Marion Branch Land Sale
Country Boy

Georgetown, KY

#41 Mar 23, 2013
Who voted for this measure ?
Half The Apprasial

Jackson, KY

#42 Mar 23, 2013
I think Bill Hickman, Lyle Blackburn, Tommy Bevins, Greg Johnson and possibly Lynn Parrish.

I sure hope this revalation will clear what appears to be a puppet board.
pam

Georgetown, KY

#43 Mar 24, 2013
bob wrote:
THE property is a reclaimed mine site no water lines no sewer no power no roads it is going to take a lot of money by the city or county gov. to get the project off the ground. I hope when the next election comes up we can get some some men or women in office that can make things happen not like our current officials who have did a poor job
LETS look at the site,will a new bridge have to be built,right now you have a paved rd. that is about a lane an half wide then you drive up the old coal refuge fill rd. how much water line sewer line new power phone, is the market the for the housing,has there been any pillaring work done in the deep mines under the site, do we have any funding in place. IF this project does not take off this could bankrupt the city. this land is not worth a million dollars as it sets today.
City Buys Property

Elkhorn City, KY

#44 Mar 24, 2013
pam wrote:
<quoted text> LETS look at the site,will a new bridge have to be built,right now you have a paved rd. that is about a lane an half wide then you drive up the old coal refuge fill rd. how much water line sewer line new power phone, is the market the for the housing,has there been any pillaring work done in the deep mines under the site, do we have any funding in place. IF this project does not take off this could bankrupt the city. this land is not worth a million dollars as it sets today.
How much did the City pay for the Mayor's Sister's property across from Hardee's in Pikeville?
pam

Georgetown, KY

#45 Mar 24, 2013
City Buys Property wrote:
<quoted text>How much did the City pay for the Mayor's Sister's property across from Hardee's in Pikeville?
A lot in the city out of the flood plain, zoned commercial, 80,000. easy.
observer

Huntington, WV

#46 Mar 24, 2013
pam wrote:
<quoted text> LETS look at the site,will a new bridge have to be built,right now you have a paved rd. that is about a lane an half wide then you drive up the old coal refuge fill rd. how much water line sewer line new power phone, is the market the for the housing,has there been any pillaring work done in the deep mines under the site, do we have any funding in place. IF this project does not take off this could bankrupt the city. this land is not worth a million dollars as it sets today.
Though I disagree with your assessment of the property (we are definitely not the first to disagree on that issue), it's just another good reason to question the entire embarrassing episode.

The mayor wanted ALL the money and ALL the property of the Pike County Airport board handed him on a silver platter.(just because he demanded). The chairman of the Pike County Airport board at that time, Mr. DeBourbon, knew that to comply with the mayor's demands constituted a felony act referred to as "revenue diversion" concerning any property subsidized by the federal government. NONE of the assets could be GIVEN away.

The very, very angry mayor then planted one of his own puppet cronies on the board who asked "Is there ANYTHING we can do to get around the "revenue diversion" issue?

Every person,(before Frankie's non-pilot, unqualified man was hastily and very spitefully appointed), had been carefully vetted and appointed to benefit the AIRPORT...not the city....not the county....All boards of directors are given the responsibility of helping, not hurting the airport, bank, corporation, etc. they were chosen to represent. The mayor's planted crony was the blantant installation of a board member intended to take assets from the airport board and transfer them to where they would make the mayor himself look good to the voters, and to hell with what damage was done to the airport.

Why do you think the mayor won't even keep his own luxury airplane, or even buy avgas, at the airport he is supposed to be supporting? There's much, much more to be said but this is enough for one post.
observer

Huntington, WV

#47 Mar 24, 2013
I did make one huge mistake in saying the myor wouldn't buy AVGAS. The little mayor wouldn't use "avgas". He has to have JET FUEL.

I just slapped my own hand for insulting the mayor by even hinting he would own something smaller than what would use JET A!
City Buys Property

Elkhorn City, KY

#48 Mar 24, 2013
pam wrote:
<quoted text> A lot in the city out of the flood plain, zoned commercial, 80,000. easy.
The City paid 220,000 per 1/4 acre lot there.
observer

Huntington, WV

#49 Mar 24, 2013
City Buys Property wrote:
<quoted text>The City paid 220,000 per 1/4 acre lot there.
I'm curious if that price was comparable to adjoining lots. I'm sure I can find out in the court house.
Pike County Taxpayer

Pikeville, KY

#50 Mar 24, 2013
City Buys Property wrote:
<quoted text>How much did the City pay for the Mayor's Sister's property across from Hardee's in Pikeville?
Say what.
Half The Apprasial

Macon, GA

#51 Mar 25, 2013
Is Rick King still the airport boss? I hear he makes all the decisions and the money.

