EKU students still jay walking on Lan...
Ester Freeman

Winchester, KY

#24 Sep 18, 2013
YOU TELL EM, PAL! I too am an angry older gentleman who happens to live very close to this disaster. I just don't know what to do, or what our world is coming to. The other day I saw a man and his dog cross right under the crosswalk! I informed the EKU police of the incident and they acted like they didn't even care! I gave them a great description and everything. Can it really be that hard to find a criminal that is enrolled AT YOUR SCHOOL? This troubled me greatly; even more so than the jaywalking. If EKU police are not arresting criminals on campus, then I think education is the least of our worries here. Times have changed, folks.
Tree Top Flyer

Winchester, KY

#25 Sep 18, 2013
Students and people will always jaywalk. You can't fix lazy and stupid!
EKU pedestrians

Richmond, KY

#26 Sep 21, 2013
I don't care if students jay walk or not, it's their safety they're gambling on. What pisses me off are the ones at the crosswalk that walk no matter what the light says. If people are turning left on a green light and they keep doing that, it's only a matter of time until one gets hit. This isn't a big city and the citizens of Richmond are not used to watching for people crossing illegally while driving.
mellow fellow

Georgetown, KY

#27 Sep 22, 2013
EKU pedestrians wrote:
I don't care if students jay walk or not, it's their safety they're gambling on. What pisses me off are the ones at the crosswalk that walk no matter what the light says. If people are turning left on a green light and they keep doing that, it's only a matter of time until one gets hit. This isn't a big city and the citizens of Richmond are not used to watching for people crossing illegally while driving.
Most places I cross have green light for the turn sign at the same time as the walk sign.
EKU2014

San Diego, CA

#28 Sep 22, 2013
Why not tear that overpass down. No one uses it and it is ugly as all get out. I find it hard to believe that EKU allowed those people to put that on their property.

I wonder who got paid off.
RODEN

Richmond, KY

#29 Sep 24, 2013
That is the "Bridge to the Worleyville Slum" Ed Worley knows who to make the payoffs to so he can get whatever he wants. Once a CROOK, Always a CROOK. I seem to recall something about a "Parking tax" on the commuting students to pay for that bridge. If I remember right, the commuting students don't even park near that "Residence Hall" parking lot.
Lazy complainers

Richmond, KY

#30 Sep 25, 2013
What a bunch of whiners! If things are so much better at uk get your fat azzes over there. Fact is there are always unhappy people with major chips on their shoulders snd there are a boat load of them on here. Miserable people who would complain if a little genie appeared and gave them 3 wishes, they would cry and whine and want 4!
Student

Corbin, KY

#31 Sep 26, 2013
I looked into getting in there, and the rent was like insane. Plus I understand how not having plumbing is a money saver, But you cannot always go before coming home and the whole bed pan idea does not seem like a good idea to me.
whats up

Richmond, KY

#32 Sep 26, 2013
Truth wrote:
The problem is EKU has taken on about 50 percent more students than it can handle reasonably. The new housing complex on the corner of Barnes mill stands as proof that EKU is less an institute of learning and more of a money pit operation.
Do you think they would have spent money putting that building up if they did not think they could rent the small rooms for large money because students do not think.
As a Grad Student I can state I would never spend the amount they ask for that spot just for a room to sleep in. The builders did not go enough research before wasting so much money that will take 100 years to re-coup.
The walkway is but another mistake made by EKU in allowing the builders to put that on EKU property. It is nothing but a sign post for EKU. It is not very useful as in the effort it adds to just crossing the street. A well lit tunnel would have cost less, and actually worked.
wasn't built on EKU property!
whats up

Richmond, KY

#33 Sep 26, 2013
RODEN wrote:
That is the "Bridge to the Worleyville Slum" Ed Worley knows who to make the payoffs to so he can get whatever he wants. Once a CROOK, Always a CROOK. I seem to recall something about a "Parking tax" on the commuting students to pay for that bridge. If I remember right, the commuting students don't even park near that "Residence Hall" parking lot.
the parking lot beside the complex is indeed for commuters,always has been....
whats up

Richmond, KY

#34 Sep 26, 2013
EKU2014 wrote:
Why not tear that overpass down. No one uses it and it is ugly as all get out. I find it hard to believe that EKU allowed those people to put that on their property.
I wonder who got paid off.
they plan to transfer ownership of the walk-way to EKU in 15 years, thats why it was partially built on EKU property.(EKU will own the complex by that time anyway)
Local

Corbin, KY

#35 Sep 26, 2013
whats up wrote:
<quoted text> they plan to transfer ownership of the walk-way to EKU in 15 years, thats why it was partially built on EKU property.(EKU will own the complex by that time anyway)

That might have been the original pay off deal. But trust me when I state the Regents will never have that mess under EKU management.

