“To oppose corruption in government is the highest obligation of patriotism.”
Submitted by Name: Mike Dowell For School Board From: Madison
Comments: Just got finished with helping my kids with homework, cooking and getting dinner ready, and picking up all the golf balls so my mowers can cut grass on the driving range 1st thing in the am. Just sat down to respond and read that someone was " Wanting to Know." Let's see I along with 99% of people feel that the Superintendent has not met expectations and led us in the wrong direction. As an educator I am appalled with how she threatens, intimidates, bullies, and degrades staff members.
In regard to tearing down buildings for no reason... Well again, I cannot tear down things for no reason without ramifications and consequences. One person should not be allowed to dictate.
Closing schools just because the super wants to? NO WAY
I attended Stinesville Elementary in Stinesville, Indiana (Go look that up on a map and see what that is close to) I am a firm believer in the community school.
I can tell you one thing for certain. Everything put in front of me will be analyzed and critiqued. Additionally items that are shady or information that is hidden will be investigated. People are going to be held accountable. It may be difficult and it may be rough at times but I am ready to take it on. I do not play politics nor do I pull punches. I am sure that if elected the videotaped board meetings will be MUST SEE TV
Added: October 23, 2016 09:55:37 PM
Submitted by Name: I want to know!
Comments: I have been waiting for school board candidate Mike Dowell's answers to the questions posed earlier on this forum.
Maybe he is not willing to give his answer. Silence has a huge meaning of its own.
Added: October 23, 2016 09:11:26 PM
Submitted by Name: Dang
Comments: At first I couldn't believe Leann Imel was really chewing out the public at the candidate for questioning her decisoins-way to win my vote, * * *, but then I realized this is Jefferson County. Enough said. All hail to the gang ofeight and their minions and candyassed want to bes.
Added: October 23, 2016 08:42:07 PM
Submitted by Name: Disappointed in Leigh Koehler From: Madison
Comments: The problem with Leigh Koehler is the out and out arrogance. She has several riding students each week at the same scheduled time. The scheduled time is when the recorders office is open. She is constantly tending to the horses needs when she should be at work. The bottom line is what is more important? Is it the horses or tending to County business? But because she's a Koehler. She thinks it's ok. Daddy and mommy will help grease the wheel to continue with the county checks and benefits.
Added: October 23, 2016 07:43:56 PM
Submitted by Name: show up and shut up
Comments: Leann Imel are you kidding me. You stand at the Farm Bureau meeting and complain that theres lots of citizens there and then say its too bad they dont show up for school board meetings! Why would anyone come to a school board meeting to be told by the president of that board who is also an Imel to sit down and shut up that they cant speak? Seems to me the best place for people to be was at that Farm B. meeting.
Also you took that time to complain about people saying things you havent said. You mean like the time your voted YES to renew Bolingers contract or the time you voted yes to restrict teachers right to talk directly with school board members or even the time you voted yes to make it unethical conduct for a teacher at a party to say to a board member s/he was scared to tell parents, friends even the board member the truth about what bolinger was doing to teachers.
even though you bragged you were sure many people would still vote for you I can tell you right now I wont! JB you're right for endorsing other people besides the Imels.
Added: October 23, 2016 06:19:27 PM
Submitted by Name: Larry Henry
Comments: Koehler is currently the County Recorder.
Added: October 23, 2016 05:31:32 PM
Submitted by Name: . From: Madison
Comments: I read a plea on the blog from the Koehler kid begging for votes to get to be the new county treasurer. Things I've read on here and heard that she spends a lot of time not being the auditor as she should do. Someone said as long as the offices operate as they should then the politicians don't have to be there. If that's the case why can't these people use their conscience and do their job. That way one less employee is needed in that office and the tax payers save some money. Make sense?
Added: October 23, 2016 05:06:31 PM
Submitted by Name: thanks Mike
Comments: I read the forum several times a day and I know the majority of voters do too. I also know theres a group of disgruntled political types that want to keep the public from seeing the facts and opinions on this page. So I figure its all that more important to read it because certain officials dont want me to. (Rick Berry, Derma Smith, Damon Welch, Mark Cash, Joe Craig, Laura Boldery and Leigh Koehler) Thats a mix of dems and repubs for those of you who dont recognize your local candidates so dont complain I'm just fighting for one party.
What I will say Mike Dowell is that by coming on this page and stating your position you earned my vote. Just like Rob Kring, Ray Denning and Norbert Schafer did. I also know JB endorsed Tim Armstrong the first time around and when caught lying JB ditched him. I know that JB endorsed Larry Henry and Pam Moon and even though both lost I'm convinced they're still better leaders than the folks who won those elections and I doubt many would disagree at this point. And theres nobody going to disagree that this forums work with Farm Bureau was a big part in seeing that d@mn Bolinger big bond defeated 77 to 23%. What Im saying is I like that you posted. I like that you are available to answer questions and that you put it in writing in public. So you have my vote - to be honest I was trying to decide between you, Davis and Dugle but you made that job easier today.
Added: October 23, 2016 04:59:08 PM
Submitted by Name: Ibuka From: Madison
Comments: To Disgraceful, Monday through Friday certain parts of Main Street have a full time Street Sweeper paid by tax dollar's. He cleans the cigarette butts up every day.
Added: October 23, 2016 03:41:24 PM
Submitted by Name: Disgraceful
Comments: Today as we walked by the "meeting place" alley, aka popcorn boy's $125,000 boondoggle which enriched his friendly Louisville design firm (who gave mightily to Welch's campaign fund) and to the Hanover construction firm (who also love$ Welch), we noticed it was littered with hundreds butts ~ thanks to the Off Broadway Taproom patrons. So when are Andrew Forester and Whitney Wyatt going to clean up the mess, or like everything else they touch, will we taxpayers be left to clean it up with tax dollars?