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The One Who Got Out

Lexington, KY

#1 Dec 21, 2009
I grew up in Millersburg. It wasn't always this bad, where you aren't sure who's going to be out to screw you over, or sell your kids drugs. Millersburg was once a proud little town, where people could actually open a business, have a family, and make a life. The state of the town today makes me sad, the things I see on this site make me even sadder. For the most part I blame the towns slow and steady slide into oblivion and self destruction on two entities, the "leadership", and The Oldenburg Group. The leadership is weak at best, uneducated, and with little to no foresight for the town's future. They simply do not care any longer what happens. The Oldenburg Group was allowed by the "leadership" to buy streets, and pretty much any other building along the main drag, and has done nothing with them but let them sit vacant and rotting. And to top it all off, you all reading this now are more to blame than any mayor, city council member, or corporation. Because you have allowed this to happen, you have allowed the town to overrun by drug dealers, welfare dependents, and people who are nothing but worthless trash, most of you reading this right now probably fall into one of those categories. You all make me sick to my stomach. The whole situation makes me sick to think about. Millersburg could have been a Norman Rockwell painting, could have become a great little community to raise a family. But due in large part to the denigration the people have for one another and the apparent jealousy and ignorance that runs rampant throughout you all, you must bear blame as well. You have effectively killed my hometown, the place where I grew up. And more than anything, it's sad.
Ky Gal

Brentwood, TN

#2 Dec 21, 2009
This is to the "one that got away." You do not have a clue what the hell you are talking about. The town is in the shape that it is in because of the stupid,illiterate assholes we have on the city council. All they worry about is lining their own pockets with the city budget,and giving away all the decent paying city jobs to illiterate,dopesmoking,adulter ers.You can"t get a job in this town unless your an osborne. The only other jobs,the only thing that has kept this town alive thusfar is Oldenburg Corporation so shut up and talk about what you know dumbass!!!!
hmmm

United States

#4 Dec 26, 2009
The only things good about Millersburg are the City Council members who are TRYING to get Millersburg back to the way it used to be before all dead beats started taking over and the new Military Academy.It would a much better town if they got rid of all of the low lifes and drug dealers in the town...Eventually the town will get back to where it was and prosper once again. and to "the one that got away" you are very wrong about the council..they are all highly educated and ready to do their job. If you want to say stuff why not move back and run yourself. Let's see how well you do. hmmm?
funny

Zoe, KY

#5 Dec 27, 2009
The One Who Got Out wrote:
I grew up in Millersburg. It wasn't always this bad, where you aren't sure who's going to be out to screw you over, or sell your kids drugs. Millersburg was once a proud little town, where people could actually open a business, have a family, and make a life. The state of the town today makes me sad, the things I see on this site make me even sadder. For the most part I blame the towns slow and steady slide into oblivion and self destruction on two entities, the "leadership", and The Oldenburg Group. The leadership is weak at best, uneducated, and with little to no foresight for the town's future. They simply do not care any longer what happens. The Oldenburg Group was allowed by the "leadership" to buy streets, and pretty much any other building along the main drag, and has done nothing with them but let them sit vacant and rotting. And to top it all off, you all reading this now are more to blame than any mayor, city council member, or corporation. Because you have allowed this to happen, you have allowed the town to overrun by drug dealers, welfare dependents, and people who are nothing but worthless trash, most of you reading this right now probably fall into one of those categories. You all make me sick to my stomach. The whole situation makes me sick to think about. Millersburg could have been a Norman Rockwell painting, could have become a great little community to raise a family. But due in large part to the denigration the people have for one another and the apparent jealousy and ignorance that runs rampant throughout you all, you must bear blame as well. You have effectively killed my hometown, the place where I grew up. And more than anything, it's sad.
Well well, so what catagory does your family members that are still here fall under? If this is who I think it is YOU grew up with the welfare benifits and the kindness old men paid to your mother What when you got out did you forget your broom to sweep off your own step
Johnny

Richmond, KY

#6 Dec 27, 2009
Has anyone ever thought that te economy, and all the give away programs that the government has, have taken the heart, and the will to work for anything. Why should they? The government owes us a living. My thought is that as long as I can work nobody owes me a living what I need I get the old fashion way I work for it, and it is tough in this economy. If we ever come under another rule we are all so soft and unwilling to work together that most of us will just roll over. Whatever happened to doing something just to help out a person for no reason at all except for the pure joy of it. I know some people will take advantage, don't deal with these people, let them go their own way someday the hammer will fall. I was not born in Millersburg, but I still like this town, but I plan on living here as long as I can. If you don't like your city fathers, don't vote them back in the next election. That is the most important right we have, the right to make a change.
you call that a town

