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    I have to believe that the money will come from a new bond issue. Then paid for over a period of years, depending on the length of term for the bond.

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    While a new field would be nice, why spend taxpayer money to replace a perfectly fine facility? Work on the playing surface at the old field.
    Now if someone came up with a big donation to build a new facility, more power to them.
    And as stated earlier, the soccer teams have a great field to play on already.
    No need to waste taxpayer money.

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    Talking with some people at the game tonight this is apparently a done deal through some kind of grant that will be tied in with the new vocational school. Go Camels!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2 Humped Camel View Post
    Talking with some people at the game tonight this is apparently a done deal through some kind of grant that will be tied in with the new vocational school. Go Camels!
    Congrats--When's the ground breaking?? Assume this is part of Obama's "Stimulus Program"??

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    As a school district, we have made quite a bit of progress when it comes to test scores. They did not drop for our district. Please do your research before you post information. That is how rumors get started.
    Quote Originally Posted by SilverStang View Post
    Last post for me.

    1) I never said ONLY Brossart people paid for Campbell County High School. However, I will say that 99.9% of past and present Brossart students live in Campbell County and they pay CC taxes (just like CC students). So my point is correct that our (Brossart students and parents) tax dollars help build CC High School and the current stadium.

    2) I understand that CCHS has to do what's best for those students that go there. However, I don't understand how building a new stadium is best for CC students. I just read in the newspaper where test scores in almost every CC public school (high school and lower) dropped (excluding Highlands). How is spending millions on a new stadium best for the students? Fishhead is correct, pay a lot less for artificial turf and forget about the new stadium. Heck, don't do anything except spend the money to better educate the CC students.

    3) Finally, you are correct that my 'complaining' about Brossart not using the stadium was petty - I'm big enough to admit it. But wasting millions of dollars to build a new stadium when test scores are going south is not petty. Spend the money (a portion of which is my hard earned tax dollars) to better educate the students. You don't need a new stadium.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SilverStang View Post
    Last post for me.

    1) I never said ONLY Brossart people paid for Campbell County High School. However, I will say that 99.9% of past and present Brossart students live in Campbell County and they pay CC taxes (just like CC students). So my point is correct that our (Brossart students and parents) tax dollars help build CC High School and the current stadium.

    2) I understand that CCHS has to do what's best for those students that go there. However, I don't understand how building a new stadium is best for CC students. I just read in the newspaper where test scores in almost every CC public school (high school and lower) dropped (excluding Highlands). How is spending millions on a new stadium best for the students? Fishhead is correct, pay a lot less for artificial turf and forget about the new stadium. Heck, don't do anything except spend the money to better educate the CC students.

    3) Finally, you are correct that my 'complaining' about Brossart not using the stadium was petty - I'm big enough to admit it. But wasting millions of dollars to build a new stadium when test scores are going south is not petty. Spend the money (a portion of which is my hard earned tax dollars) to better educate the students. You don't need a new stadium.

    No more posts from me.
    Of course your not going to make any more posts on this topic. Your comments have totally discredited you on this website!

    1) So for every 1,000 Brossart students (past/present), 999 live in Campbell County? What a ridiculous statement!

    2) I don't know what newspaper you are reading? Based on your math score above, I now question your ability to read.

    3) Brossart is a "PRIVATE" institution of learning. Does private stand for not publishing their test scores? You insist on bashing the education of CC students. Based on what I have read, you may want to consider some remedial courses.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StickerMann View Post
    Congrats--When's the ground breaking?? Assume this is part of Obama's "Stimulus Program"??
    I was told if things break right it will be in the next 8 weeks or so, but I really don't know for sure.

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    Doesn't this grant money tie into a new vocational school at the high school as well?

    For those opposing the stadium being built NOW, did you oppose the building of SK's new facility as well or even Scott's? I am just curious.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bballfamily View Post
    While a new field would be nice, why spend taxpayer money to replace a perfectly fine facility? Work on the playing surface at the old field.
    Now if someone came up with a big donation to build a new facility, more power to them.
    And as stated earlier, the soccer teams have a great field to play on already.
    No need to waste taxpayer money.
    Paid for with tax money.

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    Bengals' grant fields dreams

    Campbell County High School in Alexandria, KY, will get a new synthetic turf football field thanks in part to a $200,000 grant from the Cincinnati Bengals through the National Football League Grassroots Program, it was announced Thursday in the following news release.

