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In The Know

Hopkinsville, KY

#1 Jun 19, 2014
Just read on-line where the Rails to Trails is going to be widened to 10 feet. We have roads in Muhlenberg County that are still gravel, roads falling apart, high taxes, and who can think of anything else and we wasting more money on this trail. Remember this is a trail not a road. Our fiscal is a waste of space. Why keep wasting money on this and repair our roads and bridges on the county roads. Or save that money to buy salt in the winter to actually keep our roads safe. It's a walking trail, not road it doesn't need to be a mile wide. Who else is tired of this mess?

Since: Aug 12

Benton, KY

#2 Jun 19, 2014
In The Know wrote:
Just read on-line where the Rails to Trails is going to be widened to 10 feet. We have roads in Muhlenberg County that are still gravel, roads falling apart, high taxes, and who can think of anything else and we wasting more money on this trail. Remember this is a trail not a road. Our fiscal is a waste of space. Why keep wasting money on this and repair our roads and bridges on the county roads. Or save that money to buy salt in the winter to actually keep our roads safe. It's a walking trail, not road it doesn't need to be a mile wide. Who else is tired of this mess?
This money to widen the trail has been there for a long time and has nothing to do with tax dollars.
In The Know

Hopkinsville, KY

#3 Jun 19, 2014
Gratefully aged wrote:
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This money to widen the trail has been there for a long time and has nothing to do with tax dollars.
If you really think that you are just as silly as they are.
Two Cents Worth

Central City, KY

#4 Jun 19, 2014
In The Know wrote:
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If you really think that you are just as silly as they are.
The money was allocated before Rick Newman came into office and designated for trail maintenance. Now go ahead and get your free refill on that 50 cent cup of coffee you're drinking!!
In the Know

Hopkinsville, KY

#5 Jun 23, 2014
Two Cents Worth wrote:
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The money was allocated before Rick Newman came into office and designated for trail maintenance. Now go ahead and get your free refill on that 50 cent cup of coffee you're drinking!!
Seems a little odd it has taken them so long to use that money. Your line smells like something and it's coming out the south end of a north bound bull. I'll let you figure it out. I bet our property taxes go up before then end of Ricky boy's next term.
crazy!!!

Paducah, KY

#6 Jun 23, 2014
In The Know wrote:
Just read on-line where the Rails to Trails is going to be widened to 10 feet. We have roads in Muhlenberg County that are still gravel, roads falling apart, high taxes, and who can think of anything else and we wasting more money on this trail. Remember this is a trail not a road. Our fiscal is a waste of space. Why keep wasting money on this and repair our roads and bridges on the county roads. Or save that money to buy salt in the winter to actually keep our roads safe. It's a walking trail, not road it doesn't need to be a mile wide. Who else is tired of this mess?
It could feed the hungry in our town!!
Jack Rabbit

Princeton, KY

#7 Jun 23, 2014
Crazy, U Hungry? Get yourself a damned job.
wtf

Greenville, KY

#8 Jun 23, 2014
I work two jobs and I go hungry a bunch. When you have deadbeat dads that don't pay and you have to take every penny to take care of your kids and provide a life for them sometimes you will do without to make sure your kids have what they need
Know the in

Greenville, KY

#9 Jun 23, 2014
In the Know wrote:
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Seems a little odd it has taken them so long to use that money. Your line smells like something and it's coming out the south end of a north bound bull. I'll let you figure it out. I bet our property taxes go up before then end of Ricky boy's next term.
Why dont you get off topics and keep your wifey in line...
In The Know

Russellville, KY

#10 Jun 26, 2014
Know the in wrote:
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Why dont you get off topics and keep your wifey in line...
You have no clue who I am, so pipe down. The line is moving ahead for your clinic check-up.
yeah

Greenville, KY

#11 Jun 26, 2014
[QUOTE who="crazy!!!"]<q uoted text>
It could feed the hungry in our town!![/QUOTE]

Have you looked around lately? I see very few people going hungry. The opposite seems to be happening. And between EBT, churches, and everything else there should be no hungry in Gville.
runner

United States

#12 Jun 27, 2014
Im glad it will be improved!
crazy!!!

