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My oldest sister and I was there.i remember on Christmas they took us to the Brown Hotel in Louisville.my House parents were named Moore.i learned wood working there I made a cypress knee lamp and gave it to someone there
My grandmother worked at KCH and sometimes I got to spend the night with her girls in the dorm. I remember sleeping upstairs and the main room and kitchen and dining area were downstairs. The lower floor was the "girls private area". My grandmother told me she did not to down there unless necessary. It was a place of privacy for the girls. I did get to go down there though. :D The girls called her Mom Martin. This was in the mid-late 60s. Many girls stayed in touch with her through Christmas cards, etc. I seem to remember a Mr. Fritz but I could be wrong.
I was in KCH in the 60's. I owe that place my life. I miss my friends there so much. Do any of you know or Remember Mom Logan or Mom brown. How about Ronnie Dewitt. Or James Hardin. Or Stacy Waldell. I Am Deborah ( Slone) Stevens. And would love to talk to anyone that was there the same time I was
Do you believe the KY Board of Auctioneers protects the public? Guess again! One would think so... and they claim that's their primary mandate on their site ( http://auctioneers.ky.gov/ ) but that's not the case here. I filed five pages of wrongdoing concerning numerous illegalities perpetrated by Thompson & Riley, Ltd. Auctioneers / Realtors. The Kentucky Board of Auctioneers "investigated" and then dismissed my complaint. No hearing, no witness testimony... they turned a blind eye to each and every portion of my complaint. Any one of the basic points about which I complained required action by the Board. The more complicated points of my complaint that, with thorough investigation and witness testimony, would have proven fraud and a systematic approach of wrongdoing by Thompson & Riley, Ltd., Auctioneers and Realtors... were also ignored. The Kentucky Board of Auctioneers wouldn't even let it get to the next step of a hearing. Do not, even for a second, believe there is any protection of the public by the Kentucky Board of Auctioneers. Oops... I stand corrected by the annual report of the Kentucky Board of Auctioneers: Between June of 2006 and May of 2007, there were (presumably) at least 1,149 complaints filed (mine was numbered 07-1149) yet only one... ONE auctioneer lost his license!!! Need I say more? James J. Bates II (aka Jamie Bates) and Julie Smith of Thompson & Riley, Ltd., Auctioneers / Realtors ( http://www.thompsonandriley.com/ )misled me repeatedly and extensively to get my signature on their auction contract. In the name of free speech, I'm here to tell you these people were less than honest from the start.My original complaint was five pages but, for the sake of space and time, let’s begin here with these:1. Jamie promised to "inventory and catalogue" the contents of the house and provide me with said inventory. No such inventory was received. The only list of contents ever received was at settlement time MONTHS after the auctions and the list received was quite small compared to the actual contents of the house. To my understanding, not providing receipts for contents and providing settlement results and disbursement months after the auctions occurred are violations. These things, taken individually, could be considered oversights (although still inexcusable) but, viewed collectively, each of the points contained in my complaint show a pattern of deception.2. Jamie promised to utilize Ebay for the dolls, accessories and finer collectibles to get a wider market. We talked at length prior to the signing of the contract. It appears that NOT ONE item made it to Ebay. In his response to my Board of Auctioneers complaint, Jamie stated he's used Ebay for years. First, responding to that claim as he did, it shows there was merit to my raising the point and, secondly, he offered no factual defense (showing what items went to Ebay and the supporting paperwork that would have been created). Numerous promises made but not carried out.In short, watch out if you are dealing with a Kentucky auctioneer. Want another tidbit? Did you know that, according to the Kentucky Revised Statutes, an auctioneer involved with shill bidding can be fined $10 ???. You read that right... ten dollars. An auctioneer getting caught shill bidding (which goes to the very core on the question of honesty within the auction industry) can be fined ten dollars. Do YOU see a reason to trust a Kentucky auctioneer?Bryan Langeneckerthttp://ThompsonAndRileySucks.firstname.lastname@example.org