New Park Coming to Greenville, KY

New Park Coming to Greenville, KY

There are 36 comments on the WEHT story from Sep 6, 2013, titled New Park Coming to Greenville, KY. In it, WEHT reports that:

Muhlenberg County residents will soon have a new place to hold outdoor activities.

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Whatever

Greenville, KY

#1 Sep 7, 2013
Greenville needs another park about as bad as they need another gas station...
wow

Owensboro, KY

#2 Sep 7, 2013
Will it be on the property they bought from School Board Chairman Don Richey?
dan

Greenville, KY

#3 Sep 7, 2013
we dont need a new park,how about helping the middle class an the poor an people who needs medical ins an cant afford it
on the minum wage
anonymous

Dunmor, KY

#4 Sep 7, 2013
dan wrote:
we dont need a new park,how about helping the middle class an the poor an people who needs medical ins an cant afford it
on the minum wage
Haven't you heard? ObamaCare arrives on October 1 after which everyone is MANDATED to purchase or have insurance under his "affordable care act"!
BigBobby

Greenville, KY

#5 Sep 7, 2013
Will they have tanning booths?

Since: Jun 12

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#6 Sep 7, 2013
anonymous wrote:
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Haven't you heard? ObamaCare arrives on October 1 after which everyone is MANDATED to purchase or have insurance under his "affordable care act"!
Do you have a better solution? Public hospitals are closing because they are forced to treat patients that have no insurance or refuse to pay. They are also closing due to Medicare being over a year behind in payments and sometimes simply not paying. You know when Obama proudly says how he's saving half a trillion in Medicare costs, a lot of that is from non payments. It's easy to save money if you reduce or stop payouts.

So while no one has a solution that will work in the long run, including Obama, in the short term to slow the hospital closings, forcing people to have some sort of insurance is the only viable answer.

As for why people think there is one money pool that all spending comes from whether it be summer concerts, city improvements, parks, hospital funding, etc is beyond me. Not everything that is built or improved in Greenville comes from taxpayer dollars. Some money comes from donations. Some funding is from taxpayer dollars from the state and fed but allocated for certain things. You generally can't take state education funds and go build a water fountain and such. You either spend the money on what you were told, or you don't get the funding. Then people complain that officials turned down funding. If you wanna live in Cleaton or Drakesboro, move there. There is no reason to be so negative every time our city and community is improved.
Justsaying

Rochester, KY

#7 Sep 8, 2013
anonymous wrote:
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Haven't you heard? ObamaCare arrives on October 1 after which everyone is MANDATED to purchase or have insurance under his "affordable care act"!
The problem with people not having insurance is they tend to seek help when sick or injured. By law passed under Reagan these people must be treated regardless of their ability to pay. We would be better off as a nation to let them die in the streets but it's illegal to let them.
As the system is now it is like having car insurance and someone wrecks into you that doesn't have. You pay not only for your car but must pay for theirs also.
Wow

United States

#8 Sep 8, 2013
Whatever wrote:
Greenville needs another park about as bad as they need another gas station...
There's nothing wrong with getting a new park; I do believe the county will reap rewards from it later on. However, I do agree with the fact that we need jobs and better paying jobs in the county. I'm of the opinion that the powers-that-be don't actually want more industry in the county. To get more industry the county has to clean up and offer incentives.

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#9 Sep 8, 2013
Wow wrote:
<quoted text> There's nothing wrong with getting a new park; I do believe the county will reap rewards from it later on. However, I do agree with the fact that we need jobs and better paying jobs in the county. I'm of the opinion that the powers-that-be don't actually want more industry in the county. To get more industry the county has to clean up and offer incentives.
What jobs? Look at the list of the fast growing jobs and then think about how many could actually be an option in Muhl Co. Very few.

http://www.bls.gov/emp/ep_table_103.htm
The Binker

Dunmor, KY

#10 Sep 9, 2013
Well- wrote:
<quoted text>What jobs? Look at the list of the fast growing jobs and then think about how many could actually be an option in Muhl Co. Very few.

http://www.bls.gov/emp/ep_table_103.htm
Wait till Don Richey is elected judge next year. He will make changes for our county.
humm

Philpot, KY

#11 Sep 23, 2013
What is a judge going to do?
Binker

Cadiz, KY

#12 Sep 23, 2013
humm wrote:
What is a judge going to do?
Runs fiscal court and can provide support to the park or eliminate support.
Big John

Cadiz, KY

#13 Sep 23, 2013
Richey will never be elected to any seat in this county again. The way he wastes school dollars (our tax $'s) no way he would win anything. His name is mud in ole Muhlenberg.
in the know

