Crooked UC Courthouse
truth

Union Star, KY

#28 Mar 6, 2013
the proof is in the pudding dipsh*t. everyone knows this is true and the way this county works. i would be willing to bet elections are rigged. and its not right to hand down county official jobs to your effin son or daughter. wtf is wrong with you people. wake the f*ck up. lets get all these catholic, inbreds who are on borrowed money from the bank and acting like they live in east hollywood out of our offices. when a job comes up at the court house you have to know someone to get it. no one is interviewed. all catholic friends and inbred family in morganfield
Show proof

Tucker, GA

#29 Mar 6, 2013
Talk is cheap. Show us proof. I can get on a silly website and bad mouth people all day long but it doesn't make it true. Show us proof of your allegations.
redhead

Union Star, KY

#30 Mar 6, 2013
Brucie along with all the other lawyers in this county have earned everything they have accumulated over the years.....not only does it take dedication to go to college and eventually pass the bar, it takes a heck of a lot more to balance a family with a career! I, for one, would not hesitate one bit to call upon them if I needed to do so. I applaud the job they do for our county!
just sayin

United States

#31 Mar 6, 2013
truth wrote:
the proof is in the pudding dipsh*t. everyone knows this is true and the way this county works. i would be willing to bet elections are rigged. and its not right to hand down county official jobs to your effin son or daughter. wtf is wrong with you people. wake the f*ck up. lets get all these catholic, inbreds who are on borrowed money from the bank and acting like they live in east hollywood out of our offices. when a job comes up at the court house you have to know someone to get it. no one is interviewed. all catholic friends and inbred family in morganfield
The County Attorney is not a Catholic. She is a Southern Baptist and is a member of the Morganfield First Baptist Church. She also is not the product of inbreeding. Her mother was a Woodring, and her father was a Waggener. No kin, at all, not even 7th cousins twice removed. The County Attorney is not living on borrowed money from the bank, any bank. She earns a decent salary from her position as County Attorney, and her husband, also an attorney, has earned enough money through his private law practice to buy the entire north end of Union County, if he wished. Who are these 'inbreds' that you mention? Are you suggesting there are county officials who are the offspring of incestuous relationships? On the other hand, I do agree that any County Official's position (whether elected, appointed, or hired) shouldn't have the appearance of being occupied by generations of the same family.
FOI UC

Fairfax, VA

#33 Mar 6, 2013
Since 2007 it was rumored that county clerk Billy Steve Peak planned to retire before his term was up and County Judge Jody Jenkins would appoint his own cousin, Billy Steve’s son, Trey Peak to fill the clerk’s position. Two other longtime courthouse employees also asked Judge Jenkins about the clerk’s position. It is speculated that it was a done deal soon after the November 2006 elections and no one else need apply.
Most Union County residents seem outraged and have asked; how could this happen? The answer is two fold. The county ‘leaders’ never adopted the state recommended anti-nepotism laws of 2004. If they had this appointment would be illegal. The other reason is on the county voters. The majority of whom continually elect the same two or three families to run the county over the past 25 years. And the county has been on a downhill slide ever since, in population and good job creation. Citizens always get uneducated results from uneducated people. That is the foundation for hiring people with an education. Citizens can not solely blame Trey Peak’s appointment on Billy Steve and Connie. Others told the judge they were interested in the position should Billy Steve retire. County Judge Jenkins has the only authority to make this
appointment. Jody is a real gem! Ain't Union County great?
Show proof

Tucker, GA

#35 Mar 6, 2013
Apparently you people have no clue what SHOW PROOF means.
heckyea

Union Star, KY

#36 Mar 7, 2013
FOI UC wrote:
Since 2007 it was rumored that county clerk Billy Steve Peak planned to retire before his term was up and County Judge Jody Jenkins would appoint his own cousin, Billy Steve’s son, Trey Peak to fill the clerk’s position. Two other longtime courthouse employees also asked Judge Jenkins about the clerk’s position. It is speculated that it was a done deal soon after the November 2006 elections and no one else need apply.
Most Union County residents seem outraged and have asked; how could this happen? The answer is two fold. The county ‘leaders’ never adopted the state recommended anti-nepotism laws of 2004. If they had this appointment would be illegal. The other reason is on the county voters. The majority of whom continually elect the same two or three families to run the county over the past 25 years. And the county has been on a downhill slide ever since, in population and good job creation. Citizens always get uneducated results from uneducated people. That is the foundation for hiring people with an education. Citizens can not solely blame Trey Peak’s appointment on Billy Steve and Connie. Others told the judge they were interested in the position should Billy Steve retire. County Judge Jenkins has the only authority to make this
appointment. Jody is a real gem! Ain't Union County great?
Well put. Time for a revolution in UC as well as the rest of the world. People are tired of crooked politicians, officials and law enforcement. But some of the courthouse kinfolk will have this removed soon I am sure.
heckyea

Union Star, KY

#37 Mar 7, 2013
Is there a way to enforce the anit-nepotism laws here? Are they not state wide?

Since: Dec 11

United States

#38 Mar 7, 2013
heckyea wrote:
Is there a way to enforce the anit-nepotism laws here? Are they not state wide?
KRS 65.l003 contains codes of ethics for Kentucky city/county local government officials. Last amended in 2010. Remember, the words 'may' and 'shall' do not have the same meaning.

