GettinOlder (RJ Bond)


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Meeting on potential Farmer's Turnpike abandonment draws crowd of 450

Note: The alternative routes presented by KDOT (US 40, 800 Rd, Queens Rd) were directed towards residents of Lecompton, Perry, NW Douglas county, S. Jefferson county as alternatives to get to K10/SLT while avoiding taking I-70 and paying a toll.

March 4, 2016 at 11:47 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Meeting on potential Farmer's Turnpike abandonment draws crowd of 450

The photo in the article is towards the end of the 3 hour meeting with only 5-6 people left in public comment line. Here is a picture from early in the meeting to show a better representation of how many people were there.


March 4, 2016 at 11:04 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Meeting on potential Farmer's Turnpike abandonment draws crowd of 450

A majority of the people that attend the church and school come from the south on K10/SLT and then take a left on Farmer's Turnpike currently to go to the church. If KDOT's "Preferred Alternative A" is built, it will close off Farmer's Turnpike access at that spot, and those coming from the south on K10 (this includes all residents coming from K10/SLT heading to the Lecompton/Perry/Perry Lake area) will have to get on I-70/Kansas Turnpike and go west for 2 miles, then exit at the new Lecompton KTA toll exit and pay a toll. Those going to church or taking their kids to school (daily) would then travel back east on Farmer's Turnpike for 2 miles to the church/school.

The unsafe alternatives, if you want to avoid paying a toll, that were presented by KDOT officials last night are as follows (safety was THE main topic of the 30-40 commenters during the public comments/questions time):

1) Take US 40 for 5 miles (anyone that lives in this area knows how dangerous that highway is, with curves, hills, and no shoulder. KDOT officials said last night that they project an increase from 4300 cars/day to 7300 cars/day on US 40.

2) Use 800 Rd (gravel road currently) to connect between Farmer's Turnpike and US 40. If you are not familiar with the intersection of 800 Rd and US 40, 800 Rd is at the bottom of a valley of US 40, in between 2 steep hills on each side. Not at all safe to turn on to from 800 Rd.

3) Use Queens road (partial gravel road / steep curving hill) to connect between Farmer's Turnpike and K10 (given as an alternative in their slide presentation)

Hopefully they keep access open to Farmer's Turnpike. If not, I truly hope last nights showing from the community showed the importance of considering the impact to other roads in the area.


March 4, 2016 at 10:54 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

A new Kansas River trail and city nature area near Burcham Park may be in the works

Where is this again? How can it be "below the Clinton Lake Dam" and yet also be "overlooking the lake." ?

October 2, 2013 at 3:03 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

14-year-old Lecompton girl sues Brownback administration over CO2 emissions

Wow bozo,
Talk about cherry-picking one phrase out of that link to discredit Bill, but forgetting that basic notion of context.

For those that don't click on links (I usually don't except in cases like this where 2 people use the same link to make their point), here is the full text that includes both bozo's and Bill's takes. This is the first mention of the U.S. in the linked article, so I'm not conveniently leaving out information that hurts either's argument, just so you know. :-)

"CO2 emissions in the United States in 2011
fell by 92 Mt, or 1.7%, primarily due to
ongoing switching from coal to natural gas
in power generation and an exceptionally
mild winter, which reduced the demand for
space heating. US emissions have now
fallen by 430 Mt (7.7%) since 2006, the
largest reduction of all countries or
regions. This development has arisen from
lower oil use in the transport sector (linked
to efficiency improvements, higher oil
prices and the economic downturn which
has cut vehicle miles travelled) and a
substantial shift from coal to gas in the
power sector."

So there you have it in context fellow readers. I'm not arguing one vs the other, but just don't like folks being misled. So after reading the whole thing from the link, is there even a mention of the "single largest reason for the drop"?

October 20, 2012 at 3:17 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

A note about recent changes

How come I can't view the last half of the comments on this thread? Another glitch? Last one I can see is from June 26th.

July 2, 2012 at 11:43 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

A note about recent changes

Can we have an update Alex on when the issues will be fixed?

I use my phone only for internet access and ever since the "update", I am unable to view the regular site, which means I can't view pictures or video, and it's incredibly difficult to find things on the stripped down, dumbed down mobile version.

Any information at all would be great. Thank you.

June 28, 2012 at 10:43 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Power restored to thousands of Westar Energy customers north of Sixth Street

Thanks for the info. Obviously this isn't your call, but with the millions spent in infrastructure in the construction of our electrical grids, power lines, substations, etc - would it be prudent to NOT make the substations "open overhead"? Just a thought, since obviously birds and squirrels seem to easily take them down as they are currently designed.

May 23, 2011 at 1:50 p.m. ( | suggest removal )