Sheriff's order destroys home

Nov 19, 2008 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: Lexington Herald-Leader

Frances Barton cried Tuesday as she watched cleanup on what's left of her single-wide mobile home four days after it was overturned while it was being moved along U.S. 68 in Nicholas County near Carlisle.

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YOU KNOW WHAT THIS IS GOING WAY TOO FAR THOSE PEOPLE HAD A CHANCE TO MOVE THEIR BELONGINGS AND MOVED TRUCKLOADS AND GOOSENECKS FULL THEN THEY WANT TO GO TO THE SOCIAL SERVICES OFFICE BEGGING FOR MORE FOOD STAMPS THEY DID NOT LOSE EVERYTHING THEY DID LOSE SOME THINGS BUT THE MOST IMPORTANT THINGS WERE SALVAGABLE. THE SHERIFF HAS A JOB TO DO AND THEY DID IT VERY WELL I BELIEVE. THESE PEOPLE ARE LOOKING FOR SOMETHING FOR NOTHING.
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Yes you are right. I can't beleave how they want to abuse things. They need to get a life and get on with it.
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i think this lady should be held accountable because she is the one that got the hack to move the trailer and when it went wrong he just left it there. she had ample time to get stuff out and now the ones that are held to pay will be the working public to support her and all her dependants since she dont wanna work.
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Yes and the article in today's Lexington Herald was so degrading for our community and for the people that have a job to do. You know some people make bad choices just from being unlearned and then you have some reporter from out of town come to our hometown and run it down and our officals, and that just makes me sick.
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yeah what a story,now dick garrett is a home wrecker!!!!what in the world were these people thinking ?you can't block a state highway for 9 hrs because the wheels came off you mobile home.i ;m guessing somewhere in the future ther will be another settlement for a wreck and another mobile home purchased.
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What in the world did Sheriff Garrett's re-election slogan have to do with the article about a 25 year old trailor blocking highway 68 ? And what if he was chain smoking and wiry in the situation he was in I think he handle it just fine !
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Whats wrong with you people in Carlisle? This is horrible! this Sheriff sounds like a dick! What world are you living in when people are so harsh on the poor. Poverty is the only law that was broken in your town. If this had been some wealth person in your town that had somthing brak down and couldnt move it, ill bet it wouldnt be sitting in crumbles on the side of the road. I was in a Criminal Justice class at EKU wher the professor brought this up and everyone in the class disagreed with the sheriffs order to push the mobile home from the road way. If I were the sheriff in your small town I could grant it to you this would have not been the outcome! I dont think that the whole ordeal should have been drug on for 9 hours I would have a fleet of tractors from farmers to lift the home and remove it from the road way or reached a mobile home hauler to move the single wide. I think that a law suit will be filed!
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whats wrong here wrote:
Whats wrong with you people in Carlisle? This is horrible! this Sheriff sounds like a dick! What world are you living in when people are so harsh on the poor. Poverty is the only law that was broken in your town. If this had been some wealth person in your town that had somthing brak down and couldnt move it, ill bet it wouldnt be sitting in crumbles on the side of the road. I was in a Criminal Justice class at EKU wher the professor brought this up and everyone in the class disagreed with the sheriffs order to push the mobile home from the road way. If I were the sheriff in your small town I could grant it to you this would have not been the outcome! I dont think that the whole ordeal should have been drug on for 9 hours I would have a fleet of tractors from farmers to lift the home and remove it from the road way or reached a mobile home hauler to move the single wide. I think that a law suit will be filed!
Nine hours is a long time to block the highway. Why didn't the man who was hauling the trailer fix the flats and get it moved? Since he contracted the job, isn't he responsible?
In all fairness, Dick could have cited the homeowners for improperly moving the home. I am sure you are aware of the laws prohibiting moving an oversized load. Flaggers are required both front and rear.
Dick gave them nine hours which is enough time for the family to get their belongings, don't you think?
Dick is okay, and I agree the Herald Leader is undesirable in the tone in which they write about small town people. We are all human, and all deserve respect.
I guess they think they are better than the rest of us. I say POOH on them!
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Annie Oakley wrote:
<quoted text>Nine hours is a long time to block the highway. Why didn't the man who was hauling the trailer fix the flats and get it moved? Since he contracted the job, isn't he responsible?
In all fairness, Dick could have cited the homeowners for improperly moving the home. I am sure you are aware of the laws prohibiting moving an oversized load. Flaggers are required both front and rear.
Dick gave them nine hours which is enough time for the family to get their belongings, don't you think?
Dick is okay, and I agree the Herald Leader is undesirable in the tone in which they write about small town people. We are all human, and all deserve respect.
I guess they think they are better than the rest of us. I say POOH on them!
Thats good what you brought up about the contractor of the moving of the mobile home. Maybe he is to blame and held accountable. But dont you think that it was a little irrational to just push the home on the side of the road not caring about the peoples lively hood? If this were someone with pull in the county this wouldnt have happened. What if was the sheriffs buddy, DICK wouldnt have pushed his house over would he?
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If you read the article closely you can only and truly come to one conclusion.
The reporter had a single goal of belittling Nicholas County and everyone in it.
I guess if a semi truck had been speeding and rear ended the backed up lane of trafic it would have been sheriff Garrett's fault for "not moving the crumbling mobile home that was blocking the road sooner."
If you examine the fact that all of the furniture was left inside the home before it was on US 68 it doesn't take long to realize that the entire move was an illconcieved plan doomed for failure.
That is not Sheriff Garrett's fault.
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whats wrong here wrote:
<quoted text>Thats good what you brought up about the contractor of the moving of the mobile home. Maybe he is to blame and held accountable. But dont you think that it was a little irrational to just push the home on the side of the road not caring about the peoples lively hood? If this were someone with pull in the county this wouldnt have happened. What if was the sheriffs buddy, DICK wouldnt have pushed his house over would he?
Well, they don't call him DICK for nothing.
Yeah, after nine hours of blocking the highway, knowing DICK, he would have pushed my home off the road also. On the other hand, he did give them NINE hours.
What I can't understand, is why they didn't bring wagons in and let the people who were backed up in traffic unload the mobile home. ;-0 Would have given them something to do beside sitting in traffic.
Go figure!
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I don't understand how some one can illegally move their mobie home and have the county direct traffic for 9 hours, and be angry at some one else. This mess has been sitting along the highway for 5 days now, the clean up crew is moving very slowly. Yet they seem to have time to contact the news media, and time to talk to the news media. Something is very wrong with this picture. If the mobie home had flip the other way and landed on a vechicle would they have called the news media? Maybe an example should be set by people breaking the law. This could happen again if nothing is done. I am sorry for the people that lost their home, but the way that they have handled their lost is tacky. They probably would have received more community support if they hadn't blown this out of proportion. The squeakly wheel doesn't always get the oil.
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Amazing wrote:
I don't understand how some one can illegally move their mobie home and have the county direct traffic for 9 hours, and be angry at some one else. This mess has been sitting along the highway for 5 days now, the clean up crew is moving very slowly. Yet they seem to have time to contact the news media, and time to talk to the news media. Something is very wrong with this picture. If the mobie home had flip the other way and landed on a vechicle would they have called the news media? Maybe an example should be set by people breaking the law. This could happen again if nothing is done. I am sorry for the people that lost their home, but the way that they have handled their lost is tacky. They probably would have received more community support if they hadn't blown this out of proportion. The squeakly wheel doesn't always get the oil.
They are indigents. Maybe they are dong the best they can do with what they have.
Do you know if any of the churches are collecting items for the family? Someone needs to put the children's need on the website. I might be able to help in some way if I knew what they needed.
DICK will probably take the family under his wing and help them find a new home. He is a pretty good guy, even if they do call him DICK! ha ha
As my mom says, "What is done can't be undone". She is wise. Time to look forward.
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if that were my jurisdiction than instead of pushin it down in tha ditch i would have towed her on home i can guarantee it would have taken less than nine hours and everyone would have been happy that how we do down here .

