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Mount Washington, KY

#1 Apr 3, 2012
(LOUISVILLE)-- People living in one Kentuckiana condominium say their homes are falling apart, and basic services being cut off. They blame it all on the property managers. But as WAVE 3 Investigator Eric Flack reports, their way of protesting may be the problem.

Bob and Ann Cook think there's something shady going on, at the Shadowood Townhomes.

"It's a never ending nightmare," Ann said.

There's a blue tarp on the outside of their wall covering black mold on the inside. And the Cooks say property managers don't seem to care.

"We've received no response from our letter, no response from our telephone call," Ann said.

Neither did Billie Drury. She's got moisture in the walls, holes in her balcony, and a message for building management. A six-by-six foot sign hanging from her balcony that reads: "Shadowoods = No Repairs."

"My sign was placed up here because I can't get any maintenance done around here," Drury said. "And haven't been able to get any maintenance for several years."

But it's dollar signs that have Shadowood managers upset. They say more than half of Shadowood residents have stopped paying their condo fees in protest. The delinquency list is at $56,000 and counting.

Drury and the Cooks each owe more than $6,000.

"If I won the lottery, I would not send a penny," Drury said.

"We don't know where it's going, we don't know where it's being spent on," Bob Cook added.

Now those who do pay their fees are mad, too.

"I'm paying their water bill every month, I'm paying their trash removal," said Kelley Harris, a Shadowood resident who stands behind management. What's more, management says there are still thousands of dollars in bills still unpaid by the condo.

"It's very tense around here," said Harris' friend, Janice Quinn.

So tense, in fact, that Drury and the Cooks have even put up surveillance equipment around their house, worried about who might be lurking in the shadows.

"These days, I just come and go and mind my own business," Drury said. "You leave me alone, and I'll leave you alone."

On Tuesday, the acting condo president resigned. Now no one is in charge. The outgoing president declined an on-camera interview but denied any wrongdoing or mismanagement of funds.

A petition is being passed around, asking for an audit, and residents may ask the Attorney General to get involved.

Some are talking about suing the condo over the repairs, but residents who are delinquent on their condo dues could face legal action as well.

Online Reporter: Eric Flack
EHS1966

Bowling Green, KY

#2 Apr 3, 2012
when the hell did they buy a condo?? i thought they lived in Henry Co?
TJM

United States

#3 Apr 3, 2012
they live in henry but they own several properties.
EHS1966

Bowling Green, KY

#4 Apr 3, 2012
txs
TJM

United States

#5 Apr 4, 2012
By Elizabeth Donatelli - bio | email
Posted by Charles Gazaway - email

HENRY COUNTY, KY (WAVE)- A Kentucky community is issuing thousands of dollars worth of building permits, but the inspector issuing them is not certified to do so.

Henry County resident Dale Hawkins has been working on his new house for the last year.

"It's just a nice little home for one person," said Hawkins.

Hawkins said it is a place he hopes spend the rest of his life.

"I just went to zoning and planning to see what I could get done and that's when they said I had to buy a permit for it," said Hawkins. "Anything I do right here on my property I get done by the book."

The problem is single family dwellings are not regulated for building inspections, but Henry County officials did it anyway and charged him for two building permits.

"They sold it to me and took my money," said Hawkins.

On April 5, 2010, the state Chief Building Official wrote a letter to Henry County Judge Executive John Logan Brent ordering the county to stop issuing building permits because they don't have a certified building official.

"Henry County Planning and Zoning is issuing building permits without having a qualified building inspector," the letter read. "Henry County has not established a building inspection program and Mr.[Greg] DeRossett is not a Kentucky certified building official…Please discontinue issuing any type of building permits until such time you have employed a properly certified building official."

Another letter dated July 5, 2006 from the Director of Division of Building Code Enforcement read the county agreed to change its permitting process four year prior.

"You have agreed to change the wording of your planning and zoning permit from ‘building permit' to ‘zoning permit' and to ensure applicants are notified up front that they may need to apply to Frankfort for a state building permit," read the letter.

Brent said he understood the 2006 issue to be about commercial projects because it referred to the Orchard View Condominium project.

