By Editor Edison-CalPatty Press Editor for Revenge of the Ghost Wolf/Freebird – Revenge of the Ghost Wolf Reporter
Here it is the third of June 2014 and we always love Secret Seven articles published on June 3rd for traditionally it gives us a chance to play a cool song from a real country girl from back in the day so, “It’s about Time… we played that song — And its about SPACE for if we tried to convey to ANY SANE or reasonable person NOT from West Virginia how corrupt it really truly is in Gilmer County they would be a sayin…
“ARE YOU FROM OUTER SPACE or something?”
For, no reasonable person would believe the real truth, that is how bad the corruption has become! The Crooks from Crooked County (a place called Gilmer) don’t even try to hide the rape and the murder and the drugs anymore. Hell the corruption is so thick Glenville actually has a SMELL to it, for you can SMELL the corruption up at the courthouse on the hill, and it smells musty and dusty and a little bit like a bad can of TUNA!!
The REAL TRUTH of the matter is that all local law enforcement, courts, prosecutor, county commission and politicians are ALL bought and paid for in Gilmer County, and they ALL have a good friend in Big Joe Manchin, who has reaped the rewards of campaign contributions both illegal and legal for years round here.
The matter that has everybody upset this third of JUNE 2014 is ANOTHER COURT HOUSE ACTION that most feel is corrupt for the fact it was recently announced that Darrel Ramsey is going to resign his County Commission seat and go back to his old job of running the Rec center and at quite a profit too. Ramsey’s latest accomplishments as a commissioner was to allow the MURDER of Willard Cottrill so that his estate could be plundered and the property could be divided up among thieves. The County Commission and their appointed fiduciary commissioner are in a position where people on the outside are sitting and waiting for them to make a move on the estate so that illegal actions can be exposed and people can be held accountable for fucking up another estate every bit as bad as Gilmer County did the AJ Woofter estate.
“Most people don’t know but …Gilmer County Commissioner Darrel Ramsey, practically prostituted himself to get elected! Hell ole Darrel was cuddling up to old, OLD retired school teachers to get elected – And went so far as to call one …his girlfriend. That much older girlfriend is displayed in a public picture at the Senior Center. Her husband also used to be Sheriff and Commissioner. Ramsey did say he would do anything to get votes and get elected. We now believe that to be true! But damn sniffing around old codge like that is really asking a lot!”
But, then again we are a talking bout SIN CITY- Glenville, West Virginia!! So lets come clean about the tale told in which there is the old commissioners wife that Ramsey dallied with day and night to get elected – who was Clark James (long deceased) wife Helen the Senior Center madam. OH HELEN you sure did a good job of a sellin that one. Ramsey ran to her house day and night even driving her around, but oddly enough her son Craig managed the band program up at the College back then. We a heard that dude Craig is as gay as hell.
“GAY YOU SAY?! Gay as fuck…allegedly!! Hell that flesh colored banana licker would even suck some Glenville Police Chief Ben Huffman dick. Huffman is the type that many gay guys are attracted to I hear. That is why that ole BEN has that night stick. That is what he uses it for, to beat off all them a gay men a after him all the time down there in the SIN city of Glenville!!” Time for YOU to buy the KY Huffman!!
Now back to the story … why do you think Commissioner Darrel Ramsey found going to that 88 year old persons house so attractive?
“Could it be the gay like to play like it is Sarah Rutherford and Bob Henry Baber day …at GSC? OH YEAH!!! HELL YEAH!!”
Us folk at the Secret Seven Coalition heard that Craig goes out of town regularly and Ramsey supposedly travels every weekend to Ohio to see a daughter by his second wife. Can you see where we are going with this?
Gilmer County Commissioner Darrel Ramsey never talks about the second wife, just the 1st wife who died, I expect for pity purposes. Ramsey is such a great example of being and honest and good Gilmer County Citizen that he kicks his kids that live with him out of the house and onto the street for real, and then brags that he’s not going to take care of them!
One of the offspring of the Ramsey household winds up in regional jail multiple times because of those actions — and runs around drunk at the famous Glenville Folk Festival — telling people that Darrel’s gay and slept with one of the guys who worked with the Head Start kids at the Rec Center!
