What’s on your mind?

Sometimes I can’t cover all of the topics worth covering around the county, so I figured it might be a good idea just to make an area where you can always come to leave a comment, even if there hasn’t been a story posted about it.

Good or bad, if you have something to say…maybe you had a good hamburger somewhere…maybe you have some thoughts on the local government…perhaps you hate how many commercials they show during American Idol…whatever it is…here is the place to vent.

So come on, Morgan County…let us hear what is on YOUR mind!

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  • Everett

    $4 a gallon gas bugs me…..according to NBC News, it costs approximately $50 for a barrel of oil to be pumped, packaged, transported, and refined…..due to greedy speculators, this same $50 barrel of oil now costs $138 per barrel!
    Congress today failed to pass a 25% tax on the oil companies and they also failed to strip away the $17,000,000,000 in tax breaks for these same starving corporations…..
    Worse still is the fact that I am counting on 535 elected officials to represent me and none of these yahoos has pumped or paid for a tank of gas in the last 10 years! Wake up, America…..vote all of them out!
    George Bush, when told in February that gas could reach $4 a galon by Memorial Day 2008, stated that he hadn’t been told that by anyone….and so are the days of our lives…

  • Ron O’Connor

    I think that our administration needs a complete overhaul and we don’t know what to do about it, These damn politicians do nothing but lie, Kinda the mushroom affect (kept in the dark and feed s**t) Between the price of gas and heating gas for my house, I’v became a whore to the petroleum Co.If we could get the Big oil Co. to stay at bay long enough, Maybe we could come up with a alternative fuel of some sort or maybe look to another country to do the research, (since we don’t do this kinda stuff here no more) maybe china, since that is were everything we work with is made.

  • mountain man

    Excuse me but would it not be better to bail out the compainies that are going broke than worrying about the darn banks that loaned their money stupidly.After all who keeps this country going , the working man or the banks.If no one is working who pays the taxes, buys the gas that keeps up our roads and bridges and pays the salaries for all the smart people we elected to take care of us.I don’t understand why they keep throwing money at a dead horse.Put the people back to work and the rest will take care of its self.When companies like GM ,Ford and Chry. are struggling who employee such a large work force would it not be better to give them the money to re-tool than a darn bank.Mc Cain said that Obama was not ready to lead,who the heck has he been courting the last four years.Call your Reps and Sen. and tell them we need jobs not a hand out.And please VOTE don’t let this keep going.We are where Germany was at one time .It’s time to stop.God Bless Us All!

  • mannie gee

    But the voters in working-class enclaves such as this still are a sought-after prize in presidential politics, and many are belatedly backing Democratic nominee Barack Obama.

    In the Democratic primaries, working-class whites consistently supported Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton. Later polls showed them overwhelmingly favoring Republican nominee John McCain.

    Now, driven by fears that their personal finances could further deteriorate, many see Obama as the better choice — their thinking in some cases driven more by concern about how McCain would handle the economy than any growing admiration for his rival.

  • mannie gee

    drug dealers are taking over the county and country, morgan county is losing all its money to drug dealers . who take it out of state. and put it away over seas, we need to stop thses dealers from . helping our children kill themselfs. get rid of th dealers and you got the problem over with. if you know a dealer or suspect one . call and tell the police here in morgan county. or call unite. state police.

  • Chandra Goodpaster

    Hello.
    Okay. So, a few things bother me about Morgan County. I’ve lived here my entire life and there is NOTHING to do. I read in the Licking Valley Courier that soon the county will begin construction on a $16 million Courthouse. Is it going to be made out of gold or what? Besides that fact that we don’t need a new courthouse, or a golden one, much better things could be done with that money. Have you ever driven up Bays Bend? It’s insane, the road is so small. It’s barely big enough to be a two-way street; why hasn’t it been widened for the safety of our citizens? The same thing goes for many roads in Morgan County. It would also be a wonderful idea to invest in the construction of a skating rink or bigger (better) movie theatre; perhaps a nice resturant. Here is what the youth of Morgan County have to choose from: Pool (only open in summer), skate park (I don’t know many skaters), Town Cinema (hardly have any good movies), McDonalds (hardly has good food), Arby’s (same as McDonalds), Long John Silvers (same as Arby’s), A&W (same as Long John’s), Giovanni’s (can’t afford to eat there every night), Patty’s Place (what?), the baseball field on Liberty Road (which is always locked up), and about 15 churches (not always open or interesting). So, what do they do instead? Beside drivng 30 miles to get somewhere to do something, teens pretty much just drive around in circles, park at the bank or car wash and talk. Not a great thing to do, really, with gas being so expensive and all. I think the political “leaders” of Morgan County should attempt to do something WORTHWHILE for the citizens of this small town for a change.

