Monday, February 18, 2008

Blount County won't reimburse for destroyed House

Blount County Highway workers destroyed Martha Riding's house. Her house is appraised for $230k and the County is only offering $100K.


I didn’t hire an attorney for a long time because the people from the county kept telling me that they were going to take care of me,” Ridings said. “They told me they would do the right thing and make it right, but I’ve been living in a little trailer with no hot water for five months now.

“It’s just a shame. We elect these people because they tell us how they’re going to take care of the citizens of Blount County.

“Once they get into office, the only thing they want to take care of and protect is the government — not the people who elected them.