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Harrodsburg needs fun stuff for kids to do

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Betty

Harrodsburg, KY

#1 May 24, 2013
Especially since gogo gorilla closed.
lisa

Lebanon, KY

#2 May 26, 2013
not gonna argue with u on that one...cant think of one single thing there is for kids to do in this town.
Jazmine

Harrodsburg, KY

#3 May 26, 2013
Pool will be opening soon, if it hasn't already.

Since: Oct 12

Baltimore, Maryland

#4 May 26, 2013
Betty wrote:
Especially since gogo gorilla closed.
And if Danville could not support a place like GO GO Gorillas, how do you think such a place would do in Harrodsburg?

But if you feel that Harrodsburg needs a place for kids to have fun, by all means, rush down to the bank Tuesday morning and speak to a loan officer.
Poonthacker

United States

#5 May 26, 2013
Here u go again Digger,with ur negative comments to people that would love for there to be some good recreation for their children, but good ole stagnet hogtown will never change, (like u) u must had a miserable upbringing to be like u r u can't tell those people (yes that would be wonderful for the kids) u have to tell them to go to the bank, if u can't say something encouraging then u need to stay off here, and find something constructive to do with ur miserable self. There aren't enough adjectives in the dictionary to describe u.It's no wonder so many despise u and ur argumentive bullshit.
chris

Lebanon, KY

#6 May 27, 2013
agree, when someone suggest that this town needs something, e is telling to rundown the local band and take out a loan, is that all he can come up with. cant people make a suggest without u jumping down there back.

Since: Oct 12

Baltimore, Maryland

#7 May 27, 2013
That's because I live in a world of reality. I suppose I could waste my time by writing a paragraph or two encouraging your fantasy of pinball machines, Foosball tables and skeeball.

Ultimately the way a business get's opened is when someone takes a chance and opens it. Unless you've got the cash laying around, you go to the bank and take out a loan.

If you're not willing to do that, well, you're just jerking off.
SNL

Indianapolis, IN

#8 May 27, 2013
Why does it have to be a business? Why can't it simply be taking some personal responsibility for the welfare of children? Take your kids to the park, or fishing or hiking. If you don't have kids of your own, volunteer at the YMCA's summer program or one of the numerous church programs. The more adult volunteers these programs have, the more kids they can serve. We're over-thinking this, folks. Fun doesn't have to involve brick and mortar, flashing lights and tokens.

Since: Oct 12

Baltimore, Maryland

#9 May 27, 2013
SNL wrote:
Why does it have to be a business? Why can't it simply be taking some personal responsibility for the welfare of children? Take your kids to the park, or fishing or hiking. If you don't have kids of your own, volunteer at the YMCA's summer program or one of the numerous church programs. The more adult volunteers these programs have, the more kids they can serve. We're over-thinking this, folks. Fun doesn't have to involve brick and mortar, flashing lights and tokens.
I agree. Today's a beautiful day. How about taking the kids fishing. Nothing like sitting on the banks of a slow flowing river and observing the behavior of dragonflies and water striders.

Or, parents, you might help your child get started on their first insect collection. I'm actually thinking about hosting a series of seminars at the ag center this summer. "Getting Excited About Entomology!"

Now if that's not "fun stuff" I don't know what is!
Poonthacker

United States

#10 May 28, 2013
Then get off ur ass and do it, but should have known it will be something to do about bugs, kids catch bugs at home .
Same old gripe

Nicholasville, KY

#11 May 28, 2013
The people in this town don't support anything. When we have had things in the past like an arcade or skating funk the drug dealers and hoodlums would hang out there and ruin it for everybody else. Kids don't want to go to a place that has cops showing up all the time to handle a situation.
chris

Lebanon, KY

#12 May 28, 2013
well to be honest, I just don't think kids at age 16 or 17 want there parents hanging around them,they want to be hanging with there friends doing other things besides fishing with the parents.lol
common sense

London, KY

#13 May 28, 2013
Poonthacker wrote:
Here u go again Digger,with ur negative comments to people that would love for there to be some good recreation for their children, but good ole stagnet hogtown will never change,(like u) u must had a miserable upbringing to be like u r u can't tell those people (yes that would be wonderful for the kids) u have to tell them to go to the bank, if u can't say something encouraging then u need to stay off here, and find something constructive to do with ur miserable self. There aren't enough adjectives in the dictionary to describe u.It's no wonder so many despise u and ur argumentive bullshit.
As much as I dislike digger ( Bart ) I have to completely agree with him on this one. There are plenty of things for kids to do. Play baseball, go hiking, swimming, bike riding and many other things. It is not the responsibility of Harrodsburg or Mercer County to keep your kids busy. And before you tell me that I must have had a miserable upbringing I will say my childhood was awesome. I grew up in a town the size of Harrodsburg and I spent my summers doing the very things I just mentioned. And I had a blast doing them....
Vic

