tollesboro intersection
a good example

United States

#21 Jul 18, 2009
is those kids who lost their lives during the flood on crooked creek... If the county would have been listening to all the complaints in the years prior to that one flood, those kids would not have lost their lives that night. It wasn't until after their deaths that the law built the creek up high enough to prevent that from ever happening again. But there was plenty of complaints on that road from previous floods, that had the county had responded to them, those kids would still be alive today..
green eyes

Grayson, KY

#22 Jul 19, 2009
We may just be a small hick town but now one should have to die at that intersection. Did anyone think that maybe their was something coming in the turning lane blocking his view? If you pull up there and stop and you are in a small vehicle that sits low to the ground it is sometimes hard to see just from the guard rails. And I have pulled up there numerous time and some idiots don't know who has the right of way. A stop light will be the only way to prevent accidents from happening there. I will be calling my state representative and who ever else I can think of about this. Might not help but it certainly can't hurt to try. Those turning lanes were a very bad idea!
contact Frankfort

Dawsonville, GA

#23 Jul 19, 2009
news wrote:
I thought this would be the fault of Milt Stanfield. He is the one who manages the roads since he is the Magistrate. He should order that a light be put in.
If this was a county road, Milt would be the one to talk to, but since both of the roads involved are state roads they are the responsibility of the Department of Transportion. I know most of the time it is easier to put the blame on people like Milt and Steve Applegate, but this is one of those situations that they don't have any control over. Like my posting name says, contact Frankfort to get in touch with the people in control of this problem.
contact Frankfort

Dawsonville, GA

#24 Jul 19, 2009
a good example wrote:
is those kids who lost their lives during the flood on crooked creek... If the county would have been listening to all the complaints in the years prior to that one flood, those kids would not have lost their lives that night. It wasn't until after their deaths that the law built the creek up high enough to prevent that from ever happening again. But there was plenty of complaints on that road from previous floods, that had the county had responded to them, those kids would still be alive today..
When they addressed the problem on Crooked Creek, you're right they did do it in part because of that tragedy. And in that case it was taken care of by the county because it was a county road, so it was their repsonsibility. This interstection falls under state control, that's why this time you can't blame the local county folks. Frankfort is in control and until we all stand together and contact them, as much as I hate to say it, more accidents are bound to happen. Like I said in my first post, please don't let the tragic deaths of Mr and Mrs Mullikin be in vain. Let's try to get the needed changes to the Intersection.
contact Frankfort

Dawsonville, GA

#25 Jul 19, 2009
red light wrote:
I was wondering how long it would take for all of you start hollering about a "red light", People doesn't stop for a flashing red light what makes you all think that you all would stop at a light that wasn't flashing?
Jack and Evelyn were good honest people and I have known them for years, but sad to say he chose to pull out in front of that truck and he had already came to a stop. We don't know why it was to happen, but having a red light there wouldn't change the fact that when it's our time to go.
It could be at a red light, flashing red light or flashing yellow light or just walking to our car. When it's our time, it is just that. Our time to go.
And you all are really , really dumb if you think a small shitty spot in the middle of Tollesboro needs a big old Red light!!! It may be a major highway coming from Alexandria to Ashland but look at all the intersections from A to B and how many has Red Lights? And don't say Maysville, because Tollesboro isn't Maysville. Look at what you all got, just a Dollar Store.
We all get hurt when we lose a loved one, but you all don't need to be fussing over a dumb red light that doesn't have any business being there than it does by the Smokehouse business.
Ok, I can understand that you feel the right to say what's on your mind. But you are missing the point to what this topic is about. This isn't about business, this is about people losing their lives and having severe injuries. No Tollesboro is not Maysville. The town has never said they were. But in saying that, does it make our lives and safety any less valuable than people in Maysville? Or for that matter in where else in the world. The human life is what is really at stake when this intersection problem is not addressed correctly. Not a single person who has posted in favor of a stoplight has mentioned that it was to benefit business. The stoplight is needed to help prevent any future tragedies like we have seen.
Geesh

Olive Hill, KY

#26 Jul 19, 2009
red light wrote:
I was wondering how long it would take for all of you start hollering about a "red light", People doesn't stop for a flashing red light what makes you all think that you all would stop at a light that wasn't flashing?
Jack and Evelyn were good honest people and I have known them for years, but sad to say he chose to pull out in front of that truck and he had already came to a stop. We don't know why it was to happen, but having a red light there wouldn't change the fact that when it's our time to go.
It could be at a red light, flashing red light or flashing yellow light or just walking to our car. When it's our time, it is just that. Our time to go.
And you all are really , really dumb if you think a small shitty spot in the middle of Tollesboro needs a big old Red light!!! It may be a major highway coming from Alexandria to Ashland but look at all the intersections from A to B and how many has Red Lights? And don't say Maysville, because Tollesboro isn't Maysville. Look at what you all got, just a Dollar Store.
We all get hurt when we lose a loved one, but you all don't need to be fussing over a dumb red light that doesn't have any business being there than it does by the Smokehouse business.
OMG I am just now reading this comment.

