chamber of kommerce

Richmond, KY

#41 Mar 19, 2013
Yitchak Ziffer wrote:
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My dear old man or woman whichever it may be:
You have only to look around to see that there is a problem of antiquity in Harrodsburg. No, the planning and zoning commission has not turned down a business. That is not the problem. Our leadership, and I am talking about the underground leadership that pulls a lot of strings in Harrodsburg, is committed to keeping this community a tourist trap. They set up a restaurant tax so that the tourist trade could be heavily financed. We have nothing modern. We have nothing to keep our young people interested in and very little to bring them back after they finish college. Harrodsburg is stagnant and it is designed that way.
So the 500 million dollars of economic expansion that we've had at our plants here in town when most of the rest of the economy is in the crapper is nothing? There are a lot of good jobs here... Corning, Hitachi, Wassau. Computer science jobs, engineering, health care.

I love industry jobs. I love tourism money. We have both.

I guess I just don't see the stagnation you are talking about?
If you'd like something modern, build it. I just don't see how any sane person can look at our industry and say we're behind the times?
Central Kentucky

United States

#42 Mar 19, 2013
Right on chamber of Kommerce. We've got a lot to be thankful for. With the way the economy is now it seems Harrodsburg is doing pretty good. Some people out there are gonna find something to complain about no matter what.
The Wise One

Harrodsburg, KY

#43 Mar 20, 2013
Proud Mama wrote:
It is hard to get anything new in Harrodsburg. The powers-that-be object any change or new ideas.
You have that right. Another wise one once said "You can't create the future by clinging to the past." Mercer County is interested old buildings at Shakertown, the old fort, the old main street, and a lot of old houses that have seen their better days. Remember when the Harrodsburg Trust fought the Harrodsburg Baptist Church when they wanted to tear down the old hat factory which was located on THEIR OWN PROPERTY. Look how that new recreational facility has benefited this town. Until we look to the future we will continue to live in the past, and as such, we will not have the modern outlook that other towns have.

Since: Aug 11

Cynthiana, KY

#44 Mar 20, 2013
I love everything about Harrodsburg except how there's a gosh damn train running through the middle of it ! Every time I'm running behind there's the damn train ! Talk about needing to get with the times !
MOT

Winchester, KY

#45 Mar 20, 2013
Don't run trains down, they built this nation.
chamber of kommerce

Richmond, KY

#46 Mar 20, 2013
Funnie99 wrote:
I love everything about Harrodsburg except how there's a gosh damn train running through the middle of it ! Every time I'm running behind there's the damn train ! Talk about needing to get with the times !
I agree. Contact the line owner and tell them to move the tracks! Let me know their response.
Soup

Lexington, KY

#47 Mar 20, 2013
chamber of kommerce wrote:
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I agree. Contact the line owner and tell them to move the tracks! Let me know their response.
Didn't Lonnie Campbell try that?
Hello

Harrodsburg, KY

#48 Mar 20, 2013
Funnie99 wrote:
I love everything about Harrodsburg except how there's a gosh damn train running through the middle of it ! Every time I'm running behind there's the damn train ! Talk about needing to get with the times !
There is a bypass if you didn't know? Quit the hate and don't be late.. Now that's your fault!

Since: Aug 11

Tucker, GA

#49 Mar 21, 2013
Hello wrote:
<quoted text>There is a bypass if you didn't know? Quit the hate and don't be late.. Now that's your fault!
I don't wanna go the bypass unless I'm goin to danville ! If I'm goin through town then I need to go through town ! It would have been better to just make overpass in town that goes over the track . But Hey ! It's idiots like our government that make these kind of decisions Jack !
chamber of kommerce

Richmond, KY

#50 Mar 21, 2013
Funnie99 wrote:
<quoted text>I don't wanna go the bypass unless I'm goin to danville ! If I'm goin through town then I need to go through town ! It would have been better to just make overpass in town that goes over the track . But Hey ! It's idiots like our government that make these kind of decisions Jack !
An overpass would be great. But what road would you put it on? The way the land lays on college st, main st, Greenville and Lexington aren't suitable for such a thing.
Central Kentucky

Richmond, KY

#51 Mar 21, 2013
Do you know how long the rail road tracks have been running through Harrodsburg? I think construction began in the late 1850's but I may be wrong. What I'm not wrong about is that when they began construction traffic was not an issue. I dont think "the idiots like our government" had alot to do with the location of the tracks. I have lived here 40 yrs and have never been late or had an issue because of a train. I can see where it could be a hassle but it is really not a big deal at all. Would you care to give us your opinion on where this overpass should be located? I'd love to hear some of your ideas.
Old

Tucker, GA

#52 Mar 21, 2013
chamber of kommerce wrote:
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So the 500 million dollars of economic expansion that we've had at our plants here in town when most of the rest of the economy is in the crapper is nothing? There are a lot of good jobs here... Corning, Hitachi, Wassau. Computer science jobs, engineering, health care.
I love industry jobs. I love tourism money. We have both.
I guess I just don't see the stagnation you are talking about?
If you'd like something modern, build it. I just don't see how any sane person can look at our industry and say we're behind the times?
Maybe for those like yourself born into the elite everything handed to you.. Money,jobs, a chance! Something i heard while filling an app out at "save a lot" stuck with me for years now.. umm if you dont know anyone workin here your wasting your time filling out this app.. boy were they right same ol people helping each other.
The Wise One

Harrodsburg, KY

#53 Mar 21, 2013
Funnie99 wrote:
I love everything about Harrodsburg except how there's a gosh damn train running through the middle of it ! Every time I'm running behind there's the damn train ! Talk about needing to get with the times !
You love no decent shopping? You love nothing modern? You love little choice in restaurants? You love the emphasis being placed on old ideas and old houses? You love a main street of consignment shops and office buildings? You love no movie houses? You love nothing for kids to do? You love to see our kids leave after high school or college for better work opportunities?

