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Friday, July 25, 2014

The MAC Asphalt Lawsuit

   As much as I would like to see Pat Barrow and her fellow homeowners win their lawsuit against MAC Asphalt I have serious doubts about their chances. The lawsuit pertains to the zoning or non zoning that allows MAC to operate their asphalt business in primarily residential area. Led by the determined Pat Barrow these residents have been fighting for years  the pollution emitted by MAC and the adverse effect on the mostly elderly community in that area off Hamburg Pike.

While it should be a no brainer that an industrial polluting sight shouldn't be allowed among residential property...this is Jeffersonville....and  Mac was able to set up operations without the required variance on the zoning.

The problem facing Ms. Barrow and her fellow homeowners is they are faced with  fighting both MAC Asphalt and the city of Jeffersonville. The City afraid to do what is right for fear that they will be hit with a lawsuit by MAC . The old saying you can't sue city hall comes to mind here and when you take in the fact of money, small town politics, and a judge (Jacobi)  that has already ruled against the homeowners in an earlier lawsuit you have what looks like a very small chance of a victory for Ms. Barrow and company.

 The BatBlog wishes them well and good luck in their court case because their plight is deserving of victory ...but remember the "right thing' is seldom done around here....

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Point / Counterpoint ....The Reasons We Need Jeremy Mull for Prosecutor

Vote Mull for Prosecutor

My friend and fellow blogger Goliath has posted and predicted victory for Bob Bottorff for Clark Co. Prosecutor  GAW News  in this November's election. No disrespect intended Big G. but you predicted "Toxic" John Perkins would win the Democratic Commissioners race in the primary (tee, hee). I'm sure Mr Bottoroff is a fine man and thought he made an excellent Dem. party chairman but....I'm going to make the case that current Deputy Prosecutor Jeremy Mull is the man for the job....

   It all comes down to experience, experience, experience....Mr. Mull as Deputy prosecutor for the last several years under Steve Stewart has gained a ton of experience prosecuting a wide variety of cases with success and little or no controversy, and has done an outstanding job. The BatBlog believes that it is very telling that in a very political job and position that Stewart a Dem. would choose Mull a Rep. as his Deputy Prosecutor and main man in the prosecutor's office. Politics which usually takes center stage in this type of appointment has been set a side and Mull the best man for the job has been in place...We need to reward people who have done a good job around here...something that isn't always the case in Clark Co (case in point Dan Moore)....Mr. Mull has done a good job and should be rewarded with his own term as prosecutor.

 The only controversy the BatBlog has seen in the prosecutor's office is a reluctance to go after other political figures and county employees which I have pointed out before... examples: Chuck Adams, Drug court and sheriff's employees.but as Dep. prosecutor  this isn't Mull's determination, pretty sure the final call is made by Stewart....

I would encourage everyone to check out Mr. Mull's website (linked below) it is an impressive display of his credentials, experience and history. He not only has experience here locally, he has national and international experience advising Afghan and Sudanese prosecutors as a United States State Dept. adviser and coordinator...

Check it Out... Mull for Prosecutor

 Mr. Mull has an impressive resume' , credentials and experience...Vote for him this fall....he's the best man for the job and looks cool wearing an eye patch and he's from HT's adopted hometown Pekin...

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

While I was Gone....This and that.....

 
 Looks like not a lot has been going on while I was away. Appears that the Jeff City Council might be softening their stance on the proposed hotel development, they must have realized how foolish they looked and how the public feels about this development, to back up on their original vote....

 New guidelines in place for the Drug Court participants much less stringent rules  and participant fees, a step in the right direction...It's amazing what a class action lawsuit will do.

Nice to see Goliath back blogging after his site was down for e few days...hopefully he will be posting more often...

Quiet on the Chatter...NHBSM missing in action ??? What gives ???

Glad the World Cup (soccer) is over....getting close to time for real football...

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Heeee's BBBBaaaaccckkkk !!!

