paducah- mccracken county merger

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Since: Aug 10

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#2 Dec 29, 2011
I live about a mile from the Ballard county line.....I'll consider moving my house across the road from McCracken county....on the upside, if you' kiss enough butt, you won't have to pay your electric bill :)
Just an observation

Belton, KY

#4 Dec 30, 2011
When the Massac county school system "consolidated" 20 some years ago it was the open door for the rampant corruption going on in that county, and you're sure to see the same here once all the county school money gets into the hands of fewer and fewer "administrators" with this merger. Every time I have seen a merger go down it leads to more corruption, so I'm pretty sure you'll see the same hold true with the "county-city" if it goes through.
Laughs

Paducah, KY

#5 Dec 30, 2011
The merger aint gonna happen. Nobody wants it in the county. No worries.
PMG KARMA

United States

#6 Dec 30, 2011
Paducah can not asborb the County as it's not a class 1 city under the KRS. The master plan by PMG and Van Newberry is as follows.

Van Newberry would be the county judge executive. Doug "Generator" Harnice would be the mayor of Paducah until the merger happen. So, what do we gain another dumb and dumber part II.

If you remember in the beginning Vanny Boy was against conslidation, but now with his master plan for the Generator Man he's all for it.

Wake up and when the vote comes up vote NO to consolidation and send a message to these boys.
Uh......

Hopkinsville, KY

#7 Dec 30, 2011
really really wrote:
Is everybody in Mccracken county just going to sit on their behinds and let Paducah merge with us ? We moved to the county because we didn't want to be a part of Paducah. When I owned a house in town my city taxes were 4 times what the county tax was. Just what does the city offer us except to share their tax burden. Paxton said we can keep our volunteer fire department, mighty big of him.We already pay taxes for wctc, the library, mccracken county schools, mental health, fire protection and more . How about you just leave us alone Paducah? We had the high school shoved down our throats, that I have never heard one person say they wanted it. When this is put on the ballot everybody who doesn't want to share their money needs to vote.Of course there are more people in the city limits so of course they will vote for it. I say , no.
When the merger happens, the city won't be the ones in control, the county will.
There are perks

Beaver Dam, KY

#9 Dec 30, 2011
You all point out the negative, but there are some perks to Paducah boasting a larger population! Such as attracting business to the area. There are business out there that will not establish in areas without a minimum population. Did you ever think that might be there motives.
john doe

Clifty, KY

#11 Dec 30, 2011
really really wrote:
<quoted text>the new high school nobody wanted ain't gonna happen either.That's what complacency got us.
then why r they building it?
dave

Philadelphia, PA

#13 Dec 30, 2011
really really wrote:
Is everybody in Mccracken county just going to sit on their behinds and let Paducah merge with us ? We moved to the county because we didn't want to be a part of Paducah. When I owned a house in town my city taxes were 4 times what the county tax was. Just what does the city offer us except to share their tax burden. Paxton said we can keep our volunteer fire department, mighty big of him.We already pay taxes for wctc, the library, mccracken county schools, mental health, fire protection and more . How about you just leave us alone Paducah? We had the high school shoved down our throats, that I have never heard one person say they wanted it. When this is put on the ballot everybody who doesn't want to share their money needs to vote.Of course there are more people in the city limits so of course they will vote for it. I say , no.
your Kidding right. Merger is the Best thing that could happen to McCracken county. There so much benifits if we merge as one. So many places has really Benifit from a merge government. We will be Stupid to vote down a golden opportunity. I'm 100 percent for merger.
in favor

Chicago, IL

#14 Dec 30, 2011
dave wrote:
<quoted text>your Kidding right. Merger is the Best thing that could happen to McCracken county. There so much benifits if we merge as one. So many places has really Benifit from a merge government. We will be Stupid to vote down a golden opportunity. I'm 100 percent for merger.
I'm with you dave! I will vote for it too!!!!! Those in opposition of change are in opposition of improvement!
Uh......

