DISGUSTED WITH OFFICIALS

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After all this conflict with what's going on inside Fiscal Court, I will agree that anyone is better than what we have now.  Yes, it's definitely time to find another Judge-Executive.  I am tired of all the hidden transactions that's going on "behind the scenes".  This is not only occurring in Fiscal Court, but in other businesses too.  It's time they get replaced for good. 

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  • Mr. Melton does not have a short memory. He knows exactly how he was elected, those two along with his retired admin spec.

  • I agree with you!!! . . .Seems our sheriff is playing KING. But we already have A KING, DN'T WE?

    DOES PAT MELTON TAKES HIS ADVICE FROM JULIAN CARROLL ?

    last election Ted Collins helped Pat Melton.  Short memory for Melton.

  • commonsense61  -  Nice try. YOU have a personal agenda (and so do I)

      The entire Fiscal Court problem started when Pat Melton started making an alliance with Wells and Perkins then Robinson jumped on the bandwagon.

    I am hoping to see someone run against Perkins.  I watched the meetings on cable 10 and I can't believe he  talked about how important an education is OVER and OVER but can't speak proper English.

  • jstivers@fewpb.net

    To  volunteer!

  • Thanks,  I am not soft spoken, and feel I can be competive. A lot of my coverage will have to come from from the work I and volunteers can do on the internet. jas

    I will need lots of volunteers.

  • Mr. Stivers, I think that you will add some lively debate in this election...which is a good thing.

  • You know, you obviously haven't been around here for very long...or you would know that what's going on inside Fiscal Court now is childsplay compared to when Judge Bob Arnold was at the helm.  Besides, what is wrong with a little conflict amongst the Judge and the Magistrates?  Sounds like good old garden variety democracy in action.

    In contrast, ol' Bob Arnold had the magistrates eating out of his hand and trusting him so much that when he told them that something was OK that they didn't even bother reading the proposals before voting for them...what could have possibly gone wrong with that?

    Now, I am not naive enough to believe you are simply wanting better government in your vindictive rant against "OFFICIALS" (read: Judge Ted Collins), so why don't you square the circle that you drew and tell us what your real agenda is.  You say "they" but you only talk about the Judge Executive...this is revealing.

  • Prper software design is significant , . . in that each would have a code that allows this electronic voting. As far as honesty .. . There is always caution or non belivers and best way to get to know a candidate is engage that candidate personaly..Seperate the real from perception by candidates.

    If we can write software that explores out space, then there should not be a problem. It's time for us to take a step into the new digital age and use this new digital age as a tool!

    Social media is not the place, this software woul be "stand alone" and shielded from hackers berst we can.  .

  • anonymous_1304,

    Those choices for voters is an interesting concept there is however a concern over honesty. How will you intend to utilize social media, and that in short is what you are promoting, and give guarantees that all who vote that way are legal registered voters? Is part of the responsibility of your campaign volunteers to verify accuracy of that voter? And how well you convince the governing officials to allow this type of voting when absentee voting is in place for those unable to come to their local voting stations and those who will not be able too even if able to vote in person but are to be out of town either for work, attending college, or even deployed for military service?

    There’s quite a bit of room for errors in using computer voting via the Internet and cell phone, and truly the only strong guarantee of honest voting is verification of the voter in a physical control atmosphere like the voting stations.

    The use of the social media is gaining popularity for campaigns and has proven to be a very useful tool, but one should take extreme caution when suggesting that we could vote this way until some form of verification and honesty is concrete. But this also brings curiosity in how something as simple as voting could be achieved using social media connections.

    This is a good idea though IMHO.

  • Thanks  C.  Yes, I may not win, but I am qualified.  If taxpayers like u band together and use the net I can win.  I assure you there would be plenty of sunshine.

    It just time to get the house in order so young people will take a part.

    We need to modify  the voting procedure enabling more taxpayers to vote.

    Maybe Franklin County would be among the first to do so?

    The next generation is vote by cell, land line or computer. That should increase voter participation by a minum of twenty percent, maybe more.

  • Thanks  C.  Yes, I may not win, but I am qualified.  If taxpayers like u band together and use the net I can win.  I assure you there would be plenty of sunshine.

    It just time to get the house in order so young people will take a part.

    We need to modify  the voting procedure enabling more taxpayers to vote.

    Maybe Franklin County would be among the first to do so?

    The next generation is vote by cell, land line or computer. That should increase voter participation by a minum of twenty percent, maybe more.

  • Based on the letters to editor that JAMES ANDERSON STIVERS has written and the opinions and common sense he has expressed consistently over the years, I will be voting for him in the May election for county judge/executive.  Even if you don't win, Mr. Stivers, know your opinions and citizen activism are greatly appreciated!  Thank you.

  • I meant to say Ted Collins!

     

  • Hopefully Mr. Wells will do a fine job as JE.  Anthing he does will be better than what's going on now with the Fiscal Court.  As for magistrates we need to keep them all except for the ones aligned with Ted Collin.!!

  • I agree with you that is the reason you will see my name on the ballot for Franklin County Judge Executive in the May Primary as a candidate for  Democrat Primary election to replace Ted Collins and anothe  career ppitician Huston Wells..

     

    I hope you will look for my officcial announcement in January;

    JIM ANDERSON STIVERS

    FRANKFORT , KY.

    FRANKFORT NATIVE.

  • I will agree that Fiscal court is broken but not the reason you stated. Anybody that has followed our local government over the years knows that Ted Collins hasn't done anything that past Judges hasn't. The problem is we allow magistrates to serve for life and most has gotten complacent to the point that they will drag an employee through the mud over their disagreement with the judge and his trying to control wasteful spending from the current sheriff. This so called hidden transaction was never hidden and happened two years ago and a few magistrates now want to make an issue of it because one wants to run against Ted. I'm not going to debate the facts cause our services & costs speaks for themselves. Enjoy the kool-aid....!