Paducah, KY

#13 Jun 27, 2014
Jack Rabbit wrote:
Crazy, U Hungry? Get yourself a damned job.
I have a Dam job! I am referring to feeding children, moron!
Meeting goer

Central City, KY

#14 Jun 27, 2014
That money is from grants for recreation. It can't be used for roads or meals or salt.
DrKilljoy

Madisonville, KY

#15 Jun 27, 2014
[QUOTE who="crazy!!!"]<q uoted text>
It could feed the hungry in our town!![/QUOTE]Fed the hungry? Have you seen a skinny person in Muhlenberg county in the past decade other than the Meth Heads?
yeah

Greenville, KY

#16 Jun 27, 2014
In the Know wrote:
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Seems a little odd it has taken them so long to use that money. Your line smells like something and it's coming out the south end of a north bound bull. I'll let you figure it out. I bet our property taxes go up before then end of Ricky boy's next term.
You may be In the Know, but please don't bring Rick Newman into it. As stated in other threads, the Judge Executive does not make decisions on how money is spent. His job is to carry out the decisions of the Fiscal Court. Mr. Snodgrass showed during the election that he had no clue what the responsibilities of the JE position entail.
Not all projects come out of a "tax fund" as some uneducated people seem to think. Some projects have allocated money that can only be used for specific things. As to why it took so long to widen the trail, maybe they were waiting on additional funding from other sources.
In the Know

Auburn, KY

#17 Jun 28, 2014
yeah wrote:
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You may be In the Know, but please don't bring Rick Newman into it. As stated in other threads, the Judge Executive does not make decisions on how money is spent. His job is to carry out the decisions of the Fiscal Court. Mr. Snodgrass showed during the election that he had no clue what the responsibilities of the JE position entail.
Not all projects come out of a "tax fund" as some uneducated people seem to think. Some projects have allocated money that can only be used for specific things. As to why it took so long to widen the trail, maybe they were waiting on additional funding from other sources.
Maybe us po folk in the north and south ends of the county will get a little attention to some needed projects come next election time. Until then I guess we should just shut up and pay our taxes in November. I guess I figured out why it needs to be made wider, to accommodate all the " fat people " using the trail. If the money was for maintenance then use it for maintenance and not to widen a trail and creat more area to take care of all of the time. There may be grants, and donations to cover the cost of these things but someone still has to maintain these things and that falls back on the taxpayers. Everyone talks about conserving energy but our local government wastes more energy than almost anyone. If you do not think so just drive by the courthouse at 2:00 or 3:00 in the morning and see all of the wasted lights illuminating absolutely nothing for anyone. Thanks for your time. Don't defend ole Ricky boy either who left town and went gambling in 2009 when the ice storm hit and told the paper we should evacuate the county.
yeah

Greenville, KY

#18 Jul 1, 2014
In the Know wrote:
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Maybe us po folk in the north and south ends of the county will get a little attention to some needed projects come next election time. Until then I guess we should just shut up and pay our taxes in November. I guess I figured out why it needs to be made wider, to accommodate all the " fat people " using the trail. If the money was for maintenance then use it for maintenance and not to widen a trail and creat more area to take care of all of the time. There may be grants, and donations to cover the cost of these things but someone still has to maintain these things and that falls back on the taxpayers. Everyone talks about conserving energy but our local government wastes more energy than almost anyone. If you do not think so just drive by the courthouse at 2:00 or 3:00 in the morning and see all of the wasted lights illuminating absolutely nothing for anyone. Thanks for your time. Don't defend ole Ricky boy either who left town and went gambling in 2009 when the ice storm hit and told the paper we should evacuate the county.
If there are needed projects, tell you Magistrate.
How does widening the trail create more maintenance cost? What is there to maintain other than mowing around it? It'll be years before it needs resealing and there will be no potholes.
I agree about the courthouse lights.
What should Rick have done? What do you think the duties of a JE are?
funny

Eddyville, KY

#19 Jul 1, 2014
yeah wrote:
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If there are needed projects, tell you Magistrate.
How does widening the trail create more maintenance cost? What is there to maintain other than mowing around it? It'll be years before it needs resealing and there will be no potholes.
I agree about the courthouse lights.
What should Rick have done? What do you think the duties of a JE are?
One of his duties ought to be to turn off the lights in downtown Greenville.
Meeting goer

Central City, KY

#20 Jul 1, 2014
I agree with Yeah. Go to a meeting or two. See how local government works. Inform yourself. You might find answers to your questions that topix cannot provide. Less fun and less snark but you'll feel smart and be truly in the know.

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