"The only thing the county was guilty of was a poor choice of language and certainly there were no laws that were broken, no rules, no statues," said Brent.

But Henry County resident Bob Cook, who paid for four of the permits, isn't buying it and has been building a case against the county for four years, which he just delivered to the County Attorney.

"When the state comes to you and says don't do that anymore and you turn around and you do it anyway, that's fraud," said Cook.

Cook said because of the permitting issue he is running as an independent for Judge Executive. Brent says Cook is playing politics and angry for his own planning and zoning violations.

As for Hawkins, he just wants to have the right documentation so there's no question his home is there to stay.

"What's bothering me is I've done built this thing," said Hawkins. "I don't want to get in a Catch 22, you know, you can't build this here."

Brent says Henry County is now only issuing zoning permits. Anyone that needs a real building permit will have to go through Kentucky's Department of Housing, Buildings and Construction.

Last paragraph speaks volumes:

Brent says Henry County is now only issuing zoning permits. Anyone that needs a real building permit will have to go through Kentucky's Department of Housing, Buildings and Construction.

The County sure has been talking peoples real cash for something that not real... thats called fraud. Bob Cook was right!
EHS1966

Bowling Green, KY

#10 Apr 4, 2012
well TJM, sounds like u r a BOB fan......LOL...
myohmy

Evansville, IN

#11 Apr 5, 2012
"Breaking News"? Really? Well at least ONE of those stories "broke" more than a year ago and the other has no time/date attribute at all.(But can't be located on Wave 3 Website)

Why stir up all this nonsense again Bob? You should be so lucky that no one is talking about the abomination YOU started. I don't think anyone ever ZONED Scobie Lane as a Campground or Trailer Park or Gypsy Rendevous (That is Gypsy as a state-of-mind, not ethnicity).

Really...why? TJM or a.k.a. who ever U R.--Bob Cook was right? HA! TJM--Give some examples of states or counties or cities allowing people to do what Bob has done, without restrictions. And IF you can locate such places, provide the coordinates to Bob (I want my way, right or wrong) Cook, so he and the camp can relocate.

IT is because of self-centered, self-serving persons such as Cook that we ought to be looking at even stricter regulations. Which is a shame, because normal respecting and respectable people wouldn't do this sort of thing.

This isn't about the county zoning, this is about Bob Cook not wanting to spend the money to establish a legitimate dwelling. He isn't even trying. And several of us believe that he never intended to "make it right." We think if you were trying Bob, that you would receive more sympathy than disdain.

So Bob...what really is the "Breaking News"? It is the same old nonsense and why are you dragging it up again?
ohhh bob at it again

United States

#13 Apr 6, 2012
bob's taken in the trash and taken out the trash again! listen to the cry babies whine! why don't ya leave bob boo hoo lmfao! go get em bob! you know the guy i am talking about the little pest? you need to talk to police & people you know in lagrange and find out why the little perv boy is not there anymore! i heard he got ran out something about 16 reasons and something happened in his store? just a minor thing from what i heard but not something people in the couny know about and i think because of what its about they should know.look it up y
slim

Louisville, KY

#14 Apr 6, 2012
Bob is this the little fellow everyone has been talking about on fb the con-man talking all this smack about you?
Sarge

Louisville, KY

#15 Apr 6, 2012
I see it too go after this buttmunch bob you don't hae to do anything we have you back!
here is a great idea

Mount Washington, KY

#20 Apr 7, 2012
If a vacation just isn't a vacation unless you can pitch a tent and cook your dinner over a campfire, Kentucky's parks have just what you are looking for.