Hopkinsville, KY

#16 Dec 30, 2011
There are perks wrote:
You all point out the negative, but there are some perks to Paducah boasting a larger population! Such as attracting business to the area. There are business out there that will not establish in areas without a minimum population. Did you ever think that might be there motives.
Seriously, this is your argument? The population isn't going to change. Are you expecting 50,000 people to just magically appear? The people who live here are here! Paducah-McCracken County was deemed a metropolitan area years ago!
dave

Washington, DC

#17 Dec 30, 2011
really in touch wrote:
That would be like a turkey voting for Thanksgiving,if you live in the county.
Merger means Better paying jobs, more incentives from the state. More high tech jobs will be willing to locate in a place of 50,000 or more. For you county people, that doesn't mean there will be shopping malls springing up next door to you. You probally want even notice too much differents except for better roads, better Police protection, Better emergency response. I wish we did what Lexington done 30 years ago. MERGE. All these division are holding us back. Time to move Forward.
Uh......

Hopkinsville, KY

#18 Dec 30, 2011
dave wrote:
<quoted text>Merger means Better paying jobs, more incentives from the state. More high tech jobs will be willing to locate in a place of 50,000 or more. For you county people, that doesn't mean there will be shopping malls springing up next door to you. You probally want even notice too much differents except for better roads, better Police protection, Better emergency response. I wish we did what Lexington done 30 years ago. MERGE. All these division are holding us back. Time to move Forward.
Oh my lord, you need to wake up from your fairy tale dream you're having! McCracken county already had a population over 50,000 without the city! The city only had a population of about 29,000. Better roads? Have you driven in the city lately??? Better police protection??? I would put the Sheriff's department up against the city's police department ANY day! Better emergency response? I don't think so. You have equal response times from the county's volunteer fire departments as you do from the city's highly paid firefighters across the board! The only drawback is the ambulance service that has a main station in a moronic location, and a station in Farley that's usually empty. Your arguments hold no water.
Uh......

Hopkinsville, KY

#19 Dec 30, 2011
We do NOT want the city's problems oozing into the county!
dave

Washington, DC

#20 Dec 30, 2011
[QUOTE who="Uh......"]<q uoted text>Oh my lord, you need to wake up from your fairy tale dream you're having! McCracken county already had a population over 50,000 without the city! The city only had a population of about 29,000. Better roads? Have you driven in the city lately??? Better police protection??? I would put the Sheriff's department up against the city's police department ANY day! Better emergency response? I don't think so. You have equal response times from the county's volunteer fire departments as you do from the city's highly paid firefighters across the board! The only drawback is the ambulance service that has a main station in a moronic location, and a station in Farley that's usually empty. Your arguments hold no water.[/QUOTE]
McCracken has 65,000 or so with County & City combine, It would cut all the red tape and division, Nobody said anything bad against any department or agency. McCracken county Sheriff and Paducah Police both does a wonderful job. Were talking about breaking down barriers. Everybody as one. I been all over the United States and lots of the World in Places that already merge, The Pros out weigh the cons. Why do you think Lexington did it, Louisville did it, Owensboro is considering it, Henderson is considering it. Nashville has already done it. I can go on for hours. All these places that all ready have. Our leaving the rest of us behind in better paying jobs, Better Schools, etc.
Just an observation

Cadiz, KY

#21 Dec 30, 2011
dave wrote:
<quoted text>
McCracken has 65,000 or so with County & City combine, It would cut all the red tape and division, Nobody said anything bad against any department or agency. McCracken county Sheriff and Paducah Police both does a wonderful job. Were talking about breaking down barriers. Everybody as one. I been all over the United States and lots of the World in Places that already merge, The Pros out weigh the cons. Why do you think Lexington did it, Louisville did it, Owensboro is considering it, Henderson is considering it. Nashville has already done it. I can go on for hours. All these places that all ready have. Our leaving the rest of us behind in better paying jobs, Better Schools, etc.
You laud consolidation as the end all of problems and then point out how rampant this fad has spread. I say look at the state of corruption in politics these days and you can see a direct correlation between more power in fewer hands with these "consolidations" and the greedy, me-first grabbing of politicians these days.

Since: Dec 11

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#22 Dec 30, 2011
I've tried to read up on this subject online, in the news, and i really can't get an answer to this question, so here goes on Topix:

WHY does Paducah want to merge with the county? And I'm asking for a serious, informed answer.???

