Friday, March 10, 2006

A place to call home

In a recent post....

MOSM said...

Instead of being a place to work, perhaps Todd County should market itself as "a place to call 'home'". Let Hopkinsville and Clarkvsille become the metro areas and Todd County be the suburb of choice.

That makes me wonder...

We are all looking for ways to help "save" Todd County from itself, would an influx of people that work somewhere else be so bad? The property taxes garnered alone could go a long way to helping the county provide better basic services.

3 Comments:

Blogger farmhandy said...

Why would we even think that Todd County would be the suburb of choice, we have nowhere to eat, nowhere to shop for clothing or furniture, no hotels or amusement (adult or children), and an over priced grocery store. Why would you choose nothing? We need aggressive officials that are not affraid of change and will not be a part of the good old boy network. That will make change happen for Todd County. Not only so that we can be a bedroom community but also have industry and spark interest in the growth and development of the county. It is OUR fault this county is in the shape it is in, yours and mine not Kent Knight, John Walton, the magistrates, it is our fault for allowing this county to dry up, because Todd Countians would rather moan, groan and compain instead of work together to get anything done. So blame yourself, that is what I do.

8:29 AM, March 11, 2006  
Blogger ElktonGirl said...

seems to me if we have no jobs here the only revenue will be property taxes and if they keep going up to support the whole economy of the local govt. then no one will be able to afford to live here. With gas prices being what they are lately can you really afford to drive half an hour or more to work each way? The county has to come up with something to generate revenue and be self sufficient without having to seek grants to avoid going broke. With things as they are why would younger people want to return to Todd county after they gain their education?

2:58 PM, April 29, 2006  
Blogger MOSM said...

Perhaps you are not familiar with Mt Juliet or LaVergne TN. These were once small communities with limited resources. As people worked in Nashville and went "home" to these areas, businesses followed the crowd. LaVergne boasts one of the largest subdivisions in TN. . .Lake Forest and Mt Juliet recently saw the boom with Providence Place shopping and community. It can be done, but it will take developers. Question is will those developers be local or outsiders?

9:28 PM, January 17, 2008  

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