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#129483 ISP, DEA agents @ Jeffersonville Doctors Office

Posted by Barber Academy on 07 May 2014 - 03:44 PM

This same thing, in a different form, is going on with the barber school on Spring. There are drugs being run thru there on a constant basis. All one has to do is stand across the street and watch or talk to the shop owners to see the money and supplies changing hands, the frequency of cars coming and going, the multiple 'student body', the frequent trips to the side of the building, the double parking while someone darts in and out of a car and the frustrated calls to the police department that continue to go unheeded.
The guy running the place gets tons of money for "educating" ex-felons and I use the term "ex" quite lightly.
This pill-mill isn't the only dirty little secret Jeff keeps under cover.

 

First of all I cannot believe that any of my fellow neighbors have been harboring these untrue, unfounded, and completely outrageous opinions about my school! 

Just to be crystal clear THERE NEVER HAS AND NEVER WILL BE ANY ILLEGAL NARCOTIC USAGE OR TRAFFICKING in connection with MY school or its students, we are a college not a bar so when our students smoke they are respectful to my neighboring businesses by going to the side of the building or sitting in their vehicles and smoking their TOBACCO or E-Cig products. You commented on the frequency of cars "coming and going" to which I must ask you..... what about traffic in a barber shop is suspicious ??? There have not been any incidents or complaints to my knowledge of anyone double parking to visit my establishment and my neighboring business owners and I have a great repertoire with one another partly due to the fact that I demand a courteous and respectful demeanor be displayed in and around my establishment by my students. Students which you refer to as "ex-cons" include many of our best and bravest from our military, college students and graduates, and many upstanding members of our local churches.

 

I would reckon that those of you who harbor these feelings towards my business have never stepped foot inside of it. We service members of Jeffs SWAT team and other 1st response crew from the surrounding area. We also service all of the following organizations for FREE haircuts ; Clark County Youth Services, Life Springs, Haven House, Jerrys Place, Childs Place, VOA, Dare 2 Care, Relay for LIfe, and Maple Elementary PTO, just to name a few. My students economic contribution to this community is over $3,000 a week at several other businesses including local restaurants and gas stations and in 3 years of operating in this location I cannot recall even a single speeding ticket from local law enforcement for even one of my students.

 

In closing I must say that while some of my students have previously been in trouble with the law, the fact that they are paying to come and learn a trade or better themselves is a positive blessing and I ask that like myself you would applaud them and encourage them instead of condemning them and exhibiting this type of hatred and ignorance.

 

Our schools doors remain open for ANY and Everyone to come for a hair cut, massage, or even just a friendly visit to chat with me personally!  :phone:


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#128200 Richard Hooten guilty on all counts

Posted by kelley on 17 April 2014 - 03:14 PM

This is the outcome our family wanted. We specifically recommended the type of agreement that was produced. Todd and I consulted with our extended family including Tara's fiancée and best friend. This was the consensus. This outcome ensures the defendant will never be free to do more harm, yet avoids the cost and heartbreak of a trial, particularly the burden of a death penalty trial and inevitable appeals. This agreement won't make us whole again. A formal admission of guilt can't give us back what was taken. We do hope it provides some closure.

The agreement's title is “Joint Statement of Plea Agreement to Ensure that the Defendant Is Never Released from Prison.” It calls for the Life without Possibility of Parole sentence plus a number of years. He admitted in court today he isn't mentally retarded and was adequately represented. Whereas a death penalty conviction would've generated at least one and likely numerous appeals, he today waived his right to appeal.

We expressed this preference to Clark Co. Prosecutor Steven Stewart last fall. It was by accident or providence that we learned last week that the defense had been interested in making a plea arrangement that avoided the death penalty all along. Once it was realized our family and the defense wanted essentially the same thing, the process has moved very quickly.

