Tells Kriss Hell's coming to his back yard
Al's after meeting comments
keep speaking volumes
Fay Penn should be mad as hornets that Fayette County Commissioner Al
Ambrosini took it upon himself to be that entity's spokesperson, who
announced what sounds to be a significant land purchase deal and company
or business operation, moving in the Dunbar Township land once considered
for a new county jail.
While Ambrosini, ousted as commish chairman in recent months, usually
speaks privately to the press after mute or near mute communication from
him during public meetings, he two days ago turned to a private citizen after
a pubic meeting to vent thoughts and introduced first-mention of the pending
relocation of Hell over the hill from Kriss' historic home.
From the sounds of it, Ambrosini turned to and approached the private citizen
to beam and gloat.
Following Thursday's special meeting to appoint county board and authority
members, citizen Terry Kriss, owner of the historic Meason House near
Laurel Mall and opponent of a county jail being built there, said that
Ambrosini approached him to taunt that something more imaginably worse
than a prison will now be built there.
"Al came up to me and said, 'If you didn’t like a prison behind your
house, there is something even more detrimental to be built there, as
Fay Penn sold that property for even more than the county's $1.25 million
While Ambrosini had arranged to purchase the land from Fay Penn without
bids in meetings largely conducted privately, the former county commish
chair, of course, did not tell Kriss how he came to know this supposed new
Nothing about a land deal or new company moving into the area has been
mentioned on the organization's website or area newspapers. No new sales
or transfers of land have been recorded on the county's property
Whether Ambrosini was telling Kriss the truth is unknown. Was he just
joshing to try to anger Kriss or see if he could get Kriss' blood pressure to
rise and rival his own?
Or was Ambrosini simply off again, in Al-la-la-land, babbling on with
Nothing about this claim from Ambrosini has been mentioned yet in the
media. An email was sent to him recently, asking for comment. When Hell
freezes over, a reply may come.
I trust the media's lack of coverage of Ambrosini's statement that something
horrible is coming to Kriss' back yard and the Dunbar Township land means
that the media has investigated and found Ambrosini's claim to be unfounded.
Otherwise, we're left hanging not knowing if Ambrosini's thoughts are
delusions or lies, until someone formally makes an announcement or applies
for zoning special exceptions or variances.
What's sadder or more pathetic about Ambrosini taunting Kriss like this
after a public meeting is that Ambrosini still doesn't get the fact that all but
Braddock family and business signed the Referendum Group's petitions to
place a referendum question on the ballot, asking for people to decide
whether to spend $40 million dollars on a pyrite money pit for a jail.
Most importantly, he doesn't get it yet that he has taken Fayette 50 steps
backward into progress and change with his reckless spending, personality
indifference, back room meetings and his genuinely goofy logic
demonstrated on too many occasions to minimize as being understandable
Why is he afraid to speak much at public meetings and, for the most part,
instead, run his mouth after meetings?
The better questions to ask might be why is Ambrosini so afraid of rebuttal
when two other commissioners are seated by him in a public meeting, and
what personality disorder exists that includes a compulsion to taunt Kriss,
after a public meeting with a sarcastic news flash that Hell will soon will
open up behind the Meason House? (10 Jan 15)