The Recreation center has been the sponsor to many a PLAY DATE sponsored by Gilmer County Commissioner Darrel Ramsey — And now the people of Gilmer County have been learning about it via the FREE PRESS — And also all the romps getting some BACK DOOR action from the DOG FACE WOMAN commonly known around Crooked County as Reta Kight. Reta taught Ramsey all the tricks about how to make some fast cash as a commissioner and all she wanted was a little ramming from behind, “Doggie Style!”
The Secret Seven Coalition as far back as two years ago made a statement that the CROOKS from CROOKED COUNTY would find a way to get Reta Kight back in there as a commissioner and it looks like that statement got nailed right on the head!!
Please review the recent article by the VOICE of the PEOPLE the Gilmer Free Press to find out the rest of the story!!
G-LtE™: This Is Not about Ability. It Is about Cronyism
It was reported on this site that eight applications were received for the position of Director at the Gilmer County Recreation Center.
On May 23, 2014 one of the interviews is reported as being Darrell Ramsey a sitting Gilmer County Commissioner whose term does not end until 2016.
The Recreation Center is owned by the Gilmer County Commission, their board is appointed by those Commissioners, approval granted by them for their choice of a Director and their financial position is included in the financial statements of that Commission who also pays many of their bills and requires their audit.
It is the talk throughout this county that Reta Kight who lost to the incumbent in the May 2014 primary election and is the current Recreation Center book keeper, will be appointed to replace Mr. Ramsey who will be returned to the Recreation Center job he held prior to his election as Commissioner for an estimated $30,000 a year plus 5% of any events he books there.
It would seem that just like State intervention of our schools the Commission will decide instead of the majority of the electorate who will run Gilmer County.
This is not about ability. It is about cronyism.
It is about waiting until immediately after an election to make self serving, politically motivated, moves to retain authority.
It is about not taking the same chance as everyone else at getting a job and letting seven people believe they had equal opportunity.
It is about a handful of people getting multiple jobs, often all full time while working only 8 hours per day.
It is about taking the opportunity from regular citizens having these positions.
It is about using and abusing power and position to self-serve.
It is about the apparent lack of ethics and morality that pervades the political arena of local politics to the point that you don’t even have to resign to apply for a job you have voting control over and giving back in spite of the people.
Little wonder the State has no mercy on the tax payers and our school system.
They follow the example set by our own elected leadership.
West Virginia Code §6B-1-2. Legislative findings, purpose, declaration and intent
(a) The Legislature hereby finds that the holding of a public office or public employment is a public trust. Independence and impartiality of public officials and public employees are essential for the maintenance of the confidence of our citizens in the operation of a democratic government. The decisions and actions of public officials and public employees must be made free from undue influence, favoritism or threat, at every level of government. Public officials and public employees who exercise the powers of their office or employment for personal gain beyond the lawful emoluments of their position or who seek to benefit narrow economic or political interests at the expense of the public at large undermine public confidence in the integrity of a democratic government.
IT IS ABOUT FORGETTING WHO PUT YOU THERE.
~~ By Multiple Gilmer County Citizens ~~
GFP: We attempted to contact the Commissioners about this CommunityConcerns™ and we received the following statement from Commissioner Ramsey:
“There were 8 applicants I think for the rec center job the board interviewed 4 applicants Martin Hess, Jeff Campbell, Lora Beall, and myself..”
“I did interview and they offered me the job…”
“I will be resigning at the commission meeting June 3rd I will start work at the rec center June 4th!”
“As for Reta Kight filling my seat for the next two yrs she can’t Brian is the commissioner that sits from city district so only one commissioner can sit from any district at a time so she is NOT taking my place.”
“Yes the salary is 30,000.00, and no I will not get 5% of any event I book there forgot that one. just regular pay.”
“Brian and Larry will have 30 days to fill my seat the person will need to come from my district and be a democrat.”
“They are free to pick whoever they want as long as they are a democrat I gave them two names Cindy Wilson or administrator and Johnnie Ishenart both said they would do it when I asked I told Brian and Larry both names those two are from my district.”
