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Morgan County Citizen

Campton, KY

#1 Jan 4, 2013
Why is it that for the upcoming wet/dry vote on Jan. 22nd that only the people who live in the city limits can vote? Why isn't this open to all who live in Morgan County? We pay our taxes just like everyone else and West Liberty is our town too, shouldn't those to live out of the city limits have a vote for what goes on that concerns us too?
Another Resident

Campton, KY

#2 Jan 4, 2013
I called Tim Conley's office and asked why only the city residents could vote and was told that it only affects West Liberty. I'm sorry but it affects all of of us. If that's the case why do I pay property taxes to the city every year if my property isn't in West Liberty. They are good enough to take my money every year but I'm not good enough to have a say on what goes on in my town? They know that most of the city will vote no, and therefore aren't giving the rest of us a say.
hmm

Morehead, KY

#3 Jan 4, 2013
Isn't this about serving alcohol only in restaurants? In west liberty.

I would like to know what businesses would serve alcohol anyway???? It's not like McDonald's and subway can serve u up a cold one.
Common Sense

Chesterfield, MO

#4 Jan 4, 2013
Let's all hope and pray the city will vote NO... our kids and town depends on it.
Logic

Chesterfield, MO

#5 Jan 4, 2013
Morgan County Citizen wrote:
Why is it that for the upcoming wet/dry vote on Jan. 22nd that only the people who live in the city limits can vote? Why isn't this open to all who live in Morgan County? We pay our taxes just like everyone else and West Liberty is our town too, shouldn't those to live out of the city limits have a vote for what goes on that concerns us too?
You are not a citizen of West Liberty. You pay taxes in the city limits because you utilize the resident's public services.
Another Resident

Campton, KY

#6 Jan 4, 2013
Logic wrote:
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You are not a citizen of West Liberty. You pay taxes in the city limits because you utilize the resident's public services.
W
hat public services would that be? There is no trash service where I live. If you call the police over anything they send out the state police. If they can use my tax money then I deserve a say in what goes on. I don't even personally drink myself but to me a wet/dry vote affects all of Morgan County. Keeping the county dry isn't doing anything. People still drink, there are still DUI's being issued. Back in the summer I had drunks knocking on my front door in the middle of the night.
So if the city can vote to go wet or stay dry and not include us in the rural areas, then maybe the rural areas should have a vote of our own.
Logic

Chesterfield, MO

#7 Jan 4, 2013
Another Resident wrote:
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hat public services would that be? There is no trash service where I live. If you call the police over anything they send out the state police. If they can use my tax money then I deserve a say in what goes on. I don't even personally drink myself but to me a wet/dry vote affects all of Morgan County. Keeping the county dry isn't doing anything. People still drink, there are still DUI's being issued. Back in the summer I had drunks knocking on my front door in the middle of the night.
So if the city can vote to go wet or stay dry and not include us in the rural areas, then maybe the rural areas should have a vote of our own.
I presume you work in the city limits? If so, you rely on city services, such as police protection, fire and snow removal while you work.

I don't understand your reasoning behind the voting privileges. If I worked in Morehead (and paid taxes) but lived in West Liberty, I would not expect to be able to vote on Morehead affairs. If you are not a resident of West Liberty, you cannot vote pertaining to the business of West Liberty. If you wish to have a voice, become a resident of the city!
Logic

Chesterfield, MO

#8 Jan 4, 2013
Another Resident wrote:
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hat public services would that be? There is no trash service where I live. If you call the police over anything they send out the state police. If they can use my tax money then I deserve a say in what goes on. I don't even personally drink myself but to me a wet/dry vote affects all of Morgan County. Keeping the county dry isn't doing anything. People still drink, there are still DUI's being issued. Back in the summer I had drunks knocking on my front door in the middle of the night.
So if the city can vote to go wet or stay dry and not include us in the rural areas, then maybe the rural areas should have a vote of our own.
To add, if you wish to expand privileges county-wide, I would encourage you to petition your elected officials to consolidate city and county governments. The Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government is an example of this type of system.
Another Resident

Ezel, KY

#9 Jan 5, 2013
Logic wrote:
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I presume you work in the city limits? If so, you rely on city services, such as police protection, fire and snow removal while you work.
I don't understand your reasoning behind the voting privileges. If I worked in Morehead (and paid taxes) but lived in West Liberty, I would not expect to be able to vote on Morehead affairs. If you are not a resident of West Liberty, you cannot vote pertaining to the business of West Liberty. If you wish to have a voice, become a resident of the city!
My reasoning is that I live in Morgan County and West Liberty is the city seat of Morgan County, therefore West Liberty is my city. I pay my property taxes to West Liberty every year. I pay my vehicle taxes to them every year. My mailing address has West Liberty as my city. What goes in West Liberty affects all of Morgan County. Not just those who live in the city. Remember "United We Stand, Divided We Fall"
Ridiculous

