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No respect for parking rights
We in Hardin County are generally more fortunate than those who live in larger cities. For the most part our residents are somewhat considerate of our less fortunate neighbors and those who need a little extra help. This is one of the reasons our community is a great place to live and work.
However, when large corporations refuse to obey our state laws, it is time to speak out and remind them that they are guests in our community and are not only expected but required to obey our laws.
On several occasions I have stopped at a restaurant and, to my amazement, I continue to find their supply truck occupying all of the handicapped parking spaces. Not only is this inconsiderate of those who spend money in the establishment, it is down right rude and a violation of state law.
We live in a community where many of our residents are military retirees and a good many of them are disabled due to service to our nation.
I believe that most of us who live in this community would rather see a disabled person given the courtesy and respect that the law intended due to his or her handicapped conditions, rather than a delivery driver take away the rights of that disabled person by violating state law.
On July 11 I brought this violation to the attention of the restaurant manager, she like the delivery driver chose to ignore the incident.
I for one, will call the police every time I find this delivery truck blocking handicapped parking spaces and I encourage all of my neighbors to do the same.
Shirking its duty
I think most readers would agree that Congress has a lot to be desired — and that is putting it nicely. In most circumstances when a group does nothing, they get fired. Congress has failed the American people miserably again.
Now this do-nothing Congress is preparing to take its four-week vacation without taking action on rising gas prices. This really ticks me off. Gas prices continue to rise making it harder and harder for the American people to survive yet Congress does nothing. And now they want to go on vacation.
President Bush recently issued an executive order for offshore drilling but this sleeping Congress hasn’t taken action to lift the ban that should have been lifted five years ago that prohibits more drilling.
Radcliff Fair coverage superb
Being a native of Hardin County and attending Hardin County Community Fairs for many years, including when it was on U.S. 62 where Southern States and surrounding properties are; I was delighted to see the excellent coverage of this year’s fair.
The photographs taken by Neal Cardin and Jill Puckett were excellent and to see them in color on full-page stories was outstanding. The coverage of what happened and what was going to happen each day was superb. Hopefully, those who didn’t attend this year made a mental note of something to do next July.
I know I probably speak for many Hardin Countians and the Fair Board when I say thank you for helping support the Hardin County Fair.