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Thousands still without power; winds blamed for Kentucky boy's death

There are 38 comments on the Courierpress.com story from Sep 15, 2008, titled Thousands still without power; winds blamed for Kentucky boy's death. In it, Courierpress.com reports that:

Strong winds from the storm that began as Hurricane Ike brought down power lines and tree limbs in a broad swath up the Ohio Valley Sunday, hitting Kentucky hard.

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Intrigued

Louisville, KY

#1 Sep 15, 2008
If this boy was not out in the yard cutting grass on an extremely highly windy day,..he might still be alive.

I place full blame on the parents..the storm may have snapped the tree limb...it was the parents that decided it was a perfect day to mow a yard.

I only hope he didn't suffer.

“Howdy”

Since: Dec 06

Paris, TN

#2 Sep 15, 2008
Intrigued wrote:
If this boy was not out in the yard cutting grass on an extremely highly windy day,..he might still be alive.
I place full blame on the parents..the storm may have snapped the tree limb...it was the parents that decided it was a perfect day to mow a yard.
I only hope he didn't suffer.
Here in Tennessee the winds were so strong that I was afraid of large tree limbs crashing down on my car as I was driving to the grocery store.
I won't make that mistake again, too many oak trees lining the road.
dazzcoach

United States

#3 Sep 15, 2008
Intrigued,
You do not know the people involved and certainly have no right to blame anyone. These people are no doubt in terrible pain at the loss of their child. My own children were outside at the start of the high winds yesterday as I had no knowledge of what became scary situation. I only hope others show more compassion than you. Too bad everyone is not as perfect as you.
Intrigued

Louisville, KY

#4 Sep 16, 2008
dazzcoach wrote:
Intrigued,
You do not know the people involved and certainly have no right to blame anyone. These people are no doubt in terrible pain at the loss of their child. My own children were outside at the start of the high winds yesterday as I had no knowledge of what became scary situation. I only hope others show more compassion than you. Too bad everyone is not as perfect as you.
Do you mot have a television? Apparently you have access to the internet, so maybe you do not know how to read?

Compassion for who? The people themselves? How can I have compassion for people that allowed their child to mow grass in a windstorm that was tearing limbs down all over?

Tell me, do people like you believe they are invincible? That nothing bad could possibly happen to you? Are you just outright foolish in thinking that you walk beneath a shelter of protection?

Common sense must really be something that is elusive around these parts.

Yet, I have seen some that do have it, so it must still exist. Never would I have let my child mow a lawn when news reports told people of a wind advisory, or when one LOOKED out the window and saw trees swaying back and forth in a dangerous manner.

Compassion? Oh I have compassion...I feel for the child that will never see Christmas, never see another Birthday..nor see his friends at school tomorrow.

I feel for the extended family that lost him..but I can not muster up any compassion for the people that allowed that boy to mow a friggin lawn in such weather.
Especially when weather channels as well as news reports were played all day.

I honestly do not care if you like my opinion on this or not.
Intrigued

Louisville, KY

#5 Sep 16, 2008
Rockytopzz wrote:
<quoted text>Here in Tennessee the winds were so strong that I was afraid of large tree limbs crashing down on my car as I was driving to the grocery store.
I won't make that mistake again, too many oak trees lining the road.
The winds were so bad here that shopping carts went flying, the cart holder was tipped over, bikes went flying off of racks,..limbs and trees broke without a warning.

I may sound harsh to some, I know this..but I am a parent as well, and never would I have contemplated allowing my child, or his friends if they were over to be outside running around.

Yes, freak accidents do happen, I am aware of this. Yet, in this case, Kentucky was under a warning. To not heed it was outright foolish and no different then those that stayed in Galveston.

I am glad you made it safely...

“Howdy”

Since: Dec 06

Paris, TN

#6 Sep 16, 2008
Intrigued wrote:
<quoted text>
The winds were so bad here that shopping carts went flying, the cart holder was tipped over, bikes went flying off of racks,..limbs and trees broke without a warning.
I may sound harsh to some, I know this..but I am a parent as well, and never would I have contemplated allowing my child, or his friends if they were over to be outside running around.
Yes, freak accidents do happen, I am aware of this. Yet, in this case, Kentucky was under a warning. To not heed it was outright foolish and no different then those that stayed in Galveston.
I am glad you made it safely...
When I got to the grocery store the grocery carts were moving around, aggravates me when people don't put them back in the rack even on a good day. I always park way out in parking lot although it would not done any good on that windy day. I parked inbetween the cars to keep the shopping carts from ramming my car.
dark31596

Doniphan, MO

#7 Sep 16, 2008
Intrigued how can you blame the parents for something a child was doing? Do you even know the family? Until you are ever in a similar situationyou have nothing to say about anything. The next time you get the bright idea to blame the parents you need to get your head checked. Everyone has a different way of parenting their kids. What the hell you may have kids but in what world does that give you the right to criticize anyone elses way of parenting. You say you are thinking about the extended family, what IF it was your kid, do you think you would like some fool out here on the internet spewing this shit all over the place about you. Think about someone else for a change.