I am grateful Josh and the police will not have to get on a stand to relive and detail what they experienced. I am grateful our family, friends and community will not continue to bear the costs related with a death penalty trial and that the defendant will soon be moved out of our county jail. I'm grateful that Hooten will likely die sooner than he would have on death row as inmates in general population, especially ones with charges such as his, have a shorter life expectancy when not segregated than those sentenced to death. Mostly, I'm grateful Tara's modesty and dignity can be protected in a way that would not be possible were there to have been a trial given today's media environment.

Formal sentencing is May 19.
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#128201 Richard Hooten guilty on all counts

Posted by kelley on 17 April 2014 - 03:28 PM

Almost forgot:

Love Wins
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#106613 Nice lady at Jeffesoncille Kroger .

Posted by backinthegame on 03 July 2013 - 02:38 PM

Thank you so much for looking out for me this afternoon. I was so blessed that there is nice people out in this crazy world. I left my I-pad in the shopping cart after putting my groceries in the car. She yelled for me to let me know. THANK YOU FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART!!!!!!! From this point on my list goes on a piece of paper. So if anyone hears someone telling this story and she doesn't read chatter tell her she is an angel.
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#115902 Random Act of Kindness Witnessed

Posted by Mary on 04 October 2013 - 08:25 PM

I really think witnessed acts of kindness need to be acknowledged and I want to acknowledge a random act of kindness I witnessed this evening. I was walking out of Meijer and noticed a Sheriff's car parked behind a pick up and a deputy taking bags of out of the basket of one of the electric carts that the individuals with disabilities use. My first thought was did he catch someone shoplifting, but then I realized he had seen an elderly gentleman who used a cane was trying to get his groceries in the truck and he stopped to help him. He placed the groceries in his truck and then talked to him a few minutes and then left. I wish more of our "public servants" took their roles in our city the way this individual deputy did and would stop and help those in need instead of turning their eyes away and driving on! Kudos to this young man!
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#97456 The Local Media and Sheriff's Dept.- Have they no sense of "Decency"

Posted by ChopperWoman on 07 March 2013 - 09:04 PM

It's a freakin feeding frenzy with no thought of the pain they are causing. The monster is not a celebrity and the media needs to realize that and stop treating him as such. Why can't they concentrate on telling Tara's story? The story filled with love and art, family and friends, dogs and cupcakes. She was a beautiful young lady inside and out. That's the story that friends and family want told. That would be the story that honors Tara.
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#97080 Sad News Involving Kelley

Posted by Overit on 04 March 2013 - 01:27 PM

I hope the ccc remains a safe and comforting place for Kelley to come. I seriously doubt she will want to publicly share the details of what has happened and I hope the members will not post any details. Nobody can possibly understand Kelley and Todd's pain....each and every situation comes with a different set of circumstances. They are in their own private hell right now and all we can do is pray and be supportive. The outpouring of love and support from the chatter members has been awesome in my opinion. I hope it continues and I hope everyone will refrain from posting and discussing details even when they have been made public. Kelley will need somewhere to go to "get away" from it for a bit and I hope it is here.
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#94403 RUMOR Alert

Posted by cindiloohoo on 01 February 2013 - 06:51 AM

Quasar, maybe I missed something, but in the above quote Moore states "these alligations were found to be false". But were they found to be false? I guess my concern is, just because Moore was never prosecuted, it doesn't mean the alligations were false. Could it not be there was not enough hard evidence to prosecute? As I understand it, the local prosecutor will not prosecute unless they have enough evidence that they feel they have an airtight case.

I can answer one of your questions. After the mass mailing of the police report Moore and (I think) Steve Voelker filed a motion to have the file sealed. Somehow, I guess through a change of venue request, the case ended up in Washington Co. Mike had told me about filing to have the case sealed and later I asked how it went. He said the motion was denied because the file was empty. Told me the judge said they could not seal an empty file. This is the part that does not add up. According to Flack and Fifer the file was in Washington Co. but the judge said (according to Moore) it was empty. Perhaps we need an investgation to see who sent the file to Washington Co and to see exactly what was sent (or received) in Washington Co. I would think they would have records. Something doesn't jive.



