keep harrodsburg high school

keep harrodsburg high school

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Agustus Feeball

Harrodsburg, KY

#1 Feb 7, 2013
Helen Dedman had an interesting article in this week's Harrodsburg Herald. Helen would like to keep the Harrodsburg school property alive and active. I agree with her. But, the Mercer County School Board has already voted to close it after a year or so. This presents both a problem and an opportunity. Mercer County has to dispose of the property and it is likely to sell for far less than it is worth. So much for the problem. Now for the opportunity. The Y wants to expand. They want to spend millions and millions of dollars. Why not buy the Harrodsburg school property. It has two gyms, kitchen facilities, plenty of classroom and other room. That seems so simple. But people who spend the tax payer's dollar seldom Do the simple and sensible. (and don't tell me that the millions that they Y is wanting to spend does not contain some tax money)
Matthew yon

United States

#2 Feb 7, 2013
Ill free ball in your mouth... This post is 2 lng tho I go 2 scool and it sucs I got my first bj in 3rd grade if tht says anything
American

Frankfort, KY

#3 Feb 8, 2013
Agustus Feeball wrote:
Helen Dedman had an interesting article in this week's Harrodsburg Herald. Helen would like to keep the Harrodsburg school property alive and active. I agree with her. But, the Mercer County School Board has already voted to close it after a year or so. This presents both a problem and an opportunity. Mercer County has to dispose of the property and it is likely to sell for far less than it is worth. So much for the problem. Now for the opportunity. The Y wants to expand. They want to spend millions and millions of dollars. Why not buy the Harrodsburg school property. It has two gyms, kitchen facilities, plenty of classroom and other room. That seems so simple. But people who spend the tax payer's dollar seldom Do the simple and sensible.(and don't tell me that the millions that they Y is wanting to spend does not contain some tax money)
. I agree and with the economy in the shape it is in and only will get worse as long as Obama is in the White House,where does the government keep finding money they say we don't have to build new schools and every things else they waste our tax dollars on
Suzy Q

Corbin, KY

#4 Feb 8, 2013
Closing the "Old Harrodsburg High" building is suppose to save $300,000.00 per year. However, they intend to build on to the new Mercer Senior High at an estimated cost of $2 million. With thinking like that, its no wonder this country is in such terrible financial shape.
Old Timer

Harrodsburg, KY

#5 Feb 8, 2013
Suzy Q wrote:
Closing the "Old Harrodsburg High" building is suppose to save $300,000.00 per year. However, they intend to build on to the new Mercer Senior High at an estimated cost of $2 million. With thinking like that, its no wonder this country is in such terrible financial shape.
I have some close friends who were working at Mercer County when the new high school was in the planning stage. They told me a couple of things. 1. It was to be built large enough to include Harrodsburg High school, since the two superintendents intended to consolidate as soon as possible and the new high school was to sooth the feelings of Harrodsburg people who wanted to keep that school open. 2. The plan was to build a SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL, meaning the upper 3 grades and place the 7,8,and 9th grades in the old Mercer County High School and call it MERCER COUNTY JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL. That made a lot of sense since the old Mercer County High school was adequate and it would seperate 9th graders from the more mature senior high school kids. Somehow that was scrapped and the county school system morphed into a hodgpodge of schools which made a helter skelter transportation system. Now they are going to have empty class rooms in some buildings and build on to the high school. Makes no sense to me. In hindsight it might have made more sense to have build two smaller high schools and have one located in the northern section of the county.
Agustus Feeball

Harrodsburg, KY

#6 Feb 9, 2013
Organizations that spend tax money seldom consider the source of their funds. In other words, it is to hell to the tax payer. Look at what has happened at Harrodsburg. We have a huge library this is beautiful, but do we need one a block long? We have a so called justice center that dwarfts it's lot which is simply devoted to trying cases. We have former public officals who used to work out of our old court house now with new digs. We have a school system that is building on to a new high school while they still have empty class room galore. We have a Y that is eager to gobbble an entire city block and is apparently willing to pay a half million dollars to an abandoned small church. All or most of these agencies and boards are dependent upon the tax dollar. Shameful.
Sam Green

Harrodsburg, KY

#7 Feb 10, 2013
Agustus Feeball wrote:
Organizations that spend tax money seldom consider the source of their funds. In other words, it is to hell to the tax payer. Look at what has happened at Harrodsburg. We have a huge library this is beautiful, but do we need one a block long? We have a so called justice center that dwarfts it's lot which is simply devoted to trying cases. We have former public officals who used to work out of our old court house now with new digs. We have a school system that is building on to a new high school while they still have empty class room galore. We have a Y that is eager to gobbble an entire city block and is apparently willing to pay a half million dollars to an abandoned small church. All or most of these agencies and boards are dependent upon the tax dollar. Shameful.
There is a bill in the Kentucky General Assembly to address the local taxing agents that can spend your money without much, if any control by elected officals. Take the library board. These people are not elected, yet they take a huge cut our of your property tax payment, in fact, some say that they collect more than the county government. They take this collected money and spend it as they see fit and have to answer to no one. The tourist commission collects 3% of the cost of every mean served in the city of Harrodsburg, and gives half to the local government and spend the rest without having to answer to anyone. Ditto fire districts and the conservation board. To put it in real terms, local non elected officals have been spending your tax dollar and they are not required to answer for it. No wonder we have such things as a block long library. Thank you, general assembly.
Annie Who