Mount Sterling, KY

#7 Dec 27, 2009
The One Who Got Out wrote:
I grew up in Millersburg. It wasn't always this bad, where you aren't sure who's going to be out to screw you over, or sell your kids drugs. Millersburg was once a proud little town, where people could actually open a business, have a family, and make a life. The state of the town today makes me sad, the things I see on this site make me even sadder. For the most part I blame the towns slow and steady slide into oblivion and self destruction on two entities, the "leadership", and The Oldenburg Group. The leadership is weak at best, uneducated, and with little to no foresight for the town's future. They simply do not care any longer what happens. The Oldenburg Group was allowed by the "leadership" to buy streets, and pretty much any other building along the main drag, and has done nothing with them but let them sit vacant and rotting. And to top it all off, you all reading this now are more to blame than any mayor, city council member, or corporation. Because you have allowed this to happen, you have allowed the town to overrun by drug dealers, welfare dependents, and people who are nothing but worthless trash, most of you reading this right now probably fall into one of those categories. You all make me sick to my stomach. The whole situation makes me sick to think about. Millersburg could have been a Norman Rockwell painting, could have become a great little community to raise a family. But due in large part to the denigration the people have for one another and the apparent jealousy and ignorance that runs rampant throughout you all, you must bear blame as well. You have effectively killed my hometown, the place where I grew up. And more than anything, it's sad.
Millersburg is a town? i always thought of it as a drive though little place on the way to Paris or Carlisle, soon a bypass will be built and we wont even have to drive through it anymore, sounds great, nothing to look at, never was, but a few dumps and empty buildings.
run

United States

#8 Jan 21, 2010
Cant git rid of none of them if nobody wont run gainst them.
Johnny wrote:
Has anyone ever thought that te economy, and all the give away programs that the government has, have taken the heart, and the will to work for anything. Why should they? The government owes us a living. My thought is that as long as I can work nobody owes me a living what I need I get the old fashion way I work for it, and it is tough in this economy. If we ever come under another rule we are all so soft and unwilling to work together that most of us will just roll over. Whatever happened to doing something just to help out a person for no reason at all except for the pure joy of it. I know some people will take advantage, don't deal with these people, let them go their own way someday the hammer will fall. I was not born in Millersburg, but I still like this town, but I plan on living here as long as I can. If you don't like your city fathers, don't vote them back in the next election. That is the most important right we have, the right to make a change.
The One Who CHOSE to Stay

Lexington, KY

#9 Jan 26, 2010
Every town has drugs, welfare, dope heads, and low lifes. Lexington has entire neighborhoods like this, so does Paris, Cynthiana, Carlisle, NYC, etc. Millersburg has its fair share of troubles. Millersburg, like all small towns, began to die, when people, like you and I, decided that it was better to buy a light bulb or gallon of milk from Wal-Mart instead of from the local shops because we could all save about 20 cents. People that post on this site certainly can gripe and complain to no end. They complain about nothing being done to get the town back on its feet, but they do not show up to events and activities sponsored by MillersburgPride, which was formed by the few citizens that are willing to work for change. The posters of this site love to gripe about how terrible the city council is, but they don't bother to show up to a council meeting and voice their opinion or concerns. People write about how ugly the town is but would never stop and pick up a piece of trash on Main Street and throw it away. In the last several years, the City has purchased and renovated the old elem. school to house the City Hall and other community entities. The building was purchased for next to nothing and inmate labor was used to do 95% of the renovation, saving tens of thousands. This has allowed the Community Action Council to open an office in town that is there to help its citizens. GED classes are available, Spanish to English classes are help there on a weekly basis. All this is to help the City and its people. MilelrsburgPride has been formed and sponsors community dinners to try and re-establish a feeling of community. That group is working to make the City a prettier place. The members of MPI spend many hours volunteering to clean up the streets, the parks, and even private properties simply because they have a vision of living in a small town like Millersburg used to be. The Army Cadet Corps has been working around the clock for two years on the former MMI. Other residents of the City used to only think of it as a place to steal televisions and copper wiring. The Kentucky Trust for Historic Preservation has performed stop loss work on the 500 block of Main Street and are working to sell those buildings to someone that will restore and make use of them. I am proud of the work that the city officials and the involved citizens are doing to make Millersburg a better place. If you care about the City, get involved. If you have a problem with the local government, come to a council meeting. If you prefer to be shallow, negative, and obsurdly counterproductive, please continue to post negatively on this site.
Millersburg Bred

Virginia Beach, VA

#10 May 12, 2010
funny wrote:
<quoted text> Well well, so what catagory does your family members that are still here fall under? If this is who I think it is YOU grew up with the welfare benifits and the kindness old men paid to your mother What when you got out did you forget your broom to sweep off your own step
Who do you think it is?

All of you are making great points

I grew up here and most of you probably know my mom and dad. When I was growing up it was the perfect place. When I was 10 years old me and my friends would meet in the middle (the park across from Stamler) & walk around all day. Back then you could do things like that without worry. It upsets me that the things people say about the town arent good, all my memories from here are wonderful. Sure their is drugs and crackwhores their these days but name a city that doesnt have that...& as far as the city council members if you feel so badly about them and there is no one else to go againest them, you give it a shot so you can at least say you tried.

I'm a military wife now, but my I will always remember the place that made me who I am today.
citizen

United States

#11 May 19, 2010
I like Millersburg though I don't live there...some nice homes along the main street, the military academy looks terrific, and I like the farmers market on Fridays. Cheers to those who are working to make it a better place with the community dinners, the nice little decorations on the square during various holidays, etc. I met a man the other day who told me of a new restaurant opening there soon - I hope it does well and inspires a couple other businesses to open there.

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