I don't have anything to say about the issue of the case file one way or the other, but I just want to point out that you knew about this issue back when you were so vigorously campaigning for Mike Moore, but you didn't show one iota of concern about it possibly being true or any concern for the possible victim then.

It's only since you had your falling out with the mayor that you've suddenly decided that there might be something to this. At least be man enough to admit that it's personal vindictiveness that's driving you to pursue this and nothing at all to do with any kind of genuine concern about an alleged crime or victim.
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#88037 Mayor Files Lawsuit Against City Council

Posted by Jen Jen on 15 November 2012 - 02:10 PM

Please stop saying that he is dating someone from the EN. That is a rumor only. It's a really cruel thing considering the person that you are referring to has a husband. He's a friend and doesn't deserve this. Especially when NO ONE here knows the truth. How would you feel if someone constantly told others that your wife was sleeping with someone else???
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#82924 Jiyabird's "Kids"

Posted by GrumpyGranny on 10 October 2012 - 01:08 PM

Jiyabird has been very outspoken on this site as the owner/supporter of animals. She has mentioned her dogs, cats and birds numerous times. Members may not know that when she bought her current home, she had a wing built on; the lower floor of the wing is devoted to her cats, plenty of room for their beds, for them to run and play. They are all older cats that she intends to care for until the natural end of their lives. I'm not sure where the birds are kept, but can't imagine them not having everything they need. The dogs are indoors, except one who refuses to come inside. Of course he has a large home of his own outside, with heat for winter and a fan for summer, so he really has all the comforts of home without being indoors. I've met her Newfoundlands, and they are sweethearts. Her most recent addition to her family was a stray she took in, Sister. She took Sister to the vet, who diagnosed heartworms and asked Jiya what she wanted to do. Jiya gave the only answer she could; treat her, at whatever cost.

An Animal Control Officer visited Jiya today. They had received an anonymous report that she was neglecting her cats and birds. The dogs weren't mentioned. Jiya invited the gentleman in and gave him a tour of her home and everything she has done to provide for her beloved pets. No neglect was found, of course, and the Animal Control Officer told her not to worry, everything is fine. Jiya isn't worried but she is upset that after so many years of living in the home and caring for her pets, someone would anonymously call in such a report.

Like many of us on this site, Jiya has said things that might better have been left unsaid, or said differently. I have fussed at her a time or two myself, just as I have many others. I have met her and found her to be a very nice, pleasant woman; and it seems my husband and I know a lot of the people she and her late husband knew. Someone asked me recently if we were friends...maybe not quite yet but I do hope we can/will be in the future.

She is currently leaving a home she loves, for various reasons. She has a large home, so it is a lot of work for her to prepare for the move. She has taken on the responsibility for Sister and her health issues. She is facing repairs to the home she will be moving into; repairs due to damage caused by someone who Jiya allowed to live in the house rent-free. She has had a lot on her plate.

Is Jiya an angel? Not hardly! Nor do I mean to paint her as such. She is a kind-hearted human being, not perfect of course. None of us are. But with her life in such turmoil right now, did she really deserve a visit from the Animal Control Officer, based on an anonymous tip, at this particular time? No...
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#74303 Mayor's fitness council

Posted by Mike Moore on 24 July 2012 - 11:58 AM

Let's put politics aside for a bit and concentrate on something that effects our lifestyles, our children and even the cost of our insurance. I'm excited about the creation of our new fitness council. Our unpaid volunteer board consists of a Greater Clark physical education teacher, a certified Jazzercise instructor, a certified wellness employee of Clark Memorial hospital and Zumba instructor, an avid runner and publisher of a fitness magazine and two senior citizens with miles and miles of marathon running experience.