Corbin, KY

#8 Feb 10, 2013
Old Timer wrote:
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I have some close friends who were working at Mercer County when the new high school was in the planning stage. They told me a couple of things. 1. It was to be built large enough to include Harrodsburg High school, since the two superintendents intended to consolidate as soon as possible and the new high school was to sooth the feelings of Harrodsburg people who wanted to keep that school open. 2. The plan was to build a SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL, meaning the upper 3 grades and place the 7,8,and 9th grades in the old Mercer County High School and call it MERCER COUNTY JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL. That made a lot of sense since the old Mercer County High school was adequate and it would seperate 9th graders from the more mature senior high school kids. Somehow that was scrapped and the county school system morphed into a hodgpodge of schools which made a helter skelter transportation system. Now they are going to have empty class rooms in some buildings and build on to the high school. Makes no sense to me. In hindsight it might have made more sense to have build two smaller high schools and have one located in the northern section of the county.
So much for soothing the feelings of Harrodsburg alumni. Eventually, they plan to also close Harlow. It almost seems as though it was an elaborate plan to get rid of the whole Harrodsburg School system, from the beginning.
Old timer

Harrodsburg, KY

#9 Feb 12, 2013
The community prides itself with it's history. That seems about all that Harrodsburg wants to be proud of. When the Harrodsburg and Mercer County school systems combined, it would see logical that the new system would celebrate the legacy of both the former Mercer County schools and the former Harrodsburg schools. But no, the memory of HHS was wiped away. No more Dogs. No more Hogs. Now Titans, a name with no connection to either former school. Titans, I suppose a name intended to tie the merger with a silly movie and a bad decision.
Old timer

Harrodsburg, KY

#10 Feb 12, 2013
Agustus Feeball wrote:
Organizations that spend tax money seldom consider the source of their funds. In other words, it is to hell to the tax payer. Look at what has happened at Harrodsburg. We have a huge library this is beautiful, but do we need one a block long? We have a so called justice center that dwarfts it's lot which is simply devoted to trying cases. We have former public officals who used to work out of our old court house now with new digs. We have a school system that is building on to a new high school while they still have empty class room galore. We have a Y that is eager to gobbble an entire city block and is apparently willing to pay a half million dollars to an abandoned small church. All or most of these agencies and boards are dependent upon the tax dollar. Shameful.
Agustus: All I can say is that you nailed it. Why do we put up with it?
Holymoly

United States

#11 Feb 12, 2013
Old timer wrote:
The community prides itself with it's history. That seems about all that Harrodsburg wants to be proud of. When the Harrodsburg and Mercer County school systems combined, it would see logical that the new system would celebrate the legacy of both the former Mercer County schools and the former Harrodsburg schools. But no, the memory of HHS was wiped away. No more Dogs. No more Hogs. Now Titans, a name with no connection to either former school. Titans, I suppose a name intended to tie the merger with a silly movie and a bad decision.
That is the silliest name " Titans " I thought it was fun when the schools were separate .
Hog Town

Harrodsburg, KY

#12 Feb 13, 2013
Football drove the name, IMO. Harrodsburg High school featured a lot of talented African American football players. Mercer County had achieved little in the sport and was almost all white. There was this movie about the unification of two schools, one white and the other black. The came together and won a state championship. The team was called the Titans. So Mercer County decided to hop on board and call their team the Titans. So the tradition of Harrodsburg was left behind. They should have called their athletic teams the Mercer County Pioneers. How I long for the days when the Hogs and the Dogs were at each other's throats and female teams proudly called themselves the Hogetts and the Dogetts.
Sick of it

Frankfort, KY

#13 Feb 13, 2013
Hog Town wrote:
Football drove the name, IMO. Harrodsburg High school featured a lot of talented African American football players. Mercer County had achieved little in the sport and was almost all white. There was this movie about the unification of two schools, one white and the other black. The came together and won a state championship. The team was called the Titans. So Mercer County decided to hop on board and call their team the Titans. So the tradition of Harrodsburg was left behind. They should have called their athletic teams the Mercer County Pioneers. How I long for the days when the Hogs and the Dogs were at each other's throats and female teams proudly called themselves the Hogetts and the Dogetts.
How stupid are you! Get over yourself and the sports thing. It's about educating the children. NOT who the best athleties were. OH MY WORD! You don't have a life....I will be the first to agree that the merger was handled wrong by the former superintendents,(who by the way, cared NOTHING about you, sports or what would happen when they were gone). The merger was in the making for a long time before it happended. Frankfort will tell you that. As far as what you call a team, Scotties, Pioneers, Titans get over that too! And oh yes, both Harrodsburg and Mercer people were involved in coming up with the name TITANS! Yes, they were a good rivialry back then. But times have changed and so must everything else. If Helen Dedman wants to buy the building then maybe she should get off of some of her money and buy it. As for your football, basketball or any other teams, where are they now? They are grown adults living their lives and raising their children. High school is for four years, if you don't drop out or flunk out first. I am a Harrodsburg graduate, however, my children graduated from Mercer, so I love both schools for what they offered at different times in my life. But, I am sick of hearing everyone run their months about something they don't have a clue or know all the facts about; and can't be changed.... If you would only spend the time supporting the children, the school, and encouraging them instead of whining over days gone by everything thing would be a lot better. Go to school Board meetings and educate yourself on how much control the state has and what can and can't be done. The Pioneers and Scotties are HISTORY and memories we all have that were part of our time growing up. They are gone not to return....GET OVER IT! And, by the why, we never called ourselves the Hogettes at Harrodsburg, nor did my children call themselves the Dogettes.
cookie