If you want to leave your alarm clock at home and have your wake-up call come courtesy of the melodic warbling of a wood thrush or the sun rising over a pristine lake, make our scenic campgrounds (31 in our state parks alone) your home away from home with showers and running water.
really

Mount Washington, KY

#21 Apr 7, 2012
Bob you get on here and bash WESLEY MORRISON and his BUSINESS'S and FAMILY for no reason and then call EVERYBODY YOU CAN ABOUT HIS JAILER JOB TO TRY AND GET HIM FIRED YOU MAKE UP LIES AND HAVE NO PROOF TO BACK UP WHAT YOUR SAYING GET REAL YOU HAVE CALLED HIS BOSS SCOTT SOUTHWORTH,GOODWILL,JOHN LOGAN BRENT,THE HEALTH DEPT,KENTUCKY STATE POLICE POST,MAYOR DRANE STEPHENS OF EMINENCE,THE EMINENCE POLICE CHEIF,JACK CONWAY,AND WHO KNOWS WHO ELSE WHY DONT YOU JUST TAKE YOUR BULLCRAP SOMEWHERE ELSE OR AT LEAST TALK TO HIM FACE TO FACE AND TRY AND WORK THIS OUT IM SURE YOU HAVE HIS CELL OR HIS PLACE OF EMPLOYMENT OR GET OVER IT THE NEWS IS GETTING REAL OLD
Just saying

United States

#22 Apr 7, 2012
Really are you sure that your name isn't really Christmas turkey? Sounds like you are full of crap and trying to blame one person for your problems. Stop hiding behind your "amber lights". From the posts it appears that Wesley is trying too hard to make one individual his scapegoat. I don't see daily posts bashing Wesley and the things he is doing. To many people have seen what Wesley is and has been doing for Wesley to blame anyone other than Wesley. To Wesley I say - grow up and get over it. You are what you are and only you can change it. If you don't want people talking about the things you are doing stop.
really

Mount Washington, KY

#23 Apr 7, 2012
Just saying wrote:
Really are you sure that your name isn't really Christmas turkey? Sounds like you are full of crap and trying to blame one person for your problems. Stop hiding behind your "amber lights". From the posts it appears that Wesley is trying too hard to make one individual his scapegoat. I don't see daily posts bashing Wesley and the things he is doing. To many people have seen what Wesley is and has been doing for Wesley to blame anyone other than Wesley. To Wesley I say - grow up and get over it. You are what you are and only you can change it. If you don't want people talking about the things you are doing stop.
ok 2 points for saying WESLEY what a BOB FAN
hope this helps

Mount Washington, KY

#25 Apr 7, 2012
cow·ard
   [kou-erd] Show IPA

noun
1.
a person who lacks courage in facing danger, difficulty, opposition, pain, etc.; a timid or easily intimidated person.

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adjective
2.
lacking courage; very fearful or timid.

3.
proceeding from or expressive of fear or timidity: a coward cry.
i got it

Mount Washington, KY

#26 Apr 7, 2012
Main Entry:

useless  [yoos-lis] Show IPA

Part of Speech:

adjective

Definition:

not working; not valuable

Synonyms:

abortive, bootless, counterproductive, disadvantageous, dysfunctional, expendable, feckless, fruitless, futile, good-for-nothing, hopeless, idle, impracticable, impractical, incompetent, ineffective, ineffectual, inept, inoperative, inutile, meaningless, no good, nonfunctional, of no use, pointless, profitless, purposeless, scrap, stupid*, unavailable, unavailing, unfunctional, unproductive, unprofitable, unpurposed, unusuable, unworkable, vain, valueless, waste, weak, worthless


Antonyms:

helpful, usable, useful, valuable, working, worthwhile
More

United States

#27 Apr 7, 2012
in·cite (Verb)Verb: 1.Encourage or stir up (violent or unlawful behavior).

Not a good choice for someone working in a legal position. You got busted let it go.:-) That would be the best thing for you to do.

Another good one comes to mind here: Inbred:someone with a very weak mind and gene pool,a simpleton

Just ran across that one lol.
EHS1966

Bowling Green, KY

#29 Apr 8, 2012
hope this helps wrote:
cow·ard
   [kou-erd] Show IPA
noun
1.
a person who lacks courage in facing danger, difficulty, opposition, pain, etc.; a timid or easily intimidated person.
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adjective
2.
lacking courage; very fearful or timid.
3.
proceeding from or expressive of fear or timidity: a coward cry.
I would agreewith this, Bob has all thses symptoms and more!!
THE ONE

Louisville, KY

#30 Apr 8, 2012
Happy Easter you putz...don't be a hater or a crook.
EHS1966

Louisville, KY

#31 Apr 8, 2012
I play with myself

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