and a word to the sheriff is to learn to keep your cool man you just cant jump on without a saddle and expect a smooth ride .
THINK AHEAD
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What kind of people are you. To protect and serve, not to destroy and charge later for the clean up. Where has your christian charity gone. If you were any more christian you would have be out there helping the poor family instead roasting your marshmallows over the burning coals of her home. Nine hours was long enough for a good christian community to band together and help out. Why were you not out there helping instead of laughing or making fun of the situation.
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Does anyone know if the churches or anyone is collecting items the family needs? Does anyone know what the family actually needs? I would think they would have salvaged some things.
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The county should have hired professional movers to come in and move it to her new property. Then place a lien on her property for the cost.
That sheriff perpetuates an ignorant hillbilly stereotype.
The county will end up paying for her mobile home, and rightly so.
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This Sherriff has to one of the biggest Morons I've seen in while, law inforcement personnel are there protect and help people no matter what it takes, not ruin lives.
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I cannot believe that a person would do this to another person. Instead of destroying someone's home, how about bringing your community together and helping someone out that is in need. God wants us all to do unto others, and sadly, eye for eye, Sheriff Dick Garrett will get his and he will be judged on Judgment Day. What a stupid decision.
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Sad situation all around. Two wrongs do not make a right. They did not get a reputatable company to move the home and had issues, no one argues that. However, for the sheriff to use that argument to make it somewhat ok to destroy the home instead of actually getting it moved is crazy. This isn't the first time a mobile home has had problems and blocked traffic. Its just the first time we've heard of it, because every other time it happened other sheriffs saw that it was moved properly.

I'm afraid Kentucky just took another stereotype hit with this one.

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