Cards reap bitter harvest, should have known better
In reference to Mark Story's column about the University of Louisville basketball sex scandal: A fan base that tolerates the retention of Coach Rick Pitino and hiring of Bobby Petrino has no shame and will abide this. The University of Kentucky didn't abide Eddie Sutton, Billy Gillespie or Hal Mumme on less "character" problems.
How to explain these hires other than the university taking a laissez faire approach, though recent problems of a divisive board and President Jim Ramsey working it for obscene wealth raises culture issues at U of L.
Why a parent would entrust their child to the "Twin P exploiters" continues to baffle me.
Unless Petrino is directly tied to this, he will survive. Regardless of his record against UK, Pitino knows how to go deep in the tourney.
Anyone else think Pitino's "ashen face" was an act? He had known about this for over a month and attempted to control the investigation. His face of despair was likely over his own career not the good of the university's reputation.
The Cardinals are reaping the bitter harvest of their accommodation of these men and it casts a dark cloud on the entire university from the minor sports to the administration to the core mission of its academic programs.
Visit Kentucky's beautiful mountains
Wow. Such a wonderful and informative Oct. 11 article, "Cozy getaway high in the Smokies." I'm really being sarcastic. I live in southeastern Kentucky, in Harlan County, and it really sticks in my craw when I read something like this. With the beautiful mountains we have here (yes, we do have a few left) I really cannot understand how the Herald-Leader can actually promote the mountains of Tennessee and North Carolina.
Within this past month I was privileged to visit some of the most beautiful rental log cabins in our mountains at Putney. These cabins are second to none, anywhere in any state. With as much beauty as God has blessed the southeastern end of Kentucky, it's just unfathomable why anyone would want to support the economy in other states.
No we don't have an ocean to splash in, but neither do the Smokies. The mountains are painting themselves proud with all beautiful colors from God's palette. Come and enjoy. See the trees, bears, elk and wild turkey.
Caution urged when challenging God
Joel Pett's cartoon of Wilmore's water tower reminds me of another lightning rod.
My father, an electrical engineer, identified it in the Bible account where Elijah challenged the prophets of Baal on Mount Carmel. My father saw how Elijah created a lightning rod on the top of Mount Carmel when he built his altar with stone, wood, a sacrificed ox and then dug a trench around it.
Water was then poured on the altar until it filled up the trench. This combination created a lightning rod, With a cloudless sky, Elijah prayed and the fire of the Lord fell, consuming the burnt offering, wood, stones, dust and even licking up the water, Elijah proved who was God,
So what is the truth? Our U.S. Constitution says "freedom of religion" not freedom from religion. Whether we chose to believe that God is real or not, the truth is: He has proven his existence over and over as with Elijah's challenge to the priests of Baal. Be careful who you challenge.
Wilmore cross and 'letters' of the law
I would like to offer the city of Wilmore an out-of-the-box solution to its water tower controversy. We really have to look no farther than Northern Kentucky to see how the city of Florence, Y'all, solved a similar hydrologic problem. Wilmore, just erect a similarly sized "Wa" to the left of the cross, and an "er" to its right.
While seemingly unwieldy, I believe this solution will be cheaper than the legal bills incurred otherwise. This advice is free. It would be payment enough to see my dream become reality.
Support UK-Lexington art museum
This is in response to the Oct. 15 column regarding the need for a first-class art museum in downtown Lexington. The idea of a joint University of Kentucky/Lexington art museum is not only a good idea, it is a brilliant concept that needs elaboration and exploration.
During my term as a council member, there was quiet discussion about such a possibility, and there is interest still. The current UK museum is a treasure; too bad that it is all but inaccessible to Lexingtonians and visitors to our city. Lexington and UK deservesan art museum with a permanent collection and exhibitions rivaling the cities with which we compete for credibility.
But it is not adequate to renovate an old warehouse or deserted building to house such an entity. Rather the building itself must be the same artistic and architectural signature which the collection itself represents. A good first step is for the mayor and UK to appoint a joint study committee to start an active discussion and projection.
I am convinced that there is enough support in Lexington and through the broad reaches of UK to make this happen.
Glad Rosemond prevailed over board
I was quite pleased to read that a federal court had dismissed the suit brought against John Rosemond by the Kentucky Psychology Board. It is unfortunate that, in its misguided zeal, the board chose to go after an individual who provides a valuable service to readers of the Herald-Leader.
It is equally unfortunate that the board chose to spend taxpayer dollars in its futile and frivolous attempt to deprive Rosemond of his right to free speech. The Institute for Justice recognized the suit for what it was, chose to support Rosemond in his fight and prevailed. A happy ending all around.
Now if the board would only return the money it wasted.
Carole A. Boyd
Land of Trump wealthy and white?
What happens if Donald Trump wins the presidency and succeeds in ridding our country of immigrants? Who will be next on the Republicans' list of undesirables to deport: homosexuals, Muslims, atheists, Catholics, African-Americans? When does Trump cease his deportation fetish (and the roadblocks put up by Congress)? When there isn't anyone left but white wealthy folks who think like Trump.
Norman E. Goldie Jr.