Bus shelter needed, even a plain one
Just a bus shelter, please.
There is a bus stop at Man o' War and Darby Creek Road. We had a bench there until a few weeks ago. Now it is gone.
This stop serves people in apartment complexes and also an elderly community complex. It is very difficult to stand, sit or wait for a bus without a shelter in the wind, rain, cold and snow, which we have been doing.
I cannot believe so much money goes into "artful shelters" that only some riders will see and appreciate.
I can only say to Yvette Hurt, founder of Art in Motion, that we only want a shelter with maybe one pretty picture, artfully displayed. Young people and we oldsters would appreciate it.
What is interesting about the war on coal, no one involved seems interested in finding a solution.
Everyone knows that in photosynthesis water and carbon dioxide are converted into oxygen as well as formaldehyde, sugar and other molecules.
It is believed that in the upper troposphere oxygen comes from decaying ozone and not from carbon dioxide.
While it seems simple enough to place water and carbon dioxide into a cylinder that can expand its volume by having a piston move to see if it is this type of behavior that allows for gas conversion in our atmosphere, it seems no one has ever tried it.
If such does work, then an economical way to reduce carbon emissions might be possible.
James A. Lindgaard
Thanks for great season
I thank the University of Kentucky basketball team and coaches for an exciting and wonderful season. What unselfish, excellent teamwork they showed all season. It was not unusual to see a player give a hand up to a fallen member of the other side.
I am the mother of 37-year-old twins who are male. Therefore, I always watched the Harrisons with complete attention. They, as did the whole team, showed they had the will, the skill and the heart. Thanks, guys, for a great season. Be proud, because we are proud of you.
Waiting for Cal's elixir
A loss in the Final Four, but it's all good. In June Coach John Calipari will get to experience another "greatest day in the history of Kentucky basketball." Isn't that what really matters?
Even Lexington's sportswriters, who never met a bandwagon they wouldn't jump on, have become converts.
One of the Herald-Leader's more innovative wags even suggested that a successful NBA career be factored into a University of Kentucky player's worthiness of having his jersey hung in Rupp Arena. Goodbye, Unforgettables. Hello, Enes Kanter.
But enough levity.
The more fanatical, hard-core fans will forever live with the angst that accompanies another "what might have been." The mourning period will be shorter for the majority of the Big Blue Nation, who should not be confused with the cast extras from The Walking Dead.
But toward the end of summer, or about four games into football season, BBN will look with joyous anticipation to the return of Dr. Calipari's Travelin' Medicine Show.
His elixir will contain some new ingredients but taste the same. Let's hope one of the side effects is amnesia. Please read the fine print before plunking down your dollar, especially the part that says, "expires April 1."
Heroin law a winner
The Kentucky legislature passed, with nearly unanimous, bipartisan support, heroin legislation that will undoubtedly save lives and address the stigma of addiction.
Kentucky faces the third-highest drug overdose mortality rate in the nation, as nearly 1,000 Kentuckians die from an overdose annually.
However, lawmakers did the right thing when they passed Senate Bill 192, legislation that increases access to the life-saving medication naloxone for first responders and pharmacists, and implements no-charge Good Samaritan protections to remove barriers to bystanders calling 911 in case of an overdose.
Kentucky now becomes the 25th state with both increased naloxone access and Good Samaritan legislation in place. These measures together will ensure that those suffering from an overdose get help quickly with access to medication that can save lives when every second counts.
Our anti-addiction organization praises Kentucky lawmakers for their decision to pass this critical legislation and for proving that when it comes to saving lives, they could put politics aside and do the right thing. They also proved that they have hearts big enough to allow for second chances.
Founder and CEO, ShatterproofNew York City