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Donna

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Mar 8, 2012
 

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We keep hearing that there is going to be a new Greenup library but so far, all we see is an empty lot. What going on? I was in there the other day and there is no drawings out for the public to see and when I asked the lady at the desk about when they were going to start she said who knows. She said the only drawing that she has seen is in Dorothy's office but I don't know who Dorothy is. During Old Fashioned Days I saw a board there by the bookmobile with a drawing of what it's suppose to look like but there's nothing in the library about it.
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Ashland, KY

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Mar 8, 2012
 

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The state needs to save the money. The library we have now is good enough.
JustMe

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From what I heard the librarian, Dorothy Griffith, has saved the money to have it built. Hard to believe isn't it? That you can save enought to build a library. I think our library tax has been to high then.
I would also like to see drawings of the new library. This all started when Roger Reed was on the board of directors. I think he just wanted to get it started so he could sale his delapidated buildings next door to the funeral home. You watch, he's already tore one building down and he'll tear another one down so he can sell them the lots for parking. It's been a big scam from the beginning.
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Ashland, KY

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Mar 8, 2012
 
JustMe wrote:
From what I heard the librarian, Dorothy Griffith, has saved the money to have it built. Hard to believe isn't it? That you can save enought to build a library. I think our library tax has been to high then.
I would also like to see drawings of the new library. This all started when Roger Reed was on the board of directors. I think he just wanted to get it started so he could sale his delapidated buildings next door to the funeral home. You watch, he's already tore one building down and he'll tear another one down so he can sell them the lots for parking. It's been a big scam from the beginning.
Carpenter apoints the board members, so go figure.....
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Mar 10, 2012
 
I think they should name the new library the Greahouse Library. Everybody in Cassies family works there. Cassie, her mom, her mamaw, her cousin, her papaw is there a lot, i've not seen her brothers there lately but when we were in grade school they worked there to.
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Saylorsburg, PA

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Dec 13, 2013
 
well
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Saylorsburg, PA

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Dec 13, 2013
 

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Well, the new library is up and running, now what do you have to say?
I myself can't see how they could justify spending that much money.
I'm in favor of having a nice library but, gee whiz!
Does a library have to have a ceiling that high? I shudder to think of what it costs just to heat and cool that place!
Did it have to have the "Star Trek" automatic sliding doors big enough to drive a bus through?
Did it have to have that many offices so large and fancy-shmancy?
Heck, just go look at it, inside and out, and see if you think it had to be all that.
I guess they say they didn't have to borrow any money and that it is all paid for, but if thats the case they are getting to much money somehow. Just because you have some money doesn't mean you have to throw it away.
They should have bought a few books while they were at it,and get rid of those old obsolete books from the 70's-80's.
The public library doesn't have to be a 4 million dollar building where you can go check out Porky's II on DVD. Go to the flea market and buy it for a dollar.
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Nicholasville, KY

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Dec 13, 2013
 
Just waiting to see who gets the old building ...Sure would make a nice place for a business ,,But I wonder what kind of business would need a great big room,with smaller rooms on one side?
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Nicholasville, KY

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Dec 19, 2013
 

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I think it's ridiculous that they have such a HUGE library. How in the world could Greenup afford this? I'm sure the taxpayers are paying for this waste of huge space. There's not enough people in Greenup to have something like that. They've already wasted money on the bridge that they could do without. Now, I've heard they're redoing the other useless bridge beside Chuck Clark's house. I mean, come on people, there's other ways out of Greenup.
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Ashland, KY

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Dec 20, 2013
 
They were a bit extreme when it came to building but if it was paid for then I don't get what the fuss is about.
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Catlettsburg, KY

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Dec 20, 2013
 

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Some people are going to bitch no matter what. It's probably someone that has never eve been in the library. "Star Trek" doors? They're automatic doors and if you were handicapped you would really see he point in automatic doors. Yes, some places have the little squares that you can push but do you know how unhandy that is if you have weak arm muscles? "that many offices so large and fancy-shmancy", seriously you haven't been inside have you? The offices are about 8x10's, they have the same old metal desks that were in the old library. No new furniture for the offices. Old books, sure there are some old books as all libraries will have older popular books. I really don't think you have been in there or you would see the new books, on the back wall, they change pretty often, they always seem to have what I'm looking for, I may have to be put on a waiting list to get it but they will have a copy or two. I could go on but I really think before we discuss it further, you should go and see it for yourself, really look around. If you can't read the adult books, they have easy readers over in the kids section.
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Ashland, KY

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Former wrote:
They were a bit extreme when it came to building but if it was paid for then I don't get what the fuss is about.
DEMOCRATS. That's how they all operate they love wasting money!!

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Stanton, KY

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Jan 26, 2014
 

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We are new residents in Greenup County and were very pleased to find the wonderful new library. It was one of our favorite things when we were looking around and was the first thing that we did after having our water and electric turned on. What a great facility for those with small children to instill a love of reading and learning. A library to promote literacy and a source of information is a great asset to a community. Money well spent by any means in my opinion. Somewhere for people of all ages to go that doesn't cost a penny. My older father, my husband, my daughter and I all enjoy some aspect.
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Clairton, PA

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MRFarm wrote:
We are new residents in Greenup County and were very pleased to find the wonderful new library. It was one of our favorite things when we were looking around and was the first thing that we did after having our water and electric turned on. What a great facility for those with small children to instill a love of reading and learning. A library to promote literacy and a source of information is a great asset to a community. Money well spent by any means in my opinion. Somewhere for people of all ages to go that doesn't cost a penny. My older father, my husband, my daughter and I all enjoy some aspect.
the only problem is that our roads r falling apart and yes it did cost all of us taxpayers the library is nice but we were in need of a lot of other things a lot worse I'm sure u r retired and a liberal so enjoy ur library and ill drive in the mud and pot holes!!!

Since: Jan 14

Winchester, KY

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Jan 28, 2014
 

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Sico sid wrote:
<quoted text> the only problem is that our roads r falling apart and yes it did cost all of us taxpayers the library is nice but we were in need of a lot of other things a lot worse I'm sure u r retired and a liberal so enjoy ur library and ill drive in the mud and pot holes!!!
No sir, not retired and not a liberal... working, middle class, middle aged republicans. We have just lived in several different areas and have seen much worse in the way of roads.(We have lived in South Carolina, Ohio, Powell County, KY and Madison County, KY).

And thank you. We are enjoying the county's library. If you want to avoid mud and pot holes, you should try moving to a different climate. Unfortunately, they are part of the scenery here.
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A lot of the books are old and outdated. The boyd county library has a lot better selection and they are located in small area of the KYOVA mall.
Just sayin'.... can you imagine the heating bill for these recent months?
They went waaayy over the top with this thing. Glass exterior walls that look out too a filthy alley and surounding run down buildings.
Don't get me wrong, its important to have a library, but this thing sticks out like a new Corvette in a trailer park.
As for you "new residents".... Lets see how you feel after you hang around Greenup for a few years and see how things work around here..
All fluff and flash but no substance. As for the sico kid..shut up.
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Lexington, KY

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Jan 31, 2014
 
The library at the mall is just a branch..The main Boyd Co. library is up by the park...Very nice...

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