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Aug. 1, 2014: Our readers write

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Randy Acton, Mike Woosley

McConnell is advocate for Knox

Alison Lundergan Grimes’ claim that Mitch McConnell hasn’t fought for Fort Knox could not be further from the truth. All of the improvements to Fort Knox and the surrounding community have been a result of advocacy by Sen. McConnell and our Congressional delegation. He has repeatedly used his influence to secure money for Fort Knox and bring new military units here.

When Fort Knox was slated for cuts during the most recent round of base closures in 2005, McConnell intervened and the post instead received major gains, including Human Resources Command and Cadet Command. Since then, our region has been among the fastest growing in the country and has had the top income growth.

More recently, McConnell successfully urged the Army to relocate the LDAC and LTC training courses to Fort Knox, bringing thousands more cadets and their families here every year.

These successes are now in jeopardy because President Barack Obama is cutting our military to the bone. Grimes has declared her support for Obama and he needs her vote to continue implementing his harmful policies.

Instead, we should send Sen. McConnell back to Washington to continue fighting for Fort Knox, hopefully as the majority leader where he would have the ability to set the agenda in the Senate.

If we were to lose his influential position, we would lose our most powerful advocate for Fort Knox. His active leadership has been essential for this community.

Randy Acton

Elizabethtown

Ignorance results in collisions

There have been way too many auto crashes lately. Many I am sure are truly unpreventable but in the same breath many are from sheer ignorance. It is unbelievable how many people choose to text and drive, talk on the phone and drive, etc. Statistics prove these contribute to many traffic deaths.

Another area of concern is the ignorance in regards to what flashing yellow and red traffic lights mean. If you are confronted with a flashing red light, you stop and yield to those with a flashing yellow light. It is not about you go then I go.

It’s about understanding basic traffic light rules. There are a lot of ignorant drivers in Radcliff as evidenced by their expectations of traffic flow at Wilson and Elm roads, particularly during the previously mentioned flashing light situation.

Long story short, there are many of you who do not deserve to sit behind the wheel of a potential crash waiting to happen. Please use a taxi.

Mike Woosley

Radcliff