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Obey traffic laws
I read with interest Glen Meyers statement in The Sentinel-News(“Do we need more traffic signals on the bypass?,” Sept. 26), regarding more lights on the bypass and one at Smithfield-Harrington Mill Roads. I have lived on Smithfield Road for 32 years, and the roads from the fairgrounds to the bypass have increased in congestion in the past 10 years with subdivisions and two schools being built.
Many accidents have occurred at Sanford Lane/Smithfield Road, and almost daily fire engines, ambulances and patrol cars are going out the road. In the past several months, traffic has begun to increase again after a decrease when the bypass was new.
I agree with Mr. Meyers that something needs to be done. However more stop signs and traffic lights, in my opinion, are not the answer.
There are speed signs, 35-45 mph, which means to some folk you can drive 45-55 mpg. I retrieve my mail and mow my yard with caution because of speeders.
Main and Washington streets, “Shelbyville Speedways,” have speed signs and traffic lights, 25 and 35 mpg, which means nothing to many people. I have also observed with interest at Kroger, when seven out of 10 cars fail to come to a complete stop at their crosswalk stop signs.
Ignoring the law, being in a hurry, not really interested, using cell phones or whatever reason is chosen to ignore the rules, can or will result in any injury, property damage or fatality. What can we expect if we do not care!
My solution” Be mindful of others, leave a few minutes earlier, obey the rules and treat others as you want to be treated. The life kept from injury or saved could be yours or someone you love.
Eleanor R. Warford
Great event at library
One of the many blessings in living in Shelby County is the fine public service of the Shelby County Public Library.
On the evening of Oct. 18, the library held a public session with three award-winning Kentucky mystery writers – Kirby Gann, Abigail Keam and Will Lavender. The three authors had the opportunity to talk about their works and careers and answer questions from the audience. Their comments were entertaining, informative and free.
Anyone who has ever enjoyed a delicious mystery or appreciates the written word would have loved it. Kudos to the library for an excellent evening. More community participation is encouraged at such library events.
Herb Riddle remembered
I want to thank personally whoever made the decision to publish the article for Mr. Herbert Riddle (“One man’s story of life and fate,” My Word, Oct. 10). As you know, Mr. Riddle is a veteran from Shelby County and is in a nursing home, 85 years old. You made his day. When he received his paper with the article in it, he was so happy.
I had nothing to do with the article but to give it my best to see him smile and try to have the feelings in his heart published of 60 years ago. He just felt he was lucky to be alive. He served our country well and deserved what was written, as all of our veterans deserve.
Once again thank you for giving Mr. Riddle the time and space in our local paper to publish his heart.
I do not know who was responsible for seeing this was published but I do want to thank, Sharon Warner, to whom I came in the beginning, for listening and taking time to see that it got to the proper person.