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To the man in Jenkins who is threatening to burn me out and rob me and things of that nature: I want you to know my soundbox is in a DVR and that everything you say is being recorded. You have a nice life if it’s possible.

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I was so proud of the Letcher County School Board for protecting lives by calling off school because of dangerous road conditions. What happened? The worst health crisis in a hundred years and you allow in-person attendance and require school personnel to be present even when it’s only virtual. How many Letcher County families have been adversely affected by this decision? I personally know of several. In my opinion you should be removed from your offices and held legally responsible for your dangerous decisions. There is no good reason to subject students and personnel to potentially fatal contact for whatever pitiful reasons you deceive yourselves with. You should doublecheck to see if CDC recommendations are being complied with. I don’t think they are. I think you are both legally and morally wrong.

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My wife and I would like to thank the people at the Whitesburg ARH emergency room for the help and service they gave us December 23 after we were coming out of a car wreck. You were really great. We really thank you and the paramedics. Each one of you is an angel. Thank you.

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My wife and I would like to thank the people in the emergency room at the Pikeville Medical Center, especially the nurses in the trauma center. You guys are terrific. You really showed me and my wife what good nurses are all about. We really appreciate the help and the thoughts and prayers you gave us. We really appreciate you people, and we love all of you. Thank you very much.

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I would like to speak a word to the fiscal court of Letcher County. I think we have the worst magistrates and judge our county has ever had. The roads all over McRoberts — Tom Biggs, Little Tom Biggs, Chopping Branch, Sheas Fork — were solid ice and we couldn’t get any scraping or any salt or any other help whatsoever. All the other fiscal courts always made sure our roads were scraped. We were homebound for four days and couldn’t get out of our house because the roads were solid ice. I think the magistrates or judge should do something.

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It’s not complicated; it’s really simple. Joe Biden and the Democrat Party can be described in just one sentence — pro-abortion and anti-gun.

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If John Calipari didn’t dislike zone defense so much, he probably would have won two or three more national championship trophies. In the Louisville game, we played a zone defense in the first half and stayed even with them. In the second half we went back into our manto man defense and it was layup city again for the opposing offense.

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Dear Speak Your Piece: While it is more than just a little entertaining to read all these tearful comments from whiny Trump supporters, it can also be boring. After the Trump-hating Democrats and the never- Trump Republicans gave us five years of funny comments because of all the crazy and criminal stuff Trump and his cronies were doing, there’s not much entertainment in reading the complaints about the events occurring and normal administration run by a good and honest man.

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Instead of pushing for gasoline taxes to be raised in Letcher County, our fiscal court members should be worrying about taking care of our roads this winter.

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All you Dummy-crats are going to get what you deserve over the next four years. But it’s a shame us decent human beings have to suffer right along with you.

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There is such a thing as economic treason. If justice was served, these people should be behind bars for economic treason: Biden, Harris, Schumer, Pelosi, Schiff, Comey, Nadler, Sharpton, Obama, Soros and Zuckerberg. Birds of a feather flock together.

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What a shame it is that the mouth of a Democrat has no control over what comes out of the brain. It has to say it.

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What’s on my mind is I would like to give a fellow down in the Blackey area a wakeup call: If you bring your pills back over into our neighborhood wheeling and dealing, they are going to be filming you and that film will be given to the state police and they will put your sorry hind-end in jail. I’m talking about the fellow in a small truck.

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Who is over the sex offenders list in Letcher County? I know one who was charged with raping a small child, and the child is still around him quite often.

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Talk about hypocrisy. Pelosi and her bunch called for defunding our police, but now she wants more protection for herself. And then in the media’s way of Marxism, they want to cause division in this country.

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My advice for you wild turkey hunters who want some game to hunt this spring is to go out and kill these coyotes. That way they won’t be killing all the game and livestock.

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This is the old cat killer letting the person who asked about me that I am doing fine. March is kill thy neighbor’s cat month. Love you all. Have a great big old bowwow meow day.

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I’m surprised by how McConnell and the other Republicans in Washington don’t want the poor people getting more stimulus money. I can’t believe how they let one person like McConnell control everything.

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The General Accounting Office says Congress still has over a trillion dollars from the last stimulus bill that has not been spent. Yet now they are asking for almost two-trillion more dollars.

