Sapphire Mining and United Coal Company Devils

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-Masters-

Louisville, KY

#1 Feb 25, 2013
http://www.wkyt.com/wymt/home/headlines/Sever... So King Coal... and Mitch McConnell wants to say that Big Coal Inc. actually cares about you, and that somehow, Judd, a 10 generation Kentuckian is somehow less than him... uh, no Mitch, there's a reason why we got orange water coming out of our water spouts, and bubbly milky green waterways, and contaminated and bacteria infested well water... 60% of Letcher Co. doesn't have running water, which is a g.d.'d shame, considering it's Coal Country, and not having running water is something you'd hear Somalia having a problem w/, not something in America, the richest country in the world... if I was a local leader there, I'd complain and hollar and cause a major ruckus in Frankfort in order to get my people's thirst quenched. I've heard that water is an essential ingredient for life. So I've heard. And fk u King Coal for fk'n over the locals there.... how long yall been exploit'n folks there? The people should just take the mines over. The Sheriff's department. Get a Sheriff whose for the working class people, and not for the CEOs and scabs.
allie

Richmond, KY

#2 Feb 25, 2013
yeah, they f*ked over us, shut down everything, moved outta here, left us hanging . . . at least when the office was open we knew where to call. but the king united people, they don't care about us locals, and they had the politicans in their hat, now what are you gonna do
-Masters-

Louisville, KY

#3 Feb 25, 2013
Start pulling the coal out yourself. Use equipment left over, or get some new equipment. All profits goes to Letcher County Fiscal Court... and should be used for running water. Orange water is not healthy water.
live here

Ransom, KY

#4 Feb 25, 2013
I live here in letcher unlike you and I dont see any orange water and the ppl who say they don't have water have well water but don't have city water i have city water and you cant drink it either and going to Frankfort is a joke these rich dem. are just in office for a payoff like all the rest, this gov.don't even know where eastern ky is
i vote for obama

Ransom, KY

#5 Feb 25, 2013
allie wrote:
yeah, they f*ked over us, shut down everything, moved outta here, left us hanging ... at least when the office was open we knew where to call. but the king united people, they don't care about us locals, and they had the politicans in their hat, now what are you gonna do
Where are on the new obama economic plan (welfare)
flash

Whitesburg, KY

#6 Feb 26, 2013
If im not mistaken these companies are now owned by Arch Coal. Good luck in getting your water problems corrected. To my knowledge they are a tough company to deal with.
albert

Whitesburg, KY

#7 Feb 26, 2013
from talking with them, it is obvious they think they are way above us common folk. they think they can just walk away.
Flint head

Pikeville, KY

#8 Feb 26, 2013
-Masters- wrote:
Start pulling the coal out yourself. Use equipment left over, or get some new equipment. All profits goes to Letcher County Fiscal Court... and should be used for running water. Orange water is not healthy water.
what does letcher county have to show for ? Glad you ask we got a big pile of shit in office an got a nice rec center that ward,breeding,bakers buddy's from out of state attends on vacations w/o water do the statistics on that
x-employee

Isom, KY

#9 Feb 26, 2013
flash wrote:
If im not mistaken these companies are now owned by Arch Coal. Good luck in getting your water problems corrected. To my knowledge they are a tough company to deal with.
I used to work for that company and they moved us all to grapevine which was a hour and a half drive for me so I found a new job. When we switched mines the company that bought them out is called Wellmore Coal and their office is located in Big Rock VA! hope u all get ur water fixed!
albert

Wayland, KY

#10 Feb 27, 2013
wellmoor won't help, they won't even answer the phone. let the court settle tjis.
Mr Washington County

Abingdon, VA

#11 Feb 27, 2013
The coal business is tough right now. United can't/won't mine coal if they are going to lose money. Can you blame them?
c c rider

Whitesburg, KY

#12 Feb 27, 2013
united came in here with no intent of progressing. they mined what golden oak and the cook's left and pursued nothing else. we, letcher county, lost.
Andy

Whitesburg, KY

#13 Feb 27, 2013
-Masters- wrote:
Start pulling the coal out yourself. Use equipment left over, or get some new equipment. All profits goes to Letcher County Fiscal Court... and should be used for running water. Orange water is not healthy water.
the fiscal court is the last place you should send any money. they may build a recreation center in neon and jenkins and put u even more in debt. best case scenario is that jim ward would just stik it in his pocket.
Mr Washington County

Abingdon, VA

#14 Feb 27, 2013
c c rider wrote:
united came in here with no intent of progressing. they mined what golden oak and the cook's left and pursued nothing else. we, letcher county, lost.
It seems to me that if whatver coal reserves are left to mine could have been mined at a profit than United Coal would have mined those reserves. Seems logical to me anyway.
c c rider

Richmond, KY

#15 Feb 28, 2013
you sound like one of 'em. it is obvious you didn't live here during their regime, or after their destruction.
Gov Brashears

Ransom, KY

#16 Feb 28, 2013
I'm glade to see all these ppl on here bitching and moning remember you voted for and support obama and Gov. Brashears you ask for it now live with it
flash

Whitesburg, KY

#17 Feb 28, 2013
There are millions of dollars out there for these problems if you can get anybody who represents you to get up off their butt and do their jobs. Money is not the problem it's the people that control it.

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