Letters to the editor: troubled by chrome British football helmets
I am a graduate student at the University of Kentucky and am appalled by Ike Lawrence’s recent opinion piece in the Herald-Leader, “ADUs will bring traffic and noise to Lexington neighborhoods.” From reading her article, it only got worse. For example, he continually compared the Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) to State Street, as if people in ADUs were going to burn sofas and revolt after big games; a connotation given with State Street. It couldn’t be further from the truth. Plus, he seemed so worried about an influx of cars, but how would the car situation be any different than if your mom lived with you inside your main house versus an ADU? Also, when families with multiple teenagers live together and each teenager has a car, there are of course multiple cars per household and the likelihood of someone objecting to any of these situations is minimal.
Mr. Lawrence is trying to make his bogus arguments and it just sounds horrible and downright elitist. There is little justification for his claims, which are out of touch with reality.
Lauren Roach, Lexington
A recent letter writer is absolutely correct that the COVID vaccine disbursement community is obsessed with IT solutions. I would add people with limited English to the most ignored groups. Agencies can handle a lot more people quickly by computer than by phone, but that’s just not enough, especially since we want everyone to be vaccinated.
A related problem is that the heavy reliance on computers and Internet access to government agencies and processes as well as insurance and banking is also a growing problem for these same people.
Anita Privett, Lexington
Bravo to the red corn
I commend Fayette County Commonwealth Attorney Lou Anna Red Corn for her handling of a recent lawsuit involving the death of a child.
It was a high profile case with extensive media coverage. This was a weak case with a substantial chance of acquittal and the defendant was well represented.
Realizing all of this, she tried herself rather than having an assistant criticized.
Paul F. Guthrie, lawyer, Lexington
How embarrassing. The University of Kentucky is featured on “College GameDay” against Georgia and the UK uses a chrome helmet. You couldn’t even see the UK on the helmets. It’s not like Kentucky has a big presence in football, but when they are, coach Mark Stoops doesn’t use BLUE or WHITE helmets. You know, like the fight song for the UK. Blue and white. For years, Stoops tried to change the school colors to gray, black, silver and chrome. He even wears a gray hat to every game. Which give? Is this part of his contract with K-Roger? Someone needs to get Stoops to understand that Kentucky is and always will be blue and white. Did he never hear the crowd during the match? One side says BLUE. The other side says WHITE. Probably because he’s too busy arguing with the referees. He’s taken the team to a new level during his years as a coach, but that’s all he needs to do. Do not change the colors of the school. Leave that to Kroger. I’m sure they’ll get their hands on that too. Blue, White, Kroger.
Greg Taylor, Frédéric, Colorado
I was deeply offended by Joel Pett’s cartoon in the Herald-Leader of October 20 after the death of General Colin Powell. I had the honor of serving on the Joint Chiefs of Staff from 1989 to 1993, during General Powell’s tenure as chairman. Mr. Pett’s inability to differentiate between General Powell’s service in the armed forces during the Persian Gulf War and his service as Secretary of State during the Iraq War indicates an abysmal lack of historical insight. Mr. Pett owes his readers an apology for his insensitivity to the death of a great American.
James W. Holsinger Jr., Retired Major General US Army Reserve, Lexington
Take care of all
There were numerous deaths in Lexington in October. They appeared at the University of Kentucky, downtown and around. I believe it is time to ask how many of these unfortunate deaths are due to COVID-19 and its consequences. Take care of ourselves and others.
Michael Noga, Lexington