Pick Your Community: | Hopkins | Muhlenberg | Daviess | Christian | Fayette | Henderson | Lakes | McCracken | Warren | Webster
Davis Motor Sales banner ad

Blue Collar Comments – Questioning the City/County

bluecc300 BHOPKINS COUNTY, KY (9/10/13) – My name is Scott Rogers and I have a question for the citizens of Hopkins County. We have two bodies of government in our area. We have the City Council and the Fiscal Court. You can go before these two bodies of government and ask questions.
 
The questions that I have asked are regarding spending, with nothing to show for it. I’m referring to the Sports Complex, the Tech Center and the Hopkins County Library. The answers I have gotten back are nothing.
 
I went before the Fiscal Court on September 3. I had an Open Records Request from the Division of Abandoned Mine Lands about the Hopkins County Career and Tech Center. They are sending me a 41 page report of the Tech Center.
 
I went before the city and Fiscal Court, as well as the Board of Education, and talked about the spending in Hopkins County. The answer I got was, “There is no problem.”
 
I went before the Fiscal Court telling of the report and as I was giving my information, Mr. Wilson, one of the members of the Fiscal Court, leaned back in his chair and told the Judge that we needed to end this. So, the Judge told me that my time was over.
 
My question regarding spending has fallen on deaf ears. I was told by the judge that this is not their problem. Then whose problem is it?
 
There was a lady asking the same question in the Sunday paper on September first. She said that it was time to abandon the Sports Complex project. I feel the same way.
 
Just like the Tech Center, at the tune of six million dollars, they are walking away. There is a member of the Board of Education that told me that the Tech Center will be sold and we will get that money back. How can you sell something that is falling in and on unstable ground? Nobody in their right mind is going to buy a pig in a poke!
 
The Sports Complex is in a swamp. The ground has been mined above and below, and it is also wet lands. The library has buildings downtown that has been sold for $1.00 each. The Library is at the mall in a large room, and they get $400,000.00 from the city and the county each year. Now they have the Save-A-Lot building that has been empty for the last 8 months and there is still nothing being done, as the library has a $98,000.00 bill that they have to pay. The Board has spent $6 million dollars on the Tech Center, and they are walking away!
 
When you go before the city and the county, they tell you it is not their problem. Then you have a member of the Fiscal Court telling the judge, “Let’s wrap this up.” I ask the citizens of our county, let you and I wrap this up! We keep spending and spending!
 
So, in closing, whose problem is this? If it’s not their problem, I guess it is our problem.
 
Remember, election time is just around the corner!
 
I rest my case!
 
Scott Rogers
Blue Collar Comments
 

Disclaimer: The content supplied by columnists and letters to the Editor on this site does not in any way, shape or form, implied or otherwise, necessarily express or suggest endorsement or support of any of such content, statement, or opinions therein. SurfKY News does not necessarily adhere to or endorse content provided by outside non-staff sources.

© Copyright 2014 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story by using one of the social media links below.

In Other News...

2013-2014 Hopkins County Adult Education Graduates Announced

HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (7/21/14) — 'Never doubt yourself' was the message heard by the 2013-2014 graduates participating… Read More

Lane Restriction on Kentucky 453 Canal Bridge South of Grand Rivers

LYON COUNTY, Ky. (7/20/14) — A contractor for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has restricted traffic to one lane on… Read More

Most Read This Week (Site-Wide)

July 17, 2014 5580

Madisonville Woman Arrested for Drugs,…

in Top Stories by Madisonville Police Department
July 18, 2014 2735

Madisonville Man Arrested for Meth in…

in Top Stories by Sheriff Curtis McGehee
July 17, 2014 2637

Beechmont Man Charged for Assaulting…

in Top Stories by Sheriff Curtis McGehee
July 17, 2014 2481

Madisonville Staples Locking Doors for…

in Top Stories by Amber Averitt, SurfKY News
July 17, 2014 2443

One Hospitalized after Three-Vehicle…

in Top Stories by Madisonville Police Department

Most Read Stories from Hopkins County

July 17, 2014 5580

Madisonville Woman Arrested for Drugs,…

in Top Stories by Madisonville Police Department
July 18, 2014 2735

Madisonville Man Arrested for Meth in…

in Top Stories by Sheriff Curtis McGehee
July 17, 2014 2481

Madisonville Staples Locking Doors for…

in Top Stories by Amber Averitt, SurfKY News
July 17, 2014 2443

One Hospitalized after Three-Vehicle…

in Top Stories by Madisonville Police Department
July 19, 2014 913

Local Hip-Hop Artist, Marack, Talks About…

in Top Stories by Amber Averitt, SurfKY News

Most Read Stories from Owensboro

July 17, 2014 1511

Portion of Daviess Street Closed Monday,…

in News by Sherry Girten
July 17, 2014 1491

Camp Superpower Students to Show Off…

in News by Beth Blandford
July 18, 2014 1376

Owensboro Police Department Reports…

in News by Dennis Beard, SurfKY News
July 17, 2014 520

Owensboro Police Department Reports…

in Top Stories by Dennis Beard, SurfKY News
July 18, 2014 383

Owensboro Begins Year-Long, Long Range…

in Top Stories by Dennis Beard, SurfKY News

Most Read Stories from Muhlenberg County

July 17, 2014 2637

Beechmont Man Charged for Assaulting…

in Top Stories by Sheriff Curtis McGehee
July 17, 2014 1960

Muhlenberg Woman Injured in Motorcycle…

in Top Stories by Trooper S. C. Recke
July 17, 2014 1847

Muhlenberg Prayer Vigil Held at County…

in Top Stories by Charles W. Riley II, SurfKY News
July 18, 2014 1600

K9 Unit Helps Find Meth in Muhlenberg…

in Top Stories by Sheriff Curtis McGehee
July 18, 2014 1502

Man Injured in Depoy Accident

in Top Stories by Trooper Stu Recke

SurfKY News Group, Inc. Central Office & Printing Division
1125 Nebo Rd.  •  Madisonville, KY 42431  •  270.452.2249 (fax)
Main Number: 270.452.2727 (phone)  •  Printing Division Direct Line: 270.821.8600 (phone)

SurfKY Owensboro News Bureau
920 Frederica St. / Suite 210  •  Owensboro, KY 42301  •  270.683-8060 (phone)


Contact a member of our staff: www.surfky.com/contact
Copyright © 2014 SurfKY News Group, Inc.  •  Terms of Use  •  Site Map

social 06social 21social 22social 04social 03