Since: Dec 11

United States

#39 Mar 7, 2013
hope

Union Star, KY

#40 Mar 8, 2013
Well its time something is done.
unioncountykin

Lexington, KY

#42 Mar 9, 2013
Everyone knows that the "Courthouse Fixtures" have ruled for years.....generations of Girtens, Wells, Jenkins, and others have permeated the main square in good ole Morganfield.....everyone knows that Brucie K.'s sister in law Tina Waggener was killed by Terry Frazier over drugs....this was covered up in many ways....Former County Attorney George Drury had trafficked drugs for years....Ronnie Girten did as well....all sorts of things went on with Ben Stockton..and I could go back years and years..with all of the shady dealings........
bump

Union Star, KY

#43 Mar 11, 2013
this needs to be on top of list
fyi

Florence, KY

#44 Mar 23, 2013
unioncountykin wrote:
Everyone knows that the "Courthouse Fixtures" have ruled for years.....generations of Girtens, Wells, Jenkins, and others have permeated the main square in good ole Morganfield.....everyone knows that Brucie K.'s sister in law Tina Waggener was killed by Terry Frazier over drugs....this was covered up in many ways....Former County Attorney George Drury had trafficked drugs for years....Ronnie Girten did as well....all sorts of things went on with Ben Stockton..and I could go back years and years..with all of the shady dealings........
OMG
I had to read this to my hubby.
MS

Morganfield, KY

#45 Mar 23, 2013
fyi wrote:
<quoted text>OMG
I had to read this to my hubby.
Inquiring Minds:
Who is your husband?
Lady Bug

Atlanta, GA

#46 Mar 26, 2013
unioncountykin wrote:
Everyone knows that the "Courthouse Fixtures" have ruled for years.....generations of Girtens, Wells, Jenkins, and others have permeated the main square in good ole Morganfield.....everyone knows that Brucie K.'s sister in law Tina Waggener was killed by Terry Frazier over drugs....this was covered up in many ways....Former County Attorney George Drury had trafficked drugs for years....Ronnie Girten did as well....all sorts of things went on with Ben Stockton..and I could go back years and years..with all of the shady dealings........
I have heard everyone of these rumors repeated for years. I have no idea if these rumors are true or not, but they continue to circulate. The only cure for ridding the Courthouse of these fixtures is for new people to throw their hats into the ring and run for these elected positions. On the other hand, that's not likely to happen because these elected positions don't pay enough money to make it worth an educated person's time and effort. Elected officials in extremely small communities tend to be folks who've never lived or worked anywhere else, and they usually enjoy being 'the big fish in a little pond'. If that makes them feel better, then so be it. It is what it is.
Truth

West Paducah, KY

#47 Mar 27, 2013
Just because someone is doing good for themselves and their family doesn't make them a liar or "inbred". What are you doing to help anyone by posting bad things about our county officials on a stupid website? Jealousy really is a sickness in this county.
listen

Owensboro, KY

#48 Mar 28, 2013
Lady Bug wrote:
<quoted text>I have heard everyone of these rumors repeated for years. I have no idea if these rumors are true or not, but they continue to circulate. The only cure for ridding the Courthouse of these fixtures is for new people to throw their hats into the ring and run for these elected positions. On the other hand, that's not likely to happen because these elected positions don't pay enough money to make it worth an educated person's time and effort. Elected officials in extremely small communities tend to be folks who've never lived or worked anywhere else, and they usually enjoy being 'the big fish in a little pond'. If that makes them feel better, then so be it. It is what it is.
You need to check out the pay at the courthouse.
lol

Chicago, IL

#49 Dec 3, 2013
FOI UC wrote:
Since 2007 it was rumored that county clerk Billy Steve Peak planned to retire before his term was up and County Judge Jody Jenkins would appoint his own cousin, Billy Steve’s son, Trey Peak to fill the clerk’s position. Two other longtime courthouse employees also asked Judge Jenkins about the clerk’s position. It is speculated that it was a done deal soon after the November 2006 elections and no one else need apply.
Most Union County residents seem outraged and have asked; how could this happen? The answer is two fold. The county ‘leaders’ never adopted the state recommended anti-nepotism laws of 2004. If they had this appointment would be illegal. The other reason is on the county voters. The majority of whom continually elect the same two or three families to run the county over the past 25 years. And the county has been on a downhill slide ever since, in population and good job creation. Citizens always get uneducated results from uneducated people. That is the foundation for hiring people with an education. Citizens can not solely blame Trey Peak’s appointment on Billy Steve and Connie. Others told the judge they were interested in the position should Billy Steve retire. County Judge Jenkins has the only authority to make this
appointment. Jody is a real gem! Ain't Union County great?
you are thinking way wrong. I don't think it was a deal. If you want to complain run for it on the election coming up.
east

United States

#50 Dec 5, 2013
truth wrote:
the proof is in the pudding dipsh*t. everyone knows this is true and the way this county works. i would be willing to bet elections are rigged. and its not right to hand down county official jobs to your effin son or daughter. wtf is wrong with you people. wake the f*ck up. lets get all these catholic, inbreds who are on borrowed money from the bank and acting like they live in east hollywood out of our offices. when a job comes up at the court house you have to know someone to get it. no one is interviewed. all catholic friends and inbred family in morganfield
Who has given a job to a son or daughter?

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