AOL

#14 May 29, 2013
Digger,

My grandkids love bugs/ They would be thrilled to be able to study etomology. They're favorite is the praying manthis. One Christmas we cut down a cedar that had brown pouches that were close to the trunk. A few days later I saw things on the wall behind the tree. It was hundreds of tiny mathis. If you have the time this summer I know the kids would enjoy it and so would I.
SNL

United States

#15 May 30, 2013
chris wrote:
well to be honest, I just don't think kids at age 16 or 17 want there parents hanging around them,they want to be hanging with there friends doing other things besides fishing with the parents.lol
You have an excellent point there, Chris, and it made me laugh, remembering my preferences at that age (back when dinosaurs roamed the earth). Although I did always enjoy fishing with my Dad, there were certainly times that I preferred the company of my friends.

There's a really good, comprehensive list of upcoming Harrodsburg events that would be fun with friends *or* family at http://mercerchamber.chambermaster.com/events .

If you'll pardon some bittersweet advice from an old fogey; spend as much time with your parents as you possibly can. You'll miss them when they're gone.
jonathan

United States

#16 May 31, 2013
beef festival is this weekend. plus other days is in the fell. that game store has a center for gamers in the back. What happened to the place that has Lazertag?

Since: Oct 12

Baltimore, Maryland

#17 Jun 13, 2013
Vic wrote:
Digger,
My grandkids love bugs/ They would be thrilled to be able to study etomology. They're favorite is the praying manthis. One Christmas we cut down a cedar that had brown pouches that were close to the trunk. A few days later I saw things on the wall behind the tree. It was hundreds of tiny mathis. If you have the time this summer I know the kids would enjoy it and so would I.
Just letting you know, my first seminar will be at the Mercer County extension office on Lexington Road on July 13. It will start at 4:00pm. I'm going to have several of my rare specimens on display and I'm going to teach kids and young adults how to created an award winning insect collection that they can enter in the county fair.
Poontang

Harrodsburg, KY

#18 Jun 28, 2013
Throughout history kids have grown up learning how to amuse themselves. If there was not another kid to play with they would find things to do by themselves such as shoot baskets on the dirt baskstball court, catch snakes in the creek, or read a good book. If there were 3 or four kids they would often make up games and play without adult supervision. Farm kids were seldom bored since there was work to do.

Now adults supervise kids in little league everything. If an adult is not around the kid reverts to TV or I I-Pad. Kids no longer have the initiative or ability to amuse themselves.

Wanting a business to come to Harrodsburg to entertain kids would be counterproductive. Why take even more away from their creative skills?
old Schools

Kennebec, SD

#19 Jun 29, 2013
Poontang wrote:
Throughout history kids have grown up learning how to amuse themselves. If there was not another kid to play with they would find things to do by themselves such as shoot baskets on the dirt baskstball court, catch snakes in the creek, or read a good book. If there were 3 or four kids they would often make up games and play without adult supervision. Farm kids were seldom bored since there was work to do.
Now adults supervise kids in little league everything. If an adult is not around the kid reverts to TV or I I-Pad. Kids no longer have the initiative or ability to amuse themselves.
Wanting a business to come to Harrodsburg to entertain kids would be counterproductive. Why take even more away from their creative skills?
I am so glad I grew up on a farm . Didn't like it much around 13 or 14 but there was work to be done & wasn't any friggen computers , gameboy or gamegirl or whatever ! Sleep was a wonderful welcome . My children were raised in the country as well and they had a ball ! We had our own Deep hole of water & was ice cold in the hot summer after coming out of the tobacco patch ! I bought them floats , had pic-nics right by the creek . Didn't cost much at all . Just sayin. I wish more town children could experience those things .
old Schools

Kennebec, SD

#20 Jun 30, 2013
One True Digger wrote:
That's because I live in a world of reality. I suppose I could waste my time by writing a paragraph or two encouraging your fantasy of pinball machines, Foosball tables and skeeball.
Ultimately the way a business get's opened is when someone takes a chance and opens it. Unless you've got the cash laying around, you go to the bank and take out a loan.
If you're not willing to do that, well, you're just jerking off.
That's fine & well but Still you don't have to be rude . This old world has enuff of those already . That's reality .

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