Coverage of this evening’s Montgomery County Board of Education shenanigans will begin shortly. Be sure to keep checking back.
While you wait, here are some photos from Monday’s meeting:
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DONNA WILSON’S HUSBAND & POWELL’S STRESSED CREW
FROM MONDAY’S MEETING
UPDATE — The situation is so tense that state troopers have been called in:
AT THE BOARD MEETING
Things are getting interesting.
Sources told us police are present because Powell claims he fears for his safety (silly, that bunch who oppose him is harmless). Here’s a blurry image of him having a nervous conversation with them:
POWELL & POLICE
Powell won’t like the new seating arrangement — all the way at the end:
Here’s a better view:
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He won’t have to worry about that for long, though.
Check out the camera Powell had set up:
It’s not focused on the board — it’s focused on the audience. That is how ridiculous the situation has become in Montgomery County.
One of the state troopers present? Nathan Shortridge. Son of the local sheriff and one of the key players in the iPad scandal.
What the hell was that KSP post thinking?!
Look what a crowd:
Complete with state troopers.
One of Powell’s teacher minions went up to Nathan Shortridge to give him a list of names and photographs of people to look out for.
What was that, again, about Powell not retaliating?
What a cowardly stunt to pull. Complaining about people who dare hold that corrupt bunch accountable.
Powell and one of his attorneys stand in a hallway outside the closed board session:
POWELL & ATTORNEY
Awaiting the inevitable.
UPDATE/NOTE: Hope you folks in Montgomery County and those who follow education across the state are happy. For the first time ever, I’m/we’re not following this evening’s State of the Commonwealth address by Governor Papaw.
Okay, just kidding, no one cares what he has to say at this point.
The woman who went up to Shortridge did so after having a conversation with Kristi Carter and looking around. She advised him that the people she pointed out were… wait for it… posting on Topix.
We’ll publish her name and photo in just a bit. Update: After some research, she doesn’t appear to be a school employee. Just some sad woman who posts on Topix 24/7 who is attending the meeting with former board member Steve Osborne.
Here’s Steve Osborne:
Mt. Sterling Advocate senior writer Tom Marshall speaks with Dr. Kelly Johnson’s father:
For anyone who came here looking for State of the Commonwealth coverage? Here you go — a copy of Steve Beshear’s address:
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Don’t say I never gave you anything.
Here’s the lady trying to provoke the concerned citizens in the audience, going up to Trooper Shortridge, lobbing threats left and right regarding Page One:
THREATENING THOSE WHO QUESTION POWELL
She’s apparently Joshua Powell’s sister and is apparently married to Trooper Gonterman.
ANOTHER UPDATE: She’s losing her shit now, personally attacking me.
Keep attacking the messenger, Powells, keep it up. I’m not the person ending Joshua’s career. He is. I’m not the person suing him every other breath. I’m not the person who called 911 on him fifteen times. I’m also not the dozens of teachers, elected officials, government employees or countless citizens who provide me with documents all day, every day.
But I sure as hell will continue to report on this mess he created with government documents, audio recordings, video and the like. I cover the mess with documentation so you fuckers can’t accuse me of fabricating anything. You’re just butt hurt that the truth makes you all look like you belong in prison.
Yelling out at a public meeting that I’m a “fag” (duh) won’t change anything. Though, it sheds light on how desperate you are at this point. It’s just sad.
You shitty people ought to back up a taste because this is a shitshow you created. I’m just reporting on it.
Fun fact: If you’re at a public event, you can absolutely be photographed.
If you’re at a public event and want to photograph people there? Do it. If the Kentucky State Police try to stop you, tell me and I’ll write about it… and publish photos of the people trying to get the KSP to intervene.
Board members tell me they expect to leave closed session any minute now… but I won’t be surprised if they’re in there until the wee hours of the morning.
If you could zoom in:
READING PAGE ONE
You’d see that his phone is loading Page One every five seconds. Apparently, everyone with a smart phone in the room is doing the same.
UPDATE: They’re coming out of closed session.
FINAL UPDATE ON THIS THREAD: CLICK HERE to access the latest story. Powell has been suspended!