the city of Salyersville
Bored2TearsHere

Staffordsville, KY

#81 Feb 3, 2009
KellB wrote:
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In reality, to pick up as you put "the simplest of luxuries" you don't have to go out of town for that. Those 4 dollar stores and the grocery stores will provide basic needs, and then some.
I have also noticed that gas is almost always more expensive in Salyersville vs. surrounding counties. I'll never be able to figure that one out.
By simpliest of luxuries, I was referring to a nice pair of dress shoes, a nice dress, a handbag, those things you can't get at any dollar store or grocery store. A newly released CD even. I'm just not a country music kinda gal so I can't run to the dollar store and pick up the latest music. Those things that most people in bigger towns take for granted.
His sons mother

Salyersville, KY

#82 Feb 3, 2009
Bored2TearsHere wrote:
And I thought I was the only one that thought this town is a joke. I was born and raised here and never liked it for a minute. People here want nothing so they will never have anything and that's a fact. Why do you think that when kids go away to college, they seldom come back? Why should they there is nothing here! This is not a place for children to ever have a future if the politics doesn't change. We have no hospital, no place to watch a movie, not even a place to sit down and have a decent meal. Can you imagine what kind of revenue a "Golden Corral" for example could bring into this county? The highway that connects Eastern Ky to Lexington and beyond runs right through Salyersville yet we have nothing to show for it but a few fast food places. Regardless of how many "factories" come here, the money from the incomes will still be spent in surrounding counties because there is no where here to shop unless you are into dollar stores, and we sure have enough of them! You can't even buy a pair of shoes in this town! Let's be honest most of us do our grocery shopping at Super Wal-Mart because IGA is expensive and most of the food is outdated. While Pikeville, Paintsville and even Prestonsburg is growing we are stuck in the 1950's. Actually back then and into the 80's you could at least go into town and find a few nice things (Martins) etc. There's nothing in town now but Law offices and and a couple of Diners.
And as for the Mayor, please. There was one person that spoke about the houses that used to be in town, instead of buying them for the city and useing them for the good of the people ie renting them out or maybe used as a recreational place he chose to tear them down to make a skateboard park for his son and nephew (which by the time the city can afford to do this his son will be driving not skateboarding! But it was two fold I mean afterall there was some good lumber in them for a cabin on cave run lake that's being finished. That was $320,000 well spent by a town that doesn't even have a place to patch up the kids after they break every bone in their body.
And before you even think it, I did leave here, lived in much bigger cities that wasn't governed by small town politics. I cried every mile that U-Haul turned over because I was comming back to this place. But when you have ageing parents who like most old people here think this is their final resting place and refuse to leave, I had no choice but to return. Doesn't mean I have to like it here. And just for the record, those of us outside the "city" and I hate to call it that, have no say in electing the mayor or the city council. I'll leave you with one more thing, just think about those people making minimun wage and paying payroll taxes to pay for a skateboard park!
And so you know, I do work everyday and pay more than my fair share of taxes.
Let me tell you something you idiot, his son doesn't and wasn't skateboarding at the time he was planning a skatepark! I guess he thought a skatepark would take the skaters off of the streets! My child tried skateboarding for a little while but never took it up! He lives with me and isn't in town that often at all. Get your facts straight before you add a child into it.
Browneyes

United States

#83 Feb 3, 2009
What is everyone's opinion on "Poor Boy"?

Since: Feb 09

Ashburn, VA

#84 Feb 3, 2009
That is true, there are plenty of stores around to find the simple things. And yes, gas is always a lot more expensive in Salyersville then it is other places. Like KellB, I have yet to figure that one out also.

I know that some businesses are needed, but at the same time, I would like to see it done in a way that would allow Salyersville to keep that small town atmosphere. Don't know if that is possible or not, but it would be nice.
country

Louisa, KY

#85 Feb 3, 2009
simple solution to who ever dont like salyersville. MOVE, it wont hurt no ones feelings
Old Lady

Staffordsville, KY

#86 Feb 3, 2009
Well, I have set and read and watched and read some more. I can no longer NOT tell it like it is.. Here goes; the real reason that we do not have any good stores in Salyersville is your very own, loveable pharmacist, dentist, restaurant owner, dollar store owner, parts store owner….. Bottom line the people with money did not want any competition … Yes I know the truth may hurt and touch base with some of you, but the facts are facts.. History can not be covered up.. Everyone has history even if you don’t know it yet? Do I sound crazy, well this is just the beginning of a long drawn out story of the City of Salyersville.. Who is who and who is not and how Salyersville became what it is today..

