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Just Saying

Harold, KY

#1 Jan 12, 2012
What is wrong with the people in this town? We are letting high powered members of the community run it into the ground. The so called Tourism people are about to destroy their cash cow! The Mountain Home Place is the only money maker they have, and I heard this evening that they have let their best resourse go. There will no longer be someone there that knows any true history at all. In addition to that, why is it that most people go to jail for drunk driving, but yet the Mayor can drive drunk and never have anything happen. He should not be above the law. And one final thought...does anyone else feel that there is a conflict of intrest with his wife being the director of the Main Street program? These people are sucking our town dry, and no one will stand up to say its wrong. When the towns economy collapes and what little tourism we have no longer exists, please feel free to thank the Porters and their high powered friends. They will have accomplished their mission.
Friends of Bobs

Williamson, WV

#3 Jan 13, 2012
This is nothin new. They have been like this for ever. Wonder why midway backed out. Could it have to do with bob and friends havin there meathooks in them. He gave them the shaft when he stuck them up that damn hollar in a metal building. No tellin how much midway has been bilked out of and now our town has lost the chance.

He should have never been in the picture and Tucker would have got it done.
The Factor

Garrett, KY

#4 Jan 14, 2012
The Tourism needs to be audited. Not just a money in, money out audit, but one that takes a look at where the money is actually going. If the state auditors ever go through the books out there it's going to really hit the fan.
Just Saying

Harold, KY

#5 Jan 14, 2012
The Mountain Homplace has always been an educational opportunity for kids. It has been a favorite of teachers in several counties. Many were very fond of the woman that ran the place because she knew her history. She was let go....position was done away with. Who is going to educate the children they taske there now? Dont count on it to be a tourism favorite for much longer. She was the reason that the Homeplace made money....the only part of tourism that did. Money generated there provided money for the rest. And just out of curiosity, when the mayor was driving drunk, was he driving his city owned Cadilac Escalade? And why does he have a city owned Cadilac....no other mayors in the pasthave.
Anonymous

Whitman, WV

#6 Jan 14, 2012
I thought Herman Webb was the one who gives tours?
Hill Billy Prisoner

Williamson, WV

#7 Jan 14, 2012
Just Saying wrote:
What is wrong with the people in this town? We are letting high powered members of the community run it into the ground. The so called Tourism people are about to destroy their cash cow! The Mountain Home Place is the only money maker they have, and I heard this evening that they have let their best resourse go. There will no longer be someone there that knows any true history at all. In addition to that, why is it that most people go to jail for drunk driving, but yet the Mayor can drive drunk and never have anything happen. He should not be above the law. And one final thought...does anyone else feel that there is a conflict of intrest with his wife being the director of the Main Street program? These people are sucking our town dry, and no one will stand up to say its wrong. When the towns economy collapes and what little tourism we have no longer exists, please feel free to thank the Porters and their high powered friends. They will have accomplished their mission.
What is wrong with them? Oh where to begin....
Just Saying

Harold, KY

#8 Jan 15, 2012
Anonymous wrote:
I thought Herman Webb was the one who gives tours?
Herman Webb gives tours at Loretta Lynns Home Place. Totally different
Just Saying

Harold, KY

#9 Jan 15, 2012
If I was a teacher, I would no longer take my class out there. They want to run the place now on uneducated volunteers. Thats no way to educate our children.
Cindy

Salyersville, KY

#10 Jan 17, 2012
Just Saying wrote:
The Mountain Homplace has always been an educational opportunity for kids. It has been a favorite of teachers in several counties. Many were very fond of the woman that ran the place because she knew her history. She was let go....position was done away with. Who is going to educate the children they taske there now? Dont count on it to be a tourism favorite for much longer. She was the reason that the Homeplace made money....the only part of tourism that did. Money generated there provided money for the rest. And just out of curiosity, when the mayor was driving drunk, was he driving his city owned Cadilac Escalade? And why does he have a city owned Cadilac....no other mayors in the pasthave.
Are you a teacher?
knows

