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Who is the genius behind hiring the new basketball coach at Letcher County Central? When are the people at LCC going to leave the retired alone and stop trying to live in the past?

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The police were informed in September that a couple were using a four-year-old to make pornography, so they wait over six months to make an arrest?

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I would like to speak my piece about a certain business in Jenkins, which would do a lot more business if the employees there would learn to stay off their phones. Thank you very much.

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Joe Biden has been in office for a hundred days. What has he done during that time that has been constructive about anything?

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I can’t imagine what our police departments — state, city and county — must go through with all the druggies here. I moved back here and was shocked to death to learn of all the meth and fentanyl that is going on. Please pray for our police who must deal with all these nutjobs out there. And it’s not just the young people using it, I have found out.

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The idea that a president of the United States attempting to commit treason with the leader of Ukraine is nothing more than exercising his First Amendment right is such a perfect example of how seriously confused Republicans typically are. It would be funny were it not so serious and serious were it not so funny. But to show no hard feelings I’m glad the writer survived drinking bleach and shoving very powerful lights up his, uh, ear canals.

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Another note to the certain girl who used to live on Cowan: Did you think about the message I left for you in Speak Your Piece? If you’re still interested in lighting up a fire, then just burn hot.

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Hey, blondie on Dry Fork, I sure would like to give you that ride I offered you. Next time you see me, ask me about it.

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Just wanted to thank The Eagle for printing these stories on your looking back page about Doc Taylor, the Red Fox. While I have known some about the events at Pound Gap, I had never read about it in the entertaining way that Jadon Gibson puts it. So, just keep up the good work.

I was just wondering if anybody out there knows if anybody has the job of cutting the grass on the Colson Cemetery. I have been up there cutting some myself and didn’t know if anyone would be cutting or not. I didn’t want to take anyone’s job, so if anyone knows anything about this, please let me know. If not, I’ll just keep cutting.

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How many of you have noticed the new license plates on the cars nowadays? They have taken God’s name off them. Wonder who gets the credit for that one.

(As has been the case since January 2011, Kentucky automobile owners have the option of buying a license plate with the words ‘In God We Trust’ on it. The cost is the same as the regular “Unbridled” plate.)

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Making a correction from the April 21 edition of The Mountain Eagle. The article said Winston Lee had been coaching for three years at Letcher County Central High School. He was the coach for four seasons at Letcher County Central. His first season was 2017-18. Thank you very much.

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I am calling from North Carolina. Would you find out if there is going to be a Jenkins Homecoming Days festival this year and put it in the paper? I’ll look for the answer in the paper. Thanks.

(At the April meeting of the Jenkins City Council, Mayor Todd Depriest said the town is considering holding the festival again this year but was awaiting more guidance from state government. We will keep you up to date in future editions.)

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All three major stock indexes are up over 25 percent in just the six months since election day. Those of us who have equities in our retirement accounts are happy to have a president working so hard to get us out of the Trump Recession.

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Joe Biden is trying to take credit for this vaccine, which he had absolutely nothing to do with. Over a million people had already had the vaccine when he took office. Washington and the news media are full of pathological liars.

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To the mayor of Jenkins: We have a problem with these people on the trash trucks leaving trash in our yards and on the roads. We need this problem fixed. Come on, Mayor, you need to man-up and fix the situation.

A certain man needs to mind his own business and quit running from house to house trying to get something to eat. Take care of your own business and you’ll be doing what you need to do. Thank you.

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When the Republican-controlled Supreme Court stopped the vote in the year 2000 you didn’t hear the Republicans screaming to count all the votes. The Supreme Court stopped the counting and gave the election to George W. Bush and Al Gore didn’t cry. He licked his wounds and went on. How come Donald Trump can’t get over the election like Al Gore did? Gore really did have the election stolen from him and he didn’t cry. Donald Trump did try to steal the election and he is still crying.

