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Did This Really Happen

Pikeville, KY

#23 Oct 25, 2013
Butterfly Dreams wrote:
Tax dollars should not be used to fund ANY election ads...attack ads or not.
You sure about this?
No Way

Pikeville, KY

#24 Oct 25, 2013
Amelia wrote:
<quoted text> Yes, especially if it's tax dollars, which according to Attorney General is the only place UMG gets its money. Pikeville should be proud, as should Mountain Water District, to have a public works contractor that participated in an untrue, illegal, FCC jurisdictional, political attack ad against an individual that brought attention to the corruption going on in this County. The County Judge brags on UMG, the City Manager brags on UMG, why? One can only wonder how bad it really is, right under our nose!
No way the City Manage would condone such stupidity!
Let Me Think

Ransom, KY

#25 Nov 1, 2013
Pollster wrote:
Should City Tax Dollars be used to fund Untrue Election Attack Ads? Yes or No?
Hell No. How about sendin it n Odor Control!
The Best

Ransom, KY

#26 Nov 9, 2013
GOP wrote:
A very intelligent, moral, and highly respected gentleman said:
I have seen that statement proven TRUE more times than I want to count.
Could the crooks he was referring to have been directly and personally involved with UMG? ABSOLUTELY!!
Where's the public outrage at a desperate introduction and rapid passage of HB496 that protects UMG and all of those involved from being exposed?
This passage occurred at the same time we had TWO very active legislators being accused of 'back door' deals with UMG!
Legislators being suspected..., and immediate legislation passed to prevent them from being 'outed' if indeed guilty, certainly points a long finger of accusation and disgust in their direction.
Why has Vanderbeck not seen the implication of corruption and reported on that embarrassing and probably criminal activity by our so-called 'leaders'?
Oh yeah!!! His very suspicious acting buddy 'Little frankie' was involved 'up to his ears' in the smut campaign to quiet a Magistrate who DARED ask questions about UMG.
I Double Dog Dare You Boy!!!!!

Pikeville, KY

#27 Apr 27, 2014
GOP wrote:
http://www.kentucky.com/2010/0 7/02/1332137/pikeville-mayor-a ccused-of-slugging.html
Justice's company helped pay for a television ad with racy images of a stripper's behind, criticizing Harris' spending on hotel rooms and bar tabs as an officer and board member for the Kentucky Association of Counties. Harris denied the accusations that he was involved in the spending, which has been investigated by the state auditor's office.
The ad was yanked from the airwaves by Hazard TV station WYMT but was broadcast by InterMountain and Suddenlink cable stations.
Election finance filings by Citizens for Eastern Kentucky Government, which lists a Louisville mailing address, say the group also received $2,500 from The Law Office of Ray Jones & Bill Hickman; $1,500 from RM Johnson Engineering in Hindman; $3,000 from Rayne Ash LLC in Corbin; $2,500 from MGC Supplies Inc. in Dorton; $2,000 from Thomas Smith of Thomas Consulting of Corbin; $1,000 from bookkeeper Patricia Litafik in Phelps; $15,000 from Utility Management Group, which operates Pike County's Mountain Water District; and $500 from UMG's president, Greg May.
Ray Jones, a state senator, does legal work for UMG. Harris, Pike's 6th District magistrate, was highly critical of UMG's operation of the water utility in the past year.
Unauthorized campaign groups are a kind of election committee that can support or oppose particular candidates but can't work in concert with a candidate. At least one donor to Citizens for Eastern Kentucky Government, Litafik, also donated to Harris' primary opponent, Gary Thacker.
Thacker lost the race despite outspending Harris by nearly $13,500.
The News-Express reported that Justice said, through City Manager Donovan Blackburn, that he donated to the campaign group because "Harris has not been a friend to the city," which also is a customer of UMG.
Read more: http://www.kentucky.com/2010/07/02/1332137/pi...
Another fine day for Pike County
High School Boy

Shelbiana, KY

#28 Apr 28, 2014
No Way wrote:
<quoted text> No way the City Manage would condone such stupidity!
The City Manager has a High School Degree and is paying himself 130,000 per year.

How stupid is that?

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