I wonder if this is the same Rick King that has a son employeed by Jones and Hickman law firm? If so isn't that curious?
observer

Huntington, WV

#52 Mar 25, 2013
Half The Apprasial wrote:
Is Rick King still the airport boss? I hear he makes all the decisions and the money.
I wonder if this is the same Rick King that has a son employeed by Jones and Hickman law firm? If so isn't that curious?
Yes. His name is Rick Keene. His son (I think his name is Kevin) does work in the law office for Sen. Ray S. Jones, Jr. and chairman BILL HICKMAN.
Since Bill Hickman's lawyer buddy happens to have a daddy who is an engineer it only makes sense that while wasting all that money he would choose his buddy's dad to pay it to.
Rick Keene has been doing the job of airport board chairman from what I have been told and actually watching. Rick Keene was put entirely in charge of buildng the new hangars that house Bill's and Ray's airplanes. He has been attending board meetings and taking a much bigger role than the chairman and all the board members combined. He does NOT add any qualifications whatsoever.
Did Bill Hickman give his buddy's daddy a big payday every month mostly for being "connected" and there was just SOOOOO much money to waste? I definitely think so.
Hmm

Pikeville, KY

#53 Mar 25, 2013
observer wrote:
<quoted text>Yes. His name is Rick Keene. His son (I think his name is Kevin) does work in the law office for Sen. Ray S. Jones, Jr. and chairman BILL HICKMAN.
Since Bill Hickman's lawyer buddy happens to have a daddy who is an engineer it only makes sense that while wasting all that money he would choose his buddy's dad to pay it to.
Rick Keene has been doing the job of airport board chairman from what I have been told and actually watching. Rick Keene was put entirely in charge of buildng the new hangars that house Bill's and Ray's airplanes. He has been attending board meetings and taking a much bigger role than the chairman and all the board members combined. He does NOT add any qualifications whatsoever.
Did Bill Hickman give his buddy's daddy a big payday every month mostly for being "connected" and there was just SOOOOO much money to waste? I definitely think so.
That smells. Why is a non board member running the show at the airport? And does the board members get paid?
Hmm

Pikeville, KY

#54 Mar 25, 2013
pam wrote:
<quoted text> LETS look at the site,will a new bridge have to be built,right now you have a paved rd. that is about a lane an half wide then you drive up the old coal refuge fill rd. how much water line sewer line new power phone, is the market the for the housing,has there been any pillaring work done in the deep mines under the site, do we have any funding in place. IF this project does not take off this could bankrupt the city. this land is not worth a million dollars as it sets today.
If your speaking for the city then my suggestion is you wanted it. You had people that knew the condition of the site. It was in your comprehensive plan. Then quit crying.

If your speaking for the taxpayer then just acknowledge that we got screwed. The airport did not have to sell the property for half it's value and that is exactly what the old board stood for. But the replacement board served the cities interest and ignored VALID appraisals.

The board has one obligation and that is to the airport and the people it serves.
Mingo

Phelps, KY

#55 Mar 26, 2013
Every small airport in the country is struggling to survive. I land at many municipal facilities where local pilots have to volunteer to help just to keep a place to rent a small hangar from. We have been watching and admiring the Pike County airport (PBX) for many years and admiring the management, fiscal maturity and dedication of the local airport board.
---Now it is a mess over there with all the bickering and wasting money that took so many years to accumulate. I personally wish that whoever started that mess and made the hasty and destructive changes would lose something as personal and valuable to him as that airport was to so many before being taken over by a greedy political greaser.
Out of the Loop

Hermitage, TN

#56 Mar 26, 2013
Ok so I've tried to figure this all out from reading these posts. I used to live in the area but moved away a few years back. I don't know anything about the local politics and while I appreciate what you all are concerned about after reading this I just had a couple of much more general questions because I'm just interested in the development of the area. And again obviously all of you know what all this stuff is about but as I don't have access to the local papers or news, I am in the dark.

Ok. So with that being said, somebody help me out. Am I correct that the property you all are discussing is the stretch on top of the hill between Island Creek and the Food City at Shelbianna? When I moved from there I think my understanding was that it was gonna be developed into middle income housing and there was mention at some point of some retail space and possibly a golf course. From the conversation it sounds like some of that changed. Is that correct? So what are the plans for it now? And how did the airport board become involved? Was there to be a new airport there?

Again forgive my ignorance on the topic but again I'm just curious about what kind of stuff happens and development of my old home town. Thanks in advance!
ruretarded

Cynthiana, KY

#57 Mar 29, 2013
pam wrote:
<quoted text> LETS look at the site,will a new bridge have to be built,right now you have a paved rd. that is about a lane an half wide then you drive up the old coal refuge fill rd. how much water line sewer line new power phone, is the market the for the housing,has there been any pillaring work done in the deep mines under the site, do we have any funding in place. IF this project does not take off this could bankrupt the city. this land is not worth a million dollars as it sets today.

its flat land in the city limits u retarded btch. shit lines are in place water is near by.mwd has a tank up there at the head of road creek/suckys creek. flat land goes for 50000 per acre in shitty limits. you r out of your gdmfn mind if you don't think they got it for a steal. look at chloe ridge, it was mine land on top of a mtn with no road once upon a time.
Pike County Taxpayer

Ransom, KY

#58 Mar 29, 2013
City Buys Property wrote:
<quoted text>How much did the City pay for the Mayor's Sister's property across from Hardee's in Pikeville?
r u serious
Wait

Richmond, KY

#59 Mar 29, 2013
Until the fiscal court finds out what the city is talking about doing with this property! They will be screaming like raped apes!
observer

Lewisburg, WV

#60 Mar 29, 2013
Wait wrote:
Until the fiscal court finds out what the city is talking about doing with this property! They will be screaming like raped apes!
The Fiscal Court is doing what's right in representing the taxpayers. What would you have them do when they see an obvious atrocity committed against the people?

If there were only three or four more HONEST politicians to do the right thing and ask pertinent questions we would have more and the sickening political hacks, families, and cronies wouldn't be getting rich off the honest working men and women of Eastern Kentucky.

When there are less like you and more like a few intelligent Magistrates we will be a hell of a lot better off and maybe the entire world will stop making fun of our ignorance and inability to recognize corruption even when it smacks us between the eyes as with the UMG scandal..

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