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I hope the new board of Letcher Fire and Rescue has asked for a complete audit of the financial matters for the past years. These kinds of actions should not be taken lightly or swept under a rug. This is serious and could have put the health and well-being of the entire community at risk. We thank the Letcher County Fiscal Court for taking action in assisting to secure funds to help Letcher Fire and Rescue pay the ridiculous high interest loans and get an interest rate that is manageable. Our hope is that those that are still there will continue serving the people.

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God bless America. Democrats, you need to slow your roll. The president has the right to withhold money from any country he wants to and for any reason. You all have tried to tear this man down any way you possibly could. Maybe the Republicans aren’t ready for him to step down — did you ever think about, Democrats? My God, look what you’ve done in history. And then you come out against a man who is building America back up? You are barking up the wrong tree.

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I’ve been looking for a place to take a polygraph test for about two or three months, but can’t find one. I know the people who read this paper are a lot smarter than I am, and I would appreciate it if any of them could tell me of such a place. If so, please put the phone number in the paper. I thank you very much.

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It was stunning to see Halfway to Hazard pushed off the stage so quickly on the Mountain Heritage Festival’s Saturday night. One of the most enthusiastic and largest crowds in many years was shortchanged. Just as curious was Friday night’s main act, beginning at 9 p.m., while Saturday’s main act began at 8 p.m. and ended a little after 9. That’s pretty early for Whitesburg’s biggest night of the year.

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As hard as it is to turn the other cheek, we Americans who believe in our constitution, respect the rule of law, and don’t want a federal government that takes care of only billionaires should find it in our hearts to forgive our friends, relatives, and neighbors who voted for Donald Trump for president in 2016, especially since his opponent was the weak Hillary Clinton. But when it comes to the 2020 election for president, we should hold accountable those who still support this biggest criminal to ever live in the White House — Trump —if they vote for Trump again. Any person who votes for Trump in 2020 is voting to destroy our democracy. It is that plain and simple. A vote for Trump is a vote against the future of the United States of America.

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Dear Speak Your Piece: I would like the people and the police to know what a hard time and hardship they have put on people with legitimate pain problems. If you can get into a legitimate pain doctor’s office you are lucky. Even if you do have a legitimate pain problem they drug-test you every month you go in and they pill-count you every month. They can call you at random once a year and you may have to drive two hours to get to the doctor. They don’t care. You better not get hurt in any way that you would need a narcotic pain medicine.

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Just to prove that the women coming here from foreign countries are coming here to get everything they can for free, most of those women sent back to Mexico to wait for their hearing date were more than eight months’ pregnant.

(Are you referring to the number of pregnant women sent back to wait for their asylum hearings or the number of women in general? As of October 4, more than 40,000 migrants had been sent back to Mexico since January to await their asylum hearings. Of that number, 18 were documented as being pregnant. Are you saying half of the 18 were more than eight months’ pregnant?)

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I’m a concerned citizen here in Letcher County and I would like to know what’s going on with our magistrates on the fiscal court. They won’t work on cemeteries now or do anything else. There’s a woman on the court who is just a yes-woman for the judge. None of the other magistrates will do anything, either. You can ask them and they will say, ‘Well, I’ll000 try.’ I think something needs to be done about our county and the shape it’s in. We need a new court system so we can get rid of this magistrate bunch. The judge is no good either. And I thank you for your time.

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I went to a friend’s house last night to see if he had any aluminum cans and he said he didn’t after I saw him give a certain greedy person the aluminum cans he was supposed to be saving to give to me. That just goes to show you how greedy some people are.

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Howdy, folks. Here’s a suggestion that might come in handy. We all run into people who aggravate or irritate us. But often our thoughts and feelings about another person are negative because we are already stressed or irritated about something else in our own lives. So we tend to project our feelings out onto the people around us. Next time you have negative thoughts about a person, try this: Try to find something positive about that person. Might be difficult, but try it. Think of something to give that person a compliment. Even if it’s ‘That’s a nice shirt you’re wearing’ or just giving the other person a smile. What this does is get those negative emotions out of your head instead of just dwelling on them. So next time you’re out and about, give these suggestions a try. It might just make your day go better. Thank you.

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We all know that teenagers are very impressionable. But did you know that the news media and others play on the emotions of these young people to push their agendas such as the Second Amendment and climate change?

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I wish I could buy Hillary Clinton for what she’s worth and sell her for what she thinks she’s worth.

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This goes to a certain bunch in Whitco: All of you in the house draw a check, get food stamps, sell your mother’s pills, and keep your pharmacy in your gun cabinet downstairs. You are living high on the hog.

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Certain people are living well on the check a son draws from his dead daddy while they sit there and cook up their meth. They better watch out because they are being watched.

