One family might run Knox County?

One family might run Knox County?

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Food For Thought

London, KY

#1 Mar 13, 2014
Okay so I wasn't sure if anyone else has thought about this but I just realized it and thought that it might be something to think about before we all cast our votes in May/November. So for 3 positions in running right now you have Mike Smith running for Sheriff, Mike Corey running for County Clerk and Mike Blevins running for Coroner. Here's the relation.

Mike Smith is married to Gina COREY Smith. Gina Corey Smith is the cousin of Mike Corey. That puts a relation by marriage. Mike Smith is also the blood cousin of Mike Blevins. So there you have it. Smith, Corey and Blevins are all in cousin relation.

Now maybe this doesn't raise anyone else's eyebrows but it does make me worry. I have nothing against any of them personally. I have voted for Corey and Blevins in the past and I don't know much about Mike Smith but what I do know has not really been anything bad. So this isn't a plot against any of them personally. My worry is that we have already had so much corruption in this town in the past and that basically if we vote in a whole family to different positions in Knox County, we might be opening ourselves up to plenty more. Not saying that any of these men are corrupt, but its more of an open door if someone is to have your cousins in the positions next to you. Whether it be Sheriff, County Clerk, Judge Executive, etc.
I'd like everyone else's opinions on this and just want to throw out there that we need to be careful who we vote in this term. Nothing against this particular family, but in my opinion its a scary thought to have ANY one family in multiple political positions in any city or town. Just some food for thought.
left one out

Brodhead, KY

#2 Mar 13, 2014
Well I believe you left out another family member JM Hall.
Got your food

United States

#3 Mar 13, 2014
Food For Thought wrote:
Okay so I wasn't sure if anyone else has thought about this but I just realized it and thought that it might be something to think about before we all cast our votes in May/November. So for 3 positions in running right now you have Mike Smith running for Sheriff, Mike Corey running for County Clerk and Mike Blevins running for Coroner. Here's the relation.
Mike Smith is married to Gina COREY Smith. Gina Corey Smith is the cousin of Mike Corey. That puts a relation by marriage. Mike Smith is also the blood cousin of Mike Blevins. So there you have it. Smith, Corey and Blevins are all in cousin relation.
Now maybe this doesn't raise anyone else's eyebrows but it does make me worry. I have nothing against any of them personally. I have voted for Corey and Blevins in the past and I don't know much about Mike Smith but what I do know has not really been anything bad. So this isn't a plot against any of them personally. My worry is that we have already had so much corruption in this town in the past and that basically if we vote in a whole family to different positions in Knox County, we might be opening ourselves up to plenty more. Not saying that any of these men are corrupt, but its more of an open door if someone is to have your cousins in the positions next to you. Whether it be Sheriff, County Clerk, Judge Executive, etc.
I'd like everyone else's opinions on this and just want to throw out there that we need to be careful who we vote in this term. Nothing against this particular family, but in my opinion its a scary thought to have ANY one family in multiple political positions in any city or town. Just some food for thought.
Maybe you need to stop thinking about your food and eat it. Just a thought ;-)
Btw it's a small town, most everyone here is related and if your so concerned why didn't you sign up to run this election?
Food For Thought

London, KY

#4 Mar 13, 2014
Really? I was hoping if there were any other family relations that I missed someone would say so. How is he related? That really is scary. Just imagine if we end up having County Clerk, Sheriff and Judge Exec all family. That's scary!
vote

Brodhead, KY

#5 Mar 13, 2014
Got your food wrote:
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Maybe you need to stop thinking about your food and eat it. Just a thought ;-)
Btw it's a small town, most everyone here is related and if your so concerned why didn't you sign up to run this election?
See "Food for thought", this is the way people talk and treat you when the you speak your mind. This is the way you go about staying in their graces: The heavens have opened up and sent us a blessing we should all bow down and thank him everyday for these wonderful people that have all the little people in our poverty stricken area in their prayerThank you all for allowing us to breathe the same air as you do in Jesus name amen...
gator

Manchester, KY

#6 Mar 13, 2014
I am still making truck payments
Food For Thought

London, KY

#7 Mar 13, 2014
Got your food wrote:
<quoted text>
Maybe you need to stop thinking about your food and eat it. Just a thought ;-)
Btw it's a small town, most everyone here is related and if your so concerned why didn't you sign up to run this election?
Unlike alot of people who run for office, I don't need to "run" just to make a name for myself. I know that I am not the best person for any of these positions so that's why I am not in the running for them. If I ran, the only reason would be to have the title, and I would much rather that title go to someone who can really earn it and make the best of it. It is my job as a voter to do my best to ensure that the ones I cast my votes for are in it for the right reasons. We can't always be sure of that, especially in this town, but excuse me if I have reservations about one family controlling every decision thats made for us.
Got your food

