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Tonya

Middlesboro, KY

#43 Mar 24, 2009
My child attends Hunterhills and I do take him back and forth from to and from school EVERYDAY. He doesn't ride a bus for certain reasons which is not anyones business but mine. I seen that wreck there that happened Friday. To those that said its bull that they said so many had to die your wrong. I heard it twice from two differents peoples mouth including a police officer. They need a redlight up there I dont care if its only the hours of 7 to 5 as long as is safe for the kids that are picked up and that rides the bus to make it out of there safe. There is a cop that comes there every so often but not much. If it wasn't such a big deal so many people wouldn't be complaining about having one there. I am trying my best to have something done cause my safety of my baby is the most important thing to me. I have already contacted the news and they have contacted me back and hopefully they will get out there soon and report on the traffic. I just think that if there is any school on a main road they should be a law that there is a redlight placed up and not when someone dies there are 700 kids almost that attend Hunterhills you tell me what percent is higher if someone does get in a wreck there and has a kid or more in the car.
used to be there

Winchester, KY

#44 Mar 25, 2009
My son has been gone from Hunter Hill's for 7 years. The entire time he was at Hunter Hill's
(K-5), parents tried to get a stop light to no avail. In a previous post, they said it was a lie that so many had to loose their lives before a light would be installed. That is not a lie, we were told that three lives had to be lost before a light would be considered. We sent in many letters to every office that we were told to from county offices to state offices. Nothing helped. I wish you luck in your fight to attain a traffice light but I'm afraid for now, you have a loosing battle.
the truth

Kennett, MO

#45 Mar 25, 2009
ENOUGH wrote:
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For the reasons I stated. Yes, a child has to grow up learning everyone isn't going to be good to them, but they get enough of that in the classroom. When my child started riding the bus in kindergarden, as I said, she was assigned to a seat with two boys that was older than her. First off, you don't assign a 5 year old girl to a seat with boys ranging from 8 to 12 years old. My child was on a school bus for an hour before she ever got home of the evening. There were times the bus driver passed my house because she had fell asleep on the bus and the driver forgot she was on there. Luckily, me standing at the road when the bus went by would make the driver remember her and stop the bus after she done passed me up and I would walk up the road to get my kid off the bus. Before you say anything, yes my child was put to bed at 8:00 p.m. every night. So it wasn't from lack of sleeping at home. Also, when I put my child on the bus of the morning, the driver would take off before my child could get seated. Have you ever rode a school bus? Do you know how hard it is to try to walk to your seat on a school bus and the bus moving? Also, there is no one home here to put my child on the bus of the morning with mine and my husband's work schedule, not to mention no one here to get her off the bus of the evening due to the same thing.
Not being rude, but what does it matter that a kid doesn't ride the bus? The money is coming out of MY pocket for the gas to school and back everyday. Not the taxpayers pocket either. Money that I work for. I buy my gas for my vehicle. I also pay school taxes to keep those buses on the road. So if I choose to drive my kid to school that is my business, and no one else's. By me driving her, I am paying for the transportation two ways. I am paying for fuel for the buses by paying school taxes and fuel for my vehicle from money I work for. Also, we pay taxes and that keeps the sherrif's office running too. Let them get off their butts and go direct traffic. After all, if it wasn't for us folks that drive our kids to school and pick them up everyday (at least the ones that work) they wouldn't have a job themselves. So I say, let them work for their money just like I work for mine, even if they have to direct traffic.
first off, their is a cop their of they evening, that help they buses get out. also of they moring,one of they workers at they school help them get out.Your children are safer on them buses, than in your cars. I have seen so many students in wrecks on they way to school. also they drivers are up-dated every year about taken care of they students. I suggest you call they bus garage if they bus moves before your child is seatet and yes they will do something about it. another thing is parents take back your rights and start making your children mind.Parents are afraid that if they correct their children they welfare will take them away.If enough people would stand up for they right to do this, maybe our children will start respecting us as their parents. believe me kids want their parents to set rules for them. also I wish every parent had to drive a bus for one day. you would have more respect for bus driver. some people are not cut out to be drivers, but they ones that are loves and take care of them, as they would their own children and yes I am a driver.
Tonya

Middlesboro, KY

#46 Mar 28, 2009
Whats that got anything to do with putting a redlight up This isnt about how your child gets to school It doesnt matter if its a bus or if the parent or whoever is taking them to school this is about the safety of getting the children there and back, a minor redlight is all we are asking not people judging our kids just cause we "drive" them to school ourselves or how to punish our children Everyone lives there life different and takes care of their children in different ways we just want a redlight up there for the saftey of the kids nothing else!!
the truth wrote:
<quoted text>first off, their is a cop their of they evening, that help they buses get out. also of they moring,one of they workers at they school help them get out.Your children are safer on them buses, than in your cars. I have seen so many students in wrecks on they way to school. also they drivers are up-dated every year about taken care of they students. I suggest you call they bus garage if they bus moves before your child is seatet and yes they will do something about it. another thing is parents take back your rights and start making your children mind.Parents are afraid that if they correct their children they welfare will take them away.If enough people would stand up for they right to do this, maybe our children will start respecting us as their parents. believe me kids want their parents to set rules for them. also I wish every parent had to drive a bus for one day. you would have more respect for bus driver. some people are not cut out to be drivers, but they ones that are loves and take care of them, as they would their own children and yes I am a driver.
former student

