Thursday, February 09, 2006

Who's out front?

So who do you think is the frontrunner in the May Primaries? It would be a tough call on some, but with offices like Judge, Sheriff and court clerk... it could go down to the wire. So, who out there is politically savy to give some predictions?


Blogger TrentonBoy said...

This is going to be one of the most important elections in the history of Todd County. We have barely survived the mess that the previous court has made with its 20 something years of doing nothing to and just somehow seemed to stay afloat. If one lesson has come from the past its that we need to quit electing "GOOD OLE BOYS". Just because someone is popular and a nice quy doesn't mean he/she is qualified for a job.

Scott Marshall: Proven Leader!!! Just drive through Guthrie and see what he's done there. If he can do HALF for the county what he's done for Guthrie he'll put us 20 years ahead. Check out his web site at

8:47 PM, February 10, 2006  
Blogger Hackenthorpe said...

OK, lets look at the candidates objectively:

Kent Knight is a decent fellow whose election was a fluke. He is in over his head, and most everybody in the county knows it.

Johnny Groves is a member of the old guard who have lacked a plan for the County for the past 20 years.

Arthur Green is a good man, but too abrasive to serve the county well as its chief executive.

Lori Carver is a good woman who lacks any experience as an elected official. We have one of those now, and it didn't work out.

Scott Marshall is an effective leader who has done great things for Guthrie, and has worked for several years behind the scenes for the benefit of the county as a whole. He is well respected in the County, in the region and in Frankfort. He is the clear choice for the next Todd County Judge Executive

3:50 PM, February 16, 2006  
Blogger farmhandy said...

I read the Todd County Standard weekly and am never surprised at what I read a news. The dog and pony show that seems to continue in Todd County is depressing. There is no wonder the county is in the shape it is in. I read several weeks ago what was in the paper in reference to the Clerks Office in Todd County. I am a bit amazed that a candidate for office would come out of the "gate" swinging like Shemwell did. I also read what Todd County Funeral Home owner Hessey was reported addressing at the fiscal court meeting many months back. I sort of thought that was a bit far fetched for Shemwell to do until I investigated myself and learned that Hessey was approached by people in the public to address the issue. And I noticed the next week that some Lois Powell on Davis Mill Road responded to the alligations in the paper by writing to the Editor. And I then learned that her good Louise Layne's husband from Goodletsville, Tennessee responded as well to the paper maybe to the New Era. (I should say a bit under handed and sneaky) At any rate I am amazed that none of the fine "Chrisitan" people from Elkton or Goodletsville have responded to the smashing that Shemwell did to Billy Fowler and his staff. I don't know Hessey very well but I do know Billy Folwer and I know that Billy does a fine job as Clerk and his staff is always willing to help and do not seem to be put out by doing their job. I also learned that Shemwell sold the funeral home to a company in Texas. I wonder if he will try to privatize the Clerks office? I also noticed in the article that Shemwell claims to be a deacon of 25 years at the Elkton Baptist Church, that is great but isn't there some sort of morality that goes along with such a position in a church? Slamming Fowler is not very deacon like to me. A scriture comes to mind " beware of false proffits for they come to you in sheeps clothing but inwardly they are raving wolves" We need to have men that care about the community and seeing it grow in office because Elkton is almost a has been town. IT IS TIME FOR ALL OF US TO WAKE UP IN TODD COUNTY...

4:22 PM, March 03, 2006  
Blogger interestedin06 said...

I'm actually quite enthralled with this blog spot, having grown up in Todd County and knowing just about everyone who is running for an elected office.

I have a couple of issues with some of the things that people feel the need to post on this site. First of all I would like to address the statement "Arthur Green is a good man, but to abrasive to serve the county well as its chief executive." I'm not sure if this person has met Arthur Green, but I've known him pretty much all my life and "abrasive" is definately not a word I would use to explain his character. Knowledgeable, trustworthy, experienced, dedicated, caring and extremely honest are words that come to mind when I think of Mr. Green. He is not only a man that has dedicated his life to helping young people realize thier dreams, but he has also dedicated his life to God and the people of this community. Our entire community should be ever so grateful that a man such as Arthur Green would be willing to devote the next four years of his life to helping make Todd County a better place.

10:27 AM, March 14, 2006  
Blogger ElktonGirl said...

I have to say that as a person I like Billy Fowler, but the office is inefficient and out of date. His employees make jokes about how little time he spends in the office and that if you need to see him that you might check his son's junk yard since that is where he is most of the time.

You don't need to expect the office girls to stay a second past closing time if you have your info. being faxed to them either. They will tell you it is closing time to come back the next day and never blink an eye.

I think Jimmy is a businessman and a good one. By becoming part of a larger company they can lower expenses vs. running a small business independently. I think he was looking ahead to the future when he made the move to sell the funeral home. I don't think anyone has noticed a change in how things are done- The Shemwells are still who they are and Mr. Pearson is still the same person, so I don't see why who owns the funeral home is an issue. Do you shop at Food Giant because it is locally owned, or do you shop at Save-a-lot because you can actually afford to shop there?

I think Mr. Hessey put his foot in his mouth when he criticized Mr. Shemwell for running the funeral home and holding the office of coroner. I am guessing that he hopes everyone forgot about that. I would vote for him because I feel he is the most qualified, but I don't want him to feel that it is a "conflict of interest", so with the pot calling the kettle black I'll be voting for Mr. Barnett.

11:34 AM, April 29, 2006  

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