Friday, February 16, 2007

Money woes

In the very near future you will be hearing a whole lot about the budget woes of the county government. Does anybody have a constructive idea on how to better fund the county?

Hint: Raising taxes would only help so much and wouldn't kick in until 2008.

6 Comments:

Blogger punky said...

Todd County should have been voted "wet" a long time ago so our liquor taxes could be kept and spent here. Also, perhaps someone could write a grant proposal so we could receive grant funding.
Wasn't Governor Ernie Fletcher in Hopkinsville a short time ago asking how the state should spend its 180 million or so surplus money? Why couldn't we beg or borrow some of that money to help pay for the jail or other needed expenses?

9:57 AM, February 19, 2007  
Blogger Cookie said...

I'm with Punky on the liquor tax. I mean, why not?

For as long as I can ever remember there have been places where anyone/any age could obtain liquor within the boundaries of our county. We have lost taxes all these years to some surrounding counties and to Tennessee.

I don't have any other suggestions except to say that I begged my magistrate years ago to be pro-active and look to the future. He and the rest of the fiscal court didn't and the last ten years have been a worse financial struggle for the county.

Begging? Why not?

7:24 AM, February 22, 2007  
Blogger punky said...

I know this is off the topic, but why is Ben Drummond back in a classroom? If the girl was under 18 when he had sex with her, then she was a minor child, which makes him a PEDOPHILE. His sorry behavior may be O.K. with Bruce Gray, the Mormon Church, and the state of Ky., but it is still a SIN in my Bible. How many more children will he "teach" and "coach" before we wake up and DO SOMETHING?

10:01 AM, March 19, 2007  
Blogger youngblood said...

What we are seeing now is the effect of Cecil Mallory and his court of puppets (one of which is still performing). Instead of making fiscally responsable decisions, which sometimes would have ment increasing taxes, they would stick their heads up their OH, exuse me, in the sand and hope the problem would "go away". For almost 25 years we had basically the same group of 6-7 men who catered to a small select group of large land owners and disregarded the rest of the county. Its the price we pay for electing "good ole boys" instead of fiscally responsable business minded people.

11:18 AM, March 24, 2007  
Blogger ann said...

Liquor taxes should have been implemented long ago. Why should other counties benefit from our vices?
Other items:::::::
Comment on the high number of peer deaths that the current high school students have had to deal with. How is it affecting the emotional health of our young people. Does the effects of this tragedy have any bearing on the drop out rate?::::::::::::::
What about the public's perspective of Todd County? Do we always have to have scandal and graft among our leaders? Where are we failing?

4:27 AM, June 01, 2007  
Blogger just sayin said...

I'm going to bump this topic. Until young, open minded, educated citizens run for office in Todd County we are going to remain a poor County. We need to elect magistrates that bring ideas to the table, not just sit there collecting a paycheck to vote on problems that are brought before them.

I hear young adults in Todd County complaining all the time that we don't have anything and never will. Well, quit complaining and be a part of the solution.

12:27 PM, March 15, 2008  

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