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To the genius who called in two or three weeks ago claiming that another caller was wrong to comment on Donald Trump’s latest scandal of fleecing his donors for at least $64 million and to also mention that Trump had gotten into legal trouble for the fraudulent Trump University and for illegally using money from his own charity: You lied when you said Donald Trump was cleared of any wrongdoing by the Mueller Investigation. When you phoned in or e-mailed your lying comment, you had to have known that Trump was fined $2 million for misusing charitable funds donated to his foundation, and that Trump agreed to pay $25 million to students he ripped off at now-defunct Trump University. The caller you criticized brought up three areas of clear wrongdoing by Don the Con, and not one of them had a thing to do with Robert Mueller and his investigation and subsequent report. You should apologize to the caller you attempted to insult by calling him or her Inspector Gadget.

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To the caller who said,

Looks like the new president has started off destroying the country and bringing more divide to all of us’: If right-wingers like you would shut your lying mouths, there would be a lot less ‘divide.’ Americans need to flush your kind down the toilet with the rest of the waste.

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I like the stand your ground law. That way you just take two 90-round clips and tape them together. You talk about our genes getting into them and getting the cancer out. Don’t you have to get in the DNA? That’s a mighty thing to be poking at. Talk about unionizing. Well, unions are all right for the union leaders and the politicians. You talk a good talk, Mr. President, and you’ve got a beautiful dream. But let’s be realistic. This isn’t going to happen in two, seven or 23 years.

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To the person referring to my Benedict Arnold Syndrome comment: I can tell by the snobbish way you use the words, insurrectionist and traitor, that you are a Democrat. And by you threatening me and calling me a traitor without knowing anything about me is proof enough to know there is nothing sane about you, and that you are in fact an imbecilic neanderthal. For your information, I served in the U.S. Army from August 2, 1962 to July 29, 1968, devoted to duty, honor and country with three years, 18 months and 13 days of foreign hazardous duty, receiving a total of 23 medals, ribbons, awards and citations, and an honorable discharge. Furthermore, your arrogant way of using the word traitor may be hazardous to your health. Be careful.

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Every evening my husband and I watch ‘The Andy Griffith Show.’ We watch it because it reminds us that the community is made up of and supported by the folks who live there. Andy and Barney are at the core. They make sure the little town of Mayberry stays safe and happy. In today’s world, many of the Sheriff Andy’s and Deputy Barney’s are gone. For whatever reasons — fear, corruption, money, apathy, and indifference — they aren’t around. So, it does my heart good to see the front-page story in the April 21 edition of The Mountain Eagle. When Deputy James Norris ran into a couple of unneighborly folks he didn’t run away, and he didn’t look away. He did exactly what he signed up to do — keep Letcher County safe and happy. Thank you, Deputy Norris, for serving our community with honor, integrity and bravery. And to the person who called and reported the unneighborly folks: Thank you for doing your part for keeping your town yours.

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I would just like to say a word about the news media nowadays. Half the news media is leaning toward the left as far as it can, and the other half is leaning toward the right as far as it can. Instead of reporting the news fairly, they have an agenda and if it doesn’t suit their agenda, they are not going to report it. You can tune in to either side and they will give you their half, but neither side will tell you the truth. I used to think the news media were people you could rely on, but anymore you can’t. They are unreliable. You can’t get the truth out of the media, no matter which side you are on. I think in the long run they will pay for that.

( Eight months ago, Chicago-based cable network WGN America started a ‘fact-based, unbiased’ nightly news show to attract viewers who were sick of what they were seeing and hearing on CNN, MSNBC, Fox and Newsmax. But even a change of name from WGN America to News Nation hasn’t helped the new ‘nonpartisan’ channel reach anything near acceptable ratings. During the month of April, WGN/News Nation averaged 27,000 viewers compared with 2.2 million viewers for Fox, 1.6 million for MSNBC, and 1 million for CNN. Given the abysmal ratings of middle-of-theroad WGN/News Nation, maybe the question should be whether the left- and right-leaning channels are simply giving the people what they want.)