FUCK THAT!!
dark31596

Doniphan, MO

#8 Sep 16, 2008
Intrigued how can you blame the parents for something a child was doing? Do you even know the family? Until you are ever in a similar situationyou have nothing to say about anything. The next time you get the bright idea to blame the parents you need to get your head checked. Everyone has a different way of parenting their kids. What the hell you may have kids but in what world does that give you the right to criticize anyone elses way of parenting. You say you are thinking about the extended family, what IF it was your kid, do you think you would like some fool out here on the internet spewing this crap all over the place about you. Think about someone else for a change.

SCREW THAT!!
dark31596

Doniphan, MO

#9 Sep 16, 2008
Intrigued:"Do you mot have a television? Apparently you have access to the internet, so maybe you do not know how to read?

Compassion for who? The people themselves? How can I have compassion for people that allowed their child to mow grass in a windstorm that was tearing limbs down all over?

Tell me, do people like you believe they are invincible? That nothing bad could possibly happen to you? Are you just outright foolish in thinking that you walk beneath a shelter of protection?

Common sense must really be something that is elusive around these parts.

Yet, I have seen some that do have it, so it must still exist. Never would I have let my child mow a lawn when news reports told people of a wind advisory, or when one LOOKED out the window and saw trees swaying back and forth in a dangerous manner.

Compassion? Oh I have compassion...I feel for the child that will never see Christmas, never see another Birthday..nor see his friends at school tomorrow.

I feel for the extended family that lost him..but I can not muster up any compassion for the people that allowed that boy to mow a friggin lawn in such weather.
Especially when weather channels as well as news reports were played all day.

I honestly do not care if you like my opinion on this or not."

dark31596:How can you blame the parents for something a child was doing? Do you even know the family? Until you are ever in a similar situationyou have nothing to say about anything. The next time you get the bright idea to blame the parents you need to get your head checked. Everyone has a different way of parenting their kids. What the hell you may have kids but in what world does that give you the right to criticize anyone elses way of parenting. You say you are thinking about the extended family, what IF it was your kid, do you think you would like some fool out here on the internet spewing this crap all over the place about you. Think about someone else for a change.

SCREW THAT!!
dark31596

Doniphan, MO

#10 Sep 16, 2008
Intrigued wrote:
<quoted text>
Do you mot have a television? Apparently you have access to the internet, so maybe you do not know how to read?
Compassion for who? The people themselves? How can I have compassion for people that allowed their child to mow grass in a windstorm that was tearing limbs down all over?
Tell me, do people like you believe they are invincible? That nothing bad could possibly happen to you? Are you just outright foolish in thinking that you walk beneath a shelter of protection?
Common sense must really be something that is elusive around these parts.
Yet, I have seen some that do have it, so it must still exist. Never would I have let my child mow a lawn when news reports told people of a wind advisory, or when one LOOKED out the window and saw trees swaying back and forth in a dangerous manner.
Compassion? Oh I have compassion...I feel for the child that will never see Christmas, never see another Birthday..nor see his friends at school tomorrow.
I feel for the extended family that lost him..but I can not muster up any compassion for the people that allowed that boy to mow a friggin lawn in such weather.
Especially when weather channels as well as news reports were played all day.
I honestly do not care if you like my opinion on this or not.
How can you blame the parents for something a child was doing? Do you even know the family? Until you are ever in a similar situationyou have nothing to say about anything. The next time you get the bright idea to blame the parents you need to get your head checked. Everyone has a different way of parenting their kids. What the hell you may have kids but in what world does that give you the right to criticize anyone elses way of parenting. You say you are thinking about the extended family, what IF it was your kid, do you think you would like some fool out here on the internet spewing this crap all over the place about you. Think about someone else for a change.

SCREW THAT!!
dark31596

Doniphan, MO

#11 Sep 16, 2008
So many posts because i just can't stand what intrigued wrote!!!!
lil b

United States

#12 Sep 16, 2008
no one has the right ot ay nhting on here about that lil boy or his faly..they lost a child..d u ppl not have nothing better to do then sit on ur asses and think of something to hurt some one about what would u fell like if u lost a child..i cant believ this it pisses me of fso bad ot know ppl cant evern let this bot rest in peace..it is no ones faul bc of this now get off ur asses and pray for that child adn his family