Chesterfield, MO

#10 Jan 6, 2013
If I was a member of any of the churches who have been involved in this process, I would be outraged. Keep politics out of the church!
WL girl

Chesterfield, MO

#11 Jan 6, 2013
YES it does affect outside of city limits DUH people drive to wherever they get their drinks at give them their hard earned money and that place gets the revenue so why not let West Liberty keep the revenue from it but I'm telling you now it will only get worse next we will have bars & strip clubs we already have crazy people moving in why not
Traycea

West Liberty, KY

#12 Jan 6, 2013
so i guess if someone gets drunk, they will stay within the city limits, since it cant affect anyone outside the city limits, thats the dumbest bunch of bull crap i have ever heard, we pay taxes to the city , and we live with west liberty as our address, but we dont count cuz we live up 172
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Logic

Chesterfield, MO

#13 Jan 6, 2013
Traycea wrote:
so i guess if someone gets drunk, they will stay within the city limits, since it cant affect anyone outside the city limits, thats the dumbest bunch of bull crap i have ever heard, we pay taxes to the city , and we live with west liberty as our address, but we dont count cuz we live up 172
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You have a West Liberty mailing address because your community is too small to have its own. If you are not in the city boundaries, you are not a resident. Why is this so difficult for people to understand?
Another Resident

West Liberty, KY

#14 Jan 7, 2013
Logic wrote:
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You have a West Liberty mailing address because your community is too small to have its own. If you are not in the city boundaries, you are not a resident. Why is this so difficult for people to understand?
We are residents of Morgan County. Again West Liberty is the city seat of Morgan County, therefore our town too. If they don't want to include us in things that go on there, then why the heck do we need to be paying them taxes every year? Why even include us in any elections? Why should we go there and spend our hard earned money? Either it's our town and everyone should have a say or it's not our town and we shouldn't have to obey their laws and rules. From your reasoning, if the city police come up my way since it's not in town, I shouldn't have to listen to them because they are the West Liberty Police and I don't live in West Liberty.
The facts

West Liberty, KY

#15 Jan 7, 2013
The town was wiped out in march and the only thing we have left are people who want to live in the 1930's
Grow up people morehead is just like this and boy lot of stip clubs there
Another Resident

West Liberty, KY

#16 Jan 7, 2013
Being a dry county isn't going to stop anyone from drinking. Almost every county around us is wet so no one has to go far to buy it. Look in the paper, we still have DUI's even though we're dry. If someone wants to drink, they're gonna drink, wouldn't you rather they spend that money here?
Traycea

West Liberty, KY

#17 Jan 7, 2013
WL girl wrote:
YES it does affect outside of city limits DUH people drive to wherever they get their drinks at give them their hard earned money and that place gets the revenue so why not let West Liberty keep the revenue from it but I'm telling you now it will only get worse next we will have bars & strip clubs we already have crazy people moving in why not
you are a freaking nut, there will not be a strip club because they are allowed to sell beer at the corner store dumbass,, morehead is wet and has all kinds of bars and not one strip club, and thats just crazy to say that someone who wants a cold beer wants a titty bar too

Since: Dec 08

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#18 Jan 7, 2013
One reason, I hear, is that Steve O'Conner is investing in a Mexican Restaurant in town and wants to be able to serve alcohol. When he was County Attorney he said WL would never be wet, I guess he's changed his tune now. Also, the powers that be want the revenues alcohol will bring in. They only want city residents voting because they believe there is a better chance of it passing that way, since two major churches are gone there won't be much of a battle against it...so I hear.
Registered Voter

Chesterfield, MO

#19 Jan 7, 2013
There's only about 6 or 7 people who will benefit if this thing passes and O'Conner is one of them. Do you actually think these 6 or 7 people are going to help the economy of West Liberty?? If so, I got a big bridge to sell you. Just ask the good people of Campton how their economy has boomed since alcohol became legal. VOTE NO on alcohol sales. And BTW, I'm hearing that several of the people who signed the petition are now against it because they were misled into thinking only restaurants would be serving alcohol and not package stores.
Lil Bow Wow

West Liberty, KY

#20 Jan 8, 2013
Another Resident wrote:
I called Tim Conley's office and asked why only the city residents could vote and was told that it only affects West Liberty. I'm sorry but it affects all of of us. If that's the case why do I pay property taxes to the city every year if my property isn't in West Liberty. They are good enough to take my money every year but I'm not good enough to have a say on what goes on in my town? They know that most of the city will vote no, and therefore aren't giving the rest of us a say.
The city West liberty is incorporated accepted as such by Frankfort legislation back in something like 1804, Thus they have a mayor and council citizens of west liberty may vote for those folks,, folks in ezel may not vote in city contest.
Now the real news is this,, each magistrate district can do same think as the city, it only requires someone to gather enough names of a petition present that to county judge, then he may forward that to county clerk for a special vote in that district,,

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