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Louisville, KY

#1 Feb 2, 2010
Population: 1,400
Poverty Rate: 22%
~250 poor people in Owenton
98% White
Mayor Reverend David Wotier
Politically incorrect

AOL

#2 Feb 3, 2010
Poverty rate 22%???? I think the poverty rate is 75%! Take a look around you! Most of the inhabitants live on welfare and food stamps! The only thrivers are business owners, crooked politicians and preachers!
haha

Burlington, KY

#3 Feb 6, 2010
biz owners
politicians
preachers...

that's all who is thriving? hilarious
second look

AOL

#4 Feb 6, 2010
haha wrote:
biz owners
politicians
preachers...
that's all who is thriving? hilarious
Preachers' are at the top of the list! They are always going around with their hands stuck out! We seem to think by giving them everything their heart desires, it will add another jewel to our crown! Believe me I have seen some mighty Baptists do some generous works for pastors and associates connected to the religion!
There aren't very many hard working citizens' really thriving! Like me we are all in debt up to our eyeballs! Even some of Owenton's most elite have financial secrets!
owen county citizen

Louisville, KY

#5 Feb 27, 2010
ok i am REALLY tired of stereotypical people! owen county is by NO means a poor county! and there are SOME crooked people EVERYWHERE!!! my mom is a nurse and she does fine...we are NOT on welfare and most of the people i know ARENT!! you people are SO cruel to say things like that when u have NO idea what ur talking about!
gossip

Burlington, KY

#6 Feb 27, 2010
22% poor people means that poor people are the minority. the town doesn't look poor, or rundown or anything. but there are 250 folks in owenton that are struggling, and those are 2000 census numbers.
owen

Pikeville, KY

#7 Mar 1, 2010
if you don't live heer then why do u have any right to run your mouths...that would be like me saying things like Carroll sucks and Henry is absolutely terrible..
facts

Burlington, KY

#8 Mar 1, 2010
i'm just saying the facts. if there is a high poverty problem for henry and carroll, shouldn't somebody say something about it?

don't shoot the messenger. i didn't create the problem. i'm just pointing it out. and you'll never fix a problem if you never admit to it.
Sweet Owen

AOL

#9 Mar 8, 2010
The best place to plant your roots.
From the Past

Chicago, IL

#10 May 11, 2010
owen wrote:
if you don't live heer then why do u have any right to run your mouths...that would be like me saying things like Carroll sucks and Henry is absolutely terrible..
Need to check your spelling!!!!
i know this

United States

#11 May 12, 2010
Owen co.is the most highest taxed county in the state of Ky.
Owneton searching

Newark, OH

#12 May 19, 2010
owen county citizen wrote:
ok i am REALLY tired of stereotypical people! owen county is by NO means a poor county! and there are SOME crooked people EVERYWHERE!!! my mom is a nurse and she does fine...we are NOT on welfare and most of the people i know ARENT!! you people are SO cruel to say things like that when u have NO idea what ur talking about!
so what do you do
wow

Florence, KY

#13 May 31, 2010
what a shit hole..

all of those poor people should have a rally the day of the fiscal court, and propose some solutions for their problems
Okay

Louisville, KY

#14 Jun 1, 2010
I believe Owen County is a great county with a lot of good people. I believe JM is at it again!
clever

Florence, KY

#15 Jun 1, 2010
lots of good POOR people
Emily S

Pikeville, KY

#16 Jun 2, 2010
What good is stating that there is a poverty issue in one county or another if the person speaking what they say is the truth is just sitting behind words on this computer and not out working to the best of their capabilities in this such poverished areas. Nothing I say this again NOTHING WILL GET FIXED WITHOUT ACTION! Stop talking and do something ONE PERSON CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE, I know I do it everyday!
messenger

Florence, KY

#17 Jun 2, 2010
who else even mentions the poor? nobody. so pointing out that there is a huge oil spill in the middle of the gulf is the first step in figuring out how to stop it.

but you all don't even think poverty is a big enough issue to do something about, which is why you have left your poor stay poor. that's owen county's problem. that's your problem.

so you going to do something about it... or just yell at the messenger?
Observer

Owenton, KY

#18 Jun 2, 2010
How do you define poor? Did anybody starve to death here last year?

American poverty isn't like real poverty. Here our 'poor' people have TV's and cars.
messenger

Florence, KY

#19 Jun 2, 2010
aw.... so the poor are rich? is that what you are saying?

yes we have poor people who starve to death here. of course we do. turn off your rush limbaugh, he's a big fat idiot and he's into oxycontin way too much, and bill o'reilly likes to loofa his interns, and glenn beck is all an act... so why do you take their words as gospel and then come here and repeat other people's words as if they were your own? don't you have any thoughts of your own?
Observer

Owenton, KY

#20 Jun 2, 2010
Did I mention Rush Limbaugh? No, that's you again. Look out because Glenn Beck is hiding under your bed.

I have NEVER seen starvation reported as a cause of death in the News Herald. Have you? Please list the names of some of these people who starved to death.

Maybe if I type this slowly you can understand. Saying we have 22% poverty doesn't mean 22% of the population is starving. The poverty line is an arbitrary figure and it doesn't reflect the money those people receive through tax-funded assistance.

There's very little abject poverty in Owen County except maybe among the slave labor illegally imported from Mexico. And they aren't counted in the statistics because they don't report on the census.

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