Letcher County
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Susan Johnson

Canada

#1 Jan 23, 2006
Letcher County is a beautiful place but unfortunately pain pills have have taken over not only the younger generation but also the middle age generation. With all the deaths in the coal mines,I think the inspectors are not making enough rounds to ensure the safety of the mines and there would be less deaths if these mines were inspected on a weekly basis. The efforts from UNITE to clean up the drug trade is admirable and I hope they continue to make Letcher County a safe place to raise a family without druggies or drugs being prevalent. My heart goes out to all the survivors of the mine traumas. God Bless Your Police Force!!
Caudill

Anderson, SC

#2 Jan 23, 2006
I agree with you wholeheartedly. My solution is to create a "drug offender registry" for those who sell illegal drugs so we can brand them with a big Scarlett Letter D!
Sue

AOL

#3 Jun 8, 2006
I come to Kentucky once a year to visit my family in letcher county its A shame to see the mountains top gone when I come back there,it looks worse every time I come in,
its just not the mountains and the beauty the water is ruined homes are being damaged from the blast that goes on top of these mountains and people are so greedy about the Coal they have no compassion for the people there how it is hurting the people.
drugs is big problem in letcher county but first need to clean out the crooks that is in office in whitesburg first before they can get rid of the drugs.
cindy combs

AOL

#4 Jun 12, 2006
i was born in letcher co and i lived in isom and my grand parents lived in blackey ky.on elk creek.i was wondering if any one could tell me the name of the people who bought my grandparents property.i think the name is trump or something like that. the courthouse in whitesburg are not very helpful at all.i would appreciate if anyone could help me.
Lynette

Sunset, TX

#5 Jun 16, 2006
I'd like to know if anyone heard of Vanovers from McRoberts, Kentucky. My great grandfather was Elbert Monroe Vanover and his wife was Casian Ritchie. My grandmother was Myra Vanover.
RONNIE

AOL

#6 Aug 3, 2006
i'm from texas.pulled a feller out of the ditch.i don't recall his first name but last name was woodson.he went by ''woody' and his dog name is rebel.i was livingin my truck and he loaned me a blanket his mama made.will somebody tell him i'm wanting to talk at him.
RONNIE

AOL

#7 Aug 3, 2006
forgot to say woody is from around blackey,ky. woody is a steel erector for coal mine.he's a likable feller with big ol smile and gash between two front teeth.
peg

La Crosse, KS

#8 Dec 14, 2006
i visit letcher county once sometimes twice a year if i can. i was born and raised there. but now i live in kansas. but i try and come back to see my friends and family as often as i can and i do agree that the mountains are disappearing. but as soon as we hit the kentucky state line i look at my husband and tell him that i am "home".
Timothy

Shreveport, LA

#9 Dec 15, 2006
I used to live in Knott county Kentucky!I moved to northern KY for work.I do miss Knott and Letcher county!We used to trade at the Whitesburg WalMart.Y'All got some very pretty country and friendly Folk's in South Eastern KY!

Since: Jan 07

New York, NY

#10 Jan 31, 2007
cindy combs wrote:
i was born in letcher co and i lived in isom and my grand parents lived in blackey ky.on elk creek.i was wondering if any one could tell me the name of the people who bought my grandparents property.i think the name is trump or something like that. the courthouse in whitesburg are not very helpful at all.i would appreciate if anyone could help me.
Wouldn't be Donald Trump by any chance, lol...
Hi Cindy,
I was in the Navy in the early 60's with a fellow with the family name of Combs, who was from Eastern KY.

We were together either in the Reserve Fleet in Philadelphia or the USS Fremont, home ported out of Norfolk Virginia. Between early 1961 and late 1964.

Or it could have been boot camp at the Great Lakes Facility...

Let me know if that rings a bell.

Sorry I can't help you with your original question...

Jerry Barnett
[email protected]
David Vanover

Atlanta, GA

#11 Feb 11, 2007
Lynette,

My name is David Vanover and I'm from McRoberts Kentucky. My mother was born and raised there on a strip called, "Band Mill Bottom". My older brother Mike has done our family tree on the Vanover's. If you like I can give you his email address and he will be able to help you more.

My email is: [email protected] Hope to hear from you and that we/I can help.

David
KCoNiMi

Finchville, KY

#12 Apr 19, 2007
To Ronnie:

I'm not sure if you really talk like that or if you think that is how us "fellers" from Kentucky speak.
Dick Blizzard

Elizabethtown, KY

#13 May 22, 2007
I was born and grew up in Jenkins. I have written a book about eastern Kentucky. It is all fiction and hopefully fun. You can review the book on www.amazon.com Just type in: "An Eruption of Decadence". If you are looking for a book to enhance your life - This ain't it. Dick
Mike Vanover

Los Alamos, NM

#14 Jan 14, 2008
Lynette wrote:
I'd like to know if anyone heard of Vanovers from McRoberts, Kentucky. My great grandfather was Elbert Monroe Vanover and his wife was Casian Ritchie. My grandmother was Myra Vanover.
Elbert was my great grandfather. My grandfather was John Paul Vanover, and my father was John Paul Vanover JR. My father was born in McRoberts.
Margo

Fort Collins, CO

#15 Jan 15, 2008
I was raised near Blackey, Kentucky, hated every minute of it, left as soon as I could and never returned. Different reasons... no future, ignorant people living on welfare not attempting to further their lives...not everyone...but certainly the majority. And KCoNiMi, we both know that IS how people talk "in the hills."
Nunya Bizness

Pasadena, TX

#16 Apr 1, 2008
Margo, You must be speaking of your own relatives and yourself! There are many very intelligent, talented, motivated people living in that area. You may not have been able to make a living there, but that says a lot about you, doesn't it? The more intelligent folks of that area wouldn't disparage you for being as ingnorant and as biased as you are. Glad you left.. hope you don't return.
Help

United States

#17 Apr 10, 2008
cindy combs wrote:
i was born in letcher co and i lived in isom and my grand parents lived in blackey ky.on elk creek.i was wondering if any one could tell me the name of the people who bought my grandparents property.i think the name is trump or something like that. the courthouse in whitesburg are not very helpful at all.i would appreciate if anyone could help me.
If I am correct the name is Alan Stump and he had purchased it from a Hylton man.
ant you

Wilmore, KY

#18 Apr 16, 2008
looke out to night and he looke at you
Joe Mud

United States

#19 Apr 27, 2008
Margo, I'm glad you're gone too. When we get rid of a few more like you who run and hide rather than try to address our problems, maybe we'll make some progress.
Highland Winery

Anderson, SC

#20 Apr 28, 2008
Sue wrote:
I come to Kentucky once a year to visit my family in letcher county its A shame to see the mountains top gone when I come back there,it looks worse every time I come in,
its just not the mountains and the beauty the water is ruined homes are being damaged from the blast that goes on top of these mountains and people are so greedy about the Coal they have no compassion for the people there how it is hurting the people.
drugs is big problem in letcher county but first need to clean out the crooks that is in office in whitesburg first before they can get rid of the drugs.
Come to Highland Winery to see a difference.

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