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Elizabethtown, KY

#1 Nov 17, 2012
This week Taylor County School posted in very small print in News Journal that they want to raise taxes for a New School. They printed it so small that you need a magnifing glass to read it. I guess they figured we wouldn't see it. They want to increase Taylor County property taxes 5.8 % this is outrageous.
We just paid our property tax this year it was 700.00 and all but about 150.00 of this went to The Taylor County School. Beside this we all pay school tax on all of our utility bills every month.
When is this going stop? People cant even buy food now and pay their bills and they want a 5.8 % increase. Maybe some one will get the signatures to stop this if I was able I for one would be knocking on doors.
I signerd it last time I will sign it again
yes

Elizabethtown, KY

#2 Nov 17, 2012
and i quote for just the cost of a pizza.
Pizza

Elizabethtown, KY

#3 Nov 17, 2012
I quote my pizza is not 5.8% where you buying the from T C S. ----figures------. I guess you are one of the great so called teachers they have who wants a new easy chair.
Freedoms

Elizabethtown, KY

#4 Nov 17, 2012
Education is just like anything else... You get what you pay for. When it comes to my kids, I don't mind investing in their education. Of course, most of the naysayers only think of school as free babysitting and aren't really concerned with the quality of their child's education. Everyone is quick to complain about the conditions of TCES or the lack of resources at other schools - the list of common complaints is huge - but no one seems to want to put their money where their mouths are.

I care enough about my kid and everyone else's not to gripe about a small tax increase if it means our kids education will improve.

I think the rest of you should consider doing the same.
voice f reason

Campbellsville, KY

#5 Nov 17, 2012
Freedoms wrote:
Education is just like anything else... You get what you pay for. When it comes to my kids, I don't mind investing in their education. Of course, most of the naysayers only think of school as free babysitting and aren't really concerned with the quality of their child's education. Everyone is quick to complain about the conditions of TCES or the lack of resources at other schools - the list of common complaints is huge - but no one seems to want to put their money where their mouths are.
I care enough about my kid and everyone else's not to gripe about a small tax increase if it means our kids education will improve.
I think the rest of you should consider doing the same.
The problem I have with the tax is what they are planning on building. I saw the plans for what they wanted to build and what is the need for a new school to have 2 gyms just so they can host reginol basketball games. Then looking to move the elem into the high school? Then in about 3 or 4 yrs be asking for more money to fix up that school. The only way I would vote for it would be that they build all 3 schools on the land they purchased and sell all the others. Why in the world would you scatter the schools all over town. Then TC and C-ville needs to merge.There is no need for 2 school systems. Because If you think TC gets a new school and C-ville is just going to stay in there old school is just stupid. They will be asking for 5% city property tax for them a new school. Plus if C-ville closed and merged then there would be your tax money to pay for a new school without raiseing anyones taxes anymore.
yes

Lebanon, KY

#6 Nov 17, 2012
Pizza wrote:
I quote my pizza is not 5.8% where you buying the from T C S.----figures------. I guess you are one of the great so called teachers they have who wants a new easy chair.
no not a teacher just remember what cook quoted it would cost a pizza which was b/s to start with. but its time to end the 2 school system, and have one school system here , by have one school system , you can cut the cost by having 1 Superintendent, 3 Principal's . and so on .
coopy words

Elizabethtown, KY

#7 Nov 18, 2012
Coops idea ( and what he says has no intrest to the community) is to make all of us pay for something we dont have the money to pay for. Yes you should get what you pay for. The Christian school has small run down building . Their test scores out number TC. The building dont make the kids learn any more. TCS needs to clean up the mess they have now and educate the kids not listen to free loaders who do even pay taxes to begin with. They dont need state of the arts gyms . The community is taxed to death now there has to be a stop to all this. If they cant make it on what all of us poor people are paying out then they will not make it on 5.8% tax increase. The community is fighting now to make ends meet so where do we the so called TCS tax payers get more to do this with. I for one cant even afford a pizza wish I could. I am not the only one in this shape. I eat at home and dont have the 5.00 for a pizza and no I dont smoke or drink or have any money to spend for anything other than food, shelter,and medical bills.I AM NOT THE ONLY ONE IN THIS SHAPE.
knowdem

United States

#8 Nov 18, 2012
Taylor county school system under Cook is a joke. He is trying to build a legacy off of our money. The accolade he holds high of no kid dropping out is a lie. He puts them through virtual academy and pushes them out of the school. If you don't believe it look at the kids attendance of each graduate by the number of days attending.

He lies and treats his employees like sh!t and thinks he knows everything. His career is a big joke, why does no one in the community know that he smacked a kid in the other school system? He lies and his flunkies like Turpin lie with him.
coopy words

Elizabethtown, KY

#9 Nov 18, 2012
Is there a petition to stop this yet if so where do we go or who do we see to sign it?
McGruff

Leitchfield, KY

#10 Nov 18, 2012
Freedoms wrote:
Education is just like anything else... You get what you pay for. When it comes to my kids, I don't mind investing in their education. Of course, most of the naysayers only think of school as free babysitting and aren't really concerned with the quality of their child's education. Everyone is quick to complain about the conditions of TCES or the lack of resources at other schools - the list of common complaints is huge - but no one seems to want to put their money where their mouths are.

I care enough about my kid and everyone else's not to gripe about a small tax increase if it means our kids education will improve.

