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To a certain man with a certain nose whistle: You owe me a thousand dollars. You know who you are. Don’t make me call T.J. He’ll make you pay.

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Why is Highway 7 from Isom to Viper allowed to be in such bad condition? I’m 73 years old and travel five days a week on this rough road. Our state highway people should be ashamed to let this road get in such poor condition and do nothing to fix it. They closed the Red Star Bridge three days last year to fix it. You should travel it now. It’s like working a crossword puzzle to dodge the potholes. Everybody knows the election is coming up. Beware. A lot of people travel this road.

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First thing I want to say is who are you people blaming for being out of work? It’s not the president’s fault. But the blame where it belongs, on China. Take them out. And as far as the man being shot in the back seven times, all he had to do was obey what the police were telling him. When the police say halt, put your hands where the police can see them and halt. The police need to train their officers on how to kill a man without filling him full of lead. God bless America, God bless the police force, and God bless President Trump.

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I see where the Orange Man was putting down the Democratic mayor of Portland, calling him a do-nothing Democrat. But when you think about it, Donald Trump says he is working as hard as he can even though we have lost 20 million jobs permanently in the past six months. What a shame.

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The Upper Cowan School did not have a free meal program — the school where the community center is now. I went to school there for eight years and still remember how I didn’t get to eat in the lunchroom because I didn’t have the money. I didn’t make very good grades because there is not much you can learn when you have to go around hungry.

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I was calling about the festival in Isom. I don’t think they ought to have that this year. I just don’t think it’s a good idea, with people coming from surrounding counties and out-of-state.

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On Fox News last night, President Trump said Joe Biden is being controlled by people in the dark shadows. Sounds like Alzheimer’s kicking in, doesn’t it.

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Would the people who run Kingdom Come State Park promote the removal of all trees from the top of Pine Mountain and have a golf course built if they thought it would bring in a few dollars to this area?

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It’s funny that you pay a bill to Appalachian Wireless and they have towers everywhere but you don’t get a signal. You pay for Internet and all this data but you can’t even make a phone call. I have just tried making a call 10 times without success. If there is any other phone company out there that is better than this, please feel free to put that company’s name in Speak Your Piece. I am so done with Appalachian Wireless.

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I really don’t have anything to put in Speak Your Piece, but I would like to get something in the paper about our memorial service at the Levi Cantrell Cemetery in Pound, Virginia. We usually have people from Kentucky coming over here, but we are canceling it for this year because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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How bad is Donald Trump’s America? Just take a good look at all the bad that has happened to Letcher County in the short time since the Trump family took over Washington and Trump-lovers took over our county government. People are leaving Letcher County in droves and jobs are now fewer in Letcher County than at any point since the railroad came here in 1912. Abandoned houses are falling down and nothing is being done to clean them up. Our roadsides and creek banks are more filthy with litter now than ever before. Meth addiction is rampant and tearing apart the fabric of what is left of our county. Our long-planned and long-promised federal prison has been taken from us by the Trump administration. Meanwhile, our Republican county judge and magistrates appear helpless and out of their league while they say and do absolutely nothing about the new problems we are facing. Are you really better off in Letcher County today than you were four years ago?

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So, after five months Letcher County is back in school and it looks like very little has changed. Oh, we’re online because of a deadly virus, but the old class system is still in place. In the schools where there aren’t enough Chromebooks to go round, the staff thanks the parents and students for being so understanding if their child didn’t get one. ‘Oh, little so and so has a phone. They will be fine.’ Except it’s not fine. The kids that didn’t get Chromebooks are getting cut out of a significant portion of class and will inevitably fall behind. I guess that’s OK because the kids who count got one, or their parents could buy one. Just like everything else, it’s what their last name is. Proving that the caste system is alive and well.

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Now we find out the truth about why Jerry Falwell Jr. has been supporting Donald Trump for these last several years. Sexual perversion on the part of both men is the common thread. Since this is a family newspaper I’m sure they won’t allow me to say what the two men have in common, but if you’re a Christian you need to Google the name Jerry Falwell Jr. and see what he and his wife and pool boy have been doing. Can you imagine some of the conversations Falwell and Trump have had in the many telephone calls to each other? Pure perversion. How true Christians fall for this stuff I will never understand.

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What’s on my mind is down on Adams’s Branch. People know who you are and people know what you do. So, no, you are not hiding from anybody. And when they come knocking on the door they are coming to see you. Whatcha gonna do when they come for you? We know who you are and what you are selling.

