Archive for Monday, August 29, 2011

Bank withdraws foreclosure lawsuit against Douglas County Sheriff Ken McGovern’s home

August 29, 2011


A foreclosure proceeding initiated in July involving the west Lawrence home of Douglas County Sheriff Ken McGovern has been resolved, according to Douglas County District Court records.

Douglas County District Judge Michael Malone dismissed the foreclosure case filed by U.S. Bank on Aug. 16, at the request of the bank. McGovern said in July after the civil suit was filed that he and his wife, Rebecca McGovern, were working on resolving the matter with the bank after he said his wife’s small business, a Lawrence salon and spa, was struggling due to the tough economic times. The situation had affected the family’s finances, he said.

In 2010, 110 of 336 property owners were able to resolve foreclosures after a sale had been scheduled, according to numbers from the sheriff’s office, which is in charge of the sales.

McGovern said he had no comment on the matter Monday.


Mugg_Shots 2 years, 4 months ago

Yea,h right after that Mcgovern fired me for giving an inmate an inhaler who was having an asthma attack! I am an insurance liabilty. If you want to do wrong and go to candyland, Douglas County jail is the place for you. I guess the four years and getting my nose broke, and saving a guys life on K-10 (which I was never even thanked for by my POS superiors) was all for naught.


InspectorJo 2 years, 7 months ago


Really, really...I believe that it is a known fact that the more you make the more you spend. The only true statement in your post is when you said "it is their problem". You are correct on that is their problem and no of YOUR business. Now go bash someone else that is down on their luck, oh ya Obama's Uncle just got arrested for a DUI and is in jail, that should keep you busy for a while. So sad that you are not happy in your life.


Number_1_Grandma 2 years, 7 months ago

As Sheriff, Ken McGovern has done a great job. He keeps within his budget and as taxpayers this is all we should be concerned about. How he does as Sheriff. His personal affairs are nobodies business but his!


faceit 2 years, 7 months ago

maybe he sold the Mercedes convertible that he keeps in the garage


bigpimpin 2 years, 7 months ago

Where is the house? What's it valued at?


Flap Doodle 2 years, 7 months ago

We all know how much you miss President Bush, merrill. You need to moveon with your life now.


Richard Heckler 2 years, 7 months ago

There are several ways in which the Bush family plays into the Savings and Loan scandal, which involves not only many members of the Bush family but also many other politicians that are still in office and still part of the Bush Jr. administration today. Jeb Bush, George Bush Sr., and his son Neil Bush have all been implicated in the Savings and Loan Scandal, which cost American tax payers over $1.4 TRILLION dollars (note that this is about one quarter of our national debt).

Between 1981 and 1989, when George Bush finally announced that there was a Savings and Loan Crisis to the world, the Reagan/Bush administration worked to cover up Savings and Loan problems by reducing the number and depth of examinations required of S&Ls as well as attacking political opponents who were sounding early alarms about the S&L industry. Industry insiders were aware of significant S&L problems as early 1986 that they felt would require a bailout. This information was kept from the media until after Bush had won the 1988 elections.

Jeb Bush defaulted on a $4.56 million loan from Broward Federal Savings in Sunrise, Florida. After federal regulators closed the S&L, the office building that Jeb used the $4.56 million to finance was reappraised by the regulators at $500,000, which Bush and his partners paid. The taxpayers had to pay back the remaining 4 million plus dollars.

Neil Bush was the most widely targeted member of the Bush family by the press in the S&L scandal. Neil became director of Silverado Savings and Loan at the age of 30 in 1985. Three years later the institution was belly up at a cost of $1.6 billion to tax payers to bail out.


Gandalf 2 years, 7 months ago

Well it at least proves he must be an honest Sheriff. If he was on the "take" he wouldn't have had this problem.


bornon7 2 years, 7 months ago

Give ME a break!! If you make a great salary, which he does, and they choose to spend more than they make, which they DO, then it's their problem! You shouldn't buy what you can't pay for. Oh...then file bankruptcy and screw all the people you owe, Shame on them for getting in this position in the first place. They are grown adults. Act like it.


Edward Coan 2 years, 7 months ago

Or tell about someone who has faced bankruptcacy.


rukidingme 2 years, 7 months ago

This just shows the Sheriif is a human just like rest of us. Give him a break LJW. Find something else to make news about. Today is hard times at least he worked things out with his bank. unlike many others Banks such as Benifical or also known as HSB won't work with customers. All they want is to kick familys to the street and let the house set empty. LJW why don't you investigate Benifical you will find out what a scam they are and report that to the public.


sierraclub 2 years, 7 months ago

Why not list the names of the other property owners that have problems with their payments? Why just single one person out?


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