Last week I introduced ten major projects that we will be working to complete over the next six years. Several of those projects play heavily on a healthier lifestyle and educating Jeffersonville on being well. All of the projects will be paid with cash, no bonds, loans or tax increases will be needed to complete. The biggest project we will undertake is the "23 Mile Bike & Hike" that runs throughout the city. We are also in the midst of building several new parks around neighborhoods that have long been ignored. These parks will emphasize physical activity and some will even have irrigated community gardens.

I couldn't be more proud of the members of the fitness council and all they bring to our city. It's ideas like these that will set Jeffersonville apart from surrounding communities. Quality of life issues and a fair cost of living are two of the biggest factors in retaining current families and businesses as well as attracting new families and companies. My goal is to alway's see Jeff comes in first in everything we compete for.
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#128191 Richard Hooten guilty on all counts

Posted by kelley on 17 April 2014 - 02:28 PM

Hooten plead guilty to all charges this afternoon under a plea agreement that calls for Life without possibility of parole, plus 70 years which will run consecutively.

Will say more soon.
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#90604 Police Called to Mayors Office?

Posted by Hoosiermata on 19 December 2012 - 12:09 PM

No true at all. But whatever you have to tell yourself to make yourself feel better about supporting this moron.


Actually I still am glad I voted the way I did. I thought TG, while well intentioned, was going to bankrupt the City. I did not share his vision for the City and I did not like his management style. I voted for a change.

I have not seen a story that covered what happened yesterday only that something happened. So before I get to calling the Mayor a dirty dog, I will wait and see what actually happened, instead if relying on rumor, supposition and innuendo- all of which I find childish and counterproductive.

One thing I do agree on, however, is the drama is getting tiresome.
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#54553 A time for respect

Posted by Mike Moore on 17 November 2011 - 07:58 PM

I had a very nice and candid meeting with Mayor Galligan this afternoon. Although we've had our differences I have a great deal of respect for any man or woman who dedicates 12 years of their life to the community. I ask that the criticism comes to an end and we all work toward the goal of making Jeffersonville the best city in Indiana.

Thank you Tom Galligan for all your hard work.

Mike
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#97416 The Local Media and Sheriff's Dept.- Have they no sense of "Decency"

Posted by hoosiertaxpayer on 07 March 2013 - 06:41 PM

I just noticed that ALL the local media (newspapers and TV stations) are reproducing a "news conference" with the murder of Kelley's lovely daughter Tara. This thoroughly sickens and disgusts me that news media would stoop so low to interview this animal piece of s*** and the Sheriff's Dept. would even allow it to happen.

Is there no sense of decency anymore with the media. To have this b****** coldly and cooly relive this and other crimes he admittedly committed in startling detail is beyond good taste and sensibility. It sickens me this creep is getting the attention this scumbag wants. Isn't it bad enough for the family of the victim Tara to live through this but now everyday they must relive this again and in full public view.

I could only watch a few minutes without turning it off its that disgusting.

Kelley and family I just pray that you can someday finally get some peace from this tragedy.....
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#95251 $1.00 A Year Leases For Canal Property Being Questioned

Posted by hoosiertaxpayer on 10 February 2013 - 09:46 AM

Just want to weigh in and give the REAL facts and story on the the properties purchased and how Jeff tax payers have been hosed from the start on the whole "Canal" project. Having sold 2 properties in the Canal Zone, I have first hand knowledge of the whole process from the beginning to where it stands as of now.

THE BEGINNING
To begin with the whole idea was a re-election ploy of Galligan's, knowing he was in trouble politically he needed some grandiose idea that he hoped the public would buy into and possibly resurrect his political future.. He had been mayor for 12 of the last 16 years and was aware of the mandates of the EPA for years. If the "canal" was such a great idea he could have had it fully implemented during his earlier time as mayor. But instead waited until the last year of his term when fines were imminent and knowing he had to answer to the uproar over the trebled sewer bills.

