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Hats off to talented artist
Recently I enjoyed reading the front page The News-Enterprise story about Collin Batson, Elizabethtown High School senior whose artwork decorates the Elizabethtown Alternative Center. The article mentioned that despite his color blindness, Collin’s artistic gifts have led to his acceptance into the Kentucky School of Art at Spalding University.
Hats off to this gifted young artist and to the teachers who recognized and nurtured his artistic talents.
Arrogance seems to be on the rise. We’ve seen it with the shenanigans of some of our country’s corporate executives, and now it’s hitting closer to home.
Semi-truck drivers tailgate with impunity, knowing if there is an accident, it’s not going to be them who end up in the morgue, but the passengers in the small car they’re tailgating. It’s somewhat ironic the signs posted on interstates show a passenger car tailgating a semi-truck, when it should be the other way around.
We have the arrogance of the Democrats in the state House of Representatives presenting a redistricting plan that clearly is not fair or representative of the state’s voters. They must have been especially displeased with voting in Hardin County to have cut the county into so many pieces.
It seems to me they are the ones always griping “there’s no bi-partisanship,” as if their actions didn’t condone an “all for me and none for you” type of statesmanship. If you have your way all the time and no one else has a say, that’s called a dictatorship.
Not to be left out, there are the decisions of our local governments. Without any input from voters who ultimately pay the bill, they have chosen to establish a sports park and move county offices, all at a great expense to taxpayers. It reeks of arrogance.
What boggles my mind, is why taxpayers — voters — keep re-electing the same people.
Getting back to semi-drivers, maybe the penalties for trucks rear-ending vehicles ought to be made much more stringent.
Oh, I forgot. It’s the lawmakers who have to address that problem. And they’re too busy figuring out how to spend our tax dollars.
I realize not all truck drivers are arrogant and drive with disregard, but penalties should be made to commensurate with their records of driving infractions.
And not all politicians are completely self-centered and wasteful of taxpayer’s money, but voters should wake up and get rid of those who only vote their party line, no matter the consequences.
Hardin County has been done a disservice by the representatives in the state House.