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Ironfist

Emmalena, KY

#1 Sep 24, 2012
Is it true that the sportsplex is about to be sold? That's what some are saying.
dusty

Emmalena, KY

#2 Sep 24, 2012
Ironfist wrote:
Is it true that the sportsplex is about to be sold? That's what some are saying.
dont know bout that but i hear the county leased some property to someone and he dont want to let people hunt on it. thats not right.
maybe the new judge will straighten this mess out.

“Me of course ”

Since: Jan 09

Good O'l Knott Co.

#3 Oct 6, 2012
Needs to be sold
Staff salary total of $200,000 00
Sports Complex Director Rett Gibson total $33,500 00
Advertising total $10,000 00
Advertising Sales Commission total $3,500 00
Maintenance Agreements total $12,000 00
Building Maintenance Repair $15,000 00
Maintenance-Repair on Equipment $5,000 00
Security Services $6,000 00
Contracted Services-other??????$33,000 00
Building Maintenance Supplies $6,000 00
Janitoral Supplies $12,000 00
Items for resale $95,000 00
Office Supplies $4,000 00
Recreation Supplies and Equipment $5,000 00
Utillties for Sports Complex $120,000 00
Telephone for Sports Complex $4,000 00
Principal on Bond $295,000 00
Interest on Bond $375,375 00
Now everyone take a look, there needs something to be done
maintenance

Hindman, KY

#4 Oct 6, 2012
Around Knott Co wrote:
Needs to be sold
Staff salary total of $200,000 00
Sports Complex Director Rett Gibson total $33,500 00
Advertising total $10,000 00
Advertising Sales Commission total $3,500 00
Maintenance Agreements total $12,000 00
Building Maintenance Repair $15,000 00
Maintenance-Repair on Equipment $5,000 00
Security Services $6,000 00
Contracted Services-other??????$33,000 00
Building Maintenance Supplies $6,000 00
Janitoral Supplies $12,000 00
Items for resale $95,000 00
Office Supplies $4,000 00
Recreation Supplies and Equipment $5,000 00
Utillties for Sports Complex $120,000 00
Telephone for Sports Complex $4,000 00
Principal on Bond $295,000 00
Interest on Bond $375,375 00
Now everyone take a look, there needs something to be done
I wonder who was paid for the maintenance agreements, maintenance repair on equipment and other contracted services. It would be interesting to see those names.
James

Hindman, KY

#5 Oct 7, 2012
Aye, would be nice to see if there was any nepotism.
interesting

Atlanta, GA

#6 Oct 9, 2012
No doubt Knott County has more then its fair share of nepotism. It would be intresting to see who has been paid for those services.
PWF

Pikeville, KY

#7 Oct 10, 2012
Bob Miller should buy it, he is one of the few people that truly care about Knott County and wants to see it succeed.
why not

Inez, KY

#8 Nov 30, 2012
I cant understand why some people are so negative about the sportsplex, other counties are dieing to have one. People all over East Ky. ask me about it and i have people tell me they come from Diff counties to walk and workout or bring the kids to play ball there. We are blessed to have this facility and need other things to help the people of our area with jops and better health. Its not that people dont want this place its the fact that there side of politicks lost there bid for what ever office they ran for and they did not get any credit for the good things happening in our county. We all know that almost every county in our State is hurtig so lets keep what we have.
Spending Freeze

Hindman, KY

#9 Nov 30, 2012
Read post #3,this is one of many reasons the county is in the money problems it has
And you put the blame on politicks, your king is going to prison December 6 so suck it up and go on with your life
haula

Hindman, KY

#11 Nov 30, 2012
the sportsplex is the reason this county has no money and why the judge needs a 1% tax thats the only way to keep the moneypit open
Hmmm

Hindman, KY

#12 Nov 30, 2012
haula wrote:
the sportsplex is the reason this county has no money and why the judge needs a 1% tax thats the only way to keep the moneypit open
So what do you think the next judge should do concerning the Sportsplex? We are already obligated to make the annual payments, which I think are about $600,000 a year. If an incoming judge shuts it down and is still obligated for the payments, then how dumb would that be? Making payments on something that our people can't even use. What is your answer to the problem?
Spending Freeze

Hindman, KY

#13 Nov 30, 2012
The dang place was built way to big,that was the frist problem, a complex of it's size would probably work well in Lexington, but not in little ole Knott County
What should be done?
Cut cost at every corner, starting with the salarly of Rhett Gibson and Greg Rattle,yeah thats a good starting place
Maybe a hay barn is a good ideal,it can be used twice a year at our trail rides
Nawl just shut it down
haula

Hindman, KY

#14 Dec 1, 2012
SELL IT i think someone can turn it in to some money maker not been in there dont know how big it is its so far out of the way for me. does anyone know what it could be used for im sure the next judge will need all the help he can get.
hmm

Ivel, KY

#15 Dec 1, 2012
If it is shut down, I would love to see it as a factory. Something that will give everyone a job during these tough times! It will be close to home, so everyone will be able to save on gas. Hopefully, have apretty good salary at it to! Maybe a car factory or nestle?
Fed Up

Martin, KY

#16 Dec 1, 2012
You know how we can make it a money maker????? Actually use it! We can drive to Hazard and walk around wal mart or to prestonsburg and walk around but it's just a couple miles out of Hindman. It was built for us to use not drive by and never stop in. I agree that a change in management is needed there but if properly promoted it could house concerts, cruise ins, expo shows, and so many other opportunities that could charge admission to but it takes someone motivated to bring them into the county. It's easy to sit back and complain, but it takes heart and effort to work and make things better.
Yea

Hindman, KY

#17 Dec 1, 2012
You're 100% right, but these people aren't going to see it that way. They're not going to take part in anything that Randy Thompson had anything to do with, just because he had something to do with it, even if it costs the county dearly. I'm surprised people don't throw their trash out onto the road just because he put in a recycling center. Or, don't bath just because he had city water ran to their houses. The Sportsplex is an amazing facility that other counties would kill to have. We have it, and we're trying to have it shut down. I guess at this point no one should be surprised, though.
dee dee

Hindman, KY

#18 Dec 1, 2012
YEA: the people of knott co did not ask for it but they got it anyway lets just take a poll and see how any people have the time to go to the sportsplex the county got this money eater because of a few big shots had a dream well they need to wake up and get some jobs in here because is county is going to h*ll in a hand basket
Spending Freeze

Hindman, KY

#19 Dec 1, 2012
Exactly Dee Dee, great post and well said, I remember The King Thompson saying I HAVE A DREAM and now he's talking about that 1% tax again
The coal money has dried up and he wants us what few that are still working to pay for all of his mistakes
He's going to prison, he could care less what happens now, I'll quiet work before one red cent comes out of my check
Food stamps,cheese line,ssi and all of the above hear I come brought to you by King Randy Thompson
Yea

Hindman, KY

#20 Dec 1, 2012
See what I mean...
today

Hindman, KY

#21 Dec 1, 2012
heard any news about them going to the pokie

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