All the building has done is put money in someones pocket because it did nothing for the school, or the area. It has single handedly lowered the Barnes Mill Property values to almost slum values.

What we need is a Commission that mandates that EKU not interfere with the normal city operations. Keep the stupid kids and trashy women on campus and the hell out of our town.

We don't want them, need them, and would not care if they all overdosed and died.

Whatever keeps them away from decent city residents.

Wanna complain about the drug problem here? Close EKU and it vanishes. Wanna complain about the drunks along the city streets. Close EKU and that too vanishes.

Closing EKU would make Richmond a much better place to live, and the towns people happier.

I am also fairly sure the lawsuit being talked about between the homeowners in the area will wind up taking most of the proceeds from the new building, and may even result in it being torn down and removed. Or the owner may choose to settle with the homeowners for however many millions the building cost the area.

Appraisals are going on now and this should be interesting to watch play itself out and might even teach some dumbass about infringing on existing homeowners rights.
Concerned Resident

San Diego, CA

#36 Sep 26, 2013
Local wrote:
<quoted text>

I am also fairly sure the lawsuit being talked about between the homeowners in the area will wind up taking most of the proceeds from the new building, and may even result in it being torn down and removed. Or the owner may choose to settle with the homeowners for however many millions the building cost the area.
Appraisals are going on now and this should be interesting to watch play itself out and might even teach some dumbass about infringing on existing homeowners rights.
You sir are exactly right. And it effects the entire Barnes Mill Area, every house.
RODEN

Richmond, KY

#37 Sep 26, 2013
That parking lot has always been for the Dorm Residents to use but I found it interesting that the EKU Commuting Students (who park in the Coliseum Parking Lot) are going to be charged a "Commuting Student Tax" to pay for the "Bridge to Worleyville Slum". Talk about 'Taxation without representation' since the commuting students do: NOT LIVE HERE, therefore they are the ones to get skrewed.
EKU Pedestrian

Ashland, KY

#38 Oct 9, 2013
I like how the ones that are driving are the ones who are calling the people who are actually walking "lazy" and "fat asses". Big deal you have to wait a few seconds for someone to cross the street. You're going to get to your destination much faster then the people walking.
RODEN

Richmond, KY

#39 Oct 10, 2013
The ones who are driving on a State Highway are going from Point "A" to Point "B" usually trying to get to WORK. That means a JOB that provides an income. The students walking across the street are most likely headed out for a "Hookup" or to a party.
A few years ago, EKU and the KY highway department put a really nice pretty crosswalk (along with warning signs for the students to look both ways) and at least one, possibly two students were killed when they got run over.
Larry

United States

#40 Oct 11, 2013
Watched a whole line of cars turning onto Lancaster blatantly ignore a crosswalk and not let students have their right of way. The students just sat there with a puzzled look, and kept starting to walk, and then hop back...lol. It was sad on all accounts, but this is the world we live in!

" I HAVE A RIGHt TO DRIVE BECAUSe MY LIgHt GReEN!!!"

Yes, mf'er you do, and guess what? Those pedestrians had a green light, too, and you're right next to a campus if you couldn't tell. You will have to defer to the pedestrians at times.

Good job citizens! Smart driving is safe driving! Way to go!

May God have mercy on Richmond and the people that live here.
Larry

United States

#41 Oct 11, 2013
That property didnt lower the value. Property values where already going down. It's inevitable as the city and campus confines to grow. thats prime campus housing close to downtown (aka cheap housing).

I don't care for the stuffy old people that just want everything to remain the same as when they purchased their house....that area has always been right next to EKU, so I don't really see what they're pissed about. They chose to live there.

Student housing is a problem. People threw just fits about students in Argyle.... Like modestly prices apartments in a college town shouldn't allow young people to live there...
RODEN

Richmond, KY

#42 Oct 12, 2013
Maybe the Highway Department needs to make some of the Pedestrian Crosswalk lights separated from the traffic green lights. If that happens the people trying to get to work will bitch and moan so then the students will have to use the Bridge To Worleyville Slum to cross the road. Never ending battle. A tunnel under Lancaster Road would have solved the problem once and for all but The Senaqueer Worley would not want to pay for that. He would rather have the taxpayers (you and I) pay for his Bridge to Worleyville Slum.
hello

Richmond, KY

#43 Oct 14, 2013
Funny wrote:
I do not blame any student. Why climb those stairs and climb back down. Nope, that is not happening. Not with wire cutters being less than 10 dollars. Put up a fence, and we will add the holes.
To the drivers complaining. Remember the pedestrian always has the right of way. You want to continue to drive in Kentucky? Then do not run no one over.
1. The pedestrian only has the right of way in a crosswalk.

2. Check your double negative.

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