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I would just like to give a shout-out to the two young men who work so hard keeping the Craft Family Cemetery looking so nice. Burtice and Mathew Caudill are to be commended for the hours of hard work and personal expense they put toward keeping this cemetery looking so nice. They take time away from their families and dollars out of their pockets without ever asking for anything in return. Just know, guys, it is seen and appreciated.

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The state highway workers and contractors who took up the old pavement from the Whitesburg bypass and replaced it with new asphalt deserve high praise for the great work they did. That road looks really nice now, and it was done much more quickly than the three weeks first predicted. It is really nice when your tax dollars are put to good use like this.

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Yes, there are two Planned Parenthoods in Alabama, in Mobile and Birmingham.

All of the windmills in the world kill 200,000 birds per year on average. Given that information, I’d conclude those out west kill at least a few. But then again, so do screen doors. Solar panels tend to last around 25 years, but they can keep working even after that. The recycling process is tedious and tricky, requiring the solar panels to be broken down and stripped apart. That being said, advancements are coming to make it easier.

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My stepson plays baseball at Letcher County Central. He could be a really good ballplayer if the coach would give him a chance.

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High school coaches in every sport have my respect, especially the baseball coach at Letcher County Central High School. I don’t even know the man, but I can tell from reading some of the comments being called in to Speak Your Piece that this coach must be attempting to put the best players on the field. I respect our underpaid coaches much more than I respect children who quit a sport just because they don’t get on the field as much as they want. Is a parent doing a child any favors when he or she lets the child quit an activity just because things aren’t going his or her way?

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I’m an old widower looking for a companion. I like slow crawls in the forest, I like fine wines like ‘Mad Dog’ 20/20, I like fine sipping whiskey like moonshine, and I like fine beers such as still beer, especially rye. If anybody is interested they can find me in the woods, propped up against a log with my jug and singing, ‘I’ll hush up my mug when you fill up my jug with that good old Mountain Dew.’ Try it, darling, you’ll really like it.

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Our country’s liar-inchief is so ashamed of his cowardly decision to dodge the draft during the Vietnam War that he is now trying to take full credit for the new ‘Veterans Choice’ program that was signed into law by President Obama in 2014. Worse, Trump told this lie, which is number ten thousand five hundred or whatever since he took office, while standing on foreign soil in Japan on Memorial Day. By the way, just imagine for a minute how loud the Republicans would be screaming if President Obama was a draft dodger like Trump is and he had chosen Memorial Day for his visit to Japan, the country responsible for the deaths of many thousands of U.S. soldiers during World War II.

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I was reading a comment in Speak Your Piece about how some of the people who work in government offices in Whitesburg lie to people. The next one that lies to me, I’m going to have him or her write it down on a piece of paper. That way, by ned, I can at least try to take their job away.

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If cameras were on the police cars that were involved in that chase and shooting death, I think the public deserves to be able to see what was recorded.

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To the lady who commented about her son not getting to play much for his baseball team: First of all, lady, and this is no offense to your child, but when you are eight years old and starting out in Little League, you don’t get to play that much. I have boys who played and they went through the same thing. Some kids just don’t have the talent to play baseball, but do well at other things. I have seen your son play and he is just not a ballplayer, no offense meant to him or to you.

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Dear Speak Your Piece: I would like to see a big Boeing 747 fly right through the DEA building in Washington, D.C. It would make me feel so good. It would nearly be as good as an OxyContin 80 relieving me of my back and neck pain — nearly.

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I heard a PSA on WMMTFM about people having to eat ‘ketchup soup’ to survive. Ketchup soup is more prevalent than what people realize.

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I think it’s a travesty that coaches are being criticized for not doing it ‘the Whitesburg way’ for the first time in Letcher County sports history. Coaches should not be criticized for playing the best players on their team instead of giving all the playing time to the rich kids and the connected kids even though they didn’t deserve it. How about giving our coaches a little bit of time and a little bit of hope? Let them do it their way.

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If a country like India can come up with a plan to pave their roads with excess plastic, why in the heck can’t American come up with the same ideas? Somebody get on this. It is just stupid to see so much plastic wasted when it can be refined and used in blacktop on the roads. God bless America.

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I sure am glad someone finally did something for those little children. I told you, blondie, but you won’t listen to anybody. You have to be the stupidest person on earth to be married to someone as stupid as he is.

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America is really finding out how cheap words are.

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You ought to write something up to get them to impeach that lousy Pelosi or some of those other damn Democrats out there. They are nutballs. How are some of these people allowed to get into office and screw things up for a nation like the United States? You people in the news media ought to do something about it and get rid of the people who deserve impeachment.