ESPECIALLY THIS PART "And you all are really , really dumb if you think a small shitty spot in the middle of Tollesboro needs a big old Red light!!!"

What in the heck does it matter WHERE a "RED LIGHT" is needed IF it saves lives???

Those stupid turn lanes that were placed there, are NOT going to take care of the problem...and may have been the CAUSE of the recent accident!! The idea of flashing lights a mile or so ahead of that intersection is a better idea than the turn lanes!
Tollesboro person

Warwick, MD

#27 Jul 19, 2009
I have known many of the people hurt or killed at that intersection maybe it is personal to the people of Tollesboro because we r the ones losing r loved ones. But how dare you post a comment about it being a shitty spot in Tollesboro. This is my home and has been for 32 years Thank you! So if you have no more sense than to post such a jerk of a comment. Why dont u go back to the hole u came out of and leave the smart people to make the comments.
Geesh

Olive Hill, KY

#28 Jul 19, 2009
Tollesboro person wrote:
I have known many of the people hurt or killed at that intersection maybe it is personal to the people of Tollesboro because we r the ones losing r loved ones. But how dare you post a comment about it being a shitty spot in Tollesboro. This is my home and has been for 32 years Thank you! So if you have no more sense than to post such a jerk of a comment. Why dont u go back to the hole u came out of and leave the smart people to make the comments.
AMEN!!
tcitygirl

Maysville, KY

#29 Jul 19, 2009
red light wrote:
I was wondering how long it would take for all of you start hollering about a "red light", People doesn't stop for a flashing red light what makes you all think that you all would stop at a light that wasn't flashing?
Jack and Evelyn were good honest people and I have known them for years, but sad to say he chose to pull out in front of that truck and he had already came to a stop. We don't know why it was to happen, but having a red light there wouldn't change the fact that when it's our time to go.
It could be at a red light, flashing red light or flashing yellow light or just walking to our car. When it's our time, it is just that. Our time to go.
And you all are really , really dumb if you think a small shitty spot in the middle of Tollesboro needs a big old Red light!!! It may be a major highway coming from Alexandria to Ashland but look at all the intersections from A to B and how many has Red Lights? And don't say Maysville, because Tollesboro isn't Maysville. Look at what you all got, just a Dollar Store.
We all get hurt when we lose a loved one, but you all don't need to be fussing over a dumb red light that doesn't have any business being there than it does by the Smokehouse business.
What an inconsiderate as*hole.
Geesh

Olive Hill, KY

#30 Jul 19, 2009
We not only want a BIG RED light, but one that has GREEN AND YELLOW TOO!!!

That comment:

"And you all are really , really dumb if you think a small shitty spot in the middle of Tollesboro needs a big old Red light!!!"

HAS got me riled up a little!! I'm proud of Tollesboro, Kentucky! My family has lived here in this area all their lives. My dad and mom died here!! My grandparents died here! So my family ROOTS are here!
insider

Lexington, KY

#31 Jul 19, 2009
this has been a bad places for years (the intersection) and I for one, and others in my family though that was the big paln to put red light up when they where working on the road a mouth ago and i think alot of you though the same thing and if i would have know that they wasn't before they had started I would have said something them this is an issuse that has been on a lot of our minds for a whily for the people how travel that road evey day as well as the suronding countys
I have family In flemingsburg and they even know how bad this spot is so I KONW THAT IT ISN'T JUST ME THAT WANTS A SPOT LIGHT THEIR
poeple in maysville always company they have to many stop light well just think how it would be if you can up on a crash weather you know that person or not you should have a heart it isn't just tollesboro people who drive it a lot of people drive these two roads
I have never

United States

#32 Jul 20, 2009
lived in Tollesboro (currently in Maysville).. And I agree, that, that intersection needs a red light.
Rachelle

