“To oppose corruption in government is the highest obligation of patriotism.”
Submitted by Name: Bill
Comments: To say that people cannot rise above the environment they were born into and are destined to be victims for the rest of their lives is liberal gibberish. Of course, if they are force fed that notion most will come to believe it and will be destined to a life of poverty, despair and crime for the rest of their lives.
Added: February 18, 2017 09:42:44 AM
Submitted by Name: JB
Comments: Jack Daniels Wise is a by-product of Madison the community.
From the very first day of his birth Jack had no chance to be accepted as one of we the people of Madison, "a Madisonian".
Your first clue could be in his name.
Of course, there is no real excuse for bad behavior but if you are born on the wrong side of the tracks; what else could you expect.
There are many Jack's in Madison...
Added: February 17, 2017 07:28:13 PM
Submitted by Name: Warning sign
Comments: I wouldn't rejoice too much as our Superior Court Judge has already let him out once again.
Added: February 17, 2017 11:20:33 AM
Submitted by Name: warning sign From: Madison
Comments: Extremely glad to hear Jack Daniels Wise is behind bars. Another recurring local nuisance placed exactly where he belongs. Find him on facebook and educate yourselves as to his appearance, in case he chooses to re-offend at your expense in the future.....
Added: February 17, 2017 08:21:16 AM
Submitted by Name: @warning sign
Comments: Jack wise was arrested sunday but unsure why....
Added: February 15, 2017 10:05:13 PM
Submitted by Name: here's a question
Comments: Whats going on with both parties here in town and what happened at the jail that caused such an uproar?
Added: February 14, 2017 04:03:31 PM
Submitted by Name: for question
Comments: No, any settlement between JCIDC/Midcor does not involve Wil Georing or Susan Sparks. The issues with attorney misconduct allegations are separate from the county's lawsuit against JCIDC/Midcor. I am not saying the county has decided to do nothing - and I would be surprised if the commissioners let the kind of behavior go unnoticed. While I think it best the county get an admission of guilt - I also think it best the county recover as much as possible. Its a tough call and that's why they have super attorney Colussi. Still I don't count chickens before they are hatched.
To be clear there is no official announcement of a settlement. The commissioners aren't even discussing a settlement with the public. The only persons talking settlement in public are JCIDC & they cant seem to stop talking about a settlement. Again according to Mr. Wirth there will be no more dollars spent on attorney fees. According to the insurance providers attorney- they really, really, really didn't want Berry in a deposition. 2+2=4 no matter what the math.
It is the insurance providers attorney that calls the shots now. If JCIDC/Midcor wants the insurance company to pay the county then JCIDC must go along with what they are told to do or sign a waiver that says they reject the company's proposal for settlement. At which time the insurance company will serve JCIDC/Midcorp notice that the company will not be liable for any settlement costs and the group is on their own once again. I've not taken a look at Julie Berrys house, Ungrus, Truax or for that matter any other board member. But it is my understanding- this type of behavior by a a board can result in personal liability. Maybe they will all agree to pitch in 10 grand to solve it and bypass the insurance company. Did I tell you I once saw a unicorn on Main Street.
Added: February 14, 2017 12:16:57 PM
Submitted by Name: warning sign From: Madison
Comments: Yes, the Jefferson County Sheriff's Department has received the security camera footage along with Facebook comments attributed to Jack Daniels Wise regarding the incident. Deputy Hawkins is handling the case. Another of the thieves/trespassers involved was Bradley Raisor. The community needs to know about these bums who choose to trespass and thieve as opposed to getting a real job and abide by our laws.
Added: February 14, 2017 09:44:03 AM
Submitted by Name: Question Tami
Comments: So if they settle does that mean Wilbur the ray is off the hook and walks scot free. You talked about the county getting JCIDC to admit they were guilty but you didn't say anything about Wilbur getting his due. Will that happen?
Added: February 14, 2017 07:05:46 AM
Submitted by Name: @watcher
Comments: Julie Berry did not give a deposition today. Last week the commissioners posted an executive session for today at 4pm at Colussis office to discuss litigation. It's extremely unlikely a meeting would have been scheduled the same day as the deposition. Berrys been trying to avoid a deposition at all costs and fought hard to get out from under the obligation. Colussi won that battle -The only way to postpone the deposition would have been a legitimate offer to settle.
On top of that at the JCIDC meeting this past Monday Mr. Wirth reviewed JCIDC/Midcor finances. He addressed the tens of thousands in red ink by conveying that despite the large losses last year that this year the problem was resolved and the extra costs would cease. (No more attorney fees). The only way attorney fees cease is a settlement.
Finally several weeks back Larry Henry provided documents that showed that JCIDC/Midcor board of directors had contacted their insurance company. Its clear the board members felt they needed protection from personal liability related to misconduct and illegal actions. In addition once the insurance carrier took a look at the specifics of the case they hired a firm out of Lousiville . In other words- The insurance company felt they had "exposure" and that it was in the insurance company's best interest to hire their own attorney. Since that time the insurance company's attorney has had adequate time to review the lawsuit. The attorney for the insurance company would know without a doubt that if Julie Berry gave a deposition it would only make their exposure worse than their current horrible status.
Julie would have had to confess to repeated conversations with her buddy Wil Georing- she would have provided facts about joining JCIDC/Midcor board for the specific purpose of partnering with Georing against Jefferson County. Any conversations between Berry and Georing would not be "protected" since Georing and Berry were plotting against the county and their relationship was NOT attorney client but rather more similar to co-conspirators. It's probable Berry would have implicated past commissioner Cash. Therefore in order to limit further exposure and further strengthen the county's case- it was imperative the insurance company stop the Berry deposition. Since they couldn't out maneuver Colussi- their only choice is to settle or risk dirt being tossed on a coffin that other board members had already nailed shut and lowered into the grave.
Unless Berry decides to lie in a deposition- or Truax successfully bullies other board members into continuing a futile fight we can expect an announcement of a settlement in the near future- it's not likely the commissioners will fold at this late date and let JCIDC/Midcor off the hook. JCIDC/Midcor may try to spin it as trying to cut their losses but the truth is what the truth is- this group doesnt have to agree to a settlement- they could keep fighting and stand up if they truly believed they were innocent. Hopefully the commissioners leave no room for doubt and insist that as part of the settlement JCIDC/Midcor admit their misconduct. IMO it's the only way to put the past behind us- otherwise JCIDC will spend months and months trying to blame the commissioners and whining about misunderstandings and good intentions.