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Timber theft a real problem

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By The Staff

Timber theft is out of control in Kentucky. Just in Eastern Kentucky, recent cases have been reported in Harlan, Pike, Knott, Letcher, Morgan, Rockcastle, Madison and other counties.

Those most often victimized are the elderly and disabled - the ones least able to defend themselves. The expense involved in either civil or criminal cases keeps legal action from being a practical recourse for most victims.

We must have relief - stronger laws and additional enforcement resources. Please urge your representative to support HB489 and join your neighbors to watch over each others' land.

Dean Cornett

Blackey, Ky.