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Kenton, OH

Stupid Adults

The cost of building a new school is what is being voted on. There could possibly be some money received for the old schools, but not the millions that is needed to build a new school. Operating costs will in all likely hood go down not up as some would want you to believe. The building will be more efficient that the crumbling antiques that we have now.  (Oct 6, 2011 | post #35)

Kenton, OH

Stupid Adults

I am fully aware of the difficulty in profiting from retail properties. I look at real estate properties all the time at my job. Kenton has some of the lowest property taxes in the state. http://tax.ohio.go v/divisions/tax_an alysis/tax_data_se ries/all_property_ taxes/pr6/document s/pr6cy05.pdf Note the state wide average of 85mills for residential and hardin county at 60 mils.  (Oct 6, 2011 | post #34)

Kenton, OH

Stupid Adults

I actually like this idea a lot. The problem I initially see with this idea is that there would be a lot less practice football fields. There has to be some way to get a school on all that property. Ultimately I don't care where they build the school, they just need a new school.  (Oct 4, 2011 | post #11)

Kenton, OH

Stupid Adults

this may sound foolish but a lot of the hesitation is because of the location and not just the money. Does not sound foolish. I think that is a concern. I don't understand why there isn't enough room for a whole school system between the property at the middle school, high school, and Northwood properties. If we build a new school what is the plan for the old ones? I am in process of looking into the details of the new levy.  (Oct 4, 2011 | post #10)

Kenton, OH

Stupid Adults

Shaun, as usual we see nearly exactly eye to eye on this. YOU SHOULD RUN FOR OFFICE! My past makes my political aspirations (none) limited. The "we don't trust the administration " does not hold up here. I have known many people with the schools over the years including superintendents and nearly all of them were good people (I don't really know the current people). You will see the building... it will get built. I think there is a fundamental misunderstanding of how this works. They will keep asking for it, because they need it. To elaborate on your point of better facilities leading to better learning. I feel this is a no brainer. I walk into Espy and I think "Damn my grandpa could have went to school here." Same for the middle school. We will never have students prepared for a modern age when they go to school. Here is an argument for it: Isn't it largely a tax on "rich" farmers who own large amounts of land. Or just "rich" anybody who owns an expensive house. Lets face it if you own a house that is appraised at $100K (in Kenton that is quite a feat) and you cant afford $10-$20 a month for such an obvious and discounted benefit. I just don't think I will ever get it. I feel like so many in Kenton are against a slight property tax increase, even thought they don't pay property taxes. BTW Shaun, fishing sometime. Get in touch. Go Cats.  (Oct 4, 2011 | post #9)

Kenton, OH

Stupid Adults

Ok here is the real post that first one was just to piss people off. I have been on the fence about what I am going to do with my son's schooling. (My life is progressing nicely thanks for asking.) I am at a point where I have to make a decision about somethings. I have been getting by for about 2 years now driving back and forth times or more a week from Columbus, in limbo. Half Kentonite half c-busian. My son is in first grade at espy and we both like the teachers and the quality of the education. He has made many friends and I have met quite a few good hard working people in the process. It has been a good experience.... but if the city will not pass a levy to get a new school while the state will pick up so much of the bill, then the debate is over before it gets started. ALL of the schools are shit. If you are dead set against property taxes, what are some other ideas for raising money? What about a local alcohal and cig tax? what about a city ordinance that all donation buckets at retail establishments have to go tot the schools. If not property taxes what can be done?  (Oct 4, 2011 | post #2)

Kenton, OH

Stupid Adults

Any adult that had the opportunity to go to school for free when they were young, and now will not contribute the pittance that the schools are asking for is a complete MORON. I assume that in the process of arguing with dimwits I will realize that, there is no hope for some and schools are just a waste of money. At least I will feel better about my hometown turning its back on its future. Com'n now luts argue bout ken-un school.  (Oct 4, 2011 | post #1)

