JACKSON, Ky. (WYMT) – A Fb submit over the weekend despatched the Metropolis of Jackson and Breathitt County abuzz. A difficulty with the Honey Pageant committee appeared to suggest the competition itself was in jeopardy.
“It is actually unhappy as a result of slightly compromise can go a good distance,” mentioned one neighborhood member who talked with WYMT however didn’t wish to be recognized.
An issue got here to mild after a gathering between the mayor and the Honey Pageant’s organizers.
“It is form of one aspect towards one other aspect,” mentioned the identical neighborhood member.
The mayor, nevertheless, says it’s all only a massive misunderstanding.
Within the assembly the mayor proposed some minor modifications, hoping that this is able to spark dialog and breathe new life into the competition.
“New folks must get entangled. We have to get neighborhood members concerned who say they wish to see change and who’s prepared to work for that,” mentioned Jackson Mayor Laura Thomas. “There are folks which can be prepared to step up and are prepared to maintain the competition going and I simply hope they do.”
As phrase continues to unfold on social media, the mayor is adamant that the competition will proceed.
Whereas there appear to be some emotions harm, Thomas needs to emphasize there are not any unhealthy emotions, and she or he appreciates the work the festivals committee did for thus lengthy.
“The people who have labored these final a few years to maintain the competition going I do know that’s thankless work and I simply recognize all of the work they’ve performed,” mentioned Mayor Thomas.
WYMT reached out to the chairperson of the Honey Pageant and didn’t hear again.
There will probably be a neighborhood assembly Thursday at 5:00 p. m. at Metropolis Corridor for anybody who’s within the path of the 2019 Honey Pageant.