The ballad of Richard Jay Corman

The ballad of Richard Jay Corman

There are 28 comments on the Fortune story from Mar 7, 2011, titled The ballad of Richard Jay Corman. In it, Fortune reports that:

Founder and owner Rick Corman on a diesel locomotive in his Lexington rail yard.

Join the discussion below, or Read more at Fortune.

First Prev
of 2
Next Last
pops

Cincinnati, OH

#1 Mar 7, 2011
RJ has clearly been benevolent to Nicholasville. I have heard people say that he is self serving or worse when he has asked that his or his company name be put on something such as the Amblutory care center at US27/KY169 but if doing so creates a tax deduction that makes more $$ available for other community or social donations, I can only say: keep on keeping on!!
Slim Jim

Anonymous Proxy

#2 Mar 7, 2011
He's a good guy
Ben be vin

Houston, TX

#3 Mar 7, 2011
very good guy
RAy

Bowling Green, KY

#4 Mar 11, 2011
Its not just a tax deduction, he paid for the facility. So if he wants to put his name on the sign, who cares? If someone else wants to chip in a few hundred thousand dollars, maybe you can add your name.
pops

Cincinnati, OH

#5 Mar 11, 2011
RAy wrote:
Its not just a tax deduction, he paid for the facility. So if he wants to put his name on the sign, who cares? If someone else wants to chip in a few hundred thousand dollars, maybe you can add your name.
Actually, I personally know of a sports/youth group who's exec brd declined an offer from RJ to build them some fields conditional upon his name being put on the score board. I am guessing that the name created a tax deduction but for some reason the offer was declined.
I see that a 'shallow' exec brd that missed a chance to improve their facility for the kids. I won't name the group because they probably have a different exec brd now, but once the offer was passed on, presumably, they passed on the opportunity for now too.
mmmmmeeeee

Douglas, GA

#6 Mar 12, 2011
karma is a bitch and if you dont have your health you dont have ant thing

i know one thing he dont want his name on thats his head stone i know him personally and i have no o respect for this man

and yes the high school he was going to build a new football field but no name no game he says.
Jealous

Lexington, KY

#7 Mar 13, 2011
Typical jealousy from a redneck from Nicholasville. I really doubt that he would want the respect from a third grade drop out.
mmmmmeeeee wrote:
karma is a bitch and if you dont have your health you dont have ant thing
i know one thing he dont want his name on thats his head stone i know him personally and i have no o respect for this man
and yes the high school he was going to build a new football field but no name no game he says.
Respect

Nicholasville, KY

#8 Mar 13, 2011
I have the utmost respect for the man. Anyone who has built a business like he has, deserves it. He has worked hard and has helped alot of people. Only people who are jealous of his success would say rude and ugly things about him. If you were as passionate about a business and was willing to work at it, you would be successful too. I am sorry he is sick and I hope that he lives another 50 years. Good Luck R.J..
Crazy

Evansville, IN

#9 Mar 13, 2011
Your crazy!!! This man has done more for the Lexington/Nicholasville area than you'll ever know. Unlike the Webb brothers that see most of use as stupid little ppl Corman cares about the community and realizes that with out ppl his company is nothing.
True

Lexington, KY

#10 Mar 13, 2011
A great person and a good business man. Enough said.
mmmmmeeeee wrote:
karma is a bitch and if you dont have your health you dont have ant thing
i know one thing he dont want his name on thats his head stone i know him personally and i have no o respect for this man
and yes the high school he was going to build a new football field but no name no game he says.
Seriously

United States

#11 Mar 13, 2011
Why are people saying he is connected to the Bluegrass Conspiracy, just because he bought Triad?
True

Lexington, KY

#12 Mar 13, 2011
Seriously your an idi ot.
pops

Cincinnati, OH

#13 Mar 13, 2011
Jealousy is ugly...isn't it? Why can't many people accept the acts of kindness from R.J. without doggin' the dude?
Would you folks wish that he sends ALL his money to Switzerland or the Bahamas??? Grow up & Get real!!
Even IF RJ has other motives,(which I don't believe) Nicholasville/Jessamine County children & adults benefit greatly.
MJay

Tolar, TX

#14 Mar 14, 2011
Rick let the community use his property in Nicholasville during the BG State Games last year. It was great to see him out there running a 5K with us "regular" people. He is very kind to his employees, sending all the females on a vacation each year as a group and doing neat things for the guys throughout the year. He is giving and caring! He built an empire out of something that a lot of people take for granted. Next time you buy a jar of Jiff peanut butter ask yourself if you really know how it's all shipped.
Well

United States

#15 Mar 14, 2011
True wrote:
Seriously your an idi ot.
Just curious why you resorted to name calling when I just asked a question? Also, why did you put a space in the word idiot? Did you think it was a curse word? LMMFAO
John

Lexington, KY

#16 Mar 14, 2011
Mr Corman had nothing to do with Bluegrass Conspiracy, why don't you stay on your wacky conspiracy board. Idiot is not allowed on
this forum, or thats what I would call you.
Well wrote:
<quoted text>Just curious why you resorted to name calling when I just asked a question? Also, why did you put a space in the word idiot? Did you think it was a curse word? LMMFAO
Dear John

United States

#17 Mar 14, 2011
Did you mean thread, this isn't Ancestry.com . I want to know why anyone could even connect the two. It's a legitimate question. If you don't have an answer, STFU !!!
John

Lexington, KY

#18 Mar 14, 2011
It's a legitimate question if your a retard. The two have nothing to do with each other. Nice try bringing your paranoid conspiracy theory here jerk off.
Rich

United States

#19 Mar 14, 2011
John wrote:
It's a legitimate question if your a retard. The two have nothing to do with each other. Nice try bringing your paranoid conspiracy theory here jerk off.
You are calling me retard and you can't even spell. As far as the rumor, I don't believe it for a minute. I am looking for the logic that it was fabricated from. GED graduate?
Ha aaa

United States

#20 May 28, 2011
Hard to find the unquestionable answers.

Tell me when this thread is updated:

Subscribe Now Add to my Tracker
First Prev
of 2
Next Last

Add your comments below

Characters left: 4000

Please note by submitting this form you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

Estate Planning Discussions

Title Updated Last By Comments
News Compassion and personalized service set Jeffrey... Apr '15 2 extremes 1
News Estate planning can prevent your household from... Apr '15 jordennancy23 2
Estate Planning (Dec '13) Apr '15 Rose Henderson 5
Estate Lawyer Feb '15 Anonymous 1
News ASK THE LAWYER: Lawyers can be certified as spe... (Jun '09) Feb '15 Courtney Galler 4
News Aging and Estate Planning for Singles and Coupl... (Dec '14) Feb '15 Debbie Douchebagge 3
News Woman's will asks to put down dog (Dec '14) Jan '15 Samantha Hess 4
More from around the web