United States

#14 Feb 13, 2013
Hey, Sick of It : Don't be so mean ! Maybe Some of us enjoy TALKING about Those two Rivalries & Rivalries they were & it was great & so much fun . Harrodsburg always Blew Mercer out out of the field at Football but we still had fun. I remember the basketball games & the gym wld be so packed , the fire marshall had to stop ppl from coming in.! I was a cheerleader for a while & I do cherish those memories. HHS had great cheerleaders. And they' had like 8 girls. During the 1969 & 1970s was most exciting to this 11 yr old kid. My brother played at MHS & he was GREAT . Loved basketball . He was good. I'm sorry to ramble but it just brought some excitement to this little burg. I just came back here not long ago & was Shocked at how the schools are so split up.". I dontt like it . Sorry.
Hog Town

Harrodsburg, KY

#15 Feb 13, 2013
Sick of it wrote:
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How stupid are you! Get over yourself and the sports thing. It's about educating the children. NOT who the best athleties were. OH MY WORD! You don't have a life....I will be the first to agree that the merger was handled wrong by the former superintendents,(who by the way, cared NOTHING about you, sports or what would happen when they were gone). The merger was in the making for a long time before it happended. Frankfort will tell you that. As far as what you call a team, Scotties, Pioneers, Titans get over that too! And oh yes, both Harrodsburg and Mercer people were involved in coming up with the name TITANS! Yes, they were a good rivialry back then. But times have changed and so must everything else. If Helen Dedman wants to buy the building then maybe she should get off of some of her money and buy it. As for your football, basketball or any other teams, where are they now? They are grown adults living their lives and raising their children. High school is for four years, if you don't drop out or flunk out first. I am a Harrodsburg graduate, however, my children graduated from Mercer, so I love both schools for what they offered at different times in my life. But, I am sick of hearing everyone run their months about something they don't have a clue or know all the facts about; and can't be changed.... If you would only spend the time supporting the children, the school, and encouraging them instead of whining over days gone by everything thing would be a lot better. Go to school Board meetings and educate yourself on how much control the state has and what can and can't be done. The Pioneers and Scotties are HISTORY and memories we all have that were part of our time growing up. They are gone not to return....GET OVER IT! And, by the why, we never called ourselves the Hogettes at Harrodsburg, nor did my children call themselves the Dogettes.
My, my don't you have your feathers ruffled. I never indicated that education should take a back seat to sports. I was simply giving my inside information about how the sports teams came to be known as Titans. The county school system has a long way to go when it comes to educating our children. State school tests prove that. Actually, I wish that the parents of Mercer County cared more about the education of their children than they do about sports. And you say that Hogettes and dogettes were never used? My neighbor was a cheerleader and my daughter used to help her make posters and I have seen those words numerous times. Sicko why not calm down. Your babbling indicates a woman who is not happy with the world.
Are you kidding

Nerinx, KY

#16 Feb 16, 2013
Suzy Q wrote:
Closing the "Old Harrodsburg High" building is suppose to save $300,000.00 per year. However, they intend to build on to the new Mercer Senior High at an estimated cost of $2 million. With thinking like that, its no wonder this country is in such terrible financial shape.
How can this be financially possible? I was under the impression that our school district is strapped for money. My child can't even bring home a math book because the school can't afford for every student to have their own.
orwell

United States

#17 Feb 16, 2013
it sounds to me they went way overboard with this school situation. A building over here , over there , down the road . I Couldn't believe all the different ones. I still don't know which is which.

Since: Oct 12

Baltimore, Maryland

#18 Feb 16, 2013
They should have called them what they are. It should have been The Mercer County Straw Dogs.
Bob

Aurora, IL

#19 Feb 16, 2013
Suzy Q wrote:
Closing the "Old Harrodsburg High" building is suppose to save $300,000.00 per year. However, they intend to build on to the new Mercer Senior High at an estimated cost of $2 million. With thinking like that, its no wonder this country is in such terrible financial shape.
How many LPC/Board meetings did you attend.. Closing this building will save almost 500,000 in addition over 8million down the road in renovation costs. If Helan Dedman wants to save the building then let her. The YMCA looked at the building 4 yrs ago when Mike Fryer was in town. He like other YMCA Board members liked the building.
Sam

Aurora, IL

#21 Feb 16, 2013
Who cares.. Close them all down

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