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I would like to say there are unwritten rules in business. When someone has something on you, they are going to use that on you. They won’t bring it up, but they’ll look you straight in the eyeball and say, ‘I’ll nail your hind-end to the wall if you want me too, because I’ve got the goods on you and I’ve got the film on you.’ That’s the way it is with Biden and his boy. When he goes to sit down in front of China’s president or Putin, they are going to look him in the eye and say, ‘We can publish this with your approval when we were giving your boy this money. So when you are looking me in the eye, just keep that in mind.’ I’m sure the negotiations will work a lot better that way. It’s worked that way for me for 41 years. I’ve seen it in both federal and state governments. That’s an unwritten rule, but it’s there.

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Coal miners are number one people, both union and nonunion. They risk their lives every day to get that coal out of the ground for their families. What I don’t understand is the women out whoring around while their man is underground working in the mine. My husband was a coal miner and I love him. Thank you.

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President Biden’s climate czar, John Kerry, has a private jet with a carbon emission footprint that about 25 to 30 times larger than the average American. He is fighting hard against fossil fuels, and I believe he is in favor of China remaining on developing nation status until 2030 while that country continues to build as many as 300 coal-fired power plants. Speaking of coal, John Kerry married a very influential and very rich member of the Heinz family, and I think part of their wealth came from the coal industry. If I am not mistaken, they owned the Blue Diamond Coal Company in Letcher County at one time. No, not all Democrats are hypocrites, but all hypocrites are Democrats. Thank you.

(Blue Diamond Coal Company was founded in 1916 by Alexander Bonnyman Sr. of Knoxville, Tennessee. The Bonnyman family owned the company until 1998, when it was sold to the Leeco Division of James River Coal Company.)

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To the Jenkins mayor: When are you going to make a certain family quit parking 99 vehicles beside of the road or right out in the road? You can’t see up the hill and you can’t see down the road. We will remember you when you are up for reelection. This is my last comment about this matter.

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Joe Biden issued approximately four dozen executive orders during his first 10 days as president, eliminating the need for Congress, with one order stating that government agencies must buy all-American, union-made electric vehicles. I don’t believe that an all-Americanmade by-union-workers electric vehicle exists yet, and that should tell us that most of his executive orders amount to nothing but a lot of Democrat B.S. paper.

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Isn’t simply amazing at how the greedy big corporations want to do things that aren’t right? Take the baby food. Four major companies have been selling baby food with high levels of toxic heavy metals in them. What is wrong with the people who run these companies? They need to be penalized to where it hurts. God bless America.

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If I am a Republican and I want to be a Christian, how can I love God and support hate like that which was done on January 6 when the terrorists killed the Capitol police officer and others? Should I be half-religious and half-supporting of killing people?

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What ’s wrong Letcher County today is too many parents have taught their children down through the generations how to deal drugs and corrupt the food stamp and SSI programs. And we sit back and wonder why kids are stealing everything that’s not nailed down? It all comes back to the mom and dad.

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In response to protesting the national anthem: First, I condemn the raid on the Capitol; it was deplorable. I started watching Trump’s speech but turned it off just as soon as Trump started throwing Vice President Mike Pence under the bus. Second, I condemn anyone — whether they are black, white, or brown — who doesn’t stand for the national anthem. These old cemeteries are full of veterans who stood up for our country. I condemn the killing of George Floyd. One bad-apple cop turned this country upside down. Maybe I am old fashioned, but I believe in the flag, anthem and the constitution. I don’t care if it’s the NBA, NFL, MLB or college sports, just stand up for the anthem. Third, I condemn all extremists — KKK, QAnon, Proud Boys, and Black Lives Matter.

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Doesn’t anyone else think it’s weird that school children aren’t allowed to go to school, but they are allowed to play basketball games every night of the week?

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It’s amazing how some people use their back porch to sell oxycodone and meth from. Who do they think they are fooling?

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Every Saturday morning I turn on my TV to watch some wrestling, but all I get is this Appalachian Wrestling junk. It’s the same old junk on there every time, the same old reruns over and over. When I was growing up, we had Mid- Continental Wrestling and the Continental Wrestling Federation. Now, they have the silly AMW. When are they going to put some good wrestling back on TV?