So like he always has, ( like a bull in a china shop) he bulled forward not concerned about the anti-canal sentiment of the majority of residents or the property owners involved and not knowing whether he would be re- elected or not. The engineering firms hired were more than happy to relieve us from our tax dollars for Galligan's pipe dream ideas and re-election ploy. And of course the puppets on the City Council forked over the money without even a feasibility study because Galligan told them so. It was the beginning of the disaster, fiasco and cluster %&*# called the Canal Project....Big ideas + small minds = disaster, which is exactly what it was.....and is.

The prudent and sensible thing to do would have been to wait until after the election to start the project but Galligan who has never been accused of being either one of those things "prudent" or " sensible." Nor has the City Council ever had the backbone to stand up to one TG's bad ideas, so together they hand in hand forged ahead.

Now we all know the rest of the story, the people wanted no part of a "Canal" and handily elected Mike Moore who ran on a anti-canal platform. And in essence all those millions of dollars spent on plans, engineers, property acquisition were thrown down the proverbial Sewer.

Moore was now left with a mess, with over half the properties already acquired he had no choice other than proceed with the property acquisitions remaining and try to piecemeal a plan for the area as well as comply with the EPA mandate with already millions wasted on the unneeded properties acquired.

PROPERTY ACQUISITION
The shame of this whole fiasco were the people who were forced to sell their homes and relocate. Many were elderly who lived and enjoyed living where they were , who now had to worry about finding and financing suitable property after being uprooted from their homes of many years. Having spoke to many of them during the meetings held by the City many of them were scared, having never had gone through anything like this and knowing when push came to shove they had no choice but to sell or have the City take their property through "eminent domain."

I encouraged some of the property owners I met, to organize and go together and hire an attorney specializing in eminent domain in a class action suit. For varying reasons (finances, uncertainty) this never came to fruition. While some, especially the businesses involved hired individual attorneys (myself included) many did not and chose to deal with the City agent (Fifer and associates) in the negotiations and property sales on their own.

In my own personal experience the City lowballed me on their first offer and since these were investment properties (rentals) I dug in my heels and was willing to hold out as long as possible and continue to collect rent. As the process moved forward and the City seemed reluctant because of legal costs (I assume) to prolong the negotiations they offered me a settlement of much more than the appraised value and I gladly accepted after over a year of negotiations, My tenants also received very lucrative re-location settlements and for that I am grateful. I re-invested the money in better properties so on a personal level I came out way ahead.

My concern is those who settled and were not advised by counsel who may have been unprepared to negotiate and may have settled for less than they could have fairly received. I don't know the total of those satisfied or not but there were several I talked to who were very dismayed by the whole process and how they were treated.


THE AFTERMATH
No matter how much Councilman2 and NHBSM want to spin this Canal Project as a wasted opportunity it was fiasco plain and simple from start to finish and has become nothing more than a political football being played back and forth with the taxpayers footing the bill. The ignorance of the City Council funding this project before the election knowing that last years election was more or less a referendum on the project itself, shows that putting political favors above the wants and needs of the taxpayers is their agenda not the overall good or the pulse of the people. Someone very close to this told me you can look forward to later on lawsuits being filed by those displaced because they were told their properties were being purchased for the "Canal Project". I believe this is why the City is now being very careful how they utilize these acquired properties , to minimize the effects of these forthcoming lawsuits.


CONCLUSION
This will go down as the biggest waste of tax dollars and financial fiasco in the history of Jeffersonville all in the idea of the City Council and Galligan's re-election campaign. No wonder Jeffersonville is what it is, and when you pay those $200.00 + a month sewer bills each month you can thank your public servant politicians who have put YOUR hard earned money into their political games....
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#82232 Potential for a lawsuit

Posted by GrumpyGranny on 03 October 2012 - 09:55 AM

No, Guzzi, I won't throw you off the site for pointing this out. You have the right to post this. I also have the right to point out to you and every member of this site that we have Site Policies & Terms of Use that every member is supposed to read and agree to when joining this site.

