GFunkMoneyDog wrote:It shouldn't be a surprise to anyone. They had to be dragged into the project from the beginning. Once they got involved Joe was a constant at the Academy. Not sure what he was doing, but he was there.
GFunkMoneyDog wrote:The ChalleNGe Academy graduated it's third class today, and we had zero representation from the Fiscal Court, nor any other elected official (I will say that Bill Moore had more pressing issues with a family member). In attendance were former Cumberland sports standout Freddie Maggard, Colonel Souleray, two additional National Guard Colonels, Operation Unite President Dan Smoot, Tom Vicini, Rev Arnold Martin, and host of other Harlan County citizens. This is the brain child of Colonel Ralph Souleray . The plan was to locate it in Hazard, or London until he got involved. The ChalleNG Academy is directly responsible for 53 to 55 jobs. These are jobs with benefits, and the pay scale is at state wages.
This is what the Fiscal Court needs to put their resources behind, but they won't because it doesn't benefit them politically or personally. <--- My Opinion.
Gurt B Frobe wrote:On a serious note, why are the magistrates against the academy?
Peacemaker wrote:Gurt B Frobe wrote:On a serious note, why are the magistrates against the academy?
They cannot control it and it interferes with "PPM" . Pet Project Money is defined as - Money or Monies spent on useless shit to keep a job or to reward political allies. Oh and being shortsighted does not help either .
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