I do agree with your distain about the tracks through town. It has been a problem for years. Kids at Harrodsburg High School used it as an excuse for being late, I have been told. Emergency vehicles can get stuck for precious minutes. Other town are not held hostage by trains, why are we?

We can't move forward by looking backward.
chamber of kommerce

Richmond, KY

#54 Mar 21, 2013
The Wise One wrote:
<quoted text>You love no decent shopping? You love nothing modern? You love little choice in restaurants? You love the emphasis being placed on old ideas and old houses? You love a main street of consignment shops and office buildings? You love no movie houses? You love nothing for kids to do? You love to see our kids leave after high school or college for better work opportunities?

I do agree with your distain about the tracks through town. It has been a problem for years. Kids at Harrodsburg High School used it as an excuse for being late, I have been told. Emergency vehicles can get stuck for precious minutes. Other town are not held hostage by trains, why are we?

We can't move forward by looking backward.
Start a store, build a restaurant, start a theatre. There's not a soul stopping you but you. Between the courthouse and the train tracks there are four good places to eat, two eye doctors, 2 gift shops, an antiques dealer, a bank and several professional offices. All on Main Street. All in 4 blocks.

There's a storefront for rent for you to start your business. Go ahead.

Old houses bring tourists. Tourists bring dollars. I like dollars spent in my community.

Our children can go to college. They can get a degree. They can return. They can prosper.

I have!
MOnty

Lebanon, KY

#55 Mar 21, 2013
chamber of kommerce wrote:
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Start a store, build a restaurant, start a theatre. There's not a soul stopping you but you. Between the courthouse and the train tracks there are four good places to eat, two eye doctors, 2 gift shops, an antiques dealer, a bank and several professional offices. All on Main Street. All in 4 blocks.
There's a storefront for rent for you to start your business. Go ahead.
Old houses bring tourists. Tourists bring dollars. I like dollars spent in my community.
Our children can go to college. They can get a degree. They can return. They can prosper.
I have!
well my daughter has graduated, is in college working on her masters degree..I hope and pray she doesnt move back to this town, theres jobs here for her to prosper...GEEZEEEE Wait im sorry there is MCDonalds, walmart, ect ect.lol
Central Kentucky

United States

#56 Mar 21, 2013
For the life of me I can't understand why people would continue to live somewhere where they have nothing but negative things to say about. Why all this hatred for Harrodsburg? People act like every town has "decent shopping, something modern, nice resturaunts and movie houses" , and harrodsburg is stuck in the dark ages?? Name some of these towns. Name a town within a hundred mile radius that has a movie theatre besides Frankfort, Danville, Lexington. If you'll read back on some of my previous posts I give several reasons why mercer doesn't have some of the before mentioned opportunities. Even in a good economy not every town can support these things, and we're not in a good economy. And people have been migrating for educational and employment opportunities for decades, no matter where you live. So that argument makes little sense. Most job opportunities are in larger cities but a person can definitely find plenty of good job opportunities around here. I prefer to look at the positives our town has to offer. We certainly have a lot to offer, and to be thankful for.
chamber of kommerce

Richmond, KY

#57 Mar 21, 2013
MOnty wrote:
<quoted text>well my daughter has graduated, is in college working on her masters degree..I hope and pray she doesnt move back to this town, theres jobs here for her to prosper...GEEZEEEE Wait im sorry there is MCDonalds, walmart, ect ect.lol
The EE's and ME's at Corning are making 80-100k. That not good enough?

Since: Aug 11

United States

#58 Mar 22, 2013
Central Kentucky wrote:
Do you know how long the rail road tracks have been running through Harrodsburg? I think construction began in the late 1850's but I may be wrong. What I'm not wrong about is that when they began construction traffic was not an issue. I dont think "the idiots like our government" had alot to do with the location of the tracks. I have lived here 40 yrs and have never been late or had an issue because of a train. I can see where it could be a hassle but it is really not a big deal at all. Would you care to give us your opinion on where this overpass should be located? I'd love to hear some of your ideas.
Right on college street ! In front of the old Coleman's ! I could have designed it to where the businesses and side streets would still have been available and we wouldn't have had to pay for that useless bypass ! Now is that a good enough answer or you need another one ? Also ur full of crap when u say the train has never caused u any issues ! If u have lived here 40 years then I know you've been caught by a train and said son of a bitch ! Damn train !

Since: Aug 11

United States

#59 Mar 22, 2013
Central Kentucky wrote:
Do you know how long the rail road tracks have been running through Harrodsburg? I think construction began in the late 1850's but I may be wrong. What I'm not wrong about is that when they began construction traffic was not an issue. I dont think "the idiots like our government" had alot to do with the location of the tracks. I have lived here 40 yrs and have never been late or had an issue because of a train. I can see where it could be a hassle but it is really not a big deal at all. Would you care to give us your opinion on where this overpass should be located? I'd love to hear some of your ideas.
And Oh yeah! I don't care how long they been goin through Hburg !
Central Kentucky

Richmond, KY

#60 Mar 22, 2013
Yea I have got caught by a train several times over the years, and i might have rolled my eyes and said "a damn train", but it has never inconvenienced me not one time or ever made me late. And what? they last ten, maybe 15 minutes? At the most. Are you Talking about an overpass for traffic or for the train. I personally just can't see how it would work on college street in front of the old Coleman's lumber yard. Especially with the contour of the land. But I am sure you are a civil engeneer working for a successful construction company that specializes in highway and interstate construction. Or maybe you've watched one too many episodes of the Dukes of Hazard. Lets Just build a big ramp leading up to the railroad tracks and well all jump over the train.

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