The TOU say, in part, "Responsibility for what is posted on discussion forums, blogs, photo- and video-sharing pages, and other areas on the Site through which users can supply information or material, or sent via any email services that are made available via the Site, lies with each user – you alone are responsible for the material you post or send. We do not control the messages, information or files that you or others may transmit, post or otherwise provide on or through the Site."

Another paragraph reads: "You understand that we have no obligation to monitor any discussion forums, blogs, photo- or video-sharing pages, or other areas of the Site through which users can supply information or material..."

Understand, too, Guzzi, that I took this site over when the previous owners chose to give it up. If I had not, it would possibly have been shut down. I did it not for money, not for any reason other than I loved the site and wanted to keep it open for the members, including myself. This site is not paid employment for me or any of the administrators/moderators. We devote what time we can to the site, but we all have families, jobs, other things in our lives that limit the time we have available to spend on this site.

You mention "if you want to save your website..." Do I want to? Are you sure I care enough to allow you to intimidate me? Are you sure I haven't offered to give it away? Do you know whether I have threatened to pull the plug on the site myself?

Donna Kaelin
Clark County Chatter II LLC
204 Sunset Avenue
Clarksville, Indiana 47129
(812)557-3157
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#73945 N/T Opinion - Harbeson: Fit to be tied

Posted by magheart on 19 July 2012 - 12:23 PM

I am the Zumba Instructor for Anchors A-Weigh and yes also a member of the Mayors Fitness Council. First off let me say that i do not promote my own Zumba classes while on Riverstage and if Ms. Harbeson had ever attended a Zumba Class she would have seen the fliers i have set out at the sign in table with several local Zumba instructors names, class times and locations and if looked at closely my name and classes are no where on the flier.. The main goal to the Anchors A-Weigh program is to offer a different class each evening so that the community members could try a variety of fitness classes and if they liked them, they could look to other facilities to take more because we all(hopefully)know that one Zumba, Jazzercise, etc, class a week will not shed pounds, keep you fit, and/or take away from local fitness businesses, plus at least one free class a week is a plus. There are alot of people who feel intimidated or scared to take small group fitness classes and this allows them to try it and if they like it they search elsewhere for more.. Also if Ms.Harbeson attended a Zumba class, she will see that we have local guest instructors up on stage to instruct also and they can promote their classes.Our Goal is not to take away from businesses but to hopefully grow their group classes, and what better way to show that the members of the Mayors fitness Council are serious and committed to being fit and active (not sitting on their behinds in a conference room), than to get out and teach the classes... I think its a great opportunity for Jeffersonville
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#127057 My two dogs - missing :(

Posted by afterglow1971 on 29 March 2014 - 01:45 PM

Yes, thank goodness, CW!!!  JB Ogle called me at 12:30pm and said he was brought in last night by animal control.  He was found in the Hallmark Apartment Complex and taken to the shelter.  Thankfully, someone at the complex called them!  

 

I drove (flew?) to the shelter immediately and got him.  A joyful reunion, indeed!!!  The staff is wonderful there.  

 

Then we then went to Feeders Supply for a long bath (and treats of course!).  

 

I want to thank all of you one last time for spreading the word and for the encouragement.  I love living in a supportive community!  :group-hug2-smiley:

 

A good day to you all.  xo


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#125799 Thank you Haven House

Posted by Lavender Hill on 04 March 2014 - 08:34 PM

Just wanted to make a public, Thank-you! to some of the residents of Haven House. Yesterday morning, around 9am, a group of the residents came down to Spring Street and shoveled in front of some of the shops, Lavender Hill was one of them. They stayed for a couple of hours and did a great job to clear the sidewalks. I truly appreciated their efforts.

I thought it was a very kind gesture and their kind deed should be shared with the community.
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