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To the editor:
I’m shocked that anyone would think Voegele’s “rogue spending” should be applauded. SERIOUSLY people?
There are rules and regulations (laws) that dictate the powers of government officials. There are even regulations for guardrails – you don’t just put up guardrails wherever you want.
County tax money is designated for county projects, state taxes are for state projects, are you catching on here?
Fiscal court should make the decisions about when and where county tax dollars are spent – not the judge executive. They are supposed to work as a team and look out for the best interests of Oldham County. If spending county money on a guardrail is such a noble venture, then it should be done through the proper channels.
There are other places in Oldham County that need guardrails more than Ky. 393 near Dispatchers Way.
How about Mt. Zion Road in the S-curves near Todds Point Road where at least two people have died in separate crashes and several others have gone down into the ravine? S-curves near the end of Abbott Lane are just as hazardous.
School buses, students driving to school, parents taking their kids to the park, etc., also travel these roads. These are also state highways, by the way.
Guardrails are needed there, but not at the expense of Oldham County. Also, guardrails serve a purpose, keeping vehicles on the road.
Placing guardrails that don’t meet state specifications merely provides a false sense of security.