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I think this ‘copay’ should be stopped. Our children already don’t have anything to eat, and now we have to pay ‘copay’ for a little bit of wood? We don’t get much wood, anyway, maybe a wheelbarrow full, and we get charged double for that. Somebody ought to check this out and make sure this is being done right.

( We assume you are speaking about the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), the federally funded initiative that offers assistance with the cost of heating bills during certain times of the year. LIHEAP co-payments are required during the ‘crisis component’ of the program (January 7-March 29), during which eligibility is expanded to certain households in danger of having their electricity turned off for late payment. If you live in a household where the gross monthly income is not more than $2,270, or 130 percent of the federal poverty level, you are eligible to receive $250 to help pay your late utility bill. However, you are also responsible for paying the rest of that late bill, which would be considered your ‘copay.’)

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I would like to know who in the devil put the copay on medicine. What is wrong with the idiot people who did this, knowing that poor people already can’t afford even half of what they need to eat for a good meal? Let them stick that copay and stick it up their hind-end. Then it might be a hot pay. I think they should stop it. That governor down there doesn’t need to be in the office where he is.

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The road to the Riley Cemetery in Doty Creek is in bad need of repair. Our loved ones are buried up on that hill, but we can hardly get to them to visit.

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In Washington, D.C., people are screaming about Democrats and Republicans. Those people are elected to work for us. Instead, we are working for them and they are working for themselves.

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To LKLP: Are there guidelines concerning the size of a load of wood that is supposed to be delivered to those people in LIHEAP? Some of the loads I’ve seen look like a hundred dollars’ worth of wood for a four hundred, twenty-eight dollar voucher. I would like to see this matter looked into.

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I would like to wish Coach Perkins a good season in softball at Letcher County Central.

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To a certain person: Yeah, you’re right, I’m probably on my way to hell, but I’m going to be the one who sends me there. I’m not going to let these false prophets do it for me.

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Dear new neighbor: Welcome to the neighborhood. We really are happy to have you as a neighbor, but every morning around 4:30 to 4:40 your car makes so much noise when you take off up the road that every dog in the neighborhood starts barking, the baby gets up and thinks it’s time for me to feed him, and Granny turns on the TV so loud it gets all the other kids up, too. We really do love having you here as a neighbor, but could you keep the noise down to a dull roar for my sake? Thank you a bunch. And again, welcome to the neighborhood.

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The federal workers were off the job for 35 days and got to go back to work and with back pay? Sounds like a vacation to me.

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A certain young lady used to work at a certain restaurant and I began to fall in love with her then. I heard the rumor recently that she does not live in the Commonwealth of Kentucky anymore, that she’s moved somewhere else and still goes to college. I would like to tell her that I have searched my heart and I have searched my soul, and she is the one for me. I would just love for her to think about what she’s doing before she does it, and that she will come back home and give a true man the special night of his life.

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Usually when you have a child it is a special moment when everyone gathers in happiness. When you have someone to die it is a sad moment when everyone comes and pays his or her respects. Well not for one certain lady who loves to show her hind-end inside of the church house during a funeral. I would like to tell her one thing: Someday you are going to die and only a few people will come to see you. It’s so sad that you let the bitterness in your heart even though you have the most loving brother, sister and mother there ever was. You have a rage inside of you that is unreal. But I’ll let you know one thing: You need what your mother-in-law gave you years ago when she knocked you down in the bottom of the holler.

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To The Mountain Eagle and Speak Your Piece, the best little honest and just newspaper in the whole wide world: Thank you for being there.

(Thank you for the very nice comment. Thanks also to you and our other readers for making us the most-read weekly newspaper in the region.)

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New York, what have you done. A woman in New York can now have an abortion in New York up until the day the doctor says the baby will be born. So the baby can be nine months, and the day before the nine months is up it can be aborted in New York? This is blood on you, New York. Do you think God is smiling at that? I very well doubt it.

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I’m thinking that New York will be suffering consequences from the Almighty, our Maker, for their legislature [passing the new abortion law]. The people who perform abortions will meet a very angry God when they die and return to Him. The babies he or she aborted will be in Heaven as young adults. When the mother dies — and also the father if he agreed — they will find them waiting, and oh what weeping and wailing when they find out their fate.

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Someone made the comment that they really liked both sides of Stephen A. Smith. Are they talking about the same ‘Screaming’ A. Smith who is on ESPN every day arguing the opposite point no matter what?

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This comment is about all the garbage strewn in every corner of our beautiful county: There are large piles in remote corners where a beautiful nature walk could be. Here is some advice to help our new county officials tend to our trash problem: Hide some trail cameras all around the big dumpsites and do the same at a few other places where garbage is left. Try to make sure the photos show license plates and that it is all on the record. Let’s also remember to keep up the cleanup in the courthouse as well. Good day.

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A note to the slumlords of Jenkins: In addition to being drug dealers, some of your tenants also have dangerous dogs. If any of the dogs bite the people in the neighborhoods where your slums are located their lawyers will be coming after you slumlords. That way your names will get in the paper so that all of Letcher County will know what type of people you are. So, slumlords get off your rears and do something about this problem.

