I think Officer Babb should be bailed out of his mess by the citizens of Fayette County so he will be here to fight another day.

Sat, 06/27/2009 - 11:24pm
By: FayetteBorn

I think Officer Babb should be bailed out of his mess by the citizens of Fayette County so he will be here to fight another day.
He has been a loyal public servant to this county for 20+ years!
I personally pledge $1000 toward him keeping his home.
I hope others will follow.

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Submitted by MyOpinionIs on Mon, 07/06/2009 - 10:00am.

I think your intentions are great, but unless you and so many others are willing to either come up with enough money to pay the entire debt off or to contribute to his monthly expenses until his pay reaches what it was before his demotion, don't think $1000 is going to do much. Again, I realize if many, many people contribute then there will be enough money to bail him out --- this month --- but what about all the upcoming months? Again, it would have to be an ongoing contribution unless / until his pay increases to what it used to be. WE ARE IN THE SAME BOAT --- JOB LOSS. NEW JOB NO WHERE NEAR SALARY RANGE IT USED TO BE. BARELY TREADING WATER. IT IS WHAT IT IS. OTHERS CAN'T HELP, UNLESS THEY ARE WILLING TO DO SO FOR AN UNDETERMINED AMOUNT OF TIME AND PAY OUR MONTHLY BILLS FOR US UNTIL WE GET BACK TO THE SAME INCOME LEVEL. Past debts / steep house payments cannot be criticized at this point. Unfortunately the poor economy, job cutbacks, job losses, pay cuts, etc have A LOT OF PEOPLE in a financial bind. Barry Babb was definitely done wrong ... but SO WERE SO MANY PEOPLE IN ALL WALKS OF LIFE - we all make it through though with love and prayer. PLEASE PRAY FOR THEM (AND EVERYONE ELSE IN THE MIDST OF LIFE'S DIFFICULT PATHS).

Submitted by rmoc on Sun, 07/05/2009 - 10:28pm.

I was told we could afford a $700,000 home 8 years ago..We bought a 200,000 home even though we have stable well paid jobs. We updated and still invested less than 275,000 into our home. Everyone always said we underbuy but now I am in my comfortable home and even if we run into a set back I am probably okay. I keep seeing folks in the big homes get foreclosed. We have had to cut back with no raises for years and even a salary decrease but I was from a family that always believed in thrift.
I think Officer Babb got the shaft "politically" but we are all hurting financially.

Submitted by jwoo on Thu, 07/02/2009 - 8:13am.

Per year
28,000 federal taxes
7,000 State taxes
26,000 Child support for the cheating ex-wife who was awarded my children in a 2 year battle where I was superior in the categories of evaluation and had the preference of the children. It’s not about the children, It’s about keeping money in the system.
2,200 Children’s travel costs paid only by myself
2,000 school supplies and clothing costs paid only by myself
3,500 lawyers costs to ward off continuous claims for more money by ex-wife
68,700 total gone to the bottomless pits

31,300 net cash money left for me

6,000 Vehicles
4,500 Fuel, Insurance for vehicle
16,600 Rent, insurance, Utilities for apartment
4,200 remaining for food, entertainment, savings, medical, dental,,, at a whopping 100K income I am living high on the hog. This is not an isolated or uncommon reality for those who have been divorced. The bankruptcy lawyer would like 1,800 - I’m saving for it.

Submitted by kikenbutt on Wed, 07/01/2009 - 10:51am.

Hold a rally with signs and picketers in front of the Fayette County Sheriffs office. Demand Sheriff Hannah to make this right and hold him accountable. Call the news media and let them know time, date and why. Finally, this story breaks but unfortunately too late to save this good officer’s family home. All in self pride Sheriff?

Where are those crime stats that were promised Sheriff? Yet another campaign promise not honored.

What did you good Hannah supporters expect?

Submitted by MYTMITE on Sun, 06/28/2009 - 10:07pm.

I am sure your donation will be appreciated. AS for myself, I am busy trying to keep my head above water. I followed all the rules, spent within my means, etc. and now my money is going to bail out those who were not so prudent via our financial bailout. My savings which were supposed to take care of me in my dotage are fast dwindling .. I wish I had known years ago that the government would reward those with a spend, spend mentality and have the onus fall on those of us who had been prudent. I would have spent a lot more and had a lot more fun. So, sorry to say, I will not be donating to your fund but if you have an extra $1,000. to spare I could sure use it!!!

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Submitted by FayetteBorn on Mon, 06/29/2009 - 9:53am.

I understand,I too have been prudent in my spending.
I am not a wealthy man, but I'm not hurting.
Ineed advice on how to set up an account for the Babbs.
This way anyone could contribute(anonymously if desired)any amount.
Enough $10 donations would help.
I put myself in his shoes.I cant fathom having my pay cut almost in half without cause.

Love simply, Love generously,
Care deeply, Speak kindly and
Leave the rest to God.

Submitted by Bonkers on Tue, 06/30/2009 - 2:09pm.

I don't know Mr. Babb, the candidate for sheriff last election, but I can assure you that if he allows citizens to give him money that he will surely never be sheriff!! That is like a waitress who gets the most tips becoming County administrator.

I would suggest that you give the money to the current sheriff, make him wealthy right away, and he won't have to get that way! Maybe he already is, having been there since dirt ws created.

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Submitted by FayetteBorn on Thu, 07/02/2009 - 9:06am.

But wouldnt it solve the perception of buying influence if I open an account at a local bank and deposit my donation?
Anyone else that would like to contribute can go make a deposit.
No one will know who has helped him out of this bind so there is no conflict of interest in the future.
Any other suggestions?
By the way, I have not done this yet because a family member is sick and I am caring for them.
As soon as I am out and about again I will open the account.
A protest is not a bad idea. Again once I am out and about I will see how many people I can gather.
A protest with just a handful of people wont do much good.
Love simply, Love generously,
Care deeply, Speak kindly and
Leave the rest to God.

Submitted by Bonkers on Thu, 07/02/2009 - 9:30am.

I think you will need more than $10 from the whole county! Isn't the house costs 4-500,000 dollars? Any credit card debt? Usuially is in these cases.
Is there a car debt? Any store debts?

If you are serious about setting this fellow straight and making him whole, you need at call a meeting of 20-30 of your closest friends, then help him get rid of that expensive house, pay off his debts, and stop the foreclosure and ultimate bankruptcy.

Otherwise it won't help hardly any.

Submitted by fayettenative on Mon, 06/29/2009 - 8:14pm.

I would love to participate in a fund raiser for the Babb family. I'll keep watching for more info.

It is terrible what has happened to this family. It's bad enough that they are losing their home, but then The Citizen newspaper seems to think that this is worthy of front page news. I do not believe in kicking someone when they are down, whether I agree with them or not. Yes, I understand what it's like to go through a cut in income, but this was an unneccesary move on behalf of Sheriff Hannah.

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