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What’s on my mind is this: Why do we have so much sickness in Letcher County? And I’m not talking about COVID, I’m talking about child pornography. What is wrong with people? I think all of you need to go to jail for the rest of your lives. Actually, jail is too good for you; hell is where you need to be.

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Church used to be where people went to truly worship the Lord. Today, so many people have so much trouble and deception in our churches that they don’t want to go. Years ago, I was at Gabby’s nightclub at Hazard when four churchwomen from the same family in Letcher County showed up in their long dresses and cowboy hats. That is the type of thing that turns people away from church.

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I don’t play politics, but many of you probably fell all over that speech that Joe Biden gave. The best speech of all was the one that was honest and to the point. It was from a black senator from Georgia who spoke after Joe Biden, and he made it quite clear what things are really like.

(The rebuttal to President Biden’s speech was delivered by Senator Tim Scott, who is from South Carolina.)

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We see the Republicans who didn’t blink at spending billions and billions on tax breaks for the corporate rich are now screaming about that kind of money on ordinary Americans. It is sad. I think I am going to have to vote Democrat from here on.

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I read an article in the April 18 edition of The Mountain Eagle. Someone was talking about the Swap Shop and how they can’t understand why they no longer have it on the radio. Well, it’s pretty easy to figure out. First, you had certain people who called and wanted to talk about drinking coffee and smoking cigarettes for 20 minutes. Then you had others trying to get their products on there getting mad because one caller was tying the whole show up. Then you had one person trying to put fishing bait on there, only to be told he couldn’t do that while others could get on there and advertise six cars at a time. The car sellers were making money off their cars and bait seller was just trying to make money off Mother Nature. l

When Donald Trump was in office he kept asking, ‘Where’s Hunter?’ Now, the people of Jenkins are asking, ‘Where’s Todd?’ Thank you. l

I’m calling about CSX Railroad and the locomotives that have been parked out. The BNSF, which is the Burlington, Northern, Santa Fe, told its investors that more than 900 locomotives are parked in the East. CSX has 600 parked of its fleet of 3800. Norfolk Southern has over 400 locomotives parked, and the Canadian Pacific Railroad has more than 23 percent of its fleet parked. These locomotives cost between $2- and $3 million a pop. I’d say there are 200,000 rail cars parked up in these dead-end hollows that aren’t being used. This shows you what a licking the coal industry took and what a lick the railroads took. l

Dear Speak Your Piece: The FBI knows all about the crimes of the Biden Administration, but they are looking the other way. It’s hard to find ‘here is the evidence, every legal vote.’ It is the evidence that shows how the election was stolen with computers. The left-wing keeps taking it down when it goes on the Internet. They own the Internet. l

The most laughable thing I have seen in a long time is down at what we call the Siller Brown Hollow, near Ice, where they made a bridge that’s worthy of a four- to six-lane highway while leaving the main bridge down at the recycling center in the shape that only one car barely gets across it because it is washed out at each corner. Somebody needs to start thinking a little more clearly and do a whole lot better for us Kentuckians. We are not stupid. We still have to get there. Thank you. l

Concerning the comment, ‘The abhorrent propagandist use of the term treason by reprobated people is very dangerous. The Mueller investigation, based on the fraudulent use of the FISA Court, struck out, period’: Either learn how the legal system operates or shut your imbecilic mouth and stop spreading propaganda. l

Well look what the cheater and chief Biden is doing at the border now. Wide-open, and a full-blown crisis. It’s just a matter of time before our nation will fall under the Democrat Party. Under Democrat rule, if you are a white or Christian or conservative Trump supporter, you will be in a fight for your life and soul. You fools that voted for Biden will get what you deserve, and it will not be a check. When the Democrats spend that trillions of dollars on climate change and all that changes, we will become a Third World nation. We are done, it’s over. The Democrats will find they can’t stop the vials of wrath of God that are coming on our nation and the world because of government that kicked God and prayer out of our school and turned our children over to liberal Democrat teachers’ unions that get sicker by the day. Godless is our nation, and we need our former president back, D. Trump. Hope he runs again. Harlan County Man.

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