had given Donald Trump the ‘come-downance’ he deserves. You go, girl.

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Ring the bell. Blow the trumpet. Honk your horn. First Christmas to Elliot; he be a newborn. Joy to the world now that he’s on the scene. Happy New Year to everyone, 2019.

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Mr. President Donald Trump is the greatest president we have had this side of Ronald Regan. Mr. President Donald Trump stands for what the American people stand for. We are a free nation and we have the freedom to worship the true living God that created the heaven and the earth. When you break the laws of God you have committed sin, and the wages of sin is death. You cannot live in sin and go to Heaven. Adultery is still sin. Fornication is still sin. God does not bless sin, but sinners can be saved if they turn from sin. Repent and be born again. Live for God; then we can be blessed.

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To the busybody old woman I go to church with: You have no one fooled. You harass people on Facebook and act like you are a saint. Everyone knows when your man comes from out of state he stays with. All you do is whiz around in that little car looking for gossip.

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You ask how the Mexican government would pay for the wall that would separate the United States of America from Mexico. Well, right now Mexico is getting rich from the drug trade they are furnishing to the USA’s addicts. If the USA were to build a wall big enough to control the ebb and flow of so-called ‘immigrants’ going back and forth across the border then Mexico would lose all those millions and billions of dollars they are presently receiving from the drug trade. They supply (or allow to be supplied) to the USA’s drug trade and drug addicts. In that case, the money Mexico would lose as a result of the wall could be used in the United States to build the wall in the first place. The wall would stop the bleeding of American dollars into Mexico to pay for a criminal activity on behalf of Mexico. God bless Trump.

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I listened to an NPR station on the radio. They were talking about the poor news media being called fake news. Well, if the news media would tell the truth instead of lying, then they would not be called fake news. The fake news says there is global warming and climate change. That is a lie. That is fake news. A few years ago when the Democrats were destroying our nation and our nation’s coal jobs, the news media would lie to make Obama look good to the gullible people to get them to vote for Democrats. Look how far the American people have come since some of us came to our right mind and decided we are not ‘deplorables,’ as Hilary Clinton called us. We can say ‘Merry Christmas’ now. Our little girls don’t have to worry about being abused by some boy that goes to a girl’s bathroom because he doesn’t have mind enough to know what is a male or a sissy.

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