Letters to the Editor

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They came

to the rescue

To the Editor:

This is in regard to the storm of April 2.

The residents of Emily Apartments on Brighton Park Blvd. commend the Frankfort firefighters, EMTs and Electric and Water Plant Board employees for their quick response to our needs.

We have residents who are on oxygen and other medical problems, and they were very attentive to our needs. They went above and beyond the call of duty.

These guys were very much our angels in disguise.

Dianna Yokley

Manager Emily Apartments

Frankfort

Too liberal

opinion page

To the Editor:

After reading the articles printed Monday, April 24, it is apparent that your opinion page couldnt be any more anti-conservative, anti-Bush and anti-Fletcher. My guess is that your opinion editor is a liberal Democrat.

I always assumed real newspapers are supposed to be unbiased. I guess I was wrong. Wouldnt it be fair to choose Associated Press articles that present both sides of the political spectrum? It seems your newspaper is tolerant only of opinions that reflect liberal ideologies. Telling half the story is no better than a lie. It is irresponsible not to give equal time to articles with conservative viewpoints.

Tonya Jones Hammons

Frankfort

Front page

free ad

To the Editor:

As former owners of Illusions on Broadway, we were shocked to see the free advertising on the front page of The State Journal April 25 given to Nitro in downtown Frankfort by Glenna Fletcher, first lady. Not only was she choosing a Derby hat for herself, but also hats for the Celebration of Hope fashion show.

The new owner of Illusions, Donna Bobbitt, is herself a breast cancer survivor and has contributed to fund-raising benefits on behalf of breast cancer survivors. Bobbitt also sells unique Derby hats, a tradition Illusions began several years prior to Nitro carrying unusual hats. Bobbitt not only sells hats, turbans and hair goods to cancer survivors, but also has worked extensively with customers who have experienced hair loss due to chemotherapy, often with minimal or no remuneration.

To provide selectively free front page advertising over other small businesses that likewise sell similar merchandize is unfair and discriminatory.

Georgia Lutcavist

Sharon Williams

Frankfort

Home cookin

at home

To the editor:

Like the writer of the letter published April 30, I, too, enjoy the opportunity for a good, old-fashioned meal every now and then. I never have to leave Frankfort/Franklin County to find such because we already have many options already available to us, which is even better given todays gas prices.

Adelias, Brandos, Gibbys, Jims Seafood, Marshalls Backstretch Diner, The Office Pub and Deli, and The Forks at Elkhorn Creek offer variety and good food and hometown hospitality. If I want to have something a little out of the ordinary there are numerous Mexican establishments that provide a wide selection of choices with La Chiquita and La Fiesta Grande being my personal favorites. Additionally, Thai Smile and Nemas allow me to experience some international home cookin that satisfy my cravings for something a little different.

Im sure Ive left out other local establishments that serve good food.

I just wanted to take this opportunity to remind the letter writer and others that we already have excellent restaurant choices right here in Frankfort. By patronizing these hard-working hometown folks, we can support our local economy instead of importing national chain restaurants that send their profits outside of Franklin County and Kentucky.

Gae Broadwater

Frankfort

Not the

whole story

To the Editor:

As a Western Kentucky University alumnus, imagine my dismay while reading the April 24 headline that fire had damaged a classroom building on WKUs campus. To my greater dismay, imagine reading the content of the article only to find the classroom building was not identified.

Forced to seek out another media source that would provide the buildings name, information vital to the story, I soon learned that Cherry Hall, the building where most of my classroom experiences took place, had been the target of suspected arson.

Vetting AP articles of extraneous information is a routine editorial exercise performed daily. Regarding this story, perhaps the daily exercise needed less might behind the eraser and a more watchful eye.

Sherry Sebastian

Frankfort

Tattered flags

downtown

To the Editor:

The new construction projects in our downtown area are most exciting. The Paul Sawyier Library building is soon going to become one of our most beautiful public buildings. The brickwork will surely get an award. Attention to interior art and stained glass will be magnificent. A very short distance away, First United Methodist Church is presently undergoing a multi-million dollar addition to its historic properties. This building, too, will be a wonderful architectural addition to the streetscape of the city. The pride these two organizations take in their construction projects and the unique opportunity to do something significant is evident. I am hopeful that those involved with the proposed city building will be mindful of the lasting impact public buildings have on the community. Now is the time to be sure this is a positive impact.

The pride in our community is not as evident when one travels down Main Street. Tattered, torn and dirty American flags hang from the new streetlights. Why are these left up for months on end? Would not the flags be more beautiful and have more attention drawn to them, if they were displayed on patriotic holidays? Nearby cities larger and smaller than ours have charming seasonal banners proudly displayed from lampposts. Why should the capital city, host to thousands of visitors, not welcome folks with artistic banners and save the flags for more appropriate times?

By the way, why do we not have large containers of flowers along the downtown streets? Surely some garden clubs, private donations and the city could fund and coordinate this project. Is watering by parks and recreation a possibility? Again, other cities do this, why not the historic capital of our commonwealth?

Roy Nance

Frankfort

Appalled

at food cost

To the Editor:

I was appalled when I read in the Sunday State Journal that Kentucky was going to spend $68,000 on the food for a Derby dinner for guests of the Cabinet for Economic Development.

I like good food as much as the next person, but even if theyre feeding 1,000 people, which I doubt, that works out to $68.00 a head just for the food. At a restaurant, that dinner would cost over $200 per person. I spent eight years cooking at the Governors Mansion and if any of us had proposed spending that much money on food for one dinner, wed have been ridden out on a rail, and rightly so.

I guess theres no need for austerity now that weve run up the states spending so much. And why buy Kentucky-raised beef when you can spend $100 a pound on Kobe filet mignon? Weve certainly got our priorities right when wining and dining over-indulged corporate executives takes precedenceover addressing the needs of ordinary Kentuckians who are struggling to put gas in the tank and paythe medical bills.

Donna S. Hecker

Frankfort

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