First, I want you to just look back at the past city council, who they were and where those same councilman are today. Take some time and research the City’s history. Just see what the past council members let pass through their hands.. And to beat it all, it was a mutual agreement between them all..!!! Back in the good old days, the rich did not want any competition, therefore they stuck together and let opportunity after opportunity pass them by. Don’t believe me, well just go ask the mayors’ that are still alive; Tim Bostic, Todd Preston, Joe Howard.. I am sure they ALL will tell you the same thing..“The council was against everything that would help bring big business to the city because it posed some kind of competition to them..”

The City of Salyersville’s history shall not be depressed..

I will be back later to do some more laundry and to tell it like it is.
KellB

Charleston, WV

#87 Feb 3, 2009
HelloKitty650 wrote:
That is true, there are plenty of stores around to find the simple things. And yes, gas is always a lot more expensive in Salyersville then it is other places. Like KellB, I have yet to figure that one out also.
I know that some businesses are needed, but at the same time, I would like to see it done in a way that would allow Salyersville to keep that small town atmosphere. Don't know if that is possible or not, but it would be nice.
It always struck me as odd that gas is at least ten cents higher here vs. other places, especially since Magoffin always tops the list of highest unemployment rates.
It's almost like gas stations have to charge a higher rate to make their ends meet.
owl

Salyersville, KY

#88 Feb 3, 2009
Old Lady wrote:
Well, I have set and read and watched and read some more. I can no longer NOT tell it like it is.. Here goes; the real reason that we do not have any good stores in Salyersville is your very own, loveable pharmacist, dentist, restaurant owner, dollar store owner, parts store owner….. Bottom line the people with money did not want any competition … Yes I know the truth may hurt and touch base with some of you, but the facts are facts.. History can not be covered up.. Everyone has history even if you don’t know it yet? Do I sound crazy, well this is just the beginning of a long drawn out story of the City of Salyersville.. Who is who and who is not and how Salyersville became what it is today..
First, I want you to just look back at the past city council, who they were and where those same councilman are today. Take some time and research the City’s history. Just see what the past council members let pass through their hands.. And to beat it all, it was a mutual agreement between them all..!!! Back in the good old days, the rich did not want any competition, therefore they stuck together and let opportunity after opportunity pass them by. Don’t believe me, well just go ask the mayors’ that are still alive; Tim Bostic, Todd Preston, Joe Howard.. I am sure they ALL will tell you the same thing..“The council was against everything that would help bring big business to the city because it posed some kind of competition to them..”
The City of Salyersville’s history shall not be depressed..
I will be back later to do some more laundry and to tell it like it is.
The truth has , finally, come to the surface. I couldn't have said it any better. We, as Magoffin Co. citizens, have to make some noise about all this. Don't everyone agree?
Bored2TearsHere

Staffordsville, KY

#89 Feb 4, 2009
country wrote:
simple solution to who ever dont like salyersville. MOVE, it wont hurt no ones feelings
READ if you can, I said I did move away but for reasons that do not concern you, I had to move back. Certainly not because I wanted to but because I had to, big difference!
Bored2TearsHere

Staffordsville, KY

#90 Feb 4, 2009
His sons mother wrote:
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Let me tell you something you idiot, his son doesn't and wasn't skateboarding at the time he was planning a skatepark! I guess he thought a skatepark would take the skaters off of the streets! My child tried skateboarding for a little while but never took it up! He lives with me and isn't in town that often at all. Get your facts straight before you add a child into it.
Honestly, I could give a rats a** who he bought the property for, or who is going to use it! It was a stupid thing to do regardless. You made my point, your child doesn't live in town and would not benefit from a skateboard park, my child doesn't either, so who exactly would benefit from it, are they going to charge admission to get in, nah wouldn't make enough money to keep the lights on at night. How about a put-put golf course! EVERYONE could use that, and guess what they could charge, imagine that! Money comming into the town and not going out!
And as far as "keeping the kids off the streets" Nothing a belt couldn't take care of, that's the parents place to teach their children right from wrong, not the taxpayers.
Travler

