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Jackson, KY

#21 Oct 2, 2012
john ryan wrote:
She isn't even on the commission, just an older lady that cares about the town, and trust me nobody is going to pull the wool over my eyes, many have tried and no have succeeded. Ask the commissioners that have tried to stir my pot, it dont work. I have not, and will not give into anybody who thinks they own crab orchard, we all do, not just one or two of them.
Hello John,

Which commissioners tried to stir your pot and what about ???

I am really interested in knowing what they said to you or approach you about.

Are you attending the meeting on the 4th ? Have you heard anything regarding the so-called investigation into the misuse of city property by the waste water superintendent? Are they still working for the city? I wonder if any progress has been made in the disappearence of the city funds ? Have they evened inquired with the State Police ? Has new accountability procedures been implentmented for all of the equipment the city owns ?

Come on people, get involved !!!
john ryan
#22 Oct 2, 2012
Well I dont want to name names on here, but there is two that have tried too, and that is the thing they havent approached me, they are just telling stuff to people that isnt true to get there vote, instead of being honorable about it and trying to get the votes by telling people what they are about. One of them hasn't even been showing up to meetings because she is mad at another one, but she is still getting paid every month, and is running for reelection? I have been trying to get more info on all the missing funds and misuse of equipment, but the only thing I could come up with is that they were still on the payroll and they were going to move this person down a position and hire someone to their current position, which again is misuse of city funds in my book, this time by everybody in there. The reason I was told that they couldn't fire that person was because of that one commissioner who hasn't been showing up that it only leaves the 3 commissioners and the mayor and there was a tied vote. Yes I will be there.

Waynesburg, KY

#23 Oct 3, 2012
very good John, you can't trust any of the people that are on there now. i sure hope you get voted in, this town needs a change. it is run like a prison camp, can't do anything in this town or pretty soon we won't even be able to have dogs.

Winchester, KY

#24 Oct 4, 2012
To John Ryan. I believe you'll enjoy being on the comission should you win. And your right, it's not about the money and if someone does it for that, they don't belong there. The workings of city government and it's relationship to state and county government is very interesting. The pace is very fustrating though. Slow is the word. Hoop after hoop. But once your elected just hang in there, stay true to your heart as to what you think is right no matter what. Your not going to please everyone and your always going to make some one mad. Public help with activities and events is dismal at best. I've been there and what I'm telling you is true. Anyone thats been there will tell you the same. Again, good luck, you've got my vote and anyone I can convince to cast a vote for you.
john ryan
#25 Oct 4, 2012
I really thank you for the support, information and most of all your honesty. Those are three things you seldom see anymore, little alone in one person, and again thanks.

Nerinx, KY

#26 Oct 22, 2012
I would like to know what this misuse of company equipment is all about and what com. is not showing up for the meetings. they should not be getting paid if they are not attending. Who is the one that keeps getting on everyone about the dogs. And where are they getting all the money to bushhog peoples property and all the flowers in the park.
john ryan
#27 Oct 22, 2012
The one that hasn't been showing up finally did the last meeting( I would say in a last ditch effort to get reelected), and the answer to your other questions is that it depends on who you talk to down there, everyone has a differant answer. The first thing that needs to be done down there is to inact a secure inventory system in which every piece of city equipment is documented and photographed in such a manner as you can check it once or twice a month and insure that everyone, even the city employees, knows that we mean business and it wont be tolerated. I am running to help the town grow, but before I can help do that we have to fix these problems, point blank. You have to have a solid foundation to build on, but I believe city hall right now has more cracks than the sidewalks I walk on.
john ryan
#29 Nov 5, 2012
Remember to get out and vote tomorrow, because every vote counts. thanks

Macon, GA

#30 Nov 6, 2012
Hello John !

I am on my way to vote now and just wanted you to know that you have my vote and support!

I sincerely hope that all the voters of Crab Orchard will seriously look at the canidates that are running, especially the ones currently seeking re-election.

The current commissioniers have failed to implement the necessary correctative measures to ensure accountabiltiy of the city resources.

The current commissioniers would not have removed the city worker for misuse of city property for personal use, had it not been for a few people who held their feet to the fire on the issue!

There is still many problems, including the selling of city property to the junk yard by city employees. This is currently being looked into by outside police officials and authorities.

Still no action has been taken by the city to collect money that was taken by the last city clerk who took money from the city in the amount of tens of thousands of dollars missing!!!

It's time to elect new city commissioners to bring these issues to light. The current ones have failed to do their jobs.

Good luck John !!!!
john ryan
#31 Nov 6, 2012
john ryan
#32 Nov 6, 2012
I want to thank everybody for the support and I want to congratulate the winners, but you are going to have to change the direction we are headed in. To the people please get out and support our leaders, and if they do wrong let them know, because its our right to do so, and if nothing changes I will run in two yrs, just this time in a bigger race. Thanks

Macon, GA

#34 Nov 6, 2012
John I am sorry you didn't win. But we need people like you who have a truly genuine interest in Crab Orchard and making things better.

I hope you will be at every city hall meeting right along side of me and holding the mayor and city commissioners feet to the fire on the issues.

See ya at the next meeting.
john ryan
#35 Nov 6, 2012
you got it.
Martha Bastin

Winchester, KY

#36 Nov 7, 2012
Well, Mr Journey fan, why don't you put your name on here?
That doesn't matter though I know who you are. I want to know why you wanted my head on teh chopping block and why you continue to talk about me using city property. I did not do anything wrong, except go to work for a bunch of people that do not want the town to grow or to do things the right way. I don't know where you got your info but it is all lies and if you want to know the truth why don't you come to me. So, until you know the truth do not mention me again on here. Let me tell you something you might not know, they talk about you in that office, making fun of you and calling you names along with the other folks that come to the meetings to see what is going on and care about the town.

Mount Sterling, KY

#38 Nov 14, 2012
I would like to thank Martha for her services to the town. I know you brought professionalism to the dept you tried to help. People don't know the issues that arise in a water/sewer dept. Again thanks, and I'm sure I'm not the only one that does.

Stanford, KY

#41 Jun 20, 2016
After the last few years of thought, and picking up needles along the side of our streets, I have decided that I WILL be running again this year. I decided a year or so ago, to run for Mayor in 2018, and still plan to do so. I have been pursuing higher education, and in doing so, have a far better understanding of the grant process, and believe I can make a difference in the future of OUR town. This is straight from the horses mouth, so now, let's start our engines, cause the race is on!!

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