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Dear Speak Your Piece: If I hated Donald Trump’s guts I would still vote for him in the next election.

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Happy birthday, Mother. I love you and I miss you.

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Does anybody remember the old song, ‘The Watermelon Crawl’? I sure do and I sure like it. The Indian Outlaw likes that one, too.

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We’ve got a whole new, cleaned out courthouse. That is so good. Also, we’ve got one of the prettiest women ever now working in the courthouse.

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Hey, talk to Chicago about global warming. Down south here, all that’s on TV is about the Super Bowl and how bad Mr. Trump is doing as president. Well that’s the low media. The American people know exactly how Mr. Trump is doing. The disabled people, they are doing better than ever. The Democrat Party is never going to get hold of America again, no matter how much they try to blame Trump for what they do. God bless America and God bless Mr. Trump.

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To a certain young lady in Linefork I used to have chemistry with: We played a lot of Hangman and a lot of cards. We felt a certain way about each other, but it never worked out, not because of us but for other reasons. I often wonder about you. I saw you not too long ago and you were still as beautiful as you ever were. You know who you are and you know who I am. I would love to see you again. Signed, the hammer.

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The mainstream media and other commentators are always crying about their right to free speech. Don’t the Catholic students’ hats represent their rights to free speech?

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I just received two calls from the Kentucky State Police trying to get me to donate to them. On the first call, I hung up on the guy after saying no thanks. A second call about ten minutes later and he asked for a certain name — a fictitious name. I told him there was nobody here by that name, that he had the wrong number. He then said, ‘Maybe you can help me’ and started going into his dialogue. That’s pretty low. The Kentucky State Police better improve their standards if they are going to get any help from on their promotions.

(The telephone call you received did not come from the Kentucky State Police, as that agency does not solicit donations by telephone. Any time you receive a phone call from someone saying they are calling to raise money on behalf of the state police it is a scam.)

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They say the young men have black lung worse than us old men because they are working more hours. People, I worked 40 years underground. The last 15 or 16 years I worked I never worked less than 10 hours a day, sometimes 14, 15 and 16. And I never took off on a Saturday for at least 15 years. They say black lung is on the upswing now, and that if someone has 10 or 15 years in the mines they have it. Well I don’t have black lung and I don’t want it, but this is nothing but a lie they are telling now. It’s nothing but a strategy to collect benefits when they say the younger men have black lung and us older men don’t.

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One of my wishes for the year 2019 has already come true. They have sent the Burton Hill Bandit off.

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To our new sheriff, Mr. Stines: I would love for you to come to Little Colley and start cleaning up some of the drug heads and people driving up and down the road without a license. Thank you.

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Hey, David, you old dog. We used to work at Red Star and go down that old long lonesome singing those Hank Williams blues. You know who I am. Call me at 855-7565.

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The State of Virginia’s Democrat Party is at it again. They want a law legalizing abortions up to the day of birth and sometimes after. If my memory is correct, Virginia was involved many years ago in the sterilization of uneducated and poor people and Kentucky had the thought of doing the same thing. If a fetus has a heartbeat then an abortion without great cause is murder. Thank you.

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I was a customer at a certain hair salon last week and overheard two of the workers talking about the clients.

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I want to make a recommendation that I hope a lot of people will consider doing. I have always been a good tipper to the wait staff when I go out to eat. These people at the restaurants, convenience stores, and other businesses sacrifice to come out and work for us. I think we should tip all of them and I have been doing that. It’s made me happy and it’s made them happy. Thank you.

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Given their actions and ‘partying ways,’ some people do not need to be coaches. Guess we will see what happens.

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Did the lady who was indicted for manslaughter, DUI, and speeding at Payne Gap, where she crossed the center and a boy was killed, get off free or when is trial? If her lawyer got her off free, he certainly earned his money or she had friends in high places.

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It seems that every time the deceived rulers get together to talk about their myth of global warming that the true and living God sends record cold temperatures to show them He is in control. The last time they met they showed pictures of their children and said they must do something. I would like to ask them what do you think you can do? God is in control. Can they stop the sun from shining in the day? Can they make it dark for a week and then daylight for a week? No they can’t. God put night and day in motion and God put heat and cold in motion. (Genesis 8:22, While the earth remaineth, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease.) There is nothing anyone can do to change what God has put in motion, so these people that get together and talk about the myth of global warming are just showing how little intelligence they have. If they would only open the Word of God, which is the 1611 King James Version Holy Bible, read and believe and do what it says, then they would know the truth and not be deceived with their foolishness. But now there is a day when the Lord will rain fire out of Heaven on the ungodly. You can read that in 2 Peter 3:9-14. Read this. It will help you understand.

(If what you say is true, then what message was God sending when He sent record warm temperatures just a few days later, from minus-23 all the way up to the low 50s? Whether one agrees or disagrees with scientists on climate change, it probably isn’t smart to refer to them as people of ‘little intelligence.’ After all, if not for scientists we would not have electricity, nor would we have penicillin and other life-saving antibiotics. There would be no X-rays and no discovery of DNA. The atomic bomb would never have been built, and man would never have walked on the moon.)

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