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Donald Trump is such lying liar that he is now claiming to have even started the phrase ‘fake news.’ What a joke. That term was regularly applied to made-up stories appearing on social media years before Donald Trump became president. You’ve got to hand it to Trump; he has no shame when it comes to claiming credit for things he had nothing to do with starting. Trump believes he is a better man today than Jesus was back in his day. Unfortunately, many of Trump’s cult followers believe that, too, and even hold him in much higher regard than they do the Son of God. Sad.

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I thought all of these church cliques were old news by now — you know, the ones where one family runs it all. It is no wonder that so few people are attending this one certain church. We went through this same thing with the last four pastors and I thought that was all over with.

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To the caller or callers who claim to hate the Democratic Party: If the Democrats and what they stand for bother you so bad, then you should immediately surrender your Social Security, your Medicare/ Medicaid, your food stamps, your right to a fair minimum wage, your health care, and pretty much all the other safety nets and protections you have courtesy of the Democrat Party. Don’t be hypocritical and accept all the things the Democrat Party has worked for over the years to help the middle class, the working class and the poor; be a big man — or a big woman — and give all those benefits back to the government. Sadly, you are probably too ignorant to even realize that Social Security and the other programs like it would not even be here today if not for the Democrats.

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A question that needs to be asked and answered: What has happened to the money at Letcher Fire and Rescue? Thank you.

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I was at a funeral in Whitesburg. The funeral home had a window air-conditioner stuck in the wall, and it was so loud you could not hear anything anyone was saying. When they went to prayer we could not hear and when they read the obituary we could not hear. We could not hear one thing they were saying, even though it was a small crowd. They need to update their funeral home. Have they not heard of central air?

. Trump has not broken any laws. He is having to endure the same bull he did with the collusion nonsense. I hate to hear these commie creeps mention anything about our constitution and hiding behind our constitution being the criminals these people are who are trying to stop a great president from making a better country — a country that’s not run by communists. You watch what happens to Adam Schiff. He’s going to go first. That will straight this stuff up quick.

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Look out, you metaphorical chicken mites and dung beetles of the Democrat Party. The boss henny and head jackass have made the boy elephant mad. He is circling his herd. An elephant is slow to anger, hard to stop, and never forgets. Hang on, people, we’re going to have a crap-slinging time.

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So, the traitor-in-chief has now attempted to solicit election interference from no less than five foreign nations, and yet, the fake ‘patriots’ in the Republican Party commit treason by continuing to support him. It›s way past time for Americans to stand up for this country; outlaw the former GOP, and offer every last one of Trump›s enablers their choice: take an immediate and permanent one-way trip to Russia or be immediately hanged right where they stand. If Trump›s behavior is acceptable to you, you are a certified traitor to the United States, the American people, and the human race, and you need to be dealt with as such, quickly, decisively, and permanently.

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Dear Mitch McConnell: If you are going to watch 88 percent of coal mining jobs disappear, with what are you trying to replace them?

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God says in Genesis 8:22 that while the earth remains seed-time and harvest and cold and heat and summer and winter and day and night shall not cease. I believe that God exists and that He has the power to make whatever He says happen. The following verse mentions things that shall happen. Remember, this was written many years ago. Matthew 24:7: ‘For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in diverse places.’ If you watch the news these things are happening, plus a lot more such as hurricanes and tornadoes. The worst is the violence and the lawlessness often caused by leaders squandering their country’s resources. All these things are birth things of a new heaven and earth age. The one world government is going to happen next.

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Teachers are going to flock to the polls in droves to vote for Andy Beshear for governor, thinking he cares for them. He doesn’t. All he cares about is making the state of Kentucky another Las Vegas. His dad tried for eight years to get gambling and failed. One of the things he did do is spend the teachers’ retirement. Beshear, if he wins, will use the teachers again when he says if he can get gambling he will use it for the teachers’ pensions.

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Hey, so-called preacher man, your mother lived through her operation and I thank God for that and a lot of other people do, too. I don’t know if you do or not. You are as cold as ice, preacher man, but you will heat up like fire if you are not very careful. They are going to have to do radiation on the rest of the cancer that was in her lungs. It’s too close to her heart for them to take it out. Hey, preacher man, did you ever teach repentance in your church — that a person can repent and all his or her sins are forgiven? They are wiped away, the slate cleaned. How about your plate, is it wiped clean? I doubt it.

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To the EMS employee who was so impaired at a certain business: I hope you seek help soon. You are putting any person who may need your help at risk. You could barely keep your eyes open or walk, and this is such a shame. What is even worse is that a law-enforcement officer sat and watched this and did not intervene. That officer just endangered all the people as well. He is a fraud.

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