Seize car from multiple DUI driver
Odilon Paz-Salvador, the drunken driver charged with killing cyclist Mark Hinkel was an unlicensed repeat offender. Kentucky's forfeiture statute allows the police to seize and sell cars used in the commission of drug offenses.
Why not amend the statute to apply to persons convicted of the second offense DUI or driving on a suspended license?
A number of states, including Ohio, have laws that permit the confiscation and eventual sale of a repeat offender's car. It's worth considering; if you could lose your car for driving drunk you might not get behind the wheel.
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William H. Fortune
Thanks, Dr. Holloway
With the passing of Dr. James B. Holloway, all of us who have enjoyed the Kentucky Horse Park, the Rolex and the World Equestrian Championships owe him the credit for helping with the initial development of our equestrian park.
He was primarily responsible for convincing Gov. Julian Carroll to pursue getting the 1978 World Championships event held at the Horse Park.
His organization, Equestrian Events Inc., with energetic and knowledgeable board members, ran the championships with success. Sacrificing his surgical practice for those organizing years was a labor of love for him to host the first four-star event ever held in the U.S.
Choosing sun over coal
I am proud to say that I have joined the war on coal. We have installed solar panels on our roof, which will use sunlight to generate most, if not all, of the power we need in our house.
Coal, the great polluter, will be needed less and less as sun and wind power grow in popularity.
Some say we will be generating 50 percent of our electrical power from renewable resources by 2050. Coal must be replaced in order to save our air and water, plus the lungs of those who mine for it.
Day of reckoning
Friday, June 26, 2015 is a date that will live in infamy. No doubt a happy, joyful day for the homosexual community.
The Supreme Court's decision to legalize gay marriage in all 50 states and the president lighting up the White House in rainbow colors to celebrate must have made every LGBT individual in America feel proud of what they had accomplished.
I hate to rain on their gay-pride parade but truthfully, according to Jesus Christ, nothing has changed. He has created us, male and female, to become one flesh; even the animals do not change the laws of nature and of nature of God. Jesus does not, and never will, recognize marriages between anyone or anything other than the way he made us to be joined — and that is male and female.
So celebrate with all your might, because the good news is Jesus Christ is coming soon to take all of those who are watching for him. One of the signs that is written about his return is that it will be like Sodom on Earth.
Unfair to Davis
To the prominent Kentucky officials who want to remove the Jefferson Davis statue from the Frankfort Rotunda: Why only him?
Why not also remove the statue of Henry Clay? He had slaves.
Jesse Wayne Barker
A ballerina's dream
We talk about sports and movies all the time, why not change it up? Why not talk about some who individuals who we can look up to and aspire to be?
I think Misty Copeland, the American Ballet Theatre's first female black principal dancer, is a great role model. She didn't give up and she knows where she came from. She is a born winner.
Mack Hurt Jr.