Bowling Green, KY

#47 Apr 1, 2009
i went to Hunter Hills...a long time ago..i am now a college student and i have a little brother that attends school there and i can remember throughout the whole time i was there from 1995-2000 there was 4 wrecks there that i can remember. if they havent done anything by now they probably NEVER will.
draco

Middlesboro, KY

#48 Apr 1, 2009
ENOUGH wrote:
First off, I drive my kid to school everyday and pick it up everyday. Reason? Because I don't want my kid to be picked on when she is on the school bus. When you have one child that is 5 or 6 years old and put them on a school bus by themselves, with no siblings and not knowing anyone on the bus to watch out for them, they tend to get picked on. I tried that when she first started school and the bus driver assigned her to a seat with two brothers who were anywhere from 3 to 5 years older than her. It has NOTHING to do with me thinking my kid is better than others or afraid she might mix with a "common" kid. She is a normal kid just like any other kid. We live from payday to payday just like everyone else. We, by no means, are above anyone.
Second, I do NOT believe that anyone was told that an X amount of kids would have to lose their lives in order to get a traffic light put up there. That, in my opinion, is a way to get the bitching on here started, like there isn't enough. I also don't buy the story "the prinicpal said if we knew any cops.........". NO, if the principal at that school wants traffic control, she can call the sherrif's department and they will send someone to do traffic control. I used to work at a job and make nightly cash deposits at a bank when the store would shut down. All I had to do then was call the police department, and they gladly would send an officer to follow me to the bank and stay there until I would drop the deposits off to make sure no one tried to rob me.
Last, send all the letters to Frankfort that you want. You need to be contacting your congressman. Who do you think got the traffic lights put in at South Laurel? If you would contact Hal Rogers, and talk to him personally and explain the traffic situation, I'm sure you would get farther than sending letters to Frankfort. For those who say people need to learn how to drive, well guess what? Traffic is bad there. It's not about knowing or not knowing how to drive. If you can't pull out because of traffic then that is not your fault. Of course, if someone pulled out in front of you, then it would be "people need to learn how to drive". They could install a traffic light that works like the one on 192 at the bus garage entrance. Only works during school hours. I think that would solve alot of problems. Like I said before, I honestly don't believe that anyone said so many people would have to lose their lives before a light would be put up. Just like I don't believe the principal asked parents if they knew a cop to see if they would come do traffic control. If your going to start a complaint on here, at least tell the truth. If your going to lie, try to make up one that at least sounds legit.
i have a 9 year old that rides the bus everyday. the only time she doesnt is when we wont be home in toime for the bus. its part of being a kid to be picked on or be the one picking they done it to me when i was little and it aint never going to change. i tell my daughte rto ignore them and if it gets to bad she tells her bus driver and then if that dont work go to the princiapal. u cant shelter them for everything they have to learn and to also learn if u get picked on then do something about it cause if u dont and i mean the child than when they do get grown then u will have a problem... just something to think about...
draco

Middlesboro, KY

#49 Apr 1, 2009
my daughter does go to hunter hills and when i do have to drop her off on certain days or pick her up i do pull out of the right side and go down the road and then come back through or u will never get out of there. no matter how many lights or anything they put there isnt going to stop the traffic. every school is the same no matter what u do. and if u want to pick up ur child i would say park at the end by the road and go in and get them that way u have a better chance of getting out which i have done this and it does work with out the flood gates opening
Joe Dirty

Middlesboro, KY

#50 Apr 5, 2009
This is another important issue with children involved.
proud pick-up parent

Corbin, KY

#51 Apr 6, 2009
They do need a light down there, and yes, people do need to learn to drive. I always turn right to get out of there. I drop my kids off and pick them up everyday. They are small kids and I do not want them riding the bus right now. I have explained to them that when they get older they will be allowed to ride the bus but not right now. Also, I don't work and I have nothing else to do, so why wouldn't I drop them off and pick them up?
Prev Hunter Hills Parent

United States

#52 Apr 8, 2009
In 1997 or 1998 several parents along with some area business, tried to get a light. They contacted two different news stations one in Lexington and one in Hazard. They came and done a story about Hunter Hills needing a red light. They also contacted the Highway Dept. in Manchester and they refered the parents to Frankfort. They had a lawyer to contact Frankfort about the light and were told that "FIVE" deaths have to occur before a light would be considered. Or raise the funds to have a red light installed which is approx.$60,000.00!! Contact your news media, Highway Dept and Frankfort - maybe someone can get something done this time. Good Luck!!
metoo

Middlesboro, KY

#53 Apr 9, 2009
I'll take plenty of pictures.. I live nearly right across from the school and in the evenings, it can sometimes take 20 minutes to get out on the road. Both directions are horribly crowded. There does need to be a light put up there... You can barely see what is coming over the hill down the road, and up the road, they're usually flying. There is typically a cop setting there every evening, but what does that do? Just makes it easier for buses to pull out onto the roads.. He's not looking out for other vehicles, parents, etc. Just the buses.

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