Vanceburg, KY

#33 Jul 20, 2009
I do agree "when it is your turn to go ..you go.." because God chooses when he takes us, but at the same time we don't do things to tempt our fate either..If YOU had Family and Friends that had lost thier lives there at thr intersection You view on this matter would be different..
red light wrote:
I was wondering how long it would take for all of you start hollering about a "red light", People doesn't stop for a flashing red light what makes you all think that you all would stop at a light that wasn't flashing?
Jack and Evelyn were good honest people and I have known them for years, but sad to say he chose to pull out in front of that truck and he had already came to a stop. We don't know why it was to happen, but having a red light there wouldn't change the fact that when it's our time to go.
It could be at a red light, flashing red light or flashing yellow light or just walking to our car. When it's our time, it is just that. Our time to go.
And you all are really , really dumb if you think a small shitty spot in the middle of Tollesboro needs a big old Red light!!! It may be a major highway coming from Alexandria to Ashland but look at all the intersections from A to B and how many has Red Lights? And don't say Maysville, because Tollesboro isn't Maysville. Look at what you all got, just a Dollar Store.
We all get hurt when we lose a loved one, but you all don't need to be fussing over a dumb red light that doesn't have any business being there than it does by the Smokehouse business.
whoever posted

United States

#34 Jul 20, 2009
that about not wanting the stop light probably doesn't even use the intersection that often or when they do, they just drive straight through and would view the light as an un-necessary burden to themselves.
bumble

Olive Hill, KY

#35 Jul 20, 2009
A lot of drivers think it is a 4waystop one of Rips Farmsuppley drivers i know thinks so . A Light no we need Lights .I am sure it will help to save lives.
tollesboro

Fairborn, OH

#36 Jul 28, 2009
I know its hard to cope with guys, but my grandfather got killed there 2 years ago and we had thousands of signatures on petitions and ya know what they told us? The state doesn't have enough money for a stop light. My question is, why do we have enough money to make turn lanes? The turn lanes isn't the problem, pulling into oncoming traffic is the problem. At a certain time of day there is a glare on the windsheild and some can't see past it. We want answers!!
Tollesboro lady

Nicholasville, KY

#37 Aug 1, 2009
NO the problem is people like to go over 55 down the AA I go about 60 and still get passed like I`m sitting still people are in a hurry to get no where and when they cause an accadent they dont make it at all...2nd is these semi drivers that think they own the road and ride so close to you not knowing if at anytime you maybe turning even if you turn on your blinker a mile before you turn their still right there on your ass,I think the state tropper needs to be out on the AA more and slowing these people down..
Driver

Satellite Provider

#38 Aug 2, 2009
Tollesboro lady wrote:
NO the problem is people like to go over 55 down the AA I go about 60 and still get passed like I`m sitting still people are in a hurry to get no where and when they cause an accadent they dont make it at all...2nd is these semi drivers that think they own the road and ride so close to you not knowing if at anytime you maybe turning even if you turn on your blinker a mile before you turn their still right there on your ass,I think the state tropper needs to be out on the AA more and slowing these people down..
The problem is roads like 59,57,11,68 needs to have an on/off ramp like you see on interstates. If it has to become a four lane, that would even be better. Then roads like Lion's club, the one at Ribolt, by LCHS has no business having access to that road. The AA saves drivers about an hour drive time from I-64 to I-275. An in this modern world, time is money.
Overheard Robin Webb

Dawsonville, GA

#39 Aug 2, 2009
Now I know from hearing Rep. Webb at her meeting the other night in Vanceburg, that the funding for a light was in put in the budget a couple of years back when Ernie Fletcher was in office. I also heard her say that on Aug. 11, she along with Rep Denham from Mason county, the head of the transportation department and several other officials will be in Tollesboro at the lion's club park. Call her office or email her to find out more. This is the time for the petitions and the talking to come in front of all them. If we all can step up and speak our minds to them, we stand alot better chance to fix this.
marthamccann

Sealston, VA

#40 Aug 2, 2009
Tollesboro lady wrote:
NO the problem is people like to go over 55 down the AA I go about 60 and still get passed like I`m sitting still people are in a hurry to get no where and when they cause an accadent they dont make it at all...2nd is these semi drivers that think they own the road and ride so close to you not knowing if at anytime you maybe turning even if you turn on your blinker a mile before you turn their still right there on your ass,I think the state tropper needs to be out on the AA more and slowing these people down..
I would like for you to know that I think that you are wrong about all of the truck drivers on the AA. 1st of all most people do not know that every truck driver in the state of ky has a fuel tax that they pay at the pump and also at the end of every quarter if a truck is based out of ky they must also pay 2.85 cents per every mile they drive in ky. I am here to tell you that the truck drivers do pay for every mile they put on a ky road, and also in any other state that they travel. yes there are a few bad truck drivers out there on the road but i dont think it is fair that everytime something happens it is blamed on the truck driver. if you think a truck driver has it so easy you should let me arrange a ride for you down the AA in one, then maybe you would change your mind about how bad the truck drivers are. like i said there are a few bad ones but the good ones far outweigh the bad ones. i am sure just one ride down the AA for a few miles and you would change your mind about what they must encounter every day. people pulling out in front of them, slamming on their brakes because the suddenly decide to turn and alot of other things. my number is in the book just give me a call if you want a ride on the big highway. back out!!!!

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