I live in Ashland

United States

#1 May 24, 2018
Marty Gute is lying to you and the newspaper on where he lives, which is in Mt. Sterling, KY. The city charter says you have to be a resident to be a city commissioner.

A brave person approached the city commissioners about his not living where he filed his election papers as a resident on Crest St.

The Reverend Coach Commissioner Gute told the paper he has a second house in Mt Sterling but stays on Crest St every night. Now the reverend also said he rents it to a young women who works at a nursing home. So, the reverend, coach, commissioner lives under the same roof with a young woman who is not his wife.

Which lie is a bigger lie?

Gute quickly accused the lady of lying then started covering his tracks. Unbelievably, the city commissioners said nothing. Could it be because they already knew all about this? Discussion was cut off saying this is not the place to discuss this. Where is the place to discuss this?

So much for transparency.

Read the ADI newspaper website or 5/25 newspaper. Here's a quote from the newspaper story

"Bottom line I think it is politically motivated," Gute said. "I saw her talking to some candidates who ran against us. In the primary. Staff had told me,'Look she's talking to these candidates."

Gute contends city staff told him she had been talking to other candidates. Why does staff have time to monitor various campaigns. They should be working. No wonder the city commission voted to grant another 90 day delay on completion of 29th Street and Belmont disaster.
Truth

Lexington, KY

#2 May 24, 2018
Yes, was discussing the election results earlier today and a neighbor of his Ashland residence in question claimed he rents it out and resides full time in Mount Sterling.
Just wondering

Ashland, KY

#3 May 24, 2018
Truth wrote:
Yes, was discussing the election results earlier today and a neighbor of his Ashland residence in question claimed he rents it out and resides full time in Mount Sterling.
Today's meeting wasn't the place to discuss where Marty lives. That needs to be brought up to the board of elections and the attorney general.
Inquiring mind

United States

#4 May 24, 2018
Besides the fact that his account is garbled about where he lives, why is Marty at the city building every day? Commissioners are a part time job, he doesn’t have an office there, and all decisions have to be made in public. So why is he driving from Mt Sterling every day to get in everyone’s business at the city building?
Why are the incumbent commissioners and mayor silent on his residence? Don’t they have a moral, if not legal obligation to report this?

The question to be asked today was, where did you sleep last night? And the night before?

Maybe we need a special counsel
I live in Ashland

United States

#6 May 24, 2018
guteo wrote:
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You do know she said on her fb a week or so ago thats she was.going too run for commissioner next election.. She seen her chance at getting her name out andd used it to her snake handling, poisen drinking self...
You do know it makes no difference if she’s running this time or next time or 20 years from now. She’s simply asking a public figure where he lives. He said he says with the young renter in his house. If it was politically motivated, my guess is she would have raised the issue before this weeks election.
Stan

Ashland, KY

#8 May 25, 2018
Just wondering wrote:
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Today's meeting wasn't the place to discuss where Marty lives. That needs to be brought up to the board of elections and the attorney general.
Our Board of Elections is a joke. I called them about how messed up the ballots on Tuesday was and they acted like it was no big deal. People on Route 3 shouldn’t be voting for city commissioners. They are all corrupt!
Elmer

United States

#9 May 25, 2018
how did he make it past the primarys what idiot voted for for him.
boot the gute
Huh

United States

#11 May 25, 2018
Marty seems to be saying that he sleeps every night at his Ashland house and a gal not his wife stays there when he’s not sleeping there every night. And after sleeping at his Ashland house, he drives an hour from Mt Sterling to spend more time at the city building than anyone else.
Makes sense!
Mark

Ironton, OH

#12 May 25, 2018
Maybe Father Marty is this young ladies spiritual advisor and he's there counseling her in the wee small hours. Perhaps they are just cuddle buddies.
just wondering

Ashland, KY

#13 May 25, 2018
Inquiring mind wrote:
Besides the fact that his account is garbled about where he lives, why is Marty at the city building every day? Commissioners are a part time job, he doesn’t have an office there, and all decisions have to be made in public. So why is he driving from Mt Sterling every day to get in everyone’s business at the city building?
Why are the incumbent commissioners and mayor silent on his residence? Don’t they have a moral, if not legal obligation to report this?

The question to be asked today was, where did you sleep last night? And the night before?

Maybe we need a special counsel
The Mayor and Commissioners do have offices at the city building.
Ryan

Ashland, KY

#14 May 26, 2018
Just wondering wrote:
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Today's meeting wasn't the place to discuss where Marty lives. That needs to be brought up to the board of elections and the attorney general.
If you can’t ask a question in an open meeting then how do you bring attention to wrong doings. Seems like if you don’t bring it into light that there is wrong going on, then it gets swept under the rug. Same thing happened to that Johnston fella at the fiscal court meeting. He brought to light that the clerk was doing something wrong, which apparently she was, made the judge executive and the commissioners look like idiots, and then that was swept under the rug. I heard that later she turned in the report for the first time in 12 years. Just like that swept under the rug. If the elected officials are doing wrong they should be called out for it. It is our tax money and they work for us!
Elmer Gantry

United States

#15 May 26, 2018
I agree! These politicians only want us to consume ribbon cuttings and street fairs and Facebook selfies. I remember watching a meeting where Marty himself said there was no need for two meetings a month because they communicate via email and texts. The mayor cut him off before Marty pulled back the curtain too much. I don’t know Ms. Miller, but I applaud her forcing this issue out into the sunshine.
Notabadguy

Ashland, KY

#16 May 26, 2018
Elmer Gantry wrote:
I agree! These politicians only want us to consume ribbon cuttings and street fairs and Facebook selfies. I remember watching a meeting where Marty himself said there was no need for two meetings a month because they communicate via email and texts. The mayor cut him off before Marty pulled back the curtain too much. I don’t know Ms. Miller, but I applaud her forcing this issue out into the sunshine.
Everyone loves a tattle tale these days..Its not like hep was cohorting with prostitutes andd them russians.
Spelling bee

United States

#17 May 26, 2018
Marty is a joke !!
Elmer

United States

#18 May 27, 2018
Notabadguy wrote:
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Everyone loves a tattle tale these days..Its not like hep was cohorting with prostitutes andd them russians.
I'm not sure about Russians but the prostitutes is
probable
PBJ

Lexington, KY

#19 May 29, 2018
Tell the truth about Ashland politics and you will be punished !

Anybody remember the Ambassador ?
Old neighbor

United States

#20 May 29, 2018
Gute is a liar and a hypocrite who hides behind his so called faith he is the worst kind of Christian. he should be ashamed of himself and his actions he did not think he would get called out BC he is Mr. Marty Gute what a joke Ashland needs to wake up and get rid of him.
Thom

United States

#21 Jun 12, 2018
Have a nice day
Dixie

United States

#22 Jun 12, 2018
just wondering wrote:
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The Mayor and Commissioners do have offices at the city building.
Actually the commissioners have a secretary in an office to handle correspondence, commission material. No commissioner has an official desk to report to each day.
The mayor has an office and secretary.

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