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It’s time to help a neighbor in need
To the editor:
As the wind storm swept through Oldham County, we got to witness many acts of kindness through the neighborhoods — cutting trees, hauling debris, trips to the store and loaning of generators. While most of us have recovered from the storm we have one neighbor that is still in need of our help.
From our understanding, Crestwood Supermarket (formerly IGA) lost most of its frozen, dairy and meat products when the power stayed out for the extended period of time. Most of the loss was not covered by insurance.
Now, it will take all of our support to help our local community store recover. You don’t need to donate; just buy from the store. An increase in revenue is what is needed, not a hand out.
Help support our local business as Crestwood Supermarket has supported our schools, teams and charities over the years.
Geoffrey and Mary Arth, Crestwood
Airport would be out of character for community
To the editor:
All the back and forth on the subject of this airport survey is intent on ignoring an undercurrent of resistance to the proposal as a whole. I haven’t spoken to anyone in my circle of acquaintances who favors the idea.
Money to operate is going to be a sticking point that heretofore hasn’t been adequately addressed. If user fees don’t cover 100 percent, just exactly where do the proponents plan to jack up my taxes to pay for it? I have the perception that as long as the federal government or the state is picking up the majority of the construction tab, it isn’t really tax money out of our pocket that is paying the bill. An airport in Oldham County would be out of character for the community, serve a very small percentage of the population, and given the only 30 minutes or less to Bowman Field, perceptibly unnecessary. What percentage of this type of airport nationwide actually supports itself? Seems we are going to get a justification for this debacle one way or another, so we get a juggling act on a survey. Instead, why not just put it on a referendum? We will get to the bottom of what the taxpayers really want with this approach.
Michael Best, Crestwood
Voters should teach Davis a lesson in democracy
To the editor:
On Monday night I thought I misheard the moderator on KET, when he said that Congressman Davis decided not to show for a public debate with his opponent, Dr. Michael Kelley, an Oldham County resident. During the debate, one of the media representatives questioning the candidates – make that candidate – commented that Geoff Davis had declared that Dr. Kelley wasn’t “a serious candidate” for the 4th District seat, and therefore he, Davis, wouldn’t show for the debate. Since when does a Congressman get to decide whether his or her opponent is a serious candidate? Isn’t that role of you the voter? The arrogance demonstrated by Davis is deplorable. It’s evident that he gauges the seriousness of a campaign based entirely on money and not ideas. Looks like the people of Kentucky’s 4th District need to teach Congressman Davis a lesson on Election Day about who owns our democracy.
Gregory A. Howard, La Grange
NOHS soccer team cleans local roadways
To the editor:
North Oldham High School boys’ soccer team cleaned up Oldham County recently.
It wasn’t a game, it was a fundraising roadside litter pickup by arrangement with Linda Fountain, the county’s recycling director and solid waste coordinator.
And it was fun.
The boys cleaned a 4.75-mile stretch of Ky. 1817, and a 2.5 mile stretch of Glenarm Road, separating recyclables from regular waste along the way. We met at 9:30 a.m. Oct. 4, handed out orange safety vests, protective gloves and trash bags, and set off like 31 pumpkins with parents riding shotgun.
We split into groups of five, leap-frogging along the side of the road on a beautiful autumn day, picking up trash and petting horses along two of Oldham County’s most picturesque roads.
Property owners appear to keep up with the stuff that lands in their own yards, but right-of-ways and culverts collect more than their fair share of rubbish. About half our bags were filled with bottles and cans, the other half with paper cups and an assortment of unwanted fast food containers. The general pattern that emerged gave us a profile of the trash scoff-laws as selfish, unfit, burger-obsessed, beer guzzlers who appear to enjoy the nice scenery in front of them while spoiling the view for those who follow.
Arm strength of the miscreants seems to be a problem, with the average distance from road edge to trash being only two feet, and beer cans preferred over heavier bottles. Unsaturated fats are the meal of choice, washed down by super-size drinks with large caliber straws.
We suggest a defibrillator placed as strategic intervals along rural highways to cope with the clogged arteries.
The preventive message sent by the forgetfulness induced by this diet isn’t lost on the North Oldham boys, who will think twice before contributing to the trash accumulating beside the beautiful country lanes of Oldham County.
Alan Morel, NOHS boys’ soccer coach
Everyone uses roads, a select few will use airport
To the editor:
I would ask everyone that is reading this letter to go out to their backyard. What do you hear? Nothing but quiet. That is because we live in Oldham County.
Now once the airport is built, that quiet will disappear to be filled with small airplanes flying overhead. There goes the quiet Oldham County that we cherish. Do you really want that? It is not the concern of just one section of our county. But of all of us. Those planes will be all over our county. So it is everyone’s concern. Now I ask you to pay attention to our roads. They are in really bad shape. We don’t have enough money to repair the roads that everyone uses. Only a select few will use the airport.
Airport Board members, listen to the people of Oldham County. We don’t want the airport. I would like to see this concern put to a public vote.
Joan P. Schweitzer, Crestwood