Double standard on coal
The lead story in your April 19 edition was highlighted with a photo of earth-moving equipment moving hills in Garrard County to rebuild Highway 27. It was headed, "Finding a road to success."
Yet your paper constantly treats the same activity done for coal mining — with the exception that coal mine excavation is later reclaimed — as destructive. Why is it that permanently moving a hill and filling a valley in Garrard County to rebuild a highway is a good thing, yet doing the same temporarily in Pike, Perry or Martin counties to uncover coal to create the power that turns your lights on and runs your presses is a bad thing?
Why is enlarging a highway to allow more cars that burn carbon a good thing, while burning carbon to create electric power a bad thing?
Jeff A. Woods
Thanks to corridors groups
Art in Motion appreciated Tom Eblen's column about our art transit shelter program and wanted to acknowledge one additional crucial donor to our projects.
The previous Corridors Committee, under the leadership of David Stevens and the newly created LFUCG Corridors Commission, chaired by council member Cheryl Feigel, has provided grants to two projects: our pilot shelter, Bottlestop on Versailles Road, and the upcoming Bluegrass shelter to be on Newtown Pike across from the Health Department.
The commission has played an important role in obtaining federal and state grants to fund a variety of projects involving trees, landscaping and public art. Members recently voted to fund a wildflower pilot project at a New Circle Road intersection and a temporary art project in conjunction with the World Equestrian Games.
Board member, Art in Motion
Many venues for equestrians
I was washing my windows the old-fashioned way, when I stumbled on a column by a writer who had missed opportunities to explore our numerous horse activities.
For starters, at the Kentucky Horse Park, every week from April through November, there is an activity of some kind. Masterson Station is our area's only public riding facility, hosting shows and allowing riders on the open cross-country course, to use arenas, take a course or just relax and take in the scenery.
Just along U.S. 60 towards Frankfort is Lakeside Arena, hosting events indoors and out all year long. Shakertown boasts 2,000 acres at Pleasant Hill, while Deer Run, Whispering Woods and Hubble Park are an easy drive. Head over to Cave Run or numerous camps in the Daniel Boone National Forest. Just a little research will open up a whole plethora of equine activities and places to explore and indulge one's passion for horses.