Pikeville, KY

#84 Sep 15, 2009
helensl wrote:
My mother was born and raised in Letcher County right outside Whitesburg. She stayed until she was about 17. She went back to visit several times until the 1960's then she stopped going because most of her family had moved away to Ohio or other states.
My grandpa, great grandpa and great grandma and my mom's two little sisters are buried up past Whitesburg and she has several cousins and aunts and uncles buried at the cemetery across from WalMart.
She went back in 1996 for a visit with my dad and then I went back with her and my dad in 1998 and again in 2003.
I thought the area was very pretty. Much different from where we live now in New England. I loved the hospitality of everyone. Everyone we talked to was very curious about our accents, being that we live in New England. My Mom lost her strong Kentucky accent, but she still has an accent, but funny, she does not speak with a New England accent.
My Mom is always talking about Kentucky. To her, it will always be home!
it is a great place everone downs it over drugs have allways been around the bigest problems these day and its the way alot of people raise there kids 9 times out of 10 the kid and parent have the same problem id say the same stuff goes on where you live but i am glad u and ur mom got to vivit
Jo Jo

Vilonia, AR

#85 Sep 21, 2009
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.
It wouldn't be Stump would it? A few years back, maybe 10 or so a family by the name of Stump moved on Elk Creek, not too far up in there... maybe a 3/4 mile or so. He was in some kind of mining business. His 1st name is Allen, I think. Hope that helps out.
buck baker

Boise, ID

#86 Sep 24, 2009
I am trying to find information about my g. grand parents who lived in that part of the country up until early 1900's their names was corneilus baker and socia hammon baker if anyone knows about where they are buried would you contact me my email is [email protected]
buck baker

Boise, ID

#87 Sep 24, 2009
I lived in prestonsburg ky. in 60's and the gov. was combs from eastern ky. could be related. there wasn't but one and that was combs.
Jackass the Movie

United States

#88 Sep 24, 2009
Hey Sue! Ya stupid ass! If you only come to town once a year to critisize us, maybe you should just stay the heck outta here! Mountaintop mining and strip mmining is a way of life fer us coal people! If not fer mountain top mining there would property that no one would ever be able to see the beauty of our country. They aren't able to skin up the mountains to check on their property and enjoy all the leveled property that is there. With it, there's a good road to drive up there and enjoy the scenery. Obviously, you know nothing about coal mining @ it's best and the people here enjoying this to no end. Now, just like I say to alla the ferigners, If you don't like it, Just go back to yer city life or Apple-head life and hug a tree and try to finish out yer life somewhere else and "LEAVE US ALONE!)
Jackass the Movie

United States

#89 Sep 24, 2009
Jo Jo, Allen Stump is the guy that beat all the truckers that hauled coal him for a long time and went to Cherokee Lake and built a million dollar house there with all the money that he beat and broke several truckers like James Collie and Hobert Gentry.
Jackass the Movie

United States

#90 Sep 24, 2009
PINKY, I'm-a-thinkin maybe, You don't know Jack Schitt!
Jo Jo

Vilonia, AR

#91 Sep 25, 2009
Jackass the Movie wrote:
Jo Jo, Allen Stump is the guy that beat all the truckers that hauled coal him for a long time and went to Cherokee Lake and built a million dollar house there with all the money that he beat and broke several truckers like James Collie and Hobert Gentry.
Yea, I heard he beat some men in the deep mines out of money too. That figures move in here and screw people out of money and then they have anything they want. Hell, they had a helicopter sitting in their yard for a long time. He was also a smart ass to my dad, who is in his 60's, and was trying to give him the benefit of the doubt and be nice to him. I wasn't going to say all that but since you opened that can I'll sure say my piece. What goes around comes around, so maybe he'll get his in due time.