  • Chandra Goodpaster

    Concerning the Presidential Election…

    Barrack Obama seems like a great candidate. A nice guy; young, but idealistic. John McCain does not seems like a nice guy, but has much more political experience than Obama. Sure, Obama is black… and young. But, McCain is mean… and OLD. If McCain up and decides to just die one day, who will be the president then? Sarah Palin, who has virtually no political experience at all. She was the governor of Alaska, for God’s sake. Is Alaska even connected with the United States at all, other than the fact that it is a state? We would have a beauty queen for a president… yay! (not really.) I’m still convicned that Hilary Clinton should have won as the democratic nominee for presidency. I thought the United States was ready for a female president. But after the shock of McCain choosing Palin for vice-president, I’m not so convinced. This November will be the first time I’ve ever been eligible to vote, and I’m not so sure that I will… because I do not want either of these men in the White House.

  • Thank God, I’m not dhunley

    Chandra, you have a simple choice to make. If you think we are going in the right direction as a Country, then return to power those who have been in charge the last eight years.

    But you say Bush is not on the ballot, no he is not. But the person who voted with Bush 90% of the time is.

  • mannie gee

    heres the latest polls sunday.

    Latest Election Polls and Coverage Candidates
    McCain (R) 42.4%0.1% 175 Projected Electoral Votes
    Obama (D) 49.7%0.1% 333 Projected Electoral Votes
    Poll Averages
    42.4%0.1%
    49.7%0.1%
    Projected Electoral Votes (270 needed)
    » More:Full CoverageState-by-State PollsRegister To Vote

  • cb crusher

    I HATE CBers!!!!!! FILTHY TALKING SMUT MOUTH PERVIES!!EVERYONE I’VE HEARD ON THOSE TRASHY THINGS ARE PERVERTED ,FILTHY LANGUAGE,SEXUALY SUGGESTIVE,HOW CAN THE CITEZENS OF THIS COUNTY PUT UP WITH THEM?WHY NOT DRIVE HOME A MESSAGE TO THE SLEEZY SECRET FETISHERS THAT THEY’RE NOT WELCOME IN OUR COMMUNITY! I URGE ALL THE WOMEN OF THIS COUNTY TO TAKE THEM AWAY FROM YOUR HUSBANDS !THERE ARE TRASHY THINGS ON THERE THAT YOU WOULDN’T WANT NOR FEEL COMFORTABLE TO YOUR MAN LISTENING TO OR CONVERSING WITH.IF YOU DON’T BELIEVE ME,JUST LISTEN FOR YOURSSELF TRASHY SKANKS WHO WANT TO SHOW YOUR MAN A GOOD TIME-TREAT THEM RIGHT-OR WORSE,,I HAVE STARTED HERE @ HOME AND IF MINE EVER TRIES TO GET ANOTHER I’LL DIVORCE HIM! NO ONE (MALE OR FEMALE) SHOULD EVER HAVE TO BE EXPOSED TO SUCH FILTH!

