We can do better, change isn't easy, but working together we can make a difference. The old guard likes the things the way they are those who game the system like the things the way they exist, but working people, families, and others have hope that things can and will be better for their kids.
I am no Pollyanna, but a realist and know that real leadership that serves the community will bring about progress, steady and sustainable growth and development.
What I refuse to do I throw my hands up in the air and give up, go along to get along, nor seek personal gain at the expense of others. I was born, live, and work here and I am proud of my people and my community.
You could have jesus christ leading this county or city and unless the people want change it will never happen. I get tickled at how it always stan who keeps saying we need leaders, look at the leaders the people elected to lead this countryand what a shape it is becoming, an you think we got leaders around here that would do something benefical to this place. Look i sure like to see this place change but facts are people around here could carelss about anything other then keping what they got, not loosing there government benefits and excepting things the way they are. i have talked to people a lot older then i am and they can tell you how things was back in there time and they not no different then today.
I am sorry but when younger kids are raised up to how things operate around here they like there parents except it as how its going to be and nothing you say or do changes that fact. Then on the other hand you have got a certain group that at the first sign of something changing they are the first to start trying to take either advantage of it or belittling it with jealously, envy or fear. Let me ask you all something, seeing i am no genius and am a realist our lack of easy acess either from rail, higway, water or air, being suround by mostly other poor counties with same problem is a big disadvantage. Just look at london, corbin and even hazard they lot better shape then us and they got all the above things state we lack. You can blame it on whatever you like but it comes down to the fact people lack any drive to get change, access to our county is just from a couple higways that are not equipped to handle large traffic, so untill people change and our acess to transportation improves we will remain a small suffering community. This guy talking about a large lake, seems like a few years ago they was anattempt to have one but people fought it so like th airport that onced was going to build here it was killed by greedy people.