This website is devoutly dedicated to all of Larry's friends and associates, both early and late, who have influenced and mentored him. However, it also should be noted that, being who they are, a majority of them have been late most of the time.

Friday, June 21, 2013

Benefited by Ben

Ben Kelkye traveled to West Virginia last night for our Berkeley County Republican Club meeting, and among other topics, this Master Training Counselor shared his expertise and insight about teaching citizens how to avoid becoming victims.

Our group was particularly impressed and deeply moved by his personal account of his previous duty as a chief security operative for the former Shah of Iran, and how he later discovered and embraced the principles of liberty and personal accountability as a naturalized citizen of the United States of America.

His observation that Americans enjoy liberty, but mostly fail to appreciate the depth and value of that blessing was an incredible personal testimony. We were rapt.

I'm encouraging all of my friends and associates to visit Ben's personal website (, as well as his organization's website ( Note: At the organization's website, click on "Training Classes".

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Byrd Whisperings

Dear Delegate Kump,

Ah, well, I hope and pray that you decide to be a candidate for re-election in 2014 to the West Virginia House of Delegates.

I also hope that my experiences with other legislators are as informative (really hard to come by) and communicative (even harder) as mine have been with you.

It gives me warm fuzzies knowing for sure that at least one of my representatives actually is listening.

If I had a say-so, I'd keep you around just for that.

Ed Byrd


InterState 81 Dangers Decried

This complete newspaper  article can be viewed at:,0,6486615.story

Footnote: The statistics quoted by Delegate Kump in his letter to West Virginia Transportation Secretary Paul A. Mattox and Captain Rob Blair, Regional State Police Commander, included  attribution to  former West Virginia Delegate Walter Duke, who did the research on this issue. 

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Electrifying News...

I have filed a class action "complaint" yesterday (Friday, June 7th, 2013) with the West Virginia Public Service Commission (PSC).

It is a duplication of my original May 23rd suggestion to First Energy (parent company of Potomac Edison and Monogahela Power), also posted  on this website, ("Inquiry to the Power Company" entry of May 23rd, 3013).

Delegate Larry D. Kump

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Investigation of Power Companies

In recent correspondence to me, West Virginia Public Service Commission (PSC) General Counsel Richard E. Hitt ,advised me that the PSC is continuing to "aggressively process individual formal and formal complaints. He also explained that "we have determined that a general investigation should be initiated into the practices and procedures of both Potomac Edison Company and Monongahela Power Company as it relates to meter reading, billing and practices involving estimated bills" and that this investigation "will also allow the Commission Staff, as well as other parties, to investigate and analyze these practices and make recommendations on future improvements".

For more information on how to file a complaint with the West Virginia Public Service Commision, telephone 1-800-642-8544.

Delegate Larry D. Kump