Or can someone at least post a site to go to for this information?
thanks.
dave

Washington, DC

#23 Dec 30, 2011
Just an observation wrote:
<quoted text>You laud consolidation as the end all of problems and then point out how rampant this fad has spread. I say look at the state of corruption in politics these days and you can see a direct correlation between more power in fewer hands with these "consolidations" and the greedy, me-first grabbing of politicians these days.
I never said it would end all problems. I'm just saying small towns like ours need to work together for the good of future generation. Keep our young people here with higher paying jobs. "What doesn't grow & change will wittier and slowly die." There a time for everything, Now is the time for Paducah & McCracken County to move ahead economically into the 21 st century.

Since: Aug 10

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#24 Dec 30, 2011
dave wrote:
<quoted text>
McCracken has 65,000 or so with County & City combine, It would cut all the red tape and division, Nobody said anything bad against any department or agency. McCracken county Sheriff and Paducah Police both does a wonderful job. Were talking about breaking down barriers. Everybody as one. I been all over the United States and lots of the World in Places that already merge, The Pros out weigh the cons. Why do you think Lexington did it, Louisville did it, Owensboro is considering it, Henderson is considering it. Nashville has already done it. I can go on for hours. All these places that all ready have. Our leaving the rest of us behind in better paying jobs, Better Schools, etc.
Dude, I'm afraid you're either some local politician, or a wanna be. There are as many down sides as there are upside, and topix isn't the place to try and convince people to change their mind, they simply won't do it. Number one, i agree with you totally, it would make the red tape issue a lot easier to manage. Jobs? That's bull...they've been trying to get high tech jobs here for years. Case in point, the Information Age Park,(or field of dreams). The city annexed that before it was complete..what, 18 years ago or so? practically nothing out there but deer and share croppers. Number two. Roads? I laugh! Have the convention center pay their bills like everyone else and take the politics out of it. Gaining respect from the citizens will go a long way when it comes to justifying tax revenue. Number three. Better schools? Good luck in convincing the population of that. Heck someone in a previous post obviously didn't even know they had already started building it. I don't really have a dog in that fight, but I know what people are saying, it'll be years before the bad feelings subside. On the upside, there is nothing I would love more than to have a hand in voting that deadbeat bunch of dumba$$e$ at city hall out of office. Then when the time comes...Van Newberry goes next...or maybe his job will just become obsolete. Either way, good or bad, this area lacks the expertise and professionalism to see such an effort come to pass. If I've said it once, I've said it a thousand times, PADUCAH IS A POLITICAL CESSPOOL, and until that changes, you can annex anything you want, nothing changes.....goodnight my friend!
dave

Washington, DC

#26 Dec 30, 2011
seriousadult39 wrote:
I've tried to read up on this subject online, in the news, and i really can't get an answer to this question, so here goes on Topix:

WHY does Paducah want to merge with the county? And I'm asking for a serious, informed answer.???

Or can someone at least post a site to go to for this information?
thanks.
Because big Corporation like Saturn for example, that pays good wages won't locate in an area less than 50,000. If we merge it would show us on the census count as 65,000, which would make us Candidate for Bigger Tax break from the state. Right now for example if you live in a certain part of the county like Reidland, you pay higher property tax than people in Heath. With Merger everyone would be on the same playing field. People paying the highest property tax, Their cost would be lower some to equal Heath, Lone Oak etc.
There are perks

Beaver Dam, KY

#27 Dec 30, 2011
dave wrote:
<quoted text>
Because big Corporation like Saturn for example, that pays good wages won't locate in an area less than 50,000. If we merge it would show us on the census count as 65,000, which would make us Candidate for Bigger Tax break from the state. Right now for example if you live in a certain part of the county like Reidland, you pay higher property tax than people in Heath. With Merger everyone would be on the same playing field. People paying the highest property tax,
Their cost would be lower some to equal Heath,
Lone Oak etc.
Yeah that was my point earlier! Even restaurant chains require a certain population or higher! Which won't bring high paying skilled labor jobs full time, but it will employ people! And may entice traffic passing through on 24 to occupy hotels! JOBS people!

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