Louisa, KY

#91 Feb 4, 2009
Bored2TearsHere wrote:
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READ if you can, I said I did move away but for reasons that do not concern you, I had to move back. Certainly not because I wanted to but because I had to, big difference!
You spoke highly of Paintsville and Pikeville, you know they have a Cinima and a Super-Walmart, really what you should do is move to one of thoes cities and drive back and forth and take care of your parents?

You drive there now to buy your luxeries!!! If you lived there you wouldn't have far to drive to buy a rock and roll cd...Right?

OK, Here's the plan: Move to Paintsville and you can just drive to Salyersville and check on your parents like you drive to Paintsville to buy luxeries. Same difference same distance.....

Call the U-hall boys she moving away again..

Oh by the way, I can't figure out why anybody buys cd's anymore. ANY song you could ever imagine, old and new, can be downloaded to a computer and burned to a cd for a very small fee plus you get the luxery of being able to stay home and not DRIVE anywhere.

Don't get me wrong I would love to see a hospital and some things for the kids to do in Salyersville, but myself I LOVE to travel, so we don't mind driving else where to do whatever we want to do.

Catch ya later. Let us know if you decide to go with the game plan..........
his sons mother

Salyersville, KY

#92 Feb 4, 2009
Bored2TearsHere wrote:
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Honestly, I could give a rats a** who he bought the property for, or who is going to use it! It was a stupid thing to do regardless. You made my point, your child doesn't live in town and would not benefit from a skateboard park, my child doesn't either, so who exactly would benefit from it, are they going to charge admission to get in, nah wouldn't make enough money to keep the lights on at night. How about a put-put golf course! EVERYONE could use that, and guess what they could charge, imagine that! Money comming into the town and not going out!
And as far as "keeping the kids off the streets" Nothing a belt couldn't take care of, that's the parents place to teach their children right from wrong, not the taxpayers.
Didn't mean to come off so harshly but you know being a mother you don't want your child drug into things, I understand his dad will be in the line of fire, I just don't want my child involved in it! We all have different opinions and that is to be expected, you can't please everyone. What he does as Mayor is none of my business, because I live in the county but I do think he thought at the time there were a great amount of kids skating and that would give them something to do other than being on the streets doing it. I never liked my child skateboarding, I made the decision that he wouldn't be doing it! I do know one thing about the mayor and his family, they are good people and will do whatever they can for you, even if you are a stranger.
Bored2TearsHere

Staffordsville, KY

#93 Feb 6, 2009
Travler wrote:
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You spoke highly of Paintsville and Pikeville, you know they have a Cinima and a Super-Walmart, really what you should do is move to one of thoes cities and drive back and forth and take care of your parents?
You drive there now to buy your luxeries!!! If you lived there you wouldn't have far to drive to buy a rock and roll cd...Right?
OK, Here's the plan: Move to Paintsville and you can just drive to Salyersville and check on your parents like you drive to Paintsville to buy luxeries. Same difference same distance.....
Call the U-hall boys she moving away again..
Oh by the way, I can't figure out why anybody buys cd's anymore. ANY song you could ever imagine, old and new, can be downloaded to a computer and burned to a cd for a very small fee plus you get the luxery of being able to stay home and not DRIVE anywhere.
Don't get me wrong I would love to see a hospital and some things for the kids to do in Salyersville, but myself I LOVE to travel, so we don't mind driving else where to do whatever we want to do.
Catch ya later. Let us know if you decide to go with the game plan..........
Nice plan on paper but won't work in reality. First of all I have a young child that my parents watch while I work evening shift. Second, I can't drive back and forth 10 times a day to take them to the store, to the Dr. to where ever they need to go. Just not feasible, especially as expensive as gas is in Salyersville.
Actually I drive to Lexington or Huntington to get my "luxuries", I only shop at Super Wal-Mart for groceries.:-)I get one day off a week, so I have to get my errands done in that one day.
I like to travel too, and I do often, just to get out of here, but since I work evenings and I have to sleep though the day, doesn't leave alot of time to 'run to P-Vill" to get a decent pound of Ground Beef, ya know what I mean!
And sometimes I don't just want one song or two I want the whole CD!
But alas just like everyone else you missed my point. I have to work, I have ageing parents, I don't have time to run all over the country side looking for a pair of red socks my child might want to wear to school the next day.
Now if you come up with a better plan, I'm listening, maybe I should just play the lottery hope I win, quit my job, move to the Bahamas, and lay on the beach all day! Now there's a plan I could live with :-)
Bored2TearsHere