Murfreesboro, TN

#92 Sep 27, 2009
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.
There is a Vanover book, published by Greg Vanover. It covers most of the Vanover family that they would descend from. It is out of publication now, but possibly can be accessed online here: http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/b/...
I would like to talk to you concerning Myra Vanover's stepdaughter, whose name I believe was Izetta Powers. Please contact me if you can help me on that.
Michael Kiser-Mind Smart

Nicholasville, KY

#93 Oct 4, 2009
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.
AMEN! "first need to clean out the crooks that is in office in whitesburg first"
very one

London, KY

#94 Nov 6, 2009
Highland Winery wrote:
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Come to Highland Winery to see a difference.
your wine is sour like vinegar & you people there at the whatever it is are loonie tunes

Richmond, KY

#95 Nov 6, 2009
Michael Kiser-Mind Smart wrote:
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AMEN! "first need to clean out the crooks that is in office in whitesburg first"
I agree,You are smarter than I thought you were, sorry.

Manchester, KY

#96 Nov 28, 2009
You opened it, Good luck. Tonight at midnight your true love will realize they love you. Something good will happen to you at 1:00 PM - 4:40 PM tomorrow, it could be anywhere. Tonight at midnight they will remember how much they loved you as well. You will get the shock of your life tomorrow, a good one. If you break the chain you will be cursed with relationship problems for the next 2 years. Karma. If there is someone you once loved (or still do) and can't get them out of your mind, repost this in another city within the next five minutes

Charlotte, NC

#97 Dec 2, 2009
Michael Kiser-Mind Smart wrote:
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AMEN! "first need to clean out the crooks that is in office in whitesburg first"
I agree totally! Too many of them spending government money on personal affairs.
hot wift

London, KY

#98 Dec 11, 2009
did jim ward get in bad shit in the hot tub coudbe his hotty is he some ones new father in law jw
lived there

Glasgow, KY

#100 Jan 17, 2010
Knightrider wrote:
I was born,raised in whitesburg ky, moved around a lot with my dad (who passed away in 2003) now I live in Russell co.ky.And It seems that no matter where you live anymore it takes so much just to make ends meet.My family and I enjoy visiting Whitesburg,when we can afford to visit.But here lately gas has gone to high to visit anywhere! I sometimes miss my friends,family back home,but it passes.I really miss my dad,he was a great man! He taught me a lot about life and about myself,I love him and miss him dearly.Hope everyone has a great summer. your friend Knightrider. P.S. you are not forgotten Ralph B. 1930-2003 love you.
I was raised in Letcher co, moved to Russell co I have lived here since 1986, I love it here and could never see myself living there again.
As a child we lived in Blackey then Hazard and back to Letcher co.
little collie, Crafts collie then here.
what is your name? how old are you? and where did you go to school?


#101 Jan 17, 2010
i used to live in woodrock went to letcher does anyone have any school pictures
always one in the crowd

London, KY

#103 Jan 18, 2010
yes margo ... you can practice all your life trying to change the way you talk but face it and deep down you allready know it ..you are nothing but a want to be you are just a plain old margret..lmao..as much as you long to be a margo lol

Manchester, KY

#104 Jan 31, 2010
i use to live in cumberland and derek akail was chief of police,it was alot safer,now the new chief fred,that lives so far away they have to profied a police criuser and they probably pay him twice the money,every week you here about door glasses getting broken out of store windows,you never see them out on patrol,you can go to city hall and they are in there eating barbeque,he is always wearing plan close,no wonder city of cumberland is in such a financly mess.....
judy combs

Chesterfield, MO

#105 Feb 28, 2010
i think people should think about what they are tring to do to the coal bussiness stop and think people where your electricity comes from go ahead stop the coal production go back to living without power scrub your cloths on a washboard hang them on a line where i live the next door neighboors steal them there are little children who wont have food on thier plate because here the main source of income is coal mining most of you are going against the very thing that your fathers and your grandfathers did to raise thier familys its like you are stabing them in the back for what they provided for i for one am proud of my dad for what he gave us im proud to be a coal miners daughter

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