Kenton, OH

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INCORRECT 4th degree misdemeanor is less than a 3rd degree misdemeanor, and a minor misdemeanor is the lowest charge that you can get. It does not show up on background checks because it includes speeding and parking tickets, as well as other minor stuff like failing to register your dog for tags. Just pointing out the facts.  (Jun 24, 2011 | post #18)

Kenton, OH

Kenton Little League

Look you are all fighting, but I think you all need to take a step back and chill. This is 6-9 year olds! Winning the championship is not everything on at that age! If you really want your kids to be good work together and for a traveling team where you compete against other communities. 2nd farm little league championship amounts to a Restaurant League Co-ed Softball runner-up ribbon.  (Jun 13, 2011 | post #20)

Kenton, OH

Kenton Little League

I was on the team you are talking about!  (Jun 13, 2011 | post #19)

Kenton, OH

Kenton Little League

I am not sure which level of Little League this thread is referring too, but I am going to assume 2nd farm (6-9 year olds). First off I want to say not every team/coach cheats. My son just finished his first little league season and I am proud to say that his team followed the rules to a T. They didn't win many games, but to see the improvement of those kids over such a short period of time was remarkable. I am very proud of all of those kids. I helped coach and had many conversations with the head coach and we both agreed that improving and learning and following the rules were the most important goals, winning came next. We had a great time. I wont call the other teams cheaters, but there are rules that are bent/ broken in 2nd farm. There are no umpires and many of the teams are quite competitive. We had many teams do things that were against the rules, most of the violations fairly minor. It is not the severity of the infractions that counts though, it is the spirit. At that age the coaches should be trying to ensure that all of the kids learn and follow the rules. What example are you setting when the rule is one base on an overthrow and you tell your kid to keep running until the other team objects. Same with lead offs, batting off of a Tee (my son batted off of a tee the first half cause he was 6, even though he hits a pitch better, rules are rules), and putting to many kids in the infield. Some people get upset about some "close calls", but you will have close plays at any level and it is very difficult some times to coach and make calls at the same time. Overall I thought that part of the games were pretty fair. The biggest change they need to make, at all levels is in the allocation of kids to teams. The team my son was on did not have a coach when they picked kids. This means his team got all the "leftovers " from the draft. Then other teams decided that they should just take the 8 year olds on my son's team and put them on a different team. There were three 8 year olds that were on my sons team last year that were on different teams this year, because there was no coach to say "hell NO". Why doesn't the league say "hell NO"?  (Jun 13, 2011 | post #9)

Kenton, OH

bullying in shool and out

correction should read: the only fight I have been in.  (Jun 7, 2011 | post #9)

Kenton, OH

bullying in shool and out

I am actually saying the opposite. I was naturally the type of kid that wouldn't fight back when I knew I would lose, but eventually I learned a little of dishing it out goes a long way against most bullies (not all), and sometimes when you are a 75 lb 7th grader that can't run very fast you get a little help from your friends. It was the best years of my life... at least good ones. To this day the only sober, actual fight (family and friends excluded) was standing up for a kid against a bully in 7th grade. I still think the only reason I did it was because the bully was Canadian.  (Jun 7, 2011 | post #8)

Kenton, OH

bullying in shool and out

Yeah join the club buddy. I don't know if it is really getting worse or if it is just one of those things the media has gotten attached to. I mean I have witnessed some pretty terrible things done to you and a lot of other kids, and had some pretty rough times myself. We both have the type of personality that brings it out of people a little bit though. We learned to get past it, adapt and survive. I truly believe that being bullied helped my gain many traits that I didn't come intuitively. I do feel bad for those kids who are truly just shy and feeble and get picked on, but once again those people have always been getting picked on, and turning into normal adults.  (Jun 7, 2011 | post #6)

Kenton, OH

Petition to have KHS principal fired..

NOPE, this is not true! In fact they repeatedly tell you before you graduate that until the actuall school year is over you are technically still a student and can be punished for your actions, some people still had exams to take when I graduated.  (Jun 7, 2011 | post #28)