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    I know this a post from 2 years ago but SilverStang has gotten to me on this one. The way he is whining and moaning about a playing field is keeping the stereotype about Brossart people alive and well with me. Boo-Hoo about tax payer money building a stadium that should have been built when the school was. So poor ol' Brossart has to drive to Newport or Scott to play ball, no school or government forced you to start a team. NewCath to the best of my knowledge still pays Newport to use thier field; whens the last time anyone complained? Who payed for the turf? Newport taxes? If so the residents who sent thier kids to NCC that actually live in Newport did not complain. I have family in FT. Thomas who constantly pay (via taxes) for upgrades to Ft. Thomas public schools, and thier children went to private schools. They don't say a peep b/c they chose to live thier. Brossart people remind of spoiled kids, they want everything but do not want to sacrafice or put in the hard work to achieve thier goals. What about St. Henry's baseball field? The baseball team is in total control and has total responsibility of it. Quit crying and do something to improve your situation.

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    I think the new field is great, and a private School should pay rent, but remember if the private Schools would just close down which could happen then all your taxes would go way up. So can we just work together.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dennis12b View Post
    I think the new field is great, and a private School should pay rent, but remember if the private Schools would just close down which could happen then all your taxes would go way up. So can we just work together.
    Well Denny, this is such a true, true statement.

    I remember not too long ago when Highlands opened up their facility for free of charge to NewCath to play any special or potential rain out game on their Fieldturf in an effort to share with those Ft Thomas NewCath families but was told "thanks but no thanks"

    A much different situation here as tax payers did not pay for Highlands upgrade but as you suggested we should all work together...Just sayin...

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    Yes they have, the Football team even got to go on the new Soccer field, also that mud game NCC went to Holmes for free because they needed more than one date. Cov Cath a Catholic School was going to charge them 2000 for a day game no lights that is when I lost all respect for them.

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    Many of the posts in this thread make me even happier that we sent our kids to private schools in the area!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dennis12b View Post
    Yes they have, the Football team even got to go on the new Soccer field, also that mud game NCC went to Holmes for free because they needed more than one date. Cov Cath a Catholic School was going to charge them 2000 for a day game no lights that is when I lost all respect for them.
    Beggars can't be choosers. Should Covcath absorb all the costs and aggravation just because a sister school needs a field? You're going to ask them to use their field, want it for free, then complain they don't have lights? Wow!

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    No No not for free Cov Cath would have the concession stand plus money. the big cost is running the lights, did not complain about not having them. And yes we are a sister School.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dennis12b View Post
    No No not for free Cov Cath would have the concession stand plus money. the big cost is running the lights, did not complain about not having them. And yes we are a sister School.
    I'm not saying Covcath or Highlands shouldn't work out a deal to let NewCath use the field. I just think saying $2000 is too much is inaccurate. Once the sister school(Covcath) or the Big Brother/(Highlands) agrees to let NewCath use the field, you have to have people from the host school to staff it. That's likely all volunteers who could care less about the Newcath game and really don't want to give up their time for free.

    I think after closer examination $2000 is a bargain. That's only 400 people at an average of $5 a ticket to cover the costs. Surely you can draw at least that many no matter what team you play. NewCath keeps the rest of the gate above $2000, uses the field, beats some weak AA team, makes a profit. All the while your workers can enjoy the game because they don't have to work. The host school makes $2000 plus concession. The host is more likely to be able to get Boosters to work and clean up after the game. Win/Win for both schools.

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    Quote Originally Posted by G1 View Post
    I'm not saying Covcath or Highlands shouldn't work out a deal to let NewCath use the field. I just think saying $2000 is too much is inaccurate. Once the sister school(Covcath) or the Big Brother/(Highlands) agrees to let NewCath use the field, you have to have people from the host school to staff it. That's likely all volunteers who could care less about the Newcath game and really don't want to give up their time for free.

    I think after closer examination $2000 is a bargain. That's only 400 people at an average of $5 a ticket to cover the costs. Surely you can draw at least that many no matter what team you play. NewCath keeps the rest of the gate above $2000, uses the field, beats some weak AA team, makes a profit. All the while your workers can enjoy the game because they don't have to work. The host school makes $2000 plus concession. The host is more likely to be able to get Boosters to work and clean up after the game. Win/Win for both schools.
    No you didn't...


    You make good points though, sad thing is Highlands offers for "FREE"

    Actually, I have a major issue with City of Newport charging them to play at Newport Stadium, I know NewCath is private in all but c'mon

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    I drove by the new stadium yesterday and it sure looks great. It looks to be completed as well. Anyone know if they have anymore work to do?