  • CB Lover

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    “cb crusher November 17th, 2008 2:41 pm :

    I HATE CBers!!!!!! FILTHY TALKING SMUT MOUTH PERVIES!!EVERYONE I’VE HEARD ON THOSE TRASHY THINGS ARE PERVERTED ,FILTHY LANGUAGE,SEXUALY SUGGESTIVE,HOW CAN THE CITEZENS OF THIS COUNTY PUT UP WITH THEM?WHY NOT DRIVE HOME A MESSAGE TO THE SLEEZY SECRET FETISHERS THAT THEY’RE NOT WELCOME IN OUR COMMUNITY! I URGE ALL THE WOMEN OF THIS COUNTY TO TAKE THEM AWAY FROM YOUR HUSBANDS !THERE ARE TRASHY THINGS ON THERE THAT YOU WOULDN’T WANT NOR FEEL COMFORTABLE TO YOUR MAN LISTENING TO OR CONVERSING WITH.IF YOU DON’T BELIEVE ME,JUST LISTEN FOR YOURSSELF TRASHY SKANKS WHO WANT TO SHOW YOUR MAN A GOOD TIME-TREAT THEM RIGHT-OR WORSE,,I HAVE STARTED HERE @ HOME AND IF MINE EVER TRIES TO GET ANOTHER I’LL DIVORCE HIM! NO ONE (MALE OR FEMALE) SHOULD EVER HAVE TO BE EXPOSED TO SUCH FILTH!”

    I hate it when people thinks their better than anyone else,Type in caps,And are Homewrecker’s.

    It sounds as if this might of been some of the filth from the CB “lol”

    Also their better half must of been some the trash their talking about since it started @home.And it seems they must of spent a great deal of time listening theirself to come to this conclusion or they a old used up truck cleaner unable to turn tricks anymore and their spouse is a Ex-Truck Driver thats refuse’s to run you to the corner and you spend your time in the alley while he brings your clients to you from the nearest firestation.

    Qoute
    “TRIES TO GET ANOTHER I’LL DIVORCE HIM!”

    What’s a matter here to much competition on them?
    I hope your man doesn’t see this because he may end up being the one that divorce’s you because true Love doesn’t flip off and on like the cb’s does and if he done and got rid of his one for you and in turn you bad mouth like this it appears his love for you is stronger than yours because he has given up something he may have enjoyed already for you and still you rant on without caring for his feeling’s and happiness.

    I would give otheir’s some good marriage advice if your “Man or Woman” truely cares for you shouldn’t have to worry about this type problem because theirs alot of otheir neg’s in life than a “CrackerBox”,Like for instance housing,bills,work,worry for your children which to me and alot of otheir’s would be the 1st priority,
    To me I would say this relationship will be over soon because you can’t be bios and say you have a good marriage,A good marriage is met half way.And with this type of attitude it would be a ending.1st CrackBox “CB” 2nd Friends 3rd Clothes/Shoes 4thT.V. program 5thPhone…ect.
    Until you have nothing to rant about then what will you have left in your relationship but hate and jelousie and a unhappy spouse that has sacrificed everything to make you happy out of love and the only thing is gained is your control over him and they said”Slavery died out after the Civel War” maybe this should of started @Home.

  • admin

    well…i have to say…i never expected CB’s to be something that was bugging anyone…but there you go. 🙂

  • dhunley

    lol…you just never know.

  • Kat

    Let’s see where to start, there’s a lot that “bugs” me, yet one of the biggest bugs I’ve ever came across is when people make assumptions to where in reality they know nothing of the situation at hand. An example could be the post a few above this one involving the CB, are you serious we are involved in 2 separate wars, in the middle of an economic crisis and we have people venting about divorce and how it started at home over trash talk on a CB radio…who cares? Life is too short to worry about how others speak or choose to live their lives. I can see how the woman felt intimidated by the trash talk on the CB and her husband taking part in it does not necessarily mean he’s a cheater it just means he found humor and laughed. I have been married for 18 years and I live by the analogy that I am my husband’s lady in the streets and his whore between the sheets. My husband is very happy and I am not jealous, as to I have no reason to be I am comfortable within my marriage as well as myself. Instead of throwing rocks when someone vents about something bothering them perhaps you could simply ask “How can I help? I know I don’t know you, yet you are my sister/brother. Possibly we can get through this together”. Not hard at all. We are all the same, different lifestyles, different careers and different cultures, but we are still human beings with the ability to empathize, the ability to understand and offer a shoulder or a lending hand. We are no better than the next. The sooner we all realize that, the better we all will be.