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Why don’t the Democrats in Washington just shut their mouths and show us what they have?

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Women are like ticks. They are just looking for a free ride.

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To all the people out there who are criticizing our president: Think of this: You people have been given all the freebies one could hook or crook from the rich politicians who give the stuff to you for your vote and to keep control of you. Yes, to control you so that you can no longer think for yourself or have a thought of your own. I think this is where political correction comes in. They call things racist, insulting, offensive, or discriminating in order to remove all American history and religion, such as the name of our Heavenly Father. Schools can no longer teach about God and Jesus or mention their names in public. It is destroying democracy.

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Hang in there, LCC baseball coach. Don’t let the whiners bring you down. Stick to your plan and you will end up with a good team down the road. As the old baseball movie says, build it and they will come. Build your team and wins and championships will come. Don’t listen to those who know far less about the sport than you do.

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After the sheriff’s department was contacted and the sheriff was told about the man being poisoned, word got back and the man started doing really well. He was back out doing things around his farm and working the best he could in the shape he was with his back. And all you could do was throw a water bottle and hit him in the back with it and curse him like you did for all those years that he was married to you. Well, you tried to save face by having him admitted into drug rehab. He did not do drugs except for those prescribed to him and those you slipped to him unknowingly.

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Yes, I’m going to hell and I’m looking forward to it. I have to go there to get some relief.

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I was driving by Cowan Elementary School the other day and noticed they were letting the children play down by the creek. It seems to me like that’s a bad idea. Kids are bound to do something stupid sooner or later, being that far away from the school. There could be poisonous snakes there, too. Parents should say something. It’s also too close to the road.

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Collusion, collusion, but no collusion. Obstruction, obstruction, but no obstruction. Now it’s coverup, coverup. The worst enemy for the people of the United States is not North Korea, China, Iran or even Russia. The worst enemies are the elected leaders of the Democrat Party and their insatiable thirst for power and control. Vladimir Lenin would be proud of them. They’ve taken plays from his book. Thank you.

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I want to say thank you for the fact we have the best constable we have had in years. I want him to know that I appreciate him very much.

( Oops. You forgot to name the constable.)

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I want to thank our new judge, Terry Adams. He is the best thing that’s happened to Letcher County. I would like to thank every new official who went into office this year. They are all doing great.

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To the people who think the Letcher County Central High School baseball coach is all that and a bag of chips: He’s not. He couldn’t even teach the kids to swing level. They’ve lost six of seven games since five kids quit two weeks ago.

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If you take away the right of the United State of America’s citizens to own and use/ bear guns (arms), then you are going to change the basic purpose of the establishment of the USA. You would have a USA in name only — all the born USA citizens would be done away with, dead people, and the illegal immigrants would have a conquered United States of America. Why don’t the refugees of the world stay in their own country and use their own firearms to protect themselves and their own country? You can see what happens in a country where only the government is allowed to own and use firearms (guns). Guns are necessary in the defense of a way of life. God bless freedom, God bless President Trump, and to hell with our enemy.

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I played on the baseball team. And let me tell you, the coach doesn’t know the basics of baseball. My father had to scream ‘level swings’ because the players were swinging the bat like a golf club. The next day we had a practice of just swinging the bat level.

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To a certain lady working at the rec center: Pink, blue, peach, it does not matter what you wear. You are the most beautiful woman there. Thank you.

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Letcher County doesn’t have any justice. This socalled drug court is a joke. The men and women that are in it can’t get a break. The judge won’t let them. The men and women work hard to prove to the judge, but most of all to themselves, that they can do it, but the judge keeps knocking them back down. They do drug tests; some pass, some don’t. It’s hard to stop and the ones who don’t pass the drug test spend a few days in jail. Well, it doesn’t work that way for some of them. If you are drug-free for a year and you are a few minutes late for a test, you go to jail and you don’t get out. I think the governor needs to come and check out the way the drug court is being run in Letcher County.

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It’s a crying shame a realtor can buy up property and not have it mowed or maintained for two years. It makes the whole neighborhood look trashy. People have called and complained about it and are asking why the family that used to own it doesn’t do something about it. Well, it doesn’t belong to them anymore. We just wonder how the realtor can let it go that long and let it get that bad. I just wish something could be done. Thank you.

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I think all government office workers should be drug tested at least once a month, right down to the social services workers. Signed, Concerned.

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If people would check it out, they would find that it’s hard to get out of debt to these payday lending companies that do business here in Letcher County. People go there needing money a few days before they get their paycheck, but then they are never able to get out of debt with the company after that because they keep going back and borrowing more.

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