Paintsville, KY

#11 Jan 17, 2012
Just Saying wrote:
The Mountain Homplace has always been an educational opportunity for kids. It has been a favorite of teachers in several counties. Many were very fond of the woman that ran the place because she knew her history. She was let go....position was done away with. Who is going to educate the children they taske there now? Dont count on it to be a tourism favorite for much longer. She was the reason that the Homeplace made money....the only part of tourism that did. Money generated there provided money for the rest. And just out of curiosity, when the mayor was driving drunk, was he driving his city owned Cadilac Escalade? And why does he have a city owned Cadilac....no other mayors in the pasthave.
I think th4e cadilac is a drug confiscated vehicle. Yes Mayor Porter drove it and I agree it should have been sold to help give the police dept extra money for their dept.

Dont you people know half the officials are drunks. Heck what about County Judge Wayne Blevins had to be driven around in his day because he was so pickled he could barely talk let alone drive. lmao. My Dad would tell of how much they use to drink together in the office. But everyone would vote him back in office and they all knew he was a drunk. So who cares how much Mayor Porter drinks if can do his job in the office. Get out of their personal crap and let them get on with business at hand. He seems to be doing a good job.
pissed

United States

#12 Jan 18, 2012
the money is going for cynthia to take trips and party. Just bob and bonnie. The did away with a job. Watch and see it come back in six months. All the tourism wants is money for trips and parties. The museum is good and so is the home place. However it is going downhill daily because the tourism director thinks she is to good for us.
city employee

United States

#13 Jan 20, 2012
why are we standing by and letting the mayor and tourism office dictate what is done her. Bob and bonnie continue to waste or money. Cindy at tourism does nothing but travel and use tax payers money to have a good time. We pay taxes for the betterment of the community not for select people to have free trips and parties. They can say what they want about having to meetings or shows, it is BS.

“"Handle your business."”

Since: Jun 11

Strife torn Appalachia, USA

#15 Jan 23, 2012
The entire tourism commision, and especially the officers, are a bad joke. None of them has any clue about what tourism is all about despite of the similarity in terminology. It's not about promotions and gimmicks and bus loads of tourists. It is about building a stable flow of cash into this community. Businesses that will actually bring people here to spend money on a daily basis. Most of these clowns that are supposed to be working toward this goal have been failures at every business they have been involved with. When has the Ramada ever made money? The idiot that runs it is against the sale of alcohol. What the Hell does a traveling shoe salesman know about establishing a business draw? Real estate? Folks don't come here to spend their dollars on Homes. Then they ice this pitiful excuse for a cake by hiring officers that don't even live in Johnson County to run the show. They have never ever gotten this right, not even close.
city employee

United States

#16 Jan 24, 2012
from what I have heard the tourism is trying to start a talent show. Paying an outside company thousands to start it. Why are our tax dollars going away from here to support a company that does not even do business here. Who did cynthia lie to this time to get this approved.
Aunt Bea

Clay City, KY

#17 Jan 28, 2012
Paintsville sounds like a little Peyton Place in Eastern Kentucky. If it is as bad as the people say it is, who would want to live there?
city employee

Pikeville, KY

#19 Jan 29, 2012
cindy and the mayor are going to frankfort for the press conferance from the governor. What pisses me off is our tax dollars is paying for this and we are not getting any benefits. I truly don't understand why we put up with this. Who is in control of the city. The mayor or the tourism.
wondering

Channelview, TX

#20 Jan 30, 2012
how does the tourism board get elected or does the mayor and cindy hand pick them.
Rambo

Winchester, KY

#21 Jan 31, 2012
wondering wrote:
how does the tourism board get elected or does the mayor and cindy hand pick them.
All Board members are appointed by the mayor and therefore most will do his bidding. Amazing isn't it. Someone should be watching where all that money goes.
wondering

Camden, NJ

#22 Jan 31, 2012
no wonder they get to go on free trip on our dime. Know this road to fame contest, where is the donations going to.
Deputy Dog

Winchester, KY

#23 Jan 31, 2012
The only watchdogs they had out there at tourism were taken off the board last year leaving the foxes to run that hen house.

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