Frankfort, KY

#14 Sep 23, 2013
i have no problem with a new park being built. i have a problem with where it is being built, with the two main entrances being off of two small roads (181 and 2533) which are already dangerous enough. there was many backdoor deals being done for this park to get it where it will be currently located. a better building spot would have been beside the new Pogue car lots, with easier access for traffic. also would have been a lot more attractive for ball tournements with the easier access to food and lodging.
TT

Cadiz, KY

#15 Sep 23, 2013
in the know wrote:
i have no problem with a new park being built. i have a problem with where it is being built, with the two main entrances being off of two small roads (181 and 2533) which are already dangerous enough. there was many backdoor deals being done for this park to get it where it will be currently located. a better building spot would have been beside the new Pogue car lots, with easier access for traffic. also would have been a lot more attractive for ball tournements with the easier access to food and lodging.
What kind of backdoor deals? I think the site will be great. Schools leased the property to the parks board so they didn't have to purchase new land. Plus there is not enough room down by Pogues for walking trails and everything they will eventually do. Security is better near the school. More parking and already black topped. Plus the fiscal court and school district will help maintain once it's built. Plus there will be an additional entrance from Dean Road. It will be a really nice setting once it is all done. Will look nice next to with that new tech wing, the new auditorium and the new mustang stadium. I can't wait to see the finished product.
Brown Sugar

United States

#16 Sep 23, 2013
TT wrote:
<quoted text>What kind of backdoor deals? I think the site will be great. Schools leased the property to the parks board so they didn't have to purchase new land. Plus there is not enough room down by Pogues for walking trails and everything they will eventually do. Security is better near the school. More parking and already black topped. Plus the fiscal court and school district will help maintain once it's built. Plus there will be an additional entrance from Dean Road. It will be a really nice setting once it is all done. Will look nice next to with that new tech wing, the new auditorium and the new mustang stadium. I can't wait to see the finished product.
Tartar isn't for the park to be at west. He's not for anything that will help kids. Too caught up in the past and vengeance. The county better be glad the previous board approved the west site. If not it wouldn't have happened. Also a big thank you to the Felix Martin people for their vision.
in the know

Frankfort, KY

#17 Sep 23, 2013
1. parks had to purchase land to run water, etc. to the existing parks site.
2. no room for walking trails? have you seen how much land that lies along the four lane before and after Pogues?
3. i don't see where security near the school would be any better than security elsewhere.
4. the only thing black topped is the schools parking lot, additional black topping would have to occur at any site that was set.
5. additional entrance from Dean Road? which is 2533...have you been on that road lately? have you seen the traffic that goes zipping through on that small road...not exactly a great road to lead to an entrance, unless that road is going to be routinely patrolled with a 35 mph zone set.
6. the best thing set for this will be the little league/softball parks...i don't see where some of the things being built will be supported in Muhlenberg Co. this type of park would be nice in larger cities...but i just don't see the interest being kept in Muhlenberg. nothing against the park, just don't see much of it to be used once the "new" wears off...
The Aviator

Central City, KY

#18 Sep 23, 2013
The area near Pogue's is a flood plain. Water has been flowing over the airport taxi-ways and Pogue had to build a retaining pond to keep from flooding. Terrible location for a sports complex.

As for Dean Rd, I'm hearing a new entrance will be developed straight over to kY 181 rather than having to take Dean Rd. That's also much safer than the Pogue bypass location.

Security is better at West Campus because it's in Greenville. Pogue is located in Powderly. Greenville has 24 hour police coverage while Powderly does not.

Finally, there will be a lot of interest when 20-30 teams converge on Muhlenberg County on a regular basis for tournaments. More revenue for the county.

"If you build it they will come"
in the know

Frankfort, KY

#19 Sep 23, 2013
take a walk around the new park site after a decent rain if you want to see a flood plain. how has the school's gym floor been holding up over time?

181 is alot safer than Dean Road...but its still a two lane road, and that road will definately need more speed enforcment...but again, it is safer than Dean Rd.

20-30 teams? dream a little dream...
you're going to find it hard to attract large tournaments around here without the proper accomadations...unless alot of people are going to open up their homes as B&B's.

this park was built on the comparison to the one built in E-town...problem is they have the business to support large events, and is centrally located for large tournaments.
LTD

United States

#23 Sep 24, 2013
Brown Sugar wrote:
<quoted text>They will use the schools parking near Martin Hall for large events. The schools also have outside security cameras. There is 200 acres of school property that extends north. I believe the west gym flooded years ago when it was first build. But that was because of the parking lot design and not being on a flood plain. In the know is not so in the know. I would think people would be positive about $8 million given from Felix Martin for a park. Our kids deserve as nice a parks as Elizabethtown. IMO
Agree. Lots more positives at west.

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