Plan for Central Park hiking trails a...

Plan for Central Park hiking trails advances

There are 32 comments on the WHAS11 story from Jan 12, 2014, titled Plan for Central Park hiking trails advances. In it, WHAS11 reports that:

A plan to develop hiking trails on 45 acres of land near Central Park in Ashland is advancing.

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Irritated voter

Ironton, OH

#2 Jan 13, 2014
What is holding up the trail being developed is a couple of stubborn commissioners. They all have been informed of everything they need to know but still seem clueless. The US corps of engineers are willing to begin the process of finding the best routes that cause the least erosion and then developing it for free. The commissioners have all been made aware of this but for some odd reason act like they have not been told this. I wish the independent would publish a story about the total incompetence of our city leaders when it comes to new projects like this. The trail is just another example of why nothing new comes to our city. I know of many business owners that wanted to be in Ashland but got fed up with all the hastle the city put them through
Resident

Newburgh, IN

#3 Jan 13, 2014
Totally agree, it almost seems like they WANT to hinder any positive community effort, look at the recycling thing, we should have had curbside pickup long ago. It depends on who is to gain (or lose out) what gets done I do believe
business as usual

Ashland, KY

#4 Jan 13, 2014
Another typical example of why Ashland (and E.Ky.) lags behind the rest of the country.... An urban hiking trail like the one proposed could piggyback on existing Ashland assets like Central Park & the Paramount to create a "downtown destination" unlike any place in the Tri-State and especially eastern Kentucky.

These urban trails are already successfully in place in Louisville, KY (Louisville Loop), Knoxville, TN (Knox Greenway) and D.C.(C&O Towpath), for example. Rather than showing some vision and leadership, and seizing the opportunity to showcase something truly unique about the City of Ashland, local leaders waste time while other municipalities move forward.

I guess if you can't walk around in a circle on a paved sidewalk while breathing auto exhaust fumes, well, then it just isn't worth doing.....
Footbal Fan

Columbus, OH

#5 Jan 13, 2014
Resident wrote:
Totally agree, it almost seems like they WANT to hinder any positive community effort, look at the recycling thing, we should have had curbside pickup long ago. It depends on who is to gain (or lose out) what gets done I do believe
They are scared to death that outsiders will come in here and see them for what they really are.
helpful

Russell, KY

#6 Jan 13, 2014
the holdup is also prominent residents living around the proposed trail.. worried of trespassers and druggies in their neighborhood.. keep check of commissioners and remember it is an election year
sorry

Newburgh, IN

#7 Jan 13, 2014
But just watch, everyone will vote them back in. Don't understand why
SeriousQuestion

Ashland, KY

#8 Jan 13, 2014
Why don't we the citizens get in touch with the Corps of Engineers and ask for there plans of the paths they've recommended.
They' have to already know or else they wouldn't be offering to do it for free

Then simply we the people go and clear land and take care of the damned paths.

We are not reliant on the local useless goverment, we are capable of doing this our selves so why don't we just do it?

The commissioners wouldn't want to stop us, Blocking something so many people want would lose them votes and so long as we stay off of privately owned land the police can't do anything.
john jackyl

United States

#9 Jan 19, 2014
I love trails
pet

United States

#10 Jan 20, 2014
This would be good for everyone
Health nut

Ironton, OH

#11 Jan 20, 2014
Everyone is for hiking trails, but the city has to make sure it is done properly for a myriad of reasons. If it is a mess, Topix will light up with worst criticisms over it. Do it right, I say, or not at all.
Tea Party Taxpayer

Ironton, OH

#12 Jan 20, 2014
What's keeping you above do-gooders from hiking or walking there now? Or, are you going to sit and wait on government approval.
HUD Recipent

Hockessin, DE

#13 Jan 20, 2014
Not going up there until signs and safety is there. Great idea for those of us who receive food stamps or retired.
Atlas

Ironton, OH

#14 Jan 22, 2014
If people really want to hike why don't they hike now! It's not like these woods are in hikeabe now. The fact is the city will pour a lot of money into this and no one but a hand full of people will use it. It's all about a few over health people sitting around thinking "gee wouldn't a bike or hiking trail be great to have let get the city to build one" like I said its all there now why isn't people using it now?
Ted Cruise

AOL

#15 Jan 22, 2014
Atlas wrote:
If people really want to hike why don't they hike now! It's not like these woods are in hikeabe now. The fact is the city will pour a lot of money into this and no one but a hand full of people will use it. It's all about a few over health people sitting around thinking "gee wouldn't a bike or hiking trail be great to have let get the city to build one" like I said its all there now why isn't people using it now?
So correct. They (health bunch) want the city to approve walkers and hikers on city owned property. It already belongs to the people. Wonder if hat counts?
I have a question

Versailles, KY

#16 Jan 23, 2014
Is it possible that one of the Hospitals might put in some $$ and charge it to one of their prevention programs and let the service clubs volunteer to build it. Build it and they will come..........

Surely the City has contacts with the two major hospitals doing business in Ashland
oh so typical

Ashland, KY

#17 Jan 24, 2014
Atlas wrote:
If people really want to hike why don't they hike now! It's not like these woods are in hikeabe now. The fact is the city will pour a lot of money into this and no one but a hand full of people will use it. It's all about a few over health people sitting around thinking "gee wouldn't a bike or hiking trail be great to have let get the city to build one" like I said its all there now why isn't people using it now?
nly in Ashland, KY, would someone post a reply making fun of "a few over health people." wanting to exercise and stay physically fit. No wonder this area leads the nation in obesity, diabetes & heart disease. Yeah, let's do everything we can to discourage folks around here from being "overly healthy." lmao. Epic fail......
my opinion

Ashland, KY

#18 Jan 24, 2014
I think it's a waste of money. There are already plenty of places to walk and exercise. If the city had enough extra money to do this, why not invest it in something important like education? Or downtown where the businesses are so maybe more people will come to ashland. A hiking trial just sounds like something that will be used for illegal activity like drugs and prostitution, and it will disturb the wildlife that already has very limited living space because of the city. We already have a park you can walk around if you want to exercise.
I think

Olive Hill, KY

#19 Jan 24, 2014
Didn't the people who donated the land specify what it should be used for? I don't think any city can provide people with too many opportunities to become healthier. Especially a city that has an obesity problem.
Hmm

Ashland, KY

#21 Jan 24, 2014
I think wrote:
Didn't the people who donated the land specify what it should be used for? I don't think any city can provide people with too many opportunities to become healthier. Especially a city that has an obesity problem.
No body donated this property at least not recently.

ITs property that is technically owned by the City of Ashland.
Barkley

Greenup, KY

#22 Jan 25, 2014
Is the Paramount ever going to finish the outside of their building? Why is the scaffolding still up?

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