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Those Democrats are absolutely crazy. Instead of fighting the Republicans they are out trying to fight poverty and help people. What’s going on here?

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The Whitesburg ARH needs to start monitoring the social media accounts of its employees. It doesn’t look good on our hospital when some of its supposedly educated workers send out racist memes depicting President Biden as an Asian in a disgustingly stereotypical way. I don’t want a woman who would send out trash like this having anything to do with the healthcare of me, my children, or my parents. Shame on this woman and shame on ARH for putting up with this type of hate coming from one of its public representatives.

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Did anyone see all those jets making the lines in the sky today? I wonder what that’s all about. Is that aliens coming after us, you reckon?

(What you saw were jet contrails. They generally show up when a jet is flying at altitudes — usually greater than five miles high — where the outside temperature is 40 degrees below zero. During the cold winter months, however, jets don’t have to fly as high to reach the minus-40 and below temperatures, meaning that contrails from more jets will be visible in clear winter skies than we see in clear summer skies.)

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I saw on the news where they want you to wear as many as three of those masks at a time. In case you’re coming to check to see if we’re wearing them or not, I live in the head of a hollow where a lot of other people live. The farther up this hollow you get the meaner the people are. Just thought I’d throw that out there in case you come and check.

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I want to tell you about the true intelligence of many in the Republican Party. Last week in Speak Your Piece someone was crying about paying $2.25 for a gallon of gas, while last year — under Trump — we paid $2.47 a gallon. I guess he or she doesn’t like saving 22 cents a gallon. Wah, wah, wah.

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Monroe Brock was the kindest and most caring guy I knew, and Letcher County has lost a good man after his death. He would stick his thumb out to hitch a ride, but even if you didn’t stop and give him a lift he would smile and wave at you. If we all had the heart Monroe had, Letcher County would be a much better place to live. It’s our loss, but heaven’s gain.

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The greatest trick technology companies ever played was persuading society to surveil itself.

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Donald Trump is a very smart person. He declined the offer to testify at his impeachment trial. It is obvious why he would not want to do so. He would have to put his hand on the Bible and swear to tell the truth. We all know he is not capable of ever telling the truth. The truth may set you free but in his case the truth would incriminate him.

We the good people of Letcher County are very excited to see if this will be printed in your paper. This comment is for the circuit judge, district judge, commonwealth’s attorney, and sheriff. We the good people are seeking answers as to why the guy is not in jail after being caught in possession of more than two pounds of meth, numerous pills and guns? Is it because of who he is and how many votes are in his family? There’s a Black guy in jail who is charged with a crime less than possessing two pounds of meth. Why haven’t you all let him out? You have a healthcare worker and her co-defendant with sexual charges and intimidation charges running free. What about the florist whose sexual misconduct charges got reduced to a mere harassment charge? What about the schoolteacher a couple years ago who was facing sexual charges against a student? What I find funny is the same attorney is defending all these cases. In all my years of living, I never thought Perry Mason existed. And Sheriff, in case nobody told you, all these little casinos with these poker machines are illegal. And yes, Sheriff, cockfighting is illegal in Kentucky, meaning it is illegal in Letcher County, too. Why do you think they come here from Virginia to do it? Sheriff, we the good people of Letcher County expect you to drain these cesspools. This message is also being sent to the FBI’s field office in Pikeville.

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You can kiss America goodbye. Our nation was created by the people and for the people, but our nation has been stolen from the American people by the Democrat destroyers. When Trump was in office, he made America great again. He gave the American people hope again from what the Democrats had destroyed when Obama was in office. America cannot stand under the Democrats’ evil policies. You can mark it down, in the next four years under the Democrats this nation will sink like a rock. The Democrats will stop at nothing to destroy our nation, our freedom, and our decency. The American people knew this; that is why we voted for Trump. No person in their right mind would want to go back to the misery and suffering that the Democrats put us through. America was a great nation, but the Democrats destroyed it.

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Dear Letcher County Judge/Executive Terry Adams and Magistrate Benny McCall: Please explain to the people of McRoberts why the county hasn’t scraped or salted a single road in McRoberts this winter. Given your complete lack of assistance last week, we McRoberts residents are left hoping predictions of this newest storm are wrong. If not, we might be stuck up here for a week or more if we have to depend on you two men for help.

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