bluecc300 AHOPKINS COUNTY, KY (7/6/13) – Here we go again with “loan options for sports complex.”
 
When is the spending going to stop? We have three black holes and the Sports Complex is one of them. Now, the Fiscal Court committee is exploring a $3 million dollar loan!
 
We, the people of Hopkins County, elect the magistrates. The only thing I see is Hopkins County is going into the red!
 
The coal severance tax is coming to the top again. We have given the library a half a million dollars in coal severance tax funds over the years to work on the third floor of the library. What do we have to show for it? Nothing! We have two buildings that have been sold for $1.00 each.
 
One of these days the coal severance tax fund is going to not be there. Then what will Hopkins County do?
 
Mortgage rates are still climbing. The fiscal Court Committee is seeking bids for a $3 million dollar loan. Now the county jail bond is going to be retired in 2020. That will let go of $894,000.00. That is only seven years from now. Seven is a lucky number, but not so much in this case. On top of all this, officials have estimated that it would take an addition six million dollars to fully develop the black hole…I mean, the Sports Complex.
 
It sounds like the citizens of Hopkins County have elected magistrates that like to spend our money. It doesn’t matter what for, but they just like to spend, spend and spend. Then, when the bottom falls out, then who has to save the Fiscal Court? The tax payers do! We will have higher taxes and nothing to show for it aside from debt.
 
Let me ask the people of Hopkins County a question. When is the spending going to stop? Are we going to wake up one morning and be broke? I pay city and county taxes. Why does all this money have to be dumped into a black hole?
 
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.

e-max.it: your social media marketing partner

LIKE SurfKY on Facebook - Click here to LIKE us now.

© Copyright 2015 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 This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission.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 on social media.

Posted on 2/2/14
3/13 - 16
3/13 - 16

Most Read This Week

August 24, 2015 10294

Teen Reports Slasher Attempted to Attack Him on…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
August 24, 2015 5717

Alleged Burglar Calls 911 to Report Fire

by SurfKY News
August 22, 2015 4843

Hopkins County Grand Jury Indictments

by SurfKY News
August 24, 2015 4788

UPDATE: Four Dead, Two Survive Boating Accident

by SurfKY News
August 24, 2015 3722

MPD Coducting Sobriety Checkpoints

by SurfKY News

Most Read This Month

August 06, 2015 14132

Muhlenberg Woman Reportedly Suffers Violent…

by SurfKY News
August 24, 2015 10294

Teen Reports Slasher Attempted to Attack Him on…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News

Stories Trending Now

August 27, 2015 2433

All is Well after MNHHS Lockdown

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
August 26, 2015 2020

Man Charged with Theft, Meth, Marijuana Growing

by SurfKY News
August 26, 2015 1267

Crime Stoppers Top Most Wanted - August 26, 2015

by SurfKY News
August 27, 2015 1159

Kentucky Career Center Blood Drive Aug. 31

by SurfKY News
August 26, 2015 1084

Hanson Agrees to Take Compensating Rate on Tax…

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
August 26, 2015 1083

KSP Seeking Information to Assist 'Slasher'…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
August 26, 2015 994

Madisonville Police Arrest Reports Released -…

by SurfKY News
August 26, 2015 891

Legislators Preview Election 2015

by KET
August 26, 2015 652

Two Chicago Men Indicted for Multi-State Cargo…

by SurfKY News
August 26, 2015 645

UPDATE - Missing Juvenile Found

by SurfKY News