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August 10, 2018

Roberts signs up for BOE, Parsons for council...

Eddie MichaelEddie Michael

LOUISA, KY. -- After several days of rumors floating around town, former Lawrence Co. School Supt. Eddie Wayne Michael registered Wednesday to run for Louisa mayor in the November General election.

Michael, 62, said his main concern is the sewer system, which, he says is not tolerable if Louisa is to grow and prosper.

Michael and his wife, Sue, live on Perry Street and he says the stench from drains are stifling in dry times in the city.

Incumbent mayor Harold Slone signed up to run back in June and a newcomer and little known candidate, James Allen Pauley Barker, signed up to run last week. he did not return calls for comment yesterday.

"Every person I have talked to in Frankfort about why we aren't getting a medium sized factory of some type here says it is the sewer system," Michael said. "Companies look at that type of infrastructure presence when they decide on a place to locate."

He said Louisa has the rail, interstate and the river which puts it in a great place for development. "But we have to get this sewer system fixed correctly and not in 2025 like the present mayor says," Michael added.

The mayor's race has taken on a new meaning since the present city council voted earlier this year to raise the salary of the mayor from about $12,000 to $50,000 per year. The council also raised council members pay by $50 per meeting.

Also registering today was incumbent Louisa Council member Tom Parsons and BOE candidate Maddlene Roberts.

Candidates have until August 14 at 4:99 pm to sign up to tun in the November General Election.

 

UPDATED:  8/10/2018

Lawrence County Non-Partisan Candidate Filings 2018 General Election

Mayor

Harold Slone (Filed 06-18-18)

James Allen Pauley-Barker (Filed 07-30-18)

Eddie Michael (Filed 08-08-18)

Louisa City Council

Lisa Moore Schaeffer (Filed 06-15-18)

John Nolan (Filed 07-30-18)

Mitch Castle (Filed 07-30-18)

Matt Brown (Filed 07-30-18)

Tom Parsons (Filed 08-10-18)

School Board

Maddlene Roberts (Filed 08-09-18)

 

 

 

 

Comments  

+1 #21 Iknowthistobetrue 2018-08-15 11:03
First of all HE has not accomplished anything. Maybe he and the council but not just him. And THEY have not accomplished much that wasn’t already in place and being worked on before Slone became mayor.

I’m sorry but are you saying that Teddy Preston had all these ideas already but just had not put them in motion? That is so laughable but I do agree that what has been accomplished is not from Slone alone... the council has worked hard. But the Mayor and the Council cannot control who buys the properties downtown. If you don’t want to see ARC buying up the downtown ( which I personally hate to see us losing retail sites to them), then other folks in this community better step up and start purchasing them!
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0 #20 Concerned 2018-08-15 01:35
Go Eddie! This is great news. He is very capable of running the city. He has my family’s vote. I know him and know that he is not happy about the salary raise. We will see change and it will be for the better of the city.
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0 #19 To 18 2018-08-14 21:01
I totally agree. Louisa should not let this opportunity pass us up. He knows how the system works. Vote Micheal for mayor !!!
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+5 #18 Intheknow 2018-08-14 13:56
Eddie is correct. Louisa will not grow if the sewer system is not replaced or upgraded. Give this guy a chance. He has the experience and connections to make things happen. Watch Louisa grow if he can make it happen..Mr. Slone has had his 4 years and didn’t make it happen, give someone else a chance.
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+6 #17 David 2018-08-13 14:30
I think the drug bunch that is being referred to is the ones putting in all of these “treatment” centers. They are buying up Louisa and are being cut deals by the city. Some associated with these places are board members!! So hmmmm Slone and “treatment” centers are hand in hand. Quoting Jane:
This is addressing the Citizen’s remark about that drug bunch for your information they all have names and should be treated with the most highest respect. Try turning your life around and see how easy it is you might not have a drug problem but I willing to say you have problems we all are humans and struggle with something. I sure hope you are saved and realize that GOD loves all even people like you that say such hateful and spiteful words about others. Till you have walked in anyone shoes you need to zip the lip and say a prayer for all. Life isn’t a bed of roses and none of us are without fault. Remember that when you go to pray ask GOD to open up your heart and eyes to live even yes the Drug Bunch as you put it.i will be praying that prayer for you also.
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+4 #16 Pop corn 2018-08-13 03:31
This is part of the problem in Louisa we have too many people in office holding up for these pill and dope heads in Louisa! Vote them out, let these pill poppers get a job and work like the rest of us do then they won't have time to get hi... let's help the working man and people on fixed incomes.
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+5 #15 City Votet 2018-08-13 01:59
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Mayor Harold Slone best person for our city. Look what he accomplished before money was even an issue. These others are just thinking wow some money and an easy job. They won’t have the city of Louisa in their hearts only their pocketbooks.
First of all HE has not accomplished anything. Maybe he and the council but not just him. And THEY have not accomplished much that wasn’t already in place and being worked on before Slone became mayor.
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-2 #14 Jane 2018-08-12 20:37
This is addressing the Citizen’s remark about that drug bunch for your information they all have names and should be treated with the most highest respect. Try turning your life around and see how easy it is you might not have a drug problem but I willing to say you have problems we all are humans and struggle with something. I sure hope you are saved and realize that GOD loves all even people like you that say such hateful and spiteful words about others. Till you have walked in anyone shoes you need to zip the lip and say a prayer for all. Life isn’t a bed of roses and none of us are without fault. Remember that when you go to pray ask GOD to open up your heart and eyes to live even yes the Drug Bunch as you put it.i will be praying that prayer for you also.
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-3 #13 Jane 2018-08-12 20:33
Mayor Harold Slone best person for our city. Look what he accomplished before money was even an issue. These others are just thinking wow some money and an easy job. They won’t have the city of Louisa in their hearts only their pocketbooks.
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+2 #12 Lisa Schaeffer 2018-08-11 23:40
Everyone can go back and see that I abstained from pay raise votes. I am a public servant and I am a Council Member because I want to help our Community. I have also never voted for any City Property Tax raises.