“Also my pay at the rec center was 27,500.00 when I left to go to the commission so I took a cut in pay to be commissioner…”
Brian Kennedy used to be City District. He lives in Normantown and is Center District. If he doesn’t know that then why should Ramsey choose his own replacement? Should have been done this election by the voter. This deal has been in the works long enough. There is no city commissioner so quit trying to manipulate. Hear our Emergency Services manager with the four tax paid jobs just like him is also in the running. That $27,500 didn’t include the two bonuses the Rec Center gave the year he left. Why is the Commission giving a match of $5,000 to the Rec Centers $5,000 to give him a $10,000 raise above what Mr. Lyons got when they are so broke they talk about laying off employees? Heck, Kight came to the door campaigning and said she wasn’t done fixing the sheriffs books but the county ran out of money to pay her in September.
Ramsey? Can you believe anything he says?
When he was running against Chapman, his exact words were: “Chapman has to go.“
But the voice inflection and body language was even more powerful.
Did not take Ramsey very long to **become one of them** did it?
Those who have been elected to serve the citizens have simply gone the route of **serving but a few** and taking care of themselves in the process.
How much money was stuffed in Kight’s pocket book to clean up the former sheriff’s accounting mess?
A gang of back scratching cronies.
Curley, Larry, and Moe. Who will be the new Moe?
Long time Rec Center board members and hard workers Collins and Sponaugle resigned before this mess happened. Think they smelled what was in the wind and decided not to play the dirty game? Anybody on Facebook knew Ramsey was in and why would they bother to interview? Ramsey really got 3 bonuses that last year. How’s he going to work full time for the BOE, full time for the Rec Center and then be Maintenance man for Glenville Gardens plus do his salesman side job? How can he stay on the Commission that owns and has oversight of the Rec Center? If he’s going then he needs to go all the way. He wants the administrator he voted to hire or his fellow school bus driver to fill two more years? There are plenty of other Democrats that can fill that seat who have been voted for in other elections. Just can’t be from DeKalb or Center District. He gets retirement and health from the BOE and has about enough years to do just that and go back to Braxton County.
“public employment is a public trust” ?
This batch of jokers has busted GC !
Gilmer is BROKE. Get it people? We have been bankrupted.
Trust? Trust you say?
All we can do now is buy Preparation-H by the case.
One more example to contribute to overall distrust of the County’s court system, law enforcement, the State with its deplorable conduct in taking over our school system with an air tight clamp on transparency, and our County Commission. No wonder we are known as Crooked County. What can’t be done is to shut down the social media to continue with cover up. Let us hope that the feds and others in legitimate law enforcement will find something to stick to help break our chains of bondage.
63 young people graduated the other night. Instead of trying to train and promote a future for any of them the hogs go to the trough again.
Before you run off – any comments on the Willard Cottrill murder and estate theft mess? There has been no comment or communication since this was last on the agenda.
WHAT happened to all those computers from Gilmer County High School that ended up in the trunk of the technology worker’s car who ran for the office?! Did those computers just go off the books? Step-by-Step on the Campaign Trail with former county clerk and the DOG FACE WOMAN must have been a stanky stank of a trail, and y’all should watch what you step in out there. We don’t need the same BAD people elected over and over and over again. Please GOD take us out of this GILMER COUNTY NIGHTMARE!!!!!!! Let us wake up to a county with NEW PEOPLE and please god please send that dog face woman a chasin some cats somewhere.
Do I understand this right?
Rita Kight – who was voted out when Brian Kennedy ran, and just lost in the primary, will be handed Ramsey’s final two years, when he quits?
If that is the case, it really tells our community what we have elected to the commission?
Commissioners who have no intention of carrying out any of the wishes of the voters!
Please don’t insult the memory of Curly Larry and Moe. These commissioners don’t even come close.
Can anyone tell how many tax dollars go into that black hole?
Yes we have, and have had a lot of great volunteers over many years. Yes, lots of memories for we who grew here as well.
But it comes to management. Do not think the commissioners ever had good management over the place. Not talking about the volunteer board or the person who has ever been hired as director.
Talking about the commissioners only. They are the three responsible for whatever happens at that Rec Center. They appoint the board and the board carries out their wishes.
The Commissioners are hooked to that Rec Center like Siamese twins!
The Commissioners giving the job to one of their own tells the whole story of the crooked county crooks? yes?