Staffordsville, KY

#94 Feb 6, 2009
his sons mother wrote:
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Didn't mean to come off so harshly but you know being a mother you don't want your child drug into things, I understand his dad will be in the line of fire, I just don't want my child involved in it! We all have different opinions and that is to be expected, you can't please everyone. What he does as Mayor is none of my business, because I live in the county but I do think he thought at the time there were a great amount of kids skating and that would give them something to do other than being on the streets doing it. I never liked my child skateboarding, I made the decision that he wouldn't be doing it! I do know one thing about the mayor and his family, they are good people and will do whatever they can for you, even if you are a stranger.
I understand what you're saying, I wouldn't allow my child to skateboard either, it's just too dangerous. I lived in town 2 years, and in all that time I only saw 5 boys that were skateboarding. One was his son, one his nephew and I think someone said one was Tommy Frazier's boy, but I don't know. If I'm not mistaken the town paid the Higgins family $320,000 for the 5 houses they bought and tore down. I think actually one house belonged to someone else. All those houses were rented. That was money comming into the town. They were old houses granted, but they actually could have been put to better use than a skateboard park. Can you imagine the drug deals that could go on there? Who would want their child to witness that? I just think that with the town struggling like it is that money could have been put to better use. Or at the very least put those houses to better use. Soon they won't have to worry about the town haveing any citizens there will be no homes left, offices are replacing them. This town used to be an ok place. I remember Martins, the Sundry Store, Western Auto on the upper end, there was a mens clothing store,(can't remember the name) There was a reason to come into town, now there's not. We need jobs in this county so the young people will remain and raise their families here, other wise when the older generation dies off, this will really be a ghost town.
KellB

Charleston, WV

#95 Feb 6, 2009
Bored2TearsHere wrote:
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I understand what you're saying, I wouldn't allow my child to skateboard either, it's just too dangerous. I lived in town 2 years, and in all that time I only saw 5 boys that were skateboarding. One was his son, one his nephew and I think someone said one was Tommy Frazier's boy, but I don't know. If I'm not mistaken the town paid the Higgins family $320,000 for the 5 houses they bought and tore down. I think actually one house belonged to someone else. All those houses were rented. That was money comming into the town. They were old houses granted, but they actually could have been put to better use than a skateboard park. Can you imagine the drug deals that could go on there? Who would want their child to witness that? I just think that with the town struggling like it is that money could have been put to better use. Or at the very least put those houses to better use. Soon they won't have to worry about the town haveing any citizens there will be no homes left, offices are replacing them. This town used to be an ok place. I remember Martins, the Sundry Store, Western Auto on the upper end, there was a mens clothing store,(can't remember the name) There was a reason to come into town, now there's not. We need jobs in this county so the young people will remain and raise their families here, other wise when the older generation dies off, this will really be a ghost town.
Skateboarding isn't that dangerous. Well, I mean I guess it's as dangerous as any other sport.

What I've figured out is that you can't please everyone. People get on here day after day wanting something for the kids to do and then you come along knocking it.

Drug deals happen at the skate park? Do you have proof of this? I am almost 99% sure they happen all over the place.