Since: Sep 08

KENTUCKY

#13 Sep 17, 2008
The situation was much different, but I just lost a child too. I can't imagine blamimg this family. I'm sure they're doing enough of that on their own.
Losing a child is the most painful event a loving parent could ever go through. This, I know from recent experience.
Maybe the winds had just started. I know when it happened at my home it was very sudden and there was no real warning. This isn't typical weather for us here in KY. I'm sure they'd made better decisions if they had known the outcome.
Please think before you speak/write.
lil b

United States

#14 Sep 17, 2008
jill spears...that is soo sad that u lost a child i have a 1 yr old lil boy and i could never imagine loseing my child..
but i so toltally agree with u on what u said..
dark31596

Doniphan, MO

#15 Sep 17, 2008
lil b wrote:
no one has the right ot ay nhting on here about that lil boy or his faly..they lost a child..d u ppl not have nothing better to do then sit on ur asses and think of something to hurt some one about what would u fell like if u lost a child..i cant believ this it pisses me of fso bad ot know ppl cant evern let this bot rest in peace..it is no ones faul bc of this now get off ur asses and pray for that child adn his family
you are sitting here doing the exact some thing dumbass!! So shut it!
Intrigued

Louisville, KY

#16 Sep 17, 2008
Gee,...looks like I teed of a few people.
Which that means if I did, then you people are feeling guilty...

Did I hit a mark there?

Reality of the situation is this folks..that boy should never have been mowing a yard Sunday. It could have waited till Monday, or Tuesday.

Warnings were posted since before 5am, and while it was unusual for Kentucky to experience this type of wind or weather, there WAS A warning, which should have been heeded.

You think I am heartless, think again, I am teed off over the loss of a child over something that was avoidable. A cute 10 year old with a beautiful smile.

Jill,..the maybe is excuses, and even you know that. I am deeply sorry for your loss...and while I agree the parents are going through hell right now, and will..I simply right now can not feel for them.

dark,..I didn't even bother to read your foolish posts, so clog it up all you want. Your a waste of type written space to me and worth no response.

My thoughts are only with a little boy, who I hope is sitting up there with his grandfather, safe, and in peace.

So have at it all..I am done with this issue. I am entitled to my opinion, as you are yours. Hurricane Ike though will always be remembered though for the massive destruction he caused up the midwest.
dark31596

Doniphan, MO

#17 Sep 17, 2008
Intrigued wrote:
Gee,...looks like I teed of a few people.
Which that means if I did, then you people are feeling guilty...
Did I hit a mark there?
Reality of the situation is this folks..that boy should never have been mowing a yard Sunday. It could have waited till Monday, or Tuesday.
Warnings were posted since before 5am, and while it was unusual for Kentucky to experience this type of wind or weather, there WAS A warning, which should have been heeded.
You think I am heartless, think again, I am teed off over the loss of a child over something that was avoidable. A cute 10 year old with a beautiful smile.
Jill,..the maybe is excuses, and even you know that. I am deeply sorry for your loss...and while I agree the parents are going through hell right now, and will..I simply right now can not feel for them.
dark,..I didn't even bother to read your foolish posts, so clog it up all you want. Your a waste of type written space to me and worth no response.
My thoughts are only with a little boy, who I hope is sitting up there with his grandfather, safe, and in peace.
So have at it all..I am done with this issue. I am entitled to my opinion, as you are yours. Hurricane Ike though will always be remembered though for the massive destruction he caused up the midwest.
honestly, who gives a rats ass about how you feel when it comes to a situation that does not even concern you. you can take your self-righteous ideas and shove em. you have no idea what that family is going through right now. if you want to be this righteous in everything you are saying you need to go through what that family is going through and then you can comment, but until then shut it.
blondie

Frankfort, KY

#18 Sep 18, 2008
Please don't quarrel amongst yourselves. I know your hearts are heavy as is mine. it is easy to see that you all are very passionate people and are not afraid to speak out for what you believe. that is a quality i admire greatly. apathy makes me sick. but whopping each other in the head with words is only going to cause more hurt. my first thought when i heard this on the news was also, why was the kid out there mowing? I wish he had not been. the fact is, he was, and now he's gone. my next response was to pray for the family. Maybe we all only have so many days here on earth. when our time is up, it's up, whether we are in our house or outside. Only God knows the answer to that. here in Frankfort, KY, folks were pretty much going about life as usual even though we heard news off & on about the hurricane. i never really thought the high winds would reach this far. Frankfort didn't have nearly as much damage as did L'vill and other areas. my prayers are with you folks and also the family of the boy,and others who have lost loved ones,homes and livelyhoods due to the storm.

Since: Sep 08

KENTUCKY

#19 Sep 18, 2008
Great post Blondie.

“Howdy”

Since: Dec 06

Paris, TN

#20 Sep 18, 2008
I know it would not have stopped the Mennonite kids here, they drive huge tractors in all kinds of weather. I seen this one kid that had to be around ten years old on a huge tractor.

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