Owsley Co, Citizens For Fiscal Court Oversight


Updated 2/24/2011

We belive Mr. DeBord & the Magistrate need to move and sell the rock. The County need's to get out from under the rock.

Citizens of Owsley Co. Call your Magistrate and the County Judge and tell them how you feel about the rock.

 Booneville Sentinel

Sept 3, 2008

Group Meets to Discuss Regional ATV Trail System

First Trail Head Set To Open In Breathitt County

County Judge/Executives and magistrates from five countys as well as businessmen and U.S. Forestry Service officials gathered at the County Administration Building Thursday to discuss a planned regional ATV trail which would extend throug parts of Clay, Leslie, Owsley. Perry and Breathitt counties.

One problem the project may encounter is the forestry service,s possible opposition to new trails that branch off onto government land.

U.S. Forestry,s John McKinney, ( They had his name wrong. It is Kinney) head ranger for the Red Bird Ranger District, said some issues must be addressed and worked out before, such trails could be used, if at all.

"The forest service will request written request from each county involved outlining what is needed and what affects such a system would have on forest land," McKinney said. " There is no guarantee right now on any new Trails." McKinney pointed out recent work done to the forest servic,s popular Red Crest Trail, and said forestry officials wonder what impact a new trail system would have on it.

"The forestry services is in the process of doing $300,000 worth of improvements to the Red Crest Trail, and with a new trail being established, it could cause the use of the Red Crest Trail to to decline despite all the monies being spent on it," McKinney continued.

Another question posed by McKinney is who would perform the needed maintenance and up keep of the new trail system if established.

" The U.S Forestry Service is not taking on any new trails at this time, McKinney said

Other problems noted by McKinney included some countys' claims to roads they have not maintained or constructed as county roads.

" It just doesn't look good," McKinney added.

However, McKinney said he was willing to do whatever he could to help with the project as long as it fell within the boundaries of the law.

Did we wake up yet and smell the roses. I can't belive five County Judge Executives from Clay, Leslie, Owsley, Perry and Breathitt counties, have put TAX payers money into this ATV Boondoggle without FIRST checking with the U.S. Forestry Service. Mr. Turner this is a dead horse. Time to cut the tax payers losses. Now can we hire a second deputy sheriff???

Riding A Dead Horse

Old tribal wisdom says that when you discover you are riding a dead horse, the best strategy is to dismount. Businesses, however, often try other strategies. These include...

1. Buying a stronger whip.
2. Changing riders.
3. Saying things like "This is the way we always have ridden this horse"
4. Appointing a committee to study the horse.
5. Arranging to visit other sites to see how they ride dead horses.
6. Increasing the standards to ride dead horses.
7. Appointing a tiger team to revive the dead horse.
8. Creating a training session to increase our riding ability.
9. Comparing the state of dead horses in today's environment.
10. Change the requirements declaring that "This horse is not dead".
11. Hire contractors to ride the dead horse.
12. Harnessing several dead horses together for increased speed.
13. Declaring that "No horse is too dead to beat."
14. Providing additional funding to increase the horse's performance.
15. Do a CA Study to see if contractors can ride it cheaper.
16. Purchase a product to make dead horses run faster.
17. Declare the horse is now "better, faster and cheaper."
18. Form a quality circle to find uses for dead horses.
19. Revisit the performance requirements for horses.
20. Say this horse was procured with cost as an independent variable.
21. Promote the dead horse to a supervisory position.

Tell the Forest Service what you think. I did.

September 27, 2008

To: Ms. Jerome E. Perez
USDA Forest Service
Daniel Boone National Forest
1700 Bypass Road
Winchester, KY 40391

From: Daniel M. Molloy
RR-2 Box 59-E
Booneville KY 41314

Subj : Planned Regional ATV Trail In U.S. Forestry System, Redbird Ranger District.

Ref: A. Booneville Sentinel, Sept 3, 2008, Group Meets to Discuss Regional ATV Trail System. 

  B. http://www.fs.fed.us/safety/
  a. Safe Visits on National Forests and Grasslands.
  b. Around Wildlife
  c. Outdoor and Recreation Safety
  d. Visitor Safety

Dear Mr. Perez.

  This atempet to put forth a Privet Commercial Enterprise into the National Forests System is nuthing less then obseard and has no place in the system. Simply put. Just tell them NO.

 Daniel M. Molloy

Jerome E. Perez
Phone 859-745-3101
Fax 859-737-3867
Title Forest Supervisor
Staff Daniel Boone National Forest
Office Region 8, Daniel Boone National Forest, Supervisor's Office
John H. Kinney
Phone 606-598-2192 ext 101
Title District Ranger
Staff Redbird Ranger District
Office Region 8, Daniel Boone National Forest, Redbird Ranger District