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Well, I’m confused. Our Cheeto president says that if we don’t re-elect him there will be rioting in our cities. But this is going on right now, while he’s out golfing.

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A certain fellow says he’s a Christian but has people overdosing in his house. The Bible teaches me that the man is the head of the house, so whatever happens in that house he is accountable for. You need to get all the junk away from your house. People are listening and people are watching. I believe social services should do a little listening and watching, too.

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To a certain man: You are an evil piece of trash. First you tell your son you are going to give him your house, but since you found out that he has cancer you told him he doesn’t need to come up here — that he’d be better off in Florida. As long as I have a roof over my head he can come home anytime he wants. I thought I hated you before, but after he told me this I hate you from the pits of my soul.

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Democrats, I highly recommend suicide.

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If you’re wondering why so many prominent Republicans are coming out in favor of Vice President Biden, it’s because they hate to see their party being the puppets of Vladimir Putin.

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The magistrates and the county judge better watch out if they put that fire tax on our property. If they put that tax on we will vote every one of them out of office.

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I thought all that talk about them trying to close the post offices was just the Democrats trying to scare us Republicans. Yesterday I got an e-mail message from the UPS asking if I would be willing to pay more for an alternative postal service. It looks like UPS is out to close down the Postal Service, too. The Democrats may be right.

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I had a friend whose son was on CNN saying that COVID-19 wasn’t all that bad even though it affected his family and put his father in the hospital. Now that his dad is out he can’t eat or swallow and can barely walk and now he’s having to go back in the hospital. It nearly kills someone and they say it doesn’t bother them that much? That is being blind to reality.

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Judge Adams, you and the magistrates better watch out before you start putting a $30 increase on our property tax. We voted you in and we can certainly vote you out the next time. I called Letcher for help and they wouldn’t even come, saying they couldn’t get a crew together.

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Warning to all hunters: Beware of what our county government is promoting. These rally races on the Little Shepherd Trail, which passes through the Hensley Wildlife Management Area, can only disturb the wildlife that lives there and affect our hunting opportunities. Also, the closures planned for this road put it off-limits at that time for scouting and hunting opportunities that are in season. I don’t think this road was ever meant to be a racetrack, but rather a scenic drive for people out to enjoy the beauty that our county has to offer. So to all hunters who enjoy the opportunities of this wonderful, beautiful place: Beware, this is the beginning of another one of our public hunting areas being encroached upon and it will eventually be lost.

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The shrubs at the large home next to the Peggy Hidvigi Bridge in the Upper Bottom are so overgrown they scratch my car when I drive by. The trees now hang so low they get caught in the top of my vehicle. But the most important issue with the overgrown shrubs is the safety issue. Those shrubs block the views to see oncoming traffic, both around the narrow turn and across the one-lane bridge. We are all lucky we have had no head-on collisions or accidents there. It is such a safety hazard not be able to see whether you need to stop for oncoming traffic. This is not safe for those driving into or out of the neighborhood.

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Hey, ignoramus, tell me one thing that Donald Trump has done for anybody other than the higher-ups. And hey, stupid, don’t you realize that Kennedy was a Democrat?

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I have recently given a lot of thought to the road rally racing on Pine Mountain. I definitely see the need to bring money into our county, and our elected officials are grasping at straws to do this. However, I feel the road rally racing idea is not the one to do this — especially in one of the county’s most awesome natural areas. I don’t think people really realize how many people come to our county each year to enjoy its natural beauty and serenity. These people are trying to escape from the noise and congestion of urban life. They hike places like Bad Branch Falls, Pine Mountain Trail and Fishpond Lake. They drive to places like Little Shepherd Trail and other back-roads, and they do this throughout the area. Aside from Pine Mountain and Little Shepherd Trail, the coal companies have left pretty much the rest of our county in despair. However, these already-damaged areas can be capitalized on, too. These should be the places for road races and ATV parks, not Little Shepherd Trail.

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The people who run Mountain Breeze Apartments should check into a certain tenant who is said to be selling drugs there. This is wrong and it should be checked out. Thank you.

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It looks like my prediction that our president would jack up the number of deaths to 200,000 before the election was a good one. So here’s another: 300,000 by the end of the year.

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People in Letcher County better wake up; their power bill is going up again. Our telephone bill is going up again, too. They better vote for Trump if they don’t want their bill to keep on rising. I’ll vote for Trump any day of the week. People better wake up. He is helping the American people. People who are against Trump are crazy.

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Trump’s attempt to bankrupt the Postal Service I can live with. But Trump’s plan to bankrupt Social Security in three years I can’t live with. What happens if he bankrupts Social Security? I’m not a Democrat or a Republican, I’m just a Joe Blow who doesn’t want Social Security bankrupted. Watch out, my friends.