You're a tad bit paranoid.
Just Wondering

Staffordsville, KY

#96 Feb 6, 2009
KellB wrote:
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Skateboarding isn't that dangerous. Well, I mean I guess it's as dangerous as any other sport.
What I've figured out is that you can't please everyone. People get on here day after day wanting something for the kids to do and then you come along knocking it.
Drug deals happen at the skate park? Do you have proof of this? I am almost 99% sure they happen all over the place.
You're a tad bit paranoid.
I'd rather have my child walking upright than in a wheelchair. So if that's being paranoid then so be it.
And you said it, drugs deals happen all over the place, a skateboard park is no exception. Thing is most likely there won't be alot of adults hanging at the park (parents) so who's going to keep an eye out for them? I mean when I saw the kids skateboarding off the front steps at city hall, not one adult was around. NOT ONE. There is no skateboard park yet so no I haven't seen any drug deals going down.
And you're right you can't plase everyone but there are more kids around that don't skateboard than do so why don't we do something that will benefit ALL the kids not just a chosen few. Like I said turn the land into a putt putt golf course that's something the whole family can enjoy. And they can charge and make money to help pay for the upkeep. There are alot of things they could do with the land. I don't really care anymore, let them do what they want to they're going to anyway.
Thinking

Staffordsville, KY

#97 Feb 6, 2009
Has anyone bothered to contact the mayor or council to express your opinion?

Have do you know if the skateboard park is still the plan? Why don't you people get YOUR FACTS straight before you start talking about things you don't know anything about.

I will make the phone call today and ask about the skateboard park. And I will let you know the answer!!! Something that you should have done before you started running your mouth....

Oh by the way does anyone know the number to city hall or any of the council?
Curious

Versailles, KY

#98 Feb 6, 2009
Why are people judging these people who are just telling you how they feel? I lived in Salyersville for 20 years, and it has gotten worse in the 6 years I've been gone. As mentioned before, every town has it's problems, but Salyersville's biggest downfall is the Drugs. There are so many people who are abusing prescription drugs, growing weed and giving Salyersville a bad image...it doesn't have a chance! But all this doesn't revolve around 'Salyersville' as a town, but the people in the outer circle, who live out of town and then bring their trash into town. You just don't notice it AS MUCH in a bigger town, but since Salyersville is so small, you can see it much easier. This is my opinion,(everyone has one)...but I do believe that the police and sheriff's department could do much better!
his sons mother

Salyersville, KY

#99 Feb 6, 2009
KellB wrote:
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Skateboarding isn't that dangerous. Well, I mean I guess it's as dangerous as any other sport.
What I've figured out is that you can't please everyone. People get on here day after day wanting something for the kids to do and then you come along knocking it.
Drug deals happen at the skate park? Do you have proof of this? I am almost 99% sure they happen all over the place.
You're a tad bit paranoid.
You make an excellent point! The reason I didn't want my child skateboarding wasn't because I felt it was dangerous, there is nothing wrong with children skateboarding, I just didn't like the image some of them portrayed, don't get me wrong, that didn't mean I thought they were bad kids, just didn't want mine getting caught up in that. I didn't just see four or five skating, one day I bet they were 15 skating and I truly feel like that most businesses in the city didn't like them skateboarding in town and he felt he would make a place for them to skate, I see nothing wrong in that. His dad even knew how I felt about skateboarding in general, so I know he wasn't thinking I am going to build this for my child. We all have our faults and an elected officials have no privacy, people are waiting for someone else to fail, I just can't understand this. It is impossible to please everyone. If a person truly wants to help the city, they should attend the meetings and voice their opinions.
i know

Salyersville, KY

#100 Feb 6, 2009
Curious wrote:
Why are people judging these people who are just telling you how they feel? I lived in Salyersville for 20 years, and it has gotten worse in the 6 years I've been gone. As mentioned before, every town has it's problems, but Salyersville's biggest downfall is the Drugs. There are so many people who are abusing prescription drugs, growing weed and giving Salyersville a bad image...it doesn't have a chance! But all this doesn't revolve around 'Salyersville' as a town, but the people in the outer circle, who live out of town and then bring their trash into town. You just don't notice it AS MUCH in a bigger town, but since Salyersville is so small, you can see it much easier. This is my opinion,(everyone has one)...but I do believe that the police and sheriff's department could do much better!
Drugs are just not a problem in the City, it is County wide! You don't notice in a bigger town because it is bigger, this is a small town, we all know each other and what goes on! That is not hard to understand!

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