Desperate attempt to slander Comer
I just read the horrible accusations of abuse leveled against Agriculture Commissioner and future governor James Comer. Why now? Comer has been a state representative and our commissioner. Seems like this would have been brought to light long before now in this age of social media.
Until proven differently, I think this is nothing more than a desperate attempt to slander a good man. I wonder who is truly behind this. Is it one of the Republican opponents or a Democratic Party-connected supporter who sees him as a threat and just started the mudslinging early?
Team Comer has run an above-board campaign. Unlike some running for office who are killing a small forest with negative mailers, Comer has been shaking hands, kissing babies, listening and talking to the taxpayers about the issues that worry us all. He has proven himself worthy of our trust and votes.
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Send Massie home
Your headline, "Massie says he's feeling backlash from GOP leaders," indicates Rep. Thomas Massie believes he's the target of retaliation because he voted against John Boehner for speaker of the House. I don't think Boehner cares one way or the other; he won handily, and Massie was one of only 25 votes against him.
The backlash against Massie should be coming from Kentucky, most specifically the 4th Congressional District, for whom he has accomplished exactly nothing.
Massie has been a mix of screw-up and lack of accomplishment since day one. (Don't blame me, I voted for myself). He's always demonstrated an abject lack of understanding and depth as to the issues facing this state and nation. There's no indication he'll change in the short or long term.
Slogans are not a political philosophy, and the 4th District has suffered for Massie's ineptitude. He brings nothing to the table, offers nothing to any of his constituents, individual or group. Business continues to struggle and succeed without any aid from him — and illogically he considers that an asset. Time for that one to go home to Garrison.
Alumni Drive needs real fix
So they are "fixing" Alumni Drive with a design from the University of Kentucky. Too bad they didn't get a traffic engineering major to do the design. Alumni has never been, and with this redesign, never will be able to adequately handle the amount of traffic that uses this corridor.
I would be willing to bet this is the only stadium of this size that is serviced by two-lane access roads.
Alumni should be five lanes wide from Nicholasville Road to Tates Creek Road, the intersection at Nicholasville should be realigned with Dantzler (or better yet, Dantzler should be left turn only with no traffic signal), and please learn from the traffic circle on Wellington/Reynolds Road and make these new ones big enough to handle the traffic.
There is an opportunity to really fix Alumni if only the powers that be were smart enough to see what is needed. But I guess we will have to wait for the next "fix."
More baseball news, please
I eagerly picked up a copy of the May 4 paper, excited to read about the coverage of the All "A" Classic state baseball tournament held in Lexington that weekend.
All I found was one small blurb on page 2 of the sports section.
The coverage of high school baseball is lacking. Lexington is a baseball town when it comes to youth and high school sports.
How many of your readers know that three Lexington high schools — Lexington Christian, Lexington Catholic and Lafayette —are ranked in the top 10 in the state?
Or that three other Central Kentucky schools — Madison Central, Scott County and West Jessamine — are in the top 25?
I know the sheer number of high school baseball games makes it difficult to cover many games, but it would be appreciated if you could provide better coverage of tournaments and high-profile regular season games.
Let all your readers know just how great high school baseball is in Lexington and throughout the commonwealth.
Two ways to death
Changing downtown streets to two-way will only get more bicyclists and those who are in motorized wheelchairs killed. Traffic in Lexington is dangerous enough already
Ronald T. Winkler
We'll get a bang out of that
First words from President Rand Paul after the start of WW III. "They misinterpreted what I said."
Roses for Bertram's capturing the moment
Charles Bertram has done it again. I thought the best 2015 Derby photo was taken in the winner's circle. Bertram captured jockey Victor Espinoza as he sprayed the winner's entourage with a bottle of champagne. All the adults in the group were ducking or otherwise trying to avoid the spray. But Bob Baffert's son, Bode, has his tongue out to catch a few drops of that delicious elixir.
Old horses can't live by carrots alone
The picture of American Pharoah receiving a treat for winning the Kentucky Derby was nice and obviously Pharoah thought the treat very nice. However, compared with the millions his owner, trainers and jockey received, it really is not quite in the same ball park. Wouldn't it be nice if Pharoah received a real slice of the pie (along with all the other horses) and had some Social Security for old age?