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Why hasn’t the big green Huey been flying around Doty Creek, Adams’s Branch, and Carbon Glow? Just goes to show you they’re not going to do anything, anyhow. As long as the coronavirus is here they aren’t going to catch anybody. It looks like these people can grow and smoke their weed freely from now on.

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The Confederate flag does not represent racism. The stars on that flag represent the states that fought in the Civil War, but the Black Lives Matter people don’t care. All they want to do is make is southern white people look like we are trash. It’s time we take this country back. They need to take all these Black Lives Matter people and throw them in jail. I’m for Donald Trump.

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Mitch McConnell doesn’t care anything about the people of Letcher County and eastern Kentucky and goes around telling lies on Amy McGrath. We all know Mitch McConnell has failed us. He is the reason why we have no jobs here in Letcher County and the reason why we don’t have any coal mines working. Mitch McConnell has about killed everything, including the logging business. I think it’s time we get rid of him and give someone else a chance.

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To the ginseng thief who called me a little punk: I’m not a little punk; I’m a big punk. When you filthy pieces of trash go out here and steal people’s ginseng it is the same as breaking into their houses. And yes I will take care of business. And you having that camera on your car? Thanks for telling me.

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Some people go to the fiscal court meetings just wanting something. They better be thinking before they give them what they want. The people have an opinion, too, and when the court members go to putting taxes on people for fire protection they may not have jobs themselves. We can sure vote them out.

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I wonder how many remember when all the millionaire and billionaire TV evangelists got on their private jets and flew to Washington and laid hands on Donald Trump and declared he was God? Wonder what stood all the churches up? Why is Putin running the churches and our president? I’m waiting on the answer.

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Dear Speak Your Piece: I am asking Walmart and the dollar stores and the other places like that to charge the people double who watch for the trucks carrying the Lysol spray and Lysol wipes to arrive so they can then buy those products up before they ever even hit the shelves. Thank you.

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The one thing I can totally agree with is when I heard the chant ‘Black Lives Matter’ on the streets outside the Republican National Convention. Everything else I heard at the Republican convention was a bunch of bull.

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We elected Todd Depriest to be the mayor of Jenkins. He is not enforcing the city’s ordinances. His sole job is to enforce the laws that are on the books. When you do not enforce the ordinances, that is called insubordination. The attorney general says that is grounds for impeachment. So, Todd, you better get on the ball and start enforcing these ordinances that are on the books. Thank you.

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There’s a well-documented report of Trump once again using his political office to once again make money for his private businesses, but my neighbor says people are just picking on him. When Jesus threw the money-changers out of the temple and said they were making it a den of thieves, was Jesus just picking on the money-changers? I think my neighbor would probably say so.

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What’s on my mind is I would like for the Whitesburg City Police or the Kentucky State Police to investigate the pimping out of woman right out in the open in Whitesburg. This is prostitution and it is going on in the city limits of Whitesburg. Why is no one doing anything about this?

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The March on Washington had two things on President Trump. One, they did have a packed crowd; he did not. Two, nothing but the truth was being spoken; Trump never did speak the truth.

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‘Does anyone believe there will be less violence in America if Donald Trump is re-elected?’ This quote from Joe Biden is the best yet when it comes to describing

Donald Trump’s America and all the problems he has brought to our great country over the past few years. I used to think the Trump-works-for-Putin idea was something for conspiracy theorists, but you really have to start wondering just how much money the Trump companies really have gotten from communist Russia. Trump will go down in history as being the first known traitor to hold the office of president. For the good of our country we had better pray hard that he doesn’t get another term in office.

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I know one thing for sure: the 180,000-plus people who have died because of the virus are not better off than they were four years ago. Neither are the 30,000,000-plus who have lost their jobs.

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Shame on Donald Trump for comparing low-income, working class people like those who live in the Whitesburg Housing Project to murderers and rapists. Shame on him for saying that people who live in such a place shouldn’t be located near a higher class neighborhood like Westwood. ‘I ended where they build a low-income housing project right near your neighborhood’ are the words Trump just now told Laura Ingraham on Fox News. I now believe that Trump is trash, especially when you compare him to my mother who had us in church twice a week and when we were growing up in the housing project. I can’t believe I just heard these words come out of his mouth. He has lost my vote. When I was growing up in the project it never occurred to me to walk up to Westwood and rape or kill someone. Sign me a proud man who grew up in the housing project.

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