My driveway, yard not public access
I live in Masterson Station on what was a dead-end street.
Being the last house, everyone — citizens, workers with trucks, and trailers carrying heavy equipment turned around there. I bought two orange cones to place at the end of my driveway.
The street is no longer a dead end and I tried not placing the cones in my driveway when I left. I returned to muddy tire tracks. Black tire tracks stain my new concrete and will cause it to deteriorate before it's time.
Never miss a local story.
Additionally, a utility buried cable in my yard and cut the wire buried for my robotic lawn mower. I paid to have it spliced and re-buried. Later, my Lawnbott was dead again. Kentucky Utilities had installed a lamppost on the edge of my property and the auger cut the wire again. I know they saw it because it is sticking up next to the curb. No prior notice of installation was given so I didn't have a chance to place an orange flag I bought for this purpose, nor did anyone knock on my door.
Now, I pay to reconnect and move the wire.
Honor Berea founder
Although I do not think purging history or historical symbols is a good idea, if the Jefferson Davis statue is to be replaced, it should be with one of John Gregg Fee, (1816-1901) born in Bracken County.
He founded Berea College as a coeducational and integrated educational institution before the Civil War, in 1855. He worked with the former slaves at Camp Nelson and devoted his life to racial equality.
Fee is a Kentuckian who should rank with the other statues in the Rotunda. And there is an added benefit, since the commission to create the new statue can go to a black sculptor.
Long live the South
The article, "Public opinion sought on Davis statue," is a disgrace.
A major problem in our country is the use of hyphenations and religious affiliations. If you are a citizen of the United States then you are an American.
Recent comments by senators Mitch McConnell and Rand Paul regarding the removal of Confederate flags and taking down the statue of Jefferson Davis reveal the two transplants have no true knowledge of history.
Davis and President Abraham Lincoln, were born in Kentucky but used different states as avenues to their political careers. However, Davis chose the customs and cultures of the non-northern states and joined Robert E. Lee to uphold state's rights.
Just as the Civil War was not about slavery, the current uproar over the flags is the new guise for the money lenders to disrupt the U.S. to achieve their one-world order and one religion.
The media may want to go back to the Wilson administration to refresh themselves, when Congress sold our country's economic and physical security to the private owners of the Federal Reserve System.
Southern customs and culture will not die or fade away.
Billy Ray Wilson
Away with guns, flag
Yes, the Confederate flag should have been abolished long ago. Complacency, hypocrisy and ignorance keep that Dixie flag flying.
Until we stop electing greedy racists, bigots and National Rifle Association protectors to public offices, today's style of racism, bigotry, capitalism and violence will continue killing America.
Many NRA-duped Americans believe that guns are more sacred than life. The NRA and sly politicians exploit the blurring of racism, bigotry, hate and violence to safeguard the NRA's survival.
Racism, bigotry, guns, greed, the NRA and the Confederate flag — all must go. The unity felt on Charleston's Ravenel Bridge feels good, but fades fast unless we, as a nation, take effective actions to end the horrific violence now threatening the very survival of America.
Are we going to hell?
I have a question: Are we all going to go to hell? Growing up I was taught the Bible. All your rules to live by, right?
I have two family members who are gay. I am not against gay marriage in any way. All people have their rights.
For awhile I would catch myself hating gays, due to a couple of people who acted bad who were gay. Then I would step back and think about my sister and her spouse. What weighs heavy on my mind is whether we are turning our backs on God. I don't know. I love my God and love gay marriage.
I feel if you're married in the eyes of God it's OK. I don't believe you have a right to sue anyone for not wanting to marry same-sex couples. They have their rights too. I guess if I go to hell for how I feel I won't be alone. We aren't to judge, so I am blessing June 26. We have come a long way. Many more miles to go.
Lisa J. Johnson
A lot of dam rocks
The caption on a photo of Lake Herrington (June 18) made this statement: "It (the lake) was created by the famous Dix Dam, which was the world's largest earth-filled dam when it was built in 1923."
Actually, the dam was (and is) rock-filled, not earth-filled. An engineer's sketch of a cross-section of the dam shows a base of loose rock faced with hand-packed masonry and poured concrete.
The loose rock was placed in the Dix River bed by dynamiting the adjoining limestone cliffs. Legend has it that at least one worker was buried alive when he failed to heed a blast warning. This could not be verified.
Also, the official name of the dam's impoundment is Lake Herrington, not Herrington Lake. This was verified by Ed Van Hook, former public relations official for Kentucky Utilities.