Not so fine when taxes support arts
If the arts are so great for everyone, why are they not supported by everyone?
Government should not be in the business of supporting the arts, but of providing basic services to taxpayers and citizens.
The writer of a recent letter about the city supporting the Lexington Art League needs to start a fund drive and leave taxpayers out of it.
Government money needs to be spent on more police, street and road repairs and basic services. These "give me" groups need to start supporting themselves or shut down.
Call that justice?
Let me get this straight. Those 800-plus persons receiving Social Security disability initially had their payments suspended without judicable proof that they intentionally participated in the alleged fraud by attorney Eric Conn, Judge David Daugherty and the four named medical doctors.
While it may be proven at some point that some recipients participated, those who did not could lose their entitlement while the investigation continues and will have to reapply.
Is this not one of the worst examples of government overreach by a decision-making process I refer to as lowest common denominator? Is this not being guilty before being proved innocent?
Robert M. Atkinson
I received a letter today that was mailed from Phoenix four days ago.
That rider and his horse must be really tired. Grrrrr.
Don't park in bike lanes
I have observed at least five vehicles parked in the bike lane on Euclid Avenue in the last two weeks. I've seen both privately owned cars and delivery trucks parked in the bike lane.
This morning, I encountered a UPS delivery van parked in the bike lane, while its driver delivered packages to South Central Bank, whose parking lot is large enough to accommodate such a truck.
Parking in the bike lane defeats the purpose of such a designation. It raises questions about the validity of Lexington's bike-friendly status. Are we a bike-friendly city if drivers continue to disregard bike laws and put bikers' safety at risk?
Parents must step up
I have read the June 5 article, "Teacher speaks about problems at Bryan Station."
Perhaps more dollars will help to some extent, if more dollars can hire better teachers. But dollars and teachers are only a start.
Bryan Station should hold a PTA meeting at which parents would be told, "The most essential resource that will help your child to reach his or her full potential is your child's desire and determination to learn. Encourage your children to learn."