To the Editor:
I had written a letter to the editor in regards to the cleanup job Steve Elder and Billy Dallas did on the “nuisance” property at 512 Hilltop Road, Leitchfield. Mr. Elder has blown my words completely out of proportion. I did not question his parenting in any way. He must have felt condemned by the fact he was out working on the lovely day instead of spending time with his children.
I do not have Facebook on my computer, but I have been told there a lot of negative things being said about my letter and me personally. If you feel you must defend his parenting and his family, just go ahead; I am not guilty of what you are saying about me. I have a right to my opinion and to have it printed. If the newspaper wishes to not print my letters , then so be it. If you don’t want to read my letters, then don’t read them. I am sure there are some who enjoy my views being shared with them.
I stand by my comments about the reason for the “cleanup” being done. It was only a ploy to garner votes. From the number of signs Mr. Elder has all over town, he must be really scared his council seat might be warmed by another body in January. That was a City of Leitchfield job to be done by the city workers. The city council has rammed so many unpopular things down the citizens throats in the last two years, now they will have to pay the price for their actions.
Where were their efforts to be a good neighbor and do this clean up when Clayton Miller presented it to the mayor and council in June 2010? It was not important enough then to do anything to help the people who live in that area. I have heard there are snakes galore living and breeding in the undergrowth and other filthy vermin also living inside and outside that house. What if one of these men had been bitten by a snake, or a rat, while they were doing this community service? Would there be workers’ compensation to cover them?
My interest in the Old Brandenburg “high crossing” being closed is because there has not been a study or anything planned for the future. The impact it is going to have on the traffic flow is going to be horrendous. City officials do not have a plan to make it flow as it should. There will be wrecks and possibly someone may in time to come lose his or her life because of the lack of planning. If the council had made the decision after a well-thought-out plan was developed that would be another thing. Time will tell who is right!
If you think I am concerned about not getting on the ballot in November, you are quite mistaken. I am content with attending council meetings and writing my letters to the editor. Oh, by the way, I don’t see any of these who are making all these negative statements about me at the city council meetings. I guess they are just too busy to be bothered with something that has to do with the future of our city. As for me I will always “Have a heart for the City!” Do you?