After a well deserved vacation and hiatus HT and the BatBlog are back....Ready to blog and dive into all the controversial issues of the day.... expect more of the hard hitting commentary and opinions that have made the BatBlog Clark Co.'s no. 1 blog and the place to be....

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

County Commissioner Stephenson Rips the Co. Council's Ass

  Clark Co. Commissioner Rick Stephenson used the internet and the Clark Co. Chatter to rip the County Council's collective asses last night. Seems as if in a last minute move the Council moved money earmarked for bridge repair into a general fund without prior informing the Commissioners of the move. Mr. Stephenson was rightfully upset about the lack of communication between the two bodies of County government. The words cowardice and the council's lack of knowledge on how to run a budget were used in Mr. Stephenson's scathing remarks....

 We here in Jeffersonville are fully aware of how lack of communication and mistrust between different bodies of government can have devastating repercussions for residents and taxpayers. We here at the BatBlog applaud Mr. Stephenson for his public , open reprimand of the Council...it seems to already have resulted in promises of more open dialogue between the two parties involved. Maybe Jeffersonville mayor Mike Moore should tear out this page of Commissioner Stephenson's playbook and go on the Chatter or the BatBlog and rip the collective asses of the Jeffersonville City Council...

***note*** Mr. Stephenson was also upset the Council rejected the Commissioner's request for raises for Highway dept. workers who have gone without raise for quite some time now....

Monday, July 14, 2014

Final Word on the Hotel Plan Nixed by City Council...

    I have lived close  to and in Jeffersonville for nearly 60 years and I know there has never been ANYTHING near the 10th St. entrance to the City. I mean NOTHING other an an old used car lot for years, and the stench of the old sewer treatment plant. Finally after all these years of NOTHING ...a plan was conceived, the property purchased, to precede with a nice Holiday Inn complex, also included would be a Starbucks coffee franchise along with a couple more fast food restaurants.

 Keep in mind there has been absolutely NOTHING at the entrance to the City... EVER. So what happens, a few of the local City Council puts together their pea sized brains and decides to block the development by refusing to rezone the properties involved. The Council members who voted against the rezoning never took into consideration this was a smart, attractive feature for the City on a site where NOTHING has ever been, and that most citizens and taxpayers were excited about and approved of the idea. No once again this was about political back stabbing a mayor several members can't stand and a mayor they the council has battled and nitpicked with since day one.

 It doesn't matter about what the people want or the progress of the City and our area to these Council members...It's all about political posturing, chest beating and trying to improve their self image. Their self imposed sense of importance is channeled by lies, cowardice  and deceit. Claiming they were left out of the process by being ignored for meetings that damaged their fragile but self absorbing egos. Yes lies about no meetings, yet admitting having met personally with developer on at least two separate occasions. Even after having met, the 2 councilmen were too cowardly and spineless to tell him they planned to veto the project, because they couldn't have their say so.

Then the ultimate lie saying to the public it was about fast food restaurants and traffic concerns. It's about time for a couple of these Council members to grow some balls, man up and tell us what it really is about politics clear and simple....the public doesn't buy the lies and once again progress is put on the back burner by these small men and women with their self exaggerated sense of importance and worth...Yes these small men and women will try keep the Jeffersonville entry like it is... NOTHING... all in the name of politics and their wounded egos....

Friday, July 11, 2014

Fund Raiser for Goliath ....

 

It looks like Goliath has let his domain name gawnews.com lapse. The BatBlog will be  conducting  a fundraiser in order to help the Big G. bring GAWNEWS back to the internet.  Tentatively the dinner, fund raiser, and street dance will be held in the parking lot of Mick's Lounge...A chicken dinner followed by games, booths and a late night street dance....Features include a "pin the tail on the donkey(jackass)" game,
kissing booth, photo booth and other various games and booths. We are looking at a lot of the local politicians and dignitaries to appear donate their time for this event. Potential entries for "Pin the Tail on the Donkey (jackass)" include several members of the City Council and NHBSM...


We are just in the early planning stages of  this event so if you have any other ideas to help Big G. out submit them here to the BatBlog...