New County Jail is a "White Elephant"...

New County Jail is a "White Elephant" being pushed by "Opinion Sellers"

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Since: Aug 12

New York, NY

#1 Aug 13, 2012
The "OC" needs PRIVATE jobs not more Government jobs!
The 20 somethings of OC must leave the OC for jobs. OC already has the repution of high employee absentee, because there are already too many cops throwing our youth in Jail. The Police are allowed to run like a Banana Republic Dictatorship.
The Jails of Kentucky are full of Drunks, Baby Daddies and Pot Heads. Drunks, Baby Daddies & Pot Heads at worst need the Charlie Sheen ankle bracelet. No good reason to go into County Debt to add unnecessary County Jobs. Let the other Counties get suckered into building the Jails. They can serve our overflow. Let's spend our treasure of County Tax Money responsibly.
For those who don't know their history:
When the Queen of England didn't like you She would give you the "Gift" of a White Elephant. The Elephant was to be treasured because of it's beauty, rarity & fact that is was a gift from the Queen. It was your responsibilty to care for this beast, and you would bandrupt yourself caring for this gift. Another way to secretly bankrupt someone thought to speak unkindly of the Crown was for a "State Visit". The Lord would again go bankrupt caring for the Crown Entourage. The more money the Lord had the more footman and horses would be brought till the objective was met.
We must remember the Elected are simply: "Opinion Sellers". They're no smarted than Us. Same as the door to door salesman!
Good At Math

Louisville, KY

#2 Sep 9, 2012
After watching the meeting:

OC needs to create special Jail taxing district for residents with less than 20 years in the County. Because all agreed that Jail inmates have increased 100% in 20 years. What a lawless bunch of thugs & children!
The OC is way "over policed". Maybe we don't need so many Cops and police departments. And local lawyers whose livelihood depends on this crime wave & cops with arrest quotes to fill.
Arrest the local lawyers for corruption for under table campaign contributions to keep the Courthouse full of work for the lawyers.
Maybe the Oldham County Attoeney could actually do his job and Sue the Jail Architure Firm that sold the design for a flat roof for a county that gets 4 feet of rain per year! What a bunch of morons to let Design Firm to get away with that one. Bet if it was their own house and you could "Squish water out of the concrete", they'd be talking to lawyers!
We could elect smarter Squires to figure that maybe they to "Man Up" & make people actually do their jobs.
Maybe the Squires could stop kissing the feet & congratulating the Treasurer to realize the above issues need to be resolved before we give them the checkbook to screw up yet again
-Under no circumstance should any building in the County for this stupid, sorry self serving Jailer. And we don't give a flip that he was born in the County. He simply can't figure out his Job. 2 Jails in 20 years? Sounds like a Saturday Night Live skit to me!
Pearl Harbor

Louisville, KY

#3 Sep 9, 2012
Pearl Harbor Admiral Husband Kimmell was born in Oldham County. Did Admiral Kimmell get to ask Navy for more Battleships because of his negligence?
LaGrange is no city

United States

#4 Jun 11, 2013
Pearl Harbor wrote:
Pearl Harbor Admiral Husband Kimmell was born in Oldham County. Did Admiral Kimmell get to ask Navy for more Battleships because of his negligence?
Add to the list of Oldham County incompetents:
Mayor of LaGrange
City Council members

If the 68 year old Mayor wants to do something about the Debt & doesn't need any friends; solution: Impose both a 5% Occupation Tax -AND- 10% Property Tax Increase. Hire even more police and build a new City Hall. Buy another 9 hole golf course for $1 a year revenue. Let's see get another old codger Council women who reads the budget for the first time; at the time of the vote.

Just disband the City. It was tried but didn't work. Lagrange is not a wealthy City. Face facts Lagrange is nothing but termite ridden falling down houses & the other houses came on wheels. Employment in Lagrange is prison guards, government employees or fast food employees. These people can't afford to buy the wine at Walgreens, so they can't afford to bail out a bankrupt city. That's what Moody's was telling you, if you weren't smart enough to understand, then you shouldn't be trusted with a checkbook to a City.

-Fire the police today
-Sell/ give away sewer works
-Disolve Lagrange

The best thing the City ever did was the Industrial Park, because that is the future. Taxes taken by by City Council only took away money the old people needed to fix their broken down houses.

Mayor is right-He dosen't need friends-He needs a brain

Mayor & Council should be ashamed.

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