Which will be followed by their appointing some go-along crony to replace Ramsey?
Ramsey was elected for SIX years and is going to do the democrat cut and run that West Virginia has become known for now?
It is very simple: Mr. Ramsey should have quit before interviewing for the job. What has happen here is illegal and unethical.
I hear the commissioners are thinking about young bill stalnaker to fill darrell’s seat! why him? Is he part of the ring too? with all the issues at the courthouse he will be making a very bad political move.
Ramsey is recommending johnnie ishenart to fill his seat. Doesn’t johonnie already have two full-time job? how could a person having full time jobs wanting another job? I know the answer, money. but do we need to give our tax money to people in such criteria when someone else who does not have multiple jobs can do a better job as a commissioner?
if the answer is no, then why not give it to the lady who works full time for schools and then college as well as ambulance service and office of emergency services. she may still have a little time left from the 8 hour day to attend the commission meetings. folks this madness needs to end. we are tired of it. there are rules for government jobs as well as criteria, in addition to responsibilities to people who pay taxes for their payrolls.
Some of the candidates mentioned in Ramsey’s response do not have jobs. Are you telling me none of these candidates qualified for the job except the one who already has a full time job asking for another full time job while he is a commissioner, who overseas and responsible for rec center? It just does not make sense. It is obvious Ramsey went for more money, but why Chapman and Kennedy approve of it? Since the commissioners have to approve the rec center director and if they do they must want to get rid of Ramsey real bad. if so then why not give the job to those who really need it, Ramsey cannot be full time bus driver, full time at rec center and do his grass cutting business and all the other ventures he is into. More power to him for wanting to make more money. But he already has a full time job paid by tax payers. He should not have another full time job paid by tax payers. This is double dipping and not kosher. It is not too late to make this right. I trust Kennedy and Chapman do just that. Why try to do something which is not right, has not set well with the people? I am sure many people have questioned them about this sudden secret surprise. Neither one of you should approve of this appointment. Ramsey is just simply jumping to greener($$$) side of the fence. That is just it. It is shameful. He gave many promises to people to get elected and I feel whether he likes it or not he should finish his term and fulfill his responsibility to people.
Think about the salary of a commissioner then think about how long they sit in session on there meeting days. Most days they are gone before noon. Pretty good chunk of money for two days a month. I might add they just received a pay raise. Bet you ask any employee working there and you’ll find out they recieved no pay raise. I suspect the replacement will be someone who can play ball with the good old boy’s club, don’t you think? Time will tell.
The actions by the duo of Chapman and Kennedy are as in your face as it can get. THEY control Gilmer County for the benefit of those with connections. Is that what is best for Gilmer County? Not if you take a close look at what’s happening.
Ramsey’s abandonment of his post says more about the situation in this county than the simple explanation of he did it for the money. We were warned what would happen if a once beaten Larry Chapman was reelected. It didn’t take a crystal ball to predict what would occur with the dynamic duo of Chapman and Kennedy in charge.
That’s all folks. No matter if you think you’re one of the beneficiaries of the elite’s handouts or you recognize you’ll never get a break, you are all on a sinking ship.
Isn’t it illegal to give a position a pay raise, apply for that position and then hire yourself?? The commission is the governing body of all the boards, including the Rec center. Considering all of this was done before the resignation of Ramsey, I would say it was very illegal. The Commission has opened the door for every other applicant that applied for that position to sue the County!! It’s time to stop complaining and put them in their place!!
This plan for Ramsey was in the works well before the primary.
Likely getting RK set for the job.
It was common rumor at the college and court house for a long time.
Will not matter much who Commission appoints unless its the executive committees choice. That’s who puts the candidates on the ballot about August to finish that two year term. Experience tells us the fix is in.
Its about TIME its about SPACE it about the third of June 2014 in a REAL CROOKED PLACE…
Please write to email@example.com to share misconduct along with illegal actions by Gilmer County Public officials that you feel you cannot hide any longer. They don’t CALL this place CROOKED COUNTY for nothing. Enjoy the Folk Festival. And better to warn any out of town folk you may invite, and tell them about what happened to Fred Hill for some locals don’t take too kindly to outsiders.