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What is it going to take to get this drug dealer and thief out of Haymond? I wish the cops would put a stop to this. This dealer has his thieving buddies to bring their stolen items there for another guy to buy and then gets the money back for drugs.

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Dear Speak Your Piece: I was coming out of Thornton Friday the 13th and, lo and behold, there was a road sign that instead of posting the speed limit said ‘Meth Mart Closing 10-5-19.’ Sure is a sign of the times.

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We draw a line in the sand; we smack them on the hand. We tell them not to do it anymore, but look what the Iranians have apparently done this time. I had a son, God rest his soul, who stayed in trouble all the time. I finally told him, ‘Listen, Jesse James did rob some of those trains.’ Mr. Trump, I think Iran needs an adjustment. How many times are we going to just smack them on the hand? Let’s bend them over our knee and wear their hindends out and let them call social services on us.

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I live in District Four and I am very disappointed in Constable Terry Perkins. He was very good at the beginning, but he has since let us down in District Four. Thank you.

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I live in the Jeremiah area down here at Letcher. I am calling because of the burning the fire department is doing down here. The people below them are getting all that black smoke. We were outside yesterday and couldn’t breathe. I came out on my deck this morning and my stuff was covered in black soot. We know it’s from burning whatever it is you’re burning out there. You are killing us down here. This has got to stop. My porch was destroyed, my deck was destroyed, and my furniture is damaged. I’m asking you all to quit burning up there. You’re a fire department and you shouldn’t be doing that, anyway.

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I live at Doty Creek and it looks like one of my sneaky neighbors is back to sneaking around and stealing my mail. He doesn’t know when to stop.

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To all you good and wonderful people out there who are paying all this money out to these lying preachers: Don’t do it. The last place in the Bible it talks about tithes is in Malachi, I think in the last chapter. Read it. And then in the New Testament, the only place you’ll find it is in the seventh chapter of Hebrews. He’s talking about the spoils of war, not your payday. Have a nice day, but don’t go to hell with that bunch of preachers.

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What’s the difference between Donald Trump and Greenland? Greenland is not for sale to the Russians.

What’s the difference between Mitch McConnell and Greenland? Greenland is not for sale to the Russians.

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I just found out today that one of our American Legion posts in Letcher County was closed down. Actually, I thought it had closed down four or five years ago. I was told a fellow from Apple Tree Branch and a couple of his friends had taken it over and made a private club out of it. Oh well, live and learn I guess.

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When Hurricane Dorian hit our friends in the Bahamas I wish our president could have shown at least a shred of compassion. Something more like the tremendous help Bush sent to Indonesia after their tsunami and Obama sent to Haiti after their earthquake. Foreigners may not realize that most Americans are not as coldhearted as our current president.

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To a certain woman who drives a Dodge car: If you don’t leave a certain married man alone his wife is going to rip your head off.

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A lady in Washington said overpopulation is a big part of our environmental problem. So why are they trying to import more people?

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I hope the newly elected magistrates and judge will vote to keep the road open that borders and divides Mr. Smith’s property. It should be kept open due to all the people that like to drive through just looking around, but mainly to have another way out of the head of the creek. That road is probably more than 100 years old and is similar to a lot of roads that are in Letcher County. I can see Mr. Smith’s side also, but for him to suggest the county government abandon, maintain, or even build another road out of the creek will not stop the problems he was describing. Thugs will still do their unlawful actions and good people will still go through that area unless the county blocks it off, then only the thugs will. It is similar to taking guns from law-abiding citizens — the unlawful will always find a way to keep or get one somewhere. Mr. Smith said he puts up gates on his property but they tear them down. What makes him think they would not tear them down if the county puts gates up across the road? Mr. Smith said he would not block it off either so what will change? If a property owner can hang no trespassing signs around his property and not be responsible for accidents why can’t the county hang signs that say travel at your own risk? You don’t see the state or federal highway departments getting sued over accidents and these crazy shooters killing people riding down the highways and interstates. It would be nice to get that road out of the creek, but I don’t see that happening in the near future. But they could maintain the road so emergency vehicles could travel it. Until that is done I know the judge or sheriff or even the magistrate could get a four-wheel-drive vehicle and would help anyone that had an emergency, so I don’t see that it would take a lot of road maintenance like everyone seems to think. It is Mr. Smith’s responsibility to keep trespassers off his property and if he can’t the sheriff should and I believe he will. The county can find the money somewhere to make that road more travelable until it can get some grant money to move it out of the creek. I guess Mr. Smith would sell them the right-of-way that the county would need.

