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SKAGGS RETURNS TO HIS ROOTS WITH HOPE OF DOING GOOD

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Ricky Skaggs left the rugged mountains of eastern Kentucky to make his way in the world of country music.

He came back home to Phelps, Ky., on Monday to help the folks who stayed behind."It breaks my heart in 1994 to see kids grow up in the land of milk and honey . . . turned into a land of mink and money," Skaggs said, choking back tears.

Skaggs helped Oklahoma City-based Feed The Children unload a tractor-trailer packed with 38,000 pounds of food ranging from kidney beans to cereal to nachos.

"This is a wasteful nation, a sinful nation," said Skaggs, who grew up in tiny Cordell, two counties to the north of Phelps. "I just want to do something about it."