Feb. 12, 2013: Our readers write

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Some roads matter more than others

After reading your editorial “Roads matter in Hardin County” in the Jan. 23 issue of The News-Enterprise, I felt compelled to respond.

It was obvious to me you haven’t traveled Middle Creek Road. This road begins at Valley Creek Road and ends at the LaRue County line. It is approximately 5 to 6 miles in length.

The top layer of the road has worn through to the next layer in many places. There are a couple of short patches to cover up potholes.

A lot of traffic from LaRue County travels this road because it’s a shortcut to Elizabethtown. The zoning people tell us this is the eighth most dangerous road in Hardin County but nothing is ever done to change that rating.

I realize changes at Fort Knox have put a lot of pressure on our local road network. When I talked to my magistrate, he was quick to tell me there is no money.

At the same time, Judge-Executive Harry Berry says we have a surplus and adds money to the county’s rainy day fund.

If someone from your staff would take a trip out Middle Creek Road, I believe your article would change to “Some roads matter in Hardin County.”

If my magistrate or Judge Berry had to travel Middle Creek Road every day, I’m sure the road’s condition would change for the better.

George Williams

Hardin County