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Neighbors Claim King Knob Park Causing Trespassing Issues
Written by Your 5News Team
Last updated on September 04, 2013 @ 6:58PM
Created on September 04, 2013 @ 4:44PM

Some people have been voicing concerns about an off road park in Barbour County.

On Wednesday, neighbors were also speaking out about King Knob, but this time about apparent trespassing on their property.

People who live on Stewart's Run Road claim their fences were torn out, and then people visiting the park would ride on their property. They said they're not only concerned about their land, they're also worried about what kind of liability that could put on them.

The neighbors said if someone gets hurt on their land, they could be held responsible, and that's a huge concern.

They also said the noise from the park wakes them up in the middle of the night.

While they said they can't control what goes on at the park's property, they want to resolve the issues facing them on their own property.

Most of them said they've lived there for decades, and it's never been like this at their homes.

"You would think that they'd like to keep the landowners around here happy and not make a fuss and always calling the sheriff or state police and saying 'there's somebody running around, driving over bark piles, through fields or around at 2:00 or 3:00 in the morning, and waking everybody up," said John Wayne McBee, who lives on Stewart's Run Road. " There's not many people who live on Stewart's Run anymore, and we're all a little older than we used to be, but that doesn't mean we don't deserve the same courtesy as everybody else."

The owners of the park said they want to work with the neighbors to resolve all the issues they have.

They said they'd like to meet with the neighbors, and set strict boundaries so no one crosses them.

"I just want to say there is no intention for anyone to go on anyone else's property, and I don't want anyone on anyone else's property, for sure. We're going to have to work together to make the project work and make the park work. Anywhere you're at, you can't have your neighbors mad at you, so we want to get along with everyone out here and everyone that surrounds the property," said King Knob co-owner, Chris Wolfe. 

Both sides agreed they'd like to work things, so everyone can get along.

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