I just wanted my stance as it happened on these issues since none of the readers ever attend Council Meetings

Please come and let your voice be heard.
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+4 #11 Iknowthistobetrue 2018-08-11 20:17
He only lives in Louisa part-time now. Will he be a part-time mayor making $50,000?
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+5 #10 Good 2018-08-11 19:26
Great man from a great family.
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+4 #9 Good 2018-08-11 19:23
Quoting Best News:
Mayor Eddie Wayne Michael.

Best News Ever!

This has made my day. Thank you so much! You have our support. We know you will run a fair and honest campaign, and will put Louisa first.


Awesome, awesome, awesome
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+1 #8 Teacher 2018-08-11 16:23
He would run the city into the ground like he did the school system. It took years to recover after he was superintendent. I will NOT be voting for Eddie. Too dishonest and incompetent for my taste.
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+4 #7 Right 2018-08-11 16:12
Quoting David:
WOW!!! Raising their own salaries when there’s so much to do to get this town on its feet is ludicrous. How can they justify this increase...oh wait...could it be all of the jobs they have created...hmmm NOPE. Could it be the little trinkets that has been placed around town like, a fountain, some playground equipment, a few flags or perhaps changing the parking direction? Could it possibly be because they are greedy and have decided to follow the lead of large corporations and increase the CEO’s salaries because of greed
? Whatever their reason it’s ridiculous when the council does not meet that often and there is no way to justify increasing the mayor salary by that much when the city is starving to death. LUDICROUS

Could it be the FLOWERS placed around town? I wonder where they bought them?
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0 #6 Citizen 2018-08-11 10:34
Harold slone does a great job and will have my vote
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+1 #5 Best News 2018-08-11 05:34
Mayor Eddie Wayne Michael.

Best News Ever!

This has made my day. Thank you so much! You have our support. We know you will run a fair and honest campaign, and will put Louisa first.
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0 #4 David 2018-08-11 04:32
WOW!!! Raising their own salaries when there’s so much to do to get this town on its feet is ludicrous. How can they justify this increase...oh wait...could it be all of the jobs they have created...hmmm NOPE. Could it be the little trinkets that has been placed around town like, a fountain, some playground equipment, a few flags or perhaps changing the parking direction? Could it possibly be because they are greedy and have decided to follow the lead of large corporations and increase the CEO’s salaries because of greed? Whatever their reason it’s ridiculous when the council does not meet that often and there is no way to justify increasing the mayor salary by that much when the city is starving to death. LUDICROUS
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+6 #3 Good Candidate 2018-08-11 01:39
Give this guy a shot. Known him all my life. Would bring a totally new and different dimension to the office. He's a thinker and a doer.
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+5 #2 Citizen 2018-08-10 22:54
This is why You cannot see change in the BOE and that is because NO ONE Runs against them but People complain about them though and I say Harold has a Race on his hands now a lot of people likes Eddie Michael. He is a smart business Man. I like Harold but He is running with that Drug Bunch in Louisa and they will give him all kinds of votes but i don't think it will be enough all they are for is Money the Barker Guy do not Really know him but with his actions sometimes he would Not be a good pick at all.
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+7 #1 Right 2018-08-10 19:02
Mr. Michael is correct. I’ve been there. Louisa will not grow any untreated IF this is NOT fixed and he has the experience in getting money to make it happen.
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