I think the rest of you should consider doing the same.
paying more wont increase the benigits of education. Every year we pay more and yet we aren't getting more. If the tax is increased it will just be money down the toilet
agree

Elizabethtown, KY

#11 Nov 18, 2012
I dont have the money either. trying to make house payment and sent our kids to school. It is pathetic how some think the building helps the kids learn. My children are taught to study work hard and they dont get all the up to date phones nand latest designs in cloths. We dont have the money and I sure dont have money to pay more taxes . This is what has put most of the parents on food stamps and many have lost their homes. I am glad some of you have lots of money but we dont eat pizza, go to the movies and do things that Mr COPPIE can do on his 100,000.00 a year salery mine is much MUCH lower.
idear

Campbellsville, KY

#12 Nov 18, 2012
How about eliminating half the occupational tax that probably gets wasted in the first place. Could there be mishandling of money within the Taylor County economic development? I think an audit should be done.

Why not use half the money that is used for the Taylor County occupational tax to cover the proposed nickel tax? We need a state-of-the-art high school, elementary school, and middle school to follow.

Build good schools. This will attract industries. We already have a lake and a nice private university.

Somehow, I get the sense that there is a group of people in this town that honestly are keeping industry out behind the backs of everyone. People need to watch their community leaders very closely.
bush hog

Campbellsville, KY

#13 Nov 18, 2012
Why don't these people get voted out.
Sadie

Elizabethtown, KY

#14 Nov 20, 2012
bush hog wrote:
Why don't these people get voted out.
There was recently an election in which one of the long reigning school board members could have, and should have, been dethroned. Surprisingly, the person won in a landslide.

The tax isn't the end of the world, but their crooked record has me dead set against their agenda Our school system is more concerned with sports than they are academics and for that reason, they will never have my support. They're not so different from other schools, but this is a problem nationwide that must be addressed if we won't our children to truly succeed.

As best as I recall, a few years ago, the issue was that there was "deadly mold" in the elementary school, therefore, they decided to build a huge gymnasium with a high school lean-to addition on the side. What an utterly ridiculous solution! In the meantime, they grossly overpaid for a property to build the gymnasium / high school on.

The tax to fund the new gymnasium was voted down by the populace. Then there was some shady business about placing the school in a different category to be eligible for matching funds from the state. Apparently, that fell through as well.

This has been on the back burner for a while now, so I guess they've decided to get it back out and try again.
Sadie

Elizabethtown, KY

#15 Nov 20, 2012
"want our children to succeed"......sorry
Sadie wrote:
<quoted text>
There was recently an election in which one of the long reigning school board members could have, and should have, been dethroned. Surprisingly, the person won in a landslide.
The tax isn't the end of the world, but their crooked record has me dead set against their agenda Our school system is more concerned with sports than they are academics and for that reason, they will never have my support. They're not so different from other schools, but this is a problem nationwide that must be addressed if we won't our children to truly succeed.
As best as I recall, a few years ago, the issue was that there was "deadly mold" in the elementary school, therefore, they decided to build a huge gymnasium with a high school lean-to addition on the side. What an utterly ridiculous solution! In the meantime, they grossly overpaid for a property to build the gymnasium / high school on.
The tax to fund the new gymnasium was voted down by the populace. Then there was some shady business about placing the school in a different category to be eligible for matching funds from the state. Apparently, that fell through as well.
This has been on the back burner for a while now, so I guess they've decided to get it back out and try again.
bush hog

Elizabethtown, KY

#16 Nov 20, 2012
Need new people on this board....... Thanks for information. The land deals sound like the library deals
free speech

Glendale, KY

#17 Nov 20, 2012
A school tax increase is bull-shi**. Its a proven fact that a new building and new equiptment DOES NOT increase or promote better learning. Let the test scores in this state be an example. I know of one individual that graduted from TCHS with an A adverage in math and doesn,t even understand fractions. Seems like everytime the school is failing to do its job they want to increase taxes to build a new build or buy new equipment. I suggest they concentrate on the root cause of poor test scores, the teachers.
agree

Elizabethtown, KY

#18 Nov 20, 2012
Is there a petition out we can sign if so where do we go to sign it?
We need to get the word out.
The News Journal had it in such small print you need magnifing glass to read it. I guess they figured every one would look over it,
Tax

Lebanon, KY

#19 Nov 30, 2012
Is this a real thing? Does the board and principal at Taylor County School wanting to slip this tax through on us again.
Thinker

Campbellsville, KY

#20 Nov 30, 2012
free speech wrote:
A school tax increase is bull-shi**. Its a proven fact that a new building and new equiptment DOES NOT increase or promote better learning. Let the test scores in this state be an example. I know of one individual that graduted from TCHS with an A adverage in math and doesn,t even understand fractions. Seems like everytime the school is failing to do its job they want to increase taxes to build a new build or buy new equipment. I suggest they concentrate on the root cause of poor test scores, the teachers.
I'll bet some of the past teachers and students who spent hundreds of hours breathing deadly mold in the TCES building who have died due to cancer will tell you the opposite. We already have a few doctor quacks in Taylor County that will automatically look at a CT Scan and tell a patient they have cancer while it's really just a yeast infection. BTW, I've been told first handedly that doctors routinely misdiagnose lesions when in fact the lesion is nothing more than a yeast infection. Taylor Regional Hospital and Brown Cancer Center loves people like you. It is people like you that keep cemeteries like Memorial Gardens having to purchase more ground and build more mausoleums.
I believe the TCES facility is a harmful mold factory. Doctors at Taylor Regional Hospital and Brown Cancer Center are fast-tracking patients with contrasts on CT Scans and scaring people into getting radiation and chemo treatments without doing biopsies.

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