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Two things that don’t mix are being on meth and an ATV. That was proven recently in Jenkins. The funny thing is, the Jenkins police have been warned several times about a guy being on meth and riding an ATV. They did nothing. Let’s just remember this in the next election. We need a new mayor and a new city council. What we need is a clean sweep to help us get rid of this meth problem. Thank you.

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We need to do away with socialism. We need to do away with Medicare, Social Security and food stamps. We need to get back to the traditional American values of people taking care of themselves and families taking care of their own.

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I’m 70 years old, and everybody near my age knows that everything in the Whitesburg courthouse has always been a clique. If you’re in the clique you can get away with murder. If you’re not in the clique you’re gone down the road to the big house. The Letcher County people are not as dumb as they used to be and we know the court officials knew how young that girl was. They can’t lie about it.

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In 1 Corinthians 15:35- 55, Paul explains what happens at death, using the seed planted in the ground. That seed represents the flesh being. He tells us that it is not that seed or flesh body that comes forth, but the spirited body that’s inside that returns to the Father. However, that being can have a mortal soul, which means it will die in the Lake of Fire if they are not resurrected to the higher state of having an immortal soul. That is what is taught in the verses about coming up out of the graves — John 5 — and Ezekiel 37 about the dry bones. When Jesus returns there will be a thousand years called the Lord’s Day to give the ones who haven’t the Gospel message a chance to be saved.

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I work right in Whitesburg beside an ATM, but every time I go to it to get money I can’t get any and have to go all the way to Isom. Sad, sad.

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To that certain blonde concerning that big bottle of coconut rum you and me talked about sharing: Yes, I would love to share that bottle of Bacardi with you. I would love to take you back in time and show you what a wonderful jewel you are. You know who you are and you know who I am. Anytime anywhere. We’ll pop the top and, believe me baby; I’ll take you on the ride of your life.

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I love the way husbands try to sneak around on their wives and wives sneak around on their husbands. If you’re not satisfied with what you’ve got divorce them.

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One person who has requested the fiscal court to close a portion of the Kingdom Come Creek road. This person owns hundreds of acres of land up in Kingdom Come Creek. If this road is closed this gentleman will become the owner of that entire right-of-way of a county road. If the county ever decides to reopen it they would then have to pay thousands of dollars for it to be reopened. We believe we have an honest judge and fiscal court in Letcher County. We believe they want to do the right thing. It would be a disaster to thousands of people if that road were closed. I cannot list all of the reasons because of lack of time on this phone call.

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People talk about Mexicans taking American jobs. When they are picking fruit and tomatoes they are not taking American jobs. The same people who talk about Mexicans taking American jobs eat in Mexican restaurants and that is okay. It’s okay if you have a Mexican restaurant, just don’t take jobs Americans won’t have.

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I am glad Letcher County finally has a judge who wants to do something besides put millions of dollars in a recreation center building that should have never been built. How many people want to climb a wall? They should have left the senior citizens alone and built cabins at Fishpond Lake, but, no, we had to build a rec center.

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The most impressive miracle Jesus ever performed was finding people named Luke, Matthew, Paul and John in the Middle East.

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To the Trump supporter who wants us to lay off his lord and master for a while: I’ll say whatever I feel like saying about the traitor in the White House or his disciples. Serious question: Are you really this cringingly stupid or do you just get paid to act like it?

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