United States

#8 Mar 13, 2014
If you don't need to make a name for yourself then why are you hiding who you are? You have to hide behind a computer to express your thoughts and concerns for our county.
Duh

Keavy, KY

#9 Mar 13, 2014
Food for thought is right. BUT still missing another bigger connection. Who is in control of the biggest employer in Knox County?
Remington Winchester

New Tazewell, TN

#10 Mar 13, 2014
Now we know why the former director of the water park was let go...so the mayor's wife could get her hands in the till. Same old Eastern Kentucky corruption story.
Food For Thought

London, KY

#11 Mar 13, 2014
Lol If I don't need to make a name for myself then why am I hiding who I am? Hmm...did you even think that out before you said it? Makes absolutely no sense. If I wanted to make a name for myself I WOULD use my name, genius. Wow. lol And again, I'm not doing anything to hide about. I'm not attacking anyone personally, I'm stating a fact that a few people from the same family are running for different positions. The same information anyone else can get from the newspapers. So there ya go, Captain Obvious. Not every thread thats started here is meant to start an argument, some people actually do use this site for what its for.... To express opinions and get the opinions of others in there town. So please, save your typing finger and stop trying to argue.
vote

Brodhead, KY

#12 Mar 13, 2014
This is not Facebook, where people show their assets. This is sorta what we call a poor mans newspaper that doesn't cost anything.
Most news hits topix before radio, tv and the news paper.
Food for thought was being very nice with a legitimate question and concern. Social media makes it hard for politicians to hide behind their political positions.

Same goes for jail tracker, hide, hide what never figured that one out.
the news

Orlando, KY

#13 Mar 13, 2014
Got your food wrote:
If you don't need to make a name for yourself then why are you hiding who you are? You have to hide behind a computer to express your thoughts and concerns for our county.
You are funny. You hide behind a computer. You are funny.
Got your food

United States

#14 Mar 13, 2014
Yeah, genius I did and what I meant was your name must not mean much and people probably don't care what you say or listen when you talk so you have to get on topix to express your concerns for our county instead of just admitting who you really are. Your probably more of a mess up than anyone running for office or jealous because your not apart of the family.
curious

London, KY

#15 Mar 13, 2014
Got your food wrote:
Yeah, genius I did and what I meant was your name must not mean much and people probably don't care what you say or listen when you talk so you have to get on topix to express your concerns for our county instead of just admitting who you really are. Your probably more of a mess up than anyone running for office or jealous because your not apart of the family.
Who cares about names? Lol We're all equal at the voting polls. What an idiot. We all see you posting your real name on here, huh?
Got your food

United States

#16 Mar 13, 2014
Just know I'm part of the family. I'm gonna run you outta town when they all get in office. I mean isn't that what this is all about? one family gonna run this place? lol You people are unreal. Most families around here fight worse than friends. Thanks for the good laugh tonight though felt good pissing y'all off.
vote

Brodhead, KY

#17 Mar 13, 2014
Got your food wrote:
Just know I'm part of the family. I'm gonna run you outta town when they all get in office. I mean isn't that what this is all about? one family gonna run this place? lol You people are unreal. Most families around here fight worse than friends. Thanks for the good laugh tonight though felt good pissing y'all off.
You said "Just know I'm part of the family", well spoken like the family.
the news

Orlando, KY

#18 Mar 13, 2014
Got your food wrote:
Just know I'm part of the family. I'm gonna run you outta town when they all get in office. I mean isn't that what this is all about? one family gonna run this place? lol You people are unreal. Most families around here fight worse than friends. Thanks for the good laugh tonight though felt good pissing y'all off.
You are still very funny.
Got your food

United States

#19 Mar 13, 2014
All you people do is get on here to start shit. I told you I'm in the family just waiting on all them to take office since two of them are already in office. Better watch out your first in my list. I'm gonna get ya!
the news

Orlando, KY

#20 Mar 13, 2014
Got your food wrote:
All you people do is get on here to start shit. I told you I'm in the family just waiting on all them to take office since two of them are already in office. Better watch out your first in my list. I'm gonna get ya!
Funny. Funny. Funny.

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