  • Ron O’Connor

    I believe that old people should be warmer in the winter, Cooler in the summer,The beer should be alot stronger and I have no respect for politics and the law and I believe in the theory( lady in the streets and whore between the sheets) YEHaa

  • Kathy

    Kat wrote:
    “An example could be the post a few above this one involving the CB, are you serious we are involved in 2 separate wars, in the middle of an economic crisis and we have people venting about divorce and how it started at home over trash talk on a CB radio…who cares?”

    It’s comments like this that bug me. Obviously this person cares or they wouldn’t have felt the need to vent about it. Just because that is what they wanted to post doesn’t mean they worry of nothing else.
    Another thing that “bugs” me is when people will enter the exit door and exit the enter door at the WalMart in the city I live in. This doesn’t mean I’m not worried about the economy, it’s just something that bugs me.

  • just me

    chandra goodpaster… is that the same as chandra dickerson?

  • Rick Powers

    Being new to Morgan County I was surprised to see that One had to pay a fee to dispose of bags of trash. I would think that it would be better to recycle glass.plastic,paper, etc. The county could make more money by having customers sort stuff for recycling. Everybody wins,customers don’t have to pay to get rid of trash, and the county makes money on scrapmetal, glass, paper, etc. Gives people somewhere to take old ,washers,dryers,furniture.etc, instead of dumping the stuff along side the road or in the river.

  • Chandra Goodpaster

    No.. who is Chandra Dickerson??

  • http://www5.noinfo.info TechKnoman

    I am spam everywhere?

  • Guy Williams

    Same old Morgan coounty. So many of had to leave to survive. Then a lot of my hard earned
    retirement came back to the non productive elements. Where I live now they think the
    hills exist for moonshine, or now for drugs. .. A reason I never tell my current associates
    I was born there. ..

  • http://morganminute.com Sandy

    The one thing that bothers me is our small (not so much anymore) community needs some major adjusting I moved here thinking more safety than a larger city from crime, drugs, etc. Well NOT I might as well be in the big city now. JOBS most people that are working absolutely hate there jobs but stay in them because there is no place else to work. Our youth will leave because there is nothing for them here. Crime rate has gone up they just slap them on the hand and go, but I hear the new judge has been strict GO JUDGE, but what about the innocent that shouldn’t be in court to begin with just someone getting revenge about something. I just wish our county wouldn’t make up rules or change them as they go!! If you know someone that stays in trouble DON’T TRY TO HELP THEM they’ll drag you with them it’s sad. GOOD LUCK MORGAN WE’LL NEED IT LOOKS LIKE. Someone PLEASE build us some jobs. Good Day!!!!!!!!!

  • gross207

    gross207 big sell on eBay called the dime store sell going on right now what do you thank of it ? all items start for a nickel with a nickel shipping some items like ps2 and other items would cost you a lot more at walmart or even a small pawn shop and did you know that i live in lee city/ so if you can get to lee city a little past the stock yard with in 3 days after winning a item then i can also do local pick up so what are u waiting for look up gross207 dime store sell going on right now its the biggest spring sell on the internet don’t miss it best of all its in Kentucky so you know its good with over a 131 sells gross207 is a seller u can trust for good deals

  • Guy Williams

    l left Morgancounnty sixty three years ago to goto Dayton Ohio and saw Bill Bailey leave for
    Chicago when MOrgan offered so little. Now I see a blurb about a multi million dollar
    Court House. Bill was very successful ahd I live confortable.

    Musr be a lot of money there now.
    I am 80 now and looking for flood info. Still remember a few floods in the narrow valleys.

  • http://www.gigdig.com/~knucklehead/ Knucklehead

    Your classified ad page keeps showing “nothing found” when I click on a category.
    I even get this “nothing found” when I click on the link in the email from MorganMinute.com.

    Will pay cash for junk cars & trucks.
    Can also haul off your old appliances.

    I have a truck in Morgan County around the 1st of every month.
    Contact: knuckleheadrecycling@yahoo.com

  • mommy

    Gas is 3.69 in Winchester as of 4-18-2011. Why so high here… The gas Station where I got gas was suprised it was so much more expensive here…. Can you say price gouging…..

  • Jojo

    I just read your comment about Inter state subscriptions my son i beleive just got scammmed by them for  55.00 cash he felt good about his purchase helping someone less fortunate than him. he bought a subscription or signed up for three magazines pd 55.00 incash They have a good speech that says you or your parents can right off the rest on their taxes. Well my son felt like he was helping out someone who needed help. How do we stop this abuse and this scam??

  • Christine Smith

    To the people of Kentucky who were
    affected by the tornadoes:

    First of all, you are not victims;
    you are survivors.  You encountered
    one of the most ferocious, most merciless forces of nature, pulled yourselves
    from the rubble, lost and disoriented, and are now beginning to reassemble the
    pieces of your lives, both literally and figuratively.  Although it may seem a monumental task
    to accomplish, your homes, your businesses, your towns, your lives, will return to normal – a “new normal” –
    soon.

    For the first few weeks, you will
    function in a dreamlike state. 
    Everything you are doing will seem foreign to you.  Are these your own hands that are
    pulling off bits of pulverized wood and shards of glass that are stuck to the
    brightly-colored toys that your daughter happily played with days before?  Are these your own arms wrapped around
    boxes of things, your own things,
    that you are hastily removing from your home because you’ve suddenly been
    evicted?

    Thankfully, there will be friends and
    family members  and strangers who
    will appear, seemingly out of nowhere, to help you get through this.  Let them help you.  Their willingness to assist is their
    gift to you.  Accept it with
    grace.   You are witnessing
    the compassion of the human spirit.

    Focus on that.

    You may have lost your home, most of
    your possessions, your place of work, your church, your favorite
    restaurant.  While all of these are
    just material things, they have all been a part of your life, your
    identity.  You will feel lost as
    you pass by once-familiar places. 
    In fact, you might even drive past the turn for the street that your
    children’s school is on because all of the trees, all of the homes, all of the
    street signs that previously offered you clues to its whereabouts no longer
    exist.  Your mind will flash back
    to the images that your eyes once saw, mentally recreating images that you will
    never see again exactly how they were. 
    But, in the months ahead, trees will be planted, homes will be built,
    street signs will be replaced, and there will be a chance to begin anew.

    Focus on that.

    You may have experienced the death of
    a loved one.  You may be replaying
    the circumstances surrounding the loss in your head and wondering, “What
    if?”  What if he hadn’t decided to drive
    to the store right then?  What if
    she hadn’t been taking a nap and slept through the warnings?  What if you had just held on to them more
    tightly…

    Know that the situation was out of
    your hands.  Talk to your friends
    and family about your feelings and let them comfort you in your grief.  Understand that they are there to wrap
    their arms around you and carry you through this time, and that they will do
    all they can to help you remember and honor your loved one.

    Focus on that.

    You may find yourself warily looking
    at the calendar and realizing that at this time, on this day, just one week
    ago, your life changed forever. 
    Then the next week, you’ll realize that at this time, on this day, just
    two weeks ago, your life changed forever. 
    Know that a time will come when several weeks, even months, will pass
    and you will realize that you forgot to mark that dreaded anniversary.  There is freedom in letting go, and the
    passage of time will help heal the pain.

    Focus on that.

    You may find yourself feeling a sense
    of dread whenever you see the possibility of storms in the forecast, and you’ll
    probably be checking the forecast often. 
    Be grateful that your experience has heightened your awareness of, and
    respect for, the weather.  You will
    now be able to better formulate a weather emergency action plan for your family
    and, hopefully, feel prepared for whatever storms may come your way.

    Focus on that.

    You may be feeling overwhelmed by the
    amount of paperwork that occupies your daily life now.  You may find yourself in a line at the
    post office, staring at the form for forwarding mail, paralyzed by the notion
    that you don’t know if this move is temporary or permanent (which is defined as
    more than six months, according to the form).

    Your insurance company may be requesting
    that you list all of your house contents that were damaged.  You feel like this is some sick
    joke.  How could you possibly know
    all of the items in your house? 
    You begin to chastise yourself for not videotaping the contents in all
    of the rooms in your house once a year.

    Give yourself a break and realize
    that there is no formal training for this.  This is a learn-as-you-go process.  After you’ve been through it, you will become somewhat of an
    expert at post-catastrophe procedures. 
    What a unique skill set to have.

    Focus on that.

    You may be branded one of the “lucky
    ones,” whose home was damaged, but considered repairable.  You may visit your home as its being
    repaired and search for a sense of connection to it, as it’s barely
    recognizable with its exposed concrete floors and see-through studded walls
    that fail to offer any familiarity.

    After several months, you may move
    back into your “new old” home, and the joy of being back in your own home is overshadowed
    by the feeling of profound loneliness you experience when you realize that your
    once close-knit neighborhood is occupied by only one family – yours. 

    The squeals of children playing
    outside are noticeably absent.  At
    night, the darkness is so pervasive, you feel like you are living in the middle
    of the countryside, even though you are in the middle of a city.  You realize that the only lights on
    your street are the ones coming from your own home.   You question whether things would almost be better had
    your home been totally destroyed so that you move elsewhere, somewhere
    inhabited.

    You think about the randomness of it
    all.  Why is my house standing when
    the house across the street is a total loss?  True, those people whose homes were destroyed beyond repair will
    stand by and watch painfully while man-made equipment razes the remainder of
    their homes.  But, then they will
    move into new homes.  In unaffected
    neighborhoods.  Neighborhoods, perhaps,
    with trees. Neighborhoods with children frolicking in lush green yards.

    You may begin to feel jealous of
    these people when you move back into your “new old” home, unpacking your boxes
    and finding bits of glass or insulation in items that you thought had been
    untouched.  Or when you stand in
    your house at sunset and are blinded by the sunlight simultaneously entering
    windows from both the west and the
    east because there are no trees to stop it from reflecting off of the newly
    constructed homes across the valley. 
    Or when you can’t let your children play out in the yard because the
    earth is still churning up chunks of roof shingles, nails, glass, and other
    debris, even though months have passed and several inches of new dirt have been
    brought in.  Or when your toddler
    darts away from you and runs over to the next yard, and your heart squeezes in
    fear because you believe her little legs might possibly reach the precipice of
    the open foundation of your former neighbor’s demolished home before you can catch
    her.

    You may flinch when you overhear
    people talking about how they purposely take different routes through town
    because it is too painful for them to see the tornado damage zone, knowing that,
    each morning when you open your curtains, that is exactly what you see.  That is what you are forced to
    confront.

    Allow yourself to feel these
    emotions, as raw and ugly as they are. But, do not let them consume you. With
    the passage of time, they, too, will go away.  Let them.

    When you do, you will begin to
    appreciate and celebrate little things, such as finally seeing another house light
    in the sea of darkness across the valley – a connection to another soul.   Or realizing that the old stone
    house with the ragged tarps on its roof was finally knocked down; another painful
    visual reminder erased.  Or feeling
    immense gratitude when you spot neon-vest-clad government workers moving like
    an army of ants to clean up a sidewalk – a sidewalk that your family used to
    take walks on before the tornado, but which had been impassible for months
    because of debris.  Yes, you will
    begin to appreciate the simple things.

    Focus on that.

    While surviving a tornado is a
    traumatic and life-altering event, there is comfort in knowing that you aren’t
    alone.  Many people in your town
    experienced the same thing that you did, and all of the people in your town are
    forever affected by it.

    My heart swells with pride when I
    think of how the people of Joplin handled their fate with grace, dignity, and
    compassion.  We are grateful to all
    of the volunteers who came to help. 
    As a community, we have come together to rebuild our city.  We are honored to have the chance to
    collaborate with our leaders to make our city the best it can be.  If the tornado had never happened, I
    don’t think our community would be this united, or this hopeful.  I hope the people of your town will
    have the same experience.

    Hope.

    Focus on that.

     

    Sincerely,

     

    Christine Smith

    Survivor, Joplin EF-5 Tornado

     

    P.S.  Please feel
    free to contact me if you have any questions or comments, one survivor to
    another.  My email address is:  c.sempetrean@gmail.com

     

     

     

     

  • :)

    ms. smith – you managed to capture everything i think we’re all feeling. thank you.