Why is there not a homeless shelter in Pulaski County?

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Jul 7, 2009
 
It is needed. Why is there not one?
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Jul 7, 2009
 
The Cost.
A lot of things sound good and may indeed seem the right thing to do but the cost is to high to implement.
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Jul 7, 2009
 
There is one SOMERSET !
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We had one a few years ago and police from different counties were dropping people off at it, so it closed. I would like to open a homeless shelter but it would be a pay as you go. I would have a big open shelter, inclosed with heat and air of course, cots and blankets. Charge 5 or 10 dollars a day. If I provided breakfast you would pay for that also.

Many people are homeless not because they don't have any money, they may not have family and friends to stay with, and cannot come up with money for rent and deposit, or 50 dollars a night at a motel.
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Jul 7, 2009
 
JMO wrote:
We had one a few years ago and police from different counties were dropping people off at it, so it closed. I would like to open a homeless shelter but it would be a pay as you go. I would have a big open shelter, inclosed with heat and air of course, cots and blankets. Charge 5 or 10 dollars a day. If I provided breakfast you would pay for that also.
Many people are homeless not because they don't have any money, they may not have family and friends to stay with, and cannot come up with money for rent and deposit, or 50 dollars a night at a motel.
Sounds like a good idea to me... I'm not originally from Somerset, but what about some of the older school buildings/gyms, would they be feasible for something that? I am sure that several of the churches would help out, even some from Monticello, London, Whitley City, etc. to help cover the costs of people who couldn't pay the minimal fee.
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Jul 7, 2009
 
i heard there was one on 90 but i dont know for sure i agree somerset needs one and has needed one for a long time.
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The reason Somerset dosent have any money for homeless is because all the money the state pays for the cops chargers and the new undercover cars and stupid shit like a safety officer that has no use except driving around acting like a cop. Somerset blows money

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The reason Somerset dosent have any money for homeless is because all the money the state pays for the cops chargers and the new undercover cars and stupid shit like a safety officer that has no use except driving around acting like a cop. Somerset blows money
They provide a service of School Patrol, Jump Starts, Unlock doors, Traffic Control, Parking Patrol and take people to obtain gas, just to name a few FREEBIES that the city and county provide.

The State don't pay for City nor County "COP CARS".

Sheesh, maybe that's the way Obama land does, but welcome to Kentucky.
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Feb 11, 2013
 
The cop cars as you put it, are mostly paid for with grant money and money from seized property. The few they do buy themselves are part of the city budget. And in case you didn't know, Ford is no longer making Crown Victorias so that is why they have Chargers along with one or two of Ford's replacement for the Crown Vic cruiser.
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Feb 12, 2013
 
I think the million dollars they spent on the fountain square would have helped a shelter a lot.
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Feb 12, 2013
 
bolo wrote:
I think the million dollars they spent on the fountain square would have helped a shelter a lot.
That would have made too much sense.
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Feb 12, 2013
 
Maybe some do-gooder or church could get a grant for a homeless shelter. The number of homeless people should be available through the census.

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Feb 12, 2013
 
Someone wrote:
The cop cars as you put it, are mostly paid for with grant money and money from seized property. The few they do buy themselves are part of the city budget. And in case you didn't know, Ford is no longer making Crown Victorias so that is why they have Chargers along with one or two of Ford's replacement for the Crown Vic cruiser.
why dont they give some of that socalled seized property money to the local county or city to use, like a homeless shelter instead of being selfish and acting like they are above everyone else they are supposed to protect and serve, i see alot of seized property suvs driving around
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Feb 13, 2013
 
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<quoted text>why dont they give some of that socalled seized property money to the local county or city to use, like a homeless shelter instead of being selfish and acting like they are above everyone else they are supposed to protect and serve, i see alot of seized property suvs driving around
Why should they donate property they worked to seize when the county is blowing money left and right?
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Feb 13, 2013
 
There is no Biblical admonition to build homeless shelters, but commands Christians to take them into their own homes. That doesn't mean freeloading either, it is intended to bring a person to conversion and to get them to be able to live in an organized way and become a useful citizen.
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pore ole rodney king wrote:
There is no Biblical admonition to build homeless shelters, but commands Christians to take them into their own homes. That doesn't mean freeloading either, it is intended to bring a person to conversion and to get them to be able to live in an organized way and become a useful citizen.
Very true!!!

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The reason Somerset dosent have any money for homeless is because all the money the state pays for the cops chargers and the new undercover cars and stupid shit like a safety officer that has no use except driving around acting like a cop. Somerset blows money
This article was posted July 11, 2009.
A lot of changes have been made in the last 4 years.

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Someone wrote:
The cop cars as you put it, are mostly paid for with grant money and money from seized property. The few they do buy themselves are part of the city budget. And in case you didn't know, Ford is no longer making Crown Victorias so that is why they have Chargers along with one or two of Ford's replacement for the Crown Vic cruiser.
Ford does still make the Crown Vic, but it can only be ordered as a fleet vehicle. At least that is what I was told at a Ford dealership. I love a full size car.

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Feb 14, 2013
 
JMO wrote:
We had one a few years ago and police from different counties were dropping people off at it, so it closed. I would like to open a homeless shelter but it would be a pay as you go. I would have a big open shelter, inclosed with heat and air of course, cots and blankets. Charge 5 or 10 dollars a day. If I provided breakfast you would pay for that also.
Many people are homeless not because they don't have any money, they may not have family and friends to stay with, and cannot come up with money for rent and deposit, or 50 dollars a night at a motel.
What you're describing sounds more like a hostel:

"An establishment that provides cheap food and lodging for a specific group of people, such as students, workers, or travelers."

I wouldn't call it a shelter unless you are going to allow people to stay for free. But a hostel would be an interesting idea. I'm not sure how many of those exist in the US.

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There is a place located off 914, west of 192, located in the same area as the Marathon station. They provide free food so many days a week, also have used clothes and other items. It may be operated by Eagle Heights Baptist Church in the same area.

If I recall correctly, one of the city council members STATED THAT THEY take all the homeless and people in wheelchairs to the county line and dump 'em.
There are persons and places that provide, but not advertised, temp care for homeless.
Check with any Law enforcement